Special tribute planned for departing GRM
By Tom Howard
Friday 22nd November, 2019 - 9:30am
Supercars teams are set to pay tribute to Garry Rogers Motorsport at this weekend’s Coates Hire Newcastle 500 as it prepares to exit the championship after a 24-year spell.
Supercars has now confirmed that the team will be given a special send-off prior to Saturday’s race on the Newcastle streets.
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Teams have been instructed to form a guard of honour in pit lane for team owner Garry Rogers, akin to that Craig Lowndes received as he made his final full-time Supercars start at the circuit 12 months ago.
“It’s not like I haven’t had any fun, I’ve had an enormous time, so really, to me, this’ll be just another race meeting that we’ll have more fun at,” said Rogers.
“Hopefully we’ll have a reasonable result, (and) I threatened that I might dress up for the extreme for this one seeing it’s the last one.”
GRM has already indicated that while it has handed back its Racing Entitlements Contracts, and will focus on TCR Australia and S5000 next year, it could return to Supercars in the future if the category becomes more sustainable.