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Ant West was joyous : his second place in Moto2 at the Australian GP at Philip Island was a vindication of his work all season and the faith his team has had in him during a very tough season. But within three days, his world came crashing down around him.

Bryan Edwards

There are few that argue with the assertion that Ayrton Senna was Formula One's greatest driver. Driven, tortured, ruthless on the track yet a man of considerable humanity off it, Senna knocked down records like a bowler knocks down pins. Even as his records are equalled, drivers that do so find that matching his performance is an emotional experience.

Bryan Edwards

When we've looked at The Circuit of the Americas (tweely known by its owners as COTA) in Austin, Texas, we've been a bit disparaging, largely, it has to be said, because there has been so much uncertainty over whether it would ever come into being or whether, if it did, it would be ready in time for its inaugural Formula One race. We didn't expressly say "if a decent track comes out of this mess, I'll eat my hat," but it was strongly implied. Pass the ketchup, please.

Bryan Edwards

Scam e-mails are nothing new and usually they are so boring they don't even register. But "Woolcock" paulwk@gmail.com 's "Money Transfer" scam mail is so amusing it justifies being included in the Fraud Hall of Fame. By the way, it was sent to an e-mail address at "countermoneylaundering.com." Twit.

Editorial Staff
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London and Hong Kong: 26 November 2011 : 04:00 GMT

The Anti Money Laundering Network is delighted to announce that its subsidiary Vortex Centrum Limited has, after several years of repeated attempts, at last gained control of the internet domain name World Money Laundering Report.com

As the riders lined up in Valencia for the start of the last race of the 2012 MotoGP season, it was difficult for them to know where to start. And so it is with this final race report of the current campaign as there are more endings than beginnings.

Bryan Edwards
Bryan Edwards

What's the main difference between Bahrain and Melbourne? It's not the dust: there was plenty of that in both countries. We think Bernie and the FIA have a plan...

CoNet Administrator

After much industry rumour, the iPad has finally been launched. We were not invited so we made up our own launchPad.

Editorial Staff

TATA group has succeeded in getting Peter Mandelson to hand over British taxpayer's money. We weren't at any of the meetings and so we've made up a satire.

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TATA group has succeeded in getting Peter Mandelson to hand over British taxpayer's money. We weren't at any of the meetings and so we've made up a satire.

CoNet Administrator

The BBC has told some of its performers that pay will be cut by 25% and scenery etc. will be subject to cost-cutting measures. conversazioni fittizie sits in on a meeting that never took place.

CoNet Administrator

2008.

Goldman Sachs: Hank - time to come good on all those promises you made when you went to Treasury.

Henry Paulson: Great to hear from you. I'm only going to be here for a few more weeks, then they'll take my name off the dollars and I'll be out of work. What can I do for you?

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B Ramalinga Raju: This is a beauty parade for a global audit firm to cover Satyam's audit requirements. Are you ready to bid?

Big Four: Yes, Yes. Just give us the chance.

Editorial Staff

Madoff: I'm opening a new fund. We have existing funds that are going really well but I want to do something on my own, a kind of last hurrah, ego trip after a lifetime of making great investments.

Collection of banks: Hurrah

Private investors: Hurrah

People who should know better: hoo - hoo- awesome - rah.

Continuing the story of the world's first Rolls Royce powered bus running on natural gas.

For part 1 see How it began
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.... The bus was taken out onto the road: the test driver brought it back after a short trip. He was shaking. "It's terrifying," he said.

Nigel Morris-Co...

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