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WTCR announces 22-car field for 2021 season

The FIA World Touring Car Cup has announced 22 full-season entries to contest this year's championship, including six world title winners and the series' first ever female competitor.

Supercars backer addresses wildcard rumour

Repco isn't considering backing a wildcard effort for the 2021 Bathurst 1000 despite rumours doing the rounds in recent weeks.

Glock getting to grips with 'Space Drive' system in DTM

Timo Glock says he is still adjusting to the 'Space Drive' steer-by-wire system on his BMW M6 GT3 following the final DTM test at the Lausitzring.

Repco outlines plans for Supercars fan zone The Bend
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Repco outlines plans for Supercars fan zone

Repco will continue to grow its Supercars fan zone activation following its debut at The Bend Motorsport Park last weekend.

Huff makes WTCR return with Zengo Cupra squad
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Huff makes WTCR return with Zengo Cupra squad

Rob Huff will make his return to the FIA World Touring Car Cup this year after a season away with the Zengo Motorsport Cupra squad.

Boost closing in on Murphy/Stanaway Bathurst wildcard
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Boost closing in on Murphy/Stanaway Bathurst wildcard

The sensational Greg Murphy and Richie Stanaway Bathurst 1000 wildcard plan is closer than ever to going ahead.

Have Audi and BMW been hiding their pace in DTM testing?

The disparity in performance between different manufacturers in DTM pre-season testing has prompted discussions regarding the true performance of the cars, with many questioning why Audi and BMW were so far off the pace. 

Feeney cuts Triple Eight Supercars laps

Teenage sensation Broc Feeney joined Triple Eight's driver roster for a ride day at The Bend Motorsport Park on Monday.

Dan Cammish plots BTCC return for 2022
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Dan Cammish plots BTCC return for 2022

British Touring Car Championship star Dan Cammish is hoping for a return to the grid for 2022 following his cameo outing in last weekend’s opener at Thruxton that netted a podium.

DTM set to use single Michelin tyre in first GT3 season
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DTM set to use single Michelin tyre in first GT3 season

The DTM is set to rely on a single tyre compound for the 2021 season under GT3 regulations, opting for the medium rubber from Michelin’s range.

Supercars continues 2022 Gen3 push

Supercars will continue its push to introduce its Gen3 regulations in 2022 after meeting with teams today.

Crompton diagnosed with prostate cancer

Supercars Hall of Famer Neil Crompton has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Turkington accepts blame for Sutton BTCC Thruxton clash Thruxton
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Turkington accepts blame for Sutton BTCC Thruxton clash

Colin Turkington holds his hands up to the mistake that caused him to spin Ash Sutton out of the lead of Sunday’s opening British Touring Car Championship round at Thruxton.

Thruxton BTCC: Sutton wins wild rain-affected Race 3 Thruxton
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Thruxton BTCC: Sutton wins wild rain-affected Race 3

Reigning British Touring Car champion Ash Sutton took victory in a thrilling rain-affected finale to the opening round of the 2021 season at Thruxton.

Thruxton BTCC: Cook doubles up in red-flagged race Thruxton
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Thruxton BTCC: Cook doubles up in red-flagged race

Josh Cook made it two out of two from the British Touring Car Championship’s opening round at Thruxton, and took his collection of BTCC wins at the Hampshire track to six.

Thruxton BTCC: Cook draws first blood in Race 1 opener

Thruxton maestro Josh Cook survived a crazy opening lap of the first British Touring Car Championship race of the season to take his fifth victory at the Hampshire speedbowl.

New Mustang likely to join Supercars in 2023

Ford's new S650 Mustang is likely to join the Supercars field for the 2023 season.

The Bend Supercars: Waters holds off van Gisbergen in finale The Bend
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The Bend Supercars: Waters holds off van Gisbergen in finale

Cam Waters held off Shane van Gisbergen to win the last of three races at The Bend Motorsport Park.

Mostert, Waters react to latest Supercars clash

Supercars rivals Chaz Mostert and Cam Waters have described their latest on-track clash.

The Bend Supercars: De Pasquale takes first Ford win The Bend
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The Bend Supercars: De Pasquale takes first Ford win

Anton De Pasquale converted pole position into a first Supercars race win in a Ford Mustang at The Bend.

Pit tweak led to Triple Eight stop delay

A tweak to Triple Eight's pitstop procedure prompted Shane van Gisbergen's costly delay in yesterday's opening Supercars race at The Bend.

Winterbottom borrowed Triple Eight's 'bus wheel'

Mark Winterbottom borrowed Triple Eight's 'bus wheel' to help battle power steering issues in yesterday's Supercars opener at The Bend.

The Bend Supercars: De Pasquale scores both Sunday poles The Bend
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The Bend Supercars: De Pasquale scores both Sunday poles

Anton De Pasquale clean swept Supercars qualifying at The Bend to grab pole position for both of today's races.

Thruxton BTCC: Sutton tops qualifying thriller

Ash Sutton kicked off his bid for a second successive British Touring Car Championship title in style by snatching pole position in a thrilling qualifying session at Thruxton.

Heimgartner almost quit racing for finance job The Bend
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Heimgartner almost quit racing for finance job

Supercars' newest race winner Andre Heimgartner says he was days away from quitting racing to pursue a career in finance in 2017.

The Bend Supercars: Heimgartner wins despite penalty

Andre Heimgartner took a career-first Supercars race win at The Bend despite having to clear a five-second penalty. 

The Bend Supercars: Tyre trick helps Heimgartner to pole The Bend
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The Bend Supercars: Tyre trick helps Heimgartner to pole

Andre Heimgartner used a single set of wet weather tyres throughout qualifying to take pole for the first Supercars race at The Bend.

Former factory rivals sharing staff at The Bend

Former factory rivals Walkinshaw Andretti United and Tickford Racing are sharing a pit boom for this weekend's Supercars event at The Bend.

Former Gen3 boss leaving Supercars
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Former Gen3 boss leaving Supercars

Former head of the Supercars Gen3 programme John Casey is no longer part of the category's executive team.

The Bend Supercars: Heimgartner tops second practice The Bend
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The Bend Supercars: Heimgartner tops second practice

Andre Heimgartner topped a second weather-affected Supercars practice session at The Bend Motorsport Park.

The Bend Supercars: Winterbottom fastest in damp practice The Bend
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The Bend Supercars: Winterbottom fastest in damp practice

Mark Winterbottom topped a damp first Supercars practice session at The Bend Motorsport Park.

Five key plotlines to follow in the 2021 BTCC Prime

Five key plotlines to follow in the 2021 BTCC

It’s been a busy silly season in the BTCC since the chequered flag fell to end the 2020 campaign last November. While last year’s top two have stayed put, there’s been a lot of fat to chew elsewhere, which should result in another fascinating year of tin-top action.

KGR shelves Bathurst wildcard plan
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KGR shelves Bathurst wildcard plan

Kelly Grove Racing has shelved a short-lived plan to run a wildcard Supercars entry later this season.

Walkinshaw returns to Australia
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Walkinshaw returns to Australia

Supercars team owner Ryan Walkinshaw has returned to Australia and will be back in the paddock by the Winton round later this month.

2021 The Bend SuperSprint – Start time, how to watch, channel & more

The 2021 Supercars season continues this weekend with the OTR SuperSprint at The Bend Motorsport Park.

2021 Supercars The Bend SuperSprint session times and preview

Ford teams will be looking to snap a 223-day losing streak when the 2021 Supercars season continues at The Bend this weekend.

Gotz leads Lawson, Albon as DTM testing ends

Mercedes driver Maximilian Gotz remained on top as the DTM's final pre-season test of 2021 came to a conclusion at the Lausitzring on Thursday.

Supercars monitoring Sydney COVID outbreak

Supercars is monitoring a fresh COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney ahead of this weekend's The Bend SuperSprint.

Supercars to meet with teams over Gen3 unrest

Supercars will meet with all 11 of its teams next Tuesday for what could be a make or break meeting regarding the new Gen3 regulations.

DJR boss Story returns to Supercars paddock

Dick Johnson Racing CEO Ryan Story will make his first appearance in the Supercars paddock in over a year at The Bend this weekend.

Gotz leads Albon on second day of DTM Lausitzring testing

Mercedes driver Maximilian Gotz topped the timesheets on the second day of DTM pre-season testing at Lausitzring, beating Red Bull’s Formula 1 reserve Alex Albon.

Rejuvenated Plato questioned BTCC future in lockdown

Jason Plato has admitted he questioned his own future in the British Touring Car Championship during lockdown before committing to a much anticipated return this year.

Why a BTCC legend remains defiant at '97 not out' Prime

Why a BTCC legend remains defiant at '97 not out'

After a year of enforced absence from the British Touring Car Championship grid, Jason Plato is back and hungrier than ever. Despite stellar opposition and some familiar challenges, the two-time champion still has his eyes focused on the biggest prizes.

Cammish secures BTCC return with BTC Racing

Dan Cammish will make a return to the British Touring Car Championship grid having secured a guest drive with BTC Racing for this weekend’s Thruxton season opener.

Gold Star winner eyeing Supercars future

Newly-crowned Gold Star winner Joey Mawson is keen on a future in Supercars as he looks to re-settle on Australian soil.

Mercedes quickest as DTM testing resumes at Lausitzring
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Mercedes quickest as DTM testing resumes at Lausitzring

Maximilian Gotz led a 1-2-3-4-5 for Mercedes as the second and final DTM pre-season test of the 2021 season got underway in mixed conditions at the Lausitzring on Tuesday.

Delayed start to 2022 Supercars season mooted
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Delayed start to 2022 Supercars season mooted

Rumours of a delayed start to the 2022 Supercars season are doing the rounds of the paddock amid ongoing uncertainty over the new Gen3 rules.

The Bend to inherit Adelaide 500 gear

The Bend Motorsport Park is set to inherit some of the infrastructure previously used for the Adelaide 500.

BTC Racing parts ways with Crees on eve of 2021 BTCC season

BTC Racing has announced it has parted ways with Michael Crees ahead of next weekend’s 2021 British Touring Car Championship opener at Thruxton.

KTM could join DTM this year with Red Bull backing

KTM could make its debut in the new-look DTM this year with the new X-Bow car in a project backed by Red Bull, Motorsport.com's sister platform Motorsport-Total.com (Germany) reports.

How van Gisbergen's Supercars win streak stacks up in the history books

Shane van Gisbergen caused a stir with his recent seven-race winning streak – but where does it stack up in Supercars history?

Lamborghini to be represented in DTM by T3 Motorsport

Italian supercar brand Lamborghini will be represented in the DTM for the first time at the start of its new GT3 era in 2021.

WTCR promoter agrees new deal with FIA

Eurosport Events has agreed a new three-year extension with the FIA and WSC to promote the FIA World Touring Car Cup.

Feeney set to replace van Gisbergen in Triple Eight GT car
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Feeney set to replace van Gisbergen in Triple Eight GT car

Broc Feeney is set to replace Shane van Gisbergen in the Triple Eight Mercedes for the GT World Challenge Australia round at The Bend.

Erebus unveils latest soldier recruits

Supercars squad Erebus Motorsport has unveiled its latest soldier recruits as part of its deal with the Australian Army.

Opinion: DTM has proved naysayers wrong with GT3 move

The DTM’s decision to drop Class One in favour of GT3 regulations was met with a largely negative response last year, but a strong cast of drivers and manufacturer-backed teams has restored faith in the championship ahead of the start of its new era, says Rachit Thukral.

Tickford, MSR submit Supercars entry EOIs

Tickford Racing and Matt Stone Racing are formally in the frame for the two available Racing Entitlements Contracts for the 2022 Supercars season.

Shedden tops BTCC Silverstone test on Dynamics return

Three-time British Touring Car champion Gordon Shedden made the perfect start to his return to the series by topping the official test day on the Silverstone National Circuit.

Australian racing legends celebrated in children's books

Legends and stars of the Australian motorsport scene will be celebrated in a brand new series of children's books.

Adderton floats Murphy/Stanaway Bathurst wildcard

Outspoken Supercars backer Peter Adderton has floated the idea of a wildcard for Greg Murphy and Richie Stanaway at this year's Bathurst 1000.