Working full time in the motorsport industry since 2004, Richard has established himself within the group of Australia’s core motorsport broadcasters, covering the support card at the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix for Channel 10, the Bathurst 12 Hour for Channel 7 and Porsche Carrera Cup & Touring Car Masters for FOX Sports’ Supercars coverage. Pretends to be a PR guy / Journalist and sometimes photographer to make ends meet when not yelling at a television in a padded room.
News Tom ArciuliTom Arciuli June 21, 2022

ASBK WRAP: Thriller in the Top End

The Australian Superbike Championship showed the Australian motorsport community what they’ve been missing with a truly sensational weekend of racing at Hidden Valley as part of the Darwin Triple Crown.  Four teams and four manufacturers fought for race wins with Yamaha, Ducati, Honda and BMW all fighting at the front is a sign that the teams lifted their game on arguably their biggest stage for the 2022 season.  On track, the championship leader Mike Jones extended his lead in with 2 race victories for the 3 race format, whilst defending champion Wayne Maxwell also scored a victory.  Jones now holds

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Power Rankings Team TRTTeam TRT June 20, 2022

DORIC POWER RANKINGS: Darwin

HIDDEN VALLEY was one of the few long-haul Supercars rounds that remained on the calendar during Covid, but it was still nice to see it back in full flight this weekend. Seriously, this was one of the best weekends of the season so far, and probably the best since the plague started. A massive weekend on and off the track, in a great city and at a great circuit with some pretty great racing, too. As a result, our HOT Cup Runneth Over somewhat in this edition of the DORIC Power Rankings.. but that doesn't mean there's not some room

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Photos Richard CraillRichard Craill June 17, 2022

IMAGES: Andrew Hall’s epic Le Mans 24 Hour gallery

OUR MAN of the world, Andrew Hall, filed this remarkable gallery from the 2022 Le Mans 24 Hours last weekend. Very little we can add other than, click the thumbnails and luxuriate in some of the most stunning imagery from the around-the-clock classic you're ever likely to see.

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Insight Richard CraillRichard Craill June 16, 2022

Mawson, BRM aiming for Gold Star history this weekend

JOEY Mawson will join an elite group of drivers to have claimed back-to-back Gold Star titles, should he successfully defend his S5000 Australian Drivers' Championship title this weekend in Darwin. Just eight drivers have managed to successfully defend their Gold Star victory the following year in the 59-year history of Australia's top open-wheel award. 13 drivers have won the Gold Star on more than one occasion. Some of Australia's most famous names in open wheel racing - and in motorsport in general - have claimed repeat ADC honours. Bib Stillwell claimed back-to-back titles in 1962-1963, then repeated that achievement the following

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Podcast Richard CraillRichard Craill June 16, 2022

PODCAST: David Wall’s milestone 200th Porsche race

PORSCHE Carrera Cup Australia champion David Wall reaches a major milestone this weekend, set to notch up his 200th race start in the championship this weekend at Hidden Valley. Wall's journey to become just the second driver in championship history to achieve the feat is a long one and a great story - he joins the show to tell us all about it. We've also got Will Davison ahead of another milestone - his 500th ATCC / Supercars start - and Anton de Pasquale on how he's planning to help DJR rediscover their pre-Winton form. Spotify: Click HereApple: Click HereDeezer: Click Here Or

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Feature Richard CraillRichard Craill June 15, 2022

CAR BY CAR: S5000 Darwin preview

THE FINAL Round of the 2022 S5000 Australian Drivers' Championship will see four contenders head to the Merlin Darwin Triple Crown this weekend in contention - be it real or mathematical - for the 60th Gold Star title. TRT has run the ruler across the four key contenders, reflecting on the pathway to get to this point, and their chances for Darwin success. Who do you think will win? Hit us up on our socials @theracetorque on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and let us know. JOEY MAWSON THERE'S AN old saying that goes something like, 'Form is temporary however class

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News Mark WalkerMark Walker June 14, 2022

DORIC INSIDE LINE: Darwin Preview

This is the big banger - a 44-page blockbuster previewing the Darwin Triple Crown! The Hidden Valley event is always a big one - and as you will see in this issue of Doric Inside Line, there is plenty to celebrate! Once again, we dive behind the scenes with all of the facts, stats and insights, to get you in the know before what promises to be a huge event in the Top End! Features include: Will Davison's journey to 500 racesOfficially celebrating Doric's 50th birthday, featuring an awesome VIP prize to the Adelaide 500!All of the Hidden Valley facts,

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Insight Mark WalkerMark Walker June 13, 2022

Darwin’s Best Kept Motoring Secret

You may have noticed that here at The Race Torque, we are massive fans of destination Darwin. Editor Craill has noted that Darwin is “one of the best events of the year”, while the author of this article has previously listed “ten things I love about Hidden Valley,” so it’s reasonable to assume that we are primed for the Supercars’ circus annual migration north this weekend. As mentioned in the links above, there are some real Easter eggs hiding in plain sight around Darwin for visitors who extend their visits beyond race day. Take for instance the Darwin Military Museum,

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Feature Richard CraillRichard Craill June 12, 2022

AUSSIES AT LE MANS: Part 5, the many and the few

MANY AUSSIES have raced at Le Mans. To tell all their individual stories would take more time than we have to give here – but they deserve to be told regardless. Here’s some of the other names to have featured over the years. Read Part 1 of 'Aussies at Le Mans' here. Read Part 2 of 'Aussies at Le Mans' here. Read Part 3 of 'Aussies at Le Mans' here. Read Part 4 of 'Aussies at Le Mans' here. Derek Jolly made his Le Mans debut in 1959, driving a Lotus 15 with none other than Graham Hill, though they

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Feature Richard CraillRichard Craill June 11, 2022

AUSSIES AT LE MANS: Part 4 – Vern

VERN SCHUPPAN is Australia’s best known, least-known racing driver. If he were English, the quietly spoken man from the mining town of Whyalla, in regional South Australia, would be feted as one of the greatest of all time in his field. Read Part 1 of 'Aussies at Le Mans' here. Read Part 2 of 'Aussies at Le Mans' here. Read Part 3 of 'Aussies at Le Mans' here. Instead, this high achieving Sports Car legend flew under the radar in Australia, despite arguably becoming our finest ever export in the field and just our second ever Le Mans 24 Hour

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