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A young stars emotional outburst after out-racing the most dominant driver in V8 Supercars history has us convinced – it’s time for the personalities in our sport to step up. SOMETHING interesting is happening. the motoring industry down under, defining characters like that is the only Over the last few years, it has been way the sport can survive. apparent that a sizable shift in the way that racing fans approach their sport has NASCAR is all about the stars and not been underway. Die-hard, old-school fans as much the cars, and that’s how it needs of the past might not be able to cope to roll here, too. And I’m sorry, Jamie, with it, but it’s clear: brand tribalism is a but it’s good that the fans are booing (as thing of the past in local motorsport. long as that’s where they draw the line). Like Sebastien Vettel in Formula 1 or That much was apparent at the recent V8 Kyle Busch in the ‘states, the fans need Supercars opener in Adelaide when the enemies - even if it’s because you are too largest roar of the weekend was reserved for a Volvo driver and not the good - as much as they Holden driver who he beat. need heroes. Embrace it, “Die-hard, even play up to it and you’ll Scott McLaughlin’s remarkable old-school fans battle with Jamie Whincup in of the past might be doing the sport a favour. the closing stages of race two There are brilliant not be able to at Clipsal was ripping stuff but personalities in our sport, it was the reaction from nearly cope with it...” both in the V8’s and at all 80,000 fans that was possibly other levels, but on the the most surprising result whole I don’t think we – and by that of the whole thing. They ‘oohed’, they I mean, the whole sport – do a good ‘ahhed’ and then they roared their heads enough job of selling them. off when Whincup ran wide in the final The Supercars have their own outlets with corner, allowing the Blue Volvo with its which to build theirs: so our mission in plucky Kiwi steerer back through. 2014 will be to tell you the stories outside This was a Bloody Volvo beating a of the main-game. Introduce some new Holden in the most General-Motors names and build some personalities of centric town in Australia and the fans our own. were going nuts for the former and There are plenty of great yarns to tell, and booing the latter and I think a lot of it our mission will be to tell them here over was down to who was involved. the next nine months. McLaughlin is the great young personality Enjoy the ride.. whilst Whincup is the dominant champion who comes off as slightly Craillsy. aloof and in this uncertain period within

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MAKING A MARC Photo by Nathan Wong

Canon 1DX, 17mm, 1/25 @ f22, ISO50 THE Aussie built and engineered MARC Focus endurance racers certainly created an impact at the recent Bathurst 12 Hour race, finishing all three cars with limited issues. Their pace, performance and reliability is a testament to the Aussie engineering that has gone into the cars – with more than 80% of construction coming from the Gold Coast and surrounds alone! There will be more to look forward to this year, too, with the cars looking likely to get a Kerrick Sports Sedan series berth, as well..

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TEAM BRM BRINGS UP THE TON AT HOME EVENT Formula 3’s champion team scores 100th victory as the series climbs towards its milestone race. Photo – Dirk Klynsmith

THE FIGHTING victory by Simon Hodge in the final race at round one of the 2014 Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship was a more significant milestone for the South Australian based Team BRM than first recognised.  The victory was the teams’ 100th points-paying Formula 3 championship race win. The team’s century came in the series’ 249th championship race, meaning the Adelaidebased outfit has won more than 40% of every championship race the series has contested since it was inaugurated as a National Series in 1999.

Darren Palmer won the first race for the team in the year 2000, in the second round of the Australian Formula 3 Championship at Phillip Island that year – in just his second ever Formula 3 race and first ever round. The 100th Team BRM win appropriately mirrors the first, Hodge’s maiden win also coming in his second round.   The team has the two most successful seasons ever recorded in Australian Formula 3 history, including winning 19 races out of 20 last year, and 15 out of an available 20 in 2010.

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21 of the 40 drivers to have won an Australian Formula 3 championship points race have done so in a Team BRM car, Ben Clucas lending his name to 12 Team BRM victories with John Magro’s 10 the second best. The team has also recorded a further five races in non-championship races at the Australian Grand Prix and Gold Coast Indy events. The F3ADC will record its 250th championship race at Sandown, on March 29.

A LATE CHANGE to the Australian Sports Racing Series calendar will see the series now commence at Mallala in April with the Sandown round switched to Wakefield Park, in New South Wales, this October. The decision to switch rounds was made to ensure competitor safety and equality following delays in securing stock of the series’ control Kumho tyre for competitors. Though early plans had Sports Racer competitors utilising the same Kumho tyre as the Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship, subsequent tests proved that the front tyre could not be safely fitted to several cars within the field. Replacement stock could not be secured

in time for the scheduled opening round; leaving competitors with options to either not compete, or run a potentially poorlyfitting front tyre. Series administrators have taken the step to ensure a level playing field for Sports Racer competitors by rescheduling the opening round to Mallala, and replacing Sandown with Wakefield Park. The Sports Racer category joins the Australian Motor Racing Nationals for the first time this year and bring their diverse mix of motorcycle engine powered, LeMans-style open top sports cars to the program. The series provides an affordable platform for a wide-array of Sports Racing cars to compete.

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ROSS AND CAMPBELL TAKE PORSCHE OPENER Victorian racer Fraser Ross claimed his first round victory in Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli, with youngster Matt Campbell taking the Class B round win at the Top Gear Festival, in Sydney. Ross followed his Race 1 win on Saturday with victory in Sunday’s Race 2; his job made easier with fellow pace-setter Jon McCorkindale starting from the rear of the grid after failing to finish Saturday’s opening race. McCorkindale’s impressive drive through the field placed him second by the finish from Peter Fitzgerald, Class B race winner Matt Campbell, Tony Walls, Tim Miles, Scott Taylor, John Karytinos, David Ryan and Richard Gartner in tenth. Ross then led from the start of Race 3 though he couldn’t hold off the hard charging McCorkindale, who past Ross to take the Race 3 win from Ross, Fitzgerald, Campbell, Goodacre – who came from the rear of the field after a Race 2 DNF due to radiator damage – David Ryan, Tony Walls, Scott Taylor, Richard Gartner and Tim Miles in tenth. Second place for Ross was enough to secure the round win, joined on the podium by Fitzgerald and Walls with second and third for the round, respectively.

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“I can’t explain how happy I am with the round win. This has been a long time coming and I feel the team has really working really well together this weekend,” said Ross. “I don’t want to jinx myself but I think I’m a contender this year. Obviously this category always has amazing talent in it and this year it no different. These new cars in GT3 Cup Challenge suit my driving style and I love the greater horsepower and rearend grip.” Campbell’s three Class B race wins placed him on top of the Class B round podium with Miles and Gartner in second and third for the round, respectively. “I’m pretty happy with myself this weekend. I knew I could be ahead of a few of the Class A cars but definitely not as many as I was, and was rapt to be battling against guys like Peter Fitzgerald and Tony Walls,” said Campbell. “I’ve certainly shown what I can do in a race car this weekend. Hopefully it’s a good step for something in the future.” The Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge will race with the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals for the remainder of the season, including three rounds featuring longerdistance races that make up the prestigious Jim Richards Endurance Challenge.

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MUSTON CONTINUES RADICAL RUN NEALE MUSTON continued his remarkable run of success as he dominated the opening round of the Radical Australia Cup, held in conjunction with the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour in February. On the series first ever visit to the Mountain, Muston qualified on pole and won both 12-lap races in his Excalibur Racing SR8, also setting a new class lap record at 2m07.76s in race one. John Corbett and Ross Lilley completed the

SR8 Round podium as fancied frontrunner Tim Berryman struggled in race two. The Sydney driver qualified second and finished in the same position in race one, but slipped down the field in the second to finish 14th. Peter White also finished on the podium in race one but also finished down the order in the second, visiting pit lane with three laps remaining and ultimately finishing as the last classified runner.

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Michael Shaw was the man to beat in the four-cylinder SR3 class battle, edging out Peter Paddon and Kim Burke for the round victory. Shaw qualified 8th overall in his SR3, a strong effort given the horsepower advantage enjoyed by the 430hp SR8s pushing up and down the Mountain. The Radical Australia Cup will contest the balance of their schedule with the Shannons Nationals.

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PITLANE WHITEBOARD It’s the anonymous Twitter account with more irreverence than David Reynolds that became so infamous that even Mark Larkham, one of the friendliest people on the planet, told him to ‘go away’. And we’ve given him a column.. Pray for all our souls, but especially that which belongs to the editor, who has given a twitter whack job this column. I remember the good old days when bravery in motor sport meant driving around the outside at Eau Rouge, or signing up to be official alcohol supplier to whatever team James Hunt was driving for. These days it is reserved for editors (Bravery? Or Stupidity? – ED), and people stupid enough to sign up for the V8 Supercars Aerodynamic Working Group. The parity in V8 Supercars is apparently wrong. Not that it was right before. But now we know it’s wrong, because some bogan who works in a factory on Dandenong Road has built a V8 Supercar from a flat pack purchased at IKEA Springvale, and despite missing screw D3 to attach to board A2, and having piece B4 left over, is faster than the other guys. So what do we do? Well duh, we form a committee. An Aerodynamic Committee, no less. I don’t know about you, but as a whiteboard I’ve been in a few committee meetings during my time in motor racing, and very rarely the participants could be described as aerodynamic. Granted, there’s lots of hot air to create a low-

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pressure zone, but put a Snickers between some of them and Paul Morris and they’d probably get there in even time. Parity indeed. And what have they tried so far? Well they’ve tried back-to-back aero testing... now, we’ve conducted some back-to-back Aero testing in our time and we found that chocolate flavoured one not as satisfying as the peppermint one. Overall the bubbles of air made it excellent, but still not as good as say, a Kit Kat or a Wagon Wheel. Still, our aero testing at this point may be well ahead of where the authorities are currently at, because going by early season form, the numbers procured seem about as accurate as a pre-election budget estimate, or the ones that the cute girl gave my manager the other night. ‘What do you mean this isn’t Danica’s phone number?’ I can confirm a dartboard, the Melbourne weather forecast, or how many times the Sports Sedan guys would be pinged for noise this weekend was not used in coming up with the aerodynamic test regime. Rather the cars were taken to a RAAF base in Sale, and whipped up and down the runway a few times. Why they did it themselves I have no idea. It’s not as if expertise isn’t around in the sport at doing

this kind of secret aerodynamic testing at RAAF bases. Team Dynamik were doing it for years. Did you see how quick Simon Wills was in a straight line in 2004? Get those boys on the job, they’ll figure it out quick smart. Still it could be worse, there could be a New Zealander in front, and he could be using this mysterious device called a “jandal.” It’s that some kind of new millennium Brock Energy Polariser? Who knows? I have no idea. What we do know is that by Darwin – probably due to Roland having a whinge - that everybody will be made to use the control jandal.

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WHAT on earth does Australia’s biggest hip-hop group have to do with Motorsport?

Easy. They love it! Pictured here is MC Bliss from Platinum-selling artists Bliss n ESO, who in 2013 produced the highest-selling Australian album on the ARIA Charts, and the second-highest selling album of the year, full stop. Their smash album ‘Circus in the Sky’ sold big-time last year and was even used by the AFL in their finals series promotions. The Sydney trio are noted rev-heads and have backed Formula 3 competitor John Magro for the last couple of seasons; but this year extended their support to the whole championship at their season opener in Adelaide. It all worked well, because the boys played to a massive crowd on the Friday night, too. It was a great tie-up and resulted in plenty of media for all concerned.. but we think that MC Bliss just likes ‘representing’ a race helmet. Word.

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THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN’ 2014 offers new opportunity for the world of Motorsport – at all levels. With new rules, new cars and new stars making their mark, the challenges of 2013 look to be swept aside for a bolder, fresher, more exciting new season. RICHARD CRAILL charts the changes ahead of an exciting season that stretches from club circuits to the global stage. Photos by Nathan Wong AT THE SYDNEY 500 V8 Supercar race last year, a man in a crisp, white shirt and with a pleasant yet confident demeanour sat down next to me whilst I was having a brief moment of quiet and, more importantly, Coffee. “You know,” he mused, with a sigh, “I’m quite pleased this year is just about over. It’s all felt like a bit of a waste of time,” Obviously, this was a surprising comment from said White-shirted man. I nodded, sagely, and smiled. “It has all,” he added, “Felt like we’re just sitting here spending our money waiting for something better to come around the corner... “.. you can quote me on that.. but don’t put my name to it!” he added, with a grin, before walking off to a waiting group of VIPs. This was an interesting comment but, on reflection, it perfectly summed up all aspects of motor racing throughout twenty-thirteen. It was a strange year. The V8 Supercars introduced a new car and had good racing and multiple winners – but the same driver ended up wining the title and, as deserved as Jamie Whincup’s crown was, you got the feeling that the end result undid a lot of the hard work that had been done by the sport that year to shake up the V8 establishment. In Formula One everyone was bored of Vettel winning by July, and bored of Ferrari telling Alonso that ‘second is not good enough’ much earlier than that. It was not, it must be said, a banner year of Grand Prix racing. Stateside, the two major sports car series entered a holding pattern before becoming one this year, NASCAR modified their playoffs (again) for 2014 and IndyCar continued to walk on very thin ice despite still putting on quite a show for the few people that watched it.

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And at a National Level, it seemed that several key categories were just sitting, waiting, throughout 2013 before entering a new year with a new outlook and new potential to grow. The Kumho V8’s were dominated by one driver for much of the year, the Sports Sedans promised another epic Hossack Versus Ricciardello fight that never quite delivered (even if the series did throw up an incredible, deserved, surprise title win for Bruce Banks) and Saloon Cars, Radicals and the Australian Manufacturers Championship were dominated by much the same people throughout the year – and those winners deserve high praise. 

“I’m quite pleased this year is just about over. It’s all felt like a bit of a waste of time,” And yet, as we enter a fresh new year and with the benefit of hindsight working for us, it is not impossible to see that that the man in the white shirt’s ‘holding pattern’ theory has some weight. In Formula One, new engines and new rules have completely shook up the establishment. Volvo has already livened up V8 Supercars and the Rolex 24 at Daytona – despite some parity dramas – proved that this whole ‘United Sports Car’ concept has some legs. Porsche are back at LeMans. Jacques Villeneuve and Juan Montoya back in IndyCar Racing. Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the Daytona 500. Jandals were put down and there was swearing on live television which will be remembered in the same context as Jim Richards’ Bathurst podium speech, I’m sure. The infamous whiteboard got itself a

column in this very magazine. A tasty start, I’m sure you agree. Here in Nationals-land, it looks like much the same. There are so many new faces in many categories that are going to make life very, very interesting for some of the established front runners. Will someone stand up and challenge Ryan Simpson for the title in the Kumho V8’s? What about Bruce Banks? Can consistency once again overcome the raw pace of Sports Sedan superstars to win another title? Stranger things have happened before – in fact it happened last year! Simon Tabinor has departed the Super Six Touring Cars and is now in the V8s and, if you go back and look at last year’s battle for second place, that means the artist formerly known as Saloon Cars becomes one of the most open championships anywhere. There are a heap of new faces in Porsche GT3 Cup and a Carrera Cup enduro at Phillip Island to enjoy. There are Sports Racers to race and Radicals to be rad. And many bad puns to be had. The best thing, though, is the overall constant that motorsport circa 2014 is looking more open, across the board, than it has in years. And that can only be a good thing for everyone involved. Especially that man in the crisp, white shirt.


NINE TO WATCH

THERE ARE nine rounds this year, so here are nine things to watch across the 2014 season, as pieced together by RICHARD CRAILL.

1. RICHARD MUSCAT dominated the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge presented by Pirelli last year. Watching who will stand up and be counted as his successor will be fascinating to watch as this season progresses.

4. NEW SERIES always offer questions about viability, numbers and all that fun stuff – but the Sports Racers are working off an established base and have proven quality racing. A worthy addition to the Nationals year.

2. THE FIGHT FOR SECOND in Saloon Cars last year, behind dominant champion Simon Tabinor, was a thriller. This year, that fight has become the battle for the championship and the Super Sixes are now the most open series in the land.

5. ROOKIES are the story of the year and no

3. HAVING SAID THAT, watching

dominate the Radical Australia Cup, to the point where the class battle for the SR3s has become the fight to watch of late – but the first person to knock off Neale will know they’ve driven, potentially, the race of their life.

Richard Muscat adapt to the Erebus SLS AMG GT3 car in Aussie GT could be a sight to behold. They’ve got a strong field this year, the GTs, but young Rich is very good..

more so than in Formula 3. There are seven of them this year, to be precise and watching them tackle experienced hands John Magro and Ben Gersekowski will be fun.

6. NEALE MUSTON has continued to

7. TALK IS CHEAP, but there is plenty

of chatter about new cars coming into the AMChamps later this year. Some of that chatter involves four interlocked circles on the front grille – and we know their track record in endurance racing isn’t exactly ‘lacking’.. 8. FORMULA FORD hasn’t had the best run of late and it’s going to be interesting to see if the rebranded, restructured format will work for this category famed for farming great young racing talent time and time again. 9. IN THE PAST the Nationals have promoted ‘blockbuster’ rounds, but this year all nine are packed. Even traditionally ‘quiet’ rounds at Winton and Wakefield have massive programs. That’s good for the tracks, good for the people involved and good for the series – which means it’s good for us, too.

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EXPERT PREDICTIONS: WE PUT some of the people who know (or, who should know) under the pump and got their thoughts about the 2014 season. Turns out, there’s plenty to discuss..

Darren Smith – Shannons Nationals Series Commentator. SINCE THE inception of The Nationals the first round has always been very much anticipated by all involved.. and this year is no different! During 2013 Richard Muscat stole all the headlines in the Pirelli GT3 Cup challenge by winning the title. 2014 will see Richard take his next massive step in his career, strapping himself into one of Betty’s Erebus SLS AMG weapons. He has huge shoes to fill after the very special displays that Jack Le Brock demonstrated last year but I reckon that with the guidance & expertise behind him at Erebus, and his long term mentor John Morris, Richard Muscat will shine like never before in 2014. I can’t wait to see the Prancing Horse of Peter Edwards from Maranello Motorsport fresh from Bathurst 12 hour success, to see how far Peter can really push himself. Can the Super sixes Champion Simon Tabinor, in his new venture into Kumho V8 Touring Cars, get back to dominant form he displayed driving the Eurostar Diesels Commodore? Or can Terry Wyhoon take another title?     This year the AMChamps has a great opportunity to thrust right back to the top of the Australian Motor racing scene: serious new management last year has put the BMWs, Mitsubishis, Mazdas, Renaults, Suzukis, Fords, Holdens and more in a very healthy place and will be well worth getting trackside for big races like the Great Southern 4 Hour at Phillip island. It’s going to be spine tingling, this year..  

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Garry O’Brien – Auto Action Journalist and Commentator We have gushed on about a Tony Ricciardello/ Darren Hossack gloves-off stoush in the Kerrick Sports Sedan Series for a couple of seasons now. When they did get together, and it was all systems go, there was nothing better at the Shannons Nationals than these Chev-powered winged monsters, the fastest tin tops in the country, rubbing panels at full noise. But as brutal as they are, mechanically they can be fragile. If their respective Alfa Romeo and Audi A4 bodied cars run reliably, both drivers have the hunger to not only score another series win, but to also beat each other.


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ROOKIE RUMBLE THE rookie class of the 2014 Formula 3 Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship is the largest in years – and the most talented. We take a look at a talented group of youngsters looking for the next big step.. Naturally a category focussed on introducing new drivers trying to make their mark, this years Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship features the largest – and arguably the most talented – group of young rookie drivers to race in the nations’ fastest cars in years. They come from all backgrounds, as well, and offer a remarkably diverse slice of what Australia’s motorsport developmental ranks have to offer. So, we thought it would be appropriate to find out about these rookie ranks – and how they are placed this year. Later this year we’ll profile those trying to beat the rookie crop this year, drivers like John Magro, Ben Gersekowski and Arrie Maree and, also the newcomers in the Kumho Cup, but for now, welcome to the Rookie class of 2014.

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SIMON HODGE (Adelaide, SA)

CHRIS ANTHONY (Cooma, NSW)

THERE are some drivers who find themselves revelling in a car with grip, and it looks like 20-yearold South Australian university student Simon Hodge is one of those. Following his transition from the Australian Formula Ford Championship this year, Hodge has found himself a home in Formula 3 and it’s one he’s clearly enjoying. At the Clipsal 500 he dominated; taking pole, smacking the existing track record and taking all three races – the first two comfortably.

Last year’s NSW Formula Ford state series champion, Chris Anthony said he was ‘living a dream’ when he took to the Adelaide street circuit for the first time.. so ending up on the podium by the end of the weekend must have been doubly surreal. Another of the teenage brigade, Anthony’s debut was impressive in approach and performance – but also for the fact few expected it. Surprise, it seems, can still be a powerful ally when it comes to building a reputation..

CHELSEA ANGELO (Melbourne, VIC)

GARNET PATTERSON (Werris Creek, NSW)

HODGE may have dominated in Adelaide, but Cheslea Angleo was arguably the highest-profile addition to the Formula 3 field. At 17, she’s still young and yet with two years of Formula Ford experience behind her, she’s steadily developing the right skills to show she has what it takes. Things started badly when she crashed in the first practice session, but the way she rebounded was positive; progressing throughout the weekend to have legitimate top five pace by the end of the weekend.

Some would argue that, with a full championship-winning season in the NSW Formula car championship behind him Patterson hardly qualifies as a ‘rookie’ and in some senses they would be correct: His experience in an earlier-specification Dallara means his transition to a later-spec car isn’t quite so severe as those jumping from Formula Fords or, worse, Karts – but it’s still his first step to a national level and that’s always a big one. Still, his experience and composure should help in his quest to win the National class this season.


“welcome to the Rookie class of 2014.” Simon Hodge

RICKY CAPO (Melbourne, VIC) PROOF of Ricky Capo’s performance capability at the Clipsal 500 Adelaide came early when, after a frustrating few sessions with a car that sometimes refused to start, he somehow managed to qualify a remarkable second with a last lap flyer. Not bad for a teenager with just a day or two’s worth of testing under his belt following a graduation directly from the world of karting. Impressive.

ROLAND LEGGE (Mackay, QLD) Young Mackay karter Roland Legge, looks even younger than his sixteen years but he was probably the biggest improver at the opening round of the championship. Jumping straight out of karts and with only two days in a racing car (full stop) before opening practice in Adelaide he was the most experienced driver on the grid; but his methodical approach was impressive.. in five ontrack sessions, he improved his lap times by nearly a full ten seconds.

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A FASTER FRASER

With his first race wins now well under his belt, GT3 Cup Challenge contender FRASER ROSS is ready to take the next step towards becoming a championship contender.. but as he tells RICHARD CRAILL, the pathway to performing in a Porsche hasn’t been a standard one. Photos by Nathan Wong

A RACING DRIVERS first victory is always special and always manages to draw a range of emotions. For 24-year-old Victorian Fraser Ross, it was one of achievement. After two full seasons and a few near-misses, his maiden race and round victories in the opening round of the Pirelli Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Series represented a new beginning, the turning of a page from a couldbe contender to a proper challenger for the title this year. The Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge has seen the likes of Roger Lago, Matt Kingsley, Kane Rose and, of course, Richard Muscat pass through its ranks and move on to bigger things and Ross hopes he will be the next to follow in their steps. “They always say the first one is the hardest and it’s great to get it in a series as competitive as GT3 Cup challenge,” Ross says, when we chat on a sunny afternoon following the season opener at Sydney Motorsport Park. His race suit is sopping wet from being doused in champagne and his grin indicates that it’s well worth it.

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“Each year I’ve been getting better: I’ve had two full years in the series and I haven’t been able to take the lead, get a pole position or get that maiden win so to do that this weekend is a really great feeling and a good sign of things to come for the future. I can’t wait.” Ross’ progression to GT3 Cup Challenge series leader didn’t track the more traditional path that young drivers generally take. “Usually people from karts step into the open wheelers like formula Ford, F3 or whatnot but we decided to go a different route – to historic touring cars, TransAm racing and stuff like that.. and then Porsche,” he explains. “Most people find that very surprising.. but I think it’s been a good transition. TransAm and Group N cars taught me the racecraft and I’m grateful for the opportunities I had and where I am now.

“My dad raced Shelby Mustangs for as long as I can remember. I’d go to the track with him. He built a regularity car – a Mustang – for me when I was 16. I love the Touring cars and what I love most about racing is the Geoghegan, Moffat and Jane things – they were awesome – so racing in Group N was awesome and it felt like I was racing them in a way! “Then one thing led to another and I wanted to get more serious about the sport and where I wanted to go, and one thing led to another..” Working for the family Advertising firm in Melbourne’s inner suburbs, Ross manages


several of the companies’ key accounts including, somewhat fortuitously, Porsche. But it also means that his racing ambitions have been somewhat balanced by the realities of maintaining a professional career, a partner, house and life’s usual day-to-day business. “I had in my mind that I wanted to make a living out of the sport, but as you get older you have

a bit of a think about things and now I’ve got a mortgage and debts, it means you can’t really live off the sport. I work fairly closely with motorsport, as our Advertising agency has the Porsche account, so it all works well but I’d say it’s going to be second to working full time. But as long as I can work and race as competitively as I can, I’ll be good.

“I’d love to do Carrera Cup,” Ross adds, singling out the next logical step in Porsche’s motorsport pyramid. “Financially it’s hard to achieve, but I’d like to stay in the Porsche family and still do Sports Car racing... perhaps go and do some more Group N races with the old man – that’s great fun racing with Dad – but I’ll definitely stay in Porsche’s if I can.”

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AMChamps: Beric Lynton’s Title Tilt BERIC LYNTON has been at the forefront of Production Car Racing for years, but ranks 2013 as one of his worst ever. Our AMANDA JACKSON profiles the 2014 chances of the BMW driver. Words by Amanda Jackson. Photos by Nathan Wong. 2013 wasn’t a kind season to AMChamps racer Beric Lynton. In fact according to him, it was one of the worst. The Alphera Financial Services/Bruce Lynton BMW team found themselves on the wrong side of a ruling in round one and from there it didn’t get any better with reliability gremlins playing havoc with their program across the year. Despite all that Lynton and his crew persevered and with strong pace from their world-first BMW 1M race car were able to secure the runner-up spot in Class A for the year. Now as Lynton eyeballs the 2014 season, there are two key words on his mind: reliability and consistency. “It was definitely a tough season, probably one of the worst we have ever had,” said the 41 year old Bundall (Gold Coast) resident who has been racing for almost 19 years. “By the time we got to the end of the year both cars (Lynton was also running a customer car across the year) were in desperate need of a ‘birthday’ and that is exactly what we have done over the break. “Now we are looking forward to a promising year ahead – our pre-season testing is boding well and we are putting in a lot of work now to make sure we are prepared for anything 2014 has to throw at us.

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“It is a long season with three and four hour races, 1.5 hour races and for us a 12 hour as well – racing programs like that really put the pressure on so your preparation, reliability and consistency can make or break your chances.” In spite of the challenges of late, it is easy to see the passion bubbling away under the surface which keeps Lynton and his crew coming back year after year. “I have been involved in production racing for a long time, and at the end of the day it is all about the challenge – the challenge of building world-first cars like our M3 and 1M and the on-track challenges for drivers and crew – races can be won or lost both in and out of the car,” said Lynton, who placed fourth during the 2007 Bathurst 12 Hour. “There is of course the fact I grew up around this sport and like most I have the bug for the speed, the thrill and the adrenalin, but also I think a big element of it is the camaraderie of it all. “For me a great thing about the AMChamps and production car racing is going at it tooth and nail, then getting out of the car and having a laugh with the guy you have been battling with. “We all lend a hand to each other too which is important – who wants to travel thousands of kilometres to race in a bracket where no one talks or helps each other out?” Along with the usual drive to win, 2014 brings an

extra dusting of motivation thanks to its status as the 40th anniversary for Bruce Lynton BMW – making it the longest serving BMW dealer in Australia. “As long as I have raced I have always run the number 23 where it was available, I am not superstitious but that is the number I have always used,” said Lynton. “However for 2014 I am honoured to park the 23 for a celebratory number 40, in recognition of what is a pretty big milestone for our business. “If we can snare some event victories with the 4-0 that will be pretty special – obviously we are here to win and we will be doing everything we can to be competitive at every round. “I feel it is going to be a good year, while the EVOs are formidable competition every one of them had issues at some point last year and we all know you don’t have to win every race to win a championship, but you do have to finish - that is where the BMW I think will have the edge!”


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SHANNONS AUSTRALIAN MOTOR RACING NATIONALS SANDOWN 27- 30 March 2014 PROMOTERS

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AUTHORITY This meeting is conducted under the International Sporting Code of the FIA, the National Competition Rules of the CAMS Limited, the Race Meeting Standing Regulations of CAMS, Sandown Standing Regulations and Supplementary Regulations issued for this meeting. CAMS Permit No. 814/3003/02

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TECHNICAL COMMISSIONERS Australian Manufacturers Championship Bob Hockley Australian GT Championship Ewan Cole Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship Fred Severin Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Bob Buck Australian Super Six Touring Car Series Paul Grey DRIVER STANDARDS ADVISER Aust Saloon Car Series - Peter Dane

ENTRIES The organizers accept competitor entries and driver nominations in good faith. Every effort is made to adhere to the printed program of competitors but the promoter cannot accept responsibility for the failure of any driver or competing vehicle to appear. Although every endeavour is made to avoid inaccuracies in the description of competing vehicles, the organizers accept responsibility for any that may occur. The organizers reserve the right to postpone, abandon or cancel the meeting or any part thereof.

the risks associated with attending or participating in the event include the risk that you may suffer harm as a result of: motor vehicles (or parts of them) colliding with other motor vehicles, persons or property; acts of violence and other harmful acts (whether intentional or inadvertent) committed by persons attending or participating in the event; and the failure or unsuitability of facilities (including grand-stands, fences and guard rails) to ensure the safety of persons or property at the event. motor sport is dangerous and that accidents causing harm can and do happen and may happen to you. You accept the conditions of, and acknowledge the risks arising from, attending o or participating in the event and being provided with the event services by CAMS and the Associated Entities.

PROHIBITED AREAS The organisers of the event have made every effort to ensure the safety of spectators at this meeting. In the interest of public safety, all areas other than the official spectator areas are prohibited. The spectator areas are plainly defined and spectators are requested to keep behind the safety fence at all times. Do not walk on the

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circuit at any time, or move into prohibited areas. In the event of an accident on the circuit, the public must remain behind the safety fence as their entry to the race track may cause further accidents and hinder officials.

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Australian Manufacturers Championship ON THE WEB: www.amchamp.com.au

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Osborne Motorsport

Colin Osborne

NSW

Mazda 3 MPS

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Kevin Herben

Qld

Honda Integra DC5

co-driver Luke King 18

Sherrin Rentals

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Sherrin Rentals

Grant Sherrin co-driver Iain Sherrin Michael Sherrin co-driver David Ayres

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Eastern Creek Karts

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Disc Brakes Australia

Garry Holt co-driver Stuart Kostera Jake Williams co-driver Geoff Rands

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Melbourne Performance Centre

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GWS Personnel

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Castrol/Turbosmart/DBA/Bilstein

AAW Australian Auto Wreckers

BMW 135i

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Mitsubishi Evo 10

WA NSW

Honda Integra DC5

NSW Vic

co-driver Glenn Seton

34

Qld

Vic

Bob Pearson

BMW 135i

Qld

Shane Marshall

co-driver John Bowe

Osborne Motorsport

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co-driver Robert Marshall Peter O'Donnell

31

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NSW

Mitsub Evo 10 BMW 335i

Vic NSW

Mitsubishi Evo 10

Qld

Colin Osborne

NSW

Mazda 3 MPS

George Karadimas

Vic

Ford Falcon XR6T

co-driver co-driver Matt Lehmann 35

GWS Personnel

Ric Shaw

Vic NSW

BMW 130i

Jake Camilleri

Qld

Mazda 3 MPS

co-driver Scott Nicholas

Qld

co-driver Michael Sloss 36 40

Grand Prix Mazda Alphera Financial Services

Beric Lynton co-driver Tim Leahey

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Donut King

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Kintyre Racing

Tony Alford co-driver Peter Leemhuis Glyn Crimp co-driver Matthew Cherry

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Network Clothing/Dentbuster

Mark Eddy co-driver Francois Jouy

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BMW 1M

Qld WA

BMW 1M

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WA

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Wayne King

SA

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NSW

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Qld

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Qld

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Qld

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Trefeo Motorsport/Pirelli

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Vic

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NSW

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Keith Kassulke

Qld

Ascari KZR-1

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NSW

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Vic

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MEETING NEWS All the latest breaking news ahead of round one of the 2014 Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals

CAMS MAKES USE OF FRONTAL HEAD RESTRAINTS MANDATORY FROM MID 2014 The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) is to make use of Frontal Head Restraints (FHR) mandatory from mid-2014. FHR’s are a safety device that reduces the likelihood of head and/ or neck injuries and are already compulsory in many motor sport events worldwide. Formula 1® mandated FHR devices called HANS (Head and Neck Support) in 2003 after extensive testing and these products are also mandatory in Australia’s premier touring car category, the V8 Supercars Championship. CAMS Chief Executive Eugene Arocca says it’s time the devices were made mandatory in all levels of Australian motor sport and expects this decision will be embraced nationwide. “We have a responsibility to continually review safety in motor sport and we felt it was an opportune time to review mandatory use of Frontal Head Restraints. “Safety is paramount in this sport. Ultimately the industry will embrace Frontal Head restraints at all levels and we are very comfortable making this decision as part of our responsibility in regulating motor sport in this country. “The facts and the information supporting FHRs is overwhelming. Use a Frontal Head Restraint and your chances of surviving a significant motor sport incident are far better than without.” said Arocca. The purpose of FHR devices is to stop the head from whipping forward in a crash, without

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restricting the movement of the neck, as an FHR device maintains the relative position of the head to the body. CAMS has resolved to introduce regulations which mandate the use of forward head restraints in accordance with FIA standards as follows:

From 1 July, 2014 all international and national circuit races, road events and off road events, except where specifically exempted due to the type of vehicle; From 1 January, 2015, all state circuit races, road events and off road events, except where specifically exempted due to the type of vehicle. This does not include Speed events and Auto tests. CAMS will conduct an assessment to monitor the introduction and to determine its application to other disciplines and lower level competition. In the meantime, competitors are reminded that the use of these restraints remains highly recommended. Arocca said: “Personally, if I was competing at an event I would use a Frontal Head Restraint irrespective of the level of motor sport. Most importantly, this will be phased in together with an ongoing monitoring process, which we believe is the best way forward. “In real terms, when you consider that the cost of a basic FHR is equivalent to two good quality tyres, it would be difficult to logically argue against

the mandating of FHR, particularly given the FHR will outlast the tyres by a number of years.” Former V8 Supercar driver and Australian motor sport legend Mark Skaife believes this is a significant moment in the history of Australian motor sport and all drivers at all levels will be better off. “I think to make it compulsory now is absolutely required.” said Skaife He added: “The shift in policy is like when seat belts were introduced. At the end of the day we would not go racing without seat belts. Frontal Head Restraints are the same. “They take a little bit of getting used to in making sure the seat belts conform to body shape, but for me it’s a one hundred percent guaranteed thing that you should wear for any sort of motor sport.” “For me, to make it compulsory now, is a great thing. Elite drivers consider FHR devices as essential as their helmet. V8 Supercar Driver and CAMS Driver Development Manager Karl Reindler recalls one occasion in particular where a Frontal Head Restraint proved invaluable. “With the accident I had in Perth in 2011, it saved my life. I walked away from that accident with some burns but had I not had my Frontal Head Restraint on, who knows what the result could have been? “I think it’s a great move by CAMS and the devices are a lot more affordable now than what they used to be. “You can’t put a value on your own life.” said Reindler.


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LAP RECORDS

SANDOWN LAP RECORDS AS AT November 2013

Main Straight Length: 899 Metres Track Width: 12.5 Metres (Main Straight)

Back Straight Length: 910 Metres (incl kink) 11 Metres (Back Straight)

Direction: Anti-Clockwise

NATIONAL CIRCUIT - LENGTH 3.1 KM OUTRIGHT

TOM TWEEDIE

Chevron B24/28

1.05.76

14th Sept 2013

V8 SUPERCARS

WILL DAVISON

FORD FALCON FG

1.09.411

14th Sept2013

KUHMO TYRES V8 TOURING CARS

TONY EVANGELOU

Ford Falcon BA

1:12.81

23rd Oct 2010

KERRICK SPORTS SEDANS

DARREN HOSSACK

Audi A4/Chev

1.08.56

2nd March 2008

PRODUCTION CARS

STUART KOSTERA

Mitsubishi Evo X

1.20.74

24th Oct 2010

SALOON CARS

TIM ROWSE

VT Commodore

1.23.83

24th Oct 2010

AUST SWIFT RACING SERIES

ALLAN JARVIS

SWIFT SPORT

1:33.93

25th Nov 2012

Dallara F307– Mercedes Benz

1.08.3678

17th Nov 2013

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