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Wed 01 Mar 2000
New V8 Future Tourers touring car category announced

New V8 Future Tourers touring car category announced

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1: Octagon Motorsports today announced the launch of Future Tourers, an all-new category of V8 touring car racing. The category will cater for a minimum of four manufacturers - Holden, Ford, Toyota and Mitsubishi - with plans...

Wed 04 Oct 2000
Ross Palmer to push Procar development

Ross Palmer to push Procar development

Motorsport identity Ross Palmer will accelerate development of production car racing in Australia after deciding to retire as a Ferrari team owner. Mr Palmer announced today he had sold his two Ross Palmer Motorsport Ferrari...

Wed 23 Feb 2000
Kevin Heffernan Makes Bid for GTP Nations Cup

Kevin Heffernan Makes Bid for GTP Nations Cup

Another hot contender for the new Century Batteries GTP Nations Cup motor racing series has been confirmed with the launch of a supercharged Saleen Ford Mustang for former V8 privateer Kevin Heffernan. Heffernan unveiled the car at the Gold...

Tue 12 Sep 2000
BTCC: Opel Motorsport news 2000-09-11

BTCC: Opel Motorsport news 2000-09-11

Britain - Muller takes two podiums for Vectra. Australia - Holdens defeat the Fords. Britain - Higgins wins final round for Vauxhall. South Africa - Difficult weekend for Opel. Norway - Arntsen is champion again for Opel. Germany - Astra...

Sun 06 Aug 2000
David Besnard takes V8 Lites win at Lakeside

David Besnard takes V8 Lites win at Lakeside

Lakeside Raceway, Brisbane, Qld David Besnard took victory in his first round in the Konica V8 Lites Series today after taking pole position in qualifying. Besnard's victory came in spectacular fashion after duelling with local hero Wayne...

Sun 02 Apr 2000
Dwayne Bewley, Trevor Sheumack hit the strees of Adelaide

Dwayne Bewley, Trevor Sheumack hit the strees of Adelaide

When Dwayne Bewley and Trevor Sheumack hit the streets of Adelaide next weekend aboard their Subaru Impreza WRX STi, they should have no problem quickly learning the Adelaide street circuit. The Sydney pair will contest round two of the Century...

Fri 29 Dec 2000
Ferrari, Porsche on front row at Adelaide

Ferrari, Porsche on front row at Adelaide

FERRARI and Porsche will share the front row of the starting grid for tomorrow's Grand Touring Challenge motor race on the Adelaide grand prix street circuit. Mark Noske, driving a Ferrari F360 Modena Challenge, claimed pole position for...

Sat 14 Oct 2000
CAT Racing Gold Coast qualifying

CAT Racing Gold Coast qualifying

John Bowe pulled out an impressive improvement aboard the Cat Racing EL Falcon in qualifying today on the streets of Surfers Paradise at the Honda Indy 300. The V8 Supercar star was only 23rd and 21st in practice yesterday in a one-off drive ...

Sat 12 Feb 2000
Phillip Island Race Results

Phillip Island Race Results

PORSCHE driver Jim Richards kept up his championship-winning style to claim the first two races of the 2000 GT Production car racing season today at Phillip Island, Victoria. Richards, the 1999 champion, took his new Porsche 911 GT3 to ...

Fri 10 Mar 2000
Australian GP CAT Racing/John Bowe Race One Review

Australian GP CAT Racing/John Bowe Race One Review

V8 SUPERCAR CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES RACE ONE - AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX ISSUED: FRIDAY, 10th MARCH 2000 BOWE GRABS SEVENTH IN TOUGH GRAND PRIX OPENING RACE Cat Racing's John Bowe opened his Grand Prix weekend with seventh place in the first race at...

Thu 09 Mar 2000
Australian GP Qualifying; CAT Racing''s John Bowe Power Flex

Australian GP Qualifying; CAT Racing''s John Bowe Power Flex

Cat Racing's John Bowe today powered his way into the top six in qualifying for this weekend¹s V8 Supercar events at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. Bowe stopped the clocks at 1:59.761, despite battling a handling imbalance in the Ford...

Mon 14 Feb 2000
Tim Leahey First Race Report

Tim Leahey First Race Report

Tim Leahey clearly demonstrated he will be a forced to be reckoned with in the Holden Australian Driver's Championship with a stunning fightback in the opening round at Phillip Island today. The young open wheeler star had a shattering start...

Sun 13 Feb 2000
GTP Results - Phillip Island

GTP Results - Phillip Island

TWO-time champion Jim Richards completed a dominant debut for his new Porsche 911 GT3 with a comfortable win in the Century Batteries GTP 1-Hour Showroom Shootout today at Phillip Island, Victoria. The win by 11.6 seconds over Wayne Park's ...

Sun 15 Oct 2000
Gold Coast CAT Racing Indy race three

Gold Coast CAT Racing Indy race three

Cat Racing star John Bowe fought back from a disappointing day yesterday to launch a charge from the back of the field in the final V8 Supercar race at the Honda Indy 300 in Queensland today. After suffering an engine failure yesterdy when the...

Sat 12 Feb 2000
Cat Racing Phillip Island Saturday Report

Cat Racing Phillip Island Saturday Report

V8 SUPERCAR ­ SHELL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES RACE ONE ­ ROUND ONE, PHILLIP ISLAND ISSUED: SATURDAY, 12th FEBRUARY, 2000 BOWE¹S EARLY ISLAND CHARGE ENDED BY TYRE PROBLEMS Cat Racing star John Bowe made a barnstorming start to the opening race of...

Sun 13 Feb 2000
CAT Racing Phillip Island Sunday Race

CAT Racing Phillip Island Sunday Race

John Bowe's assault on the opening round of the Shell Championship Series was ruined in race two today after the Cat Racing Falcon was twice forced off the road in separate incidents. Bowe again started in position twelve and made steady...

Mon 27 Nov 2000
CAT Racing Bathurst tire problem solved

CAT Racing Bathurst tire problem solved

Cat Racing now has its sights set on 2001 after discovering the source of its wheel shedding drama at Bathurst. John Bowe and Jim Richards were in 3rd place after 116 laps when the right rear wheel detached from the car as Bowe climbed Mount ...

Fri 13 Oct 2000
Nations cup showdown at Gold Coast

Nations cup showdown at Gold Coast

PORSCHE driver Jim Richards and Ferrari's Mark Noske will take to the Gold Coast Indy street circuit tomorrow with opposing missions but the same goal - to lead the Century Batteries GTP Nations Cup. Going into the seventh and penultimate...

Sun 20 Aug 2000
Calder Park race reports

Calder Park race reports

(Sun.) 20 August 2000 / Race Report, Round 7 - Calder Park, Vic. KING, AITKEN WIN CALDER GT PRODUCTION RACES MITSUBISHI driver Mark King took over the lead in the Century Batteries Australian GT Production Car Championship and Ed Aitken gave...

Sun 19 Nov 2000
Holden pair win Bathurst Showroon Stock

Holden pair win Bathurst Showroon Stock

HOLDEN drivers Ed Aitken and John Faulkner splashed through one of the wettest Bathurst days in memory to win the Super Cheap Auto 3-Hour Showroom Showdown at Mount Panorama today. With Faulkner at the wheel, the V8 Commodore HSV GTS crossed the...

Wed 05 Apr 2000
Australia''s GTP Nations Cup Opener in Adelaide

Australia''s GTP Nations Cup Opener in Adelaide

THE Italians are hoping for an upset, the Americans are bringing heavy-duty firepower and the Germans will have the numbers when the fastest GT production sports cars from around the world do battle in Australia's newest motor racing championship...

Sun 20 Aug 2000
Calder Park qualifying report

Calder Park qualifying report

HOLDEN scored its first pole position in the Century Batteries Australian GT Production Car Championship when V8 Commodore driver Ed Aitken topped a sensational qualifying session today for round seven at Calder Park circuit, Melbourne. With up...

Wed 16 Aug 2000
CAT Racing Calder preview

CAT Racing Calder preview

Cat Racing star John Bowe is looking forward to returning to a happy hunting ground for the next round of the V8 title chase - Melbourne's Calder Park Raceway. Bowe recorded Cat Racing's first ever podium position at Calder last year, finishing...

Sun 09 Apr 2000
Ferrari win give Mark Noske Nations Cup lead

Ferrari win give Mark Noske Nations Cup lead

FERRARI driver Mark Noske took the lead in the Century Batteries GTP Nations Cup after winning the second race of the inaugural round in Adelaide today. Noske literally leapt into the lead on the ninth of 14 laps of the city street course with a...

Thu 24 Aug 2000
Winton Park Super Touring race cancelled over toilet dispute

Winton Park Super Touring race cancelled over toilet dispute

BOC GASES AUSTRALIAN SUPER TOURING CHAMPIONSHIP - ROUND 4 Winton Raceway cancels Super Touring Championship Event scheduled for this weekend. Monday 21 August 2000 TOCA Australia was advised late today by Winton Motor Raceway - the organisers...

Mon 20 Nov 2000
AUSGTP 2001 schedule announced

AUSGTP 2001 schedule announced

MOTOR racing in Australia will receive a major boost next year with the introduction of an expanded 16-meet calendar for some of the country's most important championship series. The calendar, announced today at Mount Panorama, Bathurst, by ...

Thu 02 Mar 2000
Japan''s Fastest Set For GTP Nations Cup

Japan''s Fastest Set For GTP Nations Cup

TWO of Japan's fastest-ever production road cars are set to do battle with the best from Germany, Italy, the United States and Britain when the new Century Batteries GTP Nations Cup motor racing series debuts in Adelaide next month. The pair of...

Wed 25 Oct 2000
McLeod and Wakefield on a roll

McLeod and Wakefield on a roll

Exciting young V8 Supercar mavericks, Ryan McLeod and Wayne Wakefield, are about to rekindle an Australian icon the famous, homegrown CHIKO Roll! And, at what better place than that uniquely Australian motorsport arena and home of the CHIKO...

Sun 30 Apr 2000
Eastern Creek production qualifying

Eastern Creek production qualifying

SHAW CLAIMS FOURTH POLE, BUT GT PRODUCTION MITSUBISHIS CHALLENGE AT EASTERN CREEK MAZDA driver Ric Shaw maintained his unbeaten qualifying record in the Century Batteries Australian GT Production Car Championship with a pole position for round...

Wed 29 Mar 2000
World''s fastest production cars ready for Adelaide

World''s fastest production cars ready for Adelaide

Adelaide (Wednesday, 29 March 2000) The most exotic field of ultra-high performance GT production cars seen in Australia will race in the inaugural round of the Century Batteries GTP Nations Cup in Adelaide on April 8-9. Three new Ferraris, a...

Sun 12 Mar 2000
Australian GP CAT/John Bowe race three review; now set for attack

Australian GP CAT/John Bowe race three review; now set for attack

After the final race at the Australian Grand Prix today, John Bowe will now head for Western Australia for round two of the V8 Supercar championship next week with renewed confidence. Bowe again started and finished in seventh place, but escaped...

Thu 28 Dec 2000
Ferrari has powerful team at Adelaide GT race

Ferrari has powerful team at Adelaide GT race

FERRARI team Prancing Horse Racing has finalised a powerful driver lineup for this weekend's Grand Touring Challenge races in Adelaide, signing the widely experienced Rod Wilson to join regular pilot Mark Noske in a pair of F360 Modena...

Sun 12 Nov 2000
CAT Racing Bathurst preview

CAT Racing Bathurst preview

Cat Racing's John Bowe and Jim Richards believe this weekend's FAI 1000 is the team's best chance of success in 2001. The multiple Bathurst winners finished as the top Ford runner in 5th place at the Queensland 500 and Bowe also earned 4th place...

Tue 10 Oct 2000
Holden and Skaife on line for title.

Holden and Skaife on line for title.

Australia - Holden and Skaife on line for title. South Africa - East London wins for Opel. Germany - Down to the wire in F3. Sweden - Opel finishes second in F2 rallying. 9.10.00 Australia - Holden and Skaife on line for title. GM/Holden...

Fri 07 Apr 2000
Adelaide CAT Racing Qualifying; John Bowe shining bright

Adelaide CAT Racing Qualifying; John Bowe shining bright

Cat Racing star John Bowe shone bright as the leading Ford driver after qualifying fifth fastest for tomorrow's opening race of the V8 Supercar Clipsal 500 on the streets of Adelaide. Bowe was seventh fastest in the final qualifying session but...

Mon 20 Nov 2000
Holden Racing Bathurst report

Holden Racing Bathurst report

The Holden Racing Team won its third Shell Touring Car Series in succession, when HRT's Mark Skaife and Craig Lowndes brought home their Holden Commodore in sixth place overall at the FAI 1000 at Bathurst on Sunday. The finishing position was...