Insight Mark Walker March 31, 2023

AUSGP Notebook: Friday

Bloody hell - motorsport does alright to have this sort of event put on for us. Here we continue our deep dive behind the scenes of the Australian Grand Prix, in the second edition of our race week Notebook... enjoy! Early risers With an 8:50am kick-off, the F3 paddock was very much alive and kicking prior to 6am this morning, which definitely makes for a long day... The Great Melbourne Run Each morning, a great race takes over the Albert Park precinct. That race, is the dash to make it to the front row of the Melbourne Walk. From what

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Insight Mark Walker March 30, 2023

AUSGP Notebook: Thursday

It's back. The Australian Grand Prix. Plus TRT's Notebook, it's back too, diving behind the scenes at the things you don't see anywhere else. So strap in, this is going to be a massive week... Happy Birthday, Oscar Fancy being a Formula 1 driver, let alone racing in front of your home crowd for the first time, then it's your 21st birthday on race weekend. The only way to improve that combo is to have a birthday bash thrown at a Jack Daniel's bar. Oh, and they happen to be a personal sponsor. We are not quite sure what sort

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News Team TRT March 29, 2023

B6HR Field Set

THE FULL entry list, including drivers, has settled ahead of the 2023 running of the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour this April 7-9.  The 'Bathurst's biggest enduro' tagline rings true, with 60 cars and 156 drivers currently confirmed across the eight classes.  CLICK HERE to view the entry list. A few remaining teams are yet to confirm second or third drivers, meaning that number should approach 160 by the time the green flag drops on Easter Sunday morning.  The field is packed with talent, with well-known motorsport names like Marcos Ambrose, Will Davison, Anton de Pasquale, John Bowe and Tony D'Alberto

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Photos Mark Walker March 27, 2023

Richos Together for a Cause

The Richards clan came together to support a cracking cause on the weekend, as a Gippsland private car collection was thrown open to the public. Jim, Steven and Clay Richards were star attractions at Ray Ikin's Traralgon shed on the weekend, with the endeavour raising money for the local chapter of the Cancer Council's fundraising efforts. As you can see, it was a reasonably big deal, with a staunch crowd supporting the event, getting up close and personal with an eclectic mix of schmick road cars and racing replicas. All told, the day raised over $6,000 - a job well

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News Team TRT March 27, 2023

Marcos Ambrose Returns

MARCOS AMBROSE will return to both the track and the TV screens at Mount Panorama for the 2023 running of the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour, this April 7-9. The two-time Supercars Champion and NASCAR race winner, who now heads Garry Rogers Motorsport's young driver development program, will make his long-awaited on-track racing return driving a Ford Mustang with George Miedecke and Tim Brook. As well as racing, Ambrose will also join the Stan Sport broadcast of the race across the weekend, offering his insight and commentary on the keys to tackling the Mountain. Ambrose was entered in the same

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Feature Mark Walker March 25, 2023

Albert Park, Motorsport & Politics: A 90-Year Battle

While the Formula One circus rolls into town for next weekend’s Australian Grand Prix, the 26th modern running of the event continues Albert Park’s rich circuit racing heritage, which dates back to the 1950s. However, its roots extend beyond that, with plans hatched in the 1930s to convert the lakeside setting into a downtown street circuit. This is the story of how car racing’s first attempt to take over the park 90 years ago crashed and burned in a political storm. Between 1953 and ’58, a total of six events were contested alongside the artificial lip of the Albert Park

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Feature Mark Walker March 24, 2023

70 Years of the Albert Park Circuit

Next weekend, the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit will come alive again, 70 years after the downtown track first played host to the Australian GP. And, it's a point not lost on the Grand Prix Corporation, who recently celebrated the milestone with a pair of machines that participated in that opening event by the Lake. Fortunately, the memories of those early days of competition at Albert Park have been kept alive on multiple fronts, with the State Library of Victoria's excellent archive providing an incredible trove of memories from the era of 1953-'58, where the venue was used for

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News Team TRT March 24, 2023

Ace team signs V8 star

SUPERCARS star Will Davison will reunite with one of the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour's most successful combinations when he returns to the race this April 7-9. The Shell V-Power Racing driver will line up in a BMW M3 Competition with race stalwarts Beric Lynton and Tim Leahey, winners of the race in 2019. That year the BMW team led every single lap of the race and won by a full lap, setting a race distance record in the process, in one of the most dominant performances in recent Bathurst history. They backed up that win with a fighting second

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