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Lowndes admits to keeping retirement emotions in check

Craig Lowndes admits he was at times challenged to keep his emotions in check during the Townsville weekend.

Tickford moving on after Stanaway tiff

Tickford Racing boss Tim Edwards says both he and driver Richie Stanaway have moved on from their drifting-related tiff in Townsville.

Drivers point fingers after nasty Townsville shunt

Michael Caruso and Anton De Pasquale are both adamant they aren't to blame for the nasty shunt that took Caruso out of today's Townsville 400.

Townsville Supercars: Van Gisbergen completes Holden sweep

Shane van Gisbergen capped off a perfect weekend for the Red Bull Holden squad in Townsville, leading home Jamie Whincup in the team's second one-two in as many days.

Townsville Supercars: Van Gisbergen seals Shootout pole

Shane van Gisbergen will start today's 200-kilometre Supercars race from pole positions after topping the Top 10 Shootout.

Townsville Supercars: Van Gisbergen takes provisional pole

Shane van Gisbergen will run last in the Top 10 Shootout in Townsville today after topping regular qualifying.

Townsville Supercars: Whincup cruises to Saturday race win

Jamie Whincup dominated the opening leg of the Townsville 400, comfortably leading home teammate Shane van Gisbergen to keep his slim title hopes alive.

Townsville Supercars: McLaughlin takes eighth season pole

Scott McLaughlin will start from pole for the eighth time this season later today, after eclipsing Jamie Whincup by 0.05s in qualifying in Townsville.

Townsville Supercars: Whincup dominates second practice

Jamie Whincup comfortably topped the second and final Friday Supercars practice session in Townsville.

Percat to run Dunlop livery in Townsville

Nick Percat's Brad Jones Racing Holden will run in Dunlop colours at this weekend's Townsville Supercars round.

Female driver joins Australian Toyota series

Rising female star Emily Duggan will join the Toyota 86 Racing Series for the remainder of the 2018 season.

Erebus opts for temporary Queensland base

Erebus Motorsport has elected to base its Holdens in rural Queensland between the Darwin and Townsville Supercars rounds, rather than returning to its HQ in Melbourne.

Drone pilot charged by police for Townsville Supercars flight

A 17-year-old has been charged by police in Townsville after flying a drone during the Townsville 400 Supercars event earlier this month.

Townsville Supercars: Whincup breaks through for 105th win

Jamie Whincup won a record-equaling 105th career Supercars race in Townsville, after a tense showdown with title rival Scott McLaughlin.

Townsville Australian GT: Twigg cruises to Race 3 win

Mercedes driver Max Twigg cruised to victory in the third and final Australian GT Championship race in Townsville.

Townsville Supercars: McLaughlin flies to ninth season pole

Scott McLaughlin grabbed his ninth pole of the Supercars season with a record-breaking lap in the Top 10 Shootout in Townsville.

Townsville Supercars: McLaughlin storms to provisional pole

Scott McLaughlin will run last in today’s Top 10 Shootout in Townsville after storming to provisional pole in regular qualifying.

Townsville Australian GT: Wood holds on for Race 2 win

Glen Wood survived a spirited chase from Kelvin van der Linde to win the second Australian GT Championship race in Townsville.

Townsville Supercars: McLaughlin wins, takes points lead

Scott McLaughlin has taken over as the Supercars points leader thanks to a controlled victory over Jamie Whincup on the streets of Townsville.

Townsville Australian GT: Talbot wins crash-affected opener

Liam Talbot won a crash and penalty-affected Australian GT Championship opener on the streets of Townsville.

Townsville Supercars: McLaughlin takes record-breaking pole

Scott McLaughlin broke the unofficial lap record in Townsville on his way to an eighth pole of the Supercars season.

Townsville Supercars: Mostert fastest in final Friday practice

Chaz Mostert topped the final practice session in Townsville, beating Scott McLaughlin to P1 with a stunning late lap.

Townsville Supercars: Reynolds tops opening practice

David Reynolds topped the opening Supercars practice session on the streets of Townsville.

Livery tweak for Bright Ford

Jason Bright will run a tweaked livery on his Mega-backed Prodrive Racing Australia Ford for the remainder of the Supercars season.

Winterbottom counting on Townsville turnaround

Mark Winterbottom says his poor Darwin form shouldn’t impact this weekend’s Townsville Supercars round, given the differences in the two circuits.

Reynolds targeting Supercars wins for Erebus

David Reynolds says he and Erebus can contend for race victories in Supercars now the team has started to turn its qualifying form around.

Driver’s Eye View: Townsville

After Townsville it’s clear that team-mates Jamie Whincup and Shane van Gisbergen are both proper title contenders. Will that turn them in to the new Lewis and Nico? Tony D’Alberto looks at that and more.

Words with Cam Waters: Charging Home

Supercars star and columnist Cam Waters capped off a solid weekend in Townsville with a charging finish to take sixth on Sunday. Here’s his thoughts on how it all went down.

Townsville Supercars: Van Gisbergen holds on for Sunday win

Shane van Gisbergen won an eventful second Supercars race in Townsville, with James Courtney and Mark Winterbottom drag racing to the finish for second.

Townsville Supercars: Winterbottom tops Shootout to take pole

Mark Winterbottom came out on top of the Top 10 Shootout to secure pole position for today’s 200-kilometre Supercars race in Townsville.

Townsville Australian GT: Quinn takes last-lap win

Klark Quinn clean-swept the Townsville round of the Australian GT Championship with a last-lap pass to win Race 2.

Townsville Supercars: Van Gisbergen takes provisional Sunday pole

Shane van Gisbergen will run last in today’s Top 10 Shootout after topping qualifying on the streets of Townsville.

Townsville Supercars: Whincup survives late caution to win

A two-lap dash to the flag following a late Safety Car couldn't stop Jamie Whincup from taking a comfortable win on the streets of Townsville.

Townsville Supercars: Whincup storms to Saturday pole

Jamie Whincup secured his first pole position of the 2016 season after topping qualifying for the first leg of the Townsville 400.

Townsville Supercars: Whincup bounces back in Practice 2

Jamie Whincup topped the second Supercars practice session for the Townsville 400, he and Triple Eight hitting back after a tough first session.

Townsville Supercars: Reynolds tops opening practice

A last-second lap from David Reynolds has seen the Erebus driver top the opening Supercars practice session on the streets of Townsville.

Townsville ‘fear’ over, says Winterbottom

Mark Winterbottom says the Prodrive Racing Australia will head to Townsville with confidence this weekend, thanks to his breakthrough double win 12 months ago.

Livery tweak for Todd Kelly

Todd Kelly will run a Boatsales livery on his Nissan Supercar at this weekend’s Townsville 400.

Slade to run one-off livery in Townsville

The covers have come off a special one-off livery for Brad Jones Racing driver Tim Slade ahead of this weekend’s Townsville 400.

Driver’s Eye View: Townsville

Was David Reynolds too kind on Mark Winterbottom in the closing stages of Saturday’s race? And why did Fabian Coulthard get that odd spinning wheels penalty on Sunday? Tony D’Alberto tucks into it all in the latest Driver’s Eye View.

Insights with Rick Kelly: Breaking down a whole weekend

In this week’s column, V8 Supercars driver/team owner/TV personality Rick Kelly takes your through a comprehensive break-down of what a race weekend looks like for him.

Winterbottom doubles up in Townsville

Mark Winterbottom took his second V8 Supercars win in as many days on the streets of Townsville after a tense 200-kilometre encounter.

Winterbottom takes provisional Sunday pole

Mark Winterbottom will run last in today’s Top 10 Shootout, after taking provisional pole in this morning’s 20-minute qualifying session in Townsville.

Winterbottom holds out Reynolds to win opening V8 race

Mark Winterbottom held off a hard-charging David Reynolds to win Saturday’s V8 Supercars race on the streets of Townsville.

Erebus clean sweeps V8 warm-up

Erebus drivers Will Davison and Ash Walsh led the way in this morning’s V8 Supercars warm-up in Townsville.

Mostert leads Percat in third V8 practice

Title contender Chaz Mostert edged out Nick Percat to lead the way in Friday’s final V8 Supercars practice session in Townsville.

Davison tops second V8 practice

Will Davison topped the times in the second V8 Supercars practice session on the streets of Townsville this morning.

Winterbottom sets blistering pace in Townsville

Mark Winterbottom topped the first of three Friday V8 Supercars practice sessions on the streets of Townsville this morning.

Lowndes ready to break Townsville duck

V8 Supercars star Craig Lowndes says he is ready to finally chalk up a win on the streets of Townsville this weekend.

Winterbottom focussed on driving style change

Mark Winterbottom may be leading the V8 Supercars championship, but he says he has to change his driving style if he’s to really get the best out of the FG X package.

Bright closing in on 500 starts

Jason Bright will make his 500th Australian Touring Car Championship/V8 Supercars start in Townsville next weekend – and he says he’s only just this year learnt how to get a V8 off the line.