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Mar 8

SX: The Power Rankings – Indy 450SX Class

Ryan Villopoto holds a 23-point lead over Ryan Dungey (not pictured). (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

Ryan Villopoto holds a 23-point lead over Ryan Dungey (not pictured). (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

It’s been a tough road thus far, but Ryan Dungey finally broke through for his first win of the season in Indy. The new winner was the fifth different rider to stand atop the podium this season, but following a wild night in Indy both the championship and Power Rankings experienced a bit of a shakeup. One thing that has stayed constant throughout the 2014 season is Ryan Villopoto, who’s back on top the rankings.

Each week, The Power Rankings will recognize the movers and shakers in Monster Energy Supercross.

Mar 8

F1: Still No News On Whitmarsh’s Future

Martin Whitmarsh. (Photo: Getty Images)

Martin Whitmarsh. (Photo: Getty Images)

A week before the Formula 1 circus gathers in Melbourne for the 2014 opener, the fate of McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh is still not clear.

Team supremo Ron Dennis has replaced Whitmarsh as McLaren Group chief executive, Eric Boullier is effectively the new team principal, and it is believed 55-year-old Whitmarsh is not in the running to fill the newly-created role as Formula 1 CEO.

Mar 8

SX: The Power Rankings – Indy 250SX Class

Rookie Adam Cianciarulo celebrates after picking up his second win of the season. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

Rookie Adam Cianciarulo celebrates after picking up his second win of the season. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

Every rider in the East Region is wishing they were on a Pro Circuit Kawasaki as the team moved to 3-0 to start the season and extended its 250SX winning streak to five races. Rookie superstar Adam Cianciarulo continues to exceed expectations, while Martin Davalos continues to receive terrible luck. There’s very little separating these two at the top, but with two wins to his credit, AC’s got the edge.

Each week, The Power Rankings will recognize the movers and shakers in Monster Energy Supercross.

Mar 7

MotoGP: Aleix Espargaro Quickest As Qatar Test Gets Underway

Aleix Espargaro continues to show his quick pace during preseason testing. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Aleix Espargaro continues to show his quick pace during preseason testing. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

The first day of MotoGP testing at Qatar saw Aleix Espargaro leading the way with an 1:55.386 best time towards the end of the evening at the desert circuit.

Just under two weeks before the season opening Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar commences this test sees 17 premier class riders making their final preparations for the forthcoming campaign, in the absence of the Ducati Team, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP and Repsol Honda outfits.

Mar 7

F1: Pirelli Outlines Tire Test Schedule For Teams

Pirelli technician at work during preseason testing in Bahrain. (Photo: Getty Images)

Pirelli technician at work during preseason testing in Bahrain. (Photo: Getty Images)

Pirelli has confirmed the tire testing schedule for the three in-season tests. The rules require each team to devote one of its six precious days to working for the Italian company.

The significance of the timing is that in theory when a team is tire testing, it is not working on developing its car.