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Shortly before he was found dead, Trickle called officers to tell them 'there would be a dead body and it would be his'

Touring Cars: Menu lasts course to deny BMW second helpings

Switzerland's Alain Menu took race two to deny a BMW double at the World Touring Car Championship meeting at Brands Hatch yesterday.

Touring Cars: Priaulx out to impress in home race

Andy Priaulx will be going all out to give his fans something to cheer in the World Touring Car Championship's seventh round of the season, at Brands Hatch this weekend.

Touring Cars: Tarquini takes small lead to Brno

Gabriele Tarquini defends a seven-point lead in the World Touring Car Championship heading into rounds nine and 10 at Brno, Czech Republic this weekend. The Italian heads Seat team-mates Yvan Muller and Rickard Rydell after the opening four weekends of this year's series. Britain's Andy Priaulx is fourth after winning at Pau in France last time out.

Why Allied Domecq won't drink and drive

Alcohol giant hands sponsorship deals to rival after taking the high moral ground on marketing. Abigail Townsend reports

Double win for Reid

Three champions share spoils on opening day

Former champions from the two big teams in the series took wins as the British Touring Car Championship kicked off its 2004 season at Thruxton.

Thompson rues bad luck

Perfect start for Thompson

Albers fails in Minardi bid

Questionnaire: JASON PLATO, TOURING CAR DRIVER

What a) was your first car? b) current car? c) ideal car?

Sport on TV: Shameful past of Australia's forgotten black athletes

THERE WERE a few programmes I could have devoted my time to this week, such as Alistair McGowan's Big Impression, or the Channel 4 documentary about stock-car racing in the Reality Bites series, or a kid's programme about the weird sport of zorbing. But it was difficult to write about anything other than John Pilger's Welcome To Australia (ITV, Tuesday), a film which quivered with dignified anger over the ethnic cleansing that has been so efficiently implemented Down Under during the past two centuries.

TOURING CARS: Dominant Aiello in sight of title glory

THE NISSAN driver Laurent Aiello moved another step closer to winning the British Touring Car Championship drivers' title with a win and a second place here yesterday.
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