Another young gun is set to make his Dunlop Super2 debut as class B Bathurst 12 Hour winner Brenton Grove confirms his move into the series this year in Craig Lowndes’ 2017 VF Commodore.
Grove will drive the Triple Eight machine that the fan favourite Craig Lowndes campaigned in 2017 with a technical alliance with championship-winning outfit Eggleston Motorsport.
The 20-year-old raced Porsches last year, finishing runner-up in the Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge. He hoped his move to Supercars is a right one.
“It’s such an amazing opportunity that I have for 2018,” said Grove.
“Originally, the plan was to do Carrera Cup; however late last year we looked at Super2 and realised it was the smarter thing to do in the hope of forging a career in Supercars.
“I knew straight away that if there was an opportunity to do Super2 it was only going to have been with Grove Motorsport in an ex-Triple Eight Commodore.
“Triple Eight have shown their credentials over the last 10 years, so to be able to race in Craig’s car from last year is something I couldn’t pass up.”
The car will be skinned in the classic black and red livery bringing Grove Hire to Supercars as the Grove family used in Porsche racing.
While Eggleston Motorsport, which also fields ex-Triple Eight Commodores in Super2, is expected to run four cars of its own this year with Paul Dumbrell, Will Brown, and Nathan Morcom set to be joined with an unnamed fourth driver.
The 2018 Dunlop Super2 Series begins at the Adelaide 500 on March 1-4.