Grove Motorsport has confirmed its entry into Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia powered by AWS with a full-season Porsche 911 GT3 R effort for father-and-son Stephen and Brenton Grove.
The Melbourne-based team, which made its GT3 debut in the 2018 FIA Motorsport Games, claimed Pro-Am class honors in last year’s Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour.
A brand-new Porsche has been acquired for the two-driver Pro-Am campaign kicking off this month, with the car freshly wrapped in a new color scheme.
“The opportunity to drive alongside Brenton in a GT3 R was too good to pass up on and I’m really excited for the year,” said Stephen.
“I always enjoy driving the GT3 R, so I can’t wait to get stuck into the season.
“Previously we’ve spent quite a lot of time doing Carrera Cup, so to move into GT3 and try our hands at something else is extremely exciting.”
The GTWC Australia season is set to feature six rounds with the calendar including events at Phillip Island, Bathurst, The Bend and Sandown.
“This program has been one we’ve spoken about for a while now and with my racing starting to wind down and international racing off the table at the moment, GT World Challenge Australia was the perfect program for us this year,” said Brenton.
“We know the car well so it’s exciting to try it in our own backyard and look forward to driving on some of Australia’s best race tracks.”
The opening round of the season will take place at Phillip Island, which has been rescheduled to March 12-14.