Nathan Herne denied dispensation for Bathurst 1000 with GRM

Nathan Herne has not been granted a Superlicence dispensation for his wild card entry with Garry Rogers Motorsport for the 2020 Supercars Championship Bathurst 1000 race.

“In considering the circumstances and the driver’s experience, as well as the fact that this dispensation is being requested for one of the most challenging motorsport events and venues in the world, Motorsport Australia has decided not to provide a dispensation to Nathan Herne,” said Motorsport Australia CEO Eugene Arocca.

“Motorsport Australia has consulted with the Supercars Commission who are aligned with this decision, given the nature of the event and the location in question.

“Nathan has also yet to compete in any Supercars event, and has no Super2 or Super3 experience, so consideration of the risks of stepping straight into a Supercar at the top level at Bathurst was a part of our decision making process.

“The Superlicence requirement was introduced in 2016 by Motorsport Australia and is intended to maintain the highest safety and driving standards across the sport.”

The Supercars Championship organisation issued the following statement today on the decision:

“Supercars welcome Garry Rogers Motorsport intended return to Supercars and fully support GRM entering a wildcard into this year’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.”

“We also support the position that drivers must hold a Superlicense, which is issued by Motorsport Australia.”