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De Pasquale to lead Groves’ next Bathurst tilt

DICK Johnson Racing ace Anton De Pasquale will spearhead Grove Racing’s tilt at the 2023 Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour.

De Pasquale has long held a relationship with the Groves, which will see them again team up for the Dubai 24 Hour later this month.

Come February 3-5 at Mount Panorama, the Stephen Grove/Brenton Grove/De Pasquale Porsche GT3 R entry will contest the Pro-Am class.

“We love racing the 12 Hour, it’s a demanding race and you need to have the best team behind you,” said Stephen.

“Bathurst is one of those tracks you do whatever you can to race at and the 12 Hour is one of the best races of the calendar.

“To do the race with a strong crew is exciting. We’re bringing together our Supercar and GT team as well as EBM (Earl Bamber Motorsport) so I think we should be covered.

“Anton’s an exceptionally fast driver with a strong endurance background so we believe we have a solid line-up to bring home some great results.”

Stephen and Brenton Grove. Pic: Supplied

Added former Super2 racer Brenton: “We’ve tried to focus more and more on endurance racing in recent times and that’s one of the most exciting parts about the event.

“Coming off Dubai we should be quite well prepared to take on the field at Bathurst. It’s an incredibly competitive race so we need to make sure we’re on the front foot.

“It will be a challenging race, however, we’re extremely excited for it and having Anton with us, with his experience in endurance will be another advantage that we hope to turn into a victory.”

Between the Dubai and Bathurst GT enduros, De Pasquale will return to his own Supercars team for Gen3 testing at Queensland Raceway on January 30.

Grove Racing and its drivers David Reynolds and Matt Payne are then due to shake down their new Mustangs on February 1 at Winton Motor Raceway.

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