Category: Supercars

Blanchard: Slade form ‘confidence-inspiring’

The impressive form of Tim Slade and CoolDrive Racing is “confidence-inspiring”, says team owner Tim Blanchard. Slade is a standout third overall for the Albert Park weekend, having recorded a trio of top 10 finishes. The veteran’s results are all the more impressive considering Slade started down the order for Races 6 and 7. The…



Dunlop dispels soft tyre fears after Race 6 chaos

Dunlop says there’s no need for panic after widespread blistering on the soft compound tyre during Race 6 at the Beaurepaires Melbourne 400. The first of four 20-lap races this weekend at the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit for the Repco Supercars Championship threw up some unknowns given corner reconfiguring and new bitumen. With those…



Mustang May Miss Queensland Raceway Shakedown

Supercars’ plans to shake down its revised Gen3 prototypes this week might have to proceed without the Mustang. The Gen3 plan has taken a detour in the past month due to changes that needed to be made to the chassis to rectify significant driver discomfort, plus the addition of a manual gear lever. That meant…



PremiAir Racing Hit The Ground Running

The Beaurepaires Sydney SuperNight marked a key milestone for the fledgling PremiAir Racing Team. For drivers Chris Pither and Garry Jacobson, it represented the first proper hit-out as a team in the Repco Supercars Championship. Article By: Simon Chapman Late last month the team completed a shakedown at Queensland Raceway where wet conditions ultimately prevented…



ROGERS WANTS TO SEE BASKERVILLE RETURN

Garry Rogers Motorsport and Australian Racing Group owner Barry Rogers wants to return to Baskerville Raceway in Tasmania after a successful trip to the undulating Tasmanian circuit last year. In 2021 ARG categories Trans Am, Touring Car Masters and TCR Australia each had a non-championship round at Baskerville following just days after the opening round…



Grove Scores Full Penrite backing

Grove Racing has attracted naming rights sponsorship from Penrite for both of its Ford Mustangs for the 2022 Repco Supercars Championship. The oil company was major backer just for David Reynolds’ car last year, but an expansion looked on the cards based on imagery released in conjunction with the December announcement of 2021 Bathurst 1000…



DJR To Begin Gen3 Mustang Endurance Testing

Ford homologation squad Dick Johnson Racing is set to move its new Mustang prototype into the next phase of Gen3 testing. The team completed a shakedown at Queensland Raceway late last year ahead of the car’s public debut at the Repco Supercars Championship’s season-ending Bathurst 1000. Earlier this week the team returned to the Ipswich…



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. The freshly-crowned Formula 2 champion has done very little racing in his native Australia, his focus having shifted to Europe while he was still in karts. In fact he hasn’t…



Waters Puts Tickford On Top In Practice 1

Tickford Racing’s Cameron Waters has set the pace on Practice 1 for the Repco Bathurst 1000. The 2020 Great Race runner-up went tantalisingly close to the ‘fours’ in the opening one-hour session of the event, driving the #6 Monster Energy Mustang to a late 2:05.0233s. That left Waters 0.0842s ahead of Walkinshaw Andretti United’s Chaz…



Renee Gracie’s Bathurst Return Rejected

Ex Supercars driver turned adult entertainer Renee Gracie is reportedly set to miss out on a Bathurst 1000 wildcard after revealing plans to chase the dream. The former two-time Bathurst 1000 competitor said she will use the money she has made from her adult entertainment career on OnlyFans — where she told news.com.au she earns…