PAYCE Signs Sponsorship Deal With Volvo Polestar GRM V8 Supercars Team
Brian Boyd - Managing Director of PAYCE continues support of Australian motorsport.
PAYCE has signed a sponsorship deal for the next two seasons of the V8 Supercars Championship with this year's high-performing Volvo Polestar Racing team.
David Wall selected for second Volvo team position
Also joining the team as the driver of the second Volvo S60 will be multi-talented driver, David Wall, who continues a long association with PAYCE.
Scott McLaughlin again leading the Volvo team in 2015, and with Swedish driver Robert Dahlgren continuing to endure a difficult year and not likely to return to the Volvo team, there has been increasing speculation over who would join Scot McLaughlin in the number two seat in the Volvo team.
David Wall emerged as a strong contender for the second seat at Volvo Polestar Racing.
31-year-old Wall, has enjoyed substantial long-time backing from Wilson Security and PAYCE Consolidated Limited.
This year marks Wall's third year in the V8 Supercars Championship, having run under the Wilson/PAYCE colours at Brad Jones Racing for the two previous seasons.
PAYCE join with Volvo Polestar for Wilson Security Racing GRM
From January 2015, the two-car team will be known as Wilson Security Racing GRM.
With PAYCE joining Wilson Security on the Volvo S60 V8 Supercars in 2015, opportunities beyond the race track are already being actively discussed with Volvo Car Australia.
Synergies between brands are often spoken about in motor racing, but this "innovative commercial relationship", of iconic brands, in a partnership with a global luxury car manufacturer, represents a remarkable opportunity that holds exciting potential for opportunities beyond immediate sponsorship of the Volvo S60 V8 Supercars in the 2015 championship.
While GRM have had a challenging early season with two of their Volvo S60s having run without a sponsor for the early part of the year. The Polestar B8444S engine is proving an immediate pace-setter, winning the team two races and scoring seven pole positions across the year to date. A remarkable result all round.
Brian Boyd – enthusiastic about the motor sport partnership
PAYCE's Managing Director, Brian Boyd, a keen fan and supporter of Australian motorsport, says he is thrilled to be on board with the new team headed by Volvo Car Australia.
"2014 has seen some big changes in the V8 Supercars field, with Volvo the most successful of the new brands competing," he said.
"I am looking forward to a great relationship with Volvo Car Australia, Garry Rogers Motorsport and Volvo Polestar Racing as they build on their successes going forward.
"I congratulate David on securing a ride with this outstanding team and feel sure he will be a great asset to the team and well up to the challenge.
"I have followed David's motor racing career for some years now and he has the ability to quickly adapt to any type of car and to fit in with a new team."
Brian Boyd - PAYCE, the Volvo Polestar GRM team and Wilson Security Racing
Volvo Car Australia Managing Director, Kevin McCann said: "We're delighted to welcome PAYCE to the Volvo Polestar Racing stable.
"Like Volvo, PAYCE has a strong heritage in building desirable products and we're looking forward to working collaboratively with them over the years.
"We've made a big impact in our debut V8 Supercars season and we're well into planning for 2015, so it's an incredibly exciting time to join forces with PAYCE," he said.
The Melbourne-based team comprises some of the country's best talent, led by owner and retired touring car champion, Garry Rogers and current lead driver, Scott McLaughlin in car #33.
Brian Boyd said he was very impressed with the team's achievements in its relative short time together.
"Despite the Volvo Polestar GRM team only joining the V8 Supercars category this year, the team has exceeded all expectations with its initial win at the Australian Grand Prix support event earlier this year and more through the year," he said.
Brian Boyd said the Garry Rogers Motorsport team possessed a wealth of experience spanning five decades, over which time they have won most major races in the country, including the Bathurst 1000.
"Led by Garry, it's no surprise that Volvo Polestar GRM has quickly developed into a leading team and PAYCE is looking forward to a rewarding, exciting partnership in the coming seasons and welcomes the opportunities the relationship presents," he said.
Garry Rogers said: "We welcome Wilson Security and PAYCE in joining Valvoline at GRM, all tremendous supporters of Australian motorsport."
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