Grant Denyer back with DJR for V8 Supercar comeback.

Written on the 18 March 2009

Seven Network presenter Grant Denyer makes his V8 Supercar racing comeback this weekend during the Clipsal 500 Adelaide after 6 months rehabilitation following a serious injury.  Grant will drive Steve Johnsons Number 17 from last years Championship in the 2009 Fujitsu V8 Supercar series.

With new support from CRIMSAFE, a Company that specializes in door and window security systems, Grant is excited about his return to top level motor racing in Australia.

“Frankly it was the overwhelming support I have received over the past 6 months, and the thousands of letters, thoughts and “get well wishes” that have really been a major part of my recuperation. I can’t thank all my supporters and commercial partners enough for their support and I plan to deliver on track this year as a thank you.” Grant explained.

Grant made his V8 Supercar debut with Dick Johnson Racing in 2004 at the Clipsal 500, and went on to win V8 Supercar Rookie of the year and finished 9th outright with the team at the Bathurst 1000.

PlayStation, Summit Fleet Leasing, Just Cuts Hair Salons, Ford, and Blue Hype all join CRIMSAFE for this years attack on the series.

“This weekend will be all about settling into a new car, and ensuring I am comfortable with the seating position, with no strain on my back. My fitness is still well down on where it needs to be, however in the coming weeks I will be able to do a lot more gym work and should be back to peak fitness in the next few months. I have kept my race eye in on PlayStation for the past 6 months, and I am now chomping at the bit to get back out on track.”

Grant broke his back in 6 places following a heavy monster truck landing at Dapto Showground in September last year, and was bedridden for over  3 months missing the Bathurst 1000 and putting his TV career and racing on hold for 6 months.



 


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