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Ott Tanak walks away after dramatic crash in Monte Carlo Rally – video

Reigning World Rally champion Ott Tanak flipped his car at high speed and crashed spectacularly during the Monte Carlo Rally. Tanak and his co-driver Martin Jarveoja managed to leave their car unassisted and suffered no major injuries. ‘It wasn’t the s…

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Dakar Rally 2020: sand, flames and camels – in pictures

This year’s rally is the 42nd edition of the event and the first edition held in Saudi Arabia. The 12 stages took competitors across 7,500 km, 75% of which will be over sand – from the shores of the Red Sea in Jeddah, around the canyons and mountains o…

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Tears and cheers: how Chris Ingram ended 52-year wait for rally title

Young driver thought his dream was over but crowd-funding got him back on track to win European Rally ChampionshipChris Ingram was crestfallen as, sat alongside his co-driver Ross Whittock, they realised that after a gruelling six rounds and 220km acro…

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Fernando Alonso’s Daytona triumph shows his racing hunger remains | Giles Richards

Spanish driver says his focus is on Indy 500 and motor racings’s triple crown but might the Dakar rally or Formula E tempt him?Four years into his trying second stint at McLaren, Fernando Alonso might have lacked the machinery to win but the desire was…

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Fernando Alonso’s Daytona triumph shows his racing hunger remains | Giles Richards

Spanish driver says his focus is on Indy 500 and motor racings’s triple crown but might the Dakar rally or Formula E tempt him?Four years into his trying second stint at McLaren, Fernando Alonso might have lacked the machinery to win but the desire was…

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Dakar Rally 2019: Sand, sea, helicopters and canines – in pictures

After 10 stages and more than 5,000 miles of brutal racing on a giant loop rally-route entirely in Peru, 70% of which was across desert, we bring you some of our favourite images from this year’s Dakar RallyClick here to check out images of the rally f…

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NFL kicking woes, Ellyse Perry’s brilliance and Leo Messi’s perfect pass | Classic YouTube

Also featuring Australian Open memories, Sébastien Loeb at the Dakar Rally and the joy of drones in sport1) Cody Parkey was left feeling like the loneliest man in the world after watching his last-gasp potentially game-winning field goal bounce off the…

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‘No phones, no GPS, no men’: The all-female off-road rally like no other

The world’s largest all-female motorsport competition draws women from across the globe to the western Sahara desert. Welcome to the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du MarocOver the course of an average year, the Sahara desert plays host to a wide variety of…

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Dakar Rally 2018: Stages seven to 14 – in pictures

After 5,500 miles of brutal racing through a testing array of terrains in Peru, Bolivia and Argentina, we bring you the best images from the concluding half of this year’s Dakar RallyClick here to see images from Stages one to seven of this year’s race…

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Dakar Rally 2018: Stages seven to 14 – in pictures

After 5,500 miles of brutal racing through a testing array of terrains in Peru, Bolivia and Argentina, we bring you the best images from the concluding half of this year’s Dakar RallyClick here to see images from Stages one to seven of this year’s race…

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Dakar Rally 2018: Stages one to seven – in pictures

All the best images from this year’s Dakar Rally, the 40th edition of the event, as it winds its way over 5,5000 miles through Peru, Bolivia and Argentina. The event is one of the most photogenic in world sport, as drivers tackle a testing array of ter…

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André Villas-Boas taken to hospital after crash and out of Dakar Rally

• Former Chelsea and Tottenham manager crashed into sand dune• Villas-Boas says he is ‘safe and well’ after accidentAndré Villas-Boas has said he is safe and well after being taken to hospital when his car crashed into a sand dune, forcing him to retir…

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Dakar Rally 2017: stages one to eight – in pictures

All the best images from this year’s Dakar Rally as it winds its way over 5,456 miles through Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina. The event is one of the most photogenic in world sport, as drivers tackle a testing array of terrains

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Sport picture of the day: Dakar Rally 2017 gets under way

Spain’s Gerard Farres Guell powers his Yanmar KTM through the water during stage one of the Dakar rally between Asunción in Paraguay and Resistencia, Argentina. This year’s race, which also takes in Bolivia, finishes in Buenos Aires on 14 January

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Sport picture of the day: airborne at the Rally Australia shakedown

Andreas Mikkelsen and co-driver Anders Jaeger fly through the dust filled air in their VW Polo R WRC during the shakedown before Rally Australia 2016. The Norwegian pair won five of the opening six speed tests south of Coffs Harbour to finish the day top of the leaderboard, 15.4sec ahead of their team-mates Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia

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Catie Munnings is burning up the road as women’s rally champion at 18

The outstanding British prospect has claimed the European title after only one year driving competitively and has now set her sights on overtaking the men

Even Lewis Hamilton does not set fire to the ground he drives over, but the remarkable Catie Munnings, at just 18 the newly crowned FIA ladies European rally champion, does exactly that.

Munnings only started driving a rally car in September last year and has recently sat her A-levels but while her friends are setting off for university, Munnings is only considering further education in terms of her rally driving. “I went to test in the French Alps a year ago. It was so cool I just fell in love with it,” she says. “And from then on that is what I’ve been focused on.”

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Catie Munnings is burning up the road as women’s rally champion at 18

The outstanding British prospect has claimed the European title after only one year driving competitively and has now set her sights on overtaking the men

Even Lewis Hamilton does not set fire to the ground he drives over, but the remarkable Catie Munnings, at just 18 the newly crowned FIA ladies European rally champion, does exactly that.

Munnings only started driving a rally car in September last year and has recently sat her A-levels but while her friends are setting off for university, Munnings is only considering further education in terms of her rally driving. “I went to test in the French Alps a year ago. It was so cool I just fell in love with it,” she says. “And from then on that is what I’ve been focused on.”

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Michail Antonio goal celebrations, diving catches and a daredevil dog

This week’s roundup also features a somersault football goal, a savvy badminton player and a burger-loving speedway fan

1) Sam Allardyce, the latest man to take a swig from the poisoned chalice of the England manager’s post, handed a surprise call-up to the West Ham winger Michail Antonio on Sunday. The Londoner might be most famous for his array of celebrations: the Jump Around; the Homer Simpson; the Usain Bolt and Mo Farah combo, and he performed his latest trick against Bournemouth. He has plenty of ability though: try getting the ball off him. And here’s a cracker scored for Nottingham Forest against Bolton. Talking of crackers, here’s Robbie Keane, who bowed out of international football with the Republic of Ireland with this beauty and his trademark celebration to boot. Oh, and here is all-singing all-dancing Keane with Robbie Brady, Wes Hoolahan and Shane Long on guitar in Dublin.

2) Rallying is a dangerous business, as proved by this carefree dog who inadvertently became part of a spectacular stunt and survived. Elsewhere the Latvian driver Nikolay Gryazin flipped in and out of a ditch before taking the scenic route back to the action.

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Sport picture of the day: chasing through the Gobi Desert

Peugeot Sport team driver Sebastien Loeb and co-driver Daniel Elena, right, trail teammate Cyril Despres and co-driver David Castera as they race through the Gobi Desert during the ninth special stage of the Silk Way Rally. A total of 130 competitors a…

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Sport picture of the day: Henning Solberg zooms through Mikolajki

Norway’s Henning Solberg speeds along in his Ford Fiesta RS WRC during the shakedown of Rally Poland in Mikolajki

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