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Sep 13

Strong Start in Misano for Local Hero Rossi

Strong Start in Misano for Local Hero Rossi

Strong Start in Misano for Local Hero Rossi. (Photo: Courtesy of Yamaha Motor Racing)

Valentino Rossi made a strong start to the San Marino and the Riviera of Rimini Grand Prix weekend today, taking third overall in combined times for the first two free practice sessions.

The local hero was enjoying Yamaha’s new seamless gearbox for the first time in a race weekend situation as he tackled the Misano World circuit under hot and sunny conditions. Rossi completed the morning session in fourth, just over half a second from the front then stepped up the pace in the afternoon session, shaving just under quarter of a second off to finish in third, 0.258 seconds behind Marc Marquez at the front.

Sep 13

Rossi Prepares For Showdown With Marquez In Home Race

Rossi Prepares For Showdown With Marquez In Home Race

Valentino Rossi of Italy rides his Yamaha during qualifying practice for the San Marino Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

While Valentino Rossi has hailed Yamaha’s new seamless shift gearbox as a “fantastic” upgrade to the M1, it was Honda riders who dominated the opening day of practice for Sunday’s San Marino Grand Prix.

Rookie sensation Marc Marquez was in stunning form, mastering a series of lurid slides to set the fastest time in both sessions.

Sep 13

Kimi Raikkonen Q&A: ‘I’ll Keep Pushing At Every Race’

 Q&A With Kimi Raikkonen “I’ll Keep Pushing At Every Race”

Kimi Raikkonen of Finland and Lotus will be with a new team in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

Kimi Raikkonen is Formula One’s man of the moment for obvious reasons, but before he rejoins Scuderia Ferrari in 2014, he still has a World Championship to fight for. Lotus on Friday issued a Q&A with the Finnish star, focusing on his prospects for next weekend’s Singapore GP.

Q: It’s now been announced where you will drive next year; how does that affect the rest of your season?

Sep 13

Marquez Leads Both Friday Sessions At Misano

Photo Credit: Dorna Communications

Photo Credit: Dorna Communications

Marc Marquez set the pace in both practice sessions as Friday signaled the start of the GP Aperol di San Marino e Riviera di Rimini weekend at Misano. The Repsol Honda Team rider narrowly edged out teammate Dani Pedrosa, while Valentino Rossi ended the day quicker than Jorge Lorenzo as both ran seamless transmission of the first time.

Already the championship leader heading to Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Marquez has started as he means to continue by locking out both sessions. The margin was narrow, though, with Pedrosa moving to within 33 thousandths at the end of the day having previously overcome problems as his bike suffered vibrations. In third place, Rossi was ahead of Lorenzo, but Misano marks a critical race for all at Yamaha Factory Racing as it finally puts its seamless transmission system into practice.

Sep 13

What To Watch: Weekend Television Schedule

Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli

Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli (Photo: FOX Sports)

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Friday, September 13

10 am – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series | Chicago Practice (FOX Sports 1)

12 pm – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series | Chicago Practice (FOX Sports 1)

1 pm – NASCAR Sprintcup Series | Chicago Practice (FOX Sports 1)

2:30 pm – NASCAR Nationwide Series | Chicago Practice (FOX Sports 1)

4 pm – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series | Qualifying (FOX Sports 1)

6:30 pm – NASCAR Sprintcup Series | Chicago Practice (FOX Sports 2)

8 pm – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series | Race (FOX Sports 1)