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Clark impresses on Turkey debut

Aberdeenshire’s Barry Clark, contesting only his second World Rally Championship event, continued his education by completing the opening leg of the inaugural Rally of Turkey in 13th place.  And the 25-year-old from Ellon, driving his Ford Focus RS WRC 07, starts tomorrow’s seven stages just 18.6s behind the Suzuki SX4 WRC of…

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McNish fourth fastest at Le Mans

Scots racer Allan McNish continued his preparation for this weekend’s Le Mans 24-Hours race by clocking the fourth-fastest time in pre-qualifying.  Piloting his diesel-powered Audi R10TDI, the 38-year-old from Dumfries lapped the 8.47-mile French circuit in 3min 24.105secs. But the Scot believes he can go a whole lot quicker. “We’re just getting…

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Frustration in the rain for Scots at Croft

Former Knockhill race instructor, Colin Turkington, bagged back-to-back victories in the latest rounds of the British Touring Car Championship at a rain-lashed Croft near Darlington. But while the Irishman was celebrating in his RAC BMW, Knockhill director Gordon Shedden was left ruing another nightmare weekend in his Team Halfords Honda Civic Type-R…

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Scots on pole at Croft

Two weeks after enduring a nightmare outing at Thruxton, Fifer Gordon Shedden will start the first of Sunday’s British Touring Car Championship triple-header at Croft near Darlington from the front row of the grid. The 29-year-old from Dalgety Bay, who was twice forced to retire his Team Halfords Honda after it suffered…

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Franchitti returns to Nascar action

Five weeks after breaking his left ankle in a 180mph crash at Talladega, Bathgate’s Dario Franchitti returns to Nascar action this weekend when he contests the latest round of the Nationwide Series at Dover. The 35-year-old Scot, who completed a two-day test at Pocono Raceway in his Ganassi Dodge earlier this week,…

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