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Kody Garland first confirmed Garry Rogers Motorsport driver

Kody Garland has become the first confirmed Garry Rogers Motorsport driver for the 2023 TCR Australia series season.

The 22-year-old will switch from racing a Renault last year, finishing 19th overall, to a Peugeot 308TCR this year.

“It was great last year to have James Moffat on the other side of the Renault garage as a benchmark for me,” said Garland.

“Given the tight set-up window of the Renault it was good to compare against Moffat and match his pace throughout the year.

“GRM has enjoyed great success in the Peugeots over the last few years and the team has an intrinsic understanding of how the 308 operates, so I’m really excited to get behind the wheel and prove myself as a regular contender for the win.

“It will take a bit of getting used to, but fortunately I got to drive the Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR quite recently at the GRM Combine so I have a bit of a head start on what the paddle shift feels like. The Peugeot also has a smaller wheelbase than the Renault, so I’m expecting it to be a bit nimbler.

“I’m looking forward to our pre-season test where I’ll be able to get some valuable laps behind the wheel and get a solid understanding of the Peugeot’s unique aspects ahead of the season opener at Race Tasmania.

“I’d like to really thank Valvoline and MTA NSW for their continued support into the new year, I couldn’t ask for better brands to have backing me.”