Fifth Graduate Moves To Super2

2016 CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship graduate Brenton Grove has become the fifth driver confirmed to make a start in this year’s Super2 Series.

The young Victorian will be somewhat reunited with his former Team BRM teammate Will Brown, as Grove Racing enters a technical alliance with Eggleston Motorsport.

After racing in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge last year, Grove has his sights set on a career racing Supercars.

“It’s such an amazing opportunity that I have for 2018,” Grove told supercars.com.

“Originally, the plan was to do Carrera Cup; however late last year we looked at Super2 and realised it was the smarter thing to do in the hope of forging a career in Supercars.

“I knew straight away that if there was an opportunity to do Super2 it was only going to have been with Grove Motorsport in an ex-Triple Eight Commodore.”

Grove’s Commodore was formerly piloted by Craig Lowndes in last year’s Supercars Championship. The 20-year-old acknowledges the Supercar will be very different compared to his left-hand drive Porsche and open-wheel Formula 4 experience.

“It’s going to be very different to what I’ve raced in the past,” said Grove.

“The cars are obviously right hand drive where the Porsche is left so there’s just a few small things that I will need to adjust to.

“It’s a learning year for me so I won’t be putting any pressure on myself to start with. I just want to advance each time I drive the car and if I can do that I’ll be quite happy.”

February has been kind to Grove, after last weekend winning Class B at the Bathurst 12 Hour with his father Stephen Grove and Ben Barker.

“It’s pretty special to be honest, to do it with the family team and to do it with my dad is something different,” Grove said.

“In the end, we got there and I had a lot of fun doing it especially as it was my first time racing at Bathurst.”

Grove’s confirmation of his Super2 Series gig makes it the fifth former Australian Formula 4 driver to step up to the feeder series of Supercars. Grove joins Zane Goddard, Thomas Randle, Will Brown, and Jack Smith as starters for 2018.