The British round of the World Championship is being run later this year, having been shifted from its previous June date to a new August/September slot. There were spots of rain in the preceding Moto3 session, but the track remained completely dry for the premier class runners. Marc Marquez topped the timesheets with 2’03.816, two tenths up on both Jorge Lorenzo and Cal Crutchlow as teammate Dani Pedrosa and GO&FUN Honda Gresini’s Alvaro Bautista completed the top five. Lorenzo’s teammate Valentino Rossi was sixth, having moved up on his final lap of the 45-minute session.
With a dominant run in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which saw a 1-2 result in LMP2, OAK Racing heads into this weekend’s Six Hours of Sao Paulo looking to continue its title chase in the FIA World Endurance Championship.
The French squad’s No. 35 Morgan-Nissan of Bertrand Baguette, Martin Plowman and Ricardo Gonzalez claimed a dominant victory in the twice-around-the-clock endurance classic, which propelled the trio to the top of the LMP2 standings, five points ahead of their sister No. 24 entry.
The conversation regarding the Australian Grand Prix has been ongoing for quite a while now. This debate has circled around the government’s investment or subsidization of the race, the local economy’s return on that investment and the value to the Australian population as a whole.
There is nothing inexpensive about Formula One. From the cars, the team operating expenses, the promoter sanctioning fees and even the tickets to the race. A weekend pass for the United States Grand Prix is $300 and when coupled with hotel and travel expenses, the average fan needs to factor that into their yearly budget very carefully given the current economy.