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Bargwanna joins S5000 field for Sydney

Ben Bargwanna will contest the opening round of the S5000 Tasman Series at Sydney Motorsport Park next month.

McLaughlin wants New Zealand Grand Prix start

IndyCar Rookie of the Year Scott McLaughlin has a New Zealand Grand Prix start on his bucket list.

Ambrose to lead new young driver programme
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Ambrose to lead new young driver programme

NASCAR race winner Marcos Ambrose will head up a new young driver training and evaluation programme in Australia.

Respected Australian racing administrator loses cancer battle

Margaret Hardy, long-time administrator of Formula Ford in Australia, passed away today after a two-year cancer battle.

$50,000 prize pool for Tasman Series

Australian Racing Group has unveiled a $50,000 prize pool for the return of the famous Tasman Series later this year.

S5000 to revive the Tasman Series
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S5000 to revive the Tasman Series

S5000 will revive the famous Tasman Series name later this year, although the category won't actually race in New Zealand for the time being.

Ambrose joins GRM as competition director

NASCAR race winner Marcos Ambrose has joined Garry Rogers Motorsport in a competition director role across multiple categories.

S5000 added to Supercars Superlicence list

The S5000 Australian Drivers' Championship has been added to the list of category's eligible to earn Supercars Superlicence points.

Motorsport Australia considering one-make Formula Ford series

Motorsport Australia is considering turning Formula Ford into a one-make series as it looks to revive the country's motor racing pathway.

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.

Sydney S5000: Mawson wins Gold Star despite early scare

Joey Mawson won the coveted Australian Drivers' Championship despite an early scare in the S5000 finale at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Sydney S5000: Golding dominates opener

James Golding dominated the opening S5000 race at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Albert Park, Gold Coast added to S5000 schedule

The Australian Grand Prix and the Supercars finale on the Gold Coast have been added to the 2021/22 S5000 Australian Drivers' Championship schedule.

Sandown S5000: Points leader Mawson dominant in main race

Joey Mawson extended his points lead in the 2021 S5000 season with a dominant lights-to-flag victory in the main race at Sandown.

Sandown S5000: Ngatoa prevails in wild Heat 2

Kaleb Ngatoa became the sixth different race winner of the 2021 S5000 season in a wild second heat at a wet Sandown circuit, as championship runners Thomas Randle, Tim Macrow and James Golding were all involved in lap 1 collisions.

Sandown S5000: Golding wins confusing first heat

James Golding won a confusing, weather-affected opening S5000 heat race at Sandown.

Herne waiting for last-minute medical clearance
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Herne waiting for last-minute medical clearance

Nathan Herne is expected to be given the formal medical clearance to race in this weekend's S5000 round at Sandown on Saturday morning.

S5000 to make Bathurst debut next month

S5000 will make its first appearance on the famous Mount Panorama circuit next month.

Herne taken to hospital after Phillip Island S5000 crash

Nathan Herne has been taken to hospital for precautionary checks after his nasty S5000 crash at Phillip Island.

Phillip Island S5000: Webster wins wet thriller
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Phillip Island S5000: Webster wins wet thriller

Teenager Cooper Webster held off Tom Randle in a thrilling wet weather encounter at Phillip Island.

Phillip Island S5000: Macrow dominates opener
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Phillip Island S5000: Macrow dominates opener

Tim Macrow dominated the opening S5000 race of the weekend at Phillip Island.

Phillip Island TCR: Mostert takes maiden pole

Chaz Mostert has secured pole position for the opening TCR Australia race at Phillip Island.

New backing for S5000 points leader Randle

Thomas Randle will carry the iconic colours of Castrol for the remainder of the 2021 S5000 season.

S5000 to race at Sandown Supercars round

S5000 has added next month's Supercars round at Sandown to its 2021 schedule.

New date for Phillip Island TCR/S5000 round

The postponed Phillip Island TCR Australian and S5000 round will take place on the second weekend in March.

Phillip Island TCR/S5000 round postponed

The Victorian lockdown has prompted the postponement of the Motorsport Australia Championships event at Phillip Island.

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How a GP is thriving in a COVID-free territory

The New Zealand Grand Prix's mix of rising talent and big-name stars thrilled the crowds (yes, remember crowds?) assembled for the Toyota Racing Series meeting at Hampton Downs last weekend and left distant observers craving a repeat

Tasmania S5000: Randle dominates finale

Thomas Randle dominated the final heat of the opening round of the S5000 Australian Drivers' Championship at Symmons Plains.

S5000 breaks 41-year-old record
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S5000 breaks 41-year-old record

The official outright lap record at Symmons Plains was broken today for the first time in over four decades.

Tasmania S5000: Mawson wins season opener

Joey Mawson held off Thomas Randle to win the opening race of the 2021 S5000 Australian Drivers Championship season.

Tasmania S5000: Randle takes emotional pole

Thomas Randle made a perfect return to racing after recent cancer treatment with pole for the S5000 season opener at Symmons Plains.

Van Gisbergen wins the New Zealand Grand Prix from pitlane
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Van Gisbergen wins the New Zealand Grand Prix from pitlane

Supercars star Shane van Gisbergen delivered a masterful drive from the pitlane to win the 66th running of the New Zealand Grand Prix at Hampton Downs.

Van Gisbergen wins TRS season opener on single-seater return
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Van Gisbergen wins TRS season opener on single-seater return

Supercars star Shane van Gisbergen claimed an emphatic victory in the opening race of the Toyota Racing Series at Hampton Downs on his return to single-seaters.

Mawson completes S5000 grid after quarantine dash

Joey Mawson has become the final entry for the S5000 season-opener in Tasmania following a last-minute dash from Switzerland to Australia.

Motorsport.tv secures broadcast rights for TCR Australia, S5000
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Motorsport.tv secures broadcast rights for TCR Australia, S5000

Internationally renowned livestream broadcaster Motorsport.tv will beam all Australian Racing Group and Shannons Motorsport Australia Championship events to its global audience this year.

Randle declared fit after chemotherapy, surgery

Supercars driver Thomas Randle has been declared fit to race this season despite surgery and two bouts of chemotherapy in recent months to treat testicular cancer.

Heimgartner joins New Zealand Grand Prix grid

Andre Heimgartner is the latest top Kiwi driver to sign on for the 2021 New Zealand Grand Prix.

ARG working on quarantine resolution

Australian Racing Group is working on getting its New South Wales-based competitors into Tasmania for the TCR Australia/S5000 opener later this month.

TRS loses immigration exemption

The Toyota Racing Series has lost its approval to use managed isolation facilities to bring overseas drivers into New Zealand.

Murphy to make NZ Grand Prix start

Bathurst 1000 winner Greg Murphy will make a comeback to circuit racing at next month's New Zealand Grand Prix.

Van der Drift joins New Zealand Grand Prix grid

Chris van der Drift will race a Tasman Motorsports Group entry in next month's 66th New Zealand Grand Prix.

Reynolds joins TCR, S5000 TV line-up

David Reynolds will be part of the Seven Network's TCR Australia and S5000 TV coverage for the 2021 season.

Van Gisbergen to contest New Zealand Grand Prix

Shane van Gisbergen will contest next month's New Zealand Grand Prix – if there's a relaxation of border restrictions between NZ and Australia.

TRS secures immigration exemption for foreign drivers

The Toyota Racing Series has announced that it has secured a deal to allow foreign drivers permission to enter New Zealand to contest next month's three-round series.

Smith to make 50th New Zealand Grand Prix start

Kiwi racing legend Kenny Smith has confirmed he will make his 50th New Zealand Grand Prix start at Hampton Downs next month.

Herne joins GRM for S5000

Nathan Herne will race for Garry Rogers Motorsport in S5000 next season.

Golding set for early S5000 test in Tasmania

James Golding will get an early taste of an S5000 car at Symmons Plains when he tests at the Tasmanian circuit next week.

GRM locks in first two S5000 drivers

Garry Rogers Motorsport has locked in its first two drivers ahead of the 2021 S5000 season.

Hampton Downs to host New Zealand Grand Prix

The 66th running of the New Zealand Grand Prix will take place at Hampton Downs next January.

Phillip Island to host joint TCR, Superbike event

Phillip Island will play host to a joint Motorsport Australia Championships and Australian Superbike Championship event next February.

TRS season shortened to three rounds

The Toyota Racing Series will go ahead next January, but with a revised three-round schedule.

S5000 makes summer series move

S5000 will run a shortened 2021 campaign ahead of a summer series switch for 2021/2022.

Percat buys history-making car

Supercars driver Nick Percat has bought the car that helped him make Australian motor racing history.

Bathurst International postponed until 2021

The inaugural Bathurst International won't take place next month as planned, organisers electing to postpone the event until late 2021.

Motorsport Australia planning December double-header

Motorsport Australia is working on a double-header of Shannons rounds at Sandown in December.

TRS squad keen on full S5000 programme

Australian outfit MTEC Motorsport is keen on competing full-time in the V8-powered S5000 series, having been encouraged by its maiden outing in 2019.

TCR Australia, S5000 opener postponed again

The opening round of the 2020 TCR Australia and S5000 seasons has been postponed again due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in Melbourne.

TRS seeking overseas exemptions for 2021

New Zealand's Toyota Racing Series has unveiled a five-round calendar, without circuits, for its 2021 season.