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Mar 12

Boullier Confident That McLaren Can Progress

McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier is seen during day two of Formula One Winter Testing. (Photo: Ker Robertson/Getty Images)

McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier is seen during Formula One Winter Testing. (Photo: Ker Robertson/Getty Images)

New McLaren racing director Eric Boullier says that the team still has to find performance – but he’s confident that the new car has a lot of potential to be tapped.

“Our winter test preparations have been largely trouble-free,” said the Frenchman. “Our aim with MP4-29 was to deliver a solid and reliable platform, which we can develop throughout the season. In terms of full performance, we’re not there yet, but there’s more to come, not least because there’s a hunger and belief that’s evident throughout the entire McLaren organization.

Mar 12

Raikkonen Targeting Podium Finish In Australia

Kimi Raikkonen with the press previewing the Australian GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Kimi Raikkonen with the press previewing the Australian GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Kimi Raikkonen was keen not to make any predictions about Ferrari’s 2014 form today, but the Finn did let slip that he sees a podium finish as a realistic target in Melbourne.

“First of all I think we need to make sure we finish the races,” he said. “And if we do that we’re already in a good position. We want to improve in all the areas, and we have to first see where we are.

Mar 10

SX: Ryan Villopoto Leads Into Detroit; Plus A Program Change

The Detroit round of Monster Energy Supercross from Ford Field will air on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday, March 15 11:30pm ET. FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2 will both re-air the night’s Main Events on Sunday at 2pm ET and 9pm ET. (Photo: Supercrossonline.com)

The Detroit round of Monster Energy Supercross from Ford Field will air on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday, March 15 11:30pm ET. FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2 will both re-air the night’s Main Events on Sunday at 2pm ET and 9pm ET. (Photo: Supercrossonline.com)

When Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, returns to Detroit’s Ford Field for the first time since 2008 this Saturday night, three-time defending 450SX Class champion Ryan Villopoto will bring a 28-point lead into the Motor City. Rookie Adam Cianciarulo has a seven-point lead in the Eastern Regional 250SX Class Championship as it heads into the fifth stop of the season.

PROGRAM CHANGE ALERT
**FOX Sports 1 will air the Detroit race on delay at 11:30 p.m. ET / 8:30 p.m. PT**
**Coverage from Detroit will also be available on the authenticated FOX Sports GO app**
**FOX Sports 1 will re-air the Detroit race Sunday, March 16 at 2:00 p.m. ET
**FOX Sports 2 will re-air the Detroit race Sunday, March 16 at 9:00 p.m. ET**

En route to his third victory of the season, Villopoto led all 20 laps at the Daytona Motor Speedway, marking his 37th-career 450SX Class win. Red Bull KTM’s Ken Roczen earned his sixth podium finish of the season with a second place and his teammate Ryan Dungey also earned his sixth podium of the season with a third place.

Mar 10

MotoGP: Bradley Smith Gives Positive Assessment Of Winter Test Period

Bradley Smith of Great Britain and Monster Yamaha Tech 3  lifts the front wheel during the MotoGP Tests in Losail. (Photo: Getty Images)

Bradley Smith of Great Britain and Monster Yamaha Tech 3 lifts the front wheel during the MotoGP Tests in Losail. (Photo: Getty Images)

Bradley Smith completed a successful preseason at the Losail Circuit on Sunday, having worked diligently throughout the winter in preparation for the first race of his second premier class campaign.

Smith explored different set-up options on his Yamaha YZR-M1 across the testing period, and left the Qatar track feeling confident having posted the third best overall time.