Since the British round of MotoGP returned to Silverstone from Donington Park from 2010 onwards, Lorenzo has triumphed in two of the three events there. The Mallorcan hopes to make it three from four this weekend, but knows the feat will not be easy.
The FIA Foundation’s director general, David Ward, has resigned his post in order to challenge Jean Todt for the FIA presidency.
In a statement, Ward said: “After much careful thought I have decided to stand as a candidate in the 2013 FIA presidential election. The election period begins in September and it will be necessary for me to approach FIA members to secure nominations. In these circumstances I think that the correct course of action is to resign.
Bernie Ecclestone has downplayed Michelin’s prospects of replacing Pirelli as F1’s sole tire supplier, despite the French company formally confirming to the FIA that it is interested in the role.
Ecclestone has always been close to Pirelli, while FIA President Jean Todt is known to be sympathetic to Michelin. Exactly how the tire saga will play out in the coming weeks remains to be seen, but the bottom line is that time is running out for all concerned.
Dempsey Del Piero Racing could have a slightly different look this weekend at Baltimore, as SPEED.com has learned that Patrick Dempsey and business/racing partner Michael Avenatti have parted ways, effective immediately.
The Hollywood actor/racer, who is in the spotlight this week for the debut of his new four-part “Patrick Dempsey: Racing Le Mans” TV documentary, has severed ties with Avenatti, whose company had purchased the bankrupt Tully’s Coffee in January.