Rallying: Don't say I haven't warned you... I'm going to give you a damned good thrashing

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Automotive abuse on a Basil Fawlty scale was the reaction of Carlos Sainz and his co-driver Luis Moya (pictured left) at the close of the Network Q Rally of Great Britain yesterday. Within 300 yards of a finish that would have secured Sainz a third world title, his car erupted in flames and ground to a halt. Bang went the championship and all hell was let loose as the Latin pair vented their frustration on the unfortunate Toyota rally car whose extraordinary demise had cost them so dearly. The outburst of road rage recalled Basil's eruption (above) and attack on his own car when it broke down in an episode of Fawlty Towers. Instead the world title went to the Finn, Tommi Makinen

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