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Oct 25

F1: Maldonado Denies Involvement In Currency Exchange Scandal

Pastor Maldonado talks with the media ahead of this weekend's Indian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Pastor Maldonado talks with the media ahead of this weekend’s Indian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Formula One driver Pastor Maldonado denied any involvement in a currency exchange scandal that has implicated motorsports athletes from his native Venezuela.

Speaking ahead of the Indian Grand Prix on Friday, Maldonado said he supports his government’s investigations and is “really looking forward to getting some news on this.”

Oct 25

MotoGP: Bad Weather Leads To Cancellation Of All Friday Practices

Heavy fog and persistent rain put a damper on MotoGP proceedings at Twin Ring Motegi. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Heavy fog and persistent rain put a damper on MotoGP proceedings at Twin Ring Motegi. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Friday’s MotoGP practice sessions have been cancelled due to low levels of visibility at Twin Ring Motegi in Japan.

The program was originally set to kick off with Moto3, but because of the thick fog, medical helicopters could not be operated safely.

MotoGP Sporting Code states that a medical helicopter must be available at the circuit at all times.

Oct 25

What To Watch: Your Weekend Racing Schedule

MotoGP heads to Twin Ring Motegi this weekend for the penultimate round of the 2013 championship. (Photo: Getty Images)

MotoGP heads to Twin Ring Motegi this weekend for the penultimate round of the 2013 championship. (Photo: Getty Images)

Friday, October 25

All Day – ADAC GT Masters | Hockenheim Race 1 (www.Speed2.com)

12:30 a.m. – Formula 1 | India GP P1

4:30 a.m. – Formula 1 | India GP P2

Saturday, October 26

All Day – ADAC GT Masters | Hockenheim Race 2 (www.Speed2.com)

12:30 a.m. –  | Japan GP P4/Qualifying (www.Speed2.com) *Streaming

1:30 a.m. – Formula 1 | India GP P2

4:30 a.m. – Formula 1 | India GP Qualifying 

Oct 25

F1: Vettel On Top After Friday Practices In India

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel drives during the first practice session at The Buddh International Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel drives during the first practice session at The Buddh International Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel drove 35 flawless laps in the second practice session Friday to edge Red Bull teammate Mark Webber for the quickest time ahead of Sunday’s Indian Grand Prix.

Vettel recorded 1 minute, 25.722 seconds on soft tires for his best lap on the Buddh International Circuit, .289 faster than Webber and almost a second quicker than his time of 1:26.683 in the first session.

Vettel, who has won both previous Indian GP races from pole, can win his fourth straight world title by placing fifth or better on Sunday.

Oct 24

MotoGP: Bradl Declared Fit To Return To Racing At Motegi

MotoGP: Stefan Bradl Declared Fit To Return To Racing At Motegi

LCR Honda MotoGP’s German rider Stephan Bradl. (Photo: Getty Images)

LCR Honda’s Stefan Bradl has arrived at the Motegi circuit for the last of the three flyaway races, and following a medical check on Thursday, the 23-year-old has been declared fit for the Japanese round.

Doctors Tsuyoshi Karasawa (chief medical officer) and Michele Macchiagodena (MotoGP medical director) carried out the assessment, and Bradl will therefore participate in Free Practice on Friday.