On the surface it does not mean all that much. On first thought is just means that at long last we have an attractive race car in the V8 Supercars field. But it could be a signal of a whole lot more. The V8 Supercars have now opened the door and signalled a move from […]

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Please put all that time, energy effort and money into something else. It just wont happen and the fact that we have superb organisers and brilliant roads has nothing to do with it. It is simple economics. Back in the 80’s when the Audi quattro held the word of rallying in its arms and we […]

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It is all a matter of perspective. Do we celebrate the fact the Brendan came 15th or do we cringe that he came last. It is more than a matter of glass half full or glass half empty. It is looking at what Brendan’s job is with the Torro Rosso team. He has not been […]

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I know the media team will be trying hard but this years Toyota series seems to have fallen of the media’s radar. It will not be for lack of effort they have a top media team delivering anything that sniffs of a story but it is very hard to find anything. At the best of […]

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I went to the Bathurst Legends meeting at the weekend. That was the worst $50 of motor racing I think I might have ever spent. You could hear from Legends, they were everywhere on the PA, waxing lyrical about their jolly fine memorial dinner and what a treat all the wonderful stories they enjoyed were. […]

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Motorsport will be looking hard to see where we go from here with a premier touring car category. Do we look to carry on with another version of our current V8 cars. Clearly not the current mix of a few very old cars and a mix of the more modern cars has little appeal for […]

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The big thing that has come out of the controversial penalising of Scott McLaughlan was that Craig Baird got it just about perfectly right. I know the result is heartbreaking and you could try and spin it every way you want but Mr. Baird has seen a lap or two and misses very little in […]

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Is someone with an empty wallet. While we calibrate the success of young kiwi drivers like Brendon Hartley we should spare a thought for those who stand behind them. There are many young kiwi drivers who try and play on the world stage. It will have been their parents who are the first to feel […]

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Have you every played the kids game “who am I’? I spent a week playing it with drivers of some fine exotics, they just didn’t know they were playing the game. During the week I noticed that there is a bit of a uniform or dress code to the different marques. The most common everyday […]

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It is very hard to polish the crystal ball and predict what racing classes will dominate our circuit racing in another 5 years. But we can be very certain it will not be V8’s. It is very difficult to focus the attention of the ruling motorsport classes away from the mighty roar of the thundering […]

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