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DTM announces complete ban on team orders for 2022 season

The DTM has announced a complete ban on team orders ahead of the 2022 season, warning that anyone trying to artificially influence the results risks exclusion from the championship.

Supercars 2022 season-opener switches to Sydney night race

The 2022 Newcastle 500 has been formally postponed and replaced as the Supercars season opener by Sydney Motorsport Park.

Mercedes DTM driver roster set for major shake-up in 2022

Mercedes is set to contest the 2022 DTM season with a rejigged driver line-up, with reigning champion Maximilian Gotz switching teams and Luca Stolz and Maro Engel being brought on board full-time.

Gordon Shedden close to Dynamics stay for 2022 BTCC season

Three-time British Touring Car champion Gordon Shedden is all but certain to remain at Team Dynamics for the 2022 season.

How BMW's DTM line-up could look in 2022

BMW appears close to finalising its DTM driver line-up for the 2022 season after announcing its roster of works drivers this week.

Supercars 2022 grid completed by Pither, Coulthard sidelined

The 2022 Australian Supercars grid has now been completed, with Chris Pither announced to partner Garry Jacobson at the new-look PremiAir Racing Holden squad that has taken over Team Sydney.

Tom Ingram off BTCC driver market until 2024

British Touring Car Championship star Tom Ingram has taken himself off the driver market until 2024 after extending his deal with Excelr8 Motorsport.

Abt Audi signs GT Masters champion Feller to complete DTM lineup

Reigning ADAC GT Masters champion Ricardo Feller will make his DTM debut in 2022, completing Abt Sportsline’s three-car line-up.

Coulthard awaiting contract release before seeking 2022 Supercars ride

Supercars star Fabian Coulthard is waiting to be released from his existing contract before he can assess options for the 2022 season.

Davison: New Gen3 Supercars are a "handful" to drive

Will Davison says the Gen3 Supercars are a "handful" to drive following his first day of proper testing in the Ford Mustang at Queensland Raceway.

Supercars wants to race outside Australia again

Supercars will look to restore overseas races as part of an "international strategy" under the leadership of new CEO Shane Howard.

Supercars names its new CEO, Skaife joins the Commission

Shane Howard will replace Sean Seamer as the CEO of Supercars at the beginning of next month.

The qualities that made retiring legend Whincup a Supercars great

Jamie Whincup will transition from the cockpit into Triple Eight's new team boss in 2022, retiring from full-time competition as arguably the greatest Australian Supercars driver of all time. In tribute to the seven-time title-winner's career, friends and rivals alike have their say on Whincup's champion traits

Pither linked to Supercars return with PremiAir

Chris Pither has been linked to a full-time Supercars return with the new-look PremiAir Racing squad.

Team Sydney Supercars team sold to drag racer Peter Xiberras

Team Sydney has been sold to drag racer Peter Xiberras who is taking over the Supercars squad from the Webb family.

Percat paired with Bathurst-winning engineer for 2022 Supercars season

Nick Percat will be paired with Bathurst 1000-winning engineer Geoff Slater for the 2022 Supercars season.

The grassroots rise that shaped an understated BTCC star Plus

The grassroots rise that shaped an understated BTCC star

Having started out in club-level competitions alongside his own university engineering studies, Josh Cook's journey to becoming an established frontrunner in the British Touring Car Championship is atypical. But it's these experiences that have moulded the 30-year-old into a humble star, respected throughout the paddock

Ricky Collard working on BTCC comeback in Laser Tools Infiniti

Former BMW junior Ricky Collard is targeting a full-time season in the British Touring Car Championship in 2022, and it could be in a Laser Tools Racing Infiniti.

Supercars, SRO committed to 2022 Bathurst 12 Hour

Event owner Supercars and global GT supremo Stephane Ratel are committed to making the Bathurst 12 Hour happen despite surging COVID-19 cases in Australia.

Triple DTM champion Rast joins Abt for 2022 series return

Three-time DTM champion Rene Rast will join Abt Sportsline for his series return in 2022, partnering fellow Audi factory driver Kelvin van der Linde.

What could have been: A BTCC great's forgotten sportscar chance

Select outings behind the wheel of a Porsche 962 in 1990 showed Rickard Rydell had the makings of a future sportscar star. Although he went on to win his class at Le Mans in 2007, it was in touring cars where Rydell truly made his mark, despite inking his first professional contract with an early '90s sportscar powerhouse

Jake Hill joins West Surrey Racing for 2022 BTCC season

Jake Hill will take to the 2022 British Touring Car Championship grid in a BMW as part of a new partnership between MB Motorsport and West Surrey Racing. 

DTM announces revised 2022 calendar, Assen dropped

The DTM has announced a finalised 2022 calendar with eight rounds after terminating its contract with Assen.

Di Grassi: DTM doesn't need to go electric to stay relevant

Formula E star Lucas di Grassi believes the DTM doesn’t necessarily need to switch to electric cars to stay relevant in the current motorsport climate.

BTCC champion Sutton makes surprise switch to Motorbase Ford

Three-time British Touring Car champion Ash Sutton has made a shock switch to the Motorbase Performance-run NAPA Racing Ford Focus squad for the 2022 season. 

F2 champion Piastri keen on Supercars laps

Oscar Piastri says he's keen to sample a Supercar and even harbours ambitions of one day competing in Australia's biggest motor race, the Bathurst 1000.

Scottish teenager Dexter Patterson lands Infiniti spot in BTCC for 2022

Scottish teenager Dexter Patterson has made the switch from single-seaters to lineup alongside Aiden Moffat at the Laser Tools Racing Infiniti squad in next year’s British Touring Car Championship.

Supercars adds The Bend to calendar for 2022

Supercars has confirmed that The Bend Motorsport Park will take the vacant spot on its 2022 schedule.

The other Hamilton conqueror seeking career revival Plus

The other Hamilton conqueror seeking career revival

On his rise through the ranks before reaching Formula 1, Lewis Hamilton was usually a cut above the rest. But he never truly asserted himself over a Mercedes-backed fellow Briton who traded single-seaters for touring cars and is now seeking new opportunities after a year largely spent on the sidelines

The deadly combination that elevated 2021's Supercars dominator to new levels

His talent has never been in question, but working hard to refine the small details and glean from record-breaking Triple Eight team-mate Jamie Whincup has made Shane van Gisbergen the ultimate Supercars driver. His team manager explains why, despite the Kiwi's collarbone injury, he never looked like being beaten in 2021

Jackson remains with Motorbase for 2022 BTCC campaign

Two-time British Touring Car Championship race winner Ollie Jackson will remain with Motorbase Performance for a fourth successive season in 2022.

Van Gisbergen eyeing European return
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Van Gisbergen eyeing European return

Supercars champion Shane van Gisbergen is eyeing a return to the European racing scene once normality returns to international travel.

Lee Holdsworth seals full-time Supercars return in 2022

Bathurst 1000 winner Lee Holdsworth has secured a full-time return to Supercars in 2022 with Grove Racing.

Le Mans winner Bernhard to enter Porsche team in 2022 DTM

Two-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Timo Bernhard's Porsche team will move into the DTM next season.

Tomczyk retires from racing to take up new DTM role

2011 DTM champion Martin Tomczyk has announced the end of his racing career in favour of taking up a behind-the-scenes role with the German championship.

Cammish returns to BTCC with NAPA-backed Motorbase squad

Dan Cammish will return to the British Touring Car Championship in 2022 as one half of a two-car Ford Focus superteam at Motorbase Performance, operating under the NAPA Racing banner.

Will move to Gen3 cars cost Supercars its identity?

OPINION: Supercars unveiled its Gen3 prototypes, due to enter competition from 2023, to almost universal approval during the recent Bathurst 1000 weekend. But is there something missing from the next-gen cars?

Ranking the top 10 Supercars drivers of 2021 Plus

Ranking the top 10 Supercars drivers of 2021

It may have been a one-man title fight in Supercars this season, but behind dominant champion Shane van Gisbergen were some fascinating performances. Autosport picks out the best drivers of the 2021 campaign.

The beer that helped Holdsworth win the Bathurst 1000

Lee Holdsworth has detailed a moment of spiritual healing with Mount Panorama, beer in hand, that helped him make peace with the Mountain Gods.

Supercars confirms CEO Seamer's resignation

Supercars has confirmed that Sean Seamer has resigned as CEO, effective from the middle of next year.

Brown offers Mostert unique test chance as Bathurst win reward

McLaren Formula 1 boss Zak Brown has offered Chaz Mostert the opportunity to drive something special out of his car collection as a reward for winning the Supercars Bathurst 1000.

Dane: Drivers shouldn't make Supercars paddle shift call

Feedback from Supercars drivers shouldn't be the deciding factor in the paddles versus stick shift debate, according to outgoing Triple Eight boss Roland Dane.

Porsche team SSR Performance commits to two-car DTM entry

Porsche will have a full-time representative in the DTM next year, with ADAC GT Masters squad SSR Performance committing to a two-car entry after its Nurburgring one-off outing.

Tyre scare didn't worry Bathurst 1000 winners Mostert, Holdsworth

Chaz Mostert and Lee Holdsworth weren't fazed by the delaminated tyre that threatened to derail their run to Bathurst 1000 victory in the Australian Supercars championship final round.

Supercars Bathurst 1000: Mostert/Holdsworth score dominant win

Chaz Mostert and Lee Holdsworth combined to take a dominant Bathurst 1000 win in their Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden as the 2021 Australian Supercars season reached its conclusion.

Supercars unveils 13-round 2022 calendar

Supercars has unveiled a 13-round calendar for the 2022 season that starts in Newcastle and ends in Sydney.

Mostert: Bathurst record lap for pole felt "effortless"

Chaz Mostert says his record-breaking pole lap for the Bathurst 1000 was "effortless" thanks to his sweet-handling Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden.

Supercars Bathurst 1000: Mostert breaks lap record for pole

Chaz Mostert set the fastest ever Supercars lap around Mount Panorama to grab the Bathurst 1000 pole for himself and Walkinshaw Andretti United co-driver Lee Holdsworth.

Supercars paddle shift sparks heated exchange between team chiefs

The debate over paddle shift in Supercars led to a heated exchange during today's Gen3 launch press conference.

GM launches Chevrolet Racing in Australia

General Motors has launched Chevrolet Racing as its official motorsport arm in Australia.

Red Bull poised to stay in DTM next year despite exit threat

Red Bull now appears set to continue in the DTM for a second season in 2022, partnering again with the Ferrari-supported AF Corse team.

Bathurst 1000: Brown tops qualifying, Whincup misses shootout

Will Brown has taken provisional pole for the 2021 Bathurst 1000 while Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes will start 11th after missing the top 10 shootout.

Supercars Gen3 Mustang and Camaro revealed

The covers have finally come off the Gen3-spec Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro prototype Supercars.

BTCC grid hits maximum as three teams grow for 2022

Three of the British Touring Car Championship’s leading teams are expanding their line-ups for 2022, meaning that the grid will increase to a maximum of 32 cars.

Tim Schenken retires as Supercars race director

Ex- Formula 1 driver Tim Schenken has announced his retirement from the Supercars race director role.

Supercars ace Mostert seals TCR Australia title at Bathurst

Supercars race-winner Chaz Mostert sealed the 2021 TCR Australia title at Bathurst with a ninth place in the opening race at the Mount Panorama circuit.

Wildcard could keep Lowndes on the Bathurst 1000 grid

A Triple Eight-run wildcard entry could be key to Craig Lowndes being on the Bathurst 1000 grid in 2022.

DJR becomes first carbon neutral Supercars team

Supercars operation Dick Johnson Racing claims it has become the first carbon neutral motor racing team in Australia.

"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.