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Grove finalises livery for 2014 Carrera Cup attack

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Friday 14th February, 2014 - 8:35am

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Stephen Grove uncovers 2014 Carrera Cup paint scheme

Stephen Grove uncovers 2014 Carrera Cup paint scheme

The privateer Grove outfit is among the first to reveal its 2014 Carrera Cup Australia livery.

Based on a variation of its warpaint from last season Grove will run with predominantly black and red livery reflective of his corporate image.

Owner-driver Stephen Grove, who finished 11th in the Carrera Cup championship last year, said the new car had exceeded all expectations following the Sydney Motorsport Park handover event last month.

“Going from a sequential gearbox to a paddle shift is a huge advantage and it will give us good speed.

“We wanted to keep the livery clean and uncluttered, using the same corporate image that we utilise across Grove Group.

“The car is designed around Grove Group’s corporate colours, however this year we’ve added a little chrome.”

“I think the advantages that the car brings will aid the professional drivers but I think we will see more of a gain from the elite class drivers.

“I do believe that there will be a lot more close racing all of the way down the grid.”

Grove combined with top Carrera Cup international racers Earl Bamber (New Zealand’s Asian champion) and Ben Barker to finish eighth outright and win Class B in a 997 GT3 Cup car in the Bathurst 12 Hour.

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