Sports Podcast: Inside W Series with driver coaches Hughes and Kane
Sharks leave Evander Kane off of opening day roster for 2021-22 NHL season
Evander Kane’s season will remain off the ice for the foreseeable future. As teams around the NHL submitted their opening day rosters on Monday, the San Jose Sharks did not include one of their more skilled forwards among the 22 names, as Kane has been left off the list. The 30-year-old forward is considered a “non-roster player pending completion of the NHL’s investigation.” Most recently, Kane has been the centre of an investigation regarding the use of falsified vaccination cards, a violation that could lead to up to five years in prison according to United States federal law.
Both are well-established single-seater drivers in their own right, with Kane the 1997 British Formula 3 champion and Hughes a stalwart of the series between 1992 and 1999, and became involved in the championship this year as Double R took over the running of the cars from Hitech GP.
With two races at remaining at the Circuit of the Americas this weekend, Alice Powell and Jamie Chadwick head the points standings on 109 points each, with Powell having won three races to 2019 champion Chadwick's two.
The only other driver still in mathematical contention, Emma Kimilainen, is 34 points adrift with 50 still to play for.
Former MG and TVR sportscar racing team-mates Hughes and Kane join W Series correspondent Megan White to give their championship predictions and explain how working with the drivers in the centrally-run series differs from championships with a conventional team structure.
They also share their personal highlights of the year so far and reveal their standout performances of the season to date.
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