Marcos Ambrose leads the GRM Combine program. Pic: Supplied

GARRY Rogers Motorsport has named the six young drivers that are taking part in this week’s inaugural ‘GRM Combine – Driven by Marcos Ambrose’.

The brainchild of GRM competition director Ambrose, who witnessed similar programs in the United States, the Combine provides youngsters the opportunity to experience a variety of racecars run by GRM.

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Among the drivers is Victorian Hyundai Excel racer Mason Kelly, the teenage son of 2005 Bathurst 1000 winner and now former Supercars team owner Todd.

Also part of the program are Kelly’s fellow Excel runner Harry Tomkins, Formula Ford racer Winston Smith, Trans Am driver Edan Thornburrow, Aussie Racing Cars regular Kody Garland and Tasmanian Campbell Logan.

The Combine drivers flanked by Barry Rogers and Marcos Ambrose. Pic: Supplied

Held across Tasmania’s Symmons Plains and Baskerville circuits over five days, participants are set to sample GRM’s TCR, Trans Am and S5000 machinery.

A Mygale Formula Ford will also be used as an intermediary step to the S5000 open-wheeler.

The drivers will receive extensive briefing and coaching from the likes of Ambrose, GRM TCR drivers James Moffat and Dylan O’Keeffe and S5000 front-runner James Golding.

“It’s exciting to have the first GRM Combine up and running, on two great circuits in Tasmania with six young drivers all keen to test themselves in a range of machinery and against the benchmark of GRM’s pro drivers,” said Ambrose.

“The GRM team is in Tasmania all week to really get involved in giving our Combine participants a thorough learning experience.”

Tassie-based Ambrose joined the Melbourne-based GRM squad under the title of Competition Director midway through 2021 as part of the two-time Supercars champion’s move back into motorsport.

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