Garry Rogers likes the fact that the he was able to run some young up and coming talent at the recent Ipswich round of the Supercars Championship, the GRM Team boss stating that it is a positive move for the sport as a whole, especially as the young drivers are performing well no matter what the conditions.
"This round saw James Golding (Bieber) race in his second “wildcard” event,” he said. “I must admit I think the option to run young, up and coming talent in specified sprint rounds is a positive move for our sport and those that have competed throughout the sprint rounds this year have performed well and shown maturity in their ability to not only race with the more seasoned campaigners but also they have not impacted negatively on those fighting for the Championship.”
The weather certainly played its part too with the sun coming out to make the Ipswich round it's normal hot self, continuing the conditions from Townsville a few weeks earlier and Darwin before that.
“For a third consecutive round we southerners were very thankful to be heading north and again, when it came to the weather we were not let down. I often wondered about the grey nomads and why they held an annual pilgrimage north and now that I am nearly grey I think I know the reason why,” Garry said.
Unfortunately when it came to the reason why the team were in Ipswich, (races 15 and 16 of the Championship) they were very disappointed and left feeling the need to regroup, get back to the basics and work hard to find the consistency theye have shown for a big part of this season,.
“To be totally honest the weekend was certainly not one that any of us were satisfied with and there are areas in which the entire team can improve,' Garry added. “ The positive is I know that my Team will not hope that things improve, they will all be hard at work with their head down and bum up in an effort to achieve a better result at Sydney Motorsport Park. I can't wait!”