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Mar 21

MotoGP: Aleix Espargaro Stays On Top As Pace Quickens In Qatar

Aleix Espargaro heads down a straight during free practice at Losail International Circuit in Qatar. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Aleix Espargaro heads down a straight during free practice at Losail International Circuit in Qatar. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

The FP2 practice for the MotoGP riders at the Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar saw Aleix Espargaro (NGM Forward Racing) on top again, with Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) and Alvaro Baustista (GO&FUN Honda Gresini) two and three.

Espargaro’s 1:54.989 best time was 0.2s better than he went in FP1 and was 0.3s quicker than his closest rival in this session as Dovizioso pushed hard on the GP14 in second.

Mar 21

Lorenzo still looking towards title despite slow pace in practice

Jorge Lorenzo will be looking for his fourth consecutive race win at Qatar. (Photo: Mirco Lazzari GP/Getty Images)

Jorge Lorenzo will be looking for his third consecutive win at Qatar. (Photo: Mirco Lazzari GP/Getty Images)

Lorenzo knows that winning Qatar is no guarantee of the world championship, as he found to his dismay in 2013.

But Jorge Lorenzo knows what it takes to win the Qatar Grand Prix, and he will bid for a third consecutive win in the race which opens the MotoGP season in Doha on Sunday.

Mar 21

What To Watch: Your Weekend Racing Schedule

Watch the MotoGP season opener from Qatar live on FOX Sports 1 (Sunday 2:30 p.m. ET). (Photo: Getty Images)

Watch the MotoGP season opener from Qatar live on FOX Sports 1 (Sunday 2:30 p.m. ET). (Photo: Getty Images)

Saturday, March 22

3:00 a.m. – Monster Energy Supercross | Detroit (FOX Sports 1) *Replay

4:30 p.m. – National Arenacross | Greensboro (FOX Sports 1) *Replay

7:30 p.m. – Monster Energy Supercross | Toronto (FOX Sports 1) *Live

Sunday, March 23

12:30 p.m. – National Arenacross | Milwaukee (FOX Sports 1) *Delay

2:30 p.m. – MotoGP World Championship | Grand Prix of Qatar (FOX Sports 1) *Live

4:00 p.m. – Monster Energy Supercross | Toronto (FOX Sports 2) *Replay

7:30 p.m. – Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge | Sebring (FOX Sports 2) *Replay

9:30 p.m. – Red Bull X-Fighters | Mexico City (FOX Sports 2) *Replay

**All times Eastern Standard

Mar 21

IndyCar to award double points for 500-mile races

Indianapolis, along with Pocono and Fontana, will award double points during the 2014 season. (Photo: Chris Gaythen/Getty Images)

Indianapolis, along with Pocono and Fontana, will award double points during the 2014 season. (Photo: Chris Gaythen/Getty Images)

IndyCar will award double points for the three ”Triple Crown” races and award points based on qualifying for the Indianapolis 500.

The three ”Triple Crown” races are the only 500-mile events on the schedule: The Indianapolis 500, the July race at Pocono and the season finale at Fontana.