The first round of the 2012 V8 Supercar Series will be held in Adelaide on the weekend. The Clipsal 500 will feature the new stars and cars including Alexandre Premat at GRM Holden and Lee Holdsworth now at SBR Ford.
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Ex-Formula 1 ace for the McLaren and Williams F1 teams has had one of the most remarkable crashes at the NASCAR Daytona 500. Driving for Chip Ganassi Racing the Columbian smashed into a safety truck with jet fuel when his car got loose.
Former two-time V8 Supercar Champion, Tasmania’s Marcos Ambrose, has scored a significant personal win for himself to kick off the 2012 season. He’s finished third in the Budweiser Shootout at the famous Daytona Speedway.
They Sydney Morning Herald’s Drive section has revealed that Chrysler is seriously thinking about entering the V8 Supercar Championship. With the new Car of the Future for 2013 making entry easier for new brands, the American giant is keen.
The V8 Supercar paddock and Australian motorsports is in mourning today with the passing of the always smiling Jason Richards, former driver for Brad Jones Racing Team BOC.
Brock Heydon is showing motorsports fanatics around Australia that you can give it a go no matter what your background. A professional mechanic, Heydon – in his early twenties, races in the Aussie Racing Car series and is competing in the Telstra 500. They look like small V8 Supercars and are seriously quick!
Sad news in the IndyCar Series as Paul Newman’s team which he co-owned with Carl Haas admits defeat in tough economic times. It will not compete in the 2012 IndyCar Series, bringing an end to big run of success in the sport.
Tomorrow will herald the end of the 2011 V8 Supercar Championship, with Vodafone 888 Racing’s Craig Lowndes and Jamie Whincup battling for the title. But the final round will also spell the official beginning of the new Car of the Future.
Australia will have another full-time MotoGP rider on the grid next year. Anthony West will make his return to MotoGP for the new Speed Master team, lining up on the same grid as current MotoGP champion, Aussie Casey Stoner.
He may have come runner up in the IndyCar Series for the second year in a row, but Aussie Will Power has been voted the best driver in the series for season 2011 by racing bible Racer magazine.