Feb 5

F1: Gene Haas Plans To Meet Next Deadline For 2015 Entry

Gene Haas is preparing to meet the FIA's next application deadline of February 10 in an effort to secure a US based F1 team.(Photo: LAT Photographic)

Gene Haas is preparing to meet the FIA’s next application deadline of Feb. 10 in an effort to secure a U.S.-based F1 team. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Despite Bernie Ecclestone’s recent warning, Gene Haas is pushing ahead with his plans to enter F1 in 2015.

After Haas, a NASCAR team co-owner, responded to the FIA’s invitation to fill the vacant team slot, Ecclestone said publicly he doubts the Californian is prepared to spend what it takes to compete in F1.

Feb 5

MotoGP: Progress For Lorenzo Despite Being Sixth On Day Two

Yamaha Factory Racing's Spanish rider Jorge Lorenzo takes a corner during the first MotoGP pre-season testing session on the second day at the Sepang circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo is preparing for the upcoming 2014 MotoGP season. (Photo: Getty Images)

Jorge Lorenzo, the 2010 and 2012 MotoGP World Champion, slipped to sixth on the Sepang test Day Two timesheet, but he did improve by half a second on his Tuesday best and got through some important work on electronics settings.

Lorenzo’s best time of 2:00.573 — on the 27th of his 49 laps — on Wednesday left him 0.647s behind title rival and pace man Marc Marquez, but also behind teammate Valentino Rossi and the likes of FTR Yamaha-equipped compatriot Aleix Espargaro.

Feb 5

MotoGP: Marquez Fastest As Espargaro’s Open Spec Runs Fifth

Marc Marquez of Spain and Repsol Honda Team rounds the bend during the MotoGP Tests in Sepang - Day Two at Sepang Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Marc Marquez of Spain and Repsol Honda Team rounds the bend during Day Two of MotoGP preseason testing. (Photo: Getty Images)

Repsol Honda Team’s Marc Marquez upped the pace as testing continued in Malaysia on Wednesday, while NGM Mobile Forward Racing’s Aleix Espargaro placed an Open specification bike inside the top five for the first time.

Feb 5

Inside CORE Autosport’s Amazing Double Rolex 24 Win

The 2014 Rolex 24 GTLM class winner, CORE autosport's 911 RSR, in Victory Lane. (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

The 2014 Rolex 24 GTLM class winner, CORE autosport’s 911 RSR, sits in Victory Lane at Daytona International Speedway. (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

It’s often said that winning the Rolex 24 at Daytona can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. But winning it twice, in the same year, is a feat that had only happened twice before in the race’s 51-year history.

That was until last week when CORE autosport-prepared cars claimed victories in both the GT Le Mans and Prototype Challenge classes in the historic inaugural round of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.