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Apr 13

MotoGP: Rain Could Level Playing Field For Grand Prix Of The Americas

Everyone is chasing Marc Marquez (93) at Circuit of The Americas. (Photo: Getty Images)

Everyone is chasing Marc Marquez (93) at Circuit of The Americas. (Photo: Getty Images)

The dark clouds looming over the Circuits of The Americas today may look like a small ray of hope for the bulk of the MotoGP field, at least compared to the prospect of Marc Marquez riding off into the sunset.

Marquez has been in imperious form this weekend at the circuit he scored his first-ever MotoGP victory one year ago. Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa may still hold realistic hopes of overcoming Marquez, but the rest of the top men have lowered their sights with a podium result considered about the best they can hope for… unless something unusual happens.

Apr 13

SX: Villopoto Wins In Front Of Hometown Seattle Crowd

Ryan Villopoto won at his hometown race in Seattle for just the second time in his 450SX Class career. (Photo: Simon Cudby / Monster Energy Supercross)

Ryan Villopoto won at his hometown race in Seattle for just the second time in his 450SX Class career. (Photo: Simon Cudby / Monster Energy Supercross)

Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto crushed the competition Saturday night in Seattle, Wash., winning by a margin of 12.14 seconds in front of a hometown crowd of 53,927 fans.

Villopoto’s night started out rocky when he was forced to transfer out of the second 450SX semi-final race, but it only went uphill from there. The Seattle-area native nailed the holeshot in the main event and then led all 20 laps to claim his fifth Monster Energy Supercross victory of 2014.

Apr 13

SX: Seely Pulls Off Clutch Win In Seattle To Tighten Championship Race

Cole Seely picked up his second win of the season Saturday in Seattle, Wash. (Photo: Monster Energy Supercross)

Cole Seely picked up his second win of the season Saturday in Seattle, Wash. (Photo: Monster Energy Supercross)

Cole Seely needed a solid performance to keep his Western Regional 250SX Class title hopes alive, and he delivered Saturday night in front of 53,927 fans at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash.

The Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil Honda rider passed Dean Wilson on the opening lap of the 250SX Class main event and remained unchallenged for the remainder of the 15-lap race, ultimately earning his second win of the 2014 Monster Energy Supercross season.

VILLOPOTO WINS IN FRONT OF HOMETOWN SEATTLE CROWD

Apr 12

SX: Seattle Storylines – Villopoto Looks To Wrap Up Fourth Title

Ryan Villopoto was second fastest in qualifying. (Photo: Simon Cudby)

Ryan Villopoto was second fastest in qualifying. (Photo: Simon Cudby)

Practice has wrapped up inside CenturyLink Field, home of the Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks. Weather has been uncharacteristically stellar in the days leading up to the race and continues to be great today, making for one of the driest Seattle tracks in recent memory. As a result, the track is breaking down with deep ruts and a rocky surface. When combined with its technicality it has the makings for an unpredictable night of action.

Ryan Villopoto has a fourth consecutive title within reach entering his home race and needs just five points over James Stewart and Ryan Dungey to clinch the championship in Seattle. However, Villopoto has just one 450SX Class win in four attempts at Seattle (he missed 2010 due to injury), which makes for the most intriguing storyline of the evening.

Apr 12

MotoGP: Pedrosa Carrying Underdog Banner In 2014

Dani Pedrosa continues to chase his first MotoGP championship. (Photo: Getty Images)

Dani Pedrosa continues to chase his first MotoGP championship. (Photo: Getty Images)

Grand Prix veteran Dani Pedrosa made full use of his trademark precision to throw down a blistering 2:03.062 qualifying lap on Saturday afternoon at the Circuit of The Americas.

Meanwhile, his 21-year-old Repsol Honda teammate, Marc Marquez, was decidedly less untidy in the session; he slid and bucked his way around to an even faster 2:02.773 to secure pole position and further lower his circuit lap record.