Driver, Valvoline GRM Alfa Romeo
“I’m really excited to partner with Valvoline and the Garry Rogers Motorsport team for the next two years in the TCR Series,” said Michael Caruso.
“I’ve had the opportunity to work with both organisations in the past, and I have so many great memories and still hold many life long friendships from those years. GRM as an organisation has a fantastic, hard working group of people which are like family to one another and that resonates with me.
“I raced as a Valvoline driver when I first started in the Supercars Championship back in 2008, and it’s great to reconnect with this multi-national company that is so influential not only within Australia but all around the world. Valvoline is extremely passionate about its racing and we feel that the TCR Australia Series is a great way to showcase its brand.
“I watched the first season of TCR Australia and you can see the potential that it has. I knew I wanted to be a part of it, and it is even better that I get the chance to link up with Valvoline and GRM to do it. I know that as a team we have all of the right ingredients to make it successful.
“I believe we are definitely a chance to give the series a shake up. The Alfa Romeo has shown that it is a strong package – both in Australia and in other TCR competitions around the world.
“There is already so much excitement around the 500km race at Bathurst and it is something that I’m very much looking forward to competing in. Everyone loves endurance-style racing at Mount Panorama and that race will be the perfect way to end the season. I definitely want to be the inaugural winner and have my name on that trophy.”
Managing Director, Valvoline Australia
“2020 marks a new chapter in the long relationship between Valvoline and Garry Rogers Motorsport,” said Peter Besgrove.
“We have been partners in motor racing for over 30 years, but TCR is a brand-new experience. What is not new is the passion, commitment and hard work the GRM bring to the sport.
“This year, like every other year, GRM will rely on Valvoline for lubricants and technical support to ensure that their cars are up at the pointy end of the field.
“Returning this year will be Michael Caruso, who has a long history with GRM and can be relied upon to get the most of his race car. We are excited about the series and wish the team every success.”