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Midlands BTCC drivers set pace at Donington Park


Jordan jumps up the time sheets into third – the top three are now all in the 1:10s #BTCC


Matt Neal goes third fastest, just ahead of team-mate Shedden. Plato is up into the top ten after a spell in the pits #BTCC

Practise runs are well underway at the British Touring Car Championships at Donington Park.

Defending champion Andrew Jordan from Lichfield, and Matt Neal from Stourbridge have both been in the top three fastest this morning.

You can watch the qualifying races live online with ITV4 from 3:35pm.

Coventry's Cal Crutchlow starts eighth in opening MotoGP race

by James Clark
Coventry-born Cal Crutchlow smiling during last year's MotoGP in Czech Republic Credit: Vaclav Salek/Czech News Agency/Press Association Images

Coventry's Cal Crutchlow will start the opening MotoGP race of the 2014 season eighth on the grid.

The 28-year-old clocked a qualifying time of 1min 54.888secs on his Ducati motorcycle for this evening's Grand Prix race in Qatar.

Aston Martin racing at Goodwood Revival

Vintage Aston Martins
Vintage Aston Martins Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

Aston Martin continues its year-long centenary party at the Goodwood Revival this weekend.

Its rarest and most highly-prized sports cars of the revival period, 1948-1966, will be on show, and in action.

Among the cars set to do battle on the West Sussex track include a brace of DBR1s, numerous DB3, DB3S and DB2/4 Mk IIIs, plus the 1961 Aston Martin Project 212.


Donington Park releases statement following death of driver

Donington Park has released a statement this morning following the death of Christian Devereux, who crashed his Mini Cooper on the circuit at the Donington Historic Festival yesterday.

It is with great regret that the directors of Donington Park Racing Limited, operators of Donington Park Circuit, have to report that, following an accident in a race for historic touring cars, the driver of car number 67 (a 1965 Mini Cooper S), Christian Devereux of Chiswick in London, succumbed to the injuries sustained at approximately 4:30pm.

The organising race club HSCC, and Donington Park Racing Limited, together with the circuit’s medical and emergency services, will now be co-operating with both Leicestershire Police and motorsport’s governing body, the Motor Sports Association, in order to determine the cause of this tragic accident.

– Donington Historic Festival Statement

Driver dies in classic car race at Donington park

A man has died after taking part in a classic car race today at Donington park in Leicestershire.

Christian Devereux who was from Chiswick in London died from his injuries after his 1965 Mini Cooper S was involved in an accident during a race for historic touring cars.

A statement on the Donington Park website, said the organising race club, HSCC and Donington Park Racing Limited, together with the circuit's medical and emergency services, would be co-operating with Leicestershire police and the Motor Sports Association to determine the cause of the accident.

The race was part of Donington's historic festival which has attracted visitors from across the country.

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