The FIM has confirmed the provisional MotoGP entry list for the 2014 World Championship season.
These are the riders provisionally entered for participation in the 2014 MotoGP World Championship season:
Mark Webber says that for the moment the Brazilian GP is just a normal weekend – although he concedes that will change as his final start approaches.
“I think on Sunday it will be a little bit different,” Webber said Thursday. “But it still feels like a normal race at the moment, so looking forward to Sunday in many ways, in terms of obviously pushing for a good result, but also I’m ready to stop and looking forward to the extended winter that I’ll have, and the new challenges around the corner. Getting out of the car Sunday, there will be a few things that will be for the last obviously in terms of Formula One, but I’m pretty relaxed at the moment and looking forward to the race.”
Webber admits that he’ll miss driving in F1 at the most historic circuits.
Pastor Maldonado has admitted it was “wrong” to publicly accuse Williams of sabotage.
After a poor qualifying in Austin — the first race since the Venezuelan’s decision to leave the Grove based team was announced — Maldonado said he suspected mechanics had tampered with his tire pressures and temperatures.
The second and final day of TUDOR United SportsCar Championship testing at Daytona International Speedway ended with the DeltaWing atop the overall time sheets, as the rest of Prototype and Prototype Challenge cars were sent packing after IMSA and Continental Tire’s joint decision to suspend prototype testing on the grounds of safety.
A number of tire-related incidents on Tuesday, including accidents for both Richard Westbrook and Joao Barbosa that resulted in their Corvette DPs becoming airborne, has prompted teams to question what can and will be done to rectify the issues, with only 67 days until the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Felipe Massa is heading into his final race for Ferrari on home ground at Interlagos, and the weekend is bound to be full of emotion for the Brazilian.
Intriguingly, when reviewing his Ferrari career he cited Hockenheim 2010 – the day of the infamous ‘Fernando is faster than you’ incident – as the low point, along of course with his accident in Hungary the previous year.