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Mar 8

MotoGP: Bautista Moves Ahead On Day Two Of Qatar Testing

Alvaro Bautista is seen testing at Losail International Circuit in Qatar. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Alvaro Bautista is seen testing at Losail International Circuit in Qatar. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

GO&FUN Honda Gresini’s Alvaro Bautista led day two of the MotoGP Qatar test, his best time of 1:55.194 putting him 0.314s ahead of his closest rival.

The Spanish rider, who was also on the pace last week in Sepang testing, worked with his team to overcome the front end problems he experienced at the desert circuit in 2013. He completed 55 laps on his Honda RC213V on Saturday and will aim to stay ahead of the pack on Sunday.

Mar 8

SX: The Power Rankings – Indy 450SX Class

Ryan Villopoto holds a 23-point lead over Ryan Dungey (not pictured). (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

Ryan Villopoto holds a 23-point lead over Ryan Dungey (not pictured). (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

It’s been a tough road thus far, but Ryan Dungey finally broke through for his first win of the season in Indy. The new winner was the fifth different rider to stand atop the podium this season, but following a wild night in Indy both the championship and Power Rankings experienced a bit of a shakeup. One thing that has stayed constant throughout the 2014 season is Ryan Villopoto, who’s back on top the rankings.

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

Mar 8

F1: Still No News On Whitmarsh’s Future

Martin Whitmarsh. (Photo: Getty Images)

Martin Whitmarsh. (Photo: Getty Images)

A week before the Formula 1 circus gathers in Melbourne for the 2014 opener, the fate of McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh is still not clear.

Team supremo Ron Dennis has replaced Whitmarsh as McLaren Group chief executive, Eric Boullier is effectively the new team principal, and it is believed 55-year-old Whitmarsh is not in the running to fill the newly-created role as Formula 1 CEO.

Mar 8

SX: The Power Rankings – Indy 250SX Class

Rookie Adam Cianciarulo celebrates after picking up his second win of the season. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

Rookie Adam Cianciarulo celebrates after picking up his second win of the season. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

Every rider in the East Region is wishing they were on a Pro Circuit Kawasaki as the team moved to 3-0 to start the season and extended its 250SX winning streak to five races. Rookie superstar Adam Cianciarulo continues to exceed expectations, while Martin Davalos continues to receive terrible luck. There’s very little separating these two at the top, but with two wins to his credit, AC’s got the edge.

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

Mar 7

MotoGP: Aleix Espargaro Quickest As Qatar Test Gets Underway

Aleix Espargaro continues to show his quick pace during preseason testing. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Aleix Espargaro continues to show his quick pace during preseason testing. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

The first day of MotoGP testing at Qatar saw Aleix Espargaro leading the way with an 1:55.386 best time towards the end of the evening at the desert circuit.

Just under two weeks before the season opening Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar commences this test sees 17 premier class riders making their final preparations for the forthcoming campaign, in the absence of the Ducati Team, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP and Repsol Honda outfits.