The livery with which Team Australia will compete in the GT category at the FIA Motorsport Games has been broken.
Father-son combination Stephen and Brenton Grove will represent their country at the Circuit Paul Ricard in France.
The pair, who run Penrite Racing operations in the Repco Supercars Championship, achieved a bronze medal at the 2019 edition of the Games.
They will return to the GT discipline this year after unveiling the livery for their Porsche, which features the Groves’ signature boxing kangaroo.
It’s a personal touch that was also seen on their class-winning Bathurst 12-hour Porsche 911 GT3 R when Stephen and Brenton teamed up with Ben Barker in 2020.
“The Games mark an exciting stage in global motorsport and as a team we couldn’t be prouder to represent Australia on such a stage,” said Brenton.
“We believe the livery will stand out when we compete at one of the world’s most iconic circuits later this month.”
Team Australia recently announced the participation of Porsche works driver Matt Campbell, who will join the father-son duo for the GT endurance component of the games.
Stephen was previously appointed team captain, with the Australian flag also represented by TCR representative Aaron Cameron and karting youngsters Aiva Anagnostiadis and Peter Bouzinelos.
“The Australian team is ready for the challenge ahead and I’m delighted with the line-up we have which includes some fantastic Australian riders including Matt Campbell,” he added.
“I look forward to working with all team members to support them in their respective categories.
“Our GT livery features our signature box kangaroo which has been featured on a number of Porsches that I and Brenton have driven over the years.
“It’s fitting to represent Australia with it and I look forward to seeing it in action at Paul Ricard.”
The FIA Motorsport Games will take place from 28th to 30th October with TV coverage of some form touted for Australia.