A vastly experienced Motorsport Public Relations operator, journalist, commentator and photographer, Mark brings his unique angle to The Race Torque in both words and imagery. As well as serving as our key photographer on the ground at major events around Australia (and overseas), Walker will often chime in with his unique and pin-point sharp viewpoint of the racing world via the keyboard too.
News Media Release April 9, 2024

Mustang GT4 Set for Debut

The highly anticipated Australian racing debut of the all-new Mustang GT4 is set for the iconic Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit this weekend, April 12-14. The event, marking the third round of the 2024 Shannons SpeedSeries, will see Ford Australia celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Mustang. The event, named the Ford Mustang 60 Years Race Phillip Island, will feature car club displays, owner parade laps, and special ticket offers exclusively for Mustang owners, creating a thrilling atmosphere for racing fans and Mustang enthusiasts. Andrew and George Miedecke, renowned in the racing and automotive industry, are the proud owners of

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News TRT Media Release April 8, 2024

Porsche Young Guns Confirmed

THE youngest Pro field in Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge Australia history will headline the start of an intense battle for the 2024 series at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit this weekend. The first of six rounds set for the new season commences this weekend at Race Phillip Island with the Shannons SpeedSeries, with eleven Porsche Michelin Juniors - average age, 20 - set to headline the three-race program. They're part of a broader 26-strong field that includes competition throughout Pro-Am and Class B with intense battles expected throughout the field. At an outright level returning drivers Aron Shields -

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News TRT Media Release April 8, 2024

Shields Returns to Sprint Challenge

A RUNNER-UP finish in last year’s series has Aron Shields fired up for a tilt at this year’s Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge Australia title – and he’s doing it in a new team and with a hot new livery and sponsor. Shields, a Porsche Michelin Junior, joins forces with Sydney-based DNA Autosport this year as part of a three-car team locked in to contest the ultra-competitive one-make Porsche championship which this week commences its 18th season. The new year launches at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit this weekend, a track where Shields was a race winner in 2023. He’ll

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Feature Mark Walker April 6, 2024

The Battle of Bathurst: V8s Vs Super Touring

There may have been no sacred places when civil war broke out in Australian touring car racing, but as it transpired, The Great Race was worth repeating. On two occasions, our pre-eminent motor race, the 161-lap journey around Mount Panorama, was completed twice in a year, with Super Touring and V8 Supercars each having their own spin on the Bathurst 1000 in 1997 and ’98. During that time, an incredible war of words played out in the motorsport media as the sport underwent a total transformation. There were twists, turns, subterfuge and side plots that are remarkable to look back

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News Media Release April 5, 2024

Mustang Celebration at PI SpeedSeries

The next round of the Shannons SpeedSeries will double as a celebration of the Ford Mustang ahead of its 60th anniversary on 17 April. To be known as Ford Mustang 60 Years Race Phillip Island, the third round of the Shannons SpeedSeries includes an exciting line up of categories including Trico Trans Am, Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia – powered by AWS, Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge, Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series, Monochrome GT4 Australia and the Workhorse Radical Cup. As part of the celebrations, there will be special Ford Mustang displays throughout the weekend as well as featured content and

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News TRT Media Release April 5, 2024

Carrera Cup NZ Bound

AN ENORMOUS logistical exercise rarely seen outside of the Repco Supercars Championship will be responsible for safely delivering the Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia grid to New Zealand, before bringing them home again afterwards.  Round 2 of Australia's top one-make championship will see the category compete outside of Australian soil for just the second time in series history when they compete at the ITM Taupo Super400 on April 19-21. Freight logistics have been provided by Gibson Freight, who have decades of experience shipping entire racing categories around the world. The challenge to ship the entire Porsche grid to Taupo

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News Mark Walker April 5, 2024

SA Bonanza for Blend Line TV

Fans of grassroots motorsports are in for a treat, with a host of additional racing set to be broadcast live and free from South Australia’s Shell V-Power Motorsport Park at The Bend, with Blend Line TV enlisted to cover a range of key events. Included in the mix that has currently been confirmed is the second visit Downunder by the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia, as well as three highlight rounds of the SA Motor Racing Championship, each with their own distinct headline acts. From the SA Motor Racing Championship slate, the May 4-5 event will include FIA Formula 4, the

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News Richard Craill April 4, 2024

First Focus for Radical Cup in 2024

FIRST FOCUS, an Australian-owned business delivering Information Technology solutions to businesses worldwide, will become the title partner of the 2024 Radical Cup Australia Series. The First Focus Radical Cup Australia Series will see some of Australia’s quickest one-make racing cars tackle five rounds around Australia, commencing at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit on April 12-14. First Focus specialize in IT consulting and infrastructure projects, Cloud Services, Connectivity, Cybersecurity and IT strategy – among a range of other services offered by their experienced team. First Focus and Radical Motorsport in Australia already have a long, existing relationship thanks to the

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