2014 News

Garry's Race Report: Sydney 500

The Sydney NRMA 500 at the Sydney Olympic Park Street Circuit is a really wonderful event to finish our year. The facilities and atmosphere and for GRM over the years the results have been very good. We really look forward to this event.  Read More

   

Scott McLaughlin underlines strong debut season in season finale

Scott McLaughlin underlined the strong debut V8 Supercars season for Volvo Polestar Racing in the Sydney 500 season finale weekend where he claimed a podium finish and the 2014 pole position award.  Read More

   

Scott McLaughlin scores tenth podium in treacherous conditions

Scott McLaughlin scored his tenth V8 Supercars podium finish of 2014 in treacherous conditions at the Sydney 500 season finale.  Read More

   

Scott McLaughlin chases wins and pole award in season finale

Volvo Polestar Racing drivers Scott McLaughlin and Robert Dahlgren are set for the 2014 V8 Supercars season finale with the Sydney 500 this weekend. McLaughlin is aiming for more victories and to secure the pole position award.  Read More

   

David Wall to join Volvo Polestar Racing and GRM in 2015

Current V8 Supercars driver David Wall will join Volvo Polestar Racing and GRM next season alongside 2014’s stand out driver, Scott McLaughlin. Read More

   

Robert Dahlgren’s Australian assignment to end

Volvo Polestar Racing’s Swedish export, Robert Dahlgren, will leave the V8 Supercars Championship following the final race of the season, the Sydney 500.  Read More

   

Garry's Race Report: Phillip Island

What a weekend of racing!! I am still catching my breath from yesterday’s dramatic finish.  I have been racing at Phillip Island for over 50 years, thirty of which were as a driver. As a guess I have probably competed in 150 plus races there in various forms of cars and categories and have never experienced the spoils of victory. Read More

   

Dramatic double victory for Scott McLaughlin at Phillip Island

Scott McLaughlin claimed a dramatic double victory for Volvo Polestar Racing in the V8 Supercars weekend at Phillip Island, jumping him from eighth to fifth in the championship.  Read More

   
 

Scott McLaughlin secures fourth 2014 V8 Supercars victory at Phillip Island

Scott McLaughlin scored his fourth V8 Supercars victory and ninth pole position of 2014 in the first race of the weekend at Phillip Island.  Read More

 
   
 

Phillip Island: Preview

Volvo Polestar Racing drivers Scott McLaughlin and Robert Dahlgren head to Phillip Island this weekend for the penultimate V8 Supercars round of 2014.

”This weekend is all about getting wins to be in the top five of the championship,” said McLaughlin.  Read More

 
   
 

Garry's Race Report: Gold Coast 600

The Gold Coast 600 is fast becoming an iconic V8 Supercar event. Originally known as the Indy Event (in reference to the U.S Indy cars that previously raced there), it has become an extremely popular stand alone race weekend.  Read More

 
   

Pole and podium for Volvo Polestar Racing at Gold Coast

Volvo Polestar Racing driver Scott McLaughlin secured his eighth pole position and a podium finish together with co-driver Alexandre Prémat in the second V8 Supercars race in the Gold Coast 600. Read More

   

Wilson Security to join forces with Volvo Polestar Racing

Volvo Car Australia is pleased to announce a new naming rights partner of the Volvo Polestar Racing team for the 2015 and 2016 V8 Supercars Championships. Read More

   
 

Gold Coast 600: Saturday

The Volvo Polestar Racing duo of Scott McLaughlin and Alexandre Prémat finished seventh in the first V8 Supercars race of the weekend at the Gold Coast 600.  Read More

 
   
 

Gold Coast 600: Preview

Scott McLaughlin heads to the Gold Coast 600 race this weekend seeking redemption after the Bathurst 1000 race where he lost a strong position after a wall visit.  Read More

 
   
 

Bathurst 1000: Road Trip

Watch the video of the GRM Bathurst 1000 2014 road trip Watch Video

 
   

Bathurst 1000: Garry's Race Report

Bathurst 2014, what an event, one that will certainly be talked about for many years and arguably one of the best of all time. For Valvoline Racing GRM it was a fantastic 4 3/4 days, the only disappointment coming late on Sunday afternoon and unfortunately that is the time that counts.   Read More

   
 

Race lead and crashes for Volvo Polestar Racing at Bathurst

A strong start to the 2014 Bathurst 1000 race where Scott McLaughlin was in the lead for the majority of the first half was changed into drama where both cars hit the wall.   Read More

 
   
 

Scott McLaughlin secures top three grid spot for Bathurst 1000

Volvo Polestar Racing driver Scott McLaughlin secured third position on the grid for the 2014 Bathurst 1000 race after the Saturday Top 10 Shootout.  Read More

 
   
 

Volvo Polestar Racing in the top five of Bathurst qualifying

Volvo Polestar Racing driver Scott McLaughlin put his Volvo S60 Polestar V8S into the top five of the Bathurst 1000 qualifying session, meaning a spot in tomorrow’s Top 10 Shootout. Read More

 
   

Bathurst 1000 

Long working hours early in the event

Robert crashed 34 at the top of Mount Panorama in Thursday’s practice session. He lost control of the car crashing heavily into the retaining wall, causing substantial damage and the withdrawal of the car from any further practice. Read More

   

Bathurst 1000 Preview

Volvo are back at the legendary Bathurst 1000 race this weekend, 16 years after the iconic victory with the Volvo S40 Super Touring in 1998. This year Volvo Polestar Racing are aiming to be back on the podium. Read More

   

Premat Unique Bathurst Helmet

Whilst he may be French Valvoline Racing GRM Driver Alex Premat certainly knows the history around the Bathurst 1000 and what it means to Australian fans.

In conjunction with designer Eric Amato, Alex has designed a unique 52nd Bathurst Edition Helmet.  Read More

   

Garry's Race Report - Sandown 500

This weekend was the first of three endurance races that make up the Pirtek Enduro Cup, the Sandown 500. Behind the Bathurst 1000, this is probably the most iconic race on the V8 Supercar calendar having been run since 1964 and is the traditional lead up race for the Bathurst 1000. Read More

   

Strong position lost after pitlane delay at Sandown 500

Volvo Polestar Racing drivers Scott McLaughlin and Alexandre Prémat fought for a top five position in the Sandown 500 V8 Supercars race today but lost vital time after getting blocked in the pits.  Read More

   

Solid start to Sandown 500 weekend for Volvo Polestar Racing

Volvo Polestar Racing got a solid start to the Sandown 500 weekend, the first endurance V8 Supercars race of 2014, with Scott McLaughlin and Alexandre Prémat securing fourth on the grid for the main race tomorrow.

   
 

Preview - Sandown 500

The first of three V8 Supercars endurance races starts this weekend with the Sandown 500, meaning a completely different format and challenge for Volvo Polestar Racing drivers Scott McLaughlin and Robert Dahlgren.  Read More

 
   
 

Garry's Race Report - Sydney 400

What a weekend of ups and downs for Volvo Polestar GRM at Sydney Motorsport Park for round 9 of the V8 Supercar Championship.  Read More

 
   
 

Hard-fought victory in Sydney for Volvo

Volvo Polestar Racing and Scott McLaughlin turned around a dreadful result in the two first V8 Supercars races at Sydney Motorsport Park to a hard-fought victory in the third and final race.  Read More

 
   
 

Sydney 400 - Saturday

The first day of V8 Supercars racing at Sydney Motorsport Park started well for Volvo Polestar Racing with a new lap record and a pole position, but unfortunately ended in retirements.  Read More

 
   
 

Sydney 400 - Preview

Sydney Motorsport Park saw the first official appearance on track of the Volvo S60 Polestar V8 Supercar in February and this weekend marks the return for the team to the track for the ninth race weekend of 2014.  Read More

 
   
 

Ready to fight for a cure

Cars are on the truck heading to Sydney - ready to fight for a cure

 
   
 

GR showing his support for the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation

In Typical Garry Rogers "Fashion"

 
   
 

Ipswich 400 - Garry's Race Report 

The second half of season 2104 kicked off at Queensland Raceway and at GRM we held high hopes of a strong showing. In the past our cars have had very good speed here and Scotty was a race winner here last year. History is great, but this was a new season with a new car and past glories mean very little, apart from some initial confidence.  Read More

   

GRM Fabrication Workshop

Find our more about the GRM Fabrication Workshop.  Read More

   
 

Ipswich 400 - Weekend Report

Scott McLaughlin secured his fifth pole position of the 2014 V8 Supercars for Volvo Polestar Racing at Queensland Raceway and claimed his fifth podium in the first race.  Read More

 
   
 

Ipswich 400 = Preview

The past V8 Supercars race weekend was trying for Volvo Polestar Racing drivers Scott McLaughlin and Robert Dahlgren. But the team is aiming to bounce back this weekend at Queensland Raceway with new changes made to the Volvo S60 race cars.  Read More

   

Welders of Oz

Great Video of Scott and the rest of the GRM Team. Get an inside look at our Fabrication Department, headed up by John

   

Garry's Race Report - Townsville 500 

Round 7 and the half way mark of the 2014 season took the V8’s to Townsville. Of course when you are involved in Motor Racing you look forward to every time the cars hit the track, but it is natural to enjoy some meetings more than others. Read More

   

Townsville 500

The Townsville 500 weekend turned out to be trying for Volvo Polestar Racing. Scott McLaughlin continued to show strong form in qualifying with three fourth places while his best result in the three races was sixth.  Read More

   

Townsville 500 - Saturday

Saturday in Townsville was a mixed day for Valvoline Racing GRM, with Scott McLaughlin qualifying his Volvo S60 fourth for both 125km races and was leading in the early stages of race 20. Read More

   

Townsville 500 - Preview

Volvo Polestar Racing and drivers Scott McLaughlin and Robert Dahlgren are heading to the Townsville 500 this weekend for a challenging street race.  Read more

   
 

Garry's Race Report Darwin

Heading to Darwin is something that we at GRM really look forward to every year. It normally comes after a mid year break and we are keen to get back to racing.  Joe our truck driver was chaffing at the bit to get behind the wheel of the Volvo Globetrotter 700 series even though he had over 4,000klms ahead.  The longer he can drive the Volvo the better!!  Read More

   

Solid V8 Supercars weekend as championship hits halfway

Scott McLaughlin and Robert Dahlgren had to fight hard in the V8 Supercars Skycity Triple Crown 400 weekend, which also marked midpoint of the season. McLaughlin scored two top five finishes and qualified second on the grid for the first race, as well as setting the fastest lap of the final race.  Read More

   

Scott McLaughlin starts Darwin weekend in the top five

Scott McLaughlin started the Skycity Triple Crown 400 Darwin weekend by claiming two top five finishes in the first two races after qualifying strongly.  Read More

   

Race Preview Darwin

Volvo Polestar Racing are heading to the Skycity Triple Crown Darwin this weekend for the seventh V8 Supercars race weekend of 2014. The team comes strengthened after a successful test day two weeks ago.  Read More

   

GRM Open Day

Check out the time lapse video from our Open Day 31 May 2014.

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12 Months On

Was it really back in June 2013 that we started this journey with Volvo and Polestar in V8 Supercars, and announced our intentions for 2014 and beyond? This video captures the exciting and rewarding story as told by Garry, our chief engineer Richard Hollway, team manager Dean Cowling and Scott McLaughlin.

 
   
 

GRM Open Day - 31 May

On Saturday 31 May we will open our doors to the public from 10am to 2pm. Come and join the fun, see the workshop, meet the drivers and get up close to their Volvo S60's, speak to the Team, buy Merchandise, join in the fun and competitions.  We will also have on offer a “New Membership” package for the 2014 season.  Read More

 
   
 

Perth 400 Race Report

Round 5 of the V8 Supercar Championship took the teams over the Nullarbor to Barbagallo Raceway north of Perth in Wanneroo.  Of course we always look forward to the race meetings.  Read More

 
   

Challenging and victorious weekend for Volvo

The Perth 400 V8 Supercars weekend proved challenging but victorious for Volvo Polestar Racing. Scott McLaughlin scored Volvo’s first points scoring victory in the championship since 1986 in the first race of the weekend from pole position.  Read More

   

Victory for Scott McLaughlin and Volvo 

Scott McLaughlin claimed the first points scoring V8 Supercars victory for Volvo Polestar Racing since 1986 in the first race of the Perth 400 weekend. ”To take Volvo’s first race win in 28 years was fantastic and a very proud moment for me,” said McLaughlin.  Read More

   

High hopes ahead of Perth 400

Volvo Polestar Racing/Valvoline Racing GRM drivers Scott McLaughlin and Robert Dahlgren are heading to Western Australia this weekend for the sixth V8 Supercars race weekend of 2014 for the Perth 400.  Read More

   

Garry's ITM500 Auckland Race Report

What a great event the ITM 500 Auckland event was.  We were obviously looking forward to this event as we had success here last year with Scotty’s first ever V8 Supercar win and the fact that he is a New Zealander and the fans really get behind him.  Read More

   

Strong weekend at the ITM500 Auckland

Valvoline Racing GRM/Volvo Polestar Racing driver Scott McLaughlin claimed one of his best V8 Supercars weekends this year at Pukekohe in New Zealand with two pole positions and two podium finishes.  Read More

   

Great start to the ITM500 Weekend

Scott McLaughlin has started the V8 Supercars weekend in New Zealand at the ITM 500 Auckland strongly with a pole position and a podium finish from the first three races.  Read More

   

ANZAC Day at the ITM500

A busy day on track for the first ever ANZAC Day race for the Valvoline Racing GRM crew.  With only one 30 minute practice session and then a 15 minutes break before heading into qualifying. Read More

   
 

ITM500 Auckland Preview

Valvoline Racing GRM/Volvo Polestar Racing team have travelled to New Zealand for the fifth V8 Supercars race weekend of 2014. The race takes place at Pukekohe Park Raceway, the home race of Kiwi McLaughlin where he claimed his first ever V8 Supercars Championship victory last year.

 
   
 

Garry's Winton Race Report

Round 3 of the V8 Supercar Championship took the teams to Winton (north east Victoria) the week following the Tasmanian round.  It was our first time there with the S60 in its homologated form. Prior to homologating the Volvo S60 with V8 Supercars we did undergo some aero testing at Winton, but with the Chev engine that we used last season. Read More

 
   

Pole position but a tough Winton weekend

Technical problems and penalties stopped Valvoline Racing GRM/Volvo Polestar Racing drivers Scott McLaughlin and Robert Dahlgren during the Winton 400 V8 Supercars weekend. 16th as best result for McLaughlin in the third race does not tell the whole tale as the 20-year-old put the Volvo S60 on its and his first ever V8 Supercars pole position, as well as leading two of the three races.  Read More

   

Competitive at Winton but without results

Scott McLaughlin was on pace for the first two V8 Supercars races of the Winton 400 weekend and claimed the lead of the second race. Unfortunately technical problems stopped the 20-year-old Kiwi in both races. Read More

   

Tough schedule continues at Winton 400

There is no rest for Valvoline Racing GRM/Volvo Polestar Racing drivers Scott McLaughlin and Robert Dahlgren who will hit the track for the V8 Supercars race Winton 400 this weekend, less than one week after the races in Tasmania.  Read More

   

Garry’s Race Report – Tasmania

Our early performance continued well with a very solid result at Symmons Plains on the weekend from only our third meeting with the Volvos. This race meeting was the first of a new series of race formats with qualifying now for the first two races on Saturday split into only 10 minute sessions really keeping the boys on their toes  Read More

   

Solid points haul for Scott McLaughlin after Tasmania

Scott McLaughlin and Valvoline Racing GRM/Volvo Polestar Racing were in the top fight again as the third V8 Supercars weekend of 2014 took place in Tasmania. The 20-year-old Kiwi secured two top five finishes and climbed eight places in the drivers’ championship.  Read More

   
 

Scott McLaughlin climbs the points after first two races in Tasmania

Scott McLaughlin has gained seven places in the drivers’ championship after the first two races of the V8 Supercars weekend in Tasmania. The Volvo Polestar Racing driver finished fifth and fourth, with a spectacular last-lap battle with Craig Lowndes in the second race.  Read More

 
   
 

Valvoline Racing GRM welcomes Andrew Walter Constructions to the team

This weekend at the Tasmania 400 Valvoline Racing GRM would like to welcome Andrew Walter Constructions to our team.   Read More

   

Championship battle continues in Tasmania 

Valvoline Racing GRM/Volvo Polestar Racing are heading to Symmons Plains Raceway in Tasmania for the third V8 Supercars race weekend of 2014.  Scott McLaughlin, who won the V8 Supercars weekend at the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Melbourne two weeks ago.  Read More

   

Scott McLaughlin and Robert Dahlgren’s Arctic adventure

Following Volvo Polestar Racing’s historic first V8 Supercars victory at the recent Melbourne Grand Prix, drivers Scott McLaughlin and Robert Dahlgren flew direct to one of Volvo’s winter testing bases to drive a number of Polestar-engineered road cars. 
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Historic first V8 Supercars victory for Valvoline Racing GRM & Volvo Polestar

Scott McLaughlin entered the history books today as he scored the first V8 Supercars victory for Volvo in the final race of the Formula 1 weekend in Melbourne.  Read More

 
   
 

Australian F1 Grand Prix - Saturday

Another strong result for the Valvoline Racing GRM Volvo S60's in race 3 at the Australian F1 Grand Prix with Scott home in 4th and Robert 19th. 

The final race of the weekend is tomorrow at 1.20pm.  Scott will start from 4th and Robert 19th. View Race Results

 
   
 

Australian F1 Grand Prix - Friday

The Valvoline Racing GRM Volvo S60’s were back on track today for the first two races at the Australian F1 Grand Prix. View Race Results

   

Wilson Security joins Valvoline Racing GRM

Valvoline Racing GRM are pleased to welcome Wilson Security to our team for the Australian Grand Prix. 

The Volvo S60's will proudly run the Wilson Security branding on our bonnets for the weekend.

   

Volvo Polestar Racing to the F1 premiere in Melbourne

Volvo Polestar Racing heads to the second V8 Supercars race of 2014 this weekend together with the Formula 1 premiere in Melbourne. Scott McLaughlin secured a sensational podium finish in the premiere two weeks ago and is aiming to continue in the top. Read More

   

Garry's Race Report - Clipsal 500

What an absolutely outstanding weekend at the Clipsal 500 for all the team.  We have probably said enough about the work that has gone into this project with various reports since its inception but I cannot express enough gratitude and satisfaction that this result has given me.  Read More

   

Clipsal 500 Sunday

A day tough day at the Clipsal 500 with both Scott and Robert retiring from the race.  Robert had a fractured oil tank early in the race.  Scott was running 3rd with 11 laps to go when he had a battery issue.

   
 

Clipsal 500 Saturday

What a day!  Podium on debut, great result for the team.  Scott finishing 2nd in race 2.

 

 
   
 

Message from Garry

Today was a very exciting day for us and very rewarding to be able to come out fresh with the S60’s for their first racing appearance of these vehicles.  Read More

 
   
 

Clipsal 500 Friday

A great first day on track for the Valvoline Racing GRM Volvo S60s with Scott qualifying 5th for race 1 and 2nd for race 2.  Robert also had a strong first day and he will start from 21st in race 1 and 25th in race 2.

   
 

Clipsal 500 - Preview

Just one more day until the Valvoline Racing GRM Volvo S60s hit the track for the first time at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide.

Listen to our drivers thoughts heading into the weekend.

 
   
 

Behind the Scenes

See how the Sydney Harbour Bridge Crossing all came together. 

Watch the latest video

   

Premat back at GRM

Frenchman Alex Premat, who moved from the German DTM Series to join Garry Rogers Motorsport in 2012 for the Australian V8 Supercar Championship, but this season was looking to pursue various driving opportunities in Europe and Asia is set to re-sign with Garry Rogers Motorsport for the endurance races.  Read More 

   

Valvoline Racing GRM

Great news for GRM, Valvoline our long standing sponsor has taken up our naming rights sponsorship for the commencement of Season 2014.  Read More

   

GRM announces second driver for 2014 season

With Alex deciding to pursue other avenues I have been assessing the various drivers that I considered to be a good fit for the GRM team.  Read More

   

News from GRM

Following Alex’s announcement not to remain with GRM for 2014 I will now investigate the driver opportunities available for our team.  As you would expect I am continually being contacted by drivers both locally and internationally seeking the opportunity to join the V8 Supercar Series.  Read More

   

Announcement from Alex

After examining my driving options both here and overseas and having had discussions with Garry I have decided to explore other avenues and I have informed Garry that I will not be driving for GRM in season 2014.