Boost Mobile Racing Teams stellar ‘new young gun’ driver line up for 2019 Virgin Australia Supercar Season Announced
Garry Rogers Motorsport (GRM) has today announced it has signed Boost Mobile, the world’s number one youth telco brand, as the 2019 naming rights partner for a multi-year partnership. The Boost Mobile Racing Team will head into the 2019 Virgin Australian Supercar Season with new ‘young guns’ drivers Richie Stanaway and James Golding at the wheel.
“I am excited and thankful to GRM and Boost Mobile for giving me a chance to race in one of the greatest championships in the world,” said Stanaway. “My approach last year and my attitude which often stemmed from my own frustration was the wrong approach at times. I apologise to the people and fans that supported me and believed in me. GRM and Boost Mobile have given me a chance and I am committed to give it 100% and do what it takes as a team to win”.
The decision on driver line-up for GRM for the 2019 Virgin Australia Supercar season was not an easy one. According to Garry Rogers;
“It obviously comes as a surprise to most that Garth (Tander) will not be driving at GRM in 2019. Garth has rewarded the GRM team some of the biggest moments in Motorsport including the 2000 Bathurst 1000 win alongside Jason Bargwanna, second in the Championship behind Mark Skaife in the same year and the success of the Monaro 427 in the Bathurst 24hr races of 2002 and more”.
“On Garth’s return to GRM in 2017 he was guaranteed 2 years of full-time driving and a management role following that”.
“There were many aspects to my decision including that Garth was nearing the end of his career and has expressed that 2019 could be his final full time season as a driver”.
“I was very conscious of the fact that I would be both the one that started and ended Garth’s full-time Supercar career and this weighed heavily on me. In a perfect world I would absolutely have loved to give Garth the send off that such a Champion deserves, but I never lost sight that Motorsport although centred around the driver is about the Team and not any one individual”.
On the decision, Garth Tander had the following to add;
“I’m grateful for the start that Garry gave me in Supercars and understand his decision to end my full time driving career. I’m now going to take a deep breath and consider my future that won’t be at GRM, I wish the team well for the future.“