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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.

Mar 21

Expert alarmed at Schumacher’s excessive weight loss

Michael Schumacher has been in a coma for 12 weeks. (Photo: Punit Paranjpe/AFP/Getty Images)

Michael Schumacher has been in hospital since December 29, 2013. (Photo: Punit Paranjpe/AFP/Getty Images)

An expert has admitted he is alarmed by reports Michael Schumacher has lost a quarter of his body weight while laying comatose in France.

Although the great German’s family manager Sabine Kehm and close friend Jean Todt insist they have not given up on the hope of full recovery, almost 12 weeks have now passed since the former Ferrari and Mercedes driver’s skiing fall.

Mar 20

MotoGP: Aleix Espargaro Sets Pace As Action Commences In Qatar

Aleix Espargaro rounds the bend during first practice at Losail International Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Aleix Espargaro rounds the bend during first practice at Losail International Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Aleix Espargaro (NGM Forward Racing) set the pace in the opening FP1 session of the year for the premier class in Qatar, with Alvaro Baustista (GO&FUN Honda Gresini) and Bradley Smith (Monster Yamaha Tech3) second and third respectively.

In the first Grand Prix practice session of the new ‘Open’ class era it was Espargaro in P1 with his Open entry Forward Yamaha with a 1:55.201 best lap, with Bautista 0.466s behind him. Espargaro’s pace was over 0.3s slower than he went in testing here two weeks ago.

Mar 20

Marquez under pressure and pain

Marc Marquez was 1.5 seconds off the top time in opening free practice at Qatar. (Photo: Karim Jaafar/AFP/Getty Images)

Marc Marquez was 1.5 seconds off the top time in opening free practice at Qatar. (Photo: Karim Jaafar/AFP/Getty Images)

The pressure is building on rookie record breaker Marc Marquez to become the first rider in five years to successfully defend the MotoGP world championship — and a pain-filled start to his campaign is not helping.

Marquez, 21, was an uncomfortable 11th fastest in the opening practice session for Sunday’s Qatar Grand Prix, slowed by pain as he recovers from a broken leg suffered six weeks ago.