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GRM, Boost reunite for Gold Coast 500

GARRY Rogers Motorsport and Boost Mobile will rejoin forces at the upcoming Gold Coast 500.

The team and sponsor endured a rocky Repco Supercars Championship campaign together in 2019, GRM’s last in a full-time capacity.

It began with Richie Stanaway ousting veteran Garth Tander and ended with Boost walking away at season’s end after the relationship between Stanaway and Garry Rogers soured – most notably at the Gold Coast when the Kiwi was benched for missing a signing session.

Three years on, the new joint venture will involve a different driver and category: Jordan Boys in the S5000 Tasman Series.

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Boys is coming off a mostly impressive run at the Repco Bathurst 1000 for Brad Jones Racing, and brings prior S5000 experience with him.

The Gold Coast 500, which Boost is sponsoring, forms the first half of the Tasman Series.

“We love the enthusiasm that the Boost Mobile operation, led by the effervescent Peter Adderton, have for motorsport and in particular their support for young driver talent,” said GRM director Barry Rogers.

“Jordan Boys is a young driver that we have followed with great interest due to our high regard for Terry Wyhoon (owner of Super2 team Image Racing), who gave Jordan his initial break.

“We are delighted to have Jordan racing for us on the Gold Coast.”

Adderton’s right-hand man, Boost general manager and chief marketing officer Jason Haynes, confirmed the open-wheeler will sport a livery reminiscent of the Stanaway/Greg Murphy wildcard which placed 11th at Bathurst.

The livery in which Boys will race. Pic: Supplied

Boys finished two spots down the road in 13th, paired with Macauley Jones, and is now looking forward to switching to S5000 mode.

“I really enjoy driving these cars and it’s been something I’ve worked very hard to get back into,” said the Albury product.

“The S5000 cars give you a true raw experience when you’re driving them and reminds me a bit of go-karts where you can feel every little thing and all the inputs.

“The cars are extremely fast and while they’re not as technical as some other categories they still look extremely cool.

“I really feel like I can go out there and win, I have street circuit experience and experience in the car so it’s a great combination and I think there’s no better person to go out there and put the Boost Mobile car up the front.

“I’ve sort of been annoying Barry for a while now trying to get another drive in the category so I have to give a massive thanks to Barry, Garry and the whole GRM team, plus Boost who are going to have a massive presence at the event.”

Boys will be teammates with two-time Turtle Wax Trans Am title winner Nathan Herne.

It is unclear whether the Boys/Boost/GRM combination will carry over to the Adelaide 500 in early December.

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