Jordan Cox to see out TCR Australia season with GRM

Jordan Cox to see out TCR Australia season with GRM

Jordan Cox
Photo: TCR Australia / Daniel Kalisz

Jordan Cox will complete the 2019 TCR Australia season with Garry Rogers Motorsport, after a deal was agreed to keep him in the second Alfa Romeo Giulietta in place of Jimmy Vernon.

Cox, 26, made his début in TCR Australia at the third meeting at The Bend Motorsport Park, racing a Honda Civic for Wall Racing.

After impressing on his début outing, the Syndey-based racer was then signed with GRM for the event at the Queensland Raceway in place of Vernon, who was dropped by the team after several incidents in the first rounds of the year.

Cox is therefore now the official replacement for Vernon. It was revealed late last week that Vernon and GRM had amicably parted ways.

“It’s one of the biggest opportunities I’ve had in my career,” said Cox, whose best result to-date was fourth in his first event. “It’s great to be in a position where I can solely focus on driving the car and achieving the results.

“The team and I really gelled well. GRM is a hard-working team and it was terrific to be involved with them.

“My sponsor group is really excited to be part of the GRM team and the Alfa Romeo, which has proven to be a great car.”

GRM’s Barry Rogers said that the team had been impressed with how Cox had integrated during his first event with the team at the Queensland Raceway.

“We have been impressed with his ability over the years, watching him in Improved Production, so it’s great to confirm that Jordan will be with us for the rest of the season,” said Rogers.

“Our engineers have been impressed with his work ethic. He is a mature young guy and is very hands on.

“His knowledge and enthusiasm is something that fits into the GRM mould. There was no doubt about his ability, and he clearly wants to succeed in the sport.”