Pat Moss As Motor Sport closed for press, news broke that Pat Moss, former rally star and sister of Stirling, had died. See next month’s issue for a full obituary.

Goodwood Provisional dates for the 2009 Festival of Speed and Revival have been released. They will take place on July 3-5 and September 18-20 respectively.

Superleague Paul Meijer of Borussia Dortmund claimed pole for the first race at Zolder, which was won by Liverpool’s Adrian Valles. Davide Rigon of Beijing Guaon won race two.

WRC Sébastien Loeb is on the brink of a fifth consecutive title after victories in Catalunya and Corsica, where he won by 3min 24sec from Mikko Hirvonen.

NASCAR Tony Stewart was awarded victory at Talladega after rookie Regan Smith was given a pass-through penalty for overtaking below the track’s yellow line.
Denny Hamlin was cleared to race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway after crashing at Talladega, where a blown tyre sent him into the wall.

IRL Hélio Castroneves has appeared at court in Miami on charges of tax evasion and conspiracy to defraud the US government. If found guilty, he faces a multi-million dollar fine or up to 35 years in jail.
Paul Tracy is suing former employer Gerald Forsythe for breach of contract. Forsythe withdrew his team from racing following the Champ Car/IRL unification.

MotoGP Casey Stoner will wait until season’s end and his test on the Ducati GP9 before undergoing surgery on an old wrist injury.
KTM is withdrawing from the 250cc Championship to focus on the 125cc class.

Gp2 Ex-Minardi F1 driver Alex Yoong is racing for the curiously named My Team Qi-Meritus.Mahara in the Asia Series.
Adrian Campos has sold his stake in Campos Racing to focus on his F3 team.

V8 Supercars Craig Lowndes and Jamie Whincup have won a third straight Bathurst 1000, a feat which has not been achieved since Peter Brock and Larry Perkins won in 1982-84.