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"Tall poppy syndrome" and "immaturity" behind Whincup polarising Supercars fans

Retiring Supercars legend Jamie Whincup says immaturity early in his career and tall poppy syndrome are factors that shaped his polarising relationship with Australian race fans.

Oliphant's Australia move leaves top BMW BTCC seat open

British Touring Car Championship race winner Tom Oliphant is to take a sabbatical from racing next season in Australia, leaving a seat free at top BMW team West Surrey Racing.

FE and Extreme E race director Elkins appointed in same role for DTM

Formula E and Extreme E race director Scot Elkins has been appointed in the same role for the DTM and its Trophy support championship for the 2022 season.

What could have been: The Norris-Herta-Sutton fight that never was

Ash Sutton is now well-established as a modern great of the British Touring Car Championship, having scored three titles in the past five seasons. But plans were afoot for Sutton to stay on the single-seater ladder, which would have put him into direct confrontation with a future Formula 1 star and IndyCar talent - a tantalising prospect for many...

The white lie that helped van Gisbergen win the Supercars title

Shane van Gisbergen has revealed that a white lie about his health was critical to his dominant title run in Supercars this year.

DTM ace Jamie Green has no intention of retiring, seeking new factory deal

DTM stalwart Jamie Green says he’s still seeking opportunities with manufacturers to return to racing in 2022 after his Audi contract ended at the end of 2020, and stresses that he’s not ready to retire.

Van Gisbergen: Sealing Supercars title boosts Bathurst 1000 chances

Shane van Gisbergen says he can have a proper crack at defending his Bathurst 1000 crown now that his second Supercars title has been secured with a round to spare.

Sydney Supercars cancellation explained as fans refunded

Motorsport Australia has outlined the factors that led to the final Supercars race at Sydney Motorsport Park last weekend being abandoned after five safety car laps of the waterlogged track.

Van Gisbergen wants to maintain McLaughlin, Whincup Supercars form

Shane van Gisbergen is wary of dropping his guard against a Supercars field without the likes of Scott McLaughlin and Jamie Whincup.

Why Supercars doesn't use a full wet tyre

Cost and practicality are the driving factors behind Supercars using an "aggressive intermediate" rather than a full wet weather control tyre.

Supercars Sydney: Finale declared, van Gisbergen crowned 2021 champion

Shane van Gisbergen has secured the 2021 Supercars title after the final race at Sydney Motorsport Park was declared due to bad weather.

Tony Dron obituary: Touring car racer and journalist dies aged 75

Motor racing journalist and renowned touring car racer Tony Dron died on Tuesday at the age of 75.

Supercars Sydney: Van Gisbergen wins wild opener to close in on title

Shane van Gisbergen completed a remarkable recovery drive to win a wild, slightly wet opening 250-kilometre race at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Reynolds returns to KGR Supercars seat after vaccine exile

David Reynolds' surprise early return to Supercars this weekend has been confirmed by Kelly Grove Racing, after he was benched for the past two weekends of the championship's Sydney swing.

Ranking the top 10 BTCC drivers of 2021 Plus

Ranking the top 10 BTCC drivers of 2021

A refresh in equipment and some returning faces helped contribute to a supremely competitive 2021 British Touring Car Championship campaign. Ash Sutton was crowned a three-time champion, successfully defending his 2020 title, but faced stiff competition in the final year before the switch to hybrid. Autosport picks out the best performers

Grasser to join DTM in 2022 with four Lamborghini GT3 cars

Renowned Lamborghini squad Grasser Racing will move to the DTM next year, fielding four Huracan GT3 Evos with factory support from the Italian supercar manufacturer.

King eyes surprise BTCC switch after Ford test

GP2 race winner and ex-IndyCar racer Jordan King is eyeing a surprise move to the British Touring Car Championship.

Supercars delays first Gen3 Chevrolet Camaro test

Supercars has delayed the shakedown of its prototype Gen3-spec Chevrolet Camaro.

Whincup explains Supercars Sydney team order snub

Retiring Supercars legend Jamie Whincup says he didn't want to simply hand victory to team-mate Shane van Gisbergen in the closing stages of today's third heat at Sydney Motorsport Park. 

Sydney Supercars: De Pasquale and Brown share victories

Anton De Pasquale took another victory and Will Brown his maiden Supercars win on Sunday during the championship's third weekend of racing at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Supercars Sydney: De Pasquale storms to fourth SMP win

Anton De Pasquale took a comfortable victory in the opening 32-lap heat of Supercars' third weekend of racing at Sydney Motorsport Park, his fourth win of the championship's Sydney swing.

Why the BTCC's ballast increase couldn't stop champion Sutton Plus

Why the BTCC's ballast increase couldn't stop champion Sutton

Ballast will be gone from the BTCC next year as hybrid power enters the scene, but for its final season the maximum was increased from 60kg to 75kg. Despite having to carry that nearly all season, Ash Sutton was always the favourite to pocket a third title - the 27-year-old getting his reward for a season of speed tempered by savvy to nail his opportunities

Murphy and Stanaway ruled out of Bathurst 1000 wildcard start

Greg Murphy and Richie Stanaway's wildcard entry for this year's Bathurst 1000 has been officially called off, with the Kiwi pair unable to enter Australia for the Supercars season finale.

The much-loved tin-top superstar bowing out at 59 Plus

The much-loved tin-top superstar bowing out at 59

OPINION: It's not often that a driver achieves widespread affection for their personality, as well as their on-track performances. One such individual is Gabriele Tarquini, who will soon bring the curtain down on a remarkable career that has yielded touring car titles on the European and global stage - and, famously, in Britain too

BMW's Spengler would "do everything" to return to DTM in 2022

Bruno Spengler says he would “do everything” to return to the DTM next year, as BMW’s factory M8 GTE programme in the IMSA SportsCar Championship nears its conclusion.

Van der Drift linked with Reynolds Bathurst 1000 Supercars seat

Chris van der Drift has been linked to the potentially vacant seat at Kelly Grove Racing for the Bathurst 1000 amid continued uncertainty surrounding lead driver David Reynolds.

Paddle shift in Supercars Gen3 Mustang prototype

The prototype Gen3 Ford Mustang Supercar ran paddle shift for its maiden voyage at Queensland Raceway yesterday.

Gen3 Mustang Supercar completes first laps ahead of 2023 debut

Track testing of the all-new Ford Mustang Gen3 Supercar has commenced ahead of its debut in the 2023 Supercars Championship.

Motorsport is very bankable, says Le Mans legend Tom Kristensen
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Motorsport is very bankable, says Le Mans legend Tom Kristensen

Tom Kristensen is the most successful driver in the history of Le Mans 24 hours with nine outright victories. Since retiring from racing, he's been President of the FIA Drivers Commission. From that platform, he's running for the role of FIA Deputy President for Sport in December's election, alongside the current holder of that role, Graham Stoker, who's bidding to become President.

Bathurst 1000 grid locked in ahead of 2021 Great Race

The 2021 Bathurst 1000 field is now set with confirmation that Kurt Kostecki will join brother Jake at Matt Stone Racing.

David Schumacher leads Mercedes DTM rookie test line-up

Formula 3 race winner David Schumacher will drive a Mercedes-AMG GT3 at Paul Ricard this week as part of the German manufacturer’s young driver DTM test.

First images of Gen3 Mustang, Camaro Supercars teased

Supercars has offered the first proper look at its Gen3-spec Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro prototypes.

Why van Gisbergen and De Pasquale escaped penalty in Sydney

Wet conditions at Sydney Motorsport Park helped Anton De Pasquale escape penalty for last night's controversial safety car restart.

'Rivers' worried Supercars front-runners in Sydney

So-called 'rivers' flowing across the Sydney Motorsport Park surface had the top three on edge in the closing stages of last night's wild wet weather Supercars race.

Supercars drivers react to wet racing under lights

A historic first Supercars wet race under lights in Sydney has drawn a range of reactions from drivers.

Supercars Sydney: De Pasquale and Whincup share wins, van Gisbergen penalised

Jamie Whincup won a wild third race of Supercars' second weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park under lights in wet weather, after Anton de Pasquale had swept to race two victory.

Supercars Sydney: van Gisbergen wins after Brown's pitstop disaster

Runaway Supercars championship leader Shane van Gisbergen won under lights at Sydney Motorsport Park after first-time poleman Will Brown was robbed of a first victory shot by a faulty wheelnut.

RACE consortium to control Supercars by Bathurst 1000

The Racing Australia Consolidated Enterprises consortium is set to take control of Supercars ahead of next month's season-ending Bathurst 1000.

Kelly Grove Racing confirms Youlden as Sydney sub for Reynolds

Kelly Grove Racing has confirmed that Luke Youlden will sub for the sidelined David Reynolds at Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend.

Kelly Grove Racing waiting on Reynolds vaccination advice

Australian Supercars outfit Kelly Grove Racing continues to wait on feedback from New South Wales health over the vaccination compliance of driver David Reynolds.

Supercars driver under vaccination investigation

A Supercars driver is under investigation due to his vaccination status and may not be able to race at Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend.

Supercars set for 2022 calendar expansion

The Supercars calendar could expand to 13 or more events for the 2022 season.

Cuts caused Supercars tyre failures in Sydney

A handful of tyre failures during Sunday's Supercars race at Sydney Motorsport Park were caused by cuts rather than structural failures according to control supplier Dunlop.

Sydney Supercars: De Pasquale wins despite tyre scare

Anton De Pasquale won the final race at Sydney Motorsport Park despite a tyre scare that forced him into an early stop.

Sydney Supercars: Dominant De Pasquale wins opener

Anton De Pasquale converted his sublime Australian Supercars form at Sydney Motorsport Park into an opening race win under lights as the series held its first race in three months.

Sydney Supercars: De Pasquale takes pole on series' return

Dick Johnson Racing's Anton De Pasquale dominated the Top 10 Shootout at Sydney Motorsport Park to score pole position as Supercars returned to action after an enforced three-month break.

GM extends its Triple Eight Supercars deal

GM Australia and New Zealand has signed a two-year extension to its backing of Supercars team Triple Eight.

Sydney Supercars: De Pasquale takes Friday practice top spot clean sweep

Anton De Pasquale completed a practice clean sweep at Sydney Motorsport Park by topping the half-hour night session.

Sydney Supercars: De Pasquale tops windy first practice

Anton De Pasquale topped the first Supercars session in more than 100 days with the fastest practice time at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Rast: Van der Linde will be the benchmark on my DTM return

Rene Rast believes Audi stablemate Kelvin van der Linde will be the driver to beat when he returns to the DTM after a year's absence in 2022.

Percat completes Walkinshaw Andretti United line-up

Nick Percat has been formally confirmed as Chaz Mosert's teammate at Walkinshaw Andretti United for the 2022 Supercars season.

Tickford signs Waters to new multi-year deal

Tickford Racing has signed Supercars race winner Cam Waters to an all-new multi-year deal.

Brands Hatch BTCC: Sutton closes out season with assertive Race 3 win

Ash Sutton proved his British Touring Car Championship title-winning credentials in emphatic fashion with a commanding victory in the final race of the season at Brands Hatch.

Brands Hatch BTCC: Sutton crowned champion as Cook wins again

Ash Sutton has become British Touring Car champion for a third time with one race to spare at the 2021 season finale at Brands Hatch.

Brands Hatch BTCC: Cook defeats Proctor as Sutton extends lead

Josh Cook claimed victory in the first race of the British Touring Car Championship finale at Brands Hatch, as Ash Sutton extended his points lead with two races remaining.

Brands Hatch BTCC: Proctor leads Honda 1-2-3-4 as Sutton heads title contenders

Senna Proctor claimed pole position to lead a Honda 1-2-3-4 in qualifying for the British Touring Car Championship title decider at Brands Hatch.

Brands Hatch BTCC: Shedden quickest in practice, Sutton ninth

Three-time British Touring Car champion Gordon Shedden staked his claim to be the fly in the ointment of the 2021 title fight by topping free practice for the final round at Brands Hatch.

DTM adds Imola to nine-round 2022 calendar

The DTM will make its first visit to the iconic Imola circuit in Italy next year, as the series continues to expand to new venues in Europe.

Podcast: Previewing the BTCC's Brands Hatch showdown

The curtain will come down on the 2021 British Touring Car Championship this weekend with five drivers in with a mathematical chance of winning the title at Brands Hatch.

The making of the BTCC's newest superstar Plus

The making of the BTCC's newest superstar

Ash Sutton is on the verge of being crowned a three-time British Touring Car Champion; he seems to have it all. But life hasn't always been straightforward for this superstar of touring cars, as Marcus Simmons has been finding out