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MOTORSPORT: Philpot stays on course to fulfil dream

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Banbury's Bradley Philpot kept alive his dream of winning a F3 test experience by finishing fourth at Buckmore Park karting circuit at Chatham in Kent.

Competing against 40 of the UK’s top novice drivers, Philpot came through 12 heats and three finals to secure his place as one of the final five through to round three.

The competition, known as Lets Race 2 Reality, is run by Lets Race, the UK’s only full motion F1 simulator centre based in Surrey, in conjunction with Carlin, a junior team, whose proteges have included Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo.

Philpot will now be put through his paces at Carlin’s headquarters in Surrey allowing him a real glimpse inside the world of a professional racing driver. All finalists will take part in various exercises including a simulator session with a Carlin race engineer, before taking part in interviews with industry professionals.

Philpot said: “For the final round I plan to be as prepared as possible and I fully intend to become the inaugural Lets Race to Reality champion.”

Junior joins United's ranks

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Friday 1st August 2014

Michael Appleton was thrilled Oxford United’s pat-ience paid off after they finally clinched the signing of Junior Brown last night.

CYCLING: Inaugural league ends on a high

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A full field of 80 riders turned out as the Oxfordshire Road Race League’s first season concluded on the Stadhampton circuit.

TENNIS: Mixed results for Canter in British squad at SW19

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Oxfordshire's Alexis Canter has been representing Great Britain in a competition at Wimbledon.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Oxford out to cause a big upset

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Oxford make their third trip to the South Leeds Stadium on Sunday when they tackle the Hunslet Hawks, looking to record their first win in four matches against their second-placed opponents in Kingstone Press Championship 1.

CRICKET: Stronger Oxfordshire aiming to move up

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Oxfordshire will be trying to move off the bottom of the Western Division table when they take on Berkshire in a three-day contest at Great & Little Tew on Sunday (11am), writes MICHAEL KNOX.

U's get to grips with new sponsor

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Tyre firm Black ‘n’ Rounds have agreed to become Oxford United’s home shirt sponsor next season.

CRICKET: Great Tew dare not dream of Lord's fiinal

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Friday 1st August 2014

Great & Little Tew will try to banish all thoughts of playing at Lord’s when they visit Dinton on Sunday in the semi-finals of the Davidstow Village Cup.

ROWING: Gold for Wallingford in Cork and Munich

Oxford Mail:

7:20am Friday 1st August 2014

Wallingford's women won a gold medal when representing England in the Home International Regatta at Cork.

TENNIS: Maskens joy as Oxon hit highest level in a decade

Oxford Mail:

7:20am Friday 1st August 2014

Oxfordshire men’s captain Jon Maskens praised the efforts of his side after they clinched promotion to Group 4 following a highly successful week in West Worthing.

COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Thrilled Fox relishing Australia showdown

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Former Oxford University student Dan Fox could barely conceal his delight after he helped England men’s hockey team set up a last-four clash with Australia tomorrow following yesterday’s 3-1 win against Canada, writes Stuart Weir.

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