Thursday 21 November 2019

Red Bull appeal in Ricciardo fuel row

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Red Bull have appealed against Daniel Ricciardo's disqualification from the Australian Grand Prix.

The Australian (24) was excluded because his car was using more fuel than allowed and his team refused to reduce the flow when informed.

Red Bull say the fuel-flow meters provided by the sport's governing body, the FIA, had shown "inconsistencies" and that they and engine supplier Renault believe they were in "full compliance".

Formula 1 engines must have a fuel-flow rate of no more than 100kg/h at full throttle.

The fuel-flow rate in the engine is measured by a sensor provided by an external supplier.

FURY FLIPS TABLE IN DRAMATIC EXIT

Tyson Fury made an abrupt exit from a Manchester press conference for his rematch with Dereck Chisora yesterday, tossing the table aside and storming out.

Fury stood up, grabbed a microphone, and declared: "Listen, I'm Tyson Fury, I'm the best heavyweight on the planet, this idiot is getting knocked spark out and I'm sick to death of this."

He then slammed down the microphone, attempted to flip the table over, and headed out of the room, leaving Chisora applauding sarcastically.

PHELAN LEADS FORCES IN GREEN ARMY CLASH

An Ireland selection and the Irish Defence Forces will go head-to-head at the National Stadium tonight.

Current Elite champion Chris Phelan will line out for the Defence Forces against Darren Campbell, while 2014 elite finalist Dean Gardiner will also be in action, along with Beijing Olympian John Joe Joyce and multiple champion Roy Sheahan.

The card will also feature Caomhin Hynes and Johnny Joyce in a box-off for the Irish welterweight vest for next month's AIBA World Men's and Women's Youth Championships.

MCLARNON AND LOFTUS IN CHASE

Irish Youths champion Tiarnan McLarnon (Ulster) and NUI Maynooth's Declan Loftus are tied for the lead after two rounds of the Irish Intervarsity Championship at the Heritage.

The final round takes place today.

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