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Carroll Shelby," the great American racing driver Dan Gurney said, "was an automotive visionary and leader. His West Texas down-home bib overalls style had a huge emotional impact on me and when he launched his now legendary Ford-powered Cobra team, I found myself a very willing volunteer to lend my driving ability to his quest to take on the established European teams on their home turf."

VW would consider Formula One move in future

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Horror crash survivor McNish vows to race again in three weeks

Allan McNish, survivor of a dramatic high-speed crash at the Le Mans 24-hour race, defiantly declared last night: "I'll be back."

Motorcycling: Stoner surfs through the wet as he speeds towards second title

The 25-year-old Australian Casey Stoner took a casual surf ride towards his second MotoGP world championship at Silverstone yesterday, when he won a wet and dangerous British round by an easy 15.159 seconds on his Honda RC212V.

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Racing legend Sir Stirling Moss has officially retired from motor racing at the age of 81.

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