Podcast Team TRT May 15, 2024

Craill & Johnston in the Spotlight

This week, for something completely different, our interview guest under the spotlight is none other than Aussie Racing Car part team owner and part-time commentator/PR operative/podcaster Richard Craill! RC is joined by Johnston Craill Racing Enterprises team pilot Asher Johnston, with the dynamic duo breaking down their venture into national-level motorsport - unsurprisingly, it's a highly insightful chat! In part two, we break down a big weekend in sports, look forward to Supercars heading west, plus F1 at Imola, and all of the usual shenanigans in the weekly serving of Hots and Nots. Tune in with your Podcast player of

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Insight Richard Craill May 13, 2024

TRT PREVIEW: Johnston & Craill head West..

JOHNSTON CRAILL RACING Enterprises will return to action in round three of the Battery World Aussie Racing Cars Series this weekend at the Bosch Power Tools Perth SuperSprint in Western Australia. All four races will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 506 and Kayo this weekend, while the @johnstoncraill social media channels and theracetorque.com, will provide regular updates online. Here’s the preview from the Craill and Johnston elements of said Racing Enterprise. CRAILL: In what is clearly the second-most anticipated return by a competitor to a circuit this year, the stunning Orange and Black JCRE Mustang will be back on

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News TRT Media Release May 13, 2024

Radicals head West with strong Round 2 grid

TWENTY-TWO RADICAL SR3 entries will tackle Round 2 of the First Focus Radical Cup Australia Series at the Bosch Power Tools Perth SuperSprint this weekend in the West. It’s one of the series’ strongest ever grids that includes the return of a key contender to add further spice to the pointy end of an already competitive field. Competition is expected to be tight across the Hero Autolifts Pro-Am and Workhorse Am class battles this weekend with three races set for the tight, 2.41km circuit located to the North of Perth. The Radical grid returns to Carco.com.au Raceway in Wanneroo for

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News TRT Media Release May 13, 2024

Robotham Back on Class Podium in GT Asia

Aussie young gun Jay Robotham has claimed his second class podium from as many meetings, as the Fanatec GT World Challenge Asia Powered by AWS launched into the Chang International Circuit in Thailand over the weekend. Driving a Lanotec Australia-backed Climax Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 with Chinese racer Min Heng, the pair registered ninth outright on Saturday and 11th on Sunday, after Robotham topped the overall time charts in Friday’s final practice session. Lining up from 11th for the opening race, the combination finished second in Silver-Am, one position behind the Triple Eight JMR Pro-Am entry of Prince Abu Bakar Ibrahim

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Photos Mark Walker May 12, 2024

Shannons Auto Caffeine May

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Feature Richard Craill May 11, 2024

28 years later: Revisiting the Wellington Street Circuit

FOR a vast majority of the population, the fading yellow markers that sporadically appear across Wellington’s Commonwealth walkway, a public walkway / running track that borders the waterfront and the battlements alongside the elevated Frank Kitts Park, would mean absolutely nothing. There are perhaps six or eight that you can spot, but only if you look. Some elements of yellow are reasonably strong, but in many places they are just blobs of colour on a windswept bitumen, neither connected to anything else nor obvious in their meaning or purpose. They could be survey lines painted by the council, showing where

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Insight Mark Walker May 10, 2024

Bathurst Kart Track: Costly Business

Have you ever wondered what it takes to get a new motorsport venue approved? It turns out it is an incredibly convoluted process, with many hoops to jump through. A point in case is the new karting facility at Mount Panorama, with all of the critical paperwork, including the details of the price increase, publicly available on the Bathurst Regional Council website. When first released in November last year, we reported that the venue's projected price tag was $4,729,940. Come May 2024, the total project cost is now valued at $5,841,833 inclusive of GST, some $1,111,903 higher. The BRC website

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Podcast Team TRT May 8, 2024

Jay Robotham: Asian Experience

Jay Robotham is taking an alternate route in his motorsport career, with a contrasting array of programs on his 2024 roster. From Fanatec GT World Challenge Asia to the Thai Super Series with a wild Ford Ranger Super PickUp and a MARC Mustang, Jay plans to put the miles to good use when he lines up in the Supercars enduros with Bryce Fullwood at Brad Jones Racing. From luring monkeys with bananas to a cracking Thai lifestyle, it’s a top chat. Plus, the team breaks down a massive week in sports, including F1, NASCAR, and the greatest race you’ve never

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News TRT Media Release May 8, 2024

Shahin for Supercup

Sam Shahin will contest the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup in 2024. A multiple Pro-Am Champion in Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia and Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge Australia, the South Australian will contest the eight-round international championship with Dutch team, GP Elite. Shahin won the SP Tools Pro-Am class in the 2022 Carrera Cup Australia Championship, while also claiming the 2019 and 2023 Sprint Challenge Pro-Am titles in style. His 41 Carrera Cup Australia rounds have delivered 7 Pro-Am round wins and 22 race victories. He will contest the Porsche Supercup Pro-Am championship amidst an the incredibly competitive field this

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Insight Richard Craill May 7, 2024

The Bathurst Lap Record Chase

NO CIRCUIT in Australia has a lap time so passionately chased and coveted as Mount Panorama. The lap record at the iconic circuit has long been a target for individuals, brands, corporations and more as the ultimate arbiter of what is quick in Australian Motorsport. Bathurst is the one circuit where just about anyone can remember off the top of their head what a decent lap time is - mostly because of Greg Murphy's 'Lap of the Gods' heroics. Go quicker than that and you're impressive. Get close to two minutes and you're a hero. Go slower? Come back next

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