Grove Racing is an Australian motor racing team that's previously competed in various series, including the Porsche Carrera Cup Australia Championship and Super2 Series. The team is making its debut in the Supercars Championship in 2022. They will campaign two Ford Mustangs, driven by Lee Holdsworth and David Reynolds.

History

GT racing

Grove Racing was founded by businessman Stephen Grove in 2011 with a focus on racing Porsches in various categories. Having first competed in the Porsche Sprint Challenge Australia, the team entered the Porsche Carrera Cup Australia Championship in 2012 with Stephen as driver in the elite class.[1] In 2014, the team won the first of its five Bathurst 12 Hour class victories.[2]

Super2 Series

In 2018, Stephen's son Brenton entered the Super2 Series having also competed in Porsches. The team drafted two-time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Earl Bamber to co-drive with Brenton at that year's Bathurst 250 endurance race for the series.[3] The team did not continue in the series in 2019 with Brenton moving to drive for Triple Eight Race Engineering in the series.

In 2021, Matthew Payne entered the Super2 Series for the last two rounds in a Nissan Altima L33.

Supercars Championship

In January 2021, Grove Group purchased 50% of Kelly Racing, which was rebranded Kelly Grove Racing.[4] Six months later, Grove bought out the remainder of the team, to be known as Grove Racing from 2022.[5]

Supercars Results

Car No. 10 results

Year Driver No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 Position Pts
2022 Lee Holdsworth 10 Ford SMP
R1

21
SMP
R2

16
SYM
R3

9
SYM
R4

9
SYM
R5

14
MEL
R6

22
MEL
R7

3
MEL
R8

13
MEL
R9

10
BAR
R10

11
BAR
R11

21
BAR
R12

12
WIN
R13

5
WIN
R14

4
WIN
R15

6
HID
R16

15
HID
R17

12
HID
R18

16
TOW
R19

17
TOW
R20

23
BEN
R21

BEN
R22

BEN
R23

SAN
R24

SAN
R25

SAN
R26

PUK
R27

PUK
R28

PUK
R29

BAT
R30

SUR
R31

SUR
R32

ADE
R33

ADE
R34

13th* 966*

Car No. 26 results

Year Driver No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 Position Pts
2022 David Reynolds 26 Ford SMP
R1

24
SMP
R2

9
SYM
R3

21
SYM
R4

3
SYM
R5

4
MEL
R6

2
MEL
R7

2
MEL
R8

3
MEL
R9

Ret
BAR
R10

4
BAR
R11

11
BAR
R12

6
WIN
R13

3
WIN
R14

3
WIN
R15

4
HID
R16

25
HID
R17

5
HID
R18

12
TOW
R19

18
TOW
R20

11
BEN
R21

BEN
R22

BEN
R23

SAN
R24

SAN
R25

SAN
R26

PUK
R27

PUK
R28

PUK
R29

BAT
R30

SUR
R31

SUR
R32

ADE
R33

ADE
R34

7th* 1234*

Supercar drivers

Super2 drivers

Super2 Results

Car No. 10 results

Year Driver No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Position Pts
2021 Matthew Payne 10 Nissan BAT
R1

BAT
R2

TOW1
R3

TOW1
R4

TOW2
R5

TOW2
R6

SMP
R7

16
SMP
R8

C
BAT
R9

13
BAT
R10

5
17th 234
2022 SMP
R1

4
SMP
R2

2
BAR
R3

1
BAR
R4

2
TOW
R5

10
TOW
R6

Ret
SAN
R7

SAN
R8

BAT
R9

BAT
R10

NEW
R11

NEW
R12

3rd* 624*

GT3-Programme drivers

  • Australia Stephen Grove (2019–present)
  • Australia Brenton Grove (2019–present)
  • United Kingdom Ben Barker (2019–present)

References

  1. ^ "ENTRY LIST: Carrera Cup ready for Townsville return". Speedcafe. 3 July 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Grove Racing ready for 2020 outright step up". Bathurst 12 Hour. Retrieved 27 July 2021.
  3. ^ Makhoul, Joshua (4 October 2018). "Grove keen to learn from 'world class' Bamber". Supercars.com. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  4. ^ van Leeuwen, Andrew (14 January 2021). "New ownership structure for Kelly Racing". Motorsport.com. Retrieved 27 July 2021.
  5. ^ Chapman, Simon (26 July 2021). "Grove takes full ownership of KGR, Kelly to depart". Speedcafe. Retrieved 27 July 2021.

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