Le Mans

Carroll Shelby: Racing driver who won at Le Mans for Aston Martin

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."

Motorcycling: Rossi defies the doubters

Valentino Rossi provided the heroics on his return from a broken leg as Dani Pedrosa breathed life back into the MotoGP title race with victory ahead of championship leader Jorge Lorenzo in the German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring.

Half of Britain's motorists would fail a driving test retake

At first sight it looks like another of those summer silly season surveys confirming the bleedin' obvious that companies feel compelled to publish in order to grab some attention when there's no real news about - but this one deserves to be taken seriously.

Closely fought championship switches to Snetterton

As the Avon Tyres British GT Championship heads for the power-hungry straights of the Snetterton circuit in Norfolk next weekend (4/5 July), the focus is on the exceptionally tight championship points situation. Five different driver pairings have taken overall race honours already this season, and just three points separates the top six drivers in the series. It's as close a season as anyone can recall.

Youngsters ready for new British GT season

The Avon Tyres British GT Championship gets underway this coming Saturday at Oulton Park, in Cheshire, and one of the youngest driver pairings ever seen in the series will be bidding to upset the form book.

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