Aspiring racer Chelsea Angelo is proud to join forces with the Grove Group to help raise awareness of White Ribbon Australia through motor sport.
The 21-year-old will step up into Michelin Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge this season with support from Wall Racing, the Grove Group, Wilson Security, PAYCE and White Ribbon Australia.
Both Angelo and the Grove Group’s Brenton Grove are ambassadors for White Ribbon Australia, an organisation which works to end men’s violence against women.
“Having the Grove Group come on as a partnership with their own association to White Ribbon is fantastic,” exclaimed Angelo.
“I’m really happy to be able to represent as a figure who opposes violence against women and also to let other women know that White Ribbon are there for you and to have them onboard to promote that is just great.
“I definitely think White Ribbon sponsoring a female driver adds more depth in itself, and it’s fantastic that they are partnering with a woman in motorsport as it adds a lot more meaning to the whole situation.”
Angelo will benefit from David Wall acting as her mentor throughout 2018, driving the car Wall raced to title success in the 2017 Porsche Carrera Cup Australia series.
“I see David and the Grove family as a massive inspirations and role models to me, especially David himself who’s been racing for so many years,” added Angelo.
“To have a mentor like him helping me become a better driver is amazing.
“I’m excited to be stepping up to Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge; it’s quite a different step for me because I’ve done more Supercars, Formula 3, and Formula Ford.
“I certainly wouldn’t be where I am today without the help from the Grove Group, White Ribbon Australia, PAYCE, and Wilson Security, so I’m happy to have them all onboard.”
Grove Racing team manager Brenton Grove says sponsoring Angelo’s program is exciting for the Grove Group, watching her progress through a series that both he and his father have had success in.
“When I learned that the Grove Group were going to get behind Chelsea and help her onto the grid this year I was absolutely thrilled,” said Brenton.
“I have been very fortunate that the Group have been there beside me in my journey to help prevent men’s violence against women and this is the next step in continuing the fight.
“It makes a lot of sense for the Grove Group to get behind Chelsea. She is another example of the support the Grove Group have given to talented young drivers trying to achieve their goals."
Founder of Grove Racing and CEO of the Grove Group, Stephen Grove believes that Chelsea has the right ingredients to have success within the Porsche Pyramid.
“The Grove Group are very excited to bring together Chelsea and White Ribbon to work towards a successful program both on track and off,” explained Stephen.
“We see Chelsea as a great ambassador for the Group and a very talented driver, so I’m excited to watch her progress this year.
“It’s a credit to the Porsche Motorsport Pyramid that provides the opportunity for Chelsea to progress from GT3 Cup Challenge into Carrera Cup Australia and beyond in the future.
“Both Brenton and I utilised the pyramid, so it’s great to see Chelsea make her debut within the Porsche Motorsport Pyramid and I look forward to seeing her career develop.”
Grove Racing’s 2018 campaign kicks off with the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour, which takes place next weekend (February 2-4).
Angelo’s own season gets underway at the brand new The Bend Motorsport Park, with her debut outing in the GT3 Cup Challenge in April.