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Nov 8

MotoGP: Rossi Decision To Split – Burgess Was “Blindsided”

MotoGP: Rossi Decision To Split With Burgess Was A Surprise

Yamaha Factory Racing’s Italian rider Valentino Rossi waits in the pits during the second Moto GP free practice of the Valencia GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

The ruthless decision by Valentino Rossi to cut adrift his legendary Australian crew chief Jeremy Burgess continues to dominate the paddock in Valencia in the build-up to Sunday’s title deciding race.

Rossi and Burgess attended a hastily convened press conference in the Yamaha hospitality on Friday to further explain the spilt after winning seven world titles and 80 races together.

Nov 8

SX: Chad Reed And Discount Tire Announce Multi-Year Agreement

Chad Reed will ride for Discount Tire Racing in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

Chad Reed will ride for Discount Tire Racing in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

Discount Tire, the world’s largest tire and wheel retailer announced that it will continue its partnership with the AMA Supercross and Motocross team, TwoTwo Motorsports and multi-time Supercross champion, Chad Reed.

Under a new multi-year agreement, Discount Tire, the official tire and wheel retailer of Chad Reed and TwoTwo Motorsports, has amplified its partnership to include title sponsorship of this leading Supercross and Motocross team, which will now be called Discount Tire Racing.”

Nov 8

F1: Rossi Set To Drive For Caterham In Austin FP1

Alexander Rossi will drive for Caterham in Free Practice 1 at Austin. (Photo: Getty Images)

Alexander Rossi will drive for Caterham in Free Practice 1 at Austin. (Photo: Getty Images)

Caterham formally confirmed today that Alexander Rossi will take part in FP1 on Friday morning in Austin.

The timing is perfect for the American, who scored his first GP2 victory in Abu Dhabi last weekend. This year, he has previously driven in FP1 in Montreal.

Nov 8

MotoGP: Marquez Quickest As Opening Day At Valencia Concludes

Marc Marquez takes part in the second practice session at Valencia. (Photo: Getty Images)

Marc Marquez takes part in the second practice session at Valencia. (Photo: Getty Images)

Championship leader Marc Marquez was once again the man to beat on Friday at Valencia, as the rookie set a best time of 1:31.220 to top the combined timesheets.

Despite windy conditions, Marquez managed to up his pace late in the session – coming within four-tenths of Dani Pedrosa’s pole record of 1’30.844 from last year.

Pedrosa trailed his Repsol Honda teammate by 0.066 seconds with Jorge Lorenzo 0.158 seconds off the pace in third.