Defending Dakar champion cautious ahead of rally

Defending champion Carlos Sainz has vowed to show respect and modesty as he sets about his hunt for a second triumph in the gruelling 13-stage Dakar Rally which starts on Saturday.

Karani elected to Asian motorcyle body

Shrikarant Karani has been elected to the Asian Motorcycle Union as one of its three vice presidents for a four-year term at its annual congress held last week in Manila, Philippines.