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Q&A: McConville on juggling Porsche and V8s

Q&A: McConville on juggling Porsche and V8s

Adding the top motorsport job at Porsche Cars Australia to his existing roles with V8 Supercars and CAMS ensures that the already busy Cameron McConville is in for a hectic second half of the year Read More

Q&A: Andrew Dickeson

Q&A: Andrew Dickeson

Andrew Dickeson is excited about teaming up with engineer Owen Kelly again on the biggest weekend of the Tasmanian’s successful racing career Read More

Q&A: David Catchpole on Australia’s WRC future

Q&A: David Catchpole on Australia’s WRC future

Measures to help the Australian round of the World Rally Championship garner the same level of support it enjoyed in Western Australia are being vigorously pursued to ensure its new home in Coffs Harbour Read More

Q&A: Rick Kelly on Bathurst in a GT-R

Q&A: Rick Kelly on Bathurst in a GT-R

Rick Kelly discusses the 2014 Bathurst 12 Hour and Nismo driver exchange program with Stefan Bartholomaeus Read More

Q&A: Stoner still searching for freedom

Q&A: Stoner still searching for freedom

From international MotoGP star to Dunlop Series rookie, Casey Stoner's racing career continue to capture widespread attention from the Australian public and media Read More

Q&A: Renee Gracie

Q&A: Renee Gracie

Teenage driver Renee Gracie is eager to get back into battle when round 4 of the Australian Carrera Cup Championship kicks off in Townsville from July 5-7 Read More

Q&A: Garry Rogers looks to 2014

Q&A: Garry Rogers looks to 2014

As one of the sport’s most colourful characters, it should be no surprise that it was Garry Rogers who pulled off what is perhaps the most left-field deal in V8 Supercars history Read More

CAFE CHAT: Michael Guest/Gregoire Dupont

CAFE CHAT: Michael Guest/Gregoire Dupont

A fresh form of rallying is taking to Australian shores in the way of Side-by-Side competition as Can-Am boss Gregoire Dupont and his team front-man Michael Guest look to the future of this exciting new category Read More

Dowe: It’s ‘pedal to the metal’ at HRT

Dowe: It’s ‘pedal to the metal’ at HRT

The Holden Racing Team's highly experienced performance director Tony Dowe discusses the process of turning the factory Commodores into winners Read More

CAFE CHAT: Al D’Alberto

CAFE CHAT: Al D’Alberto

Team HIFLEX began the new generation of V8 Supercars briskly, cashing in where some bigger teams struck problems Read More

CAFE CHAT: Bryan Staring

CAFE CHAT: Bryan Staring

The Perth racer Bryan Staring is the new Australian star on the MotoGP scene. The 25-year-old was hand picked by the Gresini Honda outfit to develop its CRT bike in the premier road bike category Read More

CAFE CHAT: Barry Oliver

CAFE CHAT: Barry Oliver

The dulcet tones of Barry Oliver may no longer be heard at V8 Supercar meetings but the former long-time commentator remains a constant in Australian motor racing Read More

CAFE CHAT: Tony Quinn

CAFE CHAT: Tony Quinn

It has taken Tony Quinn 12 months to turn a barren paddock into a cleverly manicured boutique racetrack at Cromwell, near Queenstown Read More

CAFE CHAT: Scott McLaughlin relishing soft tyres

CAFE CHAT: Scott McLaughlin relishing soft tyres

Scott McLaughlin’s career continues to evolve at a rapid pace Read More

CAFE CHAT: Force India’s COO Otmar Szafnauer

CAFE CHAT: Force India’s COO Otmar Szafnauer

The next few months will be important ones for the future of the Force India Formula 1 team Read More

CAFE CHAT: Jonny Reid

CAFE CHAT: Jonny Reid

Jonny Reid is committed to helping Dick Johnson Racing turn around its fortunes after re-inventing his career Read More

CAFE CHAT: Christian Klien

CAFE CHAT: Christian Klien

Austrian racer Christian Klien has shown his class by soaring to pole position on debut for Erebus Motorsport on the streets of Adelaide Read More

CAFE CHAT: New V8 SuperTourer CEO Ray Noonan

CAFE CHAT: New V8 SuperTourer CEO Ray Noonan

Globetrotting entrepreneur Ray Noonan has taken control of the V8 SuperTourer Championship as the category undergoes an executive shake-up Read More

Q&A: German V8 Supercar rookie Maro Engel

Q&A: German V8 Supercar rookie Maro Engel

In an extended Cafe Chat, Erebus Motorsport's latest recruit Maro Engel explains his decision to join the V8 Supercars Championship and the challenges that lay ahead Read More

Q&A: Casey Stoner on his new career in V8 Supercars

Q&A: Casey Stoner on his new career in V8 Supercars

Two-time MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner speaks to Speedcafe.com about his year ahead in V8 Supercars' Dunlop Series Read More

Q&A: Volkswagen Motorsport boss on WRC return

Q&A: Volkswagen Motorsport boss on WRC return

This weekend marks a major milestone for Volkswagen as it rejoins the World Rally Championship with a factory team for the first time in 25 years. Speedcafe.com spoke with Volkswagen Motorsport boss Jost Capito ahead of the season-opening Monte Carlo Rally. Read More

Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor

One-time Mitsubishi factory rally driver, motoring journalist Michael Taylor has taken the plunge and branched out into a left-field side venture Read More

Chris Jewell

Chris Jewell

Chris Jewell is the voice that you hear at all V8 Supercars race tracks, but there's more to the man that just his voice. Speedcafe.com caught up with him Read More

Alex Davison

Alex Davison

Alex Davison has scored the plum ride in the new fourth Ford Performance Racing entry for the 2013 V8 Supercars Championship. Speedcafe spoke to Davison about his new opportunity, testing FPR's Car of the Future Falcons and racing with his younger brother Will Read More

Bernd Schneider

Bernd Schneider

Bernd Schneider is a legend in European circuit racing. Speedcafe.com's Grant Rowley spoke with the German in Sydney Read More

Brad Jones

Brad Jones

Brad Jones Racing might be one of the last of the V8 Supercars teams to complete its Car of the Future V8 Supercar, but it seems well placed for a 'season of change.' Speedcafe.com caught up with team owner Brad Jones Read More

Garry Rogers

Garry Rogers

Long-time V8 Supercars team owner Garry Rogers could have some small – or big – changes ahead at his Fujitsu/GRM V8 Supercars team. Speedcafe.com spoke to him Read More

Chad Reed

Chad Reed

Casey Stoner may have taken the lion's share of the headlines over the Phillip Island MotoGP weekend, but there was another high-credentialed Australian doing some winning at the Island circuit. Speedcafe.com spoke to Chad Reed Read More

Ricky Taylor

Ricky Taylor

Garry Rogers continued his trend of signing an unheralded international driver by booking young American sports car driver Ricky Taylor. Speedcafe.com spoke to the American sportscar driver Read More

Jeroen Bleekemolen

Jeroen Bleekemolen

Speedcafe.com caught up with Jeroen Bleekemolen in the Stone Brothers pit bunker at Bathurst last weekend to chat about Carrera Cup, driving the Porsche RS Spyder around Bathurst and the possibility of returning to compete in The Great Race Read More

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