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Nov 4

MotoGP: Marquez, Lorenzo Will Take Championship Down To The Wire

MotoGP: Marquez And Lorenzo Will Take Championship Down To The Wire

Repsol Honda Team’s Spanish rider Marc Marquez (L) and Yamaha Factory Racing’s Spanish rider Jorge Lorenzo. (Photo: Getty Images)

In Valencia this weekend, MotoGP fans the world over will enjoy a final-race decider for the first time in seven years. On the last occasion of such an occurrence, a Repsol Honda Team rider claimed his first World Championship by beating the previous title winner, who happened to be riding for Yamaha Factory Racing.

The last time was 2006. Honda’s Nicky Hayden, who in the previous round had been taken out of action by rookie teammate Dani Pedrosa, claimed the ultimate honor in the most unbelievable of circumstances as Valentino Rossi made a rare mistake. Seven years on, more drama is certain as Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo go head-to-head at the climax of a magical season. The amazing newcomer up against the hard-charging seasoned campaigner and two-time World Champion.

Nov 4

F1: Rosberg Shows With Another Strong Finish, Video Blog With Nico

F1: Rosberg Shows Another Strong Finish, Video Blog With Nico

Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP celebrates on the podium after finishing third during the Abu Dhabi GP. (Photo: Getty Images)


Nico Rosberg secured another spot on the podium with a solid third place in Abu Dhabi, behind the two Red Bulls.

Rosberg ran second initially, but lost out to Weber when he got caught out behind Paul Di Resta, who was ahead after not yet pitting.

Nov 3

F1: Seven In A Row, But Vettel Plays Down The Numbers

Sebastian Vettel drives at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel drives at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel lodged another personal landmark with his seventh consecutive win in Abu Dhabi, but as usual, the 2013 World Champion was keen to take the focus off the statistics.

He also pointed out that it wasn’t as routine as it might have looked from the outside.

“The thing is that what people see is seven races,” he said. “People don’t see the challenge it takes every single race to nail it. It’s been exceptional. The fact that we got everything right – smooth pit stops, reliability – all these things need to come together. The numbers are not that important to me, but equally they make me very, very proud.”

Nov 3

F1: Start Didn’t Cost Me The Win, Says Webber

Mark Webber dropped from first to third at the start of Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mark Webber dropped from first to third at the start of Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Mark Webber said his bad start in Abu Dhabi did not cost him victory – because Sebastian Vettel was simply too fast to beat.

Webber got away badly and dropped to third behind Vettel and Nico Rosberg, although he eventually got ahead of the Mercedes driver to claim second place.

Nov 3

MotoGP: Hayden Opens Up In Candid Interview

Nicky Hayden will move from Ducati to Aspar next season. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nicky Hayden will move from Ducati to Aspar next season. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nicky Hayden admits that he is not happy with the results he has had during his stint with Ducati, and is ready for a fresh start with Power Electronics Aspar next season.

Since his move to Ducati in 2009, the American has only scored three podium finishes and has failed to finish better than seventh in the championship standings.

“If I’m completely honest, I look back and don’t say it with regrets, but I can’t really be happy about the five years,” Hayden said in a sit-down interview with Gavin Emmett. “Results wise, it just wasn’t enough. That’s bitter. There will definitely be a little bitter taste in my mouth that we couldn’t accomplish more, especially in the last year or two.”