Grove Racing heads North this weekend to the scorching streets of Surfers Paradise for the final round of Porsche Carrera Cup Australia, which will see the return of Brenton Grove and Stephen Grove crowned the official 2017 class champion.
Tag Heuer Carrera Challenge Champion, Stephen, will officially wrap up his title at the Gold Coast, having secured it in the last round at Bathurst.
The experienced racer has had an extremely positive season, taking multiple class race victories, which have ultimately resulted in the championship win by an exponential margin.
Stephen is looking to keep the ball of momentum rolling this weekend at the Gold Coast, and cap off the year with more race wins.
“It’s nice to have the championship wrapped up heading to the Gold Coast,” said Stephen.
“So I’m excited to really go out there and have a crack with no pressure on my shoulders.
“I really look forward to doing my best and trying to take it to the guys around me”
The Grove Racing attendance will once again be doubled this weekend, with the return of GT3 Cup Challenge graduate, Brenton, who made his Carrera Cup debut at Sandown in September.
The young gun will take to the circuit with the Porsche Centre Melbourne squad, the team he debuted with at Sandown, a weekend where he started race two from fourth position.
“I'm excited to have a crack at such an awesome track,” said Brenton.
“Not many people get to drive on it, so I can't wait to head out and give my all. I’ll definitely have a good go at a podium, that’s for sure.
The Grove’s will carve through the Gold Coast streets, in-between the high rises and along the beachfront that takes them around the challenging 2.98km, 15 Turn circuit.
Both Stephen and Brenton are looking to make the most of their final Carrera Cup Australia appearance for the year, as the 2017 championship concludes, with the last race on Sunday.
“I’ve done quite well here in the past,” said Stephen
“So I’m looking to try and keep that run going. I’ve always clicked with the track, so I hope to try and tag onto the back of the professionals and really learn a thing or two,” he concluded.
Brenton however, has his own focus for the weekend.
“For me, I don’t worry about the consequences of the track, at the end of the day if you make a mistake at any track it can bite, so I’m trying to focus on what I can control. I’m sure that it will all come together,” stated the younger Grove.
The race weekend kicks off with Practice on Friday, followed by Qualifying later in the day, and three races across the weekend, including a 28-lap Endurance Cup race on Sunday morning.
Qualifying and each race will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 506 with selected sessions also shown on Network Ten.