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Published at 8/30/2022

Eighteen year-old Max McRae, the nephew of rally legend Colin McRae, is making waves in the Australian Rally Championship (ARC) after capturing a maiden overall ARC podium at the Middle of Everywhere Gippsland rally in his Subaru WRX Sti. In McRae’s second ARC outing of the season, he also placed first in the production series […]

Published at 8/30/2022

Lee Holdsworth, the reigning Bathurst 1000 champion for the Penrite Grove Racing outfit, has announced his retirement after a 17 year Supercars career. The 39 year old racer is citing a desire to spend more time with his family and the pursuit of a new career path, and will look to find an endurance co-diving […]

Published at 8/29/2022

Following the announcement in July that the S5000 Australian Drivers’ Championship will host an evaluation day for prospective drivers at The Bend on September 20, Versa Motorsport has named six drivers that will sample the machinery. It’s an impressive roster of young talent and first timers, picked directly from Karting, junior open wheel categories, Sports […]

Published at 8/29/2022

An expo will be held in Longford, Tasmania, celebrating the historical legacy of the legendary and infamous Grand Prix, held in the town between 1953 and 1969 will be held on March 11-12 in 2023. The expo had its launch on August 27, where the Hon Nic Street, Tasmanian Minister for Hospitality, Mary Knowles AM, […]

Published at 8/29/2022

AUTO ACTION has just received a media release (below in full) from the Benalla Auto Club confirming that the Wakefield Park Raceway will close on Thursday the 1st of September. This follows an ongoing legal battle that has been the subject of much conjecture – See detailed story here. AUTO ACTION will update the issue […]

Published at 8/29/2022

Australian Porsche factory ace Matt Campbell and co-diver Mathieu Jaminet, have edged out the Corvette Racing team of Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor in Virginia for the IMSA GTD PRO class overnight. After qualifying in P3, the championship leading Pfaff team found themselves in a fuel strategy battle, with Jaminet taking the 911 GT3 R […]

Published at 8/28/2022

Young Aussie ace Jack Doohan won his first Formula 2 feature race of the season in comfortable fashion, romping home from fourth on the grid over Felipe Drugovich and Kiwi Liam Lawson. The Virtuosi driver pulled off an early undercut in the heat of Spa, with his pace and fresh tyres proving too much for […]

Published at 8/28/2022

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen took out his second win in a row from outside the top ten on the fast revamped Spa track in Belgium to extend his championship lead to 102 points over teammate Sergio Perez. It was Verstappen’s third straight win, showing unmatched pace throughout the day after starting in P14, but as […]

Published at 8/28/2022

Lewis Bates has won his first ever RSEA Safety Motorsport Australia Rally Championship (ARC) round after taking out The Middle of Everywhere Gippsland Rally in style. Alongside co-driver Anthony McLoughlin, Bates was highly consistent throughout a dramatic 13-stage rally of high attrition, as he charged to a two minute and a half outright victory. Bates […]

Published at 8/28/2022

During an FIA press conference held over the Belgium Grand Prix weekend, Alpine F1 Team Principal Otmar Szafnauer stood his ground and repeated his teams claim to Oscar Piastri’s services, by repeatedly citing a November agreement that he claims is binding on the young Australian driver. All this yet strangely, he continued to take umbrance […]

Published at 8/28/2022

THE ULTIMATE GRASSROOTS MACHINE Among the array of one-make categories in and around State racing, there’s one that provides surprisingly modest cost in what has always been seen as a prestige marque – BMW E30 Racing. As part of AUTO ACTION’S regular ‘The Real Co$t of Racing’ feature series’, we take a look at another […]

Published at 8/28/2022

After participating in his first F1 session on Friday, Liam Lawson has captured the F2 sprint race at Spa in dominant fashion, with young Aussie Jack Doohan taking second for the fifth podium of his rookie campaign. Lawson led from the first lap, but he could easily have not made it off the lights when […]

Published at 8/27/2022

No one will die wondering with Craig Baird in charge of the Supercars police. In the current issue of AUTO ACTION we have a great six page feature by Paul Gover on the ‘Supercars copper’, Driving Standards Observer – Craig Baird. With Craig Baird in charge of the Supercars driving standards, it’s a classic case […]

Published at 8/26/2022

Young Kiwi Liam Lawson completed his first official F1 drive in an Alpha Tauri AT03 in a rain affected practice session, his fastest lap time registering at 1:52.065 around the revamped historical SPA circuit. The time saw Lawson  finish in P19 of the 20 drivers in Pierre Gasly’s car, with Alfa Romeo’s Valtteri Bottas not recording […]

Published at 8/26/2022

A huge combined Sports Sedans field of 38 cars will compete at SMP on September 2-4, with the coveted Des Wall Trophy up for grabs in race three on Sunday 4. Round four of the national series will also see it share the grid with the NSW Sports Sedans series, with the trophy up for […]

Published at 8/26/2022

The scholarship program that has seen Porsche Carrera Cup talents like Kiwi driver Matthew Payne come into the system, is once again open for applicants through Team Porsche New Zealand (TPNZ). The pathway saw 2021 scholarship recipient Matthew Payne enter the Carrera Cup with great success, achieving two pole positions and race win in his […]

Published at 8/26/2022

Formula 1’s Contract Recognition Board (CRB) is scheduled for a meeting on Monday, where it will seek to settle the dispute between Alpine and McLaren and their right’s for Oscar Piastri’s services. Following Fernando Alonso’s decision to leave Alpine for Aston Martin, the services of Piastri have been in dispute when he announced he wouldn’t […]

Published at 8/26/2022

Daniel Ricciardo is approaching the rest of the season with his held high and maybe with something to prove within himself, as his desire to stay competitive remains at the forefront. The ‘Honey Badger’ spoke to the media ahead of this weekend’s Belgium Grand Prix. “There’s kind of a bit of a weight off the […]

Published at 8/25/2022

With the passing of Reg Hunt, Aged 99, Australia has lost an unsung ace of motorsport, with the Manchester born legend leaving an indelible mark on the motor industry in this country. Hunt moved to Australia in 1949, and Notably was at one time the largest Holden distributor in the country, with his name becoming […]

Published at 8/25/2022

The southern Hemisphere’s biggest historic motorsport event, the Phillip Island Classic, has been announced for March 9-12. The 2023 incarnation will cap off a massive month for Victorian motorsport with the Formula 1 Grand Prix held at the end of March and start of April. The Victorian Historic Racing Register (VHRR) has been putting on […]