News Richard CraillRichard Craill April 8, 2021

Driving, young driver support in Hodge’s Motorsport plan

BROADCASTING from within the cockpit of a racing car and helping youngsters achieve their racing goals are key elements of Brad Hodge’s motorsport obsession moving forward. As a Cricketer, the Victorian averaged more than 55 for his country in test matches and scored more than 10,000 domestic runs for his state. Hodge has since transitioned to broadcasting and this year joined the 7 Sport crew covering both Supercars and the ARG suite of categories at Shannons events. His enthusiastic love of the sport are clear for all to see – however his involvement goes beyond fandom or working behind the

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News Richard CraillRichard Craill April 7, 2021

TV RATINGS: Strong numbers on Seven for Easter Enduro

Record audiences have tuned in to watch the 2021 Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour on the screens of Seven. Sunday’s expansive coverage, which included the full 6-Hour enduro and the final Supercheap Auto TCR Australia race, was viewed by an average national (Metro + Regional) audience of 163,000 people on 7mate, with a peak audience of 276,000. A release from the Australian Racing Group also detailed that the total audience reach of the broadcast was 720,000 people. The race featured in two of the top 20 positions on Multichannels on Sunday, the 6-hour itself drawing 97,000 in the 5 metro

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Podcast Richard CraillRichard Craill April 7, 2021

PODCAST: Brad Hodge on the Grid

HE has scored more than 10,000 runs playing for Victoria and averaged more than 50 for his country - but what brings Cricketing legend Brad Hodge to On The Grid? A deep passion for motorsport, that's what. Now part of the Seven Sport commentary team, Hodgey joins Richard and Mark not just for a debrief on all the incredible Bathurst 6 Hour action, but also how racing came into his world, how other sports translate into our game and his efforts as a broadcaster, plus much more. It's an insightful, entertaining and informative chat and we guarantee you'll learn stuff

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Power Rankings Team TRTTeam TRT April 6, 2021

POWER RANKINGS: Bathurst 6 Hour

THE Bathurst 6 hour delivered another incredible weekend to remember on the mountain, so it obvioulsy deserved the trt power rankings treatement. There was so much to take out from the annual Easter trip to country NSW, from thrilling GT races to TCRs debut and, of course, another compelling long-distance race at that most famous place. There was lots to like from the big weekend - but plenty of things that raised eyebrows, too. As such the Hot / Not / What treatment continues with these TRT Power Rankings from the 2021 Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour. HOT 1. The

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Photos Team TRTTeam TRT April 4, 2021

Bathurst 6 Hour Sunday Action

SVG is a motor racing beast. Now a winner in the Bathurst 1000, 6 and 12 Hours, a winner in the GTs too from this weekend, undefeated in Supercars since Bathurst last year - is there any stopping him? What's your take? Hit us up on the socials @theracetorque with your Hot/Not/Whats from a massive weekend on The Mountain, with the best input to make our Power Rankings, as powered by Yellow Cover! Thanks once again to the snappers from the Bathurst 6 Hour and the ARG for the below hot shots...

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Photos Team TRTTeam TRT April 3, 2021

Can SVG Go Undefeated at Bathurst?

Dating back to the Bathurst 1000, Shane Van Gisbergen has was won the last four races he has started at Mount Panorama - can he keep the streak alive tomorrow? He started his weekend off on the right foot (as opposed to left shoulder) with a win in the GT one-hour race, which has an encore performance before tomorrow's main event - the Bathurst 6 Hour. As always, hit us up on the socials @theracetorque with your Hot/Not/What take from a big weekend on The Mountain! Our thanks go out to the #B6HR & ARG snappers for the below gallery...

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Photos Team TRTTeam TRT April 2, 2021

Bathurst 6 Hour Friday

Not at the Bathurst 6 Hour this weekend? We've got you covered! The crew from the Production Car feature race and the ARG supports have been having a mad swing with their cameras, with the below results. Which portion of the event are you most looking forward to? Hit us up on the socials @theracetorque, and join the conversation!

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Podcast Richard CraillRichard Craill March 31, 2021

PODCAST: Beric Lynton & a big Bathurst preview

IT'S Bathurst week.. again! OTG delves into the Easter Production Car classic this weekend with a full preview of the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour event on the big hill. We're joined by 2019 winner Beric Lynton, who gives us all the insight into how exactly to win the big race, how to build a winning Production car and just how good his perenially underrated copilot Tim Leahey really is. There's all that and much more chatter as usual, and also no mention of the Tassie Supercars round postponement because as usual, the announcement was made after we'd recorded. Tough.

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Feature Richard CraillRichard Craill March 31, 2021

A broken car, a cheeky ‘bribe’ and a Bathurst record

AARON McGill’s Bathurst record might not include many overall wins, however in 2017 the well-traveled privateer played a pivotal role in making a small piece of Bathurst history – even if it took a 'bribe' to make it happen. “MATE, I think my engine is shagged. I’m out.” THE man conveying bad news down the phone was Aaron McGill and he was gutted. The Sunday morning warm-up session prior to the 2017 Bathurst 6 Hour had exposed a somewhat serious issue in the powerplant of his Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution that basically guaranteed he would battle to make two minutes of

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Insight Richard CraillRichard Craill March 31, 2021

COMMENT: Fending off the paddles with a stick

BECAUSE I am a lucky boy, last fortnight I traded my trusty Holden Ute for something a little bit nicer as my daily drive. A two-week sojourn in Victoria for racing had the lovely people from Porsche Cars Australia on the phone offering the use of a car for my stint in town. Because I like to believe I am a sensible, logical kind of person, I thought about it for less time than it takes for Shane van Gisbergen to win another race and said ‘yes, please’. This column first ran on our Kiwi's mates at - go

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