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Oct 15

Hyundai slims its squad for Australia

Hyundai will be represented by Thierry Neuville, Hayden Paddon and Andreas Mikkelsen

Dani Sordo will miss Kennards Hire Rally Australia [16 – 19 November] following Hyundai’s decision to field a three-car squad at the season’s final round. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 23

Where there’s Will, there’s Power at Barber Motorsports Park

Will Power isn’t perfect at Barber Motorsports Park, but he’s pretty close to it

Will PowerThe 36-year-old from Toowoomba, Australia, earned his fourth Verizon P1 Award at the track and the 46th pole position of his Indy car career Saturday in what will be his eighth start at the 2.3-mile, 17-turn permanent road course when he leads the Verizon IndyCar Series to green for today’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by America’s First Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 23

FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX: Flagworld.com live coverage – Thursday

Physical challenge makes its way back into F1

20170323-025This year’s cars will present far more of a physical challenge than in previous years. It is a combination of the downforce levels and being able to push the tyres. Both are important.

 

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Mar 12

Stroll finding form, won’t set targets for Australian GP bow

“Obviously it’s going to be a new track for me, it’s a different track, it’s not like a normal race weekend”
Stroll finding form, won’t set targets for Australian GP bowLance Stroll says he won’t get caught up in making predictions for his much anticipated Formula 1 race debut in Australia, but reveals he is feeling more comfortable in the Williams FW40 after a trouble-free end to pre-season testing.
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Feb 14

The Island awaits as testing continues

After Sepang comes Phillip Island – one step closer to the start of the season 

Phillip Island 2017 Event Main Sponsor Announced The first official test of the year saw the class of MotoGP™ 2017 out in force at Sepang International Circuit recently, and actions resumes soon at Phillip Island in Australia from February 15th-17th as the countdown to Qatar gets shorter.

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Feb 07

24 Hours of Le Mans drivers stand out at Bathurst in Australia

The highest step on the podium at the Mount Panorama circuit was claimed by Toni Vilander

20170204-057 This past weekend, within the three driver line-ups to claim a podium finish at the 12 Hours of Bathurst, the biggest endurance race in Australia, there were two previous 24 Hours of Le Mans overall winners, Marc Lieb and Guy Smith, and three previous class winners, Toni Vilander, the winner in Australia, Patrick Long and Jonny Kane.

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Feb 02

Leading manufacturers and drivers head to Australia for Bathurst 12 Hours, supplied by Pirelli

This year’s race marks the first in a three-year agreement for Pirelli to supply all competitors

Some of the cars and stars that will compete at Bathurst, all on Pirelli tyres A star-studded driver line-up and some of the world’s leading supercar manufacturers will race exclusively on Pirelli tyres at the prestigious Bathurst 12 Hours in Australia this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 10

MotoGP and WorldSBK renew broadcast contracts in Australia

Incredible WorldSBK and MotoGP™ coverage to continue down under until 2018

MotoGP and WorldSBK renew broadcast contracts in Australia Dorna Sports is delighted to announce the details of WorldSBK and MotoGP™ coverage on Australian television for the next two years, following contract renewals with Fox Sports and Network Ten. The MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship will continue to be available to fans down under on Fox Sports live, with the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship to be shown on both Fox Sports and Network Ten. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 19

Marquez leads crash filled final day in Australia, Viñales fastest overall

Action concludes as the Phillip Island Test comes to a close, Marquez topping Friday times but Viñales holding the top spot

MotoGP - Marquez leads crash filled final day in Australia, Viñales fastest overall The final morning of testing at Phillip Island got off to the best start of the three-day test with clear conditions allowing riders to immediately get out on track. Although clouds loomed in the distance, the top seven riders were able to get below the 1’30 barrier within just a handful of laps. Loris Baz saw one of the biggest improvements, the Avintia Racing rider’s early time already half a second faster than his best from Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »
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Feb 18

Conditions improve down under, allowing Viñales on top

With the rain having abated, the MotoGP™ World Championship was back in action in Australia as Viñales led a tight top ten

Motog GP - Conditions improve down under, allowing Viñales on top After an initially slow start, the second day of the Phillip Island MotoGP™ test proved to be a productive one with weather conditions allowing riders to run in the dry.

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Aug 07

“Crazy” Stadium Super Trucks set to light up Australia

Stadium Super Trucks were a crowd favourite at the Clipsal 500 V8 Supercar

Robby Gordon’s “crazy” Stadium Super Truck Robby Gordon’s “crazy” Stadium Super Trucks will return to Australia later this year for a two-round series including a spectacular stadium event at the  Spotless Stadium, Sydney Showgroundson Saturday, October 31. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 16

WorldSBK ready for Thai debut

The Chang International Circuit hosts the second round of the season

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo white After the thrilling season opener at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit in Australia, the eni FIM Superbike World Championship returns to the track for the second outing of the year, taking place on March 20-22 at the brand-new Chang International Circuit in Thailand. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 04

Pirelli has nominated the tyres that will be used in the grands prix of Australia, Malaysia, China and Bahrain: the first four races of the 2015 season.

Pirelli announces tyre nominations for first four Grands Prix of 2015 season

2015-03-04 - PirelliIn Australia, Pirelli will bring the P Zero White medium and P Zero Yellow soft compounds: well-suited to the varied demands and wide range of potential weather conditions experienced at the semi-permanent Albert Park facility in Melbourne. Read the rest of this entry »
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Feb 20

Lowes clings to top spot on Day 1 in Phillip Island

The Briton on lap record pace on the opening day of WorldSBK action

2015 - WSBK 04With just one session to go to decide the first Tissot-Superpole riders of the new 2015 WorldSBK season, Alex Lowes (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki) is the one that everyone is chasing after ending day one in Australia on top, courtesy of his FP1 time of 1.30.855s. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 18

Haslam and Torres unveil 2015 Aprilia bikes

Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils unveil RSV4 in Australia

The Phillip Island starting grid was the setting on Wednesday afternoon as Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils riders Leon Haslam and Jordi Torres officially removed the covers from their bikes ahead of the 2015 WorldSBK season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 14

World Supersport riders eager to begin new season in Australia

The FIM Supersport World Championship is about to get started with – as usual – many potential title contenders.

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo white Three-time World Supersport champion Kenan Sofuoglu is eager to return to winning ways after a tough 2014, which saw the 30-year-old Turk struggle in the first half of the season only to find himself without a ride after the summer break.

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Nov 10

Rendina triumphant in Group N Cup

In their Ralliart Italy-run Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X

Max Rendina  Mitsubishi Italian pairing Max Rendina and Mario Pizzuti are delighted to have mathematically won the 2014 FIA WRC 2 Championship Group N Cup in their Ralliart Italy-run Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 09

F1 to scrap pre-season Bahrain test

Formula one will scrap plans to return to Bahrain for pre-season testing next winter.

2014-03-02 - Lotus F1 Team Bahrain 1 This year, to guarantee good weather for all-important running of the radically-new cars and engines, the teams headed to Bahrain’s Sakhir track for eight days of running ahead of the season opener in Australia. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 24

Mercedes not commenting on Rosberg reports

Mercedes says it is making no further comment about Nico Rosberg’s contract.

2014-05-09 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Spain - Nico Rosberg 06 Amid reports the German has inked a further two-year extension to his already five-season stay at the Brackley team, a Mercedes spokesman said: “We have long term relationships with both our drivers.” Read the rest of this entry »

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May 18

Sir Jack Brabham passes away peacefully

Aged 88

2011-03-26 - Red Bull Racing - Australia - Sir Jack Brabham - Mark Webber - Alan Jones Sir Jack Brabham AO, OBE, triple Formula 1 World Champion, has died at the age of 88. Sir Jack passed away peacefully at his Gold Coast, Australia, home on Monday morning. Read the rest of this entry »

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