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Round 3 Winton TCM review

Round 3 of the Paynter Dixon Touring car Masters Series moved to rural Victoria last weekend at Winton Raceway, 2 hours north of Melbourne.
With chilly mornings greeting the team, the first point of call was to plug the Multispares Torana in to the 240v and warm up the oil, before the 5Litre Chev can be started. To achieve the permissible 5L, the engine is a 327 Chev de-stroked back to 5 Litre and has to run the mandatory series Brodix heads. They do however allow 8000rpm so there is nothing better than standing at the fence as the Multispares Torana …

Round 3 Winton TCM preview

Round 3 of the 2019 Touring Car Masters series gets underway this Friday, May 24th and the field has gained another famous name to join Johnson, Bowe and Hansford.

Aaron Seton, son of Glenn Seton will be racing a Camaro in what looks to be the most competitive field ever in TCM. Adam Bressington leads the series and Adam Garwood who has been racing in the Porsche Carrera Cup is also returning in the other Whiteline Racing Camaro, while Mark King recovers from shoulder surgery.

Since Phillip Island the our team have updates the rear end which can now have much more …

Round 2 Phillip Island TCM review

Round 2 of the 2019 Touring Car Masters series was run at Phillip Island where the series hasn’t raced since 2015.

The Multispares Torana had some major work done in between Adelaide and PI, the most important being the relocation of the weight ballast so the race car has better balance. In addition a new engine was built and the car was once again very fast at Queensland Raceway before heading off to “the island”.

Ryan has raced his Multispares V8 Ute at Phillip Island, and as many would understand still feels a little apprehensive being at the Island….

Project A9X Torana

In March 2018 our new Torana TCM project started with the delivery of a 1977 Torana bodyshell to our Kippa Ring workshop. Our current SLR5000 had been the best car available to purchase 12 months earlier once the team decided to take on the Touring Car Masters series with Multispares at the end of the V8 Ute series.

Our driver Ryan Hansford was thrilled to drive the Torana, our small team was enjoying the challenge and the Multispares customers and guests were loving the old classic race cars, the V8 race engines and …

Hansford heads to Mt Panorama

The Multispares team have been busy with the annual quick turnaround between Sandown and Bathurst. With mixed weather conditions sweeping across Melbourne the weekend before last, Ryan and the crew had to be right onto getting the right tyres and car set up on the Multispares Torana for each practice and race.

Ryan qualified the SLR5000 in 5th place and raced hard, dicing with 3 other cars in race 1 to eventually finish 5th. Race 2 was cancelled after the brand new XD Falcon driven by Marcus Zukanovic had a huge crash at the infamous turn 6 at the end of …

Multispares wins at Townsville

Ryan Hansford and his Multispares SLR5000 Torana have taken their first outright race win last weekend around the streets of Reid Park, Townsville. Ryan qualified 4th behind Johnson, Bowe and Andrew Fisher with only .3 separating Bowe to Hansford.

After a great start in race 1 where Ryan jumped straight up into 3rd place with a great move around the outside of Fisher in turn 1, he lost 3rd gear in the gearbox and dropped a few places. Coming into the last corner, Jim Policina took a big dive down the inside of Jason Gomersall but was way too late on …

Multispares wins at Winton

Ryan Hansford and his Multispares SLR5000 Torana have had their best result so far in Touring Car Masters grabbing the Pro Am class win and finishing 2nd to Steve Johnson overall at Winton Raceway for round 3 of the 2018 series.

Last year, Winton was only the 2nd round for Ryan and the team in the Torana but this year they returned having learnt what gearbox and diff ratios they need for the tight and twisty layout. Once again the Friday practice was wet and once again Ryan was fast just getting pipped by Johnson on the last lap as the …

Hansford holds onto 2nd

After round 2 of the 2018 Touring car masters series at Symmons Plains in Tasmania, Ryan Hansford and his Multispares Torana is 2nd in class and 5th overall in the points.

It was a case of the “good, bad and the ugly” in Tasmania with a weekend that showed a glimpse of Ryan’s brilliant driving in tricky conditions, Adelaide street circuit kerbs striking again and just plain bad luck when a brand new set of plug leads had a failure sitting on the grid for the final race.

In qualifying on Friday John Bowe and Steve Johnson set the early pace with …

2018 Touring Car Masters series is go…

The Multispares Torana has started the year with a mixed bag of results in Adelaide, March 1st – 4th in front of over 275,000 fans.
Ryan Hansford started the weekend strongly in both practice and qualifying and was 4th on the grid behind Steve Johnson, Gavin Bullas and John Bowe.

In 2018 the first race of the weekend will be the reverse grid race, but the great news is there is still three races to follow, so an extra race at each round. Ryan started from 16th and raced hard picking off 10 cars and keeping Johnson, Bullas and Bowe behind him.

Starting …

Hansford 2nd in Pro Am for 2017

Ryan Hansford in his Peters Motorsport prepared Multispares Torana has finished 2nd in the Pro Am class and 4th overall in his debut season of Touring Car Masters.

Around the tight and tricky street circuit in Newcastle Ryan got the weekend underway with blistering pace, quickest in both practice sessions before putting in one of his best laps of the year to take his first pole position.

“All season the team and I have been turning up to the tracks not knowing the right ratio to put in but this time around it was a level playing field so everyone was guessing. …