LET­TERS VW dis­may

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Once again it seems the self­ish ac­tions of a few en­gi­neers have caused a scan­dal of un­prece­dented pro­por­tions in the mo­tor­ing world. VW is out of ral­ly­ing.

Re­mark­ably for us rally fans, the re­ac­tions to those ac­tions have fil­tered up­stream to an area of engineering where that level of cheat­ing would have been ob­vi­ous to their tech­ni­cal coun­ter­parts within min­utes, not years.

VW Mo­tor­sport have cre­ated a force­ful, win­ning, friendly PR dream that we have all be­rated or basked in for the last four years.

Let’s hope the guys and girls who en­gi­neered this mas­ter­piece of, dare I say it, world dom­i­na­tion, are given their chance to ac­tu­ally use all those tal­ents to change the mo­tor­ing world for the bet­ter.

Or at least be of­fered a chance to use the fruits of their labour un­der an­other piece of badge engineering/plat­form shar­ing for WRC 2017. Al­lan Har­ry­man Via email

Mo­tor­sport News,

noses out of joint, es­pe­cially for us Brits who want something to smile about.

So near, and yet we could be still so far away from our next World Rally cham­pion. Robert Dew Via email

The lat­est in­stal­ment in sportscar stal­wart Johnny Mowlem’s long-stand­ing Rac­ing Trav­els doc­u­men­tary series, which in­cludes his fi­nal Pe­tit Le Mans out­ing, is avail­able to­day if you’ve got a lunchtime view­ing win­dow avail­able (Wed­nes­day, 0930-1000, 1330-1400hrs Sky Sports 3).

High­lights are also avail­able this week from the penul­ti­mate round of the World Ral­ly­cross Cham­pi­onship at Es­ter­ing in Ger­many. Twotime DTM cham­pion Mat­tias Ekstrom headed to the Sax­ony venue know­ing he had a chance to wrap up the ti­tle with a round to spare (Thurs­day, 1515-1615hrs, Eurosport 1).

If you missed live cov­er­age of last week­end’s two Aus­tralian Su­per­cars races at Pukekohe, full re­plays of both rounds are avail­able back-to­back (Thurs­day, 1730-1930hrs, BT Sport 2). Stick­ing with the An­tipodean theme there’s also a look back at the best of the ac­tion from last year’s Rally Aus­tralia in WRC Retro 2015 in an­tic­i­pa­tion of the fi­nal round of the 2016 sea­son later this month (Mon­day, 1240-1340hrs, Mo­tors TV).

Fi­nally, if Satur­day’s eprix in Mar­rakech isn’t enough to sat­isfy your For­mula E fix, there’s a chance to catch the lat­est episode of its Street Rac­ers mag­a­zine show (Mon­day, 14301500hrs, BT Sport 2).

For­mula E: Mar­rakech

■ Race: Satur­day 15301730hrs, Chan­nel 5

NASCAR Sprint Cup: Phoenix

■ Race: Sunday 1900hrs, Premier Sports

Brazil­ian Grand Prix Sky Sports F1 HD Cov­er­age ■

Driv­ers’ press con­fer­ence: Thurs­day, 1300-1330hrs ■ FP1: Fri­day, 1145-1350hrs ■ FP2: Fri­day, 1545-1800hrs ■ Team prin­ci­pals’ press con­fer­ence: 1800-1830hrs ■ The F1 show live: Fri­day, 1830-1900hrs ■ FP3: Satur­day, 1245-1415hrs ■ Qual­i­fy­ing: Satur­day, 1500- 1745hrs ■ Race: Sunday, 1530-1830hrs ■ High­lights: Sunday, 21002200hrs

Brazil­ian Grand Prix Chan­nel 4 HD high­lights ■

Qual­i­fy­ing: Satur­day, 20002130hrs

Race: Sunday, 22000005hrs

Nov 2

In­ter­la­gos hosts penul­ti­mate round of 2016 sea­son

Catch up with Mowlem’s move­ments

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