A vastly experienced Motorsport Public Relations operator, journalist, commentator and photographer, Mark brings his unique angle to The Race Torque in both words and imagery. As well as serving as our key photographer on the ground at major events around Australia (and overseas), Walker will often chime in with his unique and pin-point sharp viewpoint of the racing world via the keyboard too.
Feature Mark Walker September 27, 2022

Bathurst 1000: Everything you need to know

BEFORE we lose track, here's a quick 2021 Bathurst 1000 rewind: Chaz Mostert and Lee Holdsworth dominated proceedings, converting pole position into a dominant win. Cameron Waters earned his second straight runner-up finish, this time alongside James Moffat, while Brodie Kostecki and David Russell broke through for their maiden Bathurst 1000 podium for Erebus Motorsport in third. Shane van Gisbergen and Garth Tander were in the thick of the action until late tyre dramas struck, while separate late-race accidents for Broc Feeney and Jayden Ojeda resulted in safety car appearances. MAKING their first Supercars main game/Bathurst 1000 race start this

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News Mark Walker September 25, 2022

Vic State: Phillip Island Report & Pics

Some mega racing and photo finishes rounded out the fifth and final round of the Victorian State Circuit Racing Championships at Phillip Island over the weekend. The Formula Fords went full Formula Ford, which unlike going full Super2, is exceptional. In the opener it was Kobi Williams from Matthew Hillyer and Edison Beswick, while the second race was an all-time classic, with Beswick leading home Hillyer and Jordyn Sinni in a three-wide photo finish, with only 0.0629sec separating the trio. The third heat was cut short due to time constraints, with Hillyer victorious from Beswick and Williams, with only 0.0282sec

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Feature Mark Walker September 24, 2022

The AGP When Any Airfield Would Do

After World War II, Australia was mad keen on motorsport, and airfields were the perfect outlet. It’s one of our favourite subjects here on The Race Torque, with venues such as Fishermans Bend and Mallala, among many similar, popular facilities that developed from the period. When Queensland was selected to host the 1949 Australian Grand Prix, the local Queensland Motor Sporting Club (QMSC) was keen as mustard, but there was one catch – they needed a venue. HEADER IMAGE: Historic Leyburn Sprints B-24 Liberator Bombers, as pictured above Darwin, called Leyburn home. After the war Following Lobethal’s epic Australian Grand

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Feature Mark Walker September 23, 2022

Bathurst Wildcards: A rollercoaster ride

They claim many of the headlines heading into the Great Race, but the Bathurst 1000 wildcard fleet has experienced a rollercoaster ride on track. The 2022 entry is probably the most interesting to face the starter for the event since the commencement of the concept, but the three crews have a serious Mountain to climb. The 2009 edition of the Great Race marked the first time since 2004 that entries outside of the regular championship runners were accepted into the Bathurst 1000. Since then there have been many interesting attempts, some with big fanfares and high expectations, others with solid

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News Richard Craill September 22, 2022

20 cars already locked for 2023 Bathurst 6 Hour

20 ENTRIES have already been received for the 2023 Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour, just one day after entries officially opened.  To be held across the Easter long weekend (7-9 April) next year, the 2023 edition of Australia's largest endurance race is set to be another classic with early interest mirroring that of the packed 2022 edition. Early bird entries are open until 2 December this year, while entries officially close on 10 March 2023. The entry form and 2023 Supplementary Regulations can be downloaded from the official event website now. A capacity field of 70 entrants competed in the 2022 event, which was

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Podcast Richard Craill September 21, 2022

Michael Caruso on TCR, TV and The Big One

Michael Caruso is our key guest this week to discuss his return to the podium in TCR Australia - finally - after a challenging year. 'Robbo' also discusses his move into broadcasting with the SpeedSeries crew and his upcoming Bathurst 1000 campaign with Mark Winterbottom. Then it's a full recap of the epic Sandown weekend, the wild weather, the world's wildest GT race - plus chats about S5000 testing, Formula Ford at The Bend and our weekly Doric Power Rankings, where we give our HOTs and NOTs from the week that was. Spotify: Click HereApple: Click HereDeezer: Click Here Or listen on the

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News Richard Craill September 21, 2022

‘They’re wild!’ positive reaction to S5000 test

A SUCCESSFUL S5000 Open test at The Bend Motorsport Park has seen 15 drivers complete more than 350 laps of The Bend Motorsport Park's West Circuit on Tuesday.  Drivers from Super2, Super3, TCR Australia, Radical Cup, Toyota 86, Formula 3, Formula Ford and direct from Karting participated in the day, designed to introduce new drivers to the category and allow them to experience the performance of the vehicles first-hand. Dunlop Super2 Series frontrunner Matt McLean said he enjoyed his first dose of open-wheel driving, pairing with race-winning team Versa Motorsport. "It's not at all what I expected, but in the

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News Mark Walker September 20, 2022

Grand final fever sweeps Victoria

If there is any doubt that motorsport isn’t taken seriously in Victoria, the government has granted the state a public holiday ahead of the grand final of the Vis State Race Series, which concludes this weekend at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. A total of 11 different categories are set to hit the track, with several of the titles set to go down to the wire. If you squint, the Formula Fords have fielded entry lists this year not dissimilar to those found at National rounds, with several drivers set to back up from the top-tier event at The

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Power Rankings Team TRT September 19, 2022

Doric Power Rankings: SpeedSeries Sandown

ONE of the more incredible weekends in the history of the Shannons Nationals / Motorsport Australia Championships / SpeedSeries - that was Sandown. There's a lot to unpick, so quite naturally we've delivered it the Power Rankings treatment, with thanks to our mates at Doric. HOT 1, 2, 3 and 4: The finishes! We can't remember a weekend that delivered the array of incredible racing finishes that this one did. Here are some examples: GT World Challenge Australia Race 2 finish https://twitter.com/AWLNZ/status/1571358310879891456 https://twitter.com/Craillsy/status/1571460466001719297 TCM Race 2 finish TCR Race 2 finish Porsche Sprint Challenge finish: Drivers on slicks catching those

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