Price is currently preparing for a fifth crack at the Cars section of Australia's most prestigious desert race, with the covers coming off his brand new TSCO Trophy Truck on the Gold Coast this evening. The V8-powered beast has been modified to carry Mitsubishi Triton bodywork rather than the standard Ford-based panels in what is a world first, with Mitsubishi Motors Australia backing the programme. Eyeing a long-awaited first Finke win on four wheels Price has also bolstered the engineering firepower of his crew by recruiting well-known Supercars engineer and team manager Dutton. The renowned Triple Eight man will join Toby Price Motorsport in a hybrid team manager role for Finke, which will include navigating for Price on the first leg from Alice Springs to Aputula. Dutton will then focus on his team manager duties for the return leg as mechanic Joe Weining takes over the navigator's seat. "As if you wouldn't want to have a go," Dutton told Motorsport.com. "I really … [Read more...] about Dakar winner Price lands top Supercars recruit
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Meet police officer Matt, owner of the very first Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 legally imported to the United States. You can imagine Matt was more than happy when EPA’s 25-year exemption rule came into effect, thus allowing him to legally import a lovely Nissan Skyline GT-R of the R32 generation from Canada on January 1, 2015 at precisely 12:01 AM. Interestingly, it’s not actually his first performance car as he began working on muscle cars at the very young age of 13. During the late 90s and early 2000s, Matt was an active member in the import scene with a 444-hp Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 equipped with a wide body. When he was deployed to Afghanistan back in 2011, Matt saved up for a 2009 GT-R (R35), but after returning home he realized he couldn’t afford one. Instead, he bought an R32 imported by Montu Motors of Oldsmar, Florida. As you can see, the car is far from being stock as Matt performed a series of modifications, including R34-sourced stock front clip and wheel set. In … [Read more...] about Police officer imported the first Nissan Skyline GT-R into U.S.
Albon will complete his first season in a tin-top championship this year, sharing an AF Corse-run Ferrari GT3 car with Envision Virgin Formula E driver Nick Cassidy in the revamped DTM series. The Anglo-Thai driver is aiming to stay race fit by contesting a part campaign in the German category, while he continues to work behind-the-scenes with Red Bull as its reserve and simulator driver to land an F1 comeback in 2022. A newcomer to GT3 racing, Albon set the third fastest time in the pre-season Lausitzring test, ending up less than two tenths behind the pacesetting Mercedes of Maximilian Gotz. The 25-year-old admits he doesn't have as much experience with GT3 machinery as some of the other drivers in the series, but is pleased with how he adapted to the Ferrari during pre-season testing. "We've done a fair amount [of testing]," Albon told Motorsport.com. "I don't think it's much compared to our competitors. I think I've had five and a half days in the car so far. … [Read more...] about Albon “up to speed” with Ferrari GT3 car ahead of DTM debut