Grove confirms Ford’s position of the Supercars team


Kelly Grove Racing’s New Ford Mustang Gen2

Stephen Grove has said he has every intention of keeping Grove Racing on the Ford side of the Supercars division for years to come.

In 2020, the team then known as Kelly Racing swapped their aging Nissan Altimas for new Ford Mustangs.

Current team co-owner Todd Kelly told earlier this year that they would be “crazy to sever this relationship” with the Blue Oval for Gen3, which at the time was featured for an introduction to the early 2022.

Several developments have occurred since, with Gen3 now slated for early 2023, and Kelly will retire from team ownership at the end of the year.

Grove had been silent on his plans for Ford or General Motors to move forward when the team became known as Grove Racing next year – until now.

“From my perspective, I want to stay with Ford,” he told

“Without a doubt, this is where I want to go.

“We haven’t done anything commercially with Ford for 2022 and beyond, but it’s clear to me that there is no other choice; I want to stay with the Mustang.

Another key piece of Grove Racing’s future fell into place last week with longtime Triple Eight Race engineering guru David Cauchi hired to succeed Kelly as team manager.

David Reynolds will continue with the team next season, while Kiwi teenager Matthew Payne is in line to replace Brad Jones Racing-linked Andre Heimgartner.

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