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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Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee
World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

The author talks about race, legacy and his Will Smith film option to Tim Walker
Why the league system no longer measures up

League system no longer measures up

Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system
Valentine's Day cards: 5 best online card shops

Don't leave it to the petrol station: The best online card shops for Valentine's Day

Can't find a card you like on the high street? Try one of these sites for individual, personalised options, whatever your taste
Diego Costa: Devil in blue who upsets defences is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

Devil in blue Costa is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

The Reds are desperately missing Luis Suarez, says Ian Herbert
Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Former one-day coach says he will ‘observe’ their World Cup games – but ‘won’t be jumping up and down’
Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

Greece elections

In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

Holocaust Memorial Day

Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
Fortitude and the Arctic attraction: Our fascination with the last great wilderness

Magnetic north

The Arctic has always exerted a pull, from Greek myth to new thriller Fortitude. Gerard Gilbert considers what's behind our fascination with the last great wilderness