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GROVE'S PHILLIP ISLAND DREAM WEEKEND

Phillip Island set the scene of success over the weekend for Stephen and Brenton Grove as they took to the picturesque Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit to take part in the Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia.


The father-son duo achieved a set of podium finishes across the weekend in what was a mega performance from the Melbourne-based team.


Brenton and Stephen Grove (Left to Right) on the Podium at Phillip Island


A total of 34 cars were passed by their Porsche 911GT3R over the weekend as they started the rear of the field for both races after gearbox issues prevented the pair from taking part in their respective sessions.

Race 1 saw Stephen make tremendous pace in the early stages coming from the rear to sit in eighth at the time of a safety car period.


Brenton Grove yhen commenced his stint and became the first driver set a time in the 1m 29s bracket.


The safety car appeared for the second time with 20 mins remaining where Stephen made a bold pass on Glen Wood’s Mercedes off the restart.



After some spirited racing, the pair delivered a second-place result with a fastest lap of 1:29.2029.

Race 2 again saw the pair charge their way up the field from the back of the field with the Porsche duo in fantastic form.


Stephen & Brenton Grove came away in P5 with a fastest lap of 1:30.5191.


The duo rounded off their weekend with a combined 3rd position for the round.


Their weekend success complimented their overseas campaign as they compete in the Intercontinental GT World Challenge having already participated in the Bathurst 12 Hour and Kyalami 9 Hour. Their next overseas race will see them take on the CrowdStrike 24 Hours of Spa from the 29th of June to the 2nd of July.

See their full racing calendar for IGTC here: https://www.groveracing.com.au/igtccalendar

CONTACT:

Alison Powell | PR, Media, Marketing Coordinator | Grove Racing alisonp@grovegroup.com.au +61 0542 518 061

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