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RMITV RETURNS TO LIVE TV WITH IN PIT LANE

4. May 2015

RMITV RETURNS TO LIVE TV WITH IN PIT LANE

C31 Melbourne founding member group RMITV returns to live television on the 6th of May at 9.30 pm with the long-running motorsport news program “In Pit Lane” returning to live television from the basement TV studios of RMIT University City Campus. Since it’s inception in 1987, RMITV has broadcast live television from RMIT University helping […]

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GREENS CALL ON TUNBULL FOR COMMUNITY TV BACKDOWN

24. February 2015

Melbourne Greens MP Adam Brandt has called on Minister of Communication and Prime Minister in waiting, Malcolm Turnbull to reverse his decision to kill off community television at the end of the year. After more than 20 years on air, community television in Australia will lose access to broadcast spectrum at the end of 2015. This will result in the end of Community TV in Australia and end the opportunities for hundreds of young Australians who now gain valuable real world experience in television production and further reduce the already limited diversity of the Australian Media. If you believe that independent community media has a place in a vibrant democracy the please contact your local MP and ask them what they are doing to save community television.

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FORD UNVEIL NEW GT, BUT NO NEWS ON LE MANS… YET

13. January 2015

FORD UNVEIL NEW GT, BUT NO NEWS ON LE MANS… YET

Ford have unveiled the car that could see the marque return to Le Mans. The new Ford GT was shown released today at the North American Motor Show in Detroit. Beginning production late next year, the GT hits the road in select global markets to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ford GT race cars placing 1-2-3 at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. However the company is still not confirming, or denying any return to Le Sarthe in GTE competition...

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TERRANOVA BACK IN DAKAR CONTENTION AS WALKNER WINS ON TWO WHEELS

7. January 2015

TERRANOVA BACK IN DAKAR CONTENTION AS WALKNER WINS ON TWO WHEELS

After crashing at the end of the special on Monday, Orlando Terranova had no intention of leaving his team-mate Nasser Al-Attiyah to effortlessly lead the rally. The Argentinean, who has good knowledge of the tracks in his region, produced a sterling effort in the second part of the special after having reached CP1 with a similar time to Giniel de Villiers and Al-Attiyah. In the end, he clawed back almost two minutes on the Toyota driver and more than four minutes on the Qatari general standings leader. This battle was joined by Alrajhi Yazeed who is taking part in his first Dakar and who now occupies a very impressive fifth place in the general standings. As for the Peugeot team, Carlos Sainz seems to be getting the hang of the new car and improving in performance terms with the day's fourth place, four minutes behind the day's winner, even if the Spaniard is still far from being in an ideal position to battle for victory in Buenos Aires, trailing Al-Attiyah by almost 20 minutes in the general standings. Stéphane Peterhansel is also climbing back up the standings even if the Frenchman did lose almost ten minutes to Terranova today, whilst his former team-mate Nani Roma finally put his mishaps behind him with sixth place this Tuesday evening in Chilecito. Third in the general standings this morning, Bernhard Ten Brinke lost 30 minutes and drops down to 8th place. 6th on the first stage and then 3rd on the second, Airat Mardeev has continued his progression with a first stage victory on the Dakar 2015, enabling him to take the lead in the general standings. The Kamaz driver managed to open up a gap of almost two minutes over a second Kamaz driven by Andrey Karginov, the winner in 2014, and a gap of 4'30 over the ever consistent Gerard de Rooy. In the general standings, Mardeev now boasts a lead of eight minutes over his main rivals.

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FORD RETURN TO LE MANS

19. December 2014

FORD RETURN TO LE MANS

The whispers that started over a year ago became rumours, then strong rumours, now we are a few weeks away from confirmation that Ford are returning to Le Mans. According to the usually reliable and well connected John Dagys (@johndagys) at Sportscar365 the blue oval marque will return to Le Sarthe in 2016 with a […]

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THIEVES STRIKE MELBOURNE MOTORSPORT AGAIN

13. November 2014

In what is becoming a far too regular occurrence, thieves have stolen parts and equipment from another race team in Melbourne. This time it was popular Touring Car Masters competitor Eddie Abelnica’ Abelnica’s new Melbourne workshop was broken into last night (Wednesday / Thursday November 12 / 13) with a number of parts stolen. A majority of the parts relate to Eddie’s XB Falcon TCM racer but also include an array of other components. In Pit Lane would like all Melbourne racers, fans and friends to keep an ‘ear to the ground’ in case any of the following list is spotted in the marketplace. If you have ANY leads at all please don't hesitate to contact the Victorian Police immediately.

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HOLDEN COMMIT TO MOTORSPORT SAFETY

10. October 2014

HOLDEN COMMIT TO MOTORSPORT SAFETY

HOLDEN CONTINUES TO DRIVE TEAM MEDICAL AUSTRALIA Team Medical Australia (TMA) has unveiled the newest addition to its fleet of emergency response vehicles, a striking VF Commodore SS-V Sportwagon donated by Holden. The not-for-profit organisation launched the bold green, white and black Holden ahead of this weekend’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000. Holden has supplied cars to TMA since its inception a decade ago, with all subsequent funding raised by the organisation going directly back into the purchase of vital medical equipment. Team Medical Australia Treasurer, Peter Castledine said Holden’s ongoing support has been instrumental to the organisation’s success. “Without the support of Holden we would not be in the position we are to provide the emergency medical support that we do,” Castledine said.

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IN PIT LANE #the victorylap II The battle with Google continues

17. September 2014

10:30 Wednesday join us here to watch In Pit Lane #thevictorylap LIVE. Our battle to get the technology to work isn’t won yet but we’ll keep giving it a try. Tonight we’ll take a look at CAMS announcement on Formula 4 and the opening Formula E race in Beijing last weekend. Whether we have anybody else online […]

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THE GOODWOOD REVIVAL LIVE

12. September 2014

The Goodwood Revival is recognised as one of the premiere historic racing events on the world calendar. Every year tens of thousands gather for a weekend of nostalgia and great racing from some of the world’s best drivers. And the good news is that you can watch it all LIVE right here:

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IN PIT LANE RETURNS WEDNESDAY 10:00 PM ON C31 MELBOURNE

25. August 2014

IN PIT LANE RETURNS WEDNESDAY 10:00 PM ON C31 MELBOURNE

In Pit Lane one of C31's longest running programs returns to the airwaves in the new timeslot of 10:00PM Wednesdays starting September 3. Now in it's 19th year of production, In Pit Lane remains the only prime-time free to air weekly motorsport news show in Australia. Recorded live from the studios of RMIT University in the heart of Grand Prix City Melbourne, In Pit Lane will feature previews, news and analysis of all forms of motorsport, performance motoring and the classic car scene from Australia and all around the world. Highlight's of the new season include previews of the Sandown 500, the Sandown Historic "Return of the Thunder" meeting, Motoclassica, the Grand Final of the Victorian State Championships, The Shannons Nationals and Island Magic. Plus all the latest news from overseas including the wrap up to an exciting F1 season, the World Endurance Championship and the famous Macau Grand Prix. We'll also keep you up to date with the new all electric Formula E championship and the new Drag Racing season at Calder Park. A new feature of the season will be regular live online forums with racefans and competitors from all over the globe discussing the major issues affecting the sport. Regular updates, special features and live streaming of local and international motorsport events can also be found via the In Pit Lane website www.inpitlane.com. In Pit Lane is a production of RMITV Student Television and remains a valuable training ground for future generations of young local talent. In Pit Lane is once again supported by local manufacturer Dyno Dynamics and their DynoTech range of affordable Chassis Dynos. We also acknowledge the long running support of our friends at The Ramada Resort Phillip Island who make all of our Phillip Island coverage possible. That's In Pit Lane Wednesday nights staring September 3 at 10:00 PM only on Melbourne and Geelong's C31, celebrating 20 years on air this October.

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