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Issue preview: September

Joe Dunn takes you behind the scenes of the latest issue of Motor Sport, joined by Simon Arron, Lyndon McNeil, Samarth Kanal and Jack Phillips.


The September issue sees Dickie Meaden on the ground at the Nürburgring with Porsche as it pursues Stefan Bellof's lap record, and so we recall racing's other great records as part of a 'record breakers' feature. Plus Simon Arron takes John Barnard to lunch, Samarth Kanal discovers what it's like at Audi since it swapped endurance racing for Formula E and Mat Oxley delves into the history of MV Agusta.


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