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V8 Supercars takes over Bathurst 12 Hour

It’s happened. V8 Supercars will take over the promotional rights to the Bathurst 12 Hour race. Here’s the first few paragraphs of the announcement: In a landmark agreement for GT Racing in Australia, Supercars Events, in partnership with Bathurst Regional Council, has acquired the rights to manage the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour Event at Mount […]

Steve McQueen: The man and Le Mans

Steve McQueen, racer and actor, was the king of cool and he’s the latest motorsport icon to be featured on the silver screen. Check out the trailer to Steve McQueen: The man and Le Mans after the break. Steve McQueen: The man and Le Mans is the story of obsession, betrayal and ultimate vindication. It […]

FIA to retire number 17 from Formula 1

As a mark of respect to the late Jules Bianchi the FIA has retired his racing number 17 from Formula 1. The FIA’s brief statement follows: 20.07.15 – Jean Todt, President of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) announced that the car number 17 will be retired from the FIA Formula One World Championship in […]

Jules Bianchi 1989–2015

French Formula 1 driver Jules Bianchi passed away today, finally succumbing to the severe head injuries he suffered after crashing at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix. He was 25-years-old. The news was confirmed in a statement published to Facebook by the Bianchi family. Word of Bianchi’s death comes just days after Jules’ father, Phillipe, spoke on […]

Snow on Mount Panorama!

Parts of New South Wales and south-east Queensland awoke to a fresh blanket of snow this morning and here’s something you don’t see every day: snow on Mount Panorama in Bathurst! This image of the downhill run from Skyline was shared on twitter. There’s a two more images of a snowy “mountain” after the break […]

Mikko Hirvonen to make Dakar Rally debut in 2016

Mikko Hirvonen will be helped through the withdrawals of his post-WRC career by competing for the all conquering MINI X-raid Team in the 2016 Dakar Rally (3–16 January). The MINI All4 Racing has won the last four Dakar events. What does Mikko know about the Dakar? Not a lot it turns out, which is why […]

F1 reveals bumper 21-race calendar for 2016

For the second year running the FIA has released a Formula 1 calendar with 21 races. Like last year, it remains to be seen if we’ll actually see all of those races take place. As it stands the 2016 season is set to kick off in Australia on 3 April, with the Chinese Grand Prix […]

Philippe Bianchi: “There is no significant progress”

The father of Jules Bianchi spoke to a French radio station recently and said there has been “no significant progress” in his son’s recovery from the injuries suffered in his accident at the Japanese Grand Prix last October. “In general, progress needs to be made in the first six months,” Philippe Bianchi said in an […]

Volkswagen Golf Racing wins on TCR debut

Team Engstler driver Pol Rosell won race 2 of the TCR International Series meeting at the Red Bull Ring on the weekend and in doing so gave the Golf Racing its maiden win. Not a bad effort for the car’s first competitive outing. The Golf made its presence known early after Rosell’s teammate Mikhail Grachev […]

Volkswagen Golf Racing revealed

Volkswagen Motorsport dropped these images to our inbox overnight and we like what we’re seeing. This is the 243kW/410Nm Golf Racing. It’s been built to compete in the final four races of the 2015 Touringcar International Series (TCR) and will make its competition debut at the Red Bull Ring this weekend. The production-based concept will […]

Road: The movie

The fifteenth anniversary of Joey Dunlop’s death went by a few days ago. He’s been remembered in an article on the BBC website. The Dunlop family is an institution in Ireland. They’re known for TT racing. Two brothers, Joey and Robert, started the dynasty which is now carried on by Robert’s sons, Michael and William. […]

V8SC wants Bathurst 12 Hour promotional rights

A bit over twenty years ago the management of Australia’s premier touring car category banned cars like the Nissan GT-R. In fact, they banned anything that wasn’t a Ford Falcon or Holden Commodore. It now appears that current V8SC management wants to welcome the likes of the GT-R back with open arms and the first […]

Mercedes rubbishes Red Bull rumour

It was another dismal weekend of racing for Daniel Ricciardo at the British Grand Prix. He was forced to retire on lap 22 with electrical problems. He more than anyone would have enjoyed the recent report from Autocar suggesting Red Bull Racing could cast Renault aside in favour of a new partnership with Aston Martin […]

Chris Harris does the Nürburgring 24 Hour

Chris Harris and his cameraman Neil Carey take us deep into the world of the 2015 Nürburgring 24 Hour race. The star of the show is the production-based Aston Martin GT12. “Watching a car being driven fast around here is one of the great spectator experiences,” claims Harris. I believe him. I’m yet to watch […]

Daniel gets a Ferrari rumour for his birthday!

Today is Daniel Ricciardo’s birthday. Happy birthday Dan, would you like to drive for Ferrari in 2016? Ricciardo has spoken candidly about his future ahead of this weekend’s British Grand Prix, so, let’s see what the man himself has to say. “I won’t go into too much detail, but first and foremost, not talking about […]