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10 February 2018 3:33 AM Investment gamble pays off as Matt Campbell lands Porsche Le Mans deal

Australia's Matt Campbell is set to follow in Mark Webber's footsteps, taking on the World Endurance Championship and 24 Hours of Le Mans with Porsche. The newly minted Porsche junior started life as a factory-backed racing driver by outgunning highly-fancied racers in identical 911 GT3 R machinery in qualifying for the Bathurst 12 Hour last week where 9

9 February 2018 9:40 AM Teenager Ellen Rixon to take on heroes in Female Drivers Championships

While Rixon, who works full-time as well as driving, is only starting her career, Manning, Gath and Turnbull will be the favourites for the series as they all have driven more than 1000 winners. "It comes down to what you draw and giving them the best chance," Rixon said. The championships will provide a focal point to the end of the Team Teal campaign

9 February 2018 6:29 AM Hoon driver found guilty over fiery EJ Whitten Bridge crash deaths

A hoon driver has been found guilty of causing the deaths of two teenagers in a fiery, high-speed crash off the EJ Whitten Bridge. It took two trials for a jury to reach a verdict in the case against Adem Arpaci. After a hung jury in the first trial in October last year, the jury in the new trial found on Friday that the 23-year-old was guilty of culpable 4

8 February 2018 6:53 AM Canberra's James Koundouris feared for Ash Walsh's life in Bathurst 12 Hour crash

He has since left hospital and is in good spirits, while Koundouris has backed the formation of a committee that will look at "how we can make racing across the top of the mountain safer". "Immediate thoughts were 'I hope he is alive'. That's the first thing that came to my mind," Koundouris said. "He's back home. He's feeling a bit light-headed, he probably 8

24 January 2018 6:21 AM Accused driver denies 'baiting' drag racers who died in fiery crash

Harley Churchill drove at break-neck speed before his fiery death off the EJ Whitten Bridge, but prosecutors allege he wouldn’t have done so without Adem Arpaci. Mr Churchill, 19, and his girlfriend Ivana Clonaridis were both killed when his car crashed through the bridge’s barriers and burst into flames upon impact about 1.30am on January 27, 2016. Crash 11

24 January 2018 3:51 AM Canberran busted driving while six times over alcohol limit

A 50-year-old Canberra man will face court after he was allegedly caught driving with a breath alcohol level of more than six times the legal limit. Police said the Latham man was stopped along Blackall Street in Barton for a random breath test about 6.30pm on January 19. "After providing a positive roadside screening test, the man was taken into police 7

18 January 2018 2:18 AM Police raid trucking company involved in fatal M1 crash at Cooranbong

Three trucks including an ethanol tanker collided in the crash, causing a large explosion that destroyed the two semi-trailers and B-double tanker along with a car, and also started a bushfire. Three other drivers escaped unhurt or with minor injuries. Police believe the truck carrying the 50-year-old male driver who died was the vehicle at fault, and after 15

15 January 2018 10:01 AM Bayswater Bridge claims two victims in one day

The Bayswater Bridge has claimed not one but two trucks on the same day. A truck crashed into the bridge on Monday afternoon sometime after 1pm. Part of the truck's roof was ripped off in the impact and fell onto the road. Photos taken from the scene show it is causing major traffic issues, with cars backed up a long way. The bridge has become a notorious 9

15 January 2018 10:01 AM Traffic chaos as outages and floods wreak havoc on Perth roads

It was traffic chaos in the Perth metropolitan area after a number of traffic signals blacked out and roads flooded due to the remnants of ex-Cyclone Joyce on Monday. Perth copped nearly 100mm of rainfall throughout the day, and the massive amount of rainfall caused sections of the Kwinana Freeway, the Mitchell Freeway and Great Eastern Highway to flood 16

11 January 2018 5:01 AM Focus on new police helicopter as Coroner hands down fatal pursuit findings

WA Police Commissioner Chris Dawson has confirmed discussions are still under way with regard to acquiring a new state-of-the-art police helicopter. It comes as the WA Coroner handed down findings this week in the cases of six people who died in police pursuits. State Coroner Ros Fogliani recommended in her findings the Police Airwing be "allocated greater 17