Enzo Potolicchio, Stephane Sarrazin and Emilio Di Guida check in following Sunday’s Rolex Series-ending race at Lime Rock Park.
Marc Marquez extended his points lead by winning the Aragon MotoGP on Sunday, but his victory came only after he played a part in the crash of Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa.
Marquez grazed the back of Pedrosa’s bike when he was trying to pass him with 18 laps to go, causing Pedrosa to lose control and slide down the track with sparks flying.
“I touched him a little with the front of my bike, and they tell me I may have broken a cable and that’s why he fell,” said Marquez. “It was very unlucky. That doesn’t usually happen.”
Caterham has restructured its technical department as it prepares for the huge changes that are coming in 2014.
Jody Egginton, currently Operations Director of the team, has been promoted to Deputy Technical Director, under Mark Smith. Meanwhile Performance Director John Iley has broadened his role to include “management of an Advanced Projects Group, looking at future innovation that can be applied to the F1 team and all of Caterham’s automotive and technological interests.”
Rick Hendrick is a familiar face at Barrett-Jackson auctions and with good reason: Not only is Hendrick the founder and owner of the Hendrick Motorsports NASCAR Sprint Cup team, but he’s also the nation’s largest Chevrolet dealer.
And in recent years, Hendrick has become an avid collector, too, specializing in Corvettes and General Motors muscle cars. Recall that earlier this year at two other Barrett-Jackson auctions, Hendrick paid $1 million each for the right to purchase the first production 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C7 coupe and convertible.
LAND OF LINCOLN — In something of a late auction surprise, the top non-charity sale of the auction ends up being not a muscle car, a rare Corvette or a European sports car, but a 1931 Lincoln Model K (Lot 759), exactly the kind of car Russ Jackson and Tom Barrett used to specialize in when they started Barrett-Jackson more than four decades ago. This behemoth is elegant and luxurious, a fantastic example of Depression Era opulence, at a time when such cars were a tough sell. It brings $352,000, including the 10 percent buyer’s premium.
RED HOT — An ultra-rare car, and arguably the high-water mark in a production Ford is the 2005 Ford GT (Lot 748), modeled after the Le Mans-winning Ford GTs of the mid-1960s. Even though this one brings a total of $275,000, our FOXSports television team is convinced this is still a very good buy. And with only 58 original miles, it is in absolutely perfect conditions. This is the top selling non-charity car of the entire auction.