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.
Podcast Team TRT June 12, 2024

Podcast: A Massive Weekend in Motorsport

This week On the Grid, Craillsy, Schibecs, and Walker break down a massive weekend in motorsport. We look ahead to Supercars' annual trip north to the topics and a big weekend at Hidden Valley Raceway, plus what is shaping up as a blockbuster Le Mans 24 Hour. The team reviews a crazy Canadian Grand Prix, plus a successful weekend for the Antipodean set in both Indycar and NASCAR. And to round it all out, there is the weekly serve of Power Ranking Hots and Nots! Tune in with your Podcast player of choice, or listen below. Spotify: Click HereApple: Click HereDeezer: Click Here

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News TRT Media Release June 11, 2024

Porsches Primed for Darwin

REFRESHED and ready to race following a lengthy break, the Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia Championship returns to the Northern Territory this weekend for Round 3 of an increasingly unpredictable championship battle. This year marks the 11th visit to the betr Darwin Triple Crown for Australia’s top one-make championship, with the series having first visited in its inaugural season in 2003. 21 years later it returns during a record-breaking streak that has seen eight different round winners from the past eight rounds – with nine from nine a real possibility. 24 cars will tackle the three races this weekend

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Feature Richard Craill June 10, 2024

Walden gets late Le Mans call up for ‘wildest ever’ driving opportunity

A last-minute call-up for an incredible driving opportunity will see Aussie racer / team owner Garth Walden go from running his race team at The Bend in South Australia, to racing at Le Mans within the space of three days. The fact that he didn’t even know it was coming adds to the quick turnaround for what could prove to be the international racing trip of a lifetime for the Sydney-based racer. Walden received a late Saturday evening call-up from France to join RLR M Sport’s Michelin Road to Le Mans team, for the pair of one-hour races that serve

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Insight Mark Walker June 8, 2024

The Battle of Bathurst: The Winners and Losers

Through five parts and over 18,000 words, these pages have recently taken readers on a walk down memory lane to perhaps the most turbulent times in Australian motorsport - the Battle of Bathurst between Super Touring and V8 Supercars. Read: Part 1 – The Battle of Bathurst: V8s Vs Super Touring, TV Wars & Council Plays Read: Part 2 – The Battle of Bathurst: Lawyers Engaged, V8s & Super Tourers Rage War Read: Part 3 – The Battle of Bathurst: Taking a Financial Bath, Two Bathurst 1000s in One Month Read: Part 4 – The Battle of Bathurst: Publicly Disappointed, Epic Race & the

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News TRT Media Release June 8, 2024

Paddon makes it five in intense opener at The Bend

PETER PADDON has fended off Cooper Cutts in the most intense First Focus Radical Cup Australia race of the season to date, to continue his season 2024 winning streak in South Australia. ‘ In a tension-filled thriller akin to something from a Tom Clancy novel, Paddon wrestled the lead away from Cutts at the start of the 45-minute race on the 4.9km international circuit at Shell V-Power Motorsport Park and then spent the remainder of the race holding his young West Aussie rival off. The pair traded lap records out in front and while Cutts gave away three seconds throughout

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Photos Mark Walker June 7, 2024

Various Bingles from the Archives

We've delved into the archives for a walk down memory lane from various events over the years... Do you have any memories of the below? Hit us up on the socials @theracetorque! Russell Ingall's Castrol Commodore had seen better days... Gold Coast Indy, 1998. Does anyone recall this Formula Vee banana bender from turns 4-5 at Queensland Raceway? Yeouch... Hyundai Excels at Lakeside Raceway always turn it on... Various Improved Production dramas at Morgan Park, plus Damien Assaillit looping the ex-Kevin Waldock Falcon at turn one in the Sports Sedans. The Mount Cotton Hillclimb sure claimed its share of victims

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News TRT Media Release June 6, 2024

Bathurst International Set for Finale

Australian Racing Group (ARG) and Bathurst Regional Council (BRC) today jointly announce that the Supercheap Auto Bathurst International will be held for the third and final time in 2024. The decision to end the Bathurst International event format after 2024 acknowledges the increasing challenges of attracting high level international motorsport content to the event on an ongoing basis. The 2024 running of the Supercheap Auto Bathurst International will run as scheduled from November 8-10 as the grand finale of the Shannons SpeedSeries. The vision for the Supercheap Auto Bathurst International to bring global touring car racing to Mount Panorama was

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Podcast Team TRT June 5, 2024

Todd Hazelwood: Trans Am Victory Lane

This week On the Grid, we chat to Todd Hazelwood about his breakthrough weekend in the Australian Trans Am Series from the Shannons SpeedSeries at The Bend. Against a hyper-competitive field, Todd claimed his first two race wins of the season, with there being a fair degree of controversy along the way. It’s been a wild rollercoaster of a season to date for Todd, and we break it all down in what is always one of our favourite interviews. Dale Rodgers dropped by Speedway Australia night of nights, and he gets the low down from all of the main players

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