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December 12, 2018
CAMS: USE OF RAIN LIGHTS IN RACE EVENTS

Mandatory for all from 2020  Rain lights will become mandatory for all vehicles competing in race events from 2020, with competitors encouraged to begin using them from 1 January 2019 onwards. This applies to all race events on closed circuits across all levels of motor sport. Whilst previously reserved only for first category vehicles, or…

December 10, 2018
Allan Letcher – NZ’s loss, WA Motorsport’s gain!

West Australian Automotive Equipment/Perth Fork Lift Hire   www.v8driveday.com.au  Young motor mechanic Allan Letcher left his home in Hamilton – in the stunning Waikato region of New Zealand – headed to Europe in 1984/1985 and settled in beautiful Perth in February 1986. In the late ’80s he took the plunge and ventured into the world of small business in Western Australia,…

December 5, 2018
Daniel Ricciardo – A true blue Aussie Champion

Featured image: kymillman.com One day, in the not too distant future, Formula One ace DANIEL RICCIARDO will sit down with his excited children and tell them stories that beggar belief.    They will, of course, be absolutely true.   Because their Dad has experienced, and achieved, far more in his relatively short span on this planet…

November 30, 2018
Bahrain’s the venue for global GT action

FIA GT Nations Cup ready to rock ‘n’ roll The inaugural FIA GT Nations Cup demands centre stage for this weekend’s Bahrain GT Festival, with the hotly anticipated international contest headlining a two-day racing extravaganza. The nation versus nation concept sees 18 countries going head-to-head in an array of stunning GT3 machinery, with the overall…

November 20, 2018
Message to Daniel Ricciardo – A True Blue Aussie Champ

Images: kymillman.com               Just a little note, Daniel, to say a sincere thank you to you and your fellow travellers for a simply thrilling 2018 F1 Season! It didn’t all go your way, mate.   But you can take consolation (if any is needed) that you had little control over the…

November 3, 2018
How good is Lewis Hamilton?

Feature image:  Kym Illman. Lewis is still 20 wins behind Michael Schumacher! Please click on the link below for a formula1.com piece, with comments from two fine writers Laurence Barretto and David Tremayne, which add an interesting perspective to an ongoing debate https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.the-debate-should-hamilton-now-be-considered-the-greatest-of-all-time.6P9M9FINCEqYOSEumUqqIS.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=Ogilvy&utm_campaign=684412_20181102_Non-RaceWeekend_LiveTimingNon-Users&utm_keyword=Driver_Hamilton&dm_i=4JQW,EO3G,34ZYVN,1NV9J,1 What do you think? EDITED by AC

October 30, 2018
Supercars Star 200km/h Plus – On Water!

  Supercars Todd Kelly and mate Peter McGrath get the choccies 222 Offshore crowned Australian Champions 222 Offshore hit the water in Queensland’s Hervey Bay on the weekend for the final round of the Australian Offshore Superboat Championships in a bid to take out the Australian Championship.   And they didn’t disappoint. Leading the Championship points heading…

October 26, 2018
Dan Ric’s the Man: Go Daniel!

Get ready for the Mexican Grand Prix, courtesy of Perth’s very own gun F1 lensman, KYM ILLMAN. KYMILLMAN.COM 2018 MEXICAN GRAND PRIX PRE-RACE BLOG – Kym Illman This is the 3rd-last race of 2019 and today was media day at the Mexico City track. The Day of the Dead plays a huge part at this…

October 25, 2018
Stunning Weekend Forecast for Collie Bikes

Images: Graeme J Howie, Sport Pixx Sport Photography. We all know it can get seriously chilly down Collie way, south of Perth.   But not this weekend! The forecast is for fabulous weather Saturday and Sunday to watch motorbikes and sidecars from the Historic Competition Motorcycle Club of WA whizzing around Collie Motorplex. “Gates open from 9.00am…

October 25, 2018
Niki Lauda on Road to Recovery

Images: motorsport.com Niki on Road to Recovery? “Two and a half months after a lung transplant, we’re delighted to hear that our Chairman and friend Niki Lauda has left hospital in Vienna. “Niki will now begin a phase of intensive rehabilitation, as he continues his road to recovery.   We can’t wait to have you back, Niki.” …