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 17, 2022

Motorsport’s New Swiss Army Knife

As car companies around the world pivot to SUVs and pickup trucks, Ford remains a mainstream manufacturer with a practical hero car, that remains accessible to the masses. And with the launch this week of the seventh generation Mustang, Ford Performance is looking to double down on its commitment to a massive array of motorsport genres around the globe. Sure, Toyota’s 86, Mazda’s MX-5 and Chevrolet’s Camaro, amongst others, all have a competitive presence, but none have the broad, one-shape-fits-all, multi-purpose application of the Mustang. Ford isn’t shy of taking on the challenge of motorsport, take for instance the World

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News Team TRT September 15, 2022

Bowe, Hansford reach key Touring Car Masters Milestones

THE two drivers currently locked together at the top of the Gulf Western Oil Touring Car Masters standings will each bring up major milestones this weekend at Sandown.  Should both drivers take the green flag in the Trophy Race on Saturday, that first championship race of the weekend to be held later that afternoon will represent John Bowe's 300th Touring Car Masters race start. It will also be Ryan Hansford's 100th TCM race since he joined the category in 2017. That race will be broadcast live on the Nine Network as well as ad-break free and on-demand on Stan Sport.

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News Team TRT September 14, 2022

Motorclassica Returns

If you’re stuck in Melbourne on Bathurst weekend, here’s something to put on the top of your things-to-do list. Motorclassica is back for 2022 in all its glory, with the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne set to come alive from October 7-9, with the event celebrating everything automotive, from handcrafted classics to the pinnacle of modern-day performance. Returning after an enforced two-year hiatus, tickets are now on sale for the event that has captured the imaginations of motoring enthusiasts around Australia and the world for over a decade, with the reimagined event retaining a focus on the classics, while also

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Podcast Richard Craill September 14, 2022

The hots and nots from Pukekohe, Monza, Monterey and More!

Doric Guy Tom Arciuli returns to join Schibecs, Craillsy and Walker for a big debrief of all the action from Pukekohe's final fling, with the our quartet breaking down the good, the bad and the ugly from a massive weekend for Supercars. There's reflections on Will Power's second IndyCar title, Monza antics and a decent rant about Safety Cars plus a look ahead to the SpeedSeries event at Sandown this weekend and then our usual Power Rankings for the week that was. Four guys, a Zoom and a Podcast. It's like a new sitcom coming your way soon, except it's

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Insight Richard Craill September 13, 2022

The crossroads for motorsport discourse

THERE WILL be a point in the not-too-distant future where our sport needs to decide how it wants to be portrayed. Does it wish to be within in the realms of the AFL or NRL – with all the extreme theatrical peaks and sometimes challenging pitfalls that come with it - or are they going to continue being something lower-key where everyone gets along but the drama is reduced to kids’ playground levels. Events last weekend, or more specifically the aftermath of a major crash and the subsequent paddock confrontation is proof that, at the moment, it just doesn't know.

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News Richard Craill September 13, 2022

Falcon pair, Johnson headline Sandown TCM field

THE RETURN of three-time Gulf Western Oil Touring Car Masters Champion Steven Johnson highlights a the best TCM field of the season to date, as the series heads to Sandown this weekend. The series bursts back into life at the Victorian circuit for Round 4 of the championship, 21 cars entered amidst a grid that includes the return of several familiar faces and highly popular cars. It is, however, Johnson’s return that is likely to attract the most interest as one of the series’ most successful drivers injects himself back into an intense title fight – dominated recently by the

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Power Rankings Team TRT September 12, 2022

Doric Power Rankings: Pukekohe

Well.. wasn't that a weekend and a half. A remarkable way to farewell the grand old lady of New Zealand Motorsport, Pukekohe Park Raceway. There was a lot of good stuff from the weekend, of course, so our cup runneth over when it came to the Hot section of this particular rankings column. However, just because it was an amazing weekend doesn't mean there weren't some things worth picking apart that fell somewhat lower on the 'Gee, that was good' scale. So, read onwards for another chapter of the Doric Power Rankings from Pukekohe. HOT 1. Waters Vs SVG at

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Photos Mark Walker September 12, 2022

#TBT: Will Power, the early years

WE won't lie, we are big Will Power fans here at The Race Torque. Any Aussie that can go overseas and be a champion gets a big tick from us - and the fact Will Power has now done it twice in IndyCar racing is even more impressive. Need proof of our fandom? Check out this interview we had the foresight to conduct in 2000, also this retelling of his career story from the day he won the Indianapolis 500. For this week's throwback gallery, shot back in the day by a youthful Mark Walker, we look at his early

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