Sporting Digest: Motor Racing

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The Independent Online
NIGEL MANSELL had to contend with a flat tyre during practice for tomorrow's IndyCar race in Loudon. The Formula One world champion came in fourth, behind the Canadian, Paul Tracy. 'Everything was going fine and the next thing I know I'm in the wall,' Mansell said. 'It was quite a wake up call.'

LOUDON INDYCAR RACE (New Hampshire) Leading first practice times: 1 P Tracy (Can) Penske Ilmor 172.055mph 22.137sec; 2 T Fabi (It) Reynard Ilmor 172.024mph; 3 R Boesel (Bra) Lola Ford Cosworth 171.469; 4 N Mansell (GB) Lola Ford Cosworth 171.257; 5 M Andretti (US) Lola Ford Cosworth 170.722; 6 Al Unser Jr (US) Penske Ilmor 170.358; 7 S Johansson (Swe) Penske Ilmor 170.027; 8 E Fittipaldi (Bra) Penske Ilmor 169.724; 9 E Cheever (US) Lola Ford Cosworth 169.333; 10 J Vasser (US) Reynard Ford Cosworth 168.706.