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Mat Oxley
Lorenzo vs Márquez

Lorenzo’s Sepang complaint was farcical considering his earlier treatment of Márquez. When we asked Lorenzo during the post-race media conference if he had indeed touched Márquez – even though we knew damn well that he had – Lorenzo said, “I don’t know… I don’t remember, but I don’t think we touched.”

Johnny Mowlem
The highs and lows of motor sport

I watched in awe this year as Sean Edwards won the Dubai 24 Hours and then the Nürburgring 24 Hours, proving, without a doubt, that he is one of the stars of the future. The fact that he is currently leading the Porsche Supercup standings with only one race left just reinforces that view.

Andrew Frankel
Things ain’t what they used to be

I have never driven a car with electric steering that was as pleasant to guide through a corner as the car with hydraulic steering it replaced, not even in the new Porsche 911 GT3. Neither have I ever driven a car with paddles I’ve preferred to the manual transmission in its predecessor.

Alex Harmer
Mike Conway on the Indianapolis 500

“Being on that track on your own, you almost wonder if you’ll come back. You’re in line for qualifying, watching them file out, saying, ‘Four cars to go…’ You’re strapped in, ready to go, Brian Barnhart gives you a handshake; from then you just can’t wait to see everyone again. It’s only minutes but it feels like you’re coming back from somewhere.”

Paul Fearnley
Paul Radisich’s first World Cup

Radisich – “A petrol pump attendant!” – qualified on pole. Behind him were more than a dozen ex-F1 drivers and a swathe of touring car aces: Andy Rouse, Steve Soper, John Cleland, Roberto Ravaglia, Fabrizio Giovanardi and Frank Biela. The only big name missing from the 40-plus field was the injured Alain Menu.