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Jul 11

MotoGP: Aleix Espargaro Quickest In Both Friday Sachsenring Sessions

Aleix Espargaro continues to search for his first career MotoGP premier class victory. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Aleix Espargaro continues to search for his first career MotoGP premier class victory. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Aleix Espargaro set the best lap in the MotoGP FP2 run at the eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland, outpacing Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo at the head of the timesheet.

Having also gone quickest in FP1, Espargaro lapped in 1:22.041 on the NGM Forward Racing ‘Open’ Forward Yamaha on a softer option rear at the end of the FP2 session. The riders kept their concentration despite some light rainfall 20 minutes from the end of the afternoon run.

World Champion Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) ended the session 0.117s behind compatriot Espargaro, having had a big crash at Turn 3 earlier in the day in FP1.

Jul 10

Buemi continues to set pace as Formula E test starts to wrap up

Sebastien Buemi has topped three out of the four test sessions so far at Donington Park. (Photo courtesy FIAFormulaE.com)

Sebastien Buemi has topped three out of the four test sessions so far at Donington Park. (Photo courtesy FIAFormulaE.com)

Sebastien Buemi was the fastest driver again on Thursday at Donington Park, as the FIA Formula E series concluded its fourth out of five days of testing, with the Swiss setting the pace in three of them.

The e.dams Renault driver has only been beat once so far in last Friday’s test session by Audi Sport ABT driver Lucas di Grassi.

Jul 10

MotoGP: Relaxed Rossi heads to Germany with future decided

 Valentino Rossi of Italy and Movistar Yamaha MotoGP  rounds the bend during the MotoGP Netherlands - Free Practice  at  on June 26, 2014 in Assen, Netherlands.  (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Valentino Rossi of Italy and Movistar Yamaha MotoGP during the MotoGP Netherlands – Free Practice on June 26, 2014. (Photo: Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Valentino Rossi is travelling to the Sachsenring in a distinctly relaxed fashion, having last week inked a new two-year contract with Movistar Yamaha MotoGP which keeps the nine-time World Champion with the team until at least the end of 2016.

It was on Wednesday after the previous race at Assen that the new Rossi-Yamaha contract was formally announced, with ‘The Doctor’ now able to fully concentrate on the eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland.

Jul 10

F1: Mercedes could lose advantage with ‘FRIC’ ban in Hockenheim

Silverstone, Northamptonshire, England. Sunday 6 July 2014. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes F1 W05 Hybrid, leads Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes F1 W05 Hybrid. World Copyright: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic. ref: Digital Image _79P4307

The Mercedes F1 cars of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton lead early on during the 2014 British Grand Prix. (Photo: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic)

Mercedes may very well be forced to remove its ‘FRIC’ (front-to-rear interconnected) suspension system from its car before next weekend’s German Grand Prix.

With several teams reportedly expected to lodge protests, only an unlikely unanimous vote from the teams may now save the ‘FRIC’ suspensions from being banned before the next race.

Jul 10

IndyCar drivers preview night race at Iowa (VIDEO)

On Saturday night the 2014 Verizon IndyCar series will appear under the lights for the Iowa Corn Indy 300.

Although the track currently ranks as the shortest on the IndyCar circuit, the drivers are quick to point out that they do not let the small size of the oval deceive them, with Tony Kanaan stating that “as far as the sensation of speed, it’s probably the highest one we go to.”