Bathurst 1000 livery tweak for Grove Racing

Lee Holdsworth, David Cauchi and David Reynolds with the Penrite Racing Mustangs

GROVE Racing has shown off a revised look for its Penrite-backed Mustangs atop Mount Panorama.

The #10 and #26 Fords led by Bathurst 1000 winners Lee Holdsworth and David Reynolds will take on an Australian-themed livery for this week’s Great Race.

“Driving into the circuit today gave me butterflies, and to come straight up to the top of The Mountain to show the fans, who make this race and our sport so special, our new colours is very cool,” said Holdsworth.

“The car looks great but there’s many tales of what fans have done to cars over the years up here, so hopefully the team gets mine back down to the pits safely.”

Reynolds added: “There’s nothing like this race, driving up from Melbourne I just get more and more excited the closer I was getting to the track.

“I love the sights and sounds that you only get up on top of The Mountain, all their campsites are awesome and while we will keep our cars lubricated with plenty of Penrite, they will keep themselves lubricated with plenty of beverages, so we made sure we looked after them today with a big barbeque lunch.

“When you’re in the car at the end of the race and the fans are going nuts it’s so amazing.

“I hope we’re right up the front come Sunday afternoon with our new look to give them something to cheer for.”

Matt Campbell and Matt Payne will co-drive with Reynolds and Holdsworth, respectively.

It’s the latter’s last Bathurst 1000 as a primary driver, given he’ll retire from full-time duties at the end of the season. Payne will replace him next season.

Holdsworth and Reynolds
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