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DJR confident McLaughlin will return for the Bathurst 1000
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DJR confident McLaughlin will return for the Bathurst 1000

Dick Johnson Racing boss Ryan Story is confident Scott McLaughlin will race for the team at this year's Bathurst 1000.

Supercars working on direct Bathurst flights

Supercars is working on a boost in direct flights in an out of Bathurst over the Great Race weekend so teams and fans don't need to travel through Sydney.

Supercars powerhouse backs cancer charity

Supercars powerhouse Dick Johnson Racing has thrown its weight behind a charitable initiative run by the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.

Circuit boss killed in Perth crash

A devastating road crash in Perth claimed the life of WA Sporting Car Club general manager Andrew Stachewicz on Friday night.

Bathurst back on McLaughlin's radar
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Bathurst back on McLaughlin's radar

The Bathurst 1000 appears to be back on Scott McLaughlin's radar thanks to the freshly-announced postponement of the Great Race.

Why Supercars axed Perth and New Zealand

Freight deadlines, border uncertainty and staffing issues have been blamed for the axing of both the Perth and New Zealand rounds of the 2021 Supercars season.

Bathurst 1000 postponed to November
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Bathurst 1000 postponed to November

The Bathurst 1000 has been postponed by a month while Perth and New Zealand have been axed from the 2021 Supercars schedule.

Chevrolet Supercars V8 makes testing debut
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Chevrolet Supercars V8 makes testing debut

A version of the Gen3-spec Chevrolet V8 engine destined for Supercars made its track testing debut earlier this week.

Supercars won't rule out Bathurst 1000 postponement
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Supercars won't rule out Bathurst 1000 postponement

Supercars says "all options are on the table" as it looks to ensure it can run the best possible version of the Bathurst 1000 this year.

Supercars confirms new manufacturer talks
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Supercars confirms new manufacturer talks

Supercars has confirmed that it is in talks with a new manufacturer to join Ford and Chevrolet – although not for the 2022 season.

Edwards impressed by "sexy" Gen3 Supercars

Tickford Racing boss Tim Edwards says he's impressed by the "sexy" look of the Gen3 prototypes off the back of a recent fact-finding mission in Queensland.

Delay mooted for Queensland Raceway Supercars

The Queensland Raceway Supercars round is facing a two-week delay, according to multiple sources.

Gow could combine BTCC, Supercars commitments
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Gow could combine BTCC, Supercars commitments

Alan Gow will continue to run the British Touring Car Championship even if the consortium he's linked to is successful in its bid to buy Supercars.

Kellys to walk away from Supercars team ownership
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Kellys to walk away from Supercars team ownership

Todd and Rick Kelly have agreed to sell their remaining 50 per cent stake in Kelly Grove Racing to the Grove Group.

Motorsport Australia defends response to Perkins fire Townsville II
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Motorsport Australia defends response to Perkins fire

Motorsport Australia has defended the response to the fire that engulfed the engine bay of a Super2 car in Townsville last weekend.

Fresh border blow for Supercars

Supercars has been dealt a fresh border blow as Queensland has shut itself off from regional New South Wales.

Shootout controversy could prompt Supercars rule change

Shane van Gisbergen's compromised Top 10 Shootout lap in Townsville last weekend could prompt a rule change for future single-lap dashes.

Double border headache for Supercars

The Melbourne Supercars teams could face a double dose of border drama either side of the Queensland Raceway round if COVID-19 outbreaks in New South Wales and Victoria aren't contained in the coming weeks.

Murphy: Give Stanaway a shot at Whincup's seat

Greg Murphy has called on Triple Eight to give Supercars outcast Richie Stanaway a shot as Jamie Whincup's replacement.

Melbourne Supercars teams bracing for more border issues Townsville II
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Melbourne Supercars teams bracing for more border issues

The Melbourne-based Supercars teams are preparing to spend more time on the road to ensure next month's Queensland Raceway round goes ahead.

Townsville Supercars: Waters holds off van Gisbergen in finale Townsville II
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Townsville Supercars: Waters holds off van Gisbergen in finale

Cam Waters held off Shane van Gisbergen in a nail-biting final race around the Reid Park circuit in Townsville.

Townsville Supercars: Van Gisbergen wins all-Triple Eight thriller

Shane van Gisbergen held off a fierce attack from Triple Eight teammate Jamie Whincup to win the second heat of the Townsville SuperSprint.

Townsville Supercars: Whincup, Waters split Sunday poles

Jamie Whincup and Cam Waters took a pole position each from the back-to-back qualifying sessions in Townsville.

Queensland Raceway to host next Supercars round

Queensland Raceway is set to host the next Supercars round as the series continues to shuffle its 2021 schedule due to the pandemic.

Van Gisbergen, Kostecki react to Townsville penalties

Shane van Gisbergen and Brodie Kostecki have both questioned whether they deserved their respective penalties during a wild opening race in Townsville.

Townsville Supercars: Waters wins action-packed opener

Cam Waters won an entertaining opening race at the Townsville SuperSprint.

Townsville Supercars: De Pasquale beats Waters to pole Townsville II
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Townsville Supercars: De Pasquale beats Waters to pole

Anton De Pasquale beat Cam Waters in a crash-affected Top 10 Shootout on the streets of Townsville.

Townsville Supercars: Pye sets practice pace

Scott Pye set the pace in the single practice session for the Townsville SuperSprint.

New academy programme launches in Australia
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New academy programme launches in Australia

A new academy programme for aspiring racers has launched in Australia.

2021 Townsville SuperSprint – Start time, how to watch, channel & more

Supercars rounds out its Townsville double-header this weekend with a sprint round at the Reid Park circuit.

2021 Supercars Townsville SuperSprint session times and preview

The Supercars action continues in far north Queensland this weekend with the second leg of the Townsville double-header.

Supercars schedule complicated by Victorian lockdown

An outbreak of COVID-19 in Melbourne has potentially complicated plans for Winton to slot back into the Supercars schedule as soon as next month.

Supercars test for NZ Toyota 86 champion

The winner of the Toyota 86 series in New Zealand will score a Supercars test with powerhouse squad Triple Eight.

Supercars postpones Sydney SuperNight Sydney
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Supercars postpones Sydney SuperNight

Supercars has postponed next month's Sydney SuperNight amid an ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in the New South Wales capital.

The Bend listed as COVID exposure site

A service station at The Bend Motorsport Park in South Australia has been named a COVID-19 exposure site.

International drivers on Triple Eight's shortlist

There are a few international drivers "in the mix" to replace Jamie Whincup in one of the best seats in Supercars next season.

Supercars bullish about at-risk events

Supercars says it is sticking to its guns with the 2021 schedule despite a number of events being at risk to due COVID outbreaks and potential border closures.

Supercars stewards explain perceived inconsistency Townsville
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Supercars stewards explain perceived inconsistency

Supercars stewards have clarified why two different penalties have been handed out for the breach of same minimum tyre pressure rule at the last two events.

Townsville Supercars: Van Gisbergen runs down Whincup again Townsville
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Townsville Supercars: Van Gisbergen runs down Whincup again

Shane van Gisbergen ran down teammate Jamie Whincup for a second day running on the streets of Townsville.

Townsville Supercars: Whincup dominates Shootout Townsville
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Townsville Supercars: Whincup dominates Shootout

Jamie Whincup dominated the Top 10 Shootout in Townsville to secure his first Supercars pole position in 10 months.

Townsville Supercars: Provisional pole for Whincup Townsville
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Townsville Supercars: Provisional pole for Whincup

Jamie Whincup scored provisional pole on the streets of Townsville with some single-run heroics in qualifying.

Townsville Supercars: Van Gisbergen beats Whincup in opener Townsville
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Townsville Supercars: Van Gisbergen beats Whincup in opener

Shane van Gisbergen beat teammate Jamie Whincup to victory in the opening leg of the Townsville 500. 

Townsville Supercars: Van Gisbergen storms to pole

Shane van Gisbergen will start today's first leg of the Townsville 500 from pole position thanks to a dominant Shootout lap.

Townsville Supercars: Provisional pole for van Gisbergen

Shane van Gisbergen will run last in the Top 10 Shootout in Townsville after topping qualifying at the Reid Park circuit.

Supercars revises Gen3 testing timeline

Supercars has revised the start date for testing of its Gen3 prototypes.

Chevrolet 5.7-litre V8 coming to Supercars

Supercars has confirmed that a 5.7-litre V8 will power the Gen3-spec Chevrolet Camaro.

Repco debuts pitstop challenge in Townsville

Repco has unveiled its latest fan activation, a real life pitstop challenge, at this weekend's Supercars round in Townsville.

Townsville Supercars: Van Gisbergen sets Friday pace Townsville
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Townsville Supercars: Van Gisbergen sets Friday pace

Supercars points leader Shane van Gisbergen topped the second and final practice session for the Townsville 500.

Townsville Supercars: Reynolds tops opening practice Townsville
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Townsville Supercars: Reynolds tops opening practice

A late green tyre run helped David Reynolds to top spot in the opening practice session for the Townsville 500.

2021 Townsville 500 – Start time, how to watch, channel & more

Supercars kicks off its Townsville double-header this weekend with the NTI Townsville 500.

2021 Supercars Townsville 500 session times and preview

The 2021 Supercars season continues this weekend with the first leg of the far north Queensland double-header, the NTI Townsville 500.

Supercars calendar shake-up beckons
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Supercars calendar shake-up beckons

A shake-up to the back end of the 2021 Supercars schedule beckons as potential border restrictions threaten a number of events.

Super2 staying on for second Townsville event Townsville
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Super2 staying on for second Townsville event

The combined Super2 and Super3 field will stay on for the second leg of the Supercars double-header in Townsville.

Townsville double-header finally confirmed

Supercars has finally confirmed that the Townsville double-header will go ahead over the next two weekends.

Australian F1 and MotoGP races cancelled for 2021 Australian GP
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Australian F1 and MotoGP races cancelled for 2021

The Australian Grands Prix for both Formula 1 and MotoGP have been formally cancelled for 2021 due to the ongoing world health crisis.

Mustangs, ZBs to join Super2 in 2023

The current-spec Ford Mustang and ZB Holden Commodores will join the Super2 grid in 2023, Supercars has confirmed.

Townsville double-header announcement looming Townsville
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Townsville double-header announcement looming

Supercars is expected to announce that the Townsville double-header will go ahead in the next 24 hours.

Border reprieve for Melbourne Supercars teams

The Melbourne-based Supercars teams have been handed a border reprieve for this week's trip to Townsville.

Green light for first Townsville Supercars event Townsville
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Green light for first Townsville Supercars event

Townsville will host at least one Supercars event next week with a double-header expected but not formally confirmed.

Townsville opens up, Brisbane still in lockdown

Townsville will exit its three-day lockdown this evening in what could be a reprieve for the upcoming Supercars round.