News Team TRT September 26, 2023

B6HR Entries Open

ENTRIES for the eighth running of Bathurst's biggest Enduro, the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour, are now open.  Set for the traditional Easter long weekend (March 29-31, 2024) next year, the next instalment of the Production Car classic is likely to attract another bumper field. Early bird entries are open until 29 October 2023 this year, while official entries close on 31 January 2024. The Online Entry Form and 2024 Supplementary Regulations can be accessed from the official event website now. The 70-strong capacity remains in place for this year with a reserve list in place should entries eclipse the number of spots on

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Feature Mark Walker September 26, 2023

Bathurst 1000: 2014 – The Worst & Greatest Race

It was the greatest race, and it was the worst race. WORDS & IMAGES: Mark Walker HEADER IMAGE: Nissan Motorsport/Dirk Klysmith And at seven hours, fifty-eight minutes, 53.2052sec, it was the longest 1000 in the 52 years of the Bathurst Enduro. Below reads the diary of the event from the perspective of a tortured PR bloke – a standard Bathurst week is the longest and toughest on the calendar, the 2014 edition felt like it would never end… The Roadtrip Getting to Bathurst in style is kind of a big deal. The Kelly Brothers had over the years grown a

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Feature Team TRT September 25, 2023

Bathurst 1000: Your Road Trip Guide

The road trip to Mount Panorama is a rite of passage for any Australian motorsport fan. And the thing is, fans have their favourite routes from around Australia to converge on The Mountain – it’s the sort of stuff that strikes up debate amongst grizzled Bathurst veterans. Here we run our rule over the various options for transiting to Australia’s oldest inland settlement. Bathurst is that perfect distance away from the big smoke that it almost always necessitates a road trip – sometimes, you might elect to fly to Sydney from Melbourne, Brisbane or Adelaide, but in doing the maths,

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Feature Mark Walker September 24, 2023

Ridiculous Racing at Vic States

The fifth round of the Victorian State Race Series hit the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit over the weekend, with some incredible racing turned on between multiple classes. And in some good news for the series, the championship will extend to a sixth round, with Motorsport Australia confirming a finale will be contested on a rejuvenated Calder Park Raceway on the last weekend in October. Following on from last weekend’s Sandown 500, the weather well and truly came to the party, with three days of mint conditions greeting competitors. First up on the programme were the Formula Vees, with the

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Photos Mark Walker September 23, 2023

VSRS Phillip Island Saturday

Photo by Theo Walker

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Photos Mark Walker September 22, 2023

Bathurst 1000: 2010 Throwback

Let's kick off our 2023 Great Race content-athon with a walk down memory lane, by throwing it back to the 2010 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000. The weekend started out in inauspicious circumstances for these two Commodores, with Jason Richards finding the fence at Forrest Elbow before later being cleaned up by Jamie Whincup. While this was happening, Craig Lowndes was scorching around the circuit in a time of 2:06.8012sec, to finally break Greg Murphy's unofficial lap record, which was set back in 2003. Contact! This was the moment that kicked off the series of events that saw Fabian Coulthard take

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Podcast Richard Craill September 20, 2023

Dave Russell on Sandown, Bathurst chances with Erebus plus Chad Neylon

David Russell just finished second in the Sandown 500 with Erebus Motorsport, and he's dropped into the show to tell us all about it this week, including an insight into just how to squeeze into a Gen 3 Supercar, road-trip memories from his Nissan days and thoughts about the Great Race that is rapidly approaching - especially given he a co-driver Brodie Kostecki head in among the favourites. Then special guest co-host Chad Neylon joins the fun as we break down a successful Sandown enduro season kick off and run through the big ticket items from the week that was,

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News Mark Walker September 19, 2023

Over 200 Entries for Island Showdown

It’s coming to crunch time in the Victorian State Race Series, with a total of 216 entries lodged for this weekend’s fifth event for season 2023. Competitors will be out to maximise their point scores before the prospective return to Calder Park Raceway, which has been set down for October 27-29, pending the correct approvals being in place from Motorsport Australia. Leading the charge is a remarkable field of 35 Formula Fords, with a high-quality field for the sixth round of the category’s national series. Expect series leaders Matthew Hillyer, Zak Lobko, Jake Santalucia, Xavier Kokai, Harrison Sellers, Eddy Beswick

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Power Rankings Team TRT September 18, 2023

Power Rankings: Sandown 490

Welcome to the Power Rankings, celebrating all things Hot, Not and What from a big weekend at the return of the Sandown 500. ABOUT THE RANKINGS: The TRT Power Rankings are compiled by your nominations from social media and edited by the TRT editorial team. They’re designed to give a balanced, as fair as possible critical overview of those things that excelled and those things that struggled, at each event. It’s (mostly) a democracy, and what you nominate generates the order, so have your say next event via our social media channels, @theracetorque on Facebook, Twitter and Insta. Look for the

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News Team TRT September 17, 2023

Dylan does it

DYLAN O'KEEFFE and Dean Cook have delivered a Sandown double to GWR Australia and RAM Motorsport, claiming the Equity-One Pro and SP Tools Pro-Am class round wins following a dramatic decider at Sandown Raceway today. O'Keeffe claimed a second win from three starts this weekend in a lights-to-flag performance in Race 3, taking his second-ever Carrera Cup round win and his first since the 2018 event in Darwin. He's also the fifth different round winner from five rounds so far this season. The SP Tools Pro-Am race win went to Rodney Jane, who avoided drama at the start to lead

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