Covers come off Groves' FIA Motorsport Games entry

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The livery that Australian FIA Motorsport Games GT Nations Cup representatives Stephen and Brenton Grove will race in Rome in November has been revealed.

Last week it was announced that the father-son duo will be returning to the FIA GT Nations Cup as part of the inaugural 2019 FIA Motorsport Games to fly the flag for Australia.

Now the covers have come off the Herberth Motorsport-prepared Porsche 911 GT3 R (2019) which the Groves will race at Vallelunga Circuit in Italy.

It features the now synonymous patriotic Australian livery, similar to that raced by the Groves at the 2018 FIA GT Nations Cup.

On the flanks of the predominately red car is a boxing kangaroo, while an Australian flag runs up the bonnet and on the roof.

“That’s a big thing for me, to be flying the flag for Australia,” said Stephen Grove.

“I’m very patriotic as an individual, so to represent Australia and to go over and do the best possible job we can is a huge thing for me.

“I take it really seriously and I’m really looking forward to trying to do the best job I can for Australia.”

Brenton Grove echoed his father’s thoughts on being a part of the Australian FIA Motorsport Games contingent.

“Australia has three entries in the FIA Motorsport Games, one in F4, one in Esports, and one in GT," said Brenton.

“For us to be representing the country on the GT side is a privilege and it’s something that we take seriously.

“We’re making sure we prepare well and do the best we can to represent Australia and hopefully go one or two steps better than we did last year.”

The Groves head to the FIA GT Nations Cup with unfinished business after an incident on the opening lap of last year’s main race in Bahrain saw them not make the chequered flag.

With the GT competition now forming part of a wider of a new-for-2019 concept called the FIA Motorsport Games, medals will be awarded to the top three finishers of each category, akin to the Olympic Games.

The opening ceremony for the FIA Motorsport Games will be held on 31 October, while the racing is set to get underway on 1 November.

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