Garry Rogers Motorsport has a released an official statement in regards to the news the team will become factory-backed, running Volvos in the V8 Supercars Championship from 2014.
Team owner and V8 Supercars stalwart Rogers said:
“To all our team partners, members and other people who have shown interest in our team over the years I wanted to share this exciting news with you all during our 50th year in Motorsport.
“I speak on behalf of all our staff when I say how absolutely thrilled we are that Fujistu Racing GRM have been chosen to represent the Volvo brand one of the worlds highly regarded vehicle manufacturers for their entry into the V8 Supercar Category.
“From my own personal point of view this confirms that if you do your best everyday and never give up opportunities will arise that sometimes in life you cannot help but believe are too difficult.
“The road ahead will be a lot of hard work, no different to any other year and we will work as hard as we can to achieve success for the team and all its sponsors and fans.
“The badges on our cars may look a little different as we move on but the personality and the openness of our team will remain the same.
“I would like to thank Holden for the relationship that we have shared over a long period of time.
“We have had some great success together like winning Bathurst, winning the 24 hour race at Bathurst two years in a row and other individual success.
“Myself and my team have made some great friendships with Holden people during this time, however I understand that commercially Holden are financially committed to Walkinshaw Racing and Triple Eight and I needed to make plans for the ongoing wellbeing and success of the GRM team and all of our staff.”