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MICHAEL DOOHAN, who won the 500cc championship five times between 1994 and 1998, announced his retirement from the sport here yesterday.

Motor Racing: Title goes to Aiello despite Rydell win

RICKARD RYDELL gave Volvo a sparkling end to its British Touring Car Championship involvement, when he won both the final two rounds in tricky and sometimes treacherous conditions here. Laurent Aiello was one who tripped up on the wet track, but the little Frenchman nevertheless did enough to win the drivers' title.

Motorcycling: Fogarty closing on crown

PREPARE TO break out the bunting. A rare British sporting success is anticipated this weekend when Carl Fogarty, the bludgeon-blunt talking rider from Blackburn, is expected to secure an unprecedented fourth World Superbike title.

Motorcycling: Doohan may retire

THE WORLD 500cc champion Mick Doohan, badly injured in a crash at the Spanish Grand Prix in May, has hinted that he might retire from racing next year. "Unless I think I can win, I won't be getting back on the bike," the Australian said. "Unless I can be competitive I'm not interested."

Motorcycling: Criville's courage seals win

IT TAKES special qualities to become a champion at any level and Alex Criville demonstrated the fighting spirit here yesterday that could take him to a first world 500cc championship. He completed a victory in the British Grand Prix that seemed unlikely a week ago, when he lay under a tyre barrier with a dislocated left hip after crashing at the Dutch TT race.

MOTORCYCLING: Criville rides his luck

IT TAKES a special breed of rider to make the grade in grand prix racing; single-minded determination that pushes the rider through any adversity. A classic example of this is Alex Criville, the Spanish rider who competes for a fifth victory of the season here tomorrow to maintain his hopes of a maiden world 500cc championship crown.

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Motor Racing: BAR team up with Honda

HONDA CONFIRMED yesterday they are joining forces with the British American Racing team next year for a minimum of three seasons. The Japanese company will not only supply engines, but also be involved in chassis development.

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