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Nov 23

MotoGP: Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy Congratulates World Champions

(L-R) Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is seen with Marc Marquez, Pol Espargaro and Maverick Viñales. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

(L-R) Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is seen with Marc Marquez, Pol Espargaro and Maverick Viñales. (Photo: Dorna Sports)

Marc Marquez, Pol Espargaro and Maverick Viñales traveled to Madrid on Thursday as the three Spanish World Champions of the MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 classes of the World Championship received congratulations from Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.

Praising the riders for their ‘hard work and dedication’ in a season that saw Spaniards clinch all three World Championship titles for their respective Repsol Honda Team, Tuenti HP 40 and Team Calvo outfits, Rajoy labelled the trio as ‘absolutely unbeatable’.

Nov 23

Video: Courtney, Premat Involved In Horror V8 Supercars Crash

James Courtney and Alexandre Premat escaped serious injuries in a scary crash during Saturday’s V8 Supercars race at Phillip Island.

On Lap 11 of the 28-lap race, Premat lost control and veered off the circuit – sliding helplessly across the grass – before re-entering the racing line and colliding with Courtney. The rear of Premat’s car slammed into Courtney’s driver side door, lifting both cars off the ground.

Nov 23

F1: Vettel Masters Tricky Conditions To Take Pole For Brazil Finale

Sebastian Vettel drives during qualifying at Interlagos. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel drives during qualifying at Interlagos. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel was fastest on a wet Interlagos track to take pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix on Saturday and be in prime position for another record-setting performance.

In Formula 1′s season-ender on Sunday, Vettel can equal Michael Schumacher’s 2004 mark of 13 victories in a year and match the record of nine consecutive wins by Alberto Ascari in 1952-53.

The Red Bull driver, who wrapped up a fourth straight F1 title long ago, was more than half a second ahead of Nico Rosberg of Mercedes in treacherous conditions in a rain-delayed qualifying session.

Nov 23

F1: Webber Quickest In Final Brazilian GP Practice

Mark Webber prepares to drive during practice at Interlagos. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mark Webber prepares to drive during practice at Interlagos. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mark Webber of Red Bull was fastest on a wet track in the final practice before qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix on Saturday.

Webber, who is leaving Formula 1 after Sunday’s race, had a lap of 1 minute, 27.891 seconds at Interlagos, ahead of Lotus drivers Roman Grosjean and Heikki Kovalainen.

Nov 22

F1: Quantum Deal Is Still Happening, Says Lotus Team Boss

Lotus needs to finalize the Quantum deal before signing a second drive for 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lotus needs to finalize the Quantum deal before signing a second driver for 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lotus team principal Eric Boullier says that the Quantum deal is still happening, despite widespread skepticism in the paddock.

The team admits that no funding has arrived, despite the deal being announced in June. Until the situation is clear the team cannot confirm a partner for Romain Grosjean.