Sport in Short: Motorcycling

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ENGLAND's Terry Rymer and Carl Fogarty defied treacherous conditions at Phillip Island, Australia, to clinch the World Endurance Championship by winning the Australian six-hour race.

WORLD ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP AUSTRALIAN SIX-HOUR RACE (Phillip Island, Australia): 1 T Rymer and C Fogarty (GB) Team Kawasaki France, 176 laps, 5hr 59min 21.15sec, best lap 1min 52.55sec; 2 J D'Orgeix (Fr) and T Jordan (Aus) Team Kawasaki France 173 laps 6:00.46.11; 3 S Manley and M Lindscott (GB) Phase One Endurance Kawasaki 169 laps 6:00.13.97. World championship standings: 1 Rymer and Fogarty 140pts; 2 M Graziano (Fr) 99; 3 D'Orgeix 91; 4= M Du D'Hamel (Can), S Hislop (GB), M Simeon (Bel) 74.

WORLD SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIPS (Phillip Island, Australia): Final qualifying positions: 1 D Polen (US) Ducati 1min 37.23sec; 2 G Falappa (It) Ducati 1:38.17; 3 K Magee (Aus) Yamaha 1:38.19. Selected: 12 C Fogarty (GB) Kawasaki.