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GRM signs driver for Trans Am tilt

GARRY Rogers Motorsport has pulled off a driver signing to bolster its ranks for the 2023 National Trans Am Series.

GRM completed a one-two last season with Nathan Herne pipping teammate Owen Kelly to the title.

With two-time champion Herne now racing full-time in the United States, GRM has swooped on the man who finished runner-up to him in 2021: Edan Thornburrow.

Thornburrow will continue driving a Sydney Property Care-backed #116 Ford Mustang, but he’s anticipating a vastly different experience as part of the GRM stable.

“Last year I was consistent, but we just lacked outright speed, we’d get it right for the end of the weekend but in Trans Am you need to be rolling out on the pace early on,” he said.

“The GRM cars are quite different to what I’d been driving, they feel much more refined in every aspect and I feel that’s going to help me take that next step in my achievements in 2023.”

Thornburrow’s relationship with GRM began with his attendance of its Combine last year, and he moved into a mentor role for the recently held 2023 edition.

“It’s really exciting to be joining Garry Rogers Motorsport after I got my first taste of the team back in 2022 and developed that further at the most recent Combine,” he said.

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“It’s an extremely professional outfit but it also has a great comradery and I have already built great relationships not only with the current drivers, but also the engineers and mechanics who I’ll be working with this year.

“My car is at the workshop now and it’s receiving a bit of a birthday, with a new motor and gearbox going in.

“It will be just like driving a new car when I get back behind the wheel, which I’m really excited for.

“Thanks to Barry, Garry (Rogers) and Marcos Ambrose who have been a big part of me joining the team, he’s really pushed me along and helped me develop as a driver.”

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