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Apr 5

Rossi: ‘As Long As I Can I Will Be Racing Bikes’

Valentino Rossi finished second in the season-opening Qatar GP. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Valentino Rossi finished second in the season-opening Qatar GP. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

In addition to revealing to Sky Italia that he is keen to extend his Yamaha deal for another year, Valentino Rossi also gave an insight into his rivalries, his successors, and what life after MotoGP might bring.

The hot topic was of course his renewed battle with Marquez – what he thought about the World Champion, and whether he is worried that his records will be broken some day: “He’s really good, it makes me worry, but he’s also a nice guy and is always ready to fight. He’s someone who knows how to ride the bike very well and has a great desire to win always, to be out in front – so he’s a great opponent.

Apr 5

F1: Loss of power costs Alonso in Bahrain qualifying

Driver Fernando Alonso was mystified by the loss of power in his Ferrari during F1 qualifying in Bahrain.

Driver Fernando Alonso was mystified by the loss of power in his Ferrari during F1 qualifying in Bahrain.

Two-time World Champion Fernando Alonso says he was hampered by a loss of straight-line performance in his Ferrari over the course of qualifying in Formula One at Bahrain, which led to him finishing Q3 in a lowly 10th place.

He will start ninth, however, as Daniel Ricciardo has a 10-place penalty. Nico Rosberg sits on the pole, with his Mercedes teammate, Lewis Hamilton, starting alongside him on the front row for the Sunday race.

Apr 5

F1: Rosberg bests Hamilton to claim pole for Bahrain GP

Nico Rosberg topped teammate Lewis Hamilton to  win the pole for the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix. (Paul Gilham: Getty Images)

Nico Rosberg topped teammate Lewis Hamilton to win the pole for the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix. (Paul Gilham: Getty Images)

Mercedes locked out the front row for the Bahrain Grand Prix as Nico Rosberg claimed pole position on Saturday, qualifying ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton.

Rosberg’s time of 1 minute, 33.185 seconds at the Bahrain International Circuit was a quarter of a second faster than Hamilton, who had to abandon his final flying lap after running wide.

Apr 5

F1: Mercedes Quickest In Final Bahrain GP Practice

Lewis Hamilton was quickest in all three Bahrain GP practices. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton was quickest in all three Bahrain GP practices. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg continued to dominate the new Formula 1 season by setting the pace in Saturday’s pre-qualifying practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix, while World Champion Sebastian Vettel had a rare session-ending spin.

Hamilton, who won last weekend in Malaysia, was quickest with a time of 1 minute, 35.324 seconds at the Bahrain International Circuit, while his teammate and championship leader Rosberg was just one tenth of a second off that pace.

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Apr 4

SX: 450 Class Power Rankings After St. Louis

James Stewart performs a block pass on Ryan Villopoto in St. Louis. (Photo: Monster Energy Supercross)

James Stewart performs a block pass on Ryan Villopoto in St. Louis. (Photo: Monster Energy Supercross)

James Stewart maintained his spot as the hottest rider in Monster Energy Supercross by claiming his third consecutive victory in St. Louis and his fifth of the 2014 season. While his surge may be too little too late in terms of the championship, it’s been fun to see some vintage Stewart do what only he can out on the track. His streak is the reason why he sits atop The Power Rankings.

Each week, The Power Rankings will recognize the movers and shakers in Monster Energy Supercross.