Sport In Brief: Rising Welsh star of rallying dies after crashing during Sicily event

 

Gareth Roberts, who had been tipped for great things in the world of rallying, died after the car in which he was co-driver crashed during the Targo Florio rally in Sicily.

The Intercontinental Rally Challenge event was halted as a mark of respect for the 24-year-old from Carmarthen. The accident happened on the eighth stage. Roberts and his driver Craig Breen, had won last year's World RallyChampionship Academy title.

Motor racing: McNish's early push at Le Mans

Audi's quest for a first Le Mans victory for a hybrid car stayed on track in the opening stages of the 24-hour race. With one hour gone, the hybrid R18 Audis were first and second after the German Andre Lotterer led cleanly away from pole position in the No 1 Audi e-tron Quattro. The two-time Le Mans winner Allan McNish jumped Toyota's Stphane Sarrazin off the line and then took second place from Loic Duval, in an Audi R18 Ultra.

Equestrianism: Jung masterclass

Michael Jung underlined the threat he poses to the Olympic hopes of Britain's William Fox-Pitt with an emphatic display in the CCI four-star and CIC three-star classes at Luhmuhlen. After one of only five clear rounds in the cross-country element, the German world and European champion is poised for victory today.

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