Chequered Flag Chat

Chequered Flag Chat

Chequered Flag Chat - chatting about all things motorsport!


October 1, 2023 103 mins

The 2023 edition of Australia’s Great Race is shaping up to be one of the most unpredictable ever, with the introduction of the new Gen 3 cars, emergence of some new contenders and subtle but significant rule changes


Radio presenter/reality TV star Lachy Mansell and sports journalist Shane Jones present the Chequered Flag Chat Bathurst 1000 preview podcast, predicting the finishing positions of all 28 cars in this year’s field.

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Who will be the next 10 drivers to race full-time in the Supercars Championship?


From the up-and-coming talents of the Aussie junior development categories through to international superstars, Lachy Mansell and Shane Jones discuss their predictions for the future of the Supercars grid.

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The Hi-Tec Oils Super Series headed to Hidden Valley for Round 2 on the May Day long weekend.

Lachy Mansell, Matt Cavanagh and Stephen Whyte debrief all the on and off-track action in TA2 Muscle Cars, the HQ Holden Crocodile Cup, NAMSC Combined Sedans and NT Circuit Excels.

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April 13, 2023 70 mins

The 2023 Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour was a drama-filled race on the Mountain, with freezing cold conditions, an abundance of Safety Cars and a typically captivating finish, so there was plenty for Lachy Mansell and Dave Stillwell to unpack on this week’s episode of Chequered Flag Chat.

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April 5, 2023 51 mins

Motorsport commentators Lachy Mansell and Dave Stillwell preview the 2023 Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour, including analysis of all eight classes and outright race predictions.

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March 22, 2023 43 mins

The opening round of the 2023 Hi-Tec Oils Super Series was held at Winton Raceway on the weekend, heralding a new era for AASA-sanctioned national motorsport.

Lachy Mansell and Matt Cavanagh debrief all the on and off-track action in TA2 Muscle Cars, Mazda RX8 Cup, Super TT/Stock Cars and Excels.

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Lachy Mansell and Shane Jones preview the 2023 Repco Supercars Championship, including their predictions on where all 25 drivers will finish in the final standings.

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January 30, 2023 127 mins

Lachy Mansell, Shane Jones and Dave Stillwell bring you a comprehensive preview of the 2023 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour, including discussions about the key regulations and an analysis of every car in the field.

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October 3, 2022 126 mins

Lachy Mansell (aka Lachy the Geek) and Shane Jones analyse the form guide for the 2022 edition of Australia's Great Race, the Bathurst 1000.

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November 29, 2021 114 mins

It’s Bathurst time!


Reality TV star and resident motorsport geek Lachy Mansell is in the house, along with sports journalist Shane Jones for a comprehensive analysis of all 25 cars in this year’s field for Australia’s Great Race.

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October 21, 2021 39 mins

Porsche Driving Instructor, Carrera Cup driver and 20 Supercars starts along the way. Luke Youlden has had quite the career so far, our host Ryan Jones chats with Luke to unpack how it all came to be!

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September 1, 2021 44 mins

Lee Holdsworth talks us through his career, from his debut in what is now Super2 in 2004 to his current stint in TCR Australia.  Our Host Ryan Jones mispronounces driver names, Lee opens up about his years in Supercars and his comeback from injury plus his prospects in this year's Bathurst 1000!!  All that and more on this episode of the Chequered Flag Chat!!

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February 3, 2021 70 mins

Tony Bates is the epitome of the gentleman racer, a highly successful entrepreneur whose preferred recreational pursuit is driving fast race cars. These days he drives an Audi R8 GT3 car but his beginnings are far more humble.


Here’s the story of how Tony went from “smashing into everything bar the ambulance” during his 2002 racing debut to winning the Carrera Cup TAG Heuer Challenge national title in 2016.

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If you live in Canberra and you’ve learned to drive recently, there’s a fair chance you’ve been taught by an instructor from the Fifth Gear Motoring school and spent some time in one of their Mini Coopers.


Fifth Gear Motoring is owned by Daniel Flanagan, a racing competitor with a passion for driver education. On this episode of Chequered Flag Chat, Daniel talks about the links between motorsport and road safety.

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October 10, 2020 127 mins

It’s Bathurst time!


In a special Great Race preview episode of Chequered Flag Chat, sports journalist Shane Jones joins Lachlan Mansell to discuss some of the variations and rule changes for this year’s event, as well as assessing the chances for each of the 25 cars in the field.

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September 23, 2020 82 mins

He has more than four decades of experience racing in events such as the Bathurst 1000, Bathurst 12 Hour and Nurburgring 24 Hour, and now Phil Alexander is using that expertise for the benefit of the motorsport community, providing the knowledge and logistics to help new people enter the sport.


On this episode of Chequered Flag Chat, Phil fascinates us with some of the enthralling stories from his career, as well as talking about...

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Motorsport sponsorship used to be solely about exposure and brand awareness – put a sticker on a race car, spectators will notice and recognise the brand. These days though, sponsorship is about so much more than that – it involves elements such as staff and customer incentives, business-to-business networking opportunities and various other benefits.


On this episode, we look at the changing nature of motorsport sponsorship – why...

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August 4, 2020 50 mins

Matt Braid is CEO of the Australian Racing Group (ARG), which runs a suite of national categories including TCR Australia, S5000, Trans Am Australia and Touring Car Masters, along with the Bathurst 6 Hour and Bathurst International events.


In our chat, Matt talked about his time at Supercars, and prior to that, his roles in the automotive industry including his stint as Managing Director of Volvo Cars Australia.

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The Australian Formula Ford Championship has been in existence for more than half a century and it’s still going strong. In our category critique, we look at Formula Ford's history, advantages and disadvantages and investigate why it has such an amazing record for breeding future stars of the sport.


2015 Australian Formula Ford Champion Cameron Hill joins podcast host Lachlan Mansell to break down the ins and outs of the category...

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July 15, 2020 74 mins

The Benalla Auto Club is unique among Australian car clubs in that it owns not just one, but two permanent racing circuits – Winton and Wakefield Park. It also controls the Australian Auto Sport Alliance (the AASA) and the Australian Motor Racing Series (the AMRS).

Our guest this week is the CEO of the BAC Group - Chris Lewis-Williams. 

Chris has been in the top job for almost five years and in our chat he talks about the progressi...

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