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July 20, 2018
“Is this the last German F1 GP?”

  “Perth entrepreneur KYM ILLMAN has gained extraordinary prominence on the Formula One world stage with his stunning images.    His pre-race blog from Hockenheim and this weekend’s German Grand Prix is testament to his talents. Click on the  ‘Continue reading’ link in the box below.     It’s well worth your time.” AC While the fate of…

July 20, 2018
Bikes Back at Barbagallo Raceway- WASCC

  July 20, 2018 -T he WASCC today confirmed the Bikes are Back at Barbagallo.   Janine Nuttall’s image above of WA racer Matt Price. MOTORCYCLE ACTIVITIES TO RETURN TO BARBAGALLO   The West Australian Sporting Car Club (WASCC) and Barbagallo Raceway are pleased to announce that motorcycle activity is returning to the track with national…

July 8, 2018
Perth Motorplex Latest

                          There is no question Perth Motorplex is crucial to the viable future of motorsport in Western Australia.  The latter-day home of Speedway and Drag Racing every year attracts thousands of  WA fans in its short six-month season.    Many related businesses around…

June 30, 2018
Porsche and Red Bull?

Images: KymIllman.com “The Austrian Grand Prix is one of my top 3 races.    The track is surrounded by beautiful forests, the media facilities trump everything else, the track is easy to navigate and there is nothing like the traffic dramas at Paul Ricard in France.”   KYM ILLMAN, ace F1 lensman. And, as Daniel Ricciardo…

June 25, 2018
VW conquers Pikes Peak Hillclimb

Images above and below; James Holland, Motorsport.com Sunday, June 24 from DAVID EVANS Volkswagen’s electric I.D. R has smashed Sebastien Loeb’s Pikes Peak International Hillclimb record – with Romain Dumas becoming the first driver to make the 12.42-mile (19.99km) course in under eight minutes.    The Frenchman’s run at the Colorado course was delayed after an…

April 10, 2018
Nico Rosberg for Formula E?

Images: FIA FORMULA E BERLIN, GERMANY (April 10, 2018) “It is a very special moment to see a new car running for the first time in public.     And it requires an equally special name to have that honour.     To see a name like Rosberg taking the wheel of the Gen2 car in front…

April 5, 2018
CROSSROADS FOR DANIEL RICCIARDO

Image: KymIllman.com AS DANIEL RICCIARDO peers beneath that much maligned halo device this weekend, he is acutely aware 2018 is his most challenging season.  The affable motor racing superstar from the leafy Perth suburb of Duncraig has become, as much as anyone, the face of Formula One.     That brilliant smile is a trademark worth squillions….

March 27, 2018
PETER NELSON – RIP

VALE – A Wise and Gentle Man   PETER NELSON, one of the great administrators of Australian motorsport during the past 40 years, died last week . I had the pleasure of serving alongside Peter on CAMS’ Australian Motor Race Commission for five years, until 2007.      When he spoke, I most certainly listened. …

March 15, 2018
Perth Motorplex Sale Imminent

Crucial Months Ahead for WA Motorsport The next few months could well change the landscape for motorsports in Western Australia for the foreseeable future. The deadline for bids for Perth Motorplex is 2pm (WST) today, March 23, 2018.      Handover is July 1, just  months away.    In anyone’s language, that’s Government working at…

March 8, 2018
Future Bright for Perth racers, Jordan and Aaron Love

Images: IAN LOVE Collection. Words, courtesy: PETER/AARON THOMPSON, MERITUS.GP. An Asian Love affair between the Australian brothers JORDAN and AARON LOVE and the MERITUS.GP-engineered Formula 4 South East Asia Championship (F4 SEA) – fuelled by Petron – has helped profile their international careers.   The winning legacy began in 2015 when Jordan – a West Australian with…