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17th AUGUST 2011

TV FOR KARTING STARS

CASTROL’S ALLIANCE WITH FORD WALLABIES WIN IN SOUTH AFRICA

NEW CAR

FOR FPR


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NEW CAR! Kate is the 13th chassis that FPR have built...

Will Davison enters this weekend’s Coates Hire Ipswich 300 with a brand new Castrol-backed Ford Performance Racing Falcon. Not one piece from Davison’s previous #6 Trading Post FPR Falcon has been carried across. The FPR team will bring a new chassis on for team-mate Mark Winterbottom at the L&H 500 in September, when he will saddle up in the

#5 Orrcon Steel FPR Falcon with Castrol ambassador, Steven Richards. Trading Post conducted an internal competition to name the chassis – originally dubbed FPR-1010. The winning name was ‘Kate’ – in honour of the recent Royal Wedding between the ‘other’ Will and Kate. It’s further fitting as Davison has just

returned from the UK, where he took the opportunity to visit the museum and head office of FPR’s parent company, Prodrive. He got the chance to view many of Prodrive’s successful rally, sportscars and touring cars. Kate is the 13th chassis that FPR have built from its Melbourne base and one the team hopes will be its most successful yet.


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CASTROL & FORD FORMALISE AUSTRALIAN ALLIANCE

Castrol Australia and Ford have announced a technical alliance that continues a relationship first formed in 1914. The two companies have collaborated since then and in 2002 decided to form a global strategic alliance. The stated aim of the alliance

is to leverage from the strong brands and deliver new environmental technologies whilst also working in the key areas of strength for both companies. The alliance brings into line similar relationships between Ford Asia Pacific and Africa and Castrol Asia-Pacific and Africa.


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...the team at Castle Media have produced some fantastic telecasts...

STARS OF KARTING SPEED ONTO TV The CIK Stars of Karting finals presented by Castrol EDGE will be given a national platform when they are aired later this year on SPEED TV Australia.

production believing it to be a further boost for the sport to be recognized as a professional form of motorsport in the country.

This will be the first time the series is aired in Australia in a number of years with the one hour show to not only focus on the finals action but an added insight into the sport of karting.

“When the CIK Stars of Karting Series was rejuvenated and rebranded at the start of 2010, one of the main focuses was to provide karting with a promotable product and this telecast will be the next major step in achieving this goal,” said Whiting.

Australian Karting Association National President Simon Whiting is behind the

“We’ve always said that when anything is to be put in the public arena to represent the

series, and karting as a whole, it needs to be done in the upmost professional manner. “With this in mind, the team at Castle Media have produced some fantastic telecasts in the past and everyone in the series is looking forward to working with them on this broadcast.” The CIK Stars of Karting finals presented by Castrol EDGE will be held over two days from October 15 – 16 at Sydney’s Eastern Creek International Karting Raceway.


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WALLABIES STAY IN THE

HUNT

The Wallabies have kept their Castrol EDGE Tri-Nations campaign going with a 14-9 win in enemy territory against the Springboks on Sunday. It was a come from behind victory with the balance of power changing regularly throughout the game as both teams snatched narrow leads throughout the 80 minutes.

Pat McCabe over the line for his maiden Test try and put the Wallabies out in front for the first time in the game.

They quickly followed again with another...

For the second game in a row the Australians went into half time scoreless, this time trailing the South African team by only six points. They forged their comeback in the second half, with a penalty goal courtesy of James O’Connor in only the second minute of the half. Capitalising on the momentum, the quick hands of Nathan Sharpe, Quade Cooper and James O’Connor helped put

However the Springboks were quick to counter with a penalty goal, once again taking the lead; the Australians continued to put pressure on their opposition finally pushing the Springboks into delivering the Wallabies a penalty goal in the 66th minute.

They quickly followed again with another in the 74th minute pushing the gap to a demoralizing five points, with only six minutes to go the Springboks needed a converted try to take the win. The Australians managed to hold off the South Africans for the last six minutes to take the crucial 14-9 win in the Castrol EDGE Tri-Nations Series.


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hris Holder has dropped into dangerous territory after the FIM Swedish Speedway Grand Prix in Mallila – missing out on the Semi-Finals and walking away with seven points. The top eight in the World Championship qualify directly for next year’s Championship. Holder – who was sitting in the top three earlier in the season – now sits in seventh position in the Championship.

Hancock’s nine points at Mallila. The other Australian – Jason Crump – had a good night, finishing with sixteen points, going through the heats undefeated. He was unable to make it through the semi-final stage. The next round of the World Championship will be at Torun in Poland on August 27 – a track Holder knows well from Polish league racing.

Holder sits 34 points from the Championship leader – evergreen American, Greg Hancock – however he sits just six points from third placing in the Championship. Pole, Jarek Hampel shut the gap to leader, Greg Hancock by taking the win to

UNLUCKY 7 FOR HOLDER


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SHANNON’S SUPERCAR SHOWDOWN The latest driver to be eliminated from the Shannon’s Supercar Showdown is Melbourne racer – Ben Small. Small – a former karter and front-running Formula Ford racer – is showing just how tough the judges are being in the competition – and nobody – regardless of their past results, is safe. The Shannon’s Supercar Showdown – which will see a young driver participate in the Bathurst 1000 in a Castrol EDGE-backed Kelly Racing Commodore alongside former top 10 Bathurst finisher and show host, Grant Denyer. Seven of the youngsters are now left – including the three female racers that started the competition. Catch all the action on 7mate from 5:00pm each Sunday afternoon. This week, we meet Queensland Formula Fordster, Nick Foster:

Name: Nick Foster Age: 19 Lives: Brisbane, QLD Living and breathing motorsport this 19-year-old feels at home both behind the wheel of a racecar and with a spanner in his hand – working for a leading race team. Born into the sport and supported by his father, Tony a former racing driver, Nick started his racing career in the midgets Karting category. Racing in Karts since he was eight years old, Nick has been the Queensland State Champion five times, before moving on to cars at the age of 15. An Australian Formula Ford Championship race winner, the Queenslander won’t be one to sit back in the Shannon’s Supercar Showdown. He is currently studying Civil Engineering at University and is looking towards a full-time career in motorsport. At only 19 years of age, his skill, talent and drive are set to help him reach the level of his racing heroes Mark Winterbottom and Sebastien Vettel.

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