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."
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.
Allan McNish, survivor of a dramatic high-speed crash at the Le Mans 24-hour race, defiantly declared last night: "I'll be back."
On 11 June 1955, the famous Le Mans 24-hour race ended in tragedy when a Mercedes flipped and crashed into the crowd, killing 84 people and injuring hundreds more.
The sat-nav generation should take note: from next month all learner drivers will be expected to demonstrate their own navigational skills to pass their driving tests.
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.
Nigel Mansell, the 1992 Formula One world champion, pilots his Ginetta Zytek in Le Mans at the weekend.
"Mirror. Signal. Memorise" may become the new buzzwords for the UK's learner-drivers after a revamp to the driving test to encourage "independent thinking."
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.
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.
She's 15, she's fast and is making history in Ginetta Juniors
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.