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Auckland Supercars, Holden Supercars aerodynamics, qualifying results, ITM Auckland SuperSprint, Pukekohe Supercars 2019

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Holden’s revised aerodynamic package hit the ground running at Pukekohe following Shane van Gisbergen’s record-breaking qualifying lap.

The Red Bull Holden Racing Team driver claimed just his second pole of 2019 on Saturday, with van Gisbergen beating five Mustangs to P1 for the 70-lap Race 23.

The margins were tight across the three preceding practice sessions, which makes van Gisbergen’s margin — 0.1508s to second-placed Cameron Waters — all the more impressive.

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Supercars 2020: Supercars pre-season test results, drivers, Supercars news

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Will Davison has landed the first blow in season 2020, with the Milwaukee Racing pilot setting the fastest time at the BP Ultimate SuperTest on Tuesday.

Davison logged 91 laps at The Bend Motorsport Park in the eight-hour-long pre-season test, with the two-time Bathurst 1000 winner setting a day-fastest 1:47.7437s lap in the #23 Mustang.

Kelly Racing’s maiden outing as a Ford squad ended positively, with Andre Heimgartner just 0.1177s off the pace in the #7 NED Mustang.

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Supercars 2020: Mark Skaife, Holden retirement announcement

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Mark Skaife has opened up on the shock announcement of the Holden brand’s retirement, with the Supercars legend admitting discussing his “sadness” over the news.

General Motors dropped a bombshell on the motoring industry on Monday by announcing they were “retiring” the iconic Australian brand by 2021 in the wake of falling domestic sales for Holden vehicles.

Critically, the announcement has plunged Holden’s Supercars future in doubt, despite a contract extension between the brand and the Red Bull Holden Racing Team being announced in July last year.

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Daytona 500, Ryan Newman crash updates, Denny Hamlin wins, NASCAR 2020

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Denny Hamlin won his second straight Daytona 500 and third overall, beating Ryan Blaney in an overtime photo finish marred by a terrifying crash that sent Ryan Newman to hospital.

Newman had surged into the lead on the final lap when Blaney’s bumper caught the back of his Ford and sent Newman hard right into the wall.

His car flipped, rolled, was hit on the driver’s side by another car, and finally skidded across the finish line engulfed in flames.

It took several minutes for his car to be rolled back onto its wheels. He was placed in a waiting ambulance and taken directly to a hospital. Drivers were stricken with concern, including a rattled Corey LaJoie, the driver who hit Newman’s car as it was flipping.



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