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    GRM out of Supercars

    https://www.facebook.com/GarryRogersMotorsport/

    Video online explaining why...

    https://www.facebook.com/GarryRogers...8017068808100/
    Last edited by Southo; 18-10-19, 01:06 PM.

    #2
    Massive, and very sad.
    Originally posted by brasher
    TJ is 99% African American.

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      #3
      If only there was a supercars discussion thread for this stuff...
      i blame Foxtel. Not sure if italics.
      I climbed Mt Druitt

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        #4
        It is sad, I wonder if they'll come back in or run Bathurst wild cards. Stanaway and Golding looking for new homes so you'd expect possibly that Stanaway will partner Courtney?

        Probably should merge the thread with the supercars one.
        CAD Automotive Paint Correction, like us on the faceballs. Discounts on all detailing and ceramic coatings for PF members

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          #5
          I thought it was big enough to warrant it's own chat but we can if needed
          Originally posted by brasher
          TJ is 99% African American.

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            #6
            Vert sad to see GRM move out of supercars, but it shows the state the category is in if the teams can't make enough money to stay there.

            From the looks of it sitting thousands of miles away, GRM used their engineering capabilities in making stuff to top up the sponsorship bucket and now with the controls in place win terms of control parts and who you can buy bits from, GRM haven't been able to get a piece of that pie.

            Whilst passionate about his motor racing, Gary Rogers looks to be a business man first and foremost, so if the dollars don't stack up, it's time to get out.

            I wonder how many other teams will follow in the next couple of years??? ANd I can't really see anyone else coming in to replace GRM's two cars.

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              #7
              When I read yesterday about the state of play with the REC's, and saw it mentioned that GRM werent definitely going to be in the sport next year, I was more than a little surprised, but this announcement caught me completely off guard.

              I guess they just waited until Bathurst had passed, before making the decision public. What a shame that Golding didnt get a fairytale result on Sunday

              A huge shame for the sport to lose a team with such a long history.

              Edit: Just watched the FB video, and it is clear how much it all means to him, irrespective of the fact their doors are still staying open for all of their other work. Ive always had a soft spot for Gazza, and it almost made me tear up, watching him struggling to hold his composure near the end of the clip. Best of luck to GRM and all their future endevours
              Last edited by Mr Ree; 18-10-19, 03:06 PM.

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                #8
                So in this situation, does GRM just hand in their RECs to Supercars, or does Supercars buy back?

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                  #9
                  I think the red lights went off last week when Adderton made that silly ultimatum.

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                    #10
                    They take the loss, and hand them back. Assuming they haven't already been sold.

                    GRM lost major backing year-after- year almost, for the last little while. Fujitsu, Volvo, Wilson, now Boost... very hard to keep bouncing back.

                    After Volvo left, they had to refurbish and surrender two chassis back to Sweden, and then had to build 4 new chassis for their Super2 and maingame programs. When the ZB came online last year, they couldn't make the panels in-house like they could previously. They were lucky in being able to secure the rights to at least manufacture the front spoiler for Victorian-based teams. Everything else had to be bought from Triple Eight.

                    Thankfully, they're not closing up shop and leaving a mammoth debt to the industry like others have done. Over the past 18 months they've been gearing themselves up to diversify into other things, such as becoming an agent for Romeo Ferraris, who builds the Alfa Romeo TCR cars, becoming a development and homologation partner for Vukovic Motorsport, who builds the Renault TCR cars, and more recently, the S5000 program.
                    Originally posted by brewdles
                    In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Bob Vegana. View Post
                      They take the loss, and hand them back. Assuming they haven't already been sold.
                      Is there any chance they would/could have sold one fo them to Tekno for the new Sydney team, or would they have more likely bought one from Nissan?

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                        #12
                        Nissan RECs went to Team 18 and MSR.

                        Tekno REC has gone to Sydney. MSR are talking about either buying another REC, or sharing one.
                        Originally posted by brewdles
                        In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by RP_Automotive View Post
                          I think the red lights went off last week when Adderton made that silly ultimatum.
                          That's a fair point, imo.

                          However, the price of the individually engineered upright is borderline ridiculous, therefore a control unit is much more economically viable for the teams.

                          You could say that Adderton is a big fail in terms of selling an idea, judging by his ultimatum.

                          Maybe less of a sledge-hammer approach would have helped...

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                            #14
                            He knew it was planned for 22, tried to force their hand by hanging out GRM

                            GRM are hung out because there isn't enough time to do a deal with anyone else.

                            Supercars not offering an extension to GRM is heinous.
                            Originally posted by brasher
                            TJ is 99% African American.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by TJ View Post
                              I thought it was big enough to warrant it's own chat but we can if needed
                              Me too.....

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