Hosted by award-winning journalist Andrew van Leeuwen, the Castrol Motorsport News Podcast brings you the latest news and views on motorsport in Australia and around the world.
Bathurst wildcard saga explained, Golding's Supercars return
The Castrol Motorsport News Podcast explains the Superlicence saga that has thrown a Bathurst 1000 wildcard plan off-track. Host Andrew van Leeuwen and V8 Sleuth's Stefan Bartholomaeus take you inside the confusing series of events that resulted in Bathurst builder Michael Anderson being denied the right to race in the October classic. The boys also discuss PremiAir Racing's signing of James Golding, Aaron Seton's Bathurst 1000 credentials and the merits of Supercars' Super2 eligibility plan. There's a look at the state of play in the Supercars title race as the midway point approaches and a review of the standouts and disappointments so far. Globally, the life-saving Halo and Ferrari's race management were the talking points from Silverstone, while Scott McLaughlin did it again in IndyCar. A Motorsport News Mailbag question brings some interesting discussion around Shane van Gisbergen's dodgy starts and the boys name their Castrol Stars of the Week.
PremiAir Supercars shock: What happened & what's next?
This week's Castrol Motorsport News Podcast looks at the sudden mid-season shake-up at first-year Supercars squad PremiAir Racing. Why did Garry Jacobson suddenly lose his seat? And what's the plan from here? Host Andrew van Leeuwen and V8 Sleuth's Stefan Bartholomaeus tackle these questions as the situation continues to play out. The boys also look at the announcement of a new Formula Ford for 2024, highlighting the strengths and challenges of Motorsport Australia's grand plan. Hear also from Aussie Porsche ace Matt Campbell following news he'll be part of the marque's Penske-run tilt at Le Mans glory. WRC reporter Tom Howard checks in from Kenya following a dramatic Safari Rally. All that plus the latest news headlines from Australia and around the world, the Motorsport News Mailbag and the Castrol Stars of the Week.
Mostert's Darwin disqualification & fightback unpacked
This week's Castrol Motorsport News Podcast delves into the hot topics from the Darwin Triple Crown. Host Andrew van Leeuwen and V8 Sleuth's Stefan Bartholomaeus tackle the big questions over Chaz Mostert's disqualification from the Saturday race; was the penalty too harsh, why was the appeal thrown out, and what happens next? The boys also look at Mostert's thrilling win on Sunday, what impact the new tyre rules had on the action, Dick Johnson Racing's resurgence, Shane van Gisbergen's bold move on Will Davison and more. AVL meanwhile has some breaking news about a potential driver change at PremiAir Racing following a torrid Darwin and chats to Erebus Motorsport's Brodie Kostecki about his NASCAR plans. All that plus the latest news headlines from Australia and around the world, including what to make of the Australian Grand Prix's new 10-year deal and the surprise inclusion of Formula 2 and Formula 3. The Motorsport News Mailbag also gets the boys talking and they reveal their Castrol Stars of the Week.
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Supercars curveball: 'Shady' new rule explained
On this week's Castrol Motorsport News Podcast Andrew van Leeuwen and Stefan Bartholomaeus explain why Supercars teams will be throwing shade at Hidden Valley! The boys cut through the what, why and how of new tyre rules that includes a ban on teams storing their rubber in sunlight. There is also a look at the build-up to Supercars' first-ever Indigenous Round and what to expect from the key teams in the Top End. AVL catches up with Will Davison ahead of the Dick Johnson Racing driver's 500th Supercars Championship race start and gets the latest on his 2023 plans. Our hosts also put the spotlight on some controversial recent comments from Jamie Whincup, tackle a Motorsport News Mailbag question and reveal their Stars of the Week.
Supercars silly season! The state of play for 2023
This week's Castrol Motorsport News Podcast takes a look into the future. Host Andrew van Leeuwen and V8 Sleuth's Stefan Bartholomaeus dive into the unfolding Supercars silly season, outlining the main players in the driver market, which seats are already locked in and which aren't as certain as they appear. The boys also talk Triple Eight's Bathurst wildcard and hear from drivers Craig Lowndes and Declan Fraser. There's a look too at what's next for Triple Eight's other Super2 driver, Cameron Hill, analysis of the latest shake-up at Walkinshaw Andretti United and the sudden change of plans for S5000. All that plus the latest news headlines from Australia and around the motorsport world, the Motorsport News Mailbag, Castrol Stars of the Week and more!
Motorsport madness! The fallout from racing's biggest week
There's a lot to unpack on this episode of the Castrol Motorsport News Podcast. Host Andrew van Leeuwen and V8 Sleuth's Stefan Bartholomaeus break down the weekend that was, from rain delays at Monaco to a 'Swedish snake' at the Indianapolis 500! Locally AVL puts the blowtorch on S5000 after its eight-car showing at Sydney Motorsport Park and questions its right to the Gold Star. In other local matters the boys look at Tony D'Alberto's 'Rick Kelly season' in TCR, explain Michael Anderson's Bathurst 1000 wildcard and hear from Dick, Steven and Jett Johnson about their historic Supercars laps together at Ipswich. Elsewhere Scott McLaughlin's claim that Supercars is "full of backstabbers" raises eyebrows, while the Motorsport News Mailbag brings a debate over Daniel Ricciardo's future. All that plus the latest news headlines from the world of motorsport, Castrol Stars of the Week... and AVL's return to racing!
Great motorsport insight
Intelligent and informative discussion on current Supercars news. Easy to listen to.
SVG opens up to AVL
First time listening to this pod and I was so impressed by AVLs interview with SVG. He was pretty aloof over the weekend in the coverage and I didn't see him in the paddock at all on the Saturday so to hear him speak for so long, so openly to AVL about his weekend was impressive. Will keep listening if this is the quality of interview you guys get! Great listen.
Great to have AVL on his own pod & very cool not having to listen others talk over the top of him every week like previous experiences. The “Joining me this weeek is a co-driver I would ….” quips at the beginning of each pod are fast becoming my weekly staples. Keep it up legends.