News Richard CraillRichard Craill March 1, 2021

TV RATINGS: Strong start for new era on 7

THE NEW era of Supercars TV coverage has had a solid start - but it is clear that the growing influence of streaming means the full picture won't truly be known for some time. Channel Seven's return to the sport saw very solid numbers on Saturday and Sunday - both an improvement on what Channel 10 delivered for Races 1 and 2 of the 2020 season twelve months ago. The Seven Network hailed their ratings performances in an official release here. Fox Sport's numbers were down on both days, however we suspect this points more to a shifting streaming audience

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Power Rankings AvatarTeam TRT February 26, 2021

POWER RANKINGS: ’21 Supercars liveries

THE POWER RANKINGS are back. TRT's not-so-patented 'Hot or Not' wrap of any given motorsport activity is back for the new year. If you're new to it, it's pretty simple. Along with our great friends who follow TRT on our social media channels, our team and a group of unnamed, top-secret contributors put together their thoughts from each round and they all get compiled into this one big wrap of what's good and what perhaps needs some work. We're keen to be the bastion of truth and honesty in the sport so if something needs some work, we'll call it

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Podcast Richard CraillRichard Craill February 24, 2021

PODCAST: Steve Johnson, Will Davison On the Grid

TCM Cars at Bathurst are cool. Very Cool. Which is why we've got three-time TCM champ and all round good bloke Steven Johnson on the show to talk about it on this week's edition of On the Grid. He's racing an XD Falcon now, running as a tribute to his old man's famous Ford that made the Johnson name so famous at Bathurst in the early 80s. Stevie J talks developing the car, his thoughts on close family friend JB and his battles and much, much more. Then Will Davison is back to preview his first weekend back as a

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Power Rankings Mark WalkerMark Walker February 23, 2021

Power Rankings Talking Points for 2021

Confession time – we love piecing together our patented Power Rankings powered by Yellow Cover, and we’re fired up to go again in 2021! There are plenty of prospects to keep an eye out for this year, and to kick things off, we've compiled some of the key storylines that are set to play out... Scott McLaughlin: Big race boots to fill Supercars Who will be King? Heading into the past three seasons, there has been a clear cut favourite for the title: Scott McLaughlin. As the champ has jetted off to chase the Indycar dream, there is no single

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Feature Dale RodgersDale Rodgers February 22, 2021

Supercars 2021: garage by garage

The driver contracts are signed, sponsors are being shown off with shiny new liveries and the teams are getting ready for Round 1 of the 2021 Repco Supercars Championship. A squad of new cars also abounds for DJR, Tickford, Triple EIGHT and WAU. Now the Pit Lane Garage order has been released by Supercars, The Race Torque's Dale Rodgers decided to take a ‘virtual’ walk along the Bathurst pits and preview the battle that is looming. DICK JOHNSON RACING GARAGE 1: Will Davison - #17 Shell V-Power Racing Mustang GARAGE 2: Anton de Pasquale - #100 Shell V-Power Racing Mustang

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Feature Mark WalkerMark Walker February 20, 2021

Being the Numpty at a Dinner with Legends

I WILL never forget dinner on the evening of the ninth of February, 2014. The venue was the Chicane Bar & Grill, the downstairs eatery at Rydges Mount Panorama Bathurst, and amongst those seated around the table were Formula One star Mika Salo, Australian motorsport royalty in Craig Lowndes and John Bowe, as well as a seriously astute businessman in Peter Edwards. Together, they had just won the Bathurst 12 Hour, the first in the proud history of the Prancing Horse from Marenello in the event, and an achievement that suitably impressed those phoning in from the factory on the

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Photos Mark WalkerMark Walker February 18, 2021

Classic Carnage from the Archives

In this second installment of the #TBT galleries, we've delved into the archives to dig up some old school biffo. From the macadamia nuts at Mount Cotton, to Greg Ritter failing to replace his divot at QR, here are some almost forgotten big (and small) ones...

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Podcast Richard CraillRichard Craill February 17, 2021

PODCAST: Jack Perkins talks old Supercars, TV and more

IT'S another bumper OTG this week as we cover all the bases in a bumper hour or so of (we hope?) qualtiy audio entertainment.. Jack Perkins is back On the Grid this week with stories about the ongoing works to return some classic Perkins Touring Car machinery back to perfect condition, plus a new book that will document the full history of the Perkins Engineering output. Jack also talks TV, hints about a new Bathurst drive and much more in a typically engaging chat. Then, rising star of the Aussie Country Music scene Courtney Keil is on the show to

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Insight Richard CraillRichard Craill February 16, 2021

COLUMN: Looking backwards, moving forwards

I DON’T want to give away my age too much, but the decade in which I truly fell in love with our crazy sport was the 1990s. Now, I’m not about to spear off into a diatribe about why things were better back in the day because I don’t believe that for an instant. I truly appreciate the current era, it’s depth of competition and the remarkable technology that gets poured into the sport in all aspects. Having said that, there’s a definite argument to be had that the ‘90s were possibly the peak era for sustaining a balance of

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Insight Mark WalkerMark Walker February 11, 2021

Tony Quinn’s Motorsport Legacy

Motorsport is lucky to have Tony Quinn. From a competitor to a sponsor, a benefactor, a circuit owner, and a category owner - there aren't many facets of the sport Quinn hasn't been involved in. Of course, with the announcement this week that he has purchased a 40 per cent stake in Triple Eight Race Engineering, he can add Supercars team owner to the list. Below is a sample of the action the Quinn family have been involved with over the past 20 years - as participants or backers. It's clearly far from exhaustive - you can add in rallying,

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