News Media Release February 18, 2024

Cooper Inducted into Hall of Fame

The VHRR is proud to announce that the founder of Elfin Racing Cars, Garrie Cooper, will be posthumously inducted into the prestigious Motorsport Australia Hall of Fame for his remarkable contributions to motorsport engineering and innovation. Garrie Cooper, a visionary Australian engineer and entrepreneur, founded Elfin Sports Cars in 1957. His passion for motorsport and relentless pursuit of excellence led to the creation of some of the most iconic and successful racing cars in Australian motorsport history. Under his leadership, Elfin Racing Cars became synonymous with innovation, performance, and success on the track. Throughout his illustrious career, Cooper engineered, produced

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Photos Mark Walker February 16, 2024

Daytona 500 Retrospective

The Great American Race roars back into life this weekend, as the NASCAR season kicks off at the Daytona International Speedway. Back in 2018, The Race Torque trekked across to the other side of the world to take in the spectacle - and it's the sort of stuff you should put on your bucket list.

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News Media Release February 16, 2024

Bathurst Extravaganza is GO!

The 10-day extravaganza at Mount Panorama, the Bathurst SuperFest is underway with opening practice for the Repco Bathurst 12 Hour today. The international endurance race will see 97 drivers from 18 countries do battle on Australia's spiritual home of racing in Central NSW. Today's practice is critical - and in 2023 the fastest driver in opening practice was two-wheel legend turned endurance sensation, Valentino Rossi. Seven-time MotoGP Champion Rossi will be behind the wheel of his Team WRT BMW again in 2024, taking on the world's best endurance racers and Supercars stars. US IndyCar legend Paul Tracy will be amongst

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Feature Mark Walker February 15, 2024

The Magic of Bathurst

Over the next two weekends, Mount Panorama Bathurst comes alive as the best racers from around the country and the world converge on the magical ribbon of bitumen. Two-dimensional images on a screen can sometimes struggle to capture what makes this place so damn alluring. If you have never been to Mount Panorama, you’ve got to add it to your bucket list – make it happen, especially if your visit is away from a race weekend, when you can cut laps in your road car, albeit to the signposted speed limit. On foot, you can pick up even more of

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News Media Release February 15, 2024

Classics Under the Hammer

German marque Mercedes Benz dominates the line-up of classic cars set to be auctioned in Donington’s live simulcast ‘Summer Car & Number Plate Auction’ on the 25th of February. Four near-concours quality cars from the same Melbourne collector – well known in the Mercedes Benz classic car community – are set to be offered at Donington Auction’s first live auction event for 2024, together with a further six timeless cars from the Stuttgart manufacturer. Star of the Mercedes Benz auction roll call for the 51-car February auction in 10 days’ time will be a highly desirable 1960 190SL convertible. Being

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News TRT Media Release February 15, 2024

Sargent takes on America

AUSSIE international driver Tom Sargent will remain ‘stateside’ and make the transition to GT racing in 2024, confirming his participation in the 2024 Fanatec GT World Challenge America series. Sargent will join Global Motorsport Group (GMG) for the 13-event series, driving a Porsche 992 GT3R with Kyle Washington. It marks a change of tack for the young Aussie rising star, who made an immediate impact on the US Sports Car racing scene last year by finishing second on debut in the Porsche Carrera Cup North America championship. Driving for Aussie squad McElrea Racing, in 16 races he scored 10 podium

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News Mark Walker February 14, 2024

Can Am Brilliance to Phillip Island

Some stunning pieces of motorsport history are in transit from across the ditch, with examples of New Zealand’s finest destined for the Phillip Island Classic Festival of Speed, which is scheduled for March 8-10. The social post below shows some of the immaculate machines, including Can Am examples, as fitted with massive 8.3-litre Chevrolet powerplants, being loaded up for the journey. The news follows in the footsteps of confirmation of a one-off Trans-Tasman F5000 Trophy Race, which will see more than 20 of the best of the best open-wheelers from across the region face off on the wide-open sweeps of

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Podcast Team TRT February 14, 2024

Ben Bargwanna & a Big 12 Hour Preview

The Sandown SpeedSeries opener proved to be a big one for Ben Bargwanna, who demolished the TCR Australia field twice - Tony Schibeci caught up with the young gun to break it all down. Then, Richard Craill, the voice of the Repco Bathurst 12 Hour, breaks down what promises to be a massive weekend at Mount Panorama. Plus, the boys break down a big weekend in sport with the usual dose of Hots and Nots... Spotify: Click HereApple: Click HereDeezer: Click Here

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