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Mar 22

MotoGP: Lorenzo Makes Improvements To Qualify On Second Row

Jorge Lorenzo heads down a straight during qualifying for the Grand Prix of Qatar. (Photo: Getty Images)

Jorge Lorenzo heads down a straight during qualifying for the Grand Prix of Qatar. (Photo: Getty Images)

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo fought hard to take fifth on the grid in qualifying for Sunday’s Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar.

Lorenzo had taken another small step forward in the fourth free practice, reducing the gap to the front to under half a second to finish 0.492 from P1 in seventh position, by the end of FP4 with a 1:55.919 lap.

Mar 22

MotoGP: Bautista Work Rewarded With Second Place On Grid

Alvaro Bautista will start second in Sunday's Qatar Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Alvaro Bautista will start second in Sunday’s Qatar Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Alvaro Bautista secured a spot on the front row for the season opening race at Qatar after a solid performance in qualifying at Losail.

The GO&FUN Honda Gresini rider posted a 1:54.564 in the closing minutes of Q2, just being pushed from pole by World Champion Marc Marquez.

Mar 22

F1: McLaren Chimes In On Red Bull Racing Fuel Controversy

McLaren Sporting Director Sam Michael (left) and McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier (right) talk in the Bahrain paddock. (Photo: Getty Images)

McLaren Sporting Director Sam Michael (left) and McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier (right) talk in the Bahrain paddock. (Photo: Getty Images)

McLaren has chimed in on the fuel flow controversy.

After Daniel Ricciardo was disqualified in Melbourne, Red Bull argued that it went its own way with the new fuel consumption rules because FIA’s mandatory sensors were not accurate enough.

However, engine supplier Renault’s rivals Mercedes and Ferrari backed the FIA in the wake of the ruling, while the sensor supplier Gill insisted it has the full support of Formula 1′s governing body.

Mar 22

MotoGP: World Champion Marquez Captures Pole For Season Opener

Marc Marquez rides during qualifying for the Grand Prix of Qatar. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Marc Marquez rides during qualifying for the Grand Prix of Qatar. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

World Champion Marc Marquez will start from pole position as he begins the defense of his MotoGP title at the season-opening Qatar Grand Prix.

Marquez and a squadron of factory bikes busted open the form guide in qualifying with hot favorite Aleix Espargaro slumping to ninth on the third row for the 22-lap race.

Mar 22

IndyCar: Brazil To Host 2015 Race In Capital, Officials Confirm

IndyCar is heading to Brazil in 2015, according to reports from country officials. (Photo: Getty Images)

IndyCar is heading to Brazil in 2015, according to reports from country officials. (Photo: Getty Images)

Brazilian officials have announced the return of IndyCar to the country next season, saying Friday that a race will be held in the capital of Brasilia.

The federal district government released a statement saying the Autodromo Nelson Piquet will host the race from 2015-19. The deal with local race promoters was signed at an event in Sao Paulo.