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New Formula Ford for Australia

Australia will introduce a new-spec, multi-manufacturer Formula Ford for its national championship in 2024.

Mawson seals back-to-back Gold Star titles

Joey Mawson is now a two-time S5000 Australian Drivers' Champion following the conclusion of the Gold Star season in Darwin.

Darwin S5000: Webster dominates opener

Cooper Webster dominated the opening race of the final S5000 Australian Drivers' Championship round at Hidden Valley.

S5000 Gold Star season cut short

The Australian Drivers' Championship will be decided at this month's Darwin Triple Crown rather than at Sandown in September.

Sydney S5000: Cameron, Webster share Sunday wins

Aaron Cameron and Cooper Webster took a win apiece from the two Australian Drivers' Championship races at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Sydney S5000: Mawson edges Cameron in Race 1

Joey Mawson held off a determined charge from Aaron Cameron to win the first ever night time S5000 race at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Supercars team boss to make Formula Ford comeback

Supercars team boss Tim Blanchard will make a return to the Australian Formula Ford Series at Winton next week.

TRS cars homologated for W Series swap

A fleet of 18 Toyota Racing Series cars has been formally homologated under the Formula Regional regulations ahead of their W Series debut this month.

Albert Park S5000: Mawson dominates final race

Reigning Australian Drivers' Champion Joey Mawson dominated the final of three S5000 races at Albert Park.

Albert Park S5000: Crash cuts Race 2 short

Shae Davies was declared the winner of a crash-affected second S5000 race at Albert Park.

Albert Park S5000: Mawson wins Race 1 thriller

Joey Mawson held off Aaron Cameron in a thrilling opening S5000 race at Albert Park.

Bargwanna to race S5000 at Albert Park

Ben Bargwanna will rejoin the S5000 grid for next week's Australian Grand Prix.

Toyota Racing Series to loan cars to W Series

The Toyota Racing Series will loan 18 of its FT60 cars to the W Series to be used at two separate events this season.

Full S5000 field for Albert Park

A full field of 17 V8-powered S5000s will line up at Albert Park on the Australian Grand Prix weekend.

Phillip Island S5000: Mawson holds off Golding in finale

Joey Mawson held off James Golding in the S5000 feature race at Phillip Island to seal the second round of the 2022 Australian Drivers' Championship.

Phillip Island S5000: Macrow controls Race 2

Tim Macrow took a controlled win from the second Australian Drivers' Championship race at Phillip Island.

Phillip Island S5000: Golding wins opener

James Golding dominated the opening race of the second round of the Australian Drivers' Championship at Phillip Island.

Ex-Supercars driver Goddard inks S5000 deal

Zane Goddard has signed a two-round deal to drive for Team BRM in the Australian Drivers' Championship.

Toyota Racing Series eyeing "normal" 2023 season

The Toyota Racing Series is confident it can host a "normal" campaign early next year.

Full 2022 Australian GP schedule revealed Ferrari launch
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Full 2022 Australian GP schedule revealed

The full track schedule for the 2022 Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park has been revealed.

Tasmania S5000: Macrow victorious in Race 3, trouble for Golding

James Macrow made it three different race winners in the opening round of the S5000 series at Symmons Plains, taking a convincing victory over Cooper Webster.

Tasmania S5000: Fife cruises to win in Race 2, Mawson retires

Josh Fife took a dominant victory in the second S5000 race of the season in Tasmania, while reigning champion Joey Mawson retired early after being taken out by teammate Tim Slade

Tasmania S5000: Mawson wins to start Gold Star defence

Joey Mawson kicked off his Gold Star defence by winning the opening round of the 2022 Australian Drivers' Championship.

Tasmania S5000: Golding takes pole with record lap

James Golding secured the first pole position of the 2022 Australian Drivers' Championship season with a record-breaking lap at Symmons Plains.

Talent named for SpeedSeries broadcast

The Australian Racing Group has named the primary TV talent that will feature as part of its new broadcast deal with Stan Sport.

Formula Ford champion to win a Supercars test

Famous Supercars squad Dick Johnson Racing will give the 2022 Australian Formula Ford Champion a test in one of its Mustangs.

Slade joins S5000 field for Tasmania

Supercars star Tim Slade will make his S5000 debut at Symmons Plains this weekend.

ARG backing multi-million dollar streaming move

The Australian Racing Group is backing its multi-million dollar move from free-to-air TV to streaming service Stan Sport.

New TCR Australia, S5000 TV deal confirmed

The Australian Racing Group has inked a new TV deal with streaming service Stan Sport for the 2022 season.

TCR Australia, S5000 set for new TV deal

TCR Australia and S5000 look set to move to Stan Sport as part of the streaming platform's huge push into motorsport.

Sydney added to S5000, TCR Australia schedules

Sydney Motorsport Park has been formally added to the 2022 S5000 and TCR Australia schedules.

2022 New Zealand Grand Prix cancelled

The 2022 running of the New Zealand Grand Prix has been cancelled due to the country's ongoing border controls.

Penrose wins funded New Zealand Grand Prix seat

James Penrose has won the funded drive on offer for the 2022 New Zealand Grand Prix.

S5000 to race at Albert Park, Gold Coast in 2022
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S5000 to race at Albert Park, Gold Coast in 2022

S5000 has unveiled a nine-round 2022 season that includes the Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park and the Gold Coast.

Triple-header could open Australian racing season

A triple-header of high-profile events is set to kick off the Australian motor racing season in 2022.

Bathurst S5000: Finale cut short by huge crash

The final race of the S5000 Tasman Series at Bathurst was cut short by a frightening crash involving Aaron Cameron and Luis Leeds.

Bathurst S5000: High-speed crash shortens Race 3

James Golding won a third S5000 Tasman Series race at Bathurst shortened by a frightening crash between Joey Mawson and Jordan Boys.

Bathurst S5000: Macrow wins second shortened race

Tim Macrow won a second S5000 Tasman Series race cut short by crashes at Mount Panorama.

Bathurst S5000: Golding wins crash-affected opener

James Golding beat teammates Nathan Herne and Aaron Cameron in a shortened opening S5000 race at Mount Panorama.

Cameron breaks Bathurst two-minute barrier

Aaron Cameron joined the small number of drivers to have lapped Mount Panorama in less than two minutes in S5000 qualifying.

S5000 power cut for Bathurst debut

The S5000 field has been given a horsepower haircut for its competitive debut at the famous Mount Panorama circuit.

Shortlist for funded NZ Grand Prix drive revealed

Seven young Kiwis have made the shortlist for a drive in the 2022 New Zealand Grand Prix funded by Castrol.

S5000 joins Supercars in Darwin
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S5000 joins Supercars in Darwin

S5000 will join Supercars at the Darwin Triple Crown in 2022.

Sydney S5000: Macrow takes early Tasman Series lead

Tim Macrow took an early lead in the S5000 Tasman Series with a win and a fifth from today's first two races.

12-car field for S5000 Tasman Series

A 12-car field has been set for the twin-round S5000 Tasman Series that will kick off at Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend.

Ex-F1 driver Merhi joins S5000 field

Former Formula 1 driver Roberto Merhi will join the S5000 field for the upcoming Tasman Series in Sydney and Bathurst.

Format locked in for S5000 Tasman Series
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Format locked in for S5000 Tasman Series

The format for the seven-race Tasman Series, which will see S5000 drivers compete for a $50,000 prize pool, has been locked in.

Funded NZ Grand Prix drive up for grabs

Castrol has put a funded drive in the New Zealand Grand Prix on offer for young Kiwi drivers.

Bargwanna joins S5000 field for Sydney

Ben Bargwanna will contest the opening round of the S5000 Tasman Series at Sydney Motorsport Park next month.

McLaughlin wants New Zealand Grand Prix start

IndyCar Rookie of the Year Scott McLaughlin has a New Zealand Grand Prix start on his bucket list.

Ambrose to lead new young driver programme
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Ambrose to lead new young driver programme

NASCAR race winner Marcos Ambrose will head up a new young driver training and evaluation programme in Australia.

Respected Australian racing administrator loses cancer battle

Margaret Hardy, long-time administrator of Formula Ford in Australia, passed away today after a two-year cancer battle.

$50,000 prize pool for Tasman Series

Australian Racing Group has unveiled a $50,000 prize pool for the return of the famous Tasman Series later this year.

S5000 to revive the Tasman Series
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S5000 to revive the Tasman Series

S5000 will revive the famous Tasman Series name later this year, although the category won't actually race in New Zealand for the time being.

Ambrose joins GRM as competition director

NASCAR race winner Marcos Ambrose has joined Garry Rogers Motorsport in a competition director role across multiple categories.

S5000 added to Supercars Superlicence list

The S5000 Australian Drivers' Championship has been added to the list of category's eligible to earn Supercars Superlicence points.

Motorsport Australia considering one-make Formula Ford series

Motorsport Australia is considering turning Formula Ford into a one-make series as it looks to revive the country's motor racing pathway.

Gold Star winner eyeing Supercars future

Newly-crowned Gold Star winner Joey Mawson is keen on a future in Supercars as he looks to re-settle on Australian soil.

Sydney S5000: Mawson wins Gold Star despite early scare

Joey Mawson won the coveted Australian Drivers' Championship despite an early scare in the S5000 finale at Sydney Motorsport Park.