Garry Rogers Motorsport confirm Supercars exit
Garry Rogers Motorsport will exit the Supercars Championship at the end of the current season.
“We won’t be renewing our franchises,” said Rogers.
“It’s probably been thought about, people have wondered what we’re doing, what we weren’t doing … I just want everyone to know where we’re going.”
The future of the team in the championship has been in doubt since its title sponsor Boost Mobile made it clear it would leave if a control upright was not introduced for 2020.
“I went to Supercars and requested an extension of a week or two to perhaps put a business plan together where we would stay in the Supercar business but they rejected that,” said Rogers.
“Supercars have tried, without success, to curtail the costs. They have not done a good job of that and certainly we as a team cannot afford to keep doing it the way the rules are currently structured so we just had to decide what we were going to do.”
The team will continue their other programmes, including the TCR Australia series.
“We’re in business, and probably our business might even grow more, I don’t know what we’ll do other than the fact that we’ve got the TCR program, we’ve got the S5000s,” said Rogers.
“What else we do I don’t know, but I’ll bet you London to a brick the phone won’t stop ringing here and the work won’t stop coming.”
Garry Rogers Motorsport entered the Supercars Championship in 1996 and has brought forward many talents like Steven Richards, Garth Tander, Jamie Whincup and most recently Scott McLaughlin.