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Sep 29

Rossi Celebrates 146th Premier Class Podium

Valentino Rossi (Right) and Marc Marquez (Left) celebrate after scoring podium finishes at MotorLand Aragon. (Photo: MotoGP.com)

Valentino Rossi (Right) and Marc Marquez (Left) celebrate after scoring podium finishes at MotorLand Aragon. (Photo: MotoGP.com)

Valentino Rossi was back on the podium for the fifth time in 2013 and the 146th time in his premier class career at the Gran Premio Iveco de Aragon on Sunday.

The nine-time World Champion took advantage of the highside crash of Dani Pedrosa in front of him during the race to slot in behind Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo and was happy to return to the rostrum.

Sep 29

Marquez Wins Aragon GP, Pedrosa Crashes Hard

Marc Marquez extended his points lead by winning the Aragon MotoGP on Sunday, but his victory came only after he played a part in the crash of Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa.

Marquez grazed the back of Pedrosa’s bike when he was trying to pass him with 18 laps to go, causing Pedrosa to lose control and slide down the track with sparks flying.

“I touched him a little with the front of my bike, and they tell me I may have broken a cable and that’s why he fell,” said Marquez. “It was very unlucky. That doesn’t usually happen.”

Sep 29

New Technical Structure For Caterham F1

New Technical Structure For Caterham F1

Giedo van der Garde of the Netherlands and Caterham drives during the Italian Formula One GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Caterham has restructured its technical department as it prepares for the huge changes that are coming in 2014.

Jody Egginton, currently Operations Director of the team, has been promoted to Deputy Technical Director, under Mark Smith. Meanwhile Performance Director John Iley has broadened his role to include “management of an Advanced Projects Group, looking at future innovation that can be applied to the F1 team and all of Caterham’s automotive and technological interests.”

Sep 28

Two Corvettes From Hendrick For Barrett-Jackson Auction

Two Corvettes From Hendrick For Barrett-Jackson Auction

Two Corvettes From Hendrick For Barrett-Jackson Auction (Photo: Tom Jensen)

Rick Hendrick is a familiar face at Barrett-Jackson auctions and with good reason: Not only is Hendrick the founder and owner of the Hendrick Motorsports NASCAR Sprint Cup team, but he’s also the nation’s largest Chevrolet dealer.

And in recent years, Hendrick has become an avid collector, too, specializing in Corvettes and General Motors muscle cars. Recall that earlier this year at two other Barrett-Jackson auctions, Hendrick paid $1 million each for the right to purchase the first production 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C7 coupe and convertible.