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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.

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.

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 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.