Sporting Digest: Motor racing

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The Independent Online
The trial over the death of Ayrton Senna at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix was adjourned yesterday after three of the accused, Frank Williams, Patrick Head and Adrian Newey, failed to appear in court. The trial will resume on 28 October with the testimony of David Coulthard, the former Williams team driver.

Alain Menu, the Swiss British Touring Car champion, was deprived of provisional pole position by less than one 4,000th of a second yesterday, setting a time of 2min 17.426sec in qualifying for the Bathurst 1000 race in Australia. Geoff Brabham, the eldest son of Sir Jack, the three times Formula One champion, clocked 2:17.427 in a BMW.