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Glenn McCrory: Ex-boxer's sex assault trial an 'absolute nightmare'

North East News - Mon, 2023-10-02 20:40
Glenn McCrory says he has "lost everything" despite being cleared of assaulting three women.

Andretti's bid to enter Formula 1 with Cadillac approved by FIA

Formula 1 at the BBC - Mon, 2023-10-02 18:07
The US-based Andretti team's bid to enter Formula 1 with General Motors' Cadillac brand is approved by motorsport's governing body, the FIA.

New Shotley Bridge Hospital 'many millions' over budget

North East News - Mon, 2023-10-02 18:00
The new Shotley Bridge Hospital in Consett was due to open in 2025, but has been hit by delays.

LIGHTS TO FLAG: Takuma Sato on racing in F1 for Jordan and BAR – and his amazing Indy 500 success

Formula 1 - Mon, 2023-10-02 16:27
The former Jordan, BAR and Super Aguri racer opens up about how he caught the racing bug as a child, his journey to F1 and challenges once he got there – and about his highly successful post-F1 racing career...

FIA approves Andretti application for 11th F1 team slot

Motorsport - Mon, 2023-10-02 16:09
Following months of analysis by the FIA over the expressions of interest to join F1 from 2025 at the earliest, the governing body finally confirmed the outcome of its efforts.In a statement issued on Monday, it said that Andretti was the only applicant that was being put forward to the final stage of selection.FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem said the process of selecting the team had been very ...Keep reading

WRC Chile win "can only help" M-Sport's future

Motorsport - Mon, 2023-10-02 15:47
The Ford squad put an end to a rough run of results last Sunday when Tanak and co-driver Martin Jarveoja scored a first victory since February's Rally Sweden triumph.Heading into Chile, the British outfit had scored two podiums in a campaign that had been blighted by misfortune and reliability woes.However, Tanak and the team were unstoppable on Chile's tyre-punishing gravel roads. The convincing ...Keep reading

Marc Steutel: Newcastle Eagles 'excited' by first European jaunt in ENBL

North East News - Mon, 2023-10-02 15:42
Newcastle Eagles have an "exciting" chance to play in the European North Basketball League, says boss Marc Steutel.

10 things we learned from the 2023 MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix

Motorsport - Mon, 2023-10-02 14:46
The MotoGP title battle has intensified after Jorge Martin romped to a double victory at the 2023 Japanese Grand Prix. Having already dealt significant damage to Francesco Bagnaia's championship lead in India after the factory Ducati rider crashed out of the grand prix, Martin twisted the knife in Japan.Storming (quite literally on Sunday) to his second brace of wins in three rounds, Martin is ...Keep reading

Aston Martin admits it must turn around trend of F1 season

Motorsport - Mon, 2023-10-02 14:11
The Silverstone-based outfit began 2023 as Red Bull’s main challenger, with Fernando Alonso rolling off five podium finishes from the first six races. He also had a shot at winning the Monaco Grand Prix. But since the midpoint of the season, Aston Martin’s form has fallen back, and Alonso has had just one podium – second place in the Dutch GP – in the last eight races. It has also ...Keep reading

Suninen apologises to Hyundai for costly WRC Rally Chile mistake

Motorsport - Mon, 2023-10-02 13:50
The Finn, competing in only his third start driving a Rally1 hybrid, appeared on course to finish on the podium following an impressive run through Friday and Saturday in the final gravel round of the season.Suninen briefly led the rally after winning stage four before slotting into second, which he held until an error on the event's penultimate stage. The 29-year-old was in a battle with ...Keep reading

How Singapore is setting the trend for sustainable night racing on the F1 calendar

Formula 1 - Mon, 2023-10-02 13:17
As F1’s original night race, debuting on the calendar some 15 years ago, the Singapore Grand Prix has consistently blazed a trail over the years and is now making its mark on the sustainability front.

IT’S RACE WEEK: 5 storylines we’re excited about ahead of the 2023 Qatar Grand Prix

Formula 1 - Mon, 2023-10-02 13:17
One championship down, one to go, as Max Verstappen closes in on a third straight drivers’ title. But there are plenty of other fights up and down the field that are just heating up, so here are some of the topics we’re getting excited about heading to Lusail.

Whitburn: 10,000 oysters released onto reef to help clean sea

North East News - Mon, 2023-10-02 13:09
Conservationists created a man-made reef in the North Sea to help tackle declining oyster levels.

Bradley Lowery: Man pleads guilty to taunting fans

North East News - Mon, 2023-10-02 13:07
Dale Houghton, 31, was pictured laughing as he brandished the image during a match against Sunderland.

How five metres led to "angry" Zarco being thrown out of Motegi MotoGP result

Motorsport - Mon, 2023-10-02 12:44
The 24-lap race on Sunday at Motegi was red-flagged at the beginning of the 14th tour owing to heavy rain.Seconds before the race was stopped, Zarco aquaplaned coming out of the tunnel section into Turn 12 and slid off his Ducati while running in sixth.Zarco got his bike back to the pitlane within the mandated five-minute limit but was not allowed to take the ultimately aborted restart.According ...Keep reading

Pirelli set to abandon C2 shift for F1 2024 after Japan prototype test

Motorsport - Mon, 2023-10-02 11:45
F1's official tyre supplier has been evaluating some minor tweaks to next year's tyre compound selection in a bid to tidy up some minor issues.One of the areas it thought about changing was making the C2 – the third hardest compound in its selection that runs from C0 to C5 – slightly softer.This was because it has proven to be quite close in performance to the C1, and slightly too far away ...Keep reading

Martin "wouldn't have won" Japan MotoGP race "thinking about championship"

Motorsport - Mon, 2023-10-02 11:09
The Pramac Ducati rider completed his second sprint/grand prix double in three rounds at Motegi last weekend to cut Francesco Bagnaia's championship lead down to three points.Martin, who also qualified on pole, recovered from an early mistake after emerging from pitlane on his wet bike as the rain intensified as the leading stopper to win by 1.4s when the grand prix was red-flagged on lap 13 of ...Keep reading

Sycamore Gap: Man in his 60s bailed over tree felling

North East News - Mon, 2023-10-02 10:11
Detectives continue to investigate after the world-famous Hadrian's Wall tree was cut down.

McLaren eager to avoid any more Norris/Piastri F1 team orders

Motorsport - Mon, 2023-10-02 09:58
With its two drivers on slightly offset strategies at Suzuka, McLaren had to ask Piastri to let Norris through at one point to ensure that they did not waste time fighting each other and risk squandering the team's prospects for a double podium finish.The latest call to get the drivers to help each other came after similar team orders requests at the Hungarian and Italian Grands Prix.McLaren team ...Keep reading

Mercedes fears it has lost race-day F1 tyre edge over Ferrari

Motorsport - Mon, 2023-10-02 09:19
In the early phase of the season, the Mercedes would have the edge in races because its W14 car was much less harsh on its tyres than the Ferrari SF-23.However, as Ferrari has made gains in understanding why its 2023 challenger was so hard on its rubber early on, its race pace has improved dramatically.And with the two teams now locked in a fight for runners-up in the constructors' championship ...Keep reading


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