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AMBROSE GRM YOUNG DRIVER COMBINE RETURNS

GARRY Rogers Motorsport’s young driver ‘Combine’ is set to return in January, following a successful first hit-out this year.

Inspired by similar programs in the United States, the Combine is spearheaded by GRM’s Competition Director and former NASCAR racer Marcos Ambrose.

Each participant will have the opportunity to test GRM’s TCR, Trans Am and S5000 entries at Tasmania’s Symmons Plains and Baskerville circuits on January 15-20.

Mentoring the successful applicants will be Ambrose and GRM drivers James Moffat, James Golding, Dylan O’Keeffe and Nathan Herne, while Garry and Barry Rogers will also be on hand.

Those to participate this year included Kody Garland, who is competing in the 2022 TCR Australia Series with GRM, and Todd Kelly’s son Mason.

Barry Rogers and Ambrose with a selection of 2022 participants. Pic: Supplied

“The GRM Combine is an experience,” explained Ambrose.

“It is not a driving school or a talent search, it is an event where drivers who are on the path to race in the upper levels of Australian motorsport can evaluate their own performance and abilities in a professional environment. 

“The combine is designed to give the drivers a reference point to see where they are at in their own racing progression and showcase their skills to GRM and other industry leaders.

“S5000, TCR and Trans Am are very different machines which each require a unique set of skills each to drive.

“Combine participants get to evaluate themselves in different equipment and see what type of machine best suits their skill sets.

“An added bonus is to compare themselves against our professional factory drivers.

“That’s what the GRM Combine is meant to be, a place to see what level you are at as a driver and compare yourself against some of the best drivers in the country.”

Those who pay to take part in the Combine receive on-track sessions, detailed tuition from professional drivers, a dedicated driver coach and engineer, accommodation, team meals and dinners, transfers to and from the circuit each day and one-week work experience at GRM.

Inquiries can be sent via email to combine@grmotorsport.com.au.

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