2015 News

 

GRM Finalises Dunlop series program

As previously reported James “Bieber" Golding, apprentice Mechanic at GRM who also contested the Dunlop series in car #99, a GRM prepared and run vehicle in 2015 will again contest the Dunlop Series in a GRM Car of the Future in 2016.  Richard Muscat who tested with GRM at Winton some months ago will also join the team in a second Car of the Future contesting the Dunlop Series.  Read More

 

 

 

Garry's Race Report: Sydney 500

The 2015 V8 Supercars season finale in Sydney had its ups and downs for Wilson Security Racing GRM (Volvo Polestar Racing) with both Scott Following a season that began with the Sydney Motorsport Park test back in mid February we packed the transporter early last week for Joey (Joe Sullivan - Transporter driver) to head off on his final journey for the year.  Read More

 

 

Highs and lows for Volvo at V8 Supercars season finale

The 2015 V8 Supercars season finale in Sydney had its ups and downs for Wilson Security Racing GRM (Volvo Polestar Racing) with both Scott McLaughlin and David Wall having strong performances in qualifying and the three races.  Read More

   
 

Top 5 finish for Scott McLaughlin at Sydney 500

Scott McLaughlin made progress in the opening day of the 2015 V8 Supercars season finale on the streets of Sydney, steering the Volvo S60 into the top five in the second race of the afternoon.  Read More

   
 

Scott McLaughlin chasing win for Volvo at Finale

Scott McLaughlin is chasing a victory in the 2015 V8 Supercars season finale in Sydney this weekend.  Read More

   
 

Garry's Race Report: Phillip Island

As a Victorian team located in the south east of Melbourne the trip to Phillip Island from a logistical point of view is very easy. Drive out the front of work onto the South Gippsland Highway, turn right and travel for an hour and we are there. Read More

   
 

Triple podium for Scott McLaughlin at Phillip Island

Scott McLaughlin claimed a triple podium finish for Wilson Security Racing GRM (Volvo Polestar Racing) at the Phillip Island Super Sprint. Read More

   
 

Scott McLaughlin bags double podium at Phillip Island

Scott McLaughlin secured two podium finishes for Wilson Security Racing GRM (Volvo Polestar Racing) on the first day of racing at the Phillip Island Super Sprint.  Read More

   
 

Scott McLaughlin keen to repeat Phillip Island success

Wilson Security Racing GRM (Volvo Polestar Racing) driver Scott McLaughlin is keen to repeat his 2014 performance at the Phillip Island Super Sprint this weekend.  Read More

   
 

Garry's Race Report: New Zealand

I’ve had a bit of time to think about the weekend following an evening flight home last night and again there were certainly some spectacular highs, but also some moments of disappointment.  Read More

   
 

Pole and podium for Scott McLaughlin in New Zealand

Scott McLaughlin secured a pole position and a podium finish for Wilson Security Racing GRM (Volvo Polestar Racing) at his home event in New Zealand. Read More

   
 

Scott McLaughlin scores podium New Zealand

Scott McLaughlin scored a strong podium finish at the ITM 500 Auckland by crossing the finishing line in third position for Wilson Security Racing GRM (Volvo Polestar Racing).  Read More

   

Preview: ITM 500 Auckland 

 

Scott McLaughlin and Wilson Security Racing GRM (Volvo Polestar Racing) are feeling confident that the Volvo S60 will continue its strong performance at Pukekohe Raceway at the ITM 500 Auckland this weekend. The Kiwi young gun is looking to build on the solid top-six finish at the Gold Coast 600 in front of a fervent home crowd.  Read More

   
 

Wilson Security Racing GRM confirms new driver for 2016 

Wilson Security Racing (Volvo Polestar Racing) has signed James Moffat for the 2016 V8 Supercars season and beyond to drive the #34 Volvo S60 Polestar.  Read More

   

Garry's Report: Gold Coast 600

I always have fond memories of returning to the Gold Coast street race. It was the place where I had my very last race and to complete the fairy tale it was a win in an Auscar in 1993 beating home Jim Richards who was driving for me in the second Valvoline EB Falcon.  Read More

   

Gold Coast 600

The Wislon Security Racing GRM (Volvo Polestar Racing) duo of Scott McLaughlin and Alex Prémat secured pole position and a top-six result in the Gold Coast 600 race weekend.

”Qualifying on pole is a big step in the right direction for us, our qualifying pace is back where it was last year,” said McLaughlin.  Read More

   
 

Gold Coast 600

Wilson Security Racing GRM (Volvo Polestar Racing) driver Scott McLaughlin qualified a strong second on the grid for the first race of the Gold Coast 600 weekend. However a front row grid position was unfortunately hindered by incidents during the race.  Read More

   
 

David Wall Annoucement

Wilson Security Racing GRM confirms that David Wall will not be driving on a full time basis with the team at the conclusion of the 2015 V8 Supercar season.

David has decided to focus his time on his young family and the Wall Racing business. Read More

   

Preview: Gold Coast 600

Scott McLaughlin is looking for a new surfboard as prize in the Gold Coast 600 race this weekend at Surfers Paradise.

”This track requires a lot of bravery and commitment, but rewards you when you use the most of that,” said McLaughlin.  Read More

   
 

Garry's Race Report: Bathurst 1000 

Well, we have climbed The Mountain yet again and as the years pass by I certainly feel it. The Bathurst 1000 week is like no other and the analogy of The Mountain is certainly significant. As the race is in the later part of our season you feel as though you are already approaching the peak, and the Bathurst week is the same.  Read More

 
   
 

Scott McLaughlin and Alex Prémat claim top-five Bathurst 1000 finish

The Wilson Security Racing GRM (Volvo Polestar Racing) duo of Scott McLaughlin and Alex Prémat claimed a solid top-five finish in a challenging 2015 Bathurst 1000 race that saw changeable conditions and several crashes. The result in the 1000 kilometre race moves McLaughlin into the top ten of the championship.  Read More

   
 

Volvo secures front row start for Bathurst 1000

The Wilson Security Racing GRM (Volvo Polestar Racing) duo of Scott McLaughlin and Alex Prémat will start from the front row of the legendary Bathurst 1000 race after a challenging rain-hit qualifying session.  Read More

   
 

Preview: Bathurst 1000

Wilson Security Racing GRM (Volvo Polestar Racing) heads to the legendary Bathurst 1000 race this weekend with unfinished business. Scott McLaughlin and Alexandre Prémat held the lead for the majority of the 2014 race but lost vital ground due to an incident in the closing stages, leaving the duo hungry for revenge in 2015.  Read More

   

Garry's Report: Wilson Security Sandown 500

First held in 1964 the Sandown 500 has become an iconic Touring Car/Supercar event. The location of the track in Metropolitan Melbourne and with its own railway station makes it very easily accessible. Read More

 

   
 

Costly pitstop incident at the Wilson Security Sandown 500

A mistake during a pit stop saw Wilson Security Racing GRM (Volvo Polestar Racing) drivers Scott McLaughlin and Alexandre Prémat dropping down the order. The duo fought back up the field from 23rd position to finish 14th after 161 laps.  Read More

   
 

Tough start to Wilson Security Sandown 500 

The Wilson Security Sandown 500 weekend started in a tough way for Wilson Security Racing GRM (Volvo Polestar Racing) co-drivers Alexandre Prémat and Chris Pither in the first qualifying race.  Read More

   

Preview: Wilson Security Sandown 500

The Sandown 500 kicks off the endurance races of the 2015 V8 Supercars this weekend where co-drivers Alexandre Prémat and Chris Pither join regular Wilson Security Racing GRM (Volvo Polestar Racing) drivers Scott McLaughlin and David Wall. Read More

   
 

Productive test day ahead of endurance races

Wilson Security Racing GRM (Volvo Polestar Racing) joined four V8 Supercars teams in a test day at Winton Motor Raceway in preparation for the coming endurance races, starting with the Sandown 500 on September 11-13th.  Read More

   
 

Garry's Race Report: SMSP

Round 8 (Races 21-23) of the V8 Supercar Championship and we headed to Eastern Creek (Sydney Motorsport Park). In the lead up we took the time to visit Volvo Car Australia’s head office and enjoyed a chat to all of the staff and were certainly very impressed with the all new Volvo XC90 which has just been released.  Read More

   
 

Sydney Motorsport Park SuperSprint

Wilson Security Racing GRM (Volvo Polestar Racing) driver Scott McLaughlin had a strong V8 Supercars weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park where he claimed one pole position, two top five finishes and moved to just one position from the top ten in the championship.  Read More

   
 

Sydney Motorsport Park SuperSprint

Scott McLaughlin fought his way up into the top five in the second race of the weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park, a result lifting him to eleventh in the championship.  Read More

   
 

Volvo returns to victorious grounds in Sydney

Wilson Security Racing GRM (Volvo Polestar Racing) heads to the V8 Supercars race at Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend, the very track where Scott McLaughlin claimed his second victory of 2014.  Read More

   
 

Garry's Race Report: Ipswich

The trip to Ipswich for races 18-20 of the V8 Supercar Championship began last Wednesday for the GRM Team.  Joe (the transport driver), Scott, Barry and myself visited the Volvo Truck factory on the Wednesday afternoon.  This was a real eye opener as I think most people think that Volvo Trucks are imported from Sweden when in fact they are built right here in Australia.  Read More

   
 

Garry's 70th Celebration

A very big thank you to everyone who was a part of my birthday celebrations at Queensland Raceway.  To organise something like this is nearly mission impossible particularly when I pride myself on being inspector Clouseau,  nothing gets under my guard.  I will cover off in more detail at a later date as we are getting ready for our trip to Kuala Lumpur next weekend.  Read More

   
 

Race Report: Queensland Raceway

Scott McLaughlin secured his and Wilson Security Racing (Volvo Polestar Racing) strongest V8 Supercars weekend of 2015 at Queensland Raceway with a second position in the first race.  Read More

   

Scott McLaughlin claims first podium of 2015 

Scott McLaughlin continues his charge back to the top of V8 Supercars as the Volvo Polestar Racing driver claimed his first podium of 2015 with second position in the first race at Queensland Raceway. Read More

   

Happy 70th Birthday Garry

Garry’s 70th birthday was acknowledged at Queensland Raceway with exhibition laps from some of his most successful race cars at Queensland Raceway.  Read More

 
   
 

Volvo going for strong second half of the V8 Supercars season

Wilson Security Racing GRM (Volvo Polestar Racing) drivers Scott McLaughlin and David Wall are heading to the 7th V8 Supercars race weekend of 14 at Queensland Raceway with the ambition to start a strong second season half.  Read More

   
 

Scott McLaughlin back in the V8 Supercars top fight at Townsville

Scott McLaughlin was back in the top of the V8 Supercars field at Townsville, claiming pole position and a fourth place finish.  Read More

   
 

Scott McLaughlin scores best finish of 2015 at Townsville

Scott McLaughlin claimed his best so far finish of the 2015 V8 Supercars season in the first race of the Townsville weekend with fourth position for Wilson Security Racing GRM (Volvo Polestar Racing).  Read More

   
 

The streets of Townsville awaits Volvo Polestar Racing 

The streets of Townsville are next up for Wilson Security Racing GRM (Volvo Polestar Racing) drivers Scott McLaughlin and David Wall, a type of circuit suiting the Volvo S60 Polestar race car well.  Read More

   
 

Garry’s Race Report - Hidden Valley, Darwin

The longest road trip of the season but one of our favourite events. The Northern Territory Government have done an incredible job with this event since the first one back in 1998.  Read More

   
 

Hard-fought Darwin weekend for Volvo Polestar Racing

Wilson Security Racing (Volvo Polestar Racing) drivers Scott McLaughlin and David Wall had to fight hard throughout the entire V8 Supercars weekend in Darwin. McLaughlin finished the weekend with an impressive climb up through the field, from 25th position to 11th.  Read More

   
 

Eventful first two Darwin races for Volvo

The first two races of the Darwin V8 Supercars weekend proved eventful for Wilson Security Racing GRM (Volvo Polestar Racing) drivers Scott McLaughlin and David Wall. After an early retirement in the first race, McLaughlin climbed back into the top ten to finish ninth in the second race.  Read More

   
 

Scott McLaughlin determined to get Volvo Polestar Racing back on top

Scott McLaughlin is determined to get Volvo Polestar Racing back on top as V8 Supercars resumes in Darwin this weekend after a four-week break.  ”I am very determined this weekend, we have done a lot of development work since Winton,” said McLaughlin.  Read More

   
 

Garry's Race Report - Winton

 

I spent many of my early racing days at Winton and always find a little time to reminisce about those days when we travel there to race. Before I get into our racing from the weekend, first a little history about the track. Winton Motor Raceway is located 10 kilometres north of Benalla in Victoria’s north east.  Read More

 

   

Vital points for Volvo Polestar Racing at Winton

Volvo Polestar Racing driver Scott McLaughlin scored important points in the V8 Supercars weekend at Winton Motor Raceway with two top ten finishes.  Read More

   
 

Scott McLaughlin breaks into top ten at Winton

Volvo Polestar Racing driver Scott McLaughlin broke into the top ten in qualifying and the second V8 Supercars race at Winton. Read More

   
 

Pressure is on Volvo Polestar Racing for Winton

Pressure is on Volvo Polestar Racing for the fourth V8 Supercars race weekend of 2015 at the Winton SuperSprint.

”We really need a good round and the team has been working hard after Perth,” said McLaughlin.  Read More

   
 

Wilson Security Racing GRM Finalises Endurance Drivers for 2015

Wilson Security Racing GRM has now finalised their endurance driver team for season 2015.  As many have been speculating, Chris Pither (now known at GRM as Monty) will join David Wall in car #34 and as previously announced Alex Premat will be back with us pairing with Scott McLaughlin. Read more

   
 

Garry's Race Report: Perth

After a month break since the Tasmania round we were all keen to get back racing. During the break we completed and gave our new chassis a shakedown run at Winton (Vic). Following this and the positive feedback from all involved we chose to debut it at Perth. To be honest a new car is more a psychological rather than a material positive. Read More

   
 

A tough weekend in Perth for Volvo Polestar Racing

The V8 Supercars weekend in Perth became a tough one for Volvo Polestar Racing with Scott McLaughlin’s 11th position in the first race as best result.  Read More

   

Preview: Perth SuperSprint

V8 Supercars resumes this weekend with the Perth SuperSprint where Scott McLaughlin scored the first official victory for Volvo Polestar Racing last year. The Kiwi is back with a brand new Volvo S60 race car.  Read More

   
 

Garry's Race Report: Tasmania

Round 2 of the 2015 season and we headed across the Tasman to Symmons Plains Raceway located 20 minutes south of Launceston. From a personal point of view I really enjoy going to Tasmania and the event is certainly embraced by all, being the largest sporting event held in the state each year. Read More

   

Scott McLaughlin climbs championship order after Tasmania

Wilson Security Racing GRM (Volvo Polestar Racing) driver Scott McLaughlin climbed seven positions in the championship after the V8 Supercars weekend in Tasmania.   Read More

   

Trying start to Tasmania weekend 

The start to the V8 Supercars weekend in Tasmania has been trying for Wilson Security Racing GRM (Volvo Polestar Racing) where Scott McLaughlin fought back in the second race to finish inside the top ten.  Read More

   

Tasmania SuperSprint Friday Practice

Mixed weather conditions for the opening day of practice at Symmons Plains Raceway. Scott McLaughlin ended the day 12th quickest and David Wall 15th.  A final 15 minute practice session will be held tomorrow morning at 11.20am ahead of two 10 minute qualifying sessions and two 60km races.

   

Garry giving a Tasmania Preview, in a lovely pink dressing gown Watch Video

 

Scott McLaughlin aiming to get back into championship hunt

Wilson Security Racing (Volvo Polestar Racing) and Scott McLaughlin are heading to Tasmania this weekend for the third race weekend of 2015 with the ambition to get back into the V8 Supercars championship hunt. Read More

   
 

GRM Open Day

A quick note to thank everybody involved in making our 2015 Open Day a great success. To all of the GRM staff that gave up one of their few Saturday’s off to take the time to show our members and the general public what we do at GRM is very much appreciated. From a personal viewpoint I was extremely proud of how my staff presented our race workshop and the displays that they put in place.  Read More

   
  Garry's Race Report: Australian Grand Prix

Heading to the Melbourne Grand Prix we held fond memories of 2014 when Scott McLaughlin won the event. As many will be aware the GP event is a standalone event and is not for Championship points. Nevertheless teams are all very keen to put on a good showing, but also in the back of their minds is the Tasmanian Championship round in a fortnight’s time.  Read More

   
 

Scott McLaughlin fights back in chaotic Melbourne race weekend

Scott McLaughlin and Wilson Security Racing Racing GRM (Volvo Polestar Racing) had a chaotic V8 Supercars weekend in Melbourne where the Kiwi fought back in the final race, climbing 14 positions to breach the top ten from the very back of the grid.  Read More

   
 

Australian Grand Prix - Saturday 

Another tough day at the Australian Grand Prix, after a great start making up 8 places on the first lap Scott was unable to finish race 3 due to a power steering hose failure which in turn caused a fire under the bonnet.  This was very disappointing as we believed we had all the power steering issues under control, obviously we are able to rectify this and will be back on the grid tomorrow. Chris drove a great race to bring his Volvo S60 home in 19th.

   

Volvo Polestar Racing back on site of first V8 Supercars victory

Volvo Polestar Racing are back at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne this weekend, the very place where the team scored its first ever V8 Supercars victory last year in the Volvo S60.  Read More

   

News From The GRM Team Regarding the Melbourne Grand Prix

Most of you would be aware that David Wall suffered a burn to his foot at the Clipsal race, on medical advice David has been instructed that to participate in the Melbourne Grand Prix this weekend would be inadvisable.  Chris Pither will be substituting for David in car #34 at the Melbourne Grand Prix.

   
 

Garry's Race Report: Clipsal 500

The wait was over and the first race of 2015 had arrived. Of course we had already had the Super Test at Eastern Creek, but the true pace of all the teams is really not known until racing begins.  Read More

   

Competitive but tough V8 Supercars start 

The 2015 V8 Supercars season start with the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide, Australia, turned out to be competitive but tough for Wilson Security Racing GRM/Volvo Polestar Racing. Scott McLaughlin qualified in the top for all three races and was right in the fight for the race lead, but technical issues and penalties thwarted the final results.  Read More

   
 

So everyone knows the facts about Adelaide

On the form up lap Scott experienced an issue with the car, at first we believed it was an oil pump issue and then upon further inspection when the vehicle was towed back to pit bay and after a quick analysis it was decided the time it would take to remove the oil pump Read More

   

Fighting V8 Supercars season start for Volvo Polestar Racing

Volvo Polestar Racing started the 2015 V8 Supercars opening weekend at the Clipsal 500 fighting hard. Scott McLaughlin scored two strong qualifying positions with second and third on the grid, but the first two races saw the Kiwi having to fight mechanical issues and penalties.  Read More

 
   

Preview: Clipsal 500

The 2015 V8 Supercars season starts this weekend with the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide Australia, where Volvo Polestar Racing driver Scott McLaughlin is aiming high.

”I am going for the win, the Volvo is really good around a street circuit like Adelaide,” said McLaughlin.  Read More

   

GRM Open Day 21 March 2015

Everyone is welcome to our Open Day on 21 March 2015.  See behind the scenes at the Race Workshop, meet Scott, David, Garry and the entire Team.  Competitions, driver signings, get up close to the S60s and a host of other vehicles, bikes and dragsters.  Take on the pit stop challenge, check out the fabrication, composite and engine rooms, ask the guys questions.  Find out more

 

Garry's Report: SuperTest

Welcome to GRM and my 52nd year of Motor Racing.  Along the way there have been many ups and downs, but certainly upon reflection my overwhelming feeling is the happiness that this sport has given me.  Read More

   

2015 Launch

The Patrol, features Volvo Polestar Racing driver Scott McLaughlin, who was given the opportunity to go on night patrol with Wilson Security – turns out it wasn’t your regular night shift... Watch it here

   
 

Strong first 2015 V8 Supercars test

Scott McLaughlin broke into the top five for Wilson Security Racing GRM in the first official V8 Supercars test of 2015 at Sydney Motorsport Park....  Read More