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Chequered Flag Chat: Dubai Debrief

It's early Thursday morning at the Dubai Autodrome, and the back of the pits is buzzing with activity. Crew members are scurrying backwards and forwards between the freight containers and the garages, carrying equipment here and there and completing final preparations before the cars hit the track for official practice. A total of 91 cars [...]

By | January 14th, 2018|Chequered Flag Chat|0 Comments

Chequered Flag Chat: 7 Motorsport Commentator Dating Essentials

So it's the motorsport off-season and you've finally managed to nail down that special motor-racing announcer you've been chasing all year, and convinced him to take you on a date. It feels like it's going well and might lead to something... but before you commit to anything too serious, there are some things you need [...]

By | January 4th, 2018|Chequered Flag Chat|0 Comments

Chequered Flag Chat: Fast Females

PHOTO: Insyde Media It may have been a tough initiation for Simona De Silvestro in her first full season as a Virgin Australia Supercars Championship driver, but by the final event of the season at the Newcastle 500, the 29-year-old Swiss pilot’s talent was starting to shine through. De Silvestro’s achievements this season are not [...]

By | December 16th, 2017|Chequered Flag Chat|0 Comments

Chequered Flag Chat: Swapping the Microphone for a Helmet

There are quite a few retired professional racing drivers who have subsequently enjoyed careers as motorsport commentators (think Neil Crompton, Mark Skaife, Mark Larkham) but not many who have started out as commentators and then become drivers – in fact, I struggle to think of many at all. Indeed, until Emily Duggan gave me a [...]

By | December 5th, 2017|Chequered Flag Chat|0 Comments

Chequered Flag Chat: The Voice of Inspiration

“AMBROSE HAS HAD A MASSIVE SHUNT! AMBROSE HAS HAD A MASSIVE SHUNT! SO GREG MURPHY’S INVOLVED, MORE CARS, THE TRACK IS JAMMED! THE TRACK IS JAMMED!!!” “HUGE, HUGE, HUGE MOMENT THROUGH THE CHASE, 300 KILOMETRES AN HOUR, SURFS OUT THE OTHER SIDE, ALMOST ROLLS THE CASTROL FORD, GATHERS IT UP, DROPS A BUNCH OF SPOTS, [...]

By | November 29th, 2017|Chequered Flag Chat|1 Comment

Duggan Scores International Endurance Drive

She has set a new standard for aspiring professional motorsport competitors, she has established herself as a winning woman racer, and now Emily Duggan has received a call-up to represent Australia on the world stage. Duggan will race in the Philippine Endurance Challenge – “8 Oras ng Pilipinas” – at Clark International Speedway on 2-3 [...]

By | November 21st, 2017|Client News|0 Comments

FullGas Racing Completes 2017 With Superb Second Place

FullGas Racing has completed the 2017 Australian Production Car Series in style, Dimitri Agathos and Lachlan Gibbons scoring an outright second place finish in the final round of the series at Wakefield Park this weekend. In a hotly-contested qualifying session, Agathos landed the Nova Employment/Castrol/Whiteline/All Drive Subaroo/Hog’s Breath Café North Parramatta & Castle Hill Subaru [...]

By | November 19th, 2017|Client News|0 Comments

Local Knowledge Key for FullGas Racing at Wakefield Park

FullGas Racing drivers Dimitri Agathos and Lachlan Gibbons are hoping that local knowledge will give them an advantage when the Australian Production Car Series heads to Wakefield Park for its final round this weekend. The 2.2km Goulburn circuit holds fond memories for both drivers. Agathos wrapped up the NSW Pulsar Series title at the track [...]

By | November 16th, 2017|Client News|0 Comments

Chequered Flag Chat: A Scriptwriter’s Dream

Whoever writes the script for the Winton 300 each year needs a pay rise and a good lie down. It may not attract the national headlines of other endurance races in the country like the Bathurst 1000, Bathurst 12 Hour or Bathurst 6 Hour, but the Winton 300 (and its sister race, the Wakefield 300) [...]

By | November 8th, 2017|Chequered Flag Chat|0 Comments

Brand New National Motorsport Series Launches in 2018

National-level motorsport is set for a revolution in 2018 with the launch of the brand-new Australian Motor Racing Series (AMRS), to be conducted over six rounds across New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia. The AMRS will be managed by one of the largest investors in Australian motorsport, the Benalla Auto Club, which owns [...]

By | October 30th, 2017|Client News|0 Comments