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Apr 5

Setting The Stage: Houston Supercross Storylines

Ryan Villopoto qualified fastest in Houston. (Photo: Supercrossonline.com)

Ryan Villopoto qualified fastest in Houston. (Photo: Supercrossonline.com)

Practice has wrapped up inside Houston’s NRG Stadium and some great dirt combined with a fast-yet-technical layout has set the tone for what will be a dramatic night of competition. While Ryan Villopoto sits well in control of his own destiny atop the 450SX Class standings, any mistake could have major consequences as several of his rivals can attest. The 250SX West Region is also back in action as Jason Anderson and Cole Seely prepare to resume their title fight.

FOX Sports 1 will air all the action from Houston live, beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET with Ralph Sheheen, Jeff Emig, Jeremy McGrath and Jenny Taft. Here are the storylines to watch out for when the gate drops.

Apr 5

Red Bull: New F1 Engine Rules Fail To Achieve Aims

Adrian Newey is unhappy with the new formula. (Photo: Getty Images)

Adrian Newey is unhappy with the new formula. (Photo: Getty Images)

Red Bull master designer Adrian Newey has mocked Formula 1′s new engine rules, claiming they have produced slower cars without achieving the intended green goals.

Speaking ahead of Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix, Newey — who designed the cars that won Red Bull the past four drivers’ championships — said the new 1.6 liter V6 turbo hybrid engines have increased costs and slowed down the cars for little benefit.

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.