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Hansford’s horsepower is back

Defending champion Hansford Prepares For 2023 Touring Car Masters Series
Round 3 of the 2023 Touring Car Masters series is coming up at Winton Motor Raceway, June 9, 10 & 11. Defending series champion Ryan Hansford is second in the points after two rounds and he will have his #1 engine back in the Multispares Torana, after parts were delayed many months.

Team owner, Rod Dawson was quietly confident after the 5L Chev came off the engine dyno at Cragsted Performance Engines last week. “Craig had a little more …

Hansford Maintains 2nd

Hansford maintains 2nd Position of 2023 Touring Car Masters
The 2nd round of the 2023 Touring Car Masters was held in Newcastle just two weeks after the cars were in Tasmania, which meant by the time the transporters got home there was just 8 days before they left for Newcastle.

The challenge for the team was to get the diff housing repaired. The housing was damaged when the diff exploded in practice in Tasmania. The crew kept the Multispares Torana going in Tasmania by cleaning and resealing the mounting face …

Hansford second in Tasmania

Hansford Finishes 2nd in Tasmania, Symmons Plains
Ryan and the team did a fabulous job to finish round 1 in 2nd position last weekend at Symmons Plains.

Team owner Rod Dawson drove straight through from Brisbane to Geelong, with the Multispares Torana on a trailer, to catch the last ship on Thursday evening to make practice 1 on Friday morning. When the new JE pistons did not arrive from the US to rebuild the team’s engine, they were very fortunate to be able to lease the engine out of their first Torana, …

Multispares and Hansford going for back to back titles

The 2023 season really started on the Sunday afternoon in Adelaide after winning the 2022 TCM championship the day before. Ryan had cruised to the series win being careful not to get involved in someone else’s crash and started race 3 with the Multispares Torana tuned up to catch and pass Steve Johnson. After starting 4th he was soon into 2nd and believed he had the speed to do it, but coming down the back straight, the Torana went onto 7 cylinders. Ryan quickly shut it down and coasted into the pits.

The team packed up Sunday afternoon, and headed to …

Hansford wins the 2022 Championship

Ryan Hansford Secures Victory in the 2022 Touring Car Masters Series

Ryan Hansford has won the 2022 Touring Car Masters series after a tricky weekend at the Adelaide 500. Last year Ryan finished 2nd outright in a nail biter, with John Bowe winning his 6th title. With one race to run in Adelaide Ryan secured his first Australian championship win in his 5th year in TCM.

“Ryan Hansford is the first driver in 13 years without the surname Johnson or Bowe …

Hansford extends points lead

The Bathurst International was a successful weekend for Ryan and the Multispares Torana extending his lead in the series from 5 points to 78 points over John Bowe.

It didn’t come easy for Ryan after qualifying 10th on a drying track and having to fight his way forward. The Multispares Torana rolled out of the transporter fast with Ryan lapping only 2 tenths of a second off the all-time TCM lap record in practice 1, clearly the fastest car and .5 sec faster than Steve Johnson in 2nd.

Leading up to qualifying the rain came down so the field rolled out onto …

Next stop Mt Panorama, Bathurst

Next Stop: Mt Panorama Bathurst with Multispares
Ryan Hansford, and the Multispares Torana are heading to Bathurst next week for round 5 of the 2022 Touring Car Masters series.

For the first time this season Ryan is leading by a slender 5 points over fellow Torana driver and 6 time TCM champion John Bowe.

The Mt Panorama track, like Sandown, suits the big horse power 6 Litre Mustangs and Camaro’s however Ryan loves Bathurst and is always the quickest across the top of the mountain. Like in early 2021 when he won Race …

Hansford wins in the wet

Hansford Wins In The Wet At The 2022 Touring Car Masters Championship
Ryan Hansford and his Multispares Torana arrived at Sandown 5 points behind John Bowe in the 2022 Touring Car Masters championship and after a wet and wild weekend is now 5 points ahead of John Bowe.

Ryan Hansford 567 pts
John Bowe 562 pts
George Miedecke 480 pts

Ryan’s brilliant drive in very wet conditions to win race 3 gave him 3rd overall for the round. Series returnee Adam …

Hansford heads to Sandown

Ryan Hansford and his Multispares Torana head to Victoria’s Sandown Park this coming weekend for round 4 of the 2022 Gulf Western Oil Touring Car Masters series.

After a successful round 3 in Townsville where Ryan qualified on pole and won both races, he now heads to Sandown only 2 points behind series leader John Bowe.

The Townsville street track layout certainly suited the nimble Torana’s as they finished in the top 3 places whereas Sandown is a power track and will suit the bigger 6 litre engine Mustang and Camaro’s.

“I’ve never had a great result at Sandown for various reasons, but …

Ryan 2nd in Sydney + Townsville Preview

Ryan 2nd in Sydney: Townsville Preview by Multispares
Ryan Hansford has repeated his effort in round 1 by finishing second in round 2 at Sydney Motorsport Park behind veteran John Bowe. This leaves Hansford and his Multispares Torana only 10 points behind Bowe in the series points heading to Townsville on July 8, 9 & 10 for round 3 of the 2022 Gulf Western Oil TCM series.

Standings – Touring Car Masters

Qualifying was held under lights again for round 2 and …