Three trips to the event in Tasmania are up for grabs

Valvoline is partnering with Garry Rogers Motorsport for the second instalment of the GRM Combine in Tasmania and it is looking for three apprentice mechanics to win a spot on the team.
The Valvoline GRM Combine was created by GRM’s Competition Director, Marcos Ambrose, who was inspired by similar programs he witnessed during his career in NASCAR.
Marcos Ambrose and GRM know how crucial it is to have talented mechanics on your team. And the truth is, talent can come from anywhere – even from the workshop you’re working in right now.
Valvoline understands how important apprentices are to the automotive industry and says it wants to reward three apprentice mechanics with the ultimate Combine experience.
Valvoline will fly the three winners to Tasmania where the Valvoline GRM Combine will take place between January 15 to January 20, 2023.
While at the Combine, all accommodation and meals will be provided for the entire week. The winners will be kitted out with Valvoline GRM combine merchandise to be worn on the tracks and will be mentored by Marcos Ambrose and the experienced GRM mechanics.
The winners will also get their adrenalin racing when they experience hot laps around Tasmania’s Symmons Plains or Baskerville race tracks.
As part of the Combine experience, the three apprentice mechanics will be able to further improve their mechanical skills which will help them in their current workshop.
At the Valvoline GRM Combine, they will learn things like practical diagnosis skills, what it is like working in a high-pressure, time sensitive environment, the importance of a mechanic’s actions and their influence on driver safety, plus so much more.
For more information and to enter the competition, go to and answer the question, what drives you to be the best apprentice?
The competition is open now until the 30th of November, and is open to apprentice mechanics across Australia and New Zealand.

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