Monthly archives: January, 2010

V8 boys rev up in the desert

Jamie Whincup’s bid for a record-equalling third consecutive championship began last week with a whirlwind visit to the Middle East, where he visited “the new Bathurst” race track. Ahead of the V8 season opener in Abu Dhabi on February 18, the king of Supercars blasted 20 laps around the $1.4 billion Yas Marina Circuit in…



My vision was old hat: Larry Perkins

Larry Perkins says that he left V8 Supercars team ownership at the right time, and the team that took over the majority of his racing interests – Kelly Racing – has the right ingredients to succeed. Perkins, a six-time winner of the Bathurst 1000, got out of full-time V8 Supercar racing at the end of…



Australia Day

On Australia Day we come together as a nation to celebrate what’s great about Australia and being Australian. It’s the day to reflect on what we have achieved and what we can be proud of in our great nation. It’s the day for us to re-commit to making Australia an even better place for the…



Bob Jane – Rebel at Heart

Fourty eight years ago Bob Jane won the first Bathurst and started a legend Bob Jane was already a star when he and Harry Firth won the first Armstrong 500 miler at Bathurst in 1963. He’d also won the two previous 500s (at Phillip Island) and two Touring Car Championships (1962 and ’63), and was…



James Courtney taunts Holden: my quality will beat your quantity

Why do many of James Courtney’s V8 Supercars peers hint at envy or dislike for the Ford-driving Gold Coaster? Here’s the Courtney checklist: Won two world karting titles as a teenager, then the 2000 British Formula Ford crown. Test driver for Jaguar. Should have won the 2002 British F3 championship (missed some rounds due to…



Final chequered flag for Oran Park

After 48 years of speeding cars, motorcycles and trucks Oran Park Raceway will chase some of its final laps this weekend. Motorsport stars such as Sir Jack Brabham, Sir Stirling Moss, the formula one driver Mark Webber and nine-time Bathurst winner Peter Brock once roared around the 2.6-kilometre track on Sydney’s south-western fringe – but…



Back on track: V8 Supercars race to stay at Ipswich

Queensland Raceway is back on the V8 Supercars Australia 2010 calendar following successful talks between key stakeholders this morning. The Ipswich facility will host a round of the popular motorsport event between April 30 and May 2. V8 Supercars Australia earlier this month cancelled the round after negotiations stalled over hire fees and commercial terms,…



JACK DANIEL’S extends Kelly Racing repationship with new deal

Todd and Rick Kelly have unveiled one of the largest team sponsorship deals in Australian sport in Melbourne today with the iconic Jack Daniel’s brand re-signing with Kelly Racing. The extension of the relationship will see the Kelly brothers race in the colours of Jack Daniel’s Racing well into the future as the pair aims…



V8 Supercars to be confirmed for Queensland Raceway

THE endangered V8 Supercars round at Queensland Raceway is expected to be confirmed this week as ‘on’ again. Queensland Raceway’s owner John Tetley said he had signed an agreement last night and he believed V8 organisers AVESCO would sign as early as this morning. The April 30-May 2 meeting was listed two weeks ago as…



Holden Racing Team launch striking new livery for 2010

Toll Holden Racing Team today celebrated the launch of it’s 2010 Commodore Racing Car livery with a striking new design to celebrate it’s 20th Anniversary which includes 3D graphics, sinister black lowers inspired by the one-off 2008 Bathurst livery and a new, very bright racing red with the exciting new look unmistakably Toll HRT. Drivers…