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

MTECH team victorious at Silverstone

The MTECH pairing of Matt Griffin and Duncan Cameron claimed a popular maiden win in the Avon Tyres British GT Championship at Silverstone yesterday, their Ferrari 430 Scuderia posting a victory margin of half a minute after two hours of flat-out racing.

Sean O'Grady: Aston Martin makes a Mini

The Aston Martin Cygnet: An interesting way for luxury car maker Aston Martin to deal with the slump: make a Mini.

Aston Martin V12 Vantage

Only a mushy accelerator prevents the V12 Vantage from running away with the marque's laurels

Sharp looks to continue excellent GT start

Scottish racer Ryan Sharp heads into the second round of the FIA GT Championship in a bullish mood after he and team-mate Karl Wendlinger took victory in the opening round at Silverstone.

Viper ready to bare fangs in GT battle

As first signs of spring go, it may lack something of the natural beauty of birdsong, but the unmistakable roar about to be unleashed at Oulton Park in Cheshire this weekend is a sure sign to motor sports fans nonetheless. It means that the super car grid of the British GT Championship is back for a new season.

Andrew Buncombe: Fast, sleek and suddenly very stationary - Delhi's mystery sports car

For months it had been a mystery. Every now and then in Delhi I'd spot the unlikely sight of a yellow Lamborghini squeezed among the crush of the city's traffic.

Market warms to Best of the Best with shares motoring 40 per cent

Everyone has seen the stands while waiting for a delayed flight at one of the UK's airports, but it may nonetheless come as a surprise to many that, in these days of thrift, people are still shelling out up to £20 a time on a spot-the-ball contest giving them the chance to win a top-of-the-range sports car.

Lotus Europa SE

The Lotus Europa SE doesn't have power steering or state-of-the-art electronics, and it's the better for it

Penny de Valk: 'Paradigm' might be a stupid word, but it can also be a useful one

It's a wonderful piece of New Age jargon, I know, but the reality is that the economic and social shifts we are experiencing are a paradigm shift. So here is a story about paradigms.

Audi R8

Motorcycling: Resurgent Stoner lands his third pole position in a row

The reigning MotoGP champion Casey Stoner took his third pole position in a row with a stunning late lap at Assen ahead of today's race.

Twenty-two countries sign letter telling Mosley to quit

The beleaguered FIA president Max Mosley might have made a bold appearance at the Monaco Grand Prix last weekend, but yesterday there were further indications of the mounting pressure on him to resign before the Extraordinary General Meeting's vote of confidence in Paris next Tuesday.

Mercedes-Benz CLC 220 CDI

Mercedes plays the name game: The CLC is the latest addition to an already baffling collection of model monickers. But the marketing men's shuffling of the letters has resulted in a classy product

Stuntman in coma as Bond curse strikes again

Production of the new James Bond film was suspended yesterday after a stunt driver was seriously injured while shooting a mountain chase scene, days after 007's Aston Martin was wrecked in a crash while being delivered to the set in northern Italy.

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