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Reynolds explains last-corner 'dick move'

David Reynolds has explained the self-proclaimed "dick move" at the final corner that almost cost him an important podium in Perth this afternoon.

McLaughlin hails career-best race after shock Perth win

Scott McLaughlin reckons his charge from 19th on the grid to a comprehensive win today at Barbagallo Raceway was the drive of his Supercars career.

Perth Supercars: McLaughlin wins from 19th on the grid

Scott McLaughlin turned a poor qualifying performance into a shock victory in Perth, beating David Reynolds and Craig Lowndes to take his fourth consecutive Supercars race win.

Perth Supercars: Van Gisbergen on pole, Penske Fords out in Q1

Shane van Gisbergen led a Red Bull Holden one-two in Sunday qualifying in Perth, while both Penske Fords failed to get out of Q1.

Perth Supercars: Whincup fastest, McLaughlin forced into Q1

Jamie Whincup topped a frantic wet-dry final practice session at Barbagallo Raceway, while Scott McLaughlin will have to go the long way in qualifying after missing an automatic Q2 spot.

Perth Supercars: McLaughlin dominates opening race

Scott McLaughlin has now won three Supercars races on the trot, after a dominant display in the first race at Barbagallo Raceway.

Perth Supercars: McLaughlin on pole, Red Bulls miss Q3

Scott McLaughlin took pole position for this afternoon's opening Supercars race at Barbagallo Raceway, while both factory Holdens will start outside the Top 10 after being knocked out of Q2.

Perth Supercars: Davison fastest in final practice

Will Davison led the Supercars field in the final practice session before qualifying at Barbagallo Raceway.

Perth Supercars: McLaughlin ends Friday on top

Scott McLaughlin finished Friday's running at Barbagallo Raceway as the pacesetter, while David Reynolds and Craig Lowndes both missed out on automatic Q2 spots.

Perth Supercars: Heimgartner quickest in first practice

Nissan's Andre Hiemgartner was the surprise pacesetter from the opening Supercars practice session at Barbagallo Raceway in Perth.

Craig Lowndes calls for Perth pit entry changes

Craig Lowndes has suggested changes need to be made to the pit entry at Barbagallo Raceway in Perth, after being spun on his way into the lane during yesterday’s race.

McLaughlin: Supercars title contention ‘back in reach’

Scott McLaughlin says his 300-point weekend has given his title chances a boost, with the DJR Team Penske driver now just 31 points shy of teammate Fabian Coulthard.

Perth Supercars: McLaughlin dominates second race

Scott McLaughlin completed the Barbagallo Raceway clean sweep with a straightforward victory in today’s 200-kilometre race.

Perth Australian GT: Major takes Race 2 honours

Lamborghini driver Pete Major cruised to victory in today’s second one-hour Australian GT Championship race at Barbagallo Raceway.

Perth Supercars: McLaughlin pips Mostert for pole

Scott McLaughlin backed up his Saturday race win by edging Chaz Mostert for pole for Sunday’s 83-lap encounter.

Jamie Whincup calm on Penske pace advantage

Jamie Whincup says DJR Team Penske’s runaway form is a symptom of the ‘swings and roundabouts’ nature of motor racing, and reiterated Triple Eight’s desire to grind out the championship fight.

McLaughlin reflects on race-changing radio error

Scott McLaughlin says it was a radio miscommunication that saw him emerge in the lead after the stops during today’s Supercars race in Perth, and that he otherwise might have needed to fight his way past Fabian Coulthard in the second stint.

Perth Supercars: McLaughlin wins as Penske dominates

Scott McLaughlin and Fabian Coulthard made light work of the first Supercars race of the weekend at Barbagallo Raceway, the DJR Team Penske pair cruising to an emphatic 1-2.

Perth Australian GT: Talbot cruises to Race 1 win

Walkinshaw Porsche driver Liam Talbot took a controlled win as the third round of the Australian GT Championship kicked off at Barbagall Raceway.

Perth Supercars: Coulthard leads Penske front row lockout

Fabian Coulthard and Scott McLaughlin dominated qualifying for Race 1 in Perth, the DJR Team Penske pair more than three tenths clear of the rest of the field.

Perth Supercars: McLaughlin lowers record in final practice

Scott McLaughlin lowered the practice lap record en route to topping the final pre-qualifying session at Barbagallo Raceway, while all three Triple Eight drivers struggled to set a time.

Brabham "not intimidated" by Supercars stars

Matt Brabham has no interest in the intimidation tactics from the established Supercars stars, as he looks to make his debut in the ultra-competitive Touring Car series this weekend.

Perth Supercars: Van Gisbergen breaks practice lap record

Shane van Gisbergen topped the second and final practice session of the day in Perth with a record-breaking time.

Perth Supercars: Tander sets early practice pace

Garth Tander kicked off his home race weekend by topping the first Supercars practice session at Barbagallo Raceway.

Green light for Brabham Supercars deal

Matt Brabham’s surprise Supercars debut is set to go ahead, with the Indy 500 starter joining LD Motorsport for a one-off start in Western Australia after securing the green light for a CAMS Superlicence.

New livery for Todd Kelly's Altima

Todd Kelly’s Nissan Altima will switch to a fresh white and blue look for this weekend’s Perth Supercars round, as his rolling sponsorship programme continues.

Words with Cam Waters: "The longest 15 minutes of my life"

Monster Energy V8 Supercars driver Cam Waters went to Barbagallo Raceway focussed on qualifying well. But even he didn’t predict he'd bag his maiden main series pole position.

Hard-fought Perth win a V8s highlight for Winterbottom

Mark Winterbottom says his measured drive to win yesterday’s V8 Supercars race at Barbagallo Raceway is a career highlight, particularly given his disappointing result on Saturday.

Podium a big boost for Volvo V8 team, says McLaughlin

Scott McLaughlin says his second-place finish at Barbagallo Raceway today left Volvo GRM team boss Garry Rogers “in tears”, following a tough week for the squad.

Winterbottom: “I thought it was race over”

Mark Winterbottom says he thought his chance of winning Sunday’s V8 Supercars race at Barbagallo was gone when he became involved in a late-race stoush with backmarker Aaren Russell.

Barbagallo V8s: Winterbottom hangs on to win Sunday thriller

Mark Winterbottom turned a risky two-stop strategy into a thrilling victory at Barbagallo Raceway today.

Barbagallo V8s: Mostert pips Lowndes for Sunday pole

Chaz Mostert will start today’s 250-kilometre V8 Supercars race at Barbagallo Raceway from pole position after edging our Craig Lowndes in qualifying.

Lowndes hails “strange” strategy call

Barbagallo race winner Craig Lowndes admits he thought engineer Ludo Lacroix’s decision to make a second stop mid-way through today’s 120-kilometre opener was “strange”.

Barbagallo V8s: Lowndes charges to stunning Race 1 win

A strategic gamble turned into a stunning win for veteran V8 Supercars star Craig Lowndes at Barbagallo Raceway.

Barbagallo Australian GT: Mclaughlan wins opener

Steve McLaughlan took a somewhat surprising win away from today’s opening 60-minute Australian GT Championship race at Barbagallo Raceway.

Barbagallo V8s: Waters takes shock maiden pole

Prodrive young gun Cam Waters will start today’s V8 Supercars race from pole position after mastering a slippery Barbagallo Raceway in a weather-affected qualifying session.

Barbagallo V8s: Winterbottom fastest in wet final practice

Mark Winterbottom emerged on top from a fully wet final V8 Supercars practice session at Barbagallo Raceway.

Barbagallo V8s: McLaughlin puts Volvo on top in WA

Just days after the shock announcement of Volvo’s exit from V8 Supercars, Scott McLaughlin put the factory squad on top in the first V8 Supercars practice session at Barbagallo Raceway.

Words with Cam Waters: The Western Front

Western Australia is home to one of the most unique circuits on the V8 Supercars calendar. And after clean-sweeping there in the Dunlop Series last year, Cam Waters can’t wait to get back there this weekend.

Courtney apologises for taking Tander out

James Courtney has apologised for taking his team-mate Garth Tander out of today’s second V8 Supercars race at Winton.

Erebus has ‘come of age’ – Klimenko

Team owner Betty Klimenko points to successful Perth weekend as a turning point for Erebus Motorsport.

Tyres, engine cost McLaughlin Top 10

Scott McLaughlin says an engine misfire during Sunday’s V8 Supercars race at Barbagallo Raceway cost him a decent result.

Mostert: ‘Nobody would have caught us’

Prodrive Racing Australia driver Chaz Mostert is confident he could have won Sunday’s V8 Supercars race in Perth had it not been for a poorly-timed safety car.

Driver’s Eye View: Barbagallo Raceway

V8 Supercar endurance driver Tony D’Alberto joins as part of our comprehensive post-event coverage, offering his expert take on the crash and bash from each wild weekend of racing.

Coulthard slams quick fire officials

Fabian Coulthard says the V8 Supercars officials didn’t even give him a chance to pluck reverse gear before waving the red flag after he went off in qualifying.

Davison: ‘You dream of races like that’

Will Davison says his Barbagallo Raceway victory was the sort of race dreams are made of.

Davison denies Lowndes to take shock win in Perth

Will Davison denied Craig Lowndes his 100th V8 Supercars win by taking a shock victory for Erebus at Barbagallo Raceway.

Mostert poles, Holdsworth rolls

Chaz Mostert took pole for today’s 200-kilometre V8 Supercars race, while Lee Holdsworth’s session ended early with a roll-over in the notoriously deep Barbagallo Raceway sand.

Lowndes: Soft tyre speed key

Craig Lowndes says it will be the soft tyre stint that will be the key to success in today’s 200 kilometre V8 Supercars race at Barbagallo Raceway.

Van Gisbergen purposely throws Saturday for Sunday

V8 Supercars title contender Shane van Gisbergen admits that his poor Saturday form was all about saving tyres for today’s 200-kilometre main race.

Winterbottom: ‘I was nervous before qualifying’

Despite two front row starts and two wins from today’s two V8 Supercars races, Mark Winterbottom says he was nervous about his speed before qualifying at Barbagallo Raceway this morning.

Whincup “almost embarrassed” with podium finish

Jamie Whincup says his Race 8 podium finish belies how much he and Triple Eight struggled at Barbagallo Raceway today.

Winterbottom doubles up with second win in Perth

Mark Winterbottom cruised to victory in today’s second V8 Supercars race for Ford Performance Racing at Barbagallo.

Winterbottom heads Prodrive 1-2

Mark Winterbottom drew first blood at Barbagallo Raceway, winning the weekend’s first race comfortably from team-mate Chaz Mostert.

Mostert, Winterbottom share V8 poles in Perth

Prodrive Racing Australia made a perfect start to Saturday’s V8 Supercars action at Barbagallo Raceway, with Chaz Mostert and Mark Winterbottom sharing the poles for Races 7 and 8.

Friday practice pointless, says Slade

Friday pace-setter Tim Slade says between Barbagallo Raceway’s abrasive surface, and V8 Supercars’ practice tyre allocation rules, practice means nothing in Perth.

Slade tops second V8 Supercars practice

Walkinshaw Racing’s Tim Slade topped the second V8 Supercars practice session at Barbagallo Raceway.

Wall shock leader after first V8 Supercars practice

Volvo driver David Wall surprised the field by being fastest in the first one-hour V8 Supercars practice session at Barbagallo Raceway.

McLaughlin not expecting Perth miracle

V8 Supercars driver Scott McLaughlin says he isn’t expecting to repeat Volvo’s heroics in Western Australia this time around.