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Feb 16

SportsCars: Dempsey’s Team Selected For 24 Hours Of Le Mans

Patrick Dempsey finished fourth in last year's 24 Hours of Le Mans. (Photo: Getty Images)

Patrick Dempsey finished fourth in last year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. (Photo: Getty Images)

Actor Patrick Dempsey’s racing team has been selected to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Dempsey Racing said Sunday that its Porsche 911 GT3 RSR was accepted Thursday by Automobile Club de l’Ouest’s selection committee to run in the GTE-Am class in the June race. The team was fourth last year.

Feb 16

MotoGP: Q&A With Repsol Honda’s Pedrosa

Dani Pedrosa reflects on a positive first test in Sepang. (Photo: Getty Images)

Dani Pedrosa reflects on a positive first test in Sepang. (Photo: Getty Images)

Dani Pedrosa left the first MotoGP Sepang test contented, having posted the sixth fastest time of last week while completing no less than 1,064 kilometers (662 miles).

In terms of mileage, Pedrosa ended the three-day test second only to Suzuki Test Team’s Randy de Puniet, whilst the Repsol Honda Team rider focused on ironing out his weaker areas. In-turn, this followed an energetic off-season for the 28-year-old.

Feb 16

F1: World Champion Hill Supports Double Points

Damon Hill is a fan of awarding double points at the Abu Dhabi finale. (Photo: Getty Images)

Damon Hill is a fan of awarding double points at the Abu Dhabi finale. (Photo: Getty Images)

Damon Hill has counted himself out of the furore surrounding the new ‘double points’ innovation for 2014.

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said recently the fans’ adverse reaction was akin to a “sh**storm,” and should give rule-makers pause to reconsider handing out twice as many points in the Abu Dhabi finale.

His predecessor, Norbert Haug, is also no fan.

Feb 16

MotoGP: Suzuki Pleased With Technical Progress

Randy de Puniet completed 238 laps at the Sepang 1 test. (Photo: Getty Images)

Randy de Puniet completed 238 laps at the Sepang 1 test. (Photo: Getty Images)

The Suzuki Test Team was back in action as MotoGP testing resumed at the Sepang International Circuit last week. For Randy de Puniet and the squad, the focus on this occasion was the spec Magneti Marelli ECU hardware.

Ahead of Suzuki’s MotoGP return in 2015, it began testing last year with an ECU supplied by fellow Japanese company Mitsubishi. However, with 2014 marking the season from which every bike in the field must run ECU hardware supplied by Dorna Sports and Magneti Marelli, Suzuki began testing the spec device in Malaysia last week.

Feb 16

SX: Stewart Wins Back-To-Back With Impressive Arlington Performance

James Stewart dominated in Arlington. (Photo: Simon Cudby)

James Stewart dominated in Arlington. (Photo: Simon Cudby)

Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart picked up his second consecutive Monster Energy Supercross victory Saturday night at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Stewart, a two-time series champion, moved past Ryan Dungey for the lead on Lap 3 and controlled the pace to claim his 47th career victory – one shy of tying Ricky Carmichael for second on the all-time 450SX Class wins list.