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Nov 8

MotoGP: Marquez Strikes First In Valencia

Championship leader Marc Marquez rides during first practice at Valencia. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Championship leader Marc Marquez rides during first practice at Valencia. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

After the first outing for the MotoGP riders at Valencia in FP1, it was standings leader Marc Marquez who set the pace by a 0.018s margin, with Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa just behind him on the timesheet.

At the start of the GP Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana weekend, which will see either Marquez or his Yamaha Factory Racing rival Lorenzo crowned as 2013 MotoGP champion, it was the former who took the advantage over the latter late in the session, in sunny, dry conditions.

Nov 7

MotoGP: Valentino Rossi Opts For New Crew Chief In 2014

MotoGP: Valentino Rossi Opts For New Crew Chief In 2014

Valentino Rossi of Italy and Yamaha Factory Racing. (Photo: Getty Images)

Valentino Rossi’s decision to spilt with long-serving crew chief Jeremy Bruges ends perhaps the most successful collaboration in the history of MotoGP.

Rossi won his seven premier-class world titles and 80 MotoGP races with Burgess, a former racer from Australia, masterminding the garage operation at three factory teams – Honda, Yamaha and Ducati.

Nov 7

MotoGP: Honda Racing Corporation Unveils RCV1000R For 2014

MotoGP: Honda Racing Corporation Unveils RCV1000R For 2014

The Honda RCV1000R Prototype machine will be used in the MotoGP “Open” Class. (Photo: Courtesy of Honda)

Today in Valencia, Honda Racing Corporation introduced the Honda RCV1000R prototype machine to be used from 2014 in the MotoGP “Open” Class (prototype machines with Magneti Marelli hardware and software, 24 liter tank and 12 engines per season). The goal of this new machine, which will be sold and not leased to the teams, is to compete in MotoGP with a reasonable budget.

Nov 7

F1: German Report Suggests Raikkonen May Regret Ferrari Return

F1: German Report Suggests Raikkonen May Regret Return To Ferrari

Kimi Raikkonen of Finland and Lotus retires from the race on lap one of the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Kimi Raikkonen might already be regretting his impending return to Ferrari, according to a pundit.

The Finn had a particularly bad-tempered weekend in Abu Dhabi, starting with his no-show on Thursday and ending with a rare first-lap crash and rapid return to the airport in flip-flops.