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Mar 26

Marc Marquez wins Laureus World Breakthrough award

Marc Marquez receives the Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year Award. (Photo: Courtesy of Laureus)

Marc Marquez receives the Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year Award. (Photo: Courtesy of the Laureus Academy)

The prestigious 2014 Laureus World Sports Awards ceremony took place in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday, with MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez receiving the Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year award.

The performance of Marquez in MotoGP last year, which saw him become the youngest-ever champion in the premier class, convinced the Laureus judges that he was a more than worthy winner of the prize.

Mar 26

Ex-F1 doctor believes ‘really bad news’ about Schumacher is coming

Formula One legend Michael Schumacher of Germany. (Photo: Getty Images)

Formula One legend Michael Schumacher of Germany. (Photo: Getty Images)

Former F1 doctor Gary Hartstein thinks it is unlikely Michael Schumacher will recover after more than 12 weeks in a coma and counting.

The German legend has been in his hospital bed in Grenoble since the end of December, following a skiing fall in the French alps.

Mar 26

F1 great speaks out: Niki Lauda hits back at ‘new era’ critics

Niki Lauda the non-executive chairman of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team is seen during day two of F1 Winter Testing. (Photo: Getty Images)

Niki Lauda the non-executive chairman of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team is seen during day two of F1 Winter Testing. (Photo: Getty Images)

Niki Lauda has hit back at the critics who are slamming the revolutionary new face of formula one.

Ron Walker, the Australian grand prix chief who is a key Bernie Ecclestone ally, is leading the charge by threatening to sue the sport and switch to Indycar racing after hearing the sound of the new turbo V6 engines.

Mar 26

Muscle Milk Pickett Racing to skip both Long Beach and Laguna Seca

The Oreca 03 Nissan P2 car is driven by Klaus Graf, Lucas Luhr and Jann Mardenborough. (Photo: Getty Images)

The Oreca 03 Nissan P2 car is driven by Klaus Graf, Lucas Luhr and Jann Mardenborough. (Photo: John Dagys)

Muscle Milk Pickett Racing have announced that it will not take part in the next two rounds of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

The two-time ALMS P1 championship-winning squad has elected to skip the races at Long Beach and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in order to focus on reliability and performance testing with its Oreca 03 Nissan P2 car.

Mar 26

Red Bull Racing insist rules don’t specify that FIA sensor has to be used

Team Infiniti Red Bull Racing celebrates their driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia as he crosses the finish line in second place during the Australian F1 GP. FIA later disqualified Ricciardo for allegedly exceeding fuel limits. (Photo: Getty Images)

Team Infiniti Red Bull Racing celebrates their driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia as he crosses the finish line in second place during the Australian F1 GP. FIA later disqualified Ricciardo for allegedly exceeding fuel limits. (Photo: Getty Images)

Red Bull’s appeal against the exclusion of Daniel Ricciardo from the Australian GP is based on the team believing that the rules do not specify that fuel flow has to be measured by the FIA-mandated sensor.

Team boss Christian Horner says that the team’s own readings proved that Ricciardo did not exceed the 100kg/h limit, which is why the team ignored instructions from the FIA to adjust the flow.