Month: February 2018

Stephen Grove: “Porsche have done a great job developing the new Cup car”

As a new season of Porsche Wilson Security Carrera Cup Australia dawns, local squad Grove Racing will gear up for the season opener at the Adelaide 500 this weekend. The Melbourne-based operation, which has recently moved to a brand-new facility in Pakenham Victoria, dedicated to its motorsport program, will embark on its 2018 campaign this weekend at Round 1 of the series on the streets of Adelaide. Team owner and defending TAG Heuer Carrera Challenge class champion Stephen Grove will return to Carrera Cup Australia having won February’s Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour in class alongside son, Brenton Grove and...

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Porsche Carrera Cup Australia season preview

A brand-new season of motor racing has dawned on us, and 2018 is already shaping up to be one of the strongest years ever for the Porsche Wilson Security Carrera Cup Australia–the nation’s favourite one make series. With the fresh, new generation Porsche 991 GT3 Cup race car finally getting reigned in for this season, teams and drivers will be opening up a new can of worms and will have to adapt to the new cars quickly. Speaking of drivers, an exceptional grid this year sees a total of 26 entries, all itching to get on track for the...

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Retro GT: Racing the Corvette C5-R

In our new series ‘Retro GT’ we look back at some of the most memorable cars, moments and seasons through the eyes of those involved. To begin Retro GT, Anthony Kumpen shares his thoughts on the Corvette C5-R he raced during the 2007 season (pictured above en route to fifth place in the FIA GT Monza 2 Hours). The 1990s saw the introduction of GT1 for competition at the highest levels of sports car racing. These thoroughbred race cars came to life in the last no-holds-barred arms race for sports car superiority that hasn’t been seen since. GT1 ruled...

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Bathurst 12 Hours gallery

WRT was crowned champion of the Bathurst 12 Hours after the race was called with 20 minutes remaining. Before the red flag came out, the sports car classic saw a host of contenders vie for victory, leaving behind impressions worthy of winners. From Chaz Mostert’s alien opening stint into sunrise, to long-time leaders Jamec-Pem, to the army of Porsches storming to the front at go-time, there was never a lack of candidates for the much-coveted jewel of Australian endurance racing. But it wasn’t until WRT made its final push that the eventual winner revealed itself. A gamble on fuel...

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Bradley’s Blog: Keeping sharp during the winter

Since my last blog post, many things have happened! I finished the VLN season in 3rd position in the TCR category with the Nett Motorsport Peugeot team, narrowly missing out on second place after my team mate Jürgen was collected by a slower car whilst lapping them. To give you an idea of the extent of the damage, the car took three months to repair! As the winter months closed in, my personal focus switched to the organisation of the kart championship I founded back in 2011: The British Rental Kart Championship or ‘BRKC’. This has grown into a...

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