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Apr 2, 2015

Endurance series calls time on ‘Grid Girls’

LONDON (Reuters) – The world endurance championship, whose annual highlight is the Le Mans 24 Hours sportscar classic, is getting rid of the ‘grid girls’.

In a move that will be applauded by many, and is sure to dismay those accustomed to seeing scantily-clad beauties posing next to cars before a race, the FIA-backed series is adopting a more progressive stance.

Apr 2, 2015

Motor racing-Endurance series calls time on ‘Grid Girls’

LONDON, April 2 (Reuters) – The world endurance championship, whose annual highlight is the Le Mans 24 Hours sportscar classic, is getting rid of the ‘grid girls’.

In a move that will be applauded by many, and is sure to dismay those accustomed to seeing scantily-clad beauties posing next to cars before a race, the FIA-backed series is adopting a more progressive stance.

Apr 1, 2015

Cook seeks to compete for Moldova after Team GB snub

LONDON (Reuters) – World top-ranked Taekwondo fighter Aaron Cook has sought clearance to compete for Moldova at next year’s Rio Olympics after being snubbed by Britain at his home London Games in 2012.

Cook, 24, has competed for the Isle of Man since that controversy and won -80kg gold at last year’s European championships.

Apr 1, 2015

Taekwondo-Cook seeks to compete for Moldova after Team GB snub

LONDON, April 1 (Reuters) – World top-ranked Taekwondo fighter Aaron Cook has sought clearance to compete for Moldova at next year’s Rio Olympics after being snubbed by Britain at his home London Games in 2012.

Cook, 24, has competed for the Isle of Man since that controversy and won -80kg gold at last year’s European championships.

Mar 31, 2015

Alonso stays positive while Ferrari celebrate

LONDON (Reuters) – One word seemed to encapsulate Fernando Alonso’s Malaysian Grand Prix weekend.

The comment, posted on Twitter under a photograph of the sweaty Spaniard walking in his McLaren overalls past the Ferrari garage and the Italian team’s smiling mechanics, was simple: ‘Ouch’.

Mar 31, 2015

Motor racing-Alonso stays positive while Ferrari celebrate

LONDON, March 31 (Reuters) – One word seemed to encapsulate Fernando Alonso’s Malaysian Grand Prix weekend.

The comment, posted on Twitter under a photograph of the sweaty Spaniard walking in his McLaren overalls past the Ferrari garage and the Italian team’s smiling mechanics, was simple: ‘Ouch’.

Mar 25, 2015

The gloves are off between Renault and Red Bull

LONDON (Reuters) – Renault F1 managing director Cyril Abiteboul posted a picture of a pair of boxing gloves on Twitter as he packed for Sunday’s ’round two’ of the Formula One season in Malaysia and he may need them.

The French manufacturer and former world champions Red Bull have been increasingly uneasy partners since the introduction last year of the V6 turbo hybrid power units.

Mar 25, 2015

Motor racing-The gloves are off between Renault and Red Bull

LONDON, March 25 (Reuters) – Renault F1 managing director Cyril Abiteboul posted a picture of a pair of boxing gloves on Twitter as he packed for Sunday’s ’round two’ of the Formula One season in Malaysia and he may need them.

The French manufacturer and former world champions Red Bull have been increasingly uneasy partners since the introduction last year of the V6 turbo hybrid power units.

Mar 23, 2015

Marquez the man to keep Honda happy

LONDON (Reuters) – Honda were way off the pace on their return to Formula One with McLaren but they are sure to be on it in MotoGP when Marc Marquez starts his bid for a third successive crown with Sunday’s season-opener in Qatar.

The 22-year-old Spaniard will be favorite again in a gang of four main contenders that includes compatriots Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa as well as 36-year-old Italian great Valentino Rossi.

Mar 23, 2015

Motorcycling-Marquez the man to keep Honda happy

LONDON, March 23 (Reuters) – Honda were way off the pace on their return to Formula One with McLaren but they are sure to be on it in MotoGP when Marc Marquez starts his bid for a third successive crown with Sunday’s season-opener in Qatar.

The 22-year-old Spaniard will be favourite again in a gang of four main contenders that includes compatriots Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa as well as 36-year-old Italian great Valentino Rossi.

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