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oldtimer
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Posted - 18 Nov 2019 :  12:01:28  Show Profile Send oldtimer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Mr Adderton has done Australian Motor Sport a big favour (a Boost even) by, effectively, pushing GRM out of Supercars.

Let's face it. GRM were recently, at best, a mid level team in a very restricted Supercar Racing Circus.

As a result of this, GRM are expanding their TCR involvement with a brace of Peugeot and possibly a third but seeking five, five Alfas and the current two Renaults and a third coming.

GRM is redesigning the front end of the Renaults and making parts for world wide homologation of the updated version, with new engine, lighter panels. Renault Australia is backing them too, although factory teams are not allowed. They are already competitive and need a bit of reliability.

GRM are not planning on racing all the cars out of their own workshop, but in partnership/assisting role with teams such a ASM.

See https://autoaction.com.au/ for multiple reports.

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GRM are a good operator, their Volvo success proves this. Good on them for building a partnership with Renault and Vukovic Motorsport.
Looks like they'll have some parts going in the big leagues, as you say above.

https://autoaction.com.au/2019/12/03/grms-wtcr-aim


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Originally posted by skaifeman

GRM are a good operator, their Volvo success proves this. Good on them for building a partnership with Renault and Vukovic Motorsport.
Looks like they'll have some parts going in the big leagues, as you say above.

https://autoaction.com.au/2019/12/03/grms-wtcr-aim





Gazza and Bazza are smarter then the knobs running Supercars and will outlast the sport. Good to see they have already picked up more income.
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skaifeman
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Posted - 05 Dec 2019 :  16:19:30  Show Profile Send skaifeman a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
The Supercars move makes a hell of a lot more sense now.
It was never closing up shop, it was jumping ship!

Few predicted this when TCR first came to town - with involvement from GRM, Kelly's and Matt Stone.


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The global platform TCR has created, why not jump on board.
GRM drivers could potentially bounce between WTCR, Europe or the ASIAN TCR series with there Australian commitments. Would be great for Australian motorsport

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They've got support from Renault too for next year.

https://www.speedcafe.com/2019/12/05/renault-backs-grm-tcr-australia-2020-program/
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They've got support from Renault too for next year.

https://www.speedcafe.com/2019/12/05/renault-backs-grm-tcr-australia-2020-program/




And then they go and order more Alfaís, I donít get it?
https://www.speedcafe.com/2019/12/08/grm-welcomes-new-alfa-romeo-to-its-tcr-fleet/
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quote:
Originally posted by CP

They've got support from Renault too for next year.

https://www.speedcafe.com/2019/12/05/renault-backs-grm-tcr-australia-2020-program/




And then they go and order more Alfaís, I donít get it?
https://www.speedcafe.com/2019/12/08/grm-welcomes-new-alfa-romeo-to-its-tcr-fleet/



What is not to get?
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oldtimer
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Posted - 08 Dec 2019 :  13:02:18  Show Profile Send oldtimer a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
quote:
Originally posted by adzy_B

quote:
Originally posted by CP

They've got support from Renault too for next year.

https://www.speedcafe.com/2019/12/05/renault-backs-grm-tcr-australia-2020-program/




And then they go and order more Alfaís, I donít get it?
https://www.speedcafe.com/2019/12/08/grm-welcomes-new-alfa-romeo-to-its-tcr-fleet/





It was the other way around. The GRM ordered 3 extra Alfas back in July, before the 2020 Renault deal, but GRM may not actually run them or the Peugeots, establishing a customer racing business model.

ASM has run 2 and announcing a possible 3rd, which could be this new one. There is a maximum 5 of each car allowed in the series.

https://www.tcraustralia.com/grm-secures-three-more-alfa-romeos-for-tcr-series/
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Garry Rogers Motorsport has committed to purchasing another three Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce TCR cars.

The famous Victoria race team has ordered the cars from Alfa TCR car builders Romeo Ferraris and are expecting the cars to come periodically over the course of 2019.

At this stage, GRM has no set plans on where, or who will run the cars, meaning that they could be sold or leased here in Australia or in the new TCR New Zealand Championship.

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