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Motor Racing: Radisich loses out

ALAIN MENU, of Switzerland, won two second places in the final round of the Auto Trader RAC British Touring Car Championship at Donington Park yesterday to finish as runner-up to the champion, Gabriele Tarquini.

Motor Sport: Title success for Tarquini

GABRIELE TARQUINI secured the RAC British Touring Car Championship with a fine pair of results at Silverstone yesterday.

Motor Racing: Touring Car Championship takes a Continental drift

Italy's Gabriele Tarquini tightened his grip on the British Touring Car Championship, driving his Alfa Romeo to a pair of hard-fought second places in front of a near-capacity Bank Holiday crowd at Brands Hatch. Both of yesterday's races were won by the reigning champion Joachim Winkelhock.

Motor Racing: Winkelhock's win double

JOACHIM WINKELHOCK, the defending champion, signalled BMW's return to winning form with emphatic victories in rounds 16 and 17 of the Auto Trader British Touring Car Championships at Brands Hatch yesterday.

Motor Racing: Alfa-Romeo led to victory by Tarquini

ALFA ROMEO roared back into contention in the Auto Trader RAC British Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch yesterday with a double one-two in the 10th and 11th rounds of the series.

Motor Racing: Cleland outpaces Radisich

JOHN CLELAND scored back-to- back victories in the eighth and ninth rounds of the British Touring Car Championship to give Vauxhall its first wins of the season at Donington Park yesterday. The Scot also became the first British driver to win a round this year.

Another great idea that got lost: Most pedestrians shouldn't be let out on the street

It's pretty simple, I would have thought. Move your right foot forward. Move your left foot forward. Repeat as necessary. But London is full of people who don't know how to walk. Take a trip to Oxford Street and see for yourself. It's like stock car racing without the cars.

Motor Racing: Menu tastes first success

ALAIN MENU recorded his first win of the season and the Renault Laguna's maiden victory at Oulton Park yesterday in the seventh round of the Auto Trader RAC British Touring Car Championship.

Motor Racing: Tarquini in command

GABRIELE TARQUINI, driving an Alfa Romeo, maintained his lead of the Auto Trader RAC British Touring Car Championship at Silverstone yesterday.

Motor Racing: Tarquini stays on top

EVEN the rule clarification that cost Alfa Romeo their aerodynamic fins could not stop Gabriele Tarquini from chalking up his fourth win in four races in the British Touring Car Championship at Snetterton yesterday.

Motor Sport: Double delight for Tarquini

ALFA ROMEO continued their domination of the British Touring Car Championship yesterday, winning both rounds of the series at Brands Hatch. The victorious driver in both races was Gabriele Tarquini, the Italian ex-Formula One man leading each event from pole position.

ADRENALIN: Strained race relations: A day's stock-car racing creates unbearable rivalry among the (mostly male) competitors. Dolly Dhingra feels the heat

Testosterone levels were running considerably higher than usual on this particular Sunday in Essex. Francis Shillitoe of Ovalsport, who usually only caters for company groups, allows Joe Public to experience the rigours of stock-car racing a couple of times a year. Why only twice? I was to learn as the day progressed.

Motor Racing: The wheel of fortune favours Tarquini at Thruxton

GABRIELE TARQUINI, driving an Alfa Romeo 155, won the opening round of the British Touring Car Championship at Thruxton yesterday. The Italian led all the way from pole position with the exception of the first few yards of the opening lap. Though pressed hard towards the end of the race, he just managed to stay clear of the chasing pack by a second.

A Year of Chaos: Muck-ups, mistakes and mishaps: Sport is forever throwing up the unexpected but 1993 has seen more than its fair share of the freakish, the bizarre, the moving and the downright amusing. Paul Newman selects 10 memorable moments that some participants will no doubt want to forget. 9. Mansell goes to the wall

IT was supposed to be the hero's triumphant return: a chance for Nigel Mansell's British fans to salute his achievement in adding the IndyCar championship to the Formula One world crown he had won a year earlier. It ended in pain and embarrassment, with Mansell detained in hospital after yet another remarkable day in his remarkable career.

Car auction

A 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24 Spyder parked outside the Athenaeum Club in central London. The silver grey model, which first went on display at the 1955 Brussels Show and has remained in Belgium since, is expected to fetch between pounds 45,000-pounds 55,000 at an auction tonight of British and Continental touring cars, organised by Coys of Kensington, at the Royal Horticultural Hall in Westminster.
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