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Wednesday, 14 March 2018 14:19

Column: Garry Rogers on James Golding

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James ‘Bieber’ Golding is the latest youngster to get his break in Supercars at Garry Rogers Motorsport. Team boss Garry Rogers writes about his latest protégé in his column in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #103.

Issue #103 is on sale now in stores with the digital edition available in the official V8X app (in the App Store and Google Play), online at DigitalEdition.V8XMagazine.com.au and in the Magzter app store.

CLICK HERE for more information on issue #103.

“I will be extremely proud to see ‘Bieber’ race,” says Rogers about the former Dunlop Super2 Series race winner and main-game mechanic.

“I get an enormous amount of satisfaction watching and helping young people achieve something.

“I get just as much satisfaction in watching a guy like Stiffy (Stefan Millard) develop from a trainee data engineer to our team manager.

“With regards to ‘Bieber’, I have been watching him since his early teens in karts and as things progressed I offered him an apprenticeship as a mechanic over four years ago.

“He has shown a great aptitude to the mechanical side of a race car and his day-to-day work ethic certainly illustrates to me that he is a very disciplined person.

“He has won many kart titles, finished third in the 2014 Australian Formula Ford Championship, completed the 2015 and 2016 Dunlop Super2 Championship with race wins and has performed extremely well in the 2016 and 2017 Pirtek Endurance Cups.

“I have tremendous faith in his ability but, just as importantly, I know that he has the background to deal with the setbacks that he will encounter.

“He has the skills and GRM will provide him with the people and the equipment to not only have the potential to lead the debutants but challenge the senior drivers of Supercars.”

CLICK HERE to purchase issue #103 to read the column.

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Event Date
Superloop Adelaide 500 February 20-23
Melbourne 400 March 12-15
Tyrepower Tasmania Super400  April 3-5
ITM Auckland Super400 April 24-26
PIRTEK Perth SuperNight May 15-17
Truck Assist Winton Super400 June 5-7
Watpac Townsville 400 June 26-28
BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown July 17-19
Sydney SuperNight August 28-30
OTR The Bend 500 September 18-20
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 October 8-11
Vodafone Gold Coast 600 Oct. 30-Nov. 1
Penrite Oil Sandown Super400  November 20-22
Coates Hire Newcastle 500 December 4-6
   
   

 

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1. Scott McLaughlin
288  
2. Jamie Whincup
261 -27
3. Chaz Mostert
234 -54
4. Cameron Waters
231 -57
5. Will Davison
231 -57
6. David Reynolds
210 -78
7. Lee Holdsworth
171 -117
8. Mark Winterbottom
162 -126
9. Fabian Coulthard
162 -126
10. Rick Kelly
150 -138

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