Sport

  • THIS IS WHERE IT STARTS: PRESCOTT

    THIS IS WHERE IT STARTS: PRESCOTT

    By on Thu 17 Sep 2009

    STAND-IN skipper Ben Prescott played a heroic role against Plymouth and then said: “Our season starts here.”The Scottish prop put in a terrific shift—as did all the pack—to tear Albion apart at times and was left nursing a swollen e

  • R YOU READY FOR THE FASTEST EVER GOLF?

    R YOU READY FOR THE FASTEST EVER GOLF?

    By on Tue 15 Sep 2009

    THE R32 is dead, long live the R!The bad news: Volkswagen have done what many initially feared and dropped their 3.2-litre V6 from the new Golf line-up.The good news: the car set to replace it, the 2-litre TSI-engined Golf R, is the fastest Golf ever.Unvei

  • HARRIS AXED BY HONDA

    HARRIS AXED BY HONDA

    By on Thu 10 Sep 2009

    BIKE racer Karl Harris has been axed by Hydrex Honda after a string of disappointing results in the British Superbike Championship.Despite lying fourth in the standings, the Aston rider trails team-mate Stuart Easton by 137.5pts and has found himself langu

  • F1 RACER FOR THE ROAD FINALLY BREAKS COVER

    F1 RACER FOR THE ROAD FINALLY BREAKS COVER

    By on Thu 10 Sep 2009

    THE wraps have finally come off McLaren Automotive's first mainstream sports car—Britain's answer to Ferrari's race-bred supercars.The snappily named McLaren MP4-12C will see the Woking-based outfit begin a sustained assault on the likes of Ferrari,

  • MINI SENSATION!

    MINI SENSATION!

    By on Wed 26 Aug 2009

    MINIs 50th anniversary celebrations have continued with the release of these images of its latest concept—the MINI Coupe.Exactly fifty years since the first ever Mini was revealed to the general public, images of the stunning new MINI Coupe Concept a

  • HERE'S JOHNNY

    HERE'S JOHNNY

    By on Thu 20 Aug 2009

    FORMER F1 and Le Mans racer Johnny Herbert has been signed to drive the Honda Civic Type-R for the final three rounds of the British Touring Car Championship season. The Ex-F1 ace will race for Team Dynamics who have won the championship twice with Honda i

  • NEW PORSCHE TURBO SET FOR DEBUT

    NEW PORSCHE TURBO SET FOR DEBUT

    By on Thu 13 Aug 2009

    PORSCHE'S go anywhere fast in any conditions coupe, the 911 Turbo, is set to benefit from changes that will boost power and efficiency.The latest version of the all-wheel-drive rocketship will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show between September 15 an

  • READER GOES RACING

    READER GOES RACING

    By on Thu 13 Aug 2009

    A PETROL-headed IN-GEAR reader is preparing to prove his mettle as a wheelman after winning the opportunity to get on track.Clive Bussey, from Laughton, will be heading onto the hallowed tarmac of Oulton Park for a high-octane morning of race car driving,

  • MX-5 REACHES FIGHTING WEIGHT

    MX-5 REACHES FIGHTING WEIGHT

    By on Mon 10 Aug 2009

    MAZDA are trimming weight in the pursuit of performance with their new MX-5 Superlight.Making its debut at September's Frankfurt Motor Show (15 to 27), the Superlight sees the world's best selling two-seater sports car, has been on a diet with the knock-on

  • GET YOUR MOTORING RUNNING AND HEAD OUT ON THE HIGHWAY WITH THE 2009 CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW

    GET YOUR MOTORING RUNNING AND HEAD OUT ON THE HIGHWAY WITH THE 2009 CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW

    By on Tue 04 Aug 2009

    Just what exactly do you like about driving your classic along a great road? Is it the involvement, the feel of the controls, or the great sounds and smells? Well all of these will be celebrated as to mark the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Preston

  • GET ON-TRACK WITH SHARPIE!

    GET ON-TRACK WITH SHARPIE!

    By on Fri 31 Jul 2009

    HAVE you ever fancied yourself as a match for Lewis Hamilton or Jenson Button? Ever watched on the telly and wondered what it would be like to get on track and see how good your car handling skills really are?Well, this week we are giving you the chance to

  • SCHUMEY TO MAKE F1 RETURN

    SCHUMEY TO MAKE F1 RETURN

    By on Thu 30 Jul 2009

    SEVEN-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher is set to make a dramatic return to the sport as a stand-in for injured Ferrari driver, Felipe Massa.The German race legend, who has remained with Ferrari on a consultation basis since his retirement in 20

  • BMW SET FOR F1 DEPARTURE

    BMW SET FOR F1 DEPARTURE

    By on Wed 29 Jul 2009

    BMW'S Formula One team will become the second manufacturer-run team to leave the championship.An announcement this morning (Wednesday 29) confirmed that the team, which currently campaigns with drivers Kick Heidfeld and Robert Kubica, would end their three

  • NEW FERRARI TO BOAST 202MPH TOP SPEED

    NEW FERRARI TO BOAST 202MPH TOP SPEED

    By on Tue 28 Jul 2009

    IT'S not everyday that Ferrari launch a new car but this week the famous Italian supercar maker launched pictures of its latest creation—the 458 Italia.The mid-rear engined berlinetta will be unveiled at the next Frankfurt Motor Show in September and

  • MICHAEL JACKSON FAN BECOMES KING OF PLATES

    MICHAEL JACKSON FAN BECOMES KING OF PLATES

    By on Tue 21 Jul 2009

    DISTRAUGHT Michael Jackson fan Thomas Slater became the king of 'plates this week when he made what appeared to be a far from dangerous investment.The distraught Jacko fan wasted no time buying the perfect tribute to his hero following the death of the kin

  • JAGUAR ROARS IN WITH NEW XJ

    JAGUAR ROARS IN WITH NEW XJ

    By on Mon 13 Jul 2009

    JAGUAR'S unveiling of their all new XJ luxury saloon has taken place at a high-profile event packed with celebrities.But the most striking attendee was the British marque's new flagship which hopes to follow in the footsteps of its critically acclaimed lit