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James Hinchcliffe Joins Garry Rogers Motorsport For The Gold Coast 600

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Garry Rogers Motorsport has revealed the first of its Armor All Gold Coast 600 international drivers, with the signing of Canadian IZOD IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe.

“For me, it’s a dream come true,” Hinchcliffe told Speed.com.

“I’ve always wanted to get behind [the wheel of] one of those cars. I’ve watched the racing for years on TV and they’re just so bad ass. The races are awesome and the drivers are great.”

Although it’s still to be confirmed which of the Fujitsu Racing GRM Commodores he will co-pilot, the Andretti Autosport driver is aware of the success that the team has enjoyed on the Gold Coast in recent years with Simon Pagenaud making his V8 Supercars debut last year and taking third spot in Sunday’s race last year alongside Lee Holdsworth and Patrick Long also making his debut alongside Michael Caruso in 2010, finishing fourth.

“This team has had a phenomenal run of success at this race with international drivers coming in and you don’t want to be the guy who doesn’t hold up his end of the bargain,” Hinchcliffe said.

The 25-year-old also confirmed he will compete with backing from his IndyCar title sponsor GoDaddy.

“This team has had a phenomenal run of success at this race with international drivers coming in and you don’t want to be the guy who doesn’t hold up his end of the bargain,” Hinchcliffe said.

“It’s a cool partnership with GoDaddy coming on board as well. We’d like to get that car back up on the podium, for sure.”

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