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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.

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.