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Twin wins for the twins at Knockhill

After the disasters of last month's Oulton Park opening rounds of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship, in which reigning champions David and Godfrey Jones failed to score a single point to assist their title defence, the twin brothers turned the tables completely on Sunday at Knockhill to win both of the championship's Scottish rounds.

Footballer Diouf faces court on driving charges

Blackburn striker El-Hadji Diouf will appear in court next month charged with driving offences, the Crown Prosecution Service said today.

MTECH win opening British GT

Duncan Cameron and Matt Griffin survived a late-race mechanical scare to win the opening round of the 2010 Avon Tyres British GT Championship at Oulton Park yesterday. The MTECH Ferrari 430 Scuderia duo took control of the race 12 laps from the end when the Preci-Spark Ascari of reigning champions David and Godfrey Jones ran out of road.

Drive a Porsche? Up your status with a phone

As if a Porsche isn't enough of a status symbol, the German luxury sports car company's subsidiary, Porsche Design, is marketing a mobile phone that's exclusive to Porsche owners.

US heir Ryan LeVin charged over deaths of Britons

An American playboy has been charged in connection with the death of two British businessmen who were mown down in a hit-and-run crash, a lawyer acting for the family of one of the victims said.

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Porsche to unveil its new Cayenne at Geneva

Porsche has released details of its second-generation Cayenne SUV. This moved was expected as Volkswagen has already announced a new version of its Touareg, a sister model of the Cayenne. As in the case of the Touareg, the emphasis is on weight reduction, and improved performance and economy.

Car Choice: Charlie's looking for a weekend plaything

Charlie Jackson is thinking of investing in a weekend "toy" and has a budget of around £25,000. He fancies something with two seats and a lot of grip, and has been thinking along the lines of a Porsche Cayman. Practicality is not an issue, as fun is the major factor – and Charlie is not planning on any track days. Having said that, he is going to use the car all year round, so an open car may not be the best option – especially after this winter.

Volkswagen takes 49.9% of Porsche

Volkswagen formally took a 49.9 per cent stake in Porsche yesterday, the latest stage in the process agreed in August this year under which the sports car maker will eventually be completely integrated into VW. The value of the stake was reported to be €3.9 billion.

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