Renee Gracie had previously flagged her desire to race in the Bathurst 1000 again.Read More »
Having spent the past few years with his career in the fast lane, Australian young gun Oscar Piastri is confident there'll be benefit from his 12-month pit stop as an Formula One reserve driver in 2022.Piastri's role with the Alpine F1 team means while he'll live the life of an F1 driver, his time behind the wheel will be limited to simulator sessions and testing days.
Formula One should not assume Lewis Hamilton will stay in the sport after the hurt of missing out on a record-setting eighth world title in controversial circumstances, McLaren boss Zak Brown says.Hamilton, 37, has stayed silent since the 2021 season ended in uproar in Abu Dhabi last month, and his Mercedes team have indicated he is waiting for the governing FIA's response to what went on.
A global search has led to Supercars appointing a new chief executive from within their own ranks, with long-serving chief operating officer Shane Howard promoted to the top job.Howard has been appointed as the replacement for New Zealander Sean Seamer, who announced in December he was quitting the role to take up a job in the United States after four years at the helm of Australia's touring car series.
It might be the only car-maker in history that has never actually made a car.Not what most people would call a car, anyway.
Formula One's governing body says it will announce in March the outcome of an investigation into last season's controversial Abu Dhabi finale, where Australian Michael Masi was at the centre of the controversy.The 2021 title was won by Red Bull's Max Verstappen after a change to the usual safety car procedure allowed him to overtake Lewis Hamilton on the last lap and denied the Mercedes driver a record eighth title.
Qatar's Nasser Al Attiyah has won the Dakar Rally for the fourth time in the car category while British rider Sam Sunderland claimed his second motocycle title as Australia's two-time motorcycle champion Toby Price finished 10th.Toyota factory driver Al Attiyah had led from the January 1 start in Saudi Arabia and finished in Jeddah 27 minutes and 46 seconds ahead of France's nine times world rally champion Sebastien Loeb on Friday.
Supercars driver Fabian Coulthard appears to have been left in the dark about his future after Team Sydney was sold to a new owner.The ex-DJR Team Penske star, who joined Team Sydney at the start of the 2021 campaign, posted a comment on Facebook under a story about owners Jonathon and Kobe Webb selling the outfit to businessman Peter Xiberras.
Australia's indomitable motorcycle star Toby Price has won his first stage at this year's Dakar Rally and refuses to give up on his dream of a third overall triumph.The double champion landed victory in the 10th stage of the rally by two minutes nine seconds over the rest of the field after 375km of racing in Wednesday's slog from Wadi Ad Dawasir to Bisha.
Toby Price has finished 17th in the ninth stage of the Dakar Rally, leading him to drop out of the top ten with three stages to go.The Australian is now 11th in the motorbike endurance event.
Australian motorcycle hope Daniel Sanders has seen his hopes of a Dakar Rally triumph shattered following a crash at the endurance race that put him in hospital.Sanders, who had won three stages of the race in Saudi Arabia and was lying third overall, was on the way to Riyadh for the start of the 402km seventh stage on Sunday when he injured his left arm in a fall from his KTM 450.
Australian bike racer Daniel Sanders has been left a frustrated figure despite landing a third stage win in testing, rain-hit conditions at the Dakar Rally.The Victorian, who is enjoying a stellar race in only his second attempt at one of the world's great endurance races, produced a brilliant charge to finish two minutes and 26 seconds quicker than his rivals in Friday's sixth stage.
Australia's two-time champion Toby Price has been left frustrated after his hard-earned stage triumph at the Dakar Rally was overturned by officials because of a speeding violation.Off-road motorcycle star Price, who took the bikes class at the celebrated endurance race in both 2016 and 2019 title, thought he'd picked up the 14th Dakar stage win of his career after a demanding 346km loop around the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh on Thursday.
One sad consequence, and there haven't been many, of the rise of the SUV has been the corresponding demise of the Aussie station wagon.Manufacturers have largely swapped one for the other in model ranges at an alarming pace, with wagons of all sizes becoming collateral damage of the SUV revolution.
Bruised Australian motorcyclist Daniel Sanders has overcome a painful head-banging scare at the Dakar Rally to keep his title hopes alive.The Victorian's face ended up with the bruises after he smashed into the navigation screen on his KTM 450 during the Saudi Arabian race's longest stage - and one of its most taxing - on Wednesday.
Australia's two-time Dakar Rally motorbike champion Toby Price has finished second in the third stage of this year's event in Saudi Arabia, as concerns that the race could be cancelled were quelled.The stage result edged Price up the overall standings to 14th, 26 minutes behind British race leader Sam Sunderland.
Australia's Daniel Sanders has taken a wrong turn in the Saudi Arabian desert which cost him the lead in the gruelling Dakar Rally.The 27-year-old Victorian won the prologue and the first stage to take a three-minute lead into the second stage.
Australian motorcyclist Daniel Sanders is continuing to set a hot pace in the Saudi Arabian desert, winning the opening stage of the Dakar Rally just 24 hours after earning his maiden triumph in the prologue.The 27-year-old took Sunday's first stage of the gruelling two-week endurance race in the most convincing style, increasing his one-minute lead over his nearest pursuer, Chilean Pablo Quintanilla, to three minutes and seven seconds overall.
Australian motorcyclist Daniel Sanders has powered into an early lead at the Dakar Rally after winning the race prologue in Saudi Arabia and opening a one-minute gap over his pursuers.The 27-year-old from Victoria, who made a big impact on his debut at last year's race by finishing top rookie and fourth overall in the motorcycle class, started the year in brilliant style on Saturday in one of motorsport's most celebrated and toughest endurance races.
Former Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone believes Lewis Hamilton will retire from the competition due to the disappointment of losing the world title in a dramatic season finale at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.Hamilton was denied a record eighth world title in agonising fashion after Max Verstappen passed him on the last lap to collect his maiden F1 championship.
After days of outcry from F1 fans over the confusion surrounding the Abu Dhabi season finale, the FIA has made a crucial declaration. Read more here.
Daniel Ricciardo's initial reaction to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix controversy has come to light. Read what he had to say here.
F1 Supremo and billionaire Bernie Eccleston has hit out at any claim Lewis Hamilton was cheated out of the title. Find out more here.
Lewis Hamilton's radio chat with his team has been revealed on the final lap in the Abu Dhabi race. Find out what he said here.