Sport in Short: Motor Racing

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NIGEL MANSELL, despite his crash two weeks ago in Phoenix, won the provisional pole position for today's Toyota Grand Prix at Long Beach, California. Mansell, and nine other drivers, beat last year's lap record of 106.251mph, set by Michael Andretti, over the 1.59-mile track.

INDYCAR GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH (US unless stated): Leading qualifying times: 1 N Mansell (GB) Lola-Ford Cosworth XB 107.659mph; 2 S Goodyear (Can) Lola-Ford Cosworth XB 107.284; 3 E Fittipaldi (Bra) Penske-Chevrolet C 107.268; 4 M Andretti Lola-Ford Cosworth XB 107.238; 5 P Tracy (Can) Penske-Chevrolet C 107.159; 6 A Unser Jnr Lola-Chevrolet C 106.505; 7 R Boesel (Bra) Lola- Ford Cosworth XB 106.493; 8 T Fabi (It) Lola-Chevrolet C 106.488; 9 S Johansson (Swe) 1992 Penske- Chevrolet C 106.357; 10 S Pruett 1991 Lola-Chevrolet A 105.845.