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Jan 12

MotoGP: Riders And Teams Revving Up For Preseason Testing

The Sepang International Circuit will host the opening test session at the beginning of February. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

The Sepang International Circuit will host the opening test session at the beginning of February. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

As January draws to a close, so too will the MotoGP testing ban which will almost immediately signal the start of pre-season running in Malaysia and a critical period for teams and riders on the buildup to the new campaign.

There has been no MotoGP track action since the first official preseason test for 2014 which immediately followed the final race of 2013 at Valencia’s Ricardo Tormo circuit. Since then, the community has had some time to rest while developments continued behind the scenes across the months of December and January in which the official testing ban is in place.

Jan 12

F1: Rumors Of Secret Ferrari V6 Test Grow

It is rumored that Ferrari is testing its all-new turbo V6 Formula 1 engine via its LaFerrari supercar. (Photo: Getty Images)

It is rumored that Ferrari is testing its all-new turbo V6 Formula 1 engine via its LaFerrari supercar. (Photo: Getty Images)

Rumors Ferrari is already testing its all-new turbo V6 engine have only gained in strength in the last days and weeks.

Citing video evidence, we reported last month that a LaFerrari supercar had lapped the Maranello marque’s private Fiorano circuit amid the distinct tones of a turbo engine.

Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport now has more details.

Jan 12

SX: Villopoto Overcomes Slow Start To Win In Phoenix

Villopoto earned the first 450Sx Class win of his career at Chase Field. (Photo: Michael Bartovsky)

Villopoto earned the first 450Sx Class win of his career at Chase Field.
(Photo: Michael Bartovsky)

Ryan Villopoto has won plenty of races in his storied career – including three championships – but he had never won a race at Chase Field in Phoenix, Ariz.

The Kawasaki ace changed that Saturday by winning the 20-lap feature in front of a near sellout crowd of 49,834.

Villopoto overcame a slow start – which had him buried as far back as ninth – to lead the final seven laps en route to his 35th career Monster Energy Supercross victory.

Jan 12

SX: Anderson Makes It Two In A Row With Another Last Lap Pass

Jason Anderson is two for two in 2014. (Photo: Rockstar Energy KTM)

Jason Anderson is two for two in 2014. (Photo: Rockstar Energy KTM)

Jason Anderson stole the show Saturday night with a last lap pass to win the 250SX Main Event at Chase Field in Phoenix, Ariz.

The Rockstar Energy KTM-backed rider trailed Cole Seely for 14 of the 15 laps, but would steal the win away from his title rival on the final lap.

Jan 11

SX: Phoenix Qualifying Report – Villopoto Nabs Top Spot

Ryan Villopoto was quickest in qualifying at Chase Field in Phoenix, Ariz. (Photo: Carey Spencer - Best Digital Shots)

Ryan Villopoto was quickest in qualifying at Chase Field in Phoenix, Ariz. (Photo: Carey Spencer – Best Digital Shots)

Three-time defending Champion Ryan Villopoto enters Round 2 of the 2014 Monster Energy Supercross Championship as the top qualifier.

On his final lap of practice, Villopoto managed to set the fastest lap of the day at 55.546, bumping Justin Barcia down to second. The Red Bull KTM duo of Ryan Dungey and Ken Roczen qualified third and fourth, respectively, with Justin Brayton in fifth.