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Mar 14

F1: Disastrous Friday For Caterham In Australia

Marcus Ericsson (center) is in danger of missing the Australian Grand Prix. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Marcus Ericsson (center) is in danger of missing the Australian Grand Prix. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Fears over the complex nature of working on the 2014 cars were realized in Australia as both Caterham and Lotus saw their Friday running badly affected.

At Caterham, both Kamui Kobayashi and Marcus Ericsson ran only one installation lap in first practice. Because of the time required to fix the problem, the Japanese driver didn’t run at all in second practice. Meanwhile rookie Ericsson did one lap in each of the sessions and may not be allowed to start if he has more problems on Saturday and doesn’t set a proper qualifying time.

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Mar 14

SX: 250SX Class Power Rankings After Daytona

Blake Baggett (4) picked up his first of the season in Daytona, while teammate Adam Cianciarulo (46) finished second. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

Blake Baggett (4) picked up his first win of the season in Daytona, while teammate Adam Cianciarulo (46) finished second. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

The Pro Circuit Kawasaki dominance continued in Daytona with the team’s second podium sweep of the season. With three different winners out east and a total of five different winners in the 250SX Class this season, Pro Circuit is entering uncharted territory for itself as a team as well as supercross. Their East Region start has historic undertones and with his fourth consecutive top-two finish, the rookie Adam Cianciarulo continues to pace the Power Rankings this week.

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

Mar 14

MotoGP: Bridgestone Expects Rapid Race Pace In Season Opener

Nicky Hayden (69) and Bradley Smith (38) are seen during preseason testing at Losail International Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nicky Hayden (69) and Bradley Smith (38) are seen during preseason testing at Losail International Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

The general race pace in next weekend’s season-opening Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar is set to exceed that of 2013, according to MotoGP tire supplier Bridgestone following the last preseason test at the Losail International Circuit.

At the final gathering of the preseason, it was NGM Forward Racing’s Aleix Espargaro who topped the timesheets to conclude an impressive testing period on the Forward Yamaha. However, Bridgestone was pleased with the pace overall.

Mar 14

IndyCar: Verizon Named Title Sponsor Of IndyCar Series

Verizon and the IndyCar Series have inked a multi-year deal. (Photo: Getty Images)

Verizon and the IndyCar Series have inked a multi-year deal. (Photo: Getty Images)

IndyCar announced a multi-year agreement with Verizon on Friday that will make the telecommunications giant the title sponsor of the series.

Verizon replaces former title sponsor Izod. Its sponsorship of what will now be known as the Verizon IndyCar Series launches with the March 30 season-opening race.