Grove Racing - drivers alumni

Grove Racing has had the pleasure of working with some of the world's fastest and most awarded drivers.

 
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Earl Bamber

27-year-old Earl Bamber is the epitome of the Porsche Pyramid.

From his humble background, in Whanganui New Zealand, Earl has managed to climb up the motorsport ladder to land one of the most coveted seats in all of motorsport – a LMP1 drive with Porsche Motorsport for 2017.

Along the way, Earl has impressed and more importantly won in every series he has ever competed in, racing against some of the best drivers in the world, racing for his country in A1 GP and beating current F1 drivers in GP2.

However, it was his success in the Porsche GT3 Cup Car that saw him achieve champion status in Porsche Carrera Cup Asia twice, Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup and the Porsche Motorsport Scholarship. Earl also has the ability to say he is a two-time outright LeMans 24 Hour winner with Porsche in their famous 919 Hybrid LMP1 car!

Having driven with Grove Racing on numerous occasions, Earl has helped the team to win two Bathurst 12 Hour titles (Class B) and many other podium finishes.

 
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Scott McLaughlin

24-year-old Scott McLaughlin is one of the hottest properties in Australian Motorsport.

Having just signed with the iconic DJR Team Penske, Scott is well placed to further cement his place in the Australian landscape and reinforce his status as the next generation of Australian motorsport. Often in inferior machinery, Scott’s 8 race wins and 17 pole positions have demonstrated his natural ability and raw talent, beating some of the best drivers’ Australian motorsport has ever seen.

Teaming up with Grove Racing for the last couple of Carrera Cup Pro-Ams, Scott has once again proven his raw speed and race craft, helping Grove Racing to win in 2014, often out qualifying and racing his Supercars’ rivals.

Joining Grove Racing at the 2016 Bathurst 12 Hour along with Earl Bamber and Stephen Grove, Scott helped guide the team to another Class B title, this time by 15 laps

 
Ben Barker

Ben Barker

After a successful maiden year in cars, Ben Barker decided to step up to Australian F3 with leading outfit Team BRM for the 2010 season, and he duly proved that 'slicks and wings' were to his liking by scooping the Australian national title by just one championship point from now GP2 start Mitch Evans.

After multiple seasons in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, recording numerous podiums and top 5 finishes, 2016 saw Ben compete in the World Endurance Championship aboard a Porsche 991 RSR. Competing in the famed 24H of Lemans, Ben was able to gain invaluable experience in the world’s best endurance championship.

Joining Grove Racing at the 2014 Bathurst 12 Hour, Ben helped guide the team to their first Class B win, driving with Earl Bamber and Stephen Grove for the journey.

Coming back to defend his title with the team in 2015, Ben backed up his debut performance with a second place in the once around the clock enduro.