2013 NEWS


 

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from Garry & all the team at GRM

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Message from Garry

I have really had a great time in season 2013.  Some worthwhile results, big news and opportunities for all my team with us securing the Volvo Polestar factory relationship commencing next year.  Also, my 50th year involved in motorsport and lots of fun and laughter throughout the season. Read More

   
 

Sydney 500 - Sunday

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Sydney 500 - Saturday

A tough day at the Sydney 500 with Scott narrowly missing the shootout qualifying 11th and Alex was turned around on his final qualifying lap, he started the 74 lap race from 20th.  Read more & listen to driver quotes

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Sydney 500 - Friday

Great start to the weekend, after 4 practice sessions Scott finished the day 2nd quickest and Alex 10th.  We are back on track tomorrow at 11.55am for qualifying.  Listen to driver quotes
 
 
   
 

Phillip Island - Sunday

With the 34 car back at the workshop, starting the repairs for Sydney, our focus for Sunday at Phillip Island was the 33 car.  Read more & listen to Scott's comments

 

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Phillip Island - Saturday

A tough day at Phillip Island with Scott and Alex both having punctures during the first leg of the 60/60 super sprint race.  Read More & Listen to Driver Quotes

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Phillip Island - Friday

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Latest news from GRM

Philip Perham Deputy Managing Director of Fujitsu General (Aust.) Pty Limited and Garry Rogers today announced that they will not be renewing their business relationship commencing season 2014. Read More

   
 

Gold Coast 600 – Garry’s Race Report

We started so well with practice showing our cars had good consistent speed for all sessions and then when we qualified with Scott’s car in the top 10 putting him into the shootout to eventually finish 5th. Read More

   
 

Gold Coast 600 - Sunday

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Gold Coast 600 - Saturday

What a day, electrical gremlins for 33 when running 5th, drive through penalty for 34 when running in a strong position.  We finished the day with two reasonable straight cars and will be back tomorrow to do it all again.

Saturday Driver Quotes: Listen to quotes

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Gold Coast 600 - Friday

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Hawaii Five-O to the GC600 for Fujitsu Racing GRM

In their typical “out there” style Fujitsu GRM are preparing for the Gold Coast 600 the way they know best.  A feature of this year’s outfit are the one off drivers suits featuring  a Hawaiian shirt, board shorts, tattoos, and of course the mandatory Garry Rogers “bling”.  Read More

   
 

Bathurst 1000 - Garry's Race Report

Well we are back at work hard at it preparing for the Gold Coast event which is less than two weeks away.  We need to have the transporter ready to leave next Monday at the latest, and I am sure everyone would be aware that there is quite an amount of work to be carried out after 4 days and countless km’s of testing and racing at Bathurst. Read More

   
 

Bathurst 1000 - Sunday

The Great Race has been run for another year with Scott and Jack home in 8th.  Alex and Greg were in a strong position until a fuel leak on lap 115. They returned to the track and came home in 23rd

Listen to the driver comments after the Bathurst 1000

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Bathurst 1000 - Saturday

After the shootout today Scott and Alex will the start the Bathurst 1000 from 8th and Alex and Greg from 10th.

Listen to Jack interview Scott after his shootout lap

Listen to Alex's comments after his shootout lap

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Bathurst 1000 - Friday

Awesome team result to have both cars into the top 10 shootout with Scott qualifying 9th and Alex 10th.  Listen to the driver quotes after qualifying

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Bathurst 1000 - Thursday

Good start to the Bathurst weekend.  After 3 practice sessions Scott & Jack ended the day in 9th and Alex & Greg in 11th.  Listen to the driver quotes


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Bathurst 1000 - Melbourne to the Mountain

Garry, Scott & Jack making the trek to the mountain.  Catch all the highlights of the trip on Friday Night Live on 7 Mate from 6.30pm View all the photos in our Bathurst Photo Gallery

   
 

50th year Bathurst livery 

We are already celebrating our 50th year in motor racing and we all know what a huge sporting event and TV spectacle Bathurst is, so we figured so why wouldn’t we do something very special for the event and this is it.  We are really proud and happy to share this one off special livery.  Read More

   
 

Volvo Update from Garry

When you look at these photos you may not get quite as excited as myself and the team and we certainly do not want to get ahead of ourselves but today is the 18th of September and we are in the process of putting our first S60 Volvo Supercar together.  Read More

   

 

Garry’s Message to the team after the Sandown 500

Thought we would share a message that Garry wrote to the team after the Sandown 500......

A word of thanks to everyone for the efforts over the last few months in particular.  Read More

   
 

Sandown 500 - Sunday

A great result for the team with both cars home in the top 10.  Scott and Jack finishing in 8th and Alex and Greg in 10th.  

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Sandown 500 - Saturday

After a 20 minutes qualifying session, 2 x 20 lap qualifying races Scott and Jack will start the Sandown 500 from 9th and Alex and Greg from 12th.

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Sandown 500 - Friday

Strong start to weekend for the team with both cars running inside the top 10 across the 3 practice sessions.  Scott and Jack ending the day 4th quickest and Alex and Greg 5th.  

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Winton - Sunday Update

The crew worked hard over night to tweak the cars to find a few more tenths for qualifying and it worked with Scott qualifying 10th and Alex 11th for race 26 and for race 27 Scott qualified 4th and Alex 15th. Read More

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Winton - Saturday Update

After two 75 minute practice sessions in damp conditions on Friday it was great to finally head out on a dry track for the final practice session of the weekend. We continued to make a few changes to both cars and ran around on used tyres. Read More

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Queensland Raceway - Race Report

It was such a fantastic result for the team in the finish, it is great to give you all a run down on the weekend at Queensland Raceway.

Friday started with a new practice format consisting of two 75 minute practice sessions.  Read More
   
 

Scott wins race 23 at Queensland Raceway

Great start to the day with Scott winning race 23 at Queensland Raceway after qualifying in 2nd place again.  Alex finished in 14th.

Scott qualified in 6th for race 24 and made a great start and was able to work his way up to 2nd place.  The race then became a battle of the rookies with Scott chasing down Chaz Mostert. Gaining on Chaz each lap Scott had the gap down to just over a second when he had a tyre let go, like a number of others.  Scott finish in 20th.  Read More

   
 

Podium at Queensland Raceway

Saturday morning we hit the track for the final practice session of the weekend. Scott ending the session 8th quickest and Alex 24th.

The starting grid for race 22 was decided by a 20 minute qualifying session. For the second race in a row Scott qualified on the front row of the grid in 2nd. Alex qualified 15th.

Race 22 saw the return of the 60/60 race format which consisted of two 20 lap halves with a 15 minute half time break.  Read More
   
 

Queensland Raceway - Friday

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Townsville 400 - Sunday

The day started on a high for the team in Townsville with both cars qualifying in the top 10. Scott qualifying on the front row of the grid in 2nd place and Alex 10th.  Read More 

Listen to Alex's Sunday Wrap

Listen to Scott's Sunday Wrap 

   
 

Townsville 400 - Saturday

Saturday started well with Scott topping the timesheet for the final practice session.

A 20 minute qualifying session followed by a top 10 shootout decided the starting positions for Race 20. Scott made it through to the shootout and started 7th. Alex qualified 19th.  Read more
   
 

Townsville 400 - Friday

Strong start to the weekend at Townsville with both cars running inside the top 10 for the three practice sessions. Scott ending the day 2nd quickest and Alex 8th.  Tomorrow we are back on track at 9.10am for the final practice session.

Listen to Scott's Friday Wrap
Listen to Alex's Friday Wrap
   
 

Endurance Driver Combinations Confirmed

Earlier in the year we confirmed that Greg Ritter and Jack Perkins will join Fujitsu Racing GRM again in 2013 as our endurance drivers. Read More
   
 

Start your engines: Volvo Car Australia to join V8 Supercars Championship

Volvo Car Australia today announces that it will be on the V8 Supercars Championship grid in 2014 and ready to race.

As the first luxury car brand to join the V8 Supercars Championship with a factory team, Volvo Car Australia has joined forces with Volvo Car Group’s global motorsport partner Polestar to go racing. Read More

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Garry’s comments on joining forces with Volvo Polestar

To all our team partners, members and other people who have shown interest in our team over the years I wanted to share this exciting news with you all during this our 50th year in Motorsport.  Read More

   
 

Darwin – Race Report

Great to head to the top end again and escape the Melbourne winter for a few days.

Friday we were on track for four practice sessions. Scott ended the day 3rd quickest and Alex 7th, a promising start to the weekend.  Read More
   
 

Hidden Valley, Darwin - Sunday


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Scott's Sunday Wrap
Alex's Sunday Wrap

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Inefficient bureaucracy fails yet again

For those of you who saw the race from Darwin yesterday, you will have noticed there was a variation to rule 9.2.13 which states “Cars that exit Pit Lane will do one (1) reconnaissance lap, at the end of which each Car must stop on the grid in its allocated grid position.  No personnel will be permitted on the grid with the car”.  Read More

   
 

Hidden Valley, Darwin - Saturday

Today at Hidden Valley Raceway in Darwin we saw the return of the 60/60 race format.

Starting positions were set after a 20 minute qualifying session, followed by a top 10 shoot out.  Read More

   
 

Hidden Valley, Darwin - Friday


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Austin 400, Texas - Saturday

Day two in Texas started with two 15 minutes qualifying sessions for races 13 and 14.

Alex qualified 11th and 8th. Scott qualified 15th and 9th.  Read More

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Chill Perth 360 Sunday

Today’s race schedule consisted of two 15 minutes qualifying sessions for races 11 and 12, followed by the two 42 laps races.  Read More


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Chill Perth 360 Saturday Wrap

The day started with the final practice session of the weekend. Both Scott and Alex ran green tyres at the end of the session and produced quick times to finish 1st (Scott) and 3rd (Alex).  Read More

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Chill Perth 360 Friday Wrap

Three practice sessions today at Barbagallo Raceway with a final practice session of the weekend at 9.45am (local time) tomorrow morning. Read more

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Garry’s Race Report – Pukekohe, NZ

As you would all be aware I am an analogue man, Sally has been trying to turn me into a digital man, she has been keeping you all up to date with the latest team information via the electronic media, which I cannot follow, but she assures me 99% of you will.  Read More
   
 

Pukekhoe Sunday Wrap

We have experienced the high and lows of motorsport in past 24 hours.

The day started well with Alex qualifying 6th and Scott 7th for race 8 and Scott 7th and Alex 16th for race 9.  Read More

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Race Win for GRM at Pukekohe 

Great day for the team with Scott winning his first race, becoming the youngest ever V8 Supercar race winner.

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Pukekohe Friday Wrap

Busy day on track at Pukekohe with both cars running in four 30 minutes practice sessions.

Alex and Scott both had great pace throughout the day. Scott finishing the day 6th quickest and Alex 17th.  Read More

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Tasmania 360 - Sunday

Another strong day for Scott in Tasmania qualifying 6th and 5th for the two races and finishing both races in 8th.  Read More

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Tasmania 360 - Saturday

Our good form continued in qualifying with Scott qualifying in 9th and Alex 15th.  The whole field was covered by less then 1 second. Read More  


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Tasmania 360 - Friday

Good start to the weekend with both cars in the top 8 at the end of 3 x 30 minute practice sessions, at Symmons Plains Raceway.

Scott ended the day 4th quickest and Alex 8th.   Read More

   
  The media reaction to Scott’s first race win was positive and great for team. 

In only his 2nd race weekend in the V8 Supercar series Scott McLaughlin claimed his first victory, see what the media had to say about the rookie’s race win at the Australian Grand Prix…. Read the comments
   
 

Australian Grand Prix


Mixed results for the team over the weekend at the Australian Grand Prix.


We were on track Thursday for two practice sessions and qualifying.  Read More

   
 

Clipsal 500, Adelaide - Race Report

After months of anticipation round 1 of the 2013 championship had finally arrived.  It was now time to show what we had developed and built over the past few months.

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Great turn out for Sydney Test Day

It seems along time since our last race in Sydney and clearly the punters thought that also.

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Winton Test 

We had a successful test day at Winton Tuesday completing a number of laps in preparation for the official test/media day on Saturday at Sydney Motorsport Park.

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2013 Fujitsu Racing GRM Livery

After months of planning, designing and building we are very proud to unveil our 2013 cars.

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Almost ready to go

It seems like an eternity but other than our rear wings and accompanying wing mounts we have now finally received all the components in our workshop to complete bolting together our two new Cars of the Future.

 

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Fujitsu Racing GRM Ready for the 2013 season

Having announced our driver line up several weeks ago, we have a number of other exciting changes to announce.

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Day drawing closer – nearly ready!

The start of the 2013 V8 Supercar season is drawing closer and we are almost ready to hit the track!  Read More

   
 

Fujitsu Racing GRM Confirms Drivers for our 50th year!

2013 is shaping up to be an exciting year at Fujitsu Racing GRM, we are well advanced with our new cars and it is Garry’s 50th year in racing, a huge achievement for Garry and the sport.  Read More

   
 

News from GRM

It was really pleasing to see that the free to air Television contract for V8 Supercars was finalised recently, the most pleasing part was that channel 7 was the successful broadcaster to obtain the rights.  Read More
   
 

McLAUGHLIN CONFIRMED AT FUJITSU RACING GRM

Fresh from being crowned as the youngest ever winner of the Dunlop V8 Supercars Championship, Scott McLaughlin has today been confirmed as one of Fujitsu Racing GRM's drivers for the 2013 V8 Supercars Championship. Read More