Feature Team TRT January 4, 2023 (Comments off) (280)

TRT TOP 25: The Top Five

Here it is – the top five favourite stories posted from the over 1,500 yarns we have posted over the past five years.

Thanks to you, The Race Torque family, for continuing to click along and support this little project, we appreciate your ongoing support and input.

We look forward to a massive year ahead in 2023… bring it on!

Countdown Part 2: 15 to 6

Countdown Part 1: 25 to 16

#5 – Supercars Teams Taking on Hyundai Excels: The Reality

At the height of the pandemic in 2020, Supercars teams around the country were looking to diversify their business to keep their staff fully employed, as cross-border race meetings were taken off the table.

One of the innovators was Triple Eight Race Engineering, who looked further afield from Supercars, developing some neat respirator healthcare equipment, plus a fleet of grassroots spec Hyundai Excel racecars.

The move, frankly, was a scary one for some entry-level competitors, who were worried about a spending war on their turf.

The Race Torque broke the news and dismantled what it actually meant for competitors and the series…

#4 – Creating a Legend: The DJR Team Penske Story

This 2018 deep dive from Dale Rodgers uncovered the meteoric rise up the Supercars totem for the squad then known as DJR Team Penske.

Steering the DJR Team Penske ship at the time in Australia was Ryan Story, who brought fresh insight into the team principal role.

The Race Torque sat down with Story at Bathurst where he revealed some fascinating insights into the background of how the USA-based powerhouse chose Dick Johnson Racing as the best partner to enter Supercars.

#3 – How to watch Le Mans in Australia

As it transpires, in 2021, Australian motorsport fans were left out in the dark when it came to watching the stories Le Mans 24 Hour via traditional outlets.

Motorsport fans from around the country looked for answers, with our piece on the subject a red-hot click fest as enthusiasts looked for answers.

#2 – The Revolution at Marulan

Hidden in the bush, about halfway between Canberra and Sydney on the Hume Highway, a motorsport revolution is underway that you were unlikely to even know was happening.

What was then known as the Marulan Dirt and Tar Circuits was in the process of being transformed into something of a shining beacon for grassroots motorsport in the country, and the template for others to follow.

An enormous upgrade of what was ostensibly a club-level circuit is transforming the still somewhat unknown track, with a view to firmly imprinting itself on the consciousness of the local motorsport scene.

#1 – Coming Soon: 21 New Race Tracks Planned for Australia

Plans for new race tracks are often utter pipe dreams, with your favourite TRT yarn of all time looking at the various plans for 21 new race tracks around the country.

How much would it cost to bring all of these projects to life?

Try a cool $1.8 billion…

Seems like money well spent to us!

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