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Nov 9

SX: Red Bull’s Latest Innovation Showcases Supercross ‘Unwound’

James Stewart and Malcolm Stewart (34) show off their scrubbing skills. (Photo: Garth Milan / Red Bull Content Pool)

James Stewart and Malcolm Stewart (34) show off their scrubbing skills. (Photo: Garth Milan / Red Bull Content Pool)

Red Bull, now iconic for its off-the-wall yet undeniably cool one-of-a-kind events, revealed its latest creation on Nov. 6 with Red Bull Straight Rhythm. A longstanding personal sponsor of two-time AMA Supercross champion James Stewart and current title sponsor of the Red Bull KTM racing team, this marked the first time the brand’s dream-to-reality trademark was applied to world of motocross racing.

Red Bull recently hosted Give Me Five in Spain, which featured a more condensed, excitement-driven take on the traditional racing format with five riders battling for five laps. However, Straight Rhythm is unlike anything seen before. Considered what Red Bull calls the “evolution of supercross,” Straight Rhythm is an “unwound” version of a supercross track, featuring the traditional obstacles that challenge riders on any given weekend during the AMA Supercross season but in a half-mile straight line.

Nov 9

MotoGP: NGM Mobile Forward Racing Confirm Edwards, Espargaro

Colin Edwards (left) and Aleix Espargaro (right) will ride for NGM Mobile Forward Racing in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

Colin Edwards (left) and Aleix Espargaro (right) will ride for NGM Mobile Forward Racing in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

As the 2013 season comes to an end, the NGM Mobile Forward Racing Team has presented its MotoGP and Moto2 lineup for the upcoming 2014 season.

Forward Racing will take part with two riders in the MotoGP category for the third consecutive year. In this third season, the team will be count with the experience of Yamaha and FTR in entering the new “open” class within MotoGP.

Nov 9

F1: Ward Looking For Electoral Reform At FIA

David Ward is at risk of being left out of the 2013 FIA presidential contest. (Photo: FIA)

David Ward is at risk of being left out of the 2013 FIA presidential contest. (Photo: FIA)

David Ward has backed a proposal by several FIA member clubs to reform an electoral system that could see the presidential candidate frozen out of the 2013 leadership contest.

The clubs want to reduce the amount of support a candidate needs to gain in order to be nominated, a requirement that could yet preclude Ward from contesting the upcoming election. The deadline is Nov. 15, and Ward has yet to confirm that he has been nominated and is thus able to take on Jean Todt.

Nov 9

MotoGP: Magical Marquez Soars To Pole For Valencia Title Showdown

Marc Marquez (center), Jorge Lorenzo (left) and Dani Pedrosa (right) pose after qualifying. (Photo: Getty Images)

Marc Marquez (center), Jorge Lorenzo (left) and Dani Pedrosa (right) pose after qualifying. (Photo: Getty Images)

Marc Marquez blasted to pole position in track record fashion at Circuit Ricardo Tormo, beating title rival Jorge Lorenzo and teammate Dani Pedrosa.

Marquez registered a superb lap of 1:30.237 with just under two minutes remaining in qualifying to take over the top spot, crushing Pedrosa’s old record of 1:30.844 set in 2012.

Nov 9

Sports Cars: Audi Wins FIA WEC Six Hours of Shanghai

The No. 01 Audi piloted by Benoit Treluyer, Andre Lotterer and Marcel Fassler takes the checkered flag in Saturday's Saturday's Six Hours of Shanghai. (Photo: DPPI/WEC)

The No. 1 Audi piloted by Benoit Treluyer, Andre Lotterer and Marcel Fassler takes the checkered flag in Saturday’s Six Hours of Shanghai. (Photo: DPPI/WEC)

The first four-and-a-half hours of Saturday’s Six Hours of Shanghai saw a commanding performance from Toyota. Yet when the checkered flag flew on the on penultimate round of the FIA World Endurance Championship, it was Audi reigning supreme.

Benoit Treluyer, Andre Lotterer and Marcel Fassler combined for victory, their third of the season, while a third place finish for teammates Allan McNish, Tom Kristensen and Loic Duval was enough for the trio to clinch the 2013 Drivers’ World Championship.

What looked to be a sure-fire win for Toyota, which ran 1-2 for much of the race, began to unravel in the fifth hour. Anthony Davidson was forced to retire his No. 8 TS030 Hybrid from the lead with suspension failure.