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Garry Rogers Motorsport will run Holden Commodores this year after a well-publicised battle with Volvo.
“Having tried extremely hard to secure the Volvo V8 engines that had been developed and built in Sweden, which had absolutely no use except in Supercar racing, we ultimately failed,” Rogers said.
“We chose to build Commodores as we had raced them in the inaugural COTF [Car of the Future] season in 2013 and were familiar with them.”
The cars were revealed in December by Rogers and join the additional pair of cars set to race in the Dunlop Series this year. While Rogers considered running the Volvo body with a Holden engine, he felt it wasn’t the right way to go.
Rogers’ team have been under the pump as they had to complete the build of two new cars in 10 weeks while also completing the build of the cars destined for the Dunlop Series .
“We had to build two brand new cars in less than 10 weeks, while also completing the final build stages on the two new Development Series cars we are preparing for the 2017 Dunlop Series,” said Rogers.
“In effect, four new cars were being built inside five months, with no additions to our workforce.”
Garth Tander joins the team this year after a stint at Walkinshaw Racing while James Moffat will continue with the team for 2017 after an up and down year in 2016.