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Oct 5

WRC: Latvala Takes Overall Lead In France

Jari-Matti Latvala and co-driver Mikka Anttila compete in their Volkswagen Motorsport Polo R WRC during Rally France. (Photo: Getty Images)

Jari-Matti Latvala and co-driver Mikka Anttila compete in their Volkswagen Motorsport Polo R WRC during Rally France. (Photo: Getty Images)

Jari-Matti Latvala of Finland made the best of changing conditions to lead the Rally France on Saturday, but Dani Sordo of Spain and Frenchmen Sebastien Loeb and Sebastien Ogier are still in contention.

Latvala leads Sordo by 0.4 seconds, new world champion Ogier by 1.5 seconds and Loeb by 5 seconds. Thierry Neuville of Belgium held the top spot in the morning but punctured his left rear tire to slip to fifth place, 1:10 behind Latvala.

Oct 5

IndyCar: Sato On Pole For Houston GP Race 1

Takuma Sato and A.J. Foyt pose with the Verizon P1 Award following qualifying for the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix Of Houston. (Photo: Getty Images)

Takuma Sato and A.J. Foyt pose with the Verizon P1 Award following qualifying for the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix Of Houston. (Photo: Getty Images)

A.J. Foyt picked the perfect weekend to make his return to the race track following hip replacement surgery.

Takuma Sato won the pole for Saturday’s first race of the Houston Grand Prix doubleheader, giving Houston-based A.J. Foyt Racing its first pole since Billy Boat’s run at Atlanta in 1999.

Oct 5

F1: Live Updates! Saturday Korean GP On-Site Coverage

Championship leader Sebastian Vettel will start from pole in Sunday's Korean Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Championship leader Sebastian Vettel will start from pole in Sunday’s Korean Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Welcome to SPEED’s Live Saturday blog from the Korea International Circuit in Yeongam-gun, South Korea. Keep it locked here for continuous coverage ahead of Sunday’s Korean Grand Prix.

 

Start Will Be Key To Beating Vettel, Says Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton looks on during Korean GP practice. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton looks on during Korean GP practice. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton says it’s going to be tough to beat Sebastian Vettel in Korea tomorrow – and the start will be crucial to his chances of outrunning the World Champion.

“It’s going to be very hard,” he said. “That’s what it seemed a couple of years ago, or the last couple of years, to follow a car that is that competitive. Most likely if he gets away in the first lap, that’s it, unless he has a problem. So I’ve got to try to get him before that. The start of the race is crucial.”

Oct 5

MotoGP: IMS Changing Road Course For 2014 Indianapolis GP

MotoGP riders compete during the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix on August 18, 2013. (Photo: Getty Images)

MotoGP riders compete during the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix on August 18, 2013. (Photo: Getty Images)

For the seventh consecutive year, MotoGP will return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) in 2014 as the venue hosts the action on a new-look road course.

From next year onwards, the three classes will compete at the world-famous venue as they already have done in the events of 2008 to 2013, beginning on the renowned yard of bricks before continuing to circulate in an anti-clockwise direction. The 16-turn, 2.645-mile circuit will feature exciting new turn configurations and braking zones, creating more passing opportunities, while the entire infield section will be repaved to create a smoother surface.