Sport Alex Gurney secured pole position at the Daytone 24 Hours

Gurney beat Britain's Richard Westbrook to take the early bragging rights for GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing

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Chequered flag for men-only racing

Women should be in the driving seat of Formula One racing cars, rather than acting as "brolly dollies" for men on the winner's podium, the RAC said yesterday.

Letter: Life in slow lane

Sir: I wonder if the writers of the two letters on motorway lane discipline (1 March) have understood the point of a three-lane motorway. As I recall it, the original purpose was to enable two vehicles to overtake at the same time. Clinging relentlessly to the centre lane prevents this.

Letter: Lost tribe

Lost tribe

Motorsport shares are racing away

Shares in Brands Hatch Leisure yesterday raced to a sizeable premium on their first day of trading on the London stock market. Floated at 157p, the shares closed at 177.5p, valuing the company at pounds 38.8m.

Two die in car high-speed car smash

Two men were killed when their sports car smashed into a wall at high speed early yesterday.

Pole position for Whitham

Motor cycling

Letter: Away with the AA

Sir: I assume that John Coe (Letters, 10 April) does not belong to the AA. However, there may well be those who do and who agree with him about not having any means of influencing that organisation's pronouncements. There is an alternative: join another motoring organisation that sticks to its "proper function of helping motorists in trouble".

Motor racing Mark Blundell

Motor racing

Jaguar unveils classic sports coupe

Jaguar's new XK8 sports coupe (above), which is being hailed as the spiritual successor to the E-type model, was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show yesterday.

WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP TO EXPAND

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Lotus competition

Because of an administrative error, the wrong coupon for our Lotus competition has appeared in today's Real Life section. The correct coupon is printed here.

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