July 22, 2022 | General

Groves prepare to represent Australia

Father-son pairing Stephen and Brenton Grove are preparing once again to represent Australia at the FIA’s Motorsport Games to be held at Paul Ricard, France in October.

The duo makes a return to the FIA Motorsport Games following on from a bronze medal winning performance the last time the event was held in 2019.

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Regularly pairing up in the Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia Series, the team has scored multiple podiums in the highly competitive class and will race at Spa at the end of this month in its legendary 24 hour event.

In addition, Stephen will act as Team Captain for the Australian squad as a representative is expected to race in the Esports component while Touring Car utilising the successful TCR regulations will continue in 2022.

“I’m really excited to be returning to the FIA Motorsport Games in 2022 to represent Australia once again,” Stephen said.

“Personally, the added bonus will be the privilege of being Team Captain. I look forward to working with all of Australia’s competitors and hope we can bring home some great results for our country.”

Brenton is excited to make a return to the global competition using what was learnt in 2019 as a launchpad for October’s event.

“We were quite disappointed when the last two games were cancelled due to Covid, so I’m thrilled to be back in France,” Brenton said.

“We know the car much better now and have some experience at the track so we’re hopeful of another podium finish for our country.”

Motorsport Australia Director of Motorsport and Commercial Operations Michael Smith is thrilled the Groves will take up the challenge again in representing the country.

“Stephen and Brenton are great ambassadors for our sport and following on from their success at the 2019 FIA Motorsport Games, we are proud to have them representing both the country and Motorsport Australia at this year’s games in France,” Smith said.

“Stephen is also the obvious choice for Team Captain, given his significant experience in all facets of motorsport, as well as the passion and drive he has to perform, no matter the category he might be competing in.

“We’re hopeful of announcing more competitors in the coming weeks and certainly encourage anyone else eager to take part to reach out to us to find out more.”

The FIA Motorsport Games will be held in France on October 26-30.