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Parity has not existed on the Assn. of Surfing Professionals’ World Tour since Kelly Slater burst onto the scene in the early 1990s.

Now an even playing field appears to also have vanished from the ASP Women’s World Tour, thanks to a blond-haired dynasty-in-the-making known as Stephanie Gilmore.

The Australian power surfer may never match Slater’s nine world titles, but she’s well on her way to claiming a third title in as many years after winning the season-opening Roxy Pro Gold Coast at Snapper Rocks, Australia….  Details

A £140,000 rally car has been stolen from Cockermouth spelling the end of its owner’s dream to race in today’s Malcolm Wilson Rally….

… The Hyundai Accent car, one of only six in the country, was taken from Deer Orchard Close between 11pm on Thursday and 9am yesterday.

A box of spare parts to the value of £25,000 was also stolen from car’s trailer, known as a race shuttle in the industry.

Its owner, Brian McGillin, had journeyed from Ireland to take part in the annual race in the Lake District forests….  Details