Feature Mark Walker November 26, 2022

The Car that Started the Adelaide Legend

THE modern era of Grand Prix Racing in Australia started on November 1st, 1985, when 1980 World Driver’s Champion Alan Jones drove onto the Adelaide Parklands Circuit aboard his Beatrice Lola, kicking off the legend of the South Australian street circuit. This is the story of the Lola THL1-Hart, of which an example resides in Australia. HEADER IMAGE: Dale Rodgers Beatrice Lola The push into the USA by the GP circus is nothing new, with the 1980s featuring several American stops on the calendar. Starting at Watkins Glen, other venues included Long Beach, Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Detroit, Dallas

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News Team TRT November 26, 2022

Year-long arm wrestle ends with Sargent champ

THOMAS SARGENT did everything he needed to do to claim the 2022 Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge Australia Series in the final round at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.  Ryan Wood swept to the final round win with a pair of race victories, but couldn’t overhaul his season-long rival in the title battle. A pair of second place finishes in two races held at the high-speed Victorian capped off a remarkable year for Sargent, who finished first or second in every race this year. It was also the second consecutive one-make Porsche title for Sargent’s CHE Engineering / Tegra Australia

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Feature Team TRT November 26, 2022

TRT features on stunning throwback Excel

THE RACE TORQUE is proud to feature on one of the very best Hyundai Excel throwback liveries yet released in the popular one make, entry level category. South Australian racer Andrew Young, one of the main movers and shakers among the organisation and promotion of Excel racing nationally, has shown off his new car which sports a throwback livery to the Bathurst Chrysler Chargers of the 1960s and 1970s. Painted Hemi Orange by his dad, Reg, Young's new Excel features graphics designed and applied by long-time friends of TRT, Check it Out Graphics in Adelaide. Check out more of their

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Insight Richard Craill November 25, 2022

Better to be turned down than turned off

QUITE RIGHTFULLY there's a lot of chatter in the media and by fans about the fact that S5000 are being forced to turn down their cars to run at anything below an FIA grade two circuit. It happened at Mount Panorama last year and it's happening at the Adelaide 500 next week too. There's a few things to take into account with this particular scenario. The first is that this has only come into account because Australia hasn't had a domestic category with the power-to-weight ratio of S5000 in years. It has obviously opened some eyes to the current status

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News Mark Walker November 24, 2022

Geelong Revival & Island Magic: Together at Last!

It’s a prime weekend for Melbourne motorsport fans to skip town, with a pair of motorsport events on either side of the bays set to entertain local fans. For those heading west, the Geelong Revival Motoring Festival is back in full flight, after the running of the postponed 2021 event took place in March this year. You know how the Newcastle street circuit for Supercars is a revelation for that town? Well, the Geelong foreshore is similarly picturesque, with a lovely parkland setting leading down to the edge of Corio Bay. Since 1956, competition machinery has blasted along the quarter-mile

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News Mark Walker November 24, 2022

15 S5000s set for Adelaide

A FAST field of 15 will contest the final round of the S5000 Tasman Series as big open wheelers return to the famous streets of Adelaide at the VALO Adelaide 500 next week.  The Adelaide entry list includes the current Tasman Series leader (Nathan Herne), the defending Tasman Series champion (Aaron Cameron) and the current Gold Star Champion (Joey Mawson). Cameron makes a return to the championship having missed the Gold Coast event, and will drive the No. 1 Team Valvoline GRM entry usually steered by James Golding. Additional high-profile returnees include former Formula 1 star Giancarlo Fisichella and two-time

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Podcast Richard Craill November 24, 2022

Giancarlo Fisichella on coming back to S5000

THREE TIME Grand Prix winner Giancarlo Fisichella is coming back Down Under to race in the S5000 Tasman Series at the VALO Adelaide 500 next week. We hear from the Italian to get his thoughts on coming back to the category, the driving challenge the cars present and much more. Then we delve into the details of the 2023 Supercars calendar to find out what works, what could be better and what could come in the future. That plus our usual HOTs and NOTs of the week that was and the week that will be - it's another big episode

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