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Michael Dunlop is comforted on the podium by his girlfriend Jill after winning the 250cc race at the North West 200 just two days after his father Robert was killed during practice for the same race. Photo: Stephen Davison/Pacemaker

It was no different from the usual race start. He took off down the road, his feet skiing along the ground, others leaning forward to stop the front w(...)

Tommy Byrne: “There’s an awful lot going on here at the moment. I’ll never move back home.”

Born en route to hospital in the back of a car, racing driver Tommy Byrne was in a hurry from the start. “It was 1958 and my family didn’t even own a(...)

Diego Maradona emerges into the San Paulo stadium for his media presentation after signing for Napoli. Photograph: Alfredo Copozzi

For most of us it feels like a lifetime ago but just over three weeks have passed since the UK went into social lockdown. Friday, March 20th, to be pr(...)

Adam Grennan visits the Incan citadel of Machu Picchu in Peru.

Less than a year ago, Machu Picchu, the Amazonian jungle and the Bolivian salt flats seemed well out of reach for this 60-year-old. However, early ret(...)

Gordon Murray’s McLaren F1 successor has a 700hp Cosworth-built V12 engine.

“Even Henry Ford failed the first time out.” Not the words of a scion of the Ford dynasty, but of Preston Tucker. Tucker, a maverick automotive genius(...)

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen powers his car during the qualifying session for the Brazil Grand Prix at the Interlagos track in Sao Paulo. Photograph: Nelson Almeida/AFP via Getty Images

Max Verstappen sealed pole position at the Brazilian Grand Prix on Saturday and served it up to a delighted Red Bull team principal Christian Horner a(...)

Visitors to the Suzuka circuit looking  at an information board showing that  Saturday’s  qualifying session for the Japanese Grand Prix has been cancelled. Photograph: AP Photo/Toru Takahashi

Formula One’s decision to postpone qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix until Sunday morning was entirely expected and, indeed, understandable. Taki(...)

‘Hybrids are supposed to be powered by a mixture of petrol and electricity, but the NSX’s engine note will have you convinced that this one runs on venom and rage.’

Patience is a virtue, my mother would rhyme to me when I was a child. Possess it if you can, it’s always in a woman, but never in a man. Gender stereo(...)

Diego Maradona emerges into the San Paulo stadium for his media presentation after signing for Napoli. Photograph: Alfredo Copozzi

A messianic narrative overwhelms this piece of cinematic art about Diego Maradona’s seven years in Naples. Take the epilogue. One of the never-ending(...)

Monaco’s Formula One driver Charles Leclerc of  Ferrari signing autographs at the Monte Carlo circuit in Monaco.  Photograph: EPA/Valdrin Xhemaj

Charles Leclerc must have passed the harbourside bust of Louis Chiron countless times as a boy with barely a sideways glance, but Monaco’s Grand Prix (...)

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