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Lee Holdsworth talks us through his career, from his debut in what is now Super2 in 2004 to his current stint in TCR Australia. Our Host Ryan Jones mispronounces driver names, Lee opens up about his years in Supercars and his comeback from injury plus his prospects in this year's Bathurst 1000!! All that and more on this episode of the Chequered Fl…
 
Tony Bates is the epitome of the gentleman racer, a highly successful entrepreneur whose preferred recreational pursuit is driving fast race cars. These days he drives an Audi R8 GT3 car but his beginnings are far more humble. Here’s the story of how Tony went from “smashing into everything bar the ambulance” during his 2002 racing debut to winning…
 
If you live in Canberra and you’ve learned to drive recently, there’s a fair chance you’ve been taught by an instructor from the Fifth Gear Motoring school and spent some time in one of their Mini Coopers. Fifth Gear Motoring is owned by Daniel Flanagan, a racing competitor with a passion for driver education. On this episode of Chequered Flag Chat…
 
He has more than four decades of experience racing in events such as the Bathurst 1000, Bathurst 12 Hour and Nurburgring 24 Hour, and now Phil Alexander is using that expertise for the benefit of the motorsport community, providing the knowledge and logistics to help new people enter the sport. On this episode of Chequered Flag Chat, Phil fascinate…
 
Motorsport sponsorship used to be solely about exposure and brand awareness – put a sticker on a race car, spectators will notice and recognise the brand. These days though, sponsorship is about so much more than that – it involves elements such as staff and customer incentives, business-to-business networking opportunities and various other benefi…
 
Matt Braid is CEO of the Australian Racing Group (ARG), which runs a suite of national categories including TCR Australia, S5000, Trans Am Australia and Touring Car Masters, along with the Bathurst 6 Hour and Bathurst International events. In our chat, Matt talked about his time at Supercars, and prior to that, his roles in the automotive industry …
 
The Australian Formula Ford Championship has been in existence for more than half a century and it’s still going strong. In our category critique, we look at Formula Ford's history, advantages and disadvantages and investigate why it has such an amazing record for breeding future stars of the sport. 2015 Australian Formula Ford Champion Cameron Hil…
 
The Benalla Auto Club is unique among Australian car clubs in that it owns not just one, but two permanent racing circuits – Winton and Wakefield Park. It also controls the Australian Auto Sport Alliance (the AASA) and the Australian Motor Racing Series (the AMRS). Our guest this week is the CEO of the BAC Group - Chris Lewis-Williams. Chris has be…
 
What will the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic be on the Australian motorsport industry? How will the current circumstances change the progression pathways for young racing drivers aspiring to forge a professional career? How will state and national categories be affected? On this episode of Chequered Flag Chat, Lachlan Mansell and Dave Stillwell ta…
 
He may not have quite reached the household celebrity status of his son Grant, but Craig Denyer has an extensive CV that includes program director roles at some of Australia’s biggest commercial radio stations, motorsport commentary at some of Australia’s largest events and administration for categories such as V8 Utes, Australian GT and TA2 and ev…
 
Lucy Hatton is an experienced motorsport timekeeper, who has officiated at some of Australia’s highest level motorsport events including the Supercars Championship and Bathurst 12 Hour. As well as explaining her journey from car enthusiast to motorsport official, Lucy discusses the evolution of timing technology. WARNING: some aspects of this podca…
 
When it comes to motorsport, Garth Walden has done a bit of everything. He's raced V8 Supercars in the main-game, including a start in the Bathurst 1000. He’s also raced production and improved production cars, GT cars, Porsches, Radicals, Sports Sedans, LMP3 cars and won the World Time Attack Challenge three times. These days, Garth is kept busy m…
 
Gerald McDornan may not be widely known outside of the motorsport industry, but he was one of the key figures responsible for ensuring motorsport received the widespread mainstream media coverage it deserved. In Part 2 of his chat with Lachy Mansell, Gerald talked about running his Veracity Media communications business, the current state of play i…
 
Gerald McDornan may not be widely known outside of the motorsport industry, but he was one of the key figures responsible for ensuring motorsport received the widespread mainstream media coverage it deserved. In Part 1 of his chat with Lachy Mansell, Gerald talked about his introduction to motorsport media and commentary through drag racing, and hi…
 
With a total of 10 national titles across three different categories, Geoff Emery is arguably the most successful non-professional driver in Australian motorsport history. In our chat, Geoff tells the stories of his introduction to motorsport through the Commodore Cup national series, his progression to the Supercars Development Series and his more…
 
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