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Supercars star Kostecki explains 2023 NASCAR plan

Supercars star Brodie Kostecki is looking to dovetail a partial NASCAR Cup Series programme with his Australian commitments next season.

Supercars Darwin: Mostert wins thrilling finale fending off De Pasquale

Chaz Mostert held off Anton De Pasquale to win a thrilling final Supercars race of the Darwin Triple Crown.

Mostert disqualified from Darwin race 1 for using air blower on grid

Chaz Mostert has received his second disqualification in as many days after being scrubbed from today's opening Supercars race in Darwin.

Supercars Darwin: De Pasquale beats Davison to win tense Race 1

Anton De Pasquale won a tense opening heat of the Darwin Triple Crown from Will Davison and a fast-finishing Shane van Gisbergen.

Supercars set to retain Australian GP support slot

Supercars is expected to retain its spot on the Australian Grand Prix undercard next year despite FIA Formula 2 and Formula 3 making the trip down under.

Supercars team owners receive Queen's Birthday honours

Supercars team owners Betty Klimenko and Ryan Story have been recognised in this year's Queen's Birthday honours.

Supercars outlaws natural tyre warming tactic from Darwin round

Supercars has outlawed teams from naturally warming tyres in direct sunlight, with the rule changes coming in effective immediately.

How a Supercars star rescued his Le Mans dream

Shane van Gisbergen thought his Le Mans 24 Hours dream was dashed by the COVID-19 pandemic, but free to travel again and with a race seat secured for this year, could this be the chance the Supercars star uses to shine on the global stage?

Supercars legend Lowndes to share Bathurst 1000 wildcard with rising star

Supercars legend Craig Lowndes is set to team up with rising star Declan Fraser to pilot a Triple Eight wildcard at this year's Bathurst 1000.

Supercars Winton: Waters pips van Gisbergen in finale

Cam Waters held off a hard-charging Shane van Gisbergen to take a second win from three Supercars races at Winton in the final contest, as the latter won race two.

Supercars Winton: Waters holds on in thrilling opener

Cam Waters held off a determined challenge from Shane van Gisbergen to win the first of three Supercars races at Winton.

September target for key Supercars Gen3 aero test amid Mustang changes

Supercars wants to begin formal aero homologation of its Gen3 cars in September, however that will depend on the global launch of the new Ford Mustang.

Ford caps number of 2023 Supercars entries

Ford has put a firm cap on the amount of Gen3-spec Mustangs that will feature on the Supercars grid next season.

Why WAU risked fan backlash for factory Ford deal

The lure of factory support, even at the expense of some diehard fans, drove Walkinshaw Andretti United's defection from GM to Ford.

Walkinshaw Andretti United's Ford Supercars switch official

Walkinshaw Andretti United's sensational defection to Ford for the 2023 Supercars season is now official.

Mostert calls on Supercars to ban abusive fans

Chaz Mostert has called on Supercars to hold fans that are abusive online accountable with sanctions such as lifetime event bans.

Walkinshaw Andretti United linked to Ford Supercars switch

Walkinshaw Andretti United is set to make a shock switch to Ford Mustangs for the 2023 Supercars Championship.

Van Gisbergen questions "rude" penalty for Supercars rival Waters

Shane van Gisbergen says he felt sorry for Supercars rival Cam Waters after a "rude" penalty took him out of contention for victory in Perth's second of three sprint races.

Supercars Perth: Van Gisbergen wins tense finale

Shane van Gisbergen beat Will Davison in a tense final Supercars race in Perth, with James Courtney keeping hold of second place late on.

Supercars Perth: Davison takes controversial win after Waters penalty

Will Davison won his first Supercars race in six years in Perth after long-time leader Cam Waters was slapped with a controversial time penalty.

Supercars Perth: Van Gisbergen triumphs in opener

Shane van Gisbergen managed his tyres to beat early leader Anton De Pasquale in the opening sprint race at the Perth SuperNight.

Erebus frustrated at Supercars Gen3 car build delay

Erebus Motorsport is frustrated it hasn't been able to get its Gen3 Supercar build underway yet, according to CEO Barry Ryan.

Supercars Albert Park: Mostert wins finale after van Gisbergen error

A rare mistake from Shane van Gisbergen helped seal Supercars Race 4 honours for Chaz Mostert at Albert Park.

Supercars Albert Park: Van Gisbergen doubles up after reeling in Davison

Shane van Gisbergen easily ran down Will Davison to take his second Supercars race win of the day at Albert Park.

Supercars Albert Park: Van Gisbergen dominates second race

Shane van Gisbergen dominated the second of four Supercars heats at Albert Park, while a wild battle for third turned nasty at the last corner.

Supercars Albert Park: Mostert wins wild opening race

Chaz Mostert won a wild opening Supercars race at Albert Park in which Shane van Gisbergen charged from last to third.

Formula 1 drivers to drive Supercars at Albert Park

Formula 1 stars are set to sample Supercars hardware in a special demonstration at Albert Park later today.

How a doomed Australian motorsport classic was saved

Previously host to the Australian Grand Prix, the Adelaide street track was among the jewels in the Supercars calendar - but fell on hard times and dropped off the calendar, seemingly for good. Now however the Adelaide 500 is set to run this December despite more than a few setbacks, in an incredible comeback story

Tasmania Supercars: Van Gisbergen dominates to complete clean sweep

Shane van Gisbergen complete a Symmons Plains clean sweep with a controlled win in the third and final race of the Tasmania Supercars round.

Supercars Symmons Plains: Van Gisbergen charges to opening heat victory

Shane van Gisbergen muscled his way to victory from fifth on the grid in the opening heat of the Tasmania SuperSprint at Symmons Plains.

Adelaide 500 set for 2022 Supercars return after state election win

The Adelaide 500 will almost certainly close out the 2022 Supercars season following a dominant election win by the Labor party in South Australia.

Supercars champions Ambrose and Tander to drive Gen3 car ahead of Tasmania test

Supercars will host a full blown test of its Gen3 machinery at Symmons Plains after champions Marcos Ambrose and Garth Tander demonstrate the cars at the Tasmania SuperSprint.

Mostert says new Supercars team-mate Percat already 'keeping him honest'

Chaz Mostert says new Supercars team-mate Nick Percat is already 'keeping him honest' based on data from Round 1 at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Supercars Sydney: Mostert wins mixed-weather thriller

Chaz Mostert snatched victory in a mixed-weather thriller to close out the opening round of the Supercars season at Sydney Motorsport Park. 

Supercars Sydney: Van Gisbergen three-stops to victory in season opener

Triple Eight Holden driver Shane van Gisbergen used a three-stop strategy to win the opening Supercars race of the season at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Triple Eight takes legal action against Supercars engineer Cauchi

Triple Eight is taking legal action of what it believes is a breach of contract involving David Cauchi and Grove Racing.

The five Supercars young-guns to watch in 2022

There’s a changing of the guard looming as Australia’s Supercars series gets back on the rails at Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend. Autosport picks out five future stars to keep an eye on this term, with expert insight from ex-racer and paddock observer Mark Larkham

Coulthard lands Supercars return for Bathurst with Walkinshaw

Ousted Supercars driver Fabian Coulthard will join reigning Bathurst 1000 champions Walkinshaw Andretti United for the 2022 running of the enduro as a co-driver.

Supercars scraps Gen3 in-car anti-roll bar adjuster ban

Supercars has scrapped any plans to ban in-car roll bar adjusters as part of its Gen3 rules.

Tickford locks in Best for Supercars Bathurst 1000

Tickford Racing has named Zak Best as part of its eight-driver roster for the 2022 Bathurst 1000.

When Nissan ruled Australia with its 'Godzilla' Group A special Plus

When Nissan ruled Australia with its 'Godzilla' Group A special

The Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R was the fastest Group A touring car ever. It cleaned up at the Bathurst 1000 and in the Australian Touring Car Championship, and is fondly remembered by the drivers who monstered it to success on the world-famous Mount Panorama

Coulthard opens up on Supercars Team Sydney split

Fabian Coulthard says he had 'the carpet pulled from under his feet' when Team Sydney was sold and he lost his full-time Supercars seat.

Supercars drops paddle shift plans for 2023 Gen3 cars

Supercars has officially abandoned any plans to move to paddle shift and confirmed its Gen3 cars will continue with the manual stick device when they make their 2023 race debuts.

Gen3 Mustang lacks rear grip, says Ford Supercars drivers

Tim Slade and James Courtney both noted a lack of rear grip as a key difference between the current spec and Gen3 Ford Mustang Supercars.

Supercars cuts wildcard allocations for 2022 rounds

Competition for wildcard entries at Supercars events could be fierce this season due to a cut in allocations.

Supercars tweaks red flag rules following Sydney Motorsport Park incident

Supercars has tweaked its red flag rule for qualifying to avoid drivers being unnecessarily benched from sessions.

Supercars announces race formats for 2022 season

The Australian Supercars championship has locked in its race formats for the 2022 season, including five refuelling events.

Triple Eight to prepare Holdens for new Supercars team PremiAir Racing

Triple Eight will prep the two PremiAir Racing Holden Commodores for the pre-Supercars season test and opening round of the 2022 campaign.

Skaife: New Gen3 Supercars have GT-R "wow factor"

Supercars legend Mark Skaife says the new-for-2023 Gen3 machines currently undergoing development testing have a "wow factor" similar to that of the mighty Nissan GT-Rs he raced in the 1990s.

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.

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.

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.

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.