Rogers focused on winning title, not Volvo deal

Garry Rogers says he wants to keep his focus on fighting for the 2016 V8 Supercars title, not Volvo’s withdrawal from the sport.

Rogers focused on winning title, not Volvo deal
Podium: winner Scott McLaughlin, Garry Rogers Motorsport Volvo
Winner Scott McLaughlin, Garry Rogers Motorsport Volvo
Winner Scott McLaughlin, Garry Rogers Motorsport Volvo
Scott McLaughlin, Garry Rogers Motorsport Volvo leads
Scott McLaughlin, Garry Rogers Motorsport Volvo
Scott McLaughlin, Garry Rogers Motorsport Volvo

The Garry Rogers Motorsport outfit was hit with a double blow overnight: Polestar confirming it will cease its involvement in V8 Supercars before Cyan Racing announced it will recall its engines and chassis back to Sweden at the end of the season.

While the news leaves GRM’s original plans to continue with the Volvo hardware as a privateer team in serious doubt, Rogers told Motorsport.com that his approach is to deal with the fall-out of the situation on a day-by-day basis.

“To be quite frank, we’re in May, we’ve got a long, long, long way to go,” he said.

“We’ve got a lot of things to do, and that’s what we do – get them done.

“We’re just dealing with each single day and seeing what we’re going to do to get results.”

Rogers added that he wants his squad to keep its focus squarely on the job at hand – winning the 2016 V8 Supercars title.

“We’re not worried about what’s happening next year, we’re worried about what’s happening this coming weekend [at Barbagallo Raceway],” he said. “We’ve got a championship to win, things to do, and at this stage we’re going good.”

Scott McLaughlin is currently second in the standings after clean-sweeping the last round at Phillip Island.

shares
comments
Words with Cam Waters: The Western Front

Previous article

Words with Cam Waters: The Western Front

Next article

Canto to partner Winterbottom at V8 enduros

Canto to partner Winterbottom at V8 enduros
Load comments
How taming his temper shaped Supercars' slow-burn star Prime

How taming his temper shaped Supercars' slow-burn star

His decision to leave Brad Jones Racing was the biggest shock of the Australian Supercars silly season so far. But for Nick Percat, it comes as the culmination of a personal journey that has made him into one of the most rounded drivers in the series, now in search of a seat that can make him a champion

Supercars
Sep 17, 2021
Why replacing Supercars' GOAT with a teenager is worth the risk for T8 Prime

Why replacing Supercars' GOAT with a teenager is worth the risk for T8

On the face of it, picking an 18-year-old rookie to replace arguably the greatest Supercars driver of all time is a risky move. But as Jamie Whincup takes up a team principal role and hands his car to Broc Feeney, it's one that he is confident will be rewarded in the fullness of time - time which wasn't afforded to Whincup in his early days

Supercars
Sep 1, 2021
How Randle went from fighting cancer to battling for Supercars contention Prime

How Randle went from fighting cancer to battling for Supercars contention

After his fledgling career was paused by a battle with testicular cancer, Thomas Randle then had to wrestle with finding a drive in Supercars after he got the all-clear. It's been a long road for the Melbourne native but, after two lengthy battles, he's finally got a full-time drive to look forward to

Supercars
Jun 29, 2021
How crisis talks over Supercars’ Gen3 future could leave it without a paddle Prime

How crisis talks over Supercars’ Gen3 future could leave it without a paddle

With Supercars’ Gen3 era on the horizon, a shift is set to take place – in more ways than one – but, as has become clear in recent weeks, the plan to bin the stick and use paddles with electronic assisted shift has been met with fierce opposition

Supercars
May 24, 2021
Can DJR still be a Supercars powerhouse after Penske? Prime

Can DJR still be a Supercars powerhouse after Penske?

Roger Penske's whirlwind Australian Supercars sojourn is over. After six seasons, three drivers' titles, three teams' championships and a Bathurst 1000 crown, The Captain has sold his controlling stake in Dick Johnson Racing back to the squad and walked away from the category.

Supercars
Feb 26, 2021
Can Whincup be Triple Eight's ruthless leader? Prime

Can Whincup be Triple Eight's ruthless leader?

Supercars' most successful team of the past 15 years is set for a radical shakeup next year when Jamie Whincup retires from driving and takes over the reins at Triple Eight. But does he have what it takes to be the new Roland Dane?

Supercars
Feb 8, 2021
How a lifetime Supercars deal broke down in one year Prime

How a lifetime Supercars deal broke down in one year

David Reynolds inked what was effectively a lifetime deal with Erebus in 2019 – only to walk out a year later. What went wrong?

Supercars
Dec 18, 2020
Why Supercars now needs a new "human salt harvester" Prime

Why Supercars now needs a new "human salt harvester"

Scott McLaughlin has been a controversial figure in Supercars over the past few years but, as he heads off to a fresh challenge in IndyCar, the Australian tin-top series needs to find someone else to fill his drama-filled boots as the category enters a new era...

Supercars
Nov 3, 2020