Jorge Lorenzo has done the math and now feels he has only has one option if he is to successfully defend his MotoGP world champion.
Win races, starting with Sunday’s British Grand at Silverstone.
With the much-talked about DP/P2 Balance of Performance yet to be finalized, Enzo Potolicchio is preparing to hedge his bets in 8Star Motorsports’ Prototype class title bid for next year’s United SportsCar Racing series.
SPEED.com has learned the Florida-based squad is finalizing plans to field a P2 car alongside its Corvette DPs next year, which would see its lead driver pairing swap between cars on a race-by-race basis, depending on the best-suited package for each specific track.
Friday, August 30th
FIA World Touring Car Championship | Argentina (SPEED2)
GT Open | England (SPEED2)
Saturday, August 31st
Australian V8 Supercars | Hidden Valley (SPEED2)
8:40a – MotoGP World Championship | British Grand Prix Qualifying (SPEED2)
11:30a – Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt | Wheatland (FOX Sports 2)
1:00p – Australian V8 Supercars | Winton (FOX Sports 2)
Graham Rahal will drive an IndyCar Series car Wednesday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course as part of a test designed to see if the infield road is suited for an open wheel race in the future.
Adding a second race to the schedule at IMS would follow one of the recommendations from a report a consulting group the series hired to evaluate business operations.
Jorge Lorenzo hasn’t captured a win since mid-June, and has since dropped to third in the standings, 44 points behind championship leader Marc Marquez.
On Friday, it looked as if Lorenzo was back in top form as he set a blazing lap of 2:02.734, two tenths quicker than Marquez.
Championship contender Dani Pedrosa trailed in third followed by 2012 pole-sitter Alvaro Bautista. Valentino Rossi, who has captured three premier class wins at Silverstone, rounded out the top five.