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Grove Racing’s goal as it launches Darwin livery

GROVE Racing is targeting topping the $44,000 it raised for the Melbourne Indigenous Transition School last year.

The Ford squad last night unveiled its 2023 Supercars Indigenous Round livery for next week’s Darwin Triple Crown, inspired by former MITS educator Lorraine Kabbindi White.

It will further strive to give back in the form of a bumper auction featuring the one-off race suits for drivers David Reynolds and Matt Payne plus hot laps, a jet experience and more.

The money raised by the team last year funded three student scholarships.

Pic: Supplied/Jack Martin

“It is fantastic to launch this livery among our partners, the Grove family and MITS,” said team principal David Cauchi.

“We are supporting MITS again this year and to see Lorraine’s artwork on our Penrite Mustangs is something quite special. I think they look awesome, and I am looking forward to seeing them racing at Hidden Valley.”

MITS CEO Edward Tudor hailed the ongoing support of Grove Racing and Penrite, which also revealed an updated livery for Australian Superbike Championship veteran Troy Herfoss.

Pic: Supplied/Jack Martin

“The 2023 car and bike livery look incredible once again. It is a really special way to celebrate our students’ unique cultures, bringing Indigenous and non-Indigenous people together to learn more about each other,” Tudor said.

“The relationship with Penrite/Grove now goes well beyond the Darwin Triple Crown Indigenous Round, and that is what is so meaningful to us at MITS.

“Their support is generous and genuine – through fundraising, speaking to our students, showcasing and celebrating their cultures and welcoming them into their headquarters.”

Pic: Supplied/Jack Martin

Reynolds was blown away by the livery.

“It looks unbelievable,” he said.

“I love the crocodiles, I love Indigenous art. If I had an endless budget, I would deck my house out in it.”

While Reynolds has a history of success at Hidden Valley headlined by four pole positions and two race wins, next week will mark rookie Payne’s first visit to the circuit.

Matt Payne and David Reynolds. Pic: Supplied/Jack Martin
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