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The British driver was talking at the launch of McLaren's new car

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Casey Stoner was quickest in practice yesterday ahead of tomorrow's Catalunya Grand Prix in Barcelona. The Australian Honda driver finished ahead of Marco Simoncelli and Andrea Dovizioso.

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Full production at a major UK car plant hit by the effects of the Japanese earthquake will not resume until September, it was announced today.

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Dani Pedrosa finally ended Jorge Lorenzo's 100 per cent record at the Portuguese Grand Prix in Estoril with a victory which closed the gap at the top of the MotoGP standings.

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Shedden aims to trim Plato's lead

Gordon Shedden is expecting big things from his turbo-enhanced Honda as he seeks to cut Jason Plato's British Touring Car Championship lead at Donington this weekend.

Honda cuts production in UK after Japan quake

Swindon factory output is halved because of parts shortages

Motorcycling: Lorenzo prevails in home race after rivals collide

The reigning world champion, Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo, was handed victory at his home MotoGP race on a dramatic wet afternoon in Jerez yesterday which saw the former world champions Valentino Rossi and Casey Stoner crash out.

Motorcycle Diaries – Castrol Honda Ten Kate WSB Launch

I went to Pangbourne, to bring you all the action from the return of one of Bike racings best racing marques, Castrol Honda

Motorcycling: Lorenzo secures record triumph

World champion Jorge Lorenzo won the last race of the MotoGP season in Valencia yesterday to claim his ninth victory of the campaign and set a record points tally of 383 for the year. The Spaniard, who wrapped up the title last month, passed Valentino Rossi's previous record of 373.

Pedrosa crash ends title hopes

The Spanish MotoGP rider Dani Pedrosa broke his collarbone in three places after crashing his Honda in yesterday's practice for the Japanese Grand Prix.

Motorcycling: Pedrosa marks new deal with quick celebration

Dani Pedrosa, boosted by signing a new two-year deal with Honda yesterday, continued his superb recent form by topping the practice timesheets during yesterday's running ahead of the inaugural Aragon Grand Prix.

Car Choice: You need a Rolls, but a Honda or Mitsubishi will do

Paul Bunting is 63 and thinking ahead to 2012, when he will have saved £25,000 to replace his 1995 Ford Escort. Ideally he wants a long saloon with a flat floor. He rightly observes that low seats make it a problem for the elderly and disabled to get in and out. Paul hates the clutter between the front seats and would like to be able to get out of either side of the car, useful when parked next to a hedge or wall.

Motorcycling: Brookes gets one over on Hill at Cadwell Park

Josh Brookes prepared for the British Superbike Championship end-of-season run-in in perfect fashion by winning Race Two at Cadwell Park yesterday.

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