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Roland Dane

Roland Dane

TeamVodafone boss Roland Dane heads to this weekend’s 2010 V8 season finale with a chance to make some history – but he’ll have to come from behind to do it. Dane told Speedcafe.com.au's Grant Rowley that even though his driver Jamie Whincup has to make up some ground, no one should write him off Read More

Sue Evans: The end of an era

Sue Evans: The end of an era

Sue Evans has had the ride of her life over the past 12 years. Sitting alongside husband Simon; the Evans' took four Australian Championships and an Asia Pacficic F2 title. Sue has now hung up the helmet and she spoke with Speedcafe about rallying and what is ahead. Read More

Andrew Thompson: The end of a horror year

Andrew Thompson: The end of a horror year

Andrew Thompson has confirmed that he will be watching the 2011 V8 Supercars Championship Series from the sidelines next year. The Bundaberg Red Racing Commodore VE driver spoke to Speedcafe.com.au's Grant Rowley about his horror year, what he plans to do in 2011 and his divorce with his flat mate! Read More

Jamie Whincup: Lessons, soft tyres and points

Jamie Whincup: Lessons, soft tyres and points

TeamVodafone’s Jamie Whincup is six races away from making history – winning the V8 Supercars Championship Series two-year straight in different makes of cars. There’s over 1100km of racing – and James Courtney – to overcome before he can claim that, and as he told Speedcafe.com.au’s Grant Rowley, there's a long way to go Read More

Brad Jones: Why I joined V8SA Board

Brad Jones: Why I joined V8SA Board

This week BJR co-owner Brad Jones was elected to the board of directors for V8 Supercars Australia. It came after a trying weekend for his team on the streets of Surfers Paradise in a year where BJR has showed flashes of great speed. Speedcafe.com.au's Grant Rowley spoke Jones about matters on and off the track ... Read More

Sebastien Bourdais: My V8 Supercars debut

Sebastien Bourdais: My V8 Supercars debut

Sebastien Bourdais is certainly no stranger to the Gold Coast street circuit – being the only person to have won an Indy-style race more than once. This weekend with Jonathon Webb, he faces a different challenge. Speedcafe.com.au's Grant Rowley spoke to the Frenchman at Queensland Raceway ... Read More

Bruno Senna: His first F1 season, his future and his famous uncle

Bruno Senna: His first F1 season, his future and his famous uncle

Bruno Senna is nearing the end of his first full F1 season, bar the round that he missed at Silverstone. Driving for the new Hispania F1 outfit, Senna has not only had to compete with a new squad, but couple that with being a rookie in the most competitive F1 season in many years. Speedcafe spoke to Senna about life in F1 ... Read More

Garth Tander: Mountains, Millions and Allan Grice

Garth Tander: Mountains, Millions and Allan Grice

Garth Tander heads to Mount Panorama next week as the defending race champion, the only man with the chance of winning V8 Supercars’ $2 Million Grand Slam prize, and a retrospective livery. Speedcafe.com.au caught up with the two-time Bathurst winner after the launch of the Toll Holden Racing Team’s retro livery launch Read More

Scott Dixon: Braeside, Homestead and the Gold Coast

Scott Dixon: Braeside, Homestead and the Gold Coast

Scott Dixon is one of few international V8 Supercars drivers to visit Australian shores before the Armor All Gold Coast 600 – 30 days out from the revamped event. The Kiwi speaks about the IndyCar season finale in Florida, the title battle between Franchitti and Power and his time with Todd and Rick Kelly in Melbourne Read More

Paul Dumbrell: Not enough hours in a day

Paul Dumbrell: Not enough hours in a day

Paul Dumbrell is one of the busiest individuals in V8 Supercars. He's a businessman, race car driver and athlete. How does he fit it all in and still be so competitive in a race car? Speedcafe.com.au spoke to him about his busy season Read More

Jim Richards: Is he the ATCC’s best driver?

Jim Richards: Is he the ATCC’s best driver?

Jim Richards is an Australian Touring Car legend. No, we can't claim him as an Australian (he's a Kiwi), but when it comes to local Aussie racing, 'Gentleman Jim' has won it all. Speedcafe.com.au spoke to him about his popularity, driving future and what he is doing next weekend ... Read More

David Brabham: Gold Coast V8s will be massive

David Brabham: Gold Coast V8s will be massive

David Brabham arrived in Australia today, promoting the new international-flavoured Armor All Gold Coast street race. Speedcafe.com.au spoke to him about the Gold Coast race, his drive in the Stone Brothers Racing Falcon and the likelihood of carnage at Surfers Paradise Read More

Mark Beretta: Writing and riding combined

Mark Beretta: Writing and riding combined

Network Seven sports anchor and V8 Supercars commentator Mark Beretta has just released his first published book – The Riders. Speedcafe.com.au caught up with him to talk about the book, the current state of play in motorcycling and his desire to compete in circuit racing … Read More

Steve Owen: Pressure, double duties and the future

Steve Owen: Pressure, double duties and the future

Steve Owen is just weeks away from the biggest races of his motor racing career – partnering Jamie Whincup in the #1 TeamVodafone Commodore VE at Phillip Island, Bathurst and the new Gold Coast 600 event. Speedcafe.com.au spoke to Owen about the pressure, his expectations and the future Read More

Simon Evans: IRC the next step

Simon Evans: IRC the next step

Simon Evans last weekend wrapped-up his fourth Australian Rally Championship title. Now Evans is looking overseas and the chance to take on some of the world's best Read More

Greg Murphy: Finding answers has been hard

Greg Murphy: Finding answers has been hard

At the mid-point of the year, you might say ‘Greg Who?’ Popular Kiwi Greg Murphy is having a shocker, and even he is at a loss to explain the uncompetitive performances of the Castrol EDGE Commodore VE. Speedcafe.com.au spoke to him Read More

John Crennan: Back in the big chair

John Crennan: Back in the big chair

John Crennan is considered one of the fathers of Holden Special Vehicles and the Holden Racing Team. Having achieved everything there was to achieve there, he decided in 2007 that he'd had enough and left the business. Two and a half year's later, he's back with Kelly Racing as the team's Chairman Read More

Steve Richards: A good time to get results

Steve Richards: A good time to get results

Dunlop Super Dealers Ford Performance Racing driver Steve Richards has enjoyed a positive spike in results in the past two events, finishing inside the top 10 in the last three races. Speedcafe spoke to 'Richo' about his good run of late and his future in the sport Read More

Todd Kelly: Planes, race cars and better results

Todd Kelly: Planes, race cars and better results

Todd Kelly hasn’t enjoyed a champagne V8 Supercars season so far. Currently 19th in the Championship Series, Kelly endured a tough start to the year, but in recent rounds has fought back, including a top 10 result at the last round at Hidden Valley. Speedcafe.com.au spoke to him Read More

Lee Holdsworth: Accepting praise, moving forward

Lee Holdsworth: Accepting praise, moving forward

Lee Holdsworth has had an up and down 2010 V8 Supercars Championship Series. After receiving high praise from touring car legend John Bowe, Speedcafe.com.au spoke to Holdsworth about HRT, GRM and how he plans to right some wrongs in Townsville Read More

Alex Davison: The future is clearer now

Alex Davison: The future is clearer now

One great result can quickly change people's opinion of certain drivers, and Alex Davison is hoping the rumours about his future with Stone Brothers Racing will end now after his solid performance at Hidden Valley Raceway last weekend. He spoke to Speedcafe.com.au Read More

Garry Coleman: Serving god, racing and the Queen

Garry Coleman: Serving god, racing and the Queen

Garry Coleman is a face you'll see at every V8 Supercars race, but rarely acknowledged – until now. The fastest pastor in the pitlane, Coleman was awarded the highly-prestigious Order of Australia Medal in last Monday's Queens Birthday honours list. Speedcafe.com.au spoke to him ... Read More

Mitch Evans: Testing, racing and linking with the best

Mitch Evans: Testing, racing and linking with the best

New Zealand racer Mitch Evans has raised eyebrows on Australian shores in the past 18 months, winning national Formula Ford and Formula 3 races – and he has some bold plans for the future. The 15-year-old spoke to Speedcafe.com.au about his rapid rise Read More

Paul Morris: Confidence breeds confidence

Paul Morris: Confidence breeds confidence

Paul Morris Motorsport built two new Triple Eight-designed Commodore VEs for the start of this season. The effect of that was meant to be race wins, but they haven't come yet. Speedcafe.com.au spoke to team owner Paul Morris about how it plans to get to the front of the V8 field Read More

Tim Slade: Proving his worth in V8s

Tim Slade: Proving his worth in V8s

Tim Slade is one of the quiet achievers of this year's V8 Supercars Championship Series. Two solid results at Winton has lifted him up to 18th in the points table Read More

Tim Blanchard: Waiting for the right opportunity

Tim Blanchard: Waiting for the right opportunity

Tim Blanchard is one of the quiet achievers in this year's Fujitsu V8 Series – and he was rewarded with a Main Series V8 test in Greg Murphy's Castrol Commodore. Speedcafe.com.au's Grant Rowley spoke with Blanchard about his steady rise and his future plans Read More

David Reynolds: Ready and waiting

David Reynolds: Ready and waiting

David Reynolds has been on the sidelines this year, but is shaping up as one of the big players in next year's driver market. The Walkinshaw Racing endurance driver spoke to Speedcafe about testing, racing and his future plans Read More

Steven Bradbury: The need for speed

Steven Bradbury: The need for speed

Steven Bradbury came to the world's attention when he became Australia's first-ever Winter Olympic gold medalist in 2002. Now, Bradbury has another type of 'speed' that he wants to conquer – motor sport. Speedcafe.com.au's Grant Rowley grabbed Bradbury for a chat while he was competing in the MINI Challenge at QR Read More

Owen Kelly: V8s, America and beyond

Owen Kelly: V8s, America and beyond

Owen Kelly will compete in the V8 Supercars endurance races with Jack Daniel's Racing this year, as well as selected Fujitsu V8 Series races. Speedcafe.com.au caught up with him to find out what his thoughts on V8 racing and his future in America Read More

Tony D’Alberto: Playing with the big boys

Tony D’Alberto: Playing with the big boys

Tony D'Alberto has gone from zero to hero in less than a month. In the past four races, he's qualified in the top 10 three times and is now looking like a genuine V8 contender – all from a single-car 'privateer' team. Speedcafe.com.au's Grant Rowley spoke to D'Alberto about his swift form turn Read More

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