GRM COMMODORE HITS THE MARKET

James Moffat and Richard Muscat carried a special retro livery at Bathurst in 2017 marking the 30th anniversary of the Moffat/Harvey WTCC Monza win in 1987. Photo: an1images.com / Dirk Klynsmith.

THE departure of Volvo from the V8 Supercars Championship at the end of 2016 left Garry Rogers Motorsport to build four brand new VF Commodores for the 2017 season and one of them has now been placed on the market.

Advertised here for sale in the V8 Sleuth Online Showroom including its Walkinshaw Racing-built engine and a major spare parts inventory, Jon McCorkindale’s Super2 VF Commodore – chassis GRM 20 – began its life in 2017.

Originally debuted by Richard Muscat as one of the team’s Super2 cars in Adelaide in 2017 it was made James Moffat’s Wilson Security-backed #34 GRM entry in the ‘main game’ from Albert Park onwards.

James Moffat in action at Phillip Island in 2017. Photo: an1images.com / Dirk Klynsmith.

Moffat raced the car for the majority of that season, including teaming with Muscat for the Sandown and Bathurst endurance races, where the car carried a special retro ‘Rothmans’ livery paying tribute to the 30thanniversary of Allan Moffat and John Harvey’s 1987 World Touring Car Championship race win at Monza in Italy.

Moffat made his last start with GRM in Supercars in the car in Newcastle and it then reverted to Super2 duties in 2018 with Mason Barbera at the wheel.

The Queenslander ran that season and the majority of 2019 before electing to withdraw and focus on the family business and the car remained idle at GRM.

Super3 driver Jon McCorkindale started 2021 in his ex-DJR Falcon FG at Bathurst before making the move to buy GRM 20 and he raced the car in Super2 this year at the Townsville double rounds, Sydney Motorsport Park and Bathurst.

The ex-GRM Commodore is the latest car added for sale in the V8 Sleuth Online Showroom.

Jon McCorkindale at Bathurst, 2021. Photo: Nathan Wong.
With over 20 years in the Australian motorsport industry, Noonan is the head of V8 Sleuth. He’s held a range of roles including working in television with Seven and Ten, print media and public relations. With a specialty in Australian motorsport history, he’s known around racing paddocks as ’the Sleuth’ and started his motorsport media career in 1997.