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BMW TAKES THE TRIFECTA AT SYDNEY SHANNONS

2. July 2016

BMW TAKES THE TRIFECTA AT SYDNEY SHANNONS

BMW drivers Tim Leahey and Beric Lynton have taken victory in race one at Sydney Motorsport Park after an intense late race battle with fellow Class A entrants Luke Searle/Paul Morris in a BMW M135i. The result – which also saw them claim the Class A victory – went down to the wire in the shortened race, with the BMW eventually taking out the victory despite ABS issues earlier in the race and the need to hustle earlier in the day to replace a fractured boost pipe following qualifying. "About lap 7 the ABS turned off and under one of the safety cars I reset the car and got it back for a lap or two, and then it went away again." said Lynton. "We reset the car again when Tim got in and he didn’t have a issue after that, which was great as otherwise he certainly wouldn’t have been able to do what he did. He drove the tyres off it to catch Luke and get past him, and then they had a great race.... I would like to say we are confident for tomorrow.” Third outright and taking the victory for Class B were Grant and Iain Sherrin #1 Sherrin Racing BMW135i, with Grant having lead the field in the early stages of the race. Rounding out the top five were the entries of Mark Eddy and Dean Fiore – who didn’t let the fact they were lacking a windscreen in their Class A #2 Network Clothing Audi TT RS stop them from storming through from 18th on the grid – and Tony Alford and Stu Kostera. Kostera had earlier lead the race in the Class A Donut King BMW Audi TT RS after a lightening start from the second row. Sixth and last on the lead lap was the Rick Bates/Bob Pearson Class A #33 Pro-Duct Mitsubishi Evo 10, who finished ahead of the Class I Kyle Alford/Aaron Seton Donut King BMW1M – birthday boy Seton lead outright for a large chunk of the race before pitting from the lead on lap 41. Eighth was Mark Griffith and Rod Salmon in the Class A Skwirk Mitsubishi Evo, while ninth and the Class C victory went to the Doug Westwood/Chad Parrish Falcon Fire BMW. Rounding out the top 10 were Colin Osborne and Hadrian Morrall in the Class C Osborne Motorsport Renault Megane, while 11th and the Class D victory went to father and daughter outfit Carly and Barry Black in the Gosford European Car Services Renault Clio. In Class E, the win went to Liam Thompson and Alexandra Best from 12th outright, in the Lauren Gray Motorsport Toyota Echo.

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GOOD GOD IT’S GOODWOOD Watch the Festival Of Speed LIVE

25. June 2016

GOOD GOD IT’S GOODWOOD Watch the Festival Of Speed LIVE

The Goodwood Festival of Speed has become not only one of the world motorsport's iconic events , it has become a popular part of the British Social calendar along with the Ascot Horse Races, Wimbledon, The opening day of a Test match at Lords and Conservative Party kinky sex parties. This year's Festival features a tribute to BMW which will include Australia's Tony Longhurst back behind the wheel of his BMW Super Tourer plus classic BMW powered F1 cars and Le Mans racers. While the competitive hillclimb up Lord March's driveway isn't really the big deal here, it's still fun watching all those classic cars and bikes in action once again. Having been to Goodwood in the past, it's one of those events you really only need to do once, unlike Le Mans where I'd be happy to go every year, but if you haven't been then it really should be added to the bucket list. Anyway if you can't get there the good news is the entire event is streamed live and you can watch it all right here:

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WHAT PEOPLE WANT IS “A FASTER HORSE” Win a copy of David Gelb’s Mustang Documentary.

24. June 2016

WHAT PEOPLE WANT IS “A FASTER HORSE” Win a copy of David Gelb’s Mustang Documentary.

David Gelb is the highly respected filmmaker behind the award winning documentary "JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI" and the current Netflix hit series "CHEF'S TABLE". He has now turned his attention from food to fast cars with "A FASTER HORSE" a rare look behind the scenes at the creation of Ford's newest incarnation of its most iconic performance car The Mustang. "A Faster Horse" looks at the car's design and development with unprecedented behind the scenes access to some of Ford's most secretive production and testing areas. I had the chance to catch up with David to ask him about the film and the place of the Mustang in American popular culture. You can hear that interview here:

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TOYOTA FAST IN PRACTICE BUT PORSCHE STILL NO. 1 IN SPA.

6. May 2016

TOYOTA FAST IN PRACTICE BUT PORSCHE STILL NO. 1 IN SPA.

The promise of straight-line speed for the new Toyota's that was hinted at Silverstone has realise in early running for this weekend's Spa 6 Hour Race, Round Two of the FIA World Endurance Championship. The new Toyota TS 050 HYBRID made it a 1-2 sweep of Free Practice 2. Kazuki Nakajima’s time of 1m58.556s heads teammate Stephane Sarrazin’s 1m58.711s around the famous Belgian circuit with Porsche third and fourth. However the Porsches still set the quickest time of the day with a 1:58.012 by Brendon Hartley. It was a tough day for Audi as No.7 driven by Marcel Fassler in fifth and the No.8 R18 failing to take part after technical problems.

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SPORTS SEDANS SET TO ROAR WITH IN PIT LANE

20. April 2016

SPORTS SEDANS SET TO ROAR WITH IN PIT LANE

In Pit Lane is delighted to welcome the Australian Sports Sedan Association as it’s naming rights sponsor for the remainder of our first series in 2016. The new sponsorship will promote the Riverside Racing Victorian Sports Sedan Championship right across Melbourne & Geelong on Australia’s most watched community TV station C31 Melbourne as well as […]

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SEMA BOSS TAKES ON THREAT TO U.S MOTORSPORT

18. March 2016

SEMA BOSS TAKES ON THREAT TO U.S MOTORSPORT

SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting has testified before a U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Oversight Subcommittee, urging the group to continue allowing street vehicles to be modified and converted for motorsports competition. Kersting joined President of National Speed Sports News Ralph Sheheen, lawmakers and legislative experts at the hearing, which examined how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule on converting emissions-certified vehicles into racecars would impact the racing community. “The EPA’s new interpretation of the law puts racing and the motorsports industry into jeopardy,” said Kersting. “SEMA is urging Congress to adopt a measure that would eliminate any uncertainty now and in the future about how the Clean Air Act is interpreted, and make it clear that the law allows emissions-certified street vehicles to be modified and converted for competition use.”

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WHO SAYS YOU CAN’T GET SOMETHING FOR NOTHING?

15. March 2016

WHO SAYS YOU CAN’T GET SOMETHING FOR NOTHING?

Do you sell to the motorsport, or high performance auto sector? Do you want prime-time free to air television exposure every week? And would you like it for FREE? IN PIT LANE Australia's longest running prime time motorsport show is offering naming rights sponsorship for season two 2016. (September-November) And if you sign up now you'll get the rest of season one FREE. That's up to 20 weeks of primetime television exposure plus the remainder of 2016 on the In Pit Lane website. Now in it's 20th year on air, IN PIT LANE features News and Features from all over the motorsport world. From local State based racing through to Formula One.

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IN PIT LANE KICKS OFF 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY 9:30 MARCH 2

22. February 2016

IN PIT LANE KICKS OFF 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY 9:30 MARCH 2

Australia's longest running primetime motorsport show "In Pit Lane" returns to Melbourne's C31 for an historic 20th year at 9:30pm March 2. Produced by RMITV Student Television, In Pit Lane will once again bring viewers right across Melbourne the latest news, gossip and insights into the world of local and International motorsport. Beginning in 1996, In Pit Lane has provided young Australian motorsport talent with the opportunity to reach out to fans and sponsors and given exposure to events and forms of the sport otherwise ignored by mainstream media. Local motorsport events like the Victorian State Circuit Racing Championships, local Hillclimbs and Drag Racing have all gained valuable primetime television exposure thanks to In Pit Lane. Hosted by Brett Ramsey, In Pit Lane also showcases young local music talent with live music each and every week. "We love to have local bands and musical acts in every week" said Brett. "it's a great showcase for a lot of really great talent out there, and it really pisses off a lot of boring old people who really should be in bed by that time." The show has also been a great real world training ground for young people looking to move into the the morally bankrupt and ultimately heartbreaking world of mainstream television production. "Bad television doesn't produce itself" said Brett. "It just looks like it. That's all part of the magic." The programme is currently in a desperate hunt for sponsorship, but Brett is hopeful that some positive news on that front may soon be announced. Failing that several banks and gambling establishments with less than satisfactory security arrangements are being carefully cased. In Pit Lane can be seen every Wednesday night on Melbourne's C31 as well as online via the C31 website across Australia at 9:30pm from March 2 until the money runs out. Oh anybody know where we can buy a cheap gun? -----

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20 YEARS OF IN PIT LANE: Come Along For The Ride

9. February 2016

20 YEARS OF IN PIT LANE: Come Along For The Ride

In 2016 In Pit Lane celebrates a record 20 years on air, and here's your chance to be a part of it. Screened every week in primetime on Australia's most watched community television network, C31 Melbourne, and live online to the World, In Pit Lane has for two decades featured the most diverse, eclectic and entertaining range of motorsport news and guests on Australian television. From Formula One Superstars to the future stars of the vibrant Australian Karting scene, In Pit Lane brings it's loyal fans all the motorsport news, action and opinions that mainstream media ignores. If it has an engine, and it races, In Pit Lane has covered it. Circuit Racing, Drag Racing, Speedway, Rallying, Off Road Racing, Hillclimbs, Power Boats, Radio Control and Slot Cars. In Pit Lane have covered them all. Our line up of guests is a who's who of local and international motorsport stars including legends like Peter Brock, Sir Stirling Moss, Sir Jack Brabham, Vern Schuppan, Murray Walker, Jenson Button and many more F1, Le Mans and local legends. In Pit Lane has also shot stories from great racetracks and events around the World like, Le Mans, Goodwood, Dijon, the Autodrome de Montlhéry, Macau, Hampton Downs and even Ordos in Inner Mongolia. To celebrate our 20th year with a new series starting in the first week of March, In Pit Lane has a range of sponsorship and supporter packages to spread your message via the most effective communications media in history. PRIME TIME FREE TO AIR TELEVISION

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ON THE ROAD: NAIAS Day Two, Lincoln’s New Look & May The Force One Be With You

13. January 2016

ON THE ROAD: NAIAS Day Two, Lincoln’s New Look & May The Force One Be With You

Day 2 of the North American International Auto Show has just wrapped up. Acura gets sleek, sexy with Precision Concept, Lincoln strives to deliver on luxury with a new look Continental and Fisker unveils the 700+ BHP VLF Force 1 V10 supercar after lawsuit against Aston Martin. For the big stories of the day check out today's "AutoNews Now"

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