Andrew van Leeuwen

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Tasmania Supercars: Mostert takes first Holden win

Chaz Mostert put in a flawless drive at Symmons Plains to win his first race since joining Walkinshaw Andretti United.

Van Gisbergen responds to Supercars parity claims

Shane van Gisbergen has responded to "emotional" calls for a parity review from one of his Supercars rivals. 

Tasmania Supercars: Whincup snaps van Gisbergen's winning streak

Jamie Whincup snapped Shane van Gisbergen's seven-race winning streak with a well-crafted victory at Symmons Plains.

Ambrose to drive Dick Johnson Racing Mustang

Marcos Ambrose will cut a handful of laps in a Dick Johnson Racing at Symmons Plains tomorrow morning.  

Tasmania Supercars: Van Gisbergen takes seventh straight win

Shane van Gisbergen dominated the opening heat of the Tasmania SuperSprint at Symmons Plains.

Tasmania Supercars: Van Gisbergen storms to record pole

Shane van Gisbergen broke the Symmons Plains qualifying lap record on his way to a dominant pole position.

Tasmania Supercars: Waters tops first practice

Cam Waters set the pace in a typically tight first practice session for the Tasmania SuperSprint.

Pukekohe favourite to host Supercars in 2021

Pukekohe has emerged as the favourite to host New Zealand's Supercars round later this year.

Supercars set to drop in-car roll bar adjustment

Supercars is set to drop in-car rollbar adjustment as part of its 2022 Gen3 rules.

Two suppliers for prototype Gen3 chassis

Separate suppliers have been engaged to build the initial two prototype Gen3 Supercars chassis.

Tickford locks in three-round Supercars wildcard

Thomas Randle will make three wildcards starts for Tickford Racing at Supercars sprint rounds this season.

2021 Supercars Tasmania SuperSprint session times and preview

Shane van Gisbergen could become just the third driver in Supercars history to win more than six consecutive races at Symmons Plains this weekend.

Supercars broadens promotional material ban

Supercars has tightened its rules on visible promotional material during TV segments.

Ambrose joins Supercars TV team

Marcos Ambrose will join the Supercars broadcast team for this weekend's Tasmania SuperSprint.

Winterbottom reveals cracked chassis woes

Mark Winterbottom says the post-season revelation of cracks in his chassis explained an inconsistent end to his 2020 Supercars campaign.

Supercars re-opens all eight Bathurst 1000 campsites

Supercars will have all eight campsites back up and running for this year's Bathurst 1000.

Engine tweak coming for Holden Supercars teams

A number of Holden teams, including series leader Triple Eight Race Engineering, will have an updated engine package at their disposal at some point during the 2021 Supercars season.

Van Gisbergen off painkillers since Sandown

Shane van Gisbergen says he's been off painkillers since last month's Sandown round to better track the recovery of his broken collarbone and ribs.

Bamber joins KGR for 2021 Bathurst 1000

Kelly Grove Racing has signed Le Mans winner Earl Bamber for the 2021 Bathurst 1000.

Walkinshaw Racing reacts to Supercars engine breach

Walkinshaw Racing says Supercars-mandated engine changes and COVID-19 lockdowns contributed to a controversial engine breach at Bathurst earlier this year.

Super2 rocked by Bathurst engine breach

Jordan Boys has been stripped of his maiden Super2 win after an engine breach was found to have provided a performance advantage.

Tickford, BRT among potential entry suitors

Tickford Racing and the Blanchard Racing Team could be among the suitors for the two 2022 entries that Supercars has put on the market.

Supercars opens 2022 entry tender

Supercars has formally opened the tender process for two spare Racing Entitlements Contracts that could join the grid next season.

Davison keen on family Bathurst 6 Hour entry

Will Davison has teased the idea of a family-run Ford Mustang entry at the Bathurst 6 Hour in the future.

New Zealand bubble boost for Supercars

Supercars should be free to race in New Zealand later this year thanks to a travel bubble that will come into effect this month.

Supercars border dash ends early

Queensland-based Supercars teams have returned home now the threat of the Brisbane COVID-19 outbreak has subsided.

Van Gisbergen claims Bathurst Triple Crown
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Van Gisbergen claims Bathurst Triple Crown

Shane van Gisbergen has become just the second driver to win the Bathurst Triple Crown.

Bathurst TCR: Mostert beats Cameron in opener Bathurst
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Bathurst TCR: Mostert beats Cameron in opener

Chaz Mostert ran down Aaron Cameron to win the first ever TCR Australia race at Mount Panorama.

New Albert Park layout will be five seconds faster
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New Albert Park layout will be five seconds faster

The new-look Albert Park layout will see Formula 1 qualifying laptimes drop by as much as five seconds, according to the Australian Grand Prix Corporation.

Randle set to join Supercars field at The Bend

Tickford Racing is poised to kick off its wildcard programme with Thomas Randle at The Bend in May.

Tasmania Supercars round postponed by a week

Supercars has postponed the upcoming Tasmania SuperSprint by a week in response the COVID-19 outbreak in Queensland.

Supercars teams begin to cross border

The Queensland-based Supercars teams have started their migration across the New South Wales border in a bid to ensure the third round of the season goes ahead.

Vettel not good at handling F1 pressure - Berger

Pressure is to blame for Sebastian Vettel's ongoing run of relatively poor form, says former Formula 1 driver Gerhard Berger.

Walsh inks Bathurst 1000 comeback

Ash Walsh will return to the Bathurst 1000 this year thanks to a deal to partner Jack Smith at Brad Jones Racing.

Supercars teams may make border dash

Queensland-based Supercars teams may head for the New South Wales border as soon as tomorrow as their home state continues to deal with a new COVID-19 outbreak.

Sandown redevelopment threat growing – report

A move to rezone Sandown Raceway and have the site redeveloped into 7500 new homes is gaining traction according to a local report.

Bathurst winner relishing grassroots return

Bathurst 1000 winner Todd Kelly is relishing a return to grassroots motorsport as his son Mason steps up to circuit racing.

Border reprieve for Bathurst 6 Hour

New South Wales has left its border open to Queensland in what is a reprieve for this weekend's Bathurst 6 Hour.

Supercars facing fresh border threat

Supercars is facing a new border headache after Tasmania announced a 14-day self-isolation order for arrivals from Brisbane.

Lockdown casts doubt over Bathurst 6 Hour

A snap three-day lockdown in Brisbane has cast doubt over this weekend's Bathurst 6 Hour.

Rivals need to race van Gisbergen harder – McLaughlin

Scott McLaughlin says Shane van Gisbergen isn't being pushed hard enough at the front of the Supercars field.

Fiore joins Hazelwood for Bathurst 1000

Brad Jones Racing has confirmed that Dean Fiore will partner Todd Hazelwood at the 2021 Bathurst 1000.

Supercars team owner Walkinshaw contracted COVID-19

Supercars team owner Ryan Walkinshaw was hospitalised during a battle with COVID-19 earlier this year.

Larkham against paddle shift in Supercars

Mark Larkham has called on Supercars to abandon plans to move to paddle shift as part of its new Gen3 regulations.

Tander joins TCR field for Bathurst

Garth Tander will join the TCR Australia field for the category's debut at the famous Mount Panorama circuit over the Easter weekend.

Triple Eight: Whincup "missing by a whisker"

Jamie Whincup is just a "whisker" away from winning races, says Triple Eight team manager Mark Dutton.

Scans reveal van Gisbergen broke ribs in crash

Scans on Shane van Gisbergen's broken collarbone have belatedly revealed he also cracked three ribs when he crashed his mountain bike.

Reynolds surprised by fume inhalation

David Reynolds says his Kelly Grove Racing team will investigate how fumes got into the cabin and made him sick during one of Sunday's Supercars races at Sandown.

Uncertainty over Supercars engine supply

There is uncertainty around the future of in-house engine programmes in Supercars ahead of the introduction of the Gen3 ruleset.

Crompton makes Supercars comeback

Neil Crompton drove a Walkinshaw Andretti United Supercar at Sandown Raceway today.

Van Gisbergen turned to bike stars for help

Shane van Gisbergen turned to two-wheel superstars Chad Reed and Toby Price to help his recovery from a broken collarbone.

Morris set for Erebus Supercars laps

Nash Morris is set to cut his first laps in a main game Supercar at Sandown today.

McLaughlin defends DJR from fan "attack"

Former Dick Johnson Racing driver Scott McLaughlin has called out critics of the squad's early-season form on social media.

Ryan slams critics after Sandown podium

Erebus CEO Barry Ryan has delivered a passionate message to his squad's critics off the back of Brodie Kostecki's maiden Supercars podium at Sandown.

Sandown Supercars: Van Gisbergen keeps perfect run alive

Shane van Gisbergen remains unbeaten in the 2021 Supercars season after winning his fifth race in a row at Sandown. 

Mostert feels he "deserved a trophy" from wild second race

Chaz Mostert feels he "deserved a trophy" from a wild second race at Sandown that saw him twice make contact with other cars at Turn 1.

Sandown Supercars: Van Gisbergen wins, rivals clash in Race 2

Shane van Gisbergen prevailed in mixed conditions to win Race 2 at Sandown, while dramatic late contact decided the fight for second place.

Sandown Supercars: Van Gisbergen sweeps Sunday poles

Shane van Gisbergen will start both of today's Supercars races from pole position after dominating two wet qualifying sessions.

Sandown S5000: Golding wins confusing first heat

James Golding won a confusing, weather-affected opening S5000 heat race at Sandown.

'Weird' wheel compromise helped van Gisbergen

Shane van Gisbergen says a 'weird' steering wheel position helped him take one of the greatest ever Supercars wins while nursing a broken collarbone.