Bathurst 1000

Holden heavyweights set for Bathurst 1000 battle

Mark Fogarty If the Sandown 500 was any guide, next month's Bathurst 1000 is going to be the battle of the Holden heavyweights.

Bellyaching is taking shine off build-up to Bathurst 1000

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Peter McKay Some supposedly smart people inside the V8 Supercars circus are slow learners. A week out from the nation's biggest domestic motor race, the Bathurst 1000, rancorous political sniping and squealing...

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Motorsport

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.

Bathurst 1000: The form guide to the great race

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Stephen Ottley IT'S the other race that stops a nation. The Bathurst 1000 is V8 Supercars' showcase, the ultimate test of man and machine.

Motor Sport

Arch-rivals do battle in classic Bathurst 1000

Mark Winterbottom and Steve Richards

Stephen Ottley In a straight fight on Sunday, Winterbottom, FPR and Ford came out on top.

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Winterbottom wins Bathurst 1000

Mark Winterbottom and Steve Richards.

Stephen Ottley Victory doesn't taste much sweeter than this.

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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.

Lowndes and Whincup win Bathurst 1000

Ford drivers Craig Lowndes and Jamie Whincup became the first men in 24 years to win a hat-trick of Bathurst 1000 titles with victory at Mount Panorama.

Rally Australia in pole position as world motor sport championship

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Mark Fogarty Australia is one of only four countries to host rounds of all the main motor sport world championships.

Jamie Whincup keen to roll on through Enduros

Jamie Whincup (left) and Paul Dumbrell are raring to go in this year’s Sandown 500.

If preparation is any guide, Jamie Whincup and Paul Dumbrell are a rolled gold chance to repeat their 2013 Sandown triumph this weekend.

Penske move into V8 Supercars injects life into Dick Johnson Racing

Roger Penske, 77, (left, seen with Penske Racing driver Ryan Briscoe of Australia) is an icon of American racing and a business titan, running a multibillion-dollar automotive and transport empire that spans the globe.

Mark Fogarty Leading American team owner Roger Penske’s move into V8 Supercars is good for the sport – and especially good for Australian motor racing legend Dick Johnson.

Endurance races are Mark Winterbottom's last chance to end Jamie Whincup’s V8 Supercars hegemony

Mark Fogarty If Mark Winterbottom is going to end Jamie Whincup’s V8 Supercars title reign, he will have to find more speed – and a lot more luck – in the endurance races that traditionally...

Pole position for Whincup at Sandown

V8 Supercar pacesetter Jamie Whincup in his Holden at Sandown on Saturday.

Mark Fogarty It is no surprise that V8 Supercars champion Jamie Whincup will start the Sandown 500 from pole position. He is, after all, the modern master of the qualifying lap.

Nissan extends supercar commitment

Pacesetter: Jamie Whincup’s Triple Eight Holden Commodore  was quickest in practice on Friday for the Sandown 500.

Mark Fogarty Nissan has confirmed an extension of its commitment to a factory backed team in V8 Supercars until the end of 2016.

Motor sport

Rally legend Neal Bates motors on after induction to ACT Sport Hall of Fame

Rally legend: Canberra's Neal Bates.

Chris Dutton Rally legend Neal Bates will delay his racing retirement until the sport's young stars start to beat the 49-year-old.

Channel Ten keen to retain formula one television rights

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Mark Fogarty Channel 10 has declared its determination to retain the Formula 1 television rights for at least another five years from 2016.

Will Power eager for more Australian motorsport glory

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Ed Jackson The IndyCar championship is finally in his grasp and Will Power says he wants Daniel Ricciardo to make it an Australian double in 2014.

V8 Supercars puts international plans on hold

Mark Winterbottom during race 11 which is round four of the V8 Super Championship Series at Pukekohe Park Raceway in Pukekohe, New Zealand, earlier this year.

Mark Fogarty V8 Supercars has put its international race aspirations on hold to consolidate at home while a new TV deal is bedded in next year.

V8 Supercar enduros can shape the season and beyond

Jamie Whincup and Paul Dumbrell celebrate after they won the Sandown 500 last year.

Mark Fogarty It’s known as the V8 Season Of Endurance, but for some drivers and teams, it refers to the time of year when they’re holding out for new horizons rather than the annual three-event run of...

Adelaide's Richie Crampton wins Top Fuel drag car event at US Nationals at first attempt

Hitting the big time: Adelaide's Richie Crampton won the Top Fuel drag car division at the US Nationals.

David McCowen Adelaide's Richie Crampton won the Top Fuel drag car title at the US Nationals last weekend, capping a meteoric rise to fame.