Alasdair Lindsay

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Rally GB: Ott Tanak closes on 2019 WRC title with victory

Ott Tanak strengthened his World Rally Championship title bid with victory on Rally GB, scoring a maximum 30 points by topping the Brenig powerstage

WRC Rally GB Great Orme stage cancelled as divers cannot get close

Rally GB's Great Orme stage has been called off because rough weather conditions mean the team of divers required for safety reasons cannot get close enough to the stage

WRC Rally GB: Ott Tanak extends lead heading into Sunday

Ott Tanak added another 0.9 seconds to his Rally GB lead by winning the Colwyn Bay spectator stage, further increasing the Toyota driver's advantage over his World Rally Championship rivals

WRC Rally GB: Neuville usurps Ogier but Tanak edges away

Thierry Neuville scored two Rally GB stage wins to take second place from World Rally Championship title rival Sebastien Ogier on Saturday afternoon, though Toyota's Ott Tanak still leads

WRC Rally GB: Ott Tanak leads, Elfyn Evans flies, Craig Breen rolls

World Rally Championship points leader Ott Tanak has edged further ahead of chief rival Sebastien Ogier on Rally GB, but Elfyn Evans dominated the Saturday morning loop for M-Sport

WRC Rally GB: Ott Tanak storms into lead on night stages

Ott Tanak stormed into the Rally GB lead on Friday night's stages, leaping from fourth to first while erstwhile leader and Toyota World Rally Championship team-mate Kris Meeke fell back

Chris Ingram takes ERC points lead despite losing ERC1 Junior title

Chris Ingram has missed out on the ERC1 Junior title by only 0.3s on the Barum Rally, despite taking the lead of the European Rally Championship outright

WRC Rally Chile: Ogier holds Loeb at bay as Tanak nears win

Citroen's Sebastien Ogier pulled off a stunning World Rally Championship stage win on Rally Chile to defend second place from Sebastien Loeb, as Ott Tanak heads for victory

WRC Rally Chile: Tanak leads, Loeb charges up to Ogier, Latvala out

Ott Tanak continues to lead his World Rally Championship rivals on Rally Chile, though his Toyota team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala retired from third and moved Sebastien Loeb into the podium places

WRC Rally Chile: Tanak pulls away, Neuville unhurt in big crash

Toyota's Ott Tanak edged further ahead of reigning World Rally champion Sebastien Ogier on Rally Chile's Saturday morning stages, while Thierry Neuville escaped unhurt from his massive crash

WRC points leader Neuville retires from Rally Chile after accident

World Rally Championship points leader Thierry Neuville has suffered a dramatic accident on stage eight of Rally Chile, forcing the Hyundai driver to retire

WRC Rally Argentina: Thierry Neuville wins in Hyundai one-two

Thierry Neuville extended his World Rally Championship lead to 10 points with victory on Rally Argentina, heading a Hyundai one-two by 48.4 seconds from Andreas Mikkelsen

WRC Argentina: Meeke retakes third from Ogier, Neuville set for win

Toyota's Kris Meeke regained third place from World Rally Championship rival Sebastien Ogier on Sunday morning, recovering time lost from an overnight penalty, while Thierry Neuville is set for victory

WRC Rally Argentina: Neuville leads Hyundai one-two into final day

Thierry Neuville appears set for a second World Rally Championship victory of the season with three stages in Argentina remaining, leading a Hyundai one-two by 45.7 seconds over Andreas Mikkelsen

WRC Rally Argentina: Ott Tanak forced out of lead battle

Ott Tanak has been forced to retire his Toyota from the Rally Argentina lead battle, handing World Rally Championship leader Thierry Neuville a big advantage over Hyundai team-mate Andreas Mikkelsen

WRC Argentina: Tanak closes on Neuville, Ogier and Meeke in trouble

Toyota's Ott Tanak closed in on Rally Argentina leader Thierry Neuville with a pair of World Rally Championship stage wins, while Sebastien Ogier and Kris Meeke both went backwards with issues

WRC Rally Argentina: Neuville into lead after Tanak spins

World Rally Championship points leader Thierry Neuville moved into the lead of Rally Argentina as Ott Tanak spun from first to third on Friday's final stage

WRC Rally Argentina: Meeke leads for Toyota with Neuville closing in

Toyota's Kris Meeke moved into the lead of Rally Argentina with an early stage win, although World Rally Championship points' leader Thierry Neuville is beginning to close in for Hyundai

Rally Argentina: Tanak takes 1.6s lead on opening stage

World Rally Championship driver Ott Tanak took an early lead on Rally Argentina, winning the opening Villa Carlos Paz superspecial by 1.6 seconds from Citroen's Sebastien Ogier

Rally Mexico: Ogier seals win, Tanak keeps WRC points lead

Sebastien Ogier secured Rally Mexico victory with fastest time on the Las Minas powerstage, though second placed Ott Tanak remains the World Rally Championship leader

WRC Rally Mexico: Tanak past Evans to second as Ogier closes on win

Two stages wins on Sunday morning have propelled Toyota's Ott Tanak to second place on Rally Mexico, with Sebastien Ogier now only one stage away from victory for Citroen

WRC Rally Mexico: Ogier escapes scare to lead, Tanak catches Evans

Sebastien Ogier increased his Rally Mexico lead further on Saturday afternoon, with second-placed Elfyn Evans coming under intense pressure from a charging Ott Tanak behind

WRC Rally Mexico: Ogier leads after timing confusion and Meeke delay

Sebastien Ogier survived a chaotic morning to emerge in the lead of Rally Mexico, the Citroen man retaking first place after briefly falling behind Kris Meeke

WRC Rally Mexico: Sebastien Ogier leads amid disaster for Hyundai

Sebastien Ogier leads Rally Mexico after a disastrous Friday for Hyundai left Thierry Neuville the lowest placed World Rally Car and its other two cars sidelined from the lead fight

Hyundai's Andreas Mikkelsen retires from WRC Rally Mexico lead

World Rally champion Sebastien Ogier has inherited first place on Rally Mexico after Friday morning leader Andreas Mikkelsen was forced to retire on the El Chocolate stage

WRC Rally Mexico: Andreas Mikkelsen leads Sebastien Ogier

Andreas Mikkelsen has taken an early lead on Rally Mexico over World Rally champion Sebastien Ogier, while Mikkelsen's Hyundai team-mate Thierry Neuville suffered a puncture and is only ninth

Ott Tanak takes two WRC Rally Sweden stage wins on opening morning

Ott Tanak scored two stage wins on the World Rally Championship's opening morning of Rally Sweden, the Toyota driver establishing a 5.5s lead over a tight battle for second place

Rally Sweden WRC: Hyundai's Neuville heads Ogier on first stage

Hyundai's Thierry Neuville posted the fastest time on Rally Sweden's opening superspecial, edging out World Rally Championship rival Sebastien Ogier by 0.8 seconds

Bottas claims stage win, finishes fifth on rallying debut in Fiesta

Mercedes Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas claimed a stage win on his rallying debut in Finland, finishing fifth overall on the Arctic Lapland Rally driving a Ford Fiesta WRC

Monte Carlo Rally WRC: Ogier holds off Neuville ahead of final day

Sebastien Ogier held off the pursuing Thierry Neuville on Saturday afternoon's loop of Monte Carlo Rally stages, ceding only one second across two stages to the Hyundai driver

Monte Carlo Rally WRC: Ogier keeping Neuville at bay on Saturday

Citroen's Sebastien Ogier continues to hold Thierry Neuville at bay for the lead of the Monte Carlo Rally, and has a 5.3-second advantage after Saturday's first two stages

WRC Turkey: Hyundai's Mikkelsen fastest as Sebastien Ogier spins

Hyundai driver Andreas Mikkelsen set the fastest time through Rally Turkey's opening Marmaris test, while a mistake by Sebastien Ogier left the reigning champion 14th after the short city stage

WRC Finland: Toyota's Ott Tanak closes on win as Lappi crashes out

Ott Tanak is two stages away from his second World Rally Championship victory this year on Rally Finland, while his Toyota team-mate Esapekka Lappi crashed out on Sunday's first stage

NASCAR Cup Daytona: Jones beats Truex to maiden win in chaotic race

Erik Jones scored his maiden NASCAR Cup series victory in a chaotic Daytona race, in which more than half the field was eliminated in various accidents

Neuville within two seconds of Ogier as Rally Italy reaches climax

The charging Hyundai of Thierry Neuville cut his World Rally Championship rival Sebastien Ogier's Rally Italy lead down to only 1.3 seconds on Sunday morning, with just two stages remaining

WRC Rally Italy: Toyota's Jari-Matti Latvala is out of podium fight

Jari-Matti Latvala has lost third place on Rally Italy, after a technical problem forced him to retire his Toyota despite the World Rally Championship's Saturday stages having already been completed

WRC Rally Italy: Sebastien Ogier holds off Thierry Neuville

Sebastien Ogier maintained a slim lead on Rally Italy ahead of World Rally Championship rival Thierry Neuville at the end of Saturday, taking a 3.9-second advantage into the deciding day

WRC Rally Italy Sardinia: Sebastien Ogier surges from fifth to lead

M-Sport's Sebastien Ogier mastered muddy conditions to vault from fifth to first place on Rally Italy, eclipsing his main World Rally Championship rival Thierry Neuville in second

WRC Rally Italy: Sebastien Ogier takes early lead in Sardinia

Sebastien Ogier took a largely symbolic World Rally Championship stage win on Rally Italy's opening superspecial, 0.1 seconds ahead of Andreas Mikkelsen in his M-Sport Ford Fiesta

NASCAR All-Star: Harvick continues dominant 2018 with Charlotte win

Kevin Harvick scored his sixth win of 2018 in NASCAR's non-championship All-Star race at Charlotte, edging out Daniel Suarez on a late restart to claim the event's $1million prize

NASCAR Bristol: race reaches second stage but is postponed for rain

NASCAR​'s​ seventh ​Cup Series ​race of 2018, at Bristol Motor Speedway, has been postponed until Monday, following a third red flag for rain midway through stage two of three

Las Vegas NASCAR: Kevin Harvick dominates second straight race

Stewart-Haas driver Kevin Harvick followed up his Atlanta NASCAR Cup Series win last week with a second consecutive victory at Las Vegas, sweeping all three stages in a dominant display

Daytona 500: Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliott win Duel races

Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliott took victories in the NASCAR Cup's Daytona Duel races, securing second row starts for Sunday's Daytona 500

Hendrick 'tearing down walls' in NASCAR Cup team's 2018 restructure

Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick says he has been "tearing down the walls" to restructure his NASCAR Cup series team, but that the playoffs will show if it has worked

Team Penske's Brad Keselowski wins NASCAR's Daytona Clash from last

Brad Keselowski scored his first NASCAR Daytona Clash victory, moving from last to first place in the opening part of the race and staying in the lead until the finish

Daytona 500: Earnhardt's NASCAR Cup replacement Bowman takes pole

Alex Bowman scored a dominant pole position in qualifying for NASCAR's Daytona 500, going fastest in both rounds of qualifying and beating nearest rival Denny Hamlin by 0.130 seconds

Kasey Kahne glad Hendrick NASCAR spell is over

Kasey Kahne says he is relieved his difficult spell with NASCAR juggernaut Hendrick Motorsports has ended, despite having to fall back on a drive with minnow Leavine Family Racing

Gordon: Elliott's winless NASCAR Cup run like Johnson's title wait

Four-time NASCAR Cup champion Jeff Gordon says Chase Elliott's winless streak reminds him of Jimmie Johnson's breakthrough first championship success

IndyCar facing biggest change in five years - Scott Dixon

Chip Ganassi driver Scott Dixon pinpoints the introduction of unified aerokits to IndyCar in 2018 as the biggest dynamic shift by the series in over five years

NASCAR champion Truex would have blown title shot earlier in career

Newly-crowned NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr has admitted he was not a good enough driver to win the title before joining Furniture Row Racing in 2014

NASCAR likely to make changes to Charlotte 'roval' layout

The Charlotte Motor Speedway infield road course faces a potential track revision ahead of its NASCAR debut next autumn, following discussions between series organisers and tyre supplier Goodyear