Mortara Dominates Macau to Win FIA GT World Cup

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MACAU, China — Despite pressure from Robin Frijns in the closing laps, Edoardo Mortara won Sunday’s FIA GT World Cup race at the Macau Grand Prix. The Swiss driver led from start-to-finish in a dominant performance. “It was so stressful, this race,” Mortara said. “I mean mixed conditions, it was so so easy to make a mistake. I basically crashed …

Triple Eight Sweeps Top Three in Gold Coast Sunday Shootout

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SURFERS PARADISE, Queensland, Australia — Triple Eight Race Engineering locked out the first three positions for Sunday’s race at the Gold Coast 600. The Red Bull Holden Racing Team Commodores of Shane Van Gisbergen and Jamie Whincup locked out the front row, while the TeamVortex Commodore of Craig Lowndes will start third. “One-two-three, how awesome is that,” Van Gisbergen said. …

McLaughlin Continues Strong Weekend with Magic Lap for Pole

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BATHURST, New South Wales, Australia — Scott McLaughlin’s magic weekend on Mount Panorama continued on Saturday, as he won the Armor All Pole for Sunday’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000. McLaughlin pushed his Shell V-Power Racing Falcon to the max to set a 2:03.831. “I saw the time, oh my god, I’m over the moon,” McLaughlin said. “To everyone at Shell …

VASC: Van Gisbergen’s Weekend Continues With Pole in Qualifying

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Adelaide, South Australia — Shane Van Gisbergen’s magic Clipsal 500 Adelaide weekend continues, as the reigning series champion will go last in the Armor All Top Ten Shootout after setting the provisional pole in Sunday’s qualifying with a 1:19.295. Red Bull Holden Racing Team teammate Jamie Whincup qualified second. Whincup said he was pleased with the performance, but still was …

VASC: van Gisbergen Starts Title Defense With Win At Clipsal

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ADELAIDE, South Australia, Australia — After posting the fastest time by one-ten-thousandth of a second in the first round of qualifying, then grabbing the pole by 0.044 seconds in the Armor All Shootout, Shane van Gisbergen continued his domination of the Clipsal 500 weekend by claiming the first of two 250-kilometer races on Saturday. The defending series champion drove away …

VASC: 2017 Preview – Chaz Mostert and Jason Bright

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CAMPBELLFIELD, Victoria, Australia – Welcome back to Race Chaser Online’s 2017 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship season previews! More Fords on tap today with a look at half of the Prodrive Racing Australia drivers. Prodrive Racing Australia DRIVERS: No. 55 – Chaz Mostert, Supercheap Auto Ford Falcon FGX (REC with Rod Nash Racing) No. 56 – Jason Bright, MEGA Bulk Fuels Ford …

VASC: Triple Eight to The Fore In Qualifying

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PUKEKOHE, New Zealand — Jamie Whincup prevented his Red Bull Racing Australia Teammate Shane Van Gisbergen from grabbing a complete sweep of pole positions during Sunday’s qualifying sessions for the ITM Auckland Supersprint. Whincup grabbed pole right at the end of qualifying for Race 27, while Van Gisbergen, who will start on pole for Race 26, finished second after his …

VASC: Drivers Down on Sprint Format

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PUKEKOHE, New Zealand — Despite leading today’s races at the ITM Auckland SuperSprint, front-running Supercars drivers have questioned the 100km sprint race format for the weekend. The ‘International SuperSprint’ format means four qualifying sessions and four 100km sprints to the line – no pit stops. The same four race format is run at international event the Australian Grand Prix, and …

VASC: Van Gisbergen Strikes Back at Whincup with Pukekohe Win

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PUKEKOHE, New Zealand – Shane van Gisbergen fought off teammate Jamie Whincup in the opening laps of the second Saturday race at Pukekohe Park Raceway, then drove away to negate Whincup’s win from earlier in the day and retain his lead in the championship points race. Van Gisbergen struggled off the start and had to hold off fellow Red Bull Racing …

VASC: 56th Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Preview

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RACE 21 – SUPERCHEAP AUTO BATHURST 1000 Mount Panorama Circuit, Bathurst, New South Wales 6.213 km (3.861 mi) semi-permanent circuit RACE INFORMATION: Sunday, 10/9: Race 21: 161 laps, 1000 km, start time 11:10 A.M. (8:10 P.M. EST Saturday) 2015 WINNERS: Craig Lowndes and Steven Richards The V8 Supercars return to Bathurst this weekend for the 56th edition of “The Great …

VASC: Whincup Ends Pole Drought With Record Lap at Townsville

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Townsville, Queensland, Australia –Story By Race Chaser Online International Motorsport Correspondent Jack Cobourn — After not having gained a pole since the 2015 season finale, Jamie Whincup was back on top for Saturday’s race at the Castrol Edge Townsville 400 at the Townsville Street Circuit. Whincup set a time of 1:12.144, the fastest a V8 Supercar has gone around the …

VASC: Whincup and Van Gisbergen Duel in Townsville

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Townsville, Queensland, Australia — Story by Race Chaser Online International Motorsport Correspondent Jack Cobourn — Despite not having a great car in practice, Jamie Whincup came good on Saturday at the Castrol Edge Townsville 400, winning in powerful fashion from teammate Shane van Gisbergen. The duo fought throughout the entire race, and when a late-race caution came out, Whincup was …