Category: Supercars

Douglas to Sport new look for AGP Weekend

Taz Douglas will sport a new look for the remaining two races of the non-championship Supercars event at the Australian Grand Prix. The #3 Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport Commdore will run in a black and yellow colour scheme courtesy of a late deal between the Melbourne team and drinks giant Coca-Cola. Douglas, who was drafted in…



Coulthard leads second straight DJRTP one-two

Fabian Coulthard and Scott McLaughlin gave DJR Team Penske another one-two as Shane van Gisbergen was taken out of the fight in Race 2 at Albert Park. Coulthard led from pole to score his first win for the Ford squad with McLaughlin following all the way, while a strong start for Michael Caruso saw the…



Potential Kia Stinger V8Supercars racer rendered

It’s no secret that Kia is looking long and hard at entering the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, to compete with Holden, Nissan, Volvo and any other manufactuers who might be signing on come 2018 when the rules change. In that vein, a few people have had a crack at what a Kia Stinger-based entrant may…



GRM building two new Supercars

Garry Rogers Motorsport has commenced the build of two new Holden Supercars, but insists they aren’t replacements for their current Volvos. According to GRM director Barry Rogers, the new Commodores are being built so that the team can continue in the Dunlop Series. GRM’s second-tier program has this year featured two Holdens that it leases…



Bright confident of Sunday start

Jason Bright is confident he will be back on the grid tomorrow after a race-stopping accident early at the ITM Auckland SuperSprint. The Team BOC driver was nudged off the road onto wet grass by Chris Pither, and speared into the pit lane wall, wedged at the lane’s entry and drawing the red flag on…



Van Gisbergen public enemy No.1

They call Shane Van Gisbergen the “Wild Child’’. Fast, hard and aggressive, he has dragged his way to the top of the Supercars championship by fearing no one and terrorising everyone. And that is exactly why the man vying for his first V8 title has a gigantic target slapped across his back heading into this…



Inside the Triple Eight Racing team

Inside his fire-resistant suit, Craig Lowndes is lathered in sweat as he plunges his right foot to the floor of his blue and red race car. His face is hidden by a helmet and visor and his hands work feverishly on the steering wheel and gearstick while his feet pump the brake, clutch and accelerator…



Supercars to launch dual-cab ute racing series

SUPERCARS Australia today announced a new category for 2017 – SuperUtes – which will replace the longstanding V8 Utes championship. The series will be open to all manufacturers, and will feature dual-cab utes – or “trucks” as Ford and Holden now want to call them – and diesel engines. A similar category exists in New…



Coulthard & Tander’s Monster Shunt

Fabian Coulthard has kept his emotions in check after being pitched into the wall following contact from Garth Tander in the closing laps of the opening 300km race at the Castrol Gold Coast 600. Coulthard had to be helped out of his crumpled Ford after it made a heavy impact with the wall just over…



NISMO gurus to improve Performance

Todd Kelly stood beside a bank of computers in the NISMO bunker in Fuji, Japan. “Do you want to see the car?” he asked, surrounded by an army of small men wearing white coats. One of the NISMO gurus nodded. Todd brought up a picture of his Jack Daniel’s Commodore, the V8 Supercar he had…