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Rally legend Neal Bates awarded the Peter Brock medal

Chris Wilson Canberra’s four-time Australian rally champion Neal Bates has won the prestigious Peter Brock Medal.

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V8 Supercars star Craig Lowndes leads a strong Australian contingent in Spa 24-hour race

Test of man and machine: Craig Lowndes is racing in this weekend's Spa 24-hour  race in a Ferrari.

David McCowen and Stephen Ottley V8 Supercars stars, including Craig Lowndes, are taking on the world at the Spa 24-Hour sports car race this weekend.

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V8 testing day to clash with Bathurst 12-Hour: coincidence or not?

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Peter McKay A burning issue this week has been the story that V8 Supercars favours holding its 2015 pre-season test and promo day or days at Sydney Motorsport Park on the same February weekend set for the rival...

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Harry Firth paved the way for modern race teams

Mastermind: Harry Firth enjoyed many successes as team manager, including at Bathurst with the Torana XU-1.

Mark Fogarty Australian motor sport legend Harry Firth was an innovator and iconoclast who paved the way for modern race teams.

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V8 Supercars: Jamie Whincup stands out in a year of change

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Peter McKay Australian motor sport in 2013 will be remembered as the year when the premier category, V8 Supercars, took a reality pill and joined the 21st century.

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Lowndes won't be braking just yet

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Peter McKay There are some grey flecks in his dark hair and he'll hit 40 next birthday, but don't think Craig Lowndes is planning a quieter life.

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New V8 cars but the same threats at Bathurst

The winners of the 2012 Bathurst 1000, Jamie Whincup and Paul Dumbrell at the victory ceremony. Photo by Zenio Lapka/Western Advocate.

The more things change in V8 Supercars, the more they stay the same.

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Craig Lowndes nostalgic over return of marques to Bathurst 1000

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 19: Craig Lowndes driver of the #888 Team Vodafone Holden sits in his car prior to qualifying for the Sandown Challenge, which is round 13 of the V8 Supercars Championship Series at Sandown International Motor Raceway on November 19, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

He's mastered the mountain five times before, but never has Craig Lowndes had to be wary of a Nissan or Mercedes popping into his rear-view mirror during a Bathurst 1000.

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Crash leaves Johnson green

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Mark Fogarty If V8 legend Dick Johnson is having dramas, it must be the Bathurst 1000.

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The greatest races

Magic moment: Craig Lowndes rated his win in the 2006 race with Jamie Whincup as

Andrew Maclean Andrew Maclean sorts the best from the rest, nominating the greatest race from each decade.

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Reprieve helps put a spurned driver among V8 legends

Top of the world: Jamie Whincup has been hailed as one of the all-time greats.

Mark Fogarty Just 10 years ago, Jamie Whincup was on the V8 Supercars scrap heap. Washed up, finished.

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Lowndes has lovin' feeling

Craig Lowndes/Warren Luff Commodore at yesterday's Sandown 500.

Mark Fogarty Bathurst beckons and Craig Lowndes is ready to answer the call of the mountain, as he is at this time every year.

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Retro look for Bathurst 1000

Mark Fogarty Old is new again as V8 Supercars revs up for its marquee event on Sunday, with leading teams adopting retro-look liveries as part of the celebrations to mark the 50th year of the Bathurst 1000.

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Lowndes chasing sixth crown

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 16:  Craig Lowndes and Warren Luff drivers of the #888 Team Vodafone Holden celebrate after winning the Sandown 500, which is round 10 of the V8 Supercars Championship Series at Sandown International Motor Raceway on September 16, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Ed Jackson Few V8 Supercars fans would begrudge veteran Craig Lowndes a sixth Bathurst crown in the 1000-kilometre endurance event at Mount Panorama.

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Mountain climber: Tander's lofty ambitions come to Bathurst

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Ed Jackson A COUPLE of months ago no one was talking of Garth Tander successfully defending his Bathurst crown with youngster Nick Percat.

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Whincup gets cracking as history grips the mountain

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Mark Fogarty IN A V8 Supercars season dominated so far by just two teams, it was no surprise that the leading Holden and Ford squads set the pace in opening practice for Sunday's Bathurst 1000.

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Winterbottom holds back for main game

BATHURST, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 04:  Craig Lowndes drives the #888 Team Vodafone Holden during practice for the Bathurst 1000, which is round 11 of the V8 Supercars Championship Series at Mount Panorama on October 4, 2012 in Bathurst, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Mark Fogarty No surprise that the leading Holden and Ford squads set the pace in opening practice.

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Brede returns to Bathurst

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Chris Wilson Canberra's Dale Brede had no idea at the time it would be his last drive at Bathurst, in fact his last in a racing car. But he has not been back to a track since 2006, let alone Mount Panorama.

Whincup joins greats on mount

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Mark Fogarty, Bathurst Jamie Whincup joins greats in the pantheon of Bathurst heroes with fourth victory in great race in just seven years.

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Whincup joins greats on mount

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Mark Fogarty, Bathurst IT WAS a day for legends of the Bathurst 1000. As a host of former greats looked on, Jamie Whincup joined them in the pantheon of Bathurst heroes with his fourth victory in the great race in just...