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Mar 21

MotoGP: Rossi Believes Factory Teams Are Suffocated By New Rules

Valentino Rossi was 10th fastest in free practice at Losail International Circuit. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Valentino Rossi was 10th fastest in free practice at Losail International Circuit. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

MotoGP icon Valentino Rossi says that Yamaha and Honda have paid a heavy price for their search for excellence and dominance of MotoGP.

And he is deeply worried for Sunday’s opening race of the 2014 season, claiming his Yamaha M1 is “at the limit” and beyond suffocated by new technical rules.

Mar 21

F1: FIA Sets Date For Red Bull Appeal Hearing

Daniel Ricciardo finished second in the Australian Grand Prix before being excluded. (Photo: Getty Images)

Daniel Ricciardo finished second in the Australian Grand Prix before being excluded. (Photo: Getty Images)

As expected, Red Bull’s appeal against the exclusion of Daniel Ricciardo from the results of the Australian Grand Prix will be heard between the Bahrain and Chinese events.

The FIA confirmed today that the International Court of Appeal hearing will take place at 9:30 a.m. in Paris on Monday April 14. Given the usual time constraints, it was never going to happen any earlier than the gap between the two races.

Mar 21

Celebrating a Legend: Senna’s Five Greatest Races

Ayrton Senna did a fabulous job holding off Mansell in the closing laps of the 1992 Monaco GP, but even that didn't make our list... (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Ayrton Senna did a fabulous job holding off Mansell in the closing laps of the 1992 Monaco GP, but even that didn’t make our list… (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Ayrton Senna, who would have been 54 years old today, March 21, 2014, is generally regarded as the greatest Formula One driver to have ever lived.

It is difficult to narrow down Senna’s 162 Grands Prix to just five for this list, but we gave it our best shot:

Mar 21

SX: 450 Class Power Rankings After Detroit

Ryan Villopoto was unable to pick up the win in Detroit, but he continues to lead the championship battle. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

Ryan Villopoto was unable to pick up the win in Detroit, but he continues to lead the championship battle. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

James Stewart made his return to the top step of the podium in Detroit with a vintage ride in which he led 19 of 20 laps and tied Ricky Carmichael for second on the all-time wins list at 48. Unfortunately for Stewart and the rest of the 450SX Class field, Ryan Villopoto had a strong night as well in second and continues to sit atop the Power Rankings this week.

Each week, The Power Rankings will recognize the movers and shakers in Monster Energy Supercross.

Mar 21

MotoGP: Aleix Espargaro Tops All Three Qatar Practice Sessions

Alex Espargaro has led all three MotoGP practice sessions ahead of Sunday's Grand Prix of Qatar. (Photo: Getty Images)

Alex Espargaro has led all three MotoGP practice sessions ahead of Sunday’s Grand Prix of Qatar. (Photo: Getty Images)

He has never won a grand prix in ten years of trying but Aleix Espargaro is the man of the moment in MotoGP.

World championships? Zero against the name of Espargaro, now 24.

Yet Espargaro continued to dismantle the reputations of the superstars of MotoGP – Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez amongst them – in the build-up to Sunday’s Qatar Grand Prix.