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Plymouth’s Henry Atkins was crowned British 250 Grasstrack Champion at Ledbury. The Exeter-born 16-year-old won all three of his races before the rain washed out the meeting, so with the maximum points he earned from the heats he took the title. Atkins thanked everyone who had helped him on his way to the title, including …

POOLE secured the final SGB Premiership play-off place thanks to a dramatic last-gasp 48-45 win at Somerset on Friday. The Pirates trailed by ten points in the early stages of the meeting and looked set to require a slip-up from Rye House in order to maintain their top four spot. But the visitors halved the …

LEWIS Hamilton will start the Italian Grand Prix from pole position following his wet-weather masterclass in one of the longest qualifying sessions in Formula One history. Hamilton’s excellence at a rain-hit Monza, following a delay which lasted two hours and 36 minutes, sees him stand alone as the sport’s all-time one-lap specialist with his 69th …

THE draw for the National League Knock-Out Cup semi-finals has been made and the Ply- mouth Devils face the current Cup holders Eastbourne. The Eagles are currently in second spot in the National League table behind Belle Vue and the Devils know they have a hard battle on their hands to overcome them and reach …

LEWIS Hamilton hailed a special day in his career after equalling Michael Schumacher’s all-time record with pole position for the Belgian Grand Prix. The triple world champion, who will today also start his 200th race, delivered a dominant performance to soar to the top of the order at Spa- Francorchamps and claim the 68th pole …

PLYMOUTH continued their run of good form following Thursday’s away win at the Isle of Wight with a 47-43 victory over Kent in a tightly fought battle at the St Boniface Arena on Friday evening. Top men Steve Boxall and Adam Roynon led the charge with good back up from Richard Andrews, who included two …

PREMIERSHIP leaders Swindon are six points clear at the top of the table after a 53-37 win at Somerset on Friday. The Robins romped to a 12th successive victory as they closed in on play-off qualification, pulling clear in the closing stages of the meeting. A six-point Swindon lead was cut to two by the …

SAUBER have dealt a new blow to beleaguered Japanese manufacturer Honda after pulling the plug on their engine partnership for next year. The Swiss team, who currently use one-year old Ferrari engines, had agreed to team up with Honda in 2018 in a deal which was announced only in April. However, Sauber’s decision to terminate …