Photos Richard Craill October 4, 2023

The art of Porsche Rennsport

PHOTOGRAPHIC Magician Andrew 'Skippy' Hall made the trek to Laguna Seca in California at the weekend for the 7th running of the incredible Porsche Rennsport festival. He's provided TRT with this stunning gallery of some of the sights and colour from a remarkable event.

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Feature Richard Craill October 3, 2023

Bathurst 1000: A Blockbuster on the Box

IN EVERY respect, the Repco Bathurst 1000 is Australian Motorsport’s showpiece event. It’s part of the Australian sporting fabric, a day as intrinsically etched in the sporting conscious as the various Footy code Grand Finals, the Melbourne Cup, the Boxing Day test and the Aussie open. That is also reflected in the TV numbers, which position the 1000 not only as the most-watched motorsport event in Australia each year, but also as one of the most viewed per capita anywhere in the world. TRT has collated more than 15 years’ worth of TV ratings data from the Great Race to

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News Team TRT October 3, 2023

Hot Petronas Wildcard Revealed

The Blanchard Racing Team (BRT) Supercars endurance wildcard Ford Mustang of Aaron Love and Jake Kostecki will sport a spectacular PETRONAS livery at the upcoming Bathurst 1000. Moving on from the Racer Industries theme that debuted at the Sandown 500, the PETRONAS livery draws inspiration from the similar colour scheme employed by the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team. The PETRONAS brand’s involvement in Supercars in Australia dates back to 2019 when team Co-Principal Tim Blanchard introduced the look as a wildcard entry in Western Australia, and later in Super2 competition. Over the past five years, the Blanchard family-owned CoolDrive Auto

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Insight Dale Rodgers October 2, 2023

Bathurst 1000: Rating the Co-Driver Class

The new Gen3 platform throws a whole heap of pressure on competitors, especially the co-drivers, who will have their work cut out to adapt to the package on Mount Panorama. In his yearly look at the co-driving ranks, Dale Rodgers runs his rule of the field, based on not only the 28 drivers' individual racing performances since the last Bathurst race, but also with a full hit out at the Sandown 500.   Like last year, the drivers are ranked on an A-B-C-D sliding scale, so let’s swing into it… Coca-Cola Racing by Erebus – Jack Perkins (#9) & David

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Insight Team TRT September 30, 2023

Bathurst 1000: Our Mega Preview

It’s that time of year: the big dance, the Great Race, the Bathurst 1000 is upon us. For some ice-cold takes on the key storylines surrounding our favourite week of the year, TRT’s Richard Craill and Mark Walker have been joined by the doyen of the Bathurst media centre, Garry O'Brien, who this week hits the Mountain for his 55th straight Great Race in reporting on the action for What are your thoughts and feelings? Hit us up on the socials @theracetorque; we’d love to hear your insights. Who is a smokey that will overperform? CRAILL - Andre Heimgartner

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News Team TRT September 30, 2023

Bumper Porsche field for Bathurst

A RECORD SIX Porsche Carrera Cup Champions with nine titles in four different series will headline a 30-strong field entered for Round 6 of the 2023 Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia Championship at Mount Panorama.  The Bathurst grid is the most broadly accomplished Carrera Cup Australia grid in the series' history and one of the most deeply stacked with talent of any Porsche series globally this year. For the first time in the series 20-year history, four former Carrera Cup Australia Champions will be represented on the grid. They will be joined by drivers who have won the Porsche

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Feature Mark Walker September 29, 2023

Bathurst 1000: The Wildcard Rollercoaster

They claim many of the headlines heading into the Great Race - and over the past 14 years, the Bathurst 1000 wildcard fleet has experienced a rollercoaster ride on track. 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 considerable fanfare and high expectations, others with solid results after 161 laps. Clearly, Triple Eight Race Engineering has a firm handle on the concept of running extra cars; however, there are two sound

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Feature Richard Craill September 29, 2023

TRT-supported team to enter Aussie Racing Cars in 2024

NINE-TIME South Australian State Champion Asher Johnston will make a return to National level competition in 2024 via entry in the Battery World Aussie Racing Cars Series. In partnership with long-time Media guy Richard Craill, a new team - Johnston Craill Racing Enterprises (JCRE) - will field a Ford Mustang-bodied Aussie Car in the 2024 series. The squad was launched in Adelaide on Thursday night in front of existing supporters, friends and family with an interim ‘testing’ livery featuring the team’s branding, plus prominent signage from Check it Out Graphics and The Race Torque, the businesses of the two owners.

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News Team TRT September 28, 2023

King coming to Bathurst

EMA Motorsport will return to a full complement at the next round of the Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia at Bathurst, as young British racer, Harry King, takes his place in the team’s second Porsche Cup Car. Heading to Mount Panorama for round 6 of the championship, Harry joins the team for his Australian racing debut, having delivered impressive performances throughout 2023, including wins in the Mobil1 Supercup. Harry will join EMA Motorsport’s Carrera Cup season regular, Garnet Patterson, running in the sister #19 car. With this exciting addition to the driver line-up, EMA Motorsport is looking to improve

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Feature Team TRT September 28, 2023

Bathurst 1000: Bathurst City Guide

Welcome to Bathurst, one of our favourite places on earth. Team TRT loves the place - obviously, there’s Mount Panorama, but the downtown of Australia's oldest inland settlement makes the pilgrimage to the Great Race entirely worthwhile. Want proof? Late last year, we penned a feature on holidaying on Mount Panorama, and we followed through, taking our annual family vacation to the city, and it was a certified ripper. This obsession has brought us to the point where we have done the maths, and considering the five major events hosted at Mount Panorama annually, it is almost economically feasible for

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