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Mar 7

SX: The Holeshot – 22 Takeaways From Indy

Ryan Dungey picked up his first win of 2014 in Indianapolis. (Photo: Frank Hoppen)

Ryan Dungey picked up his first win of 2014 in Indianapolis. (Photo: Frank Hoppen)

Who would have thought that the track conditions inside a domed stadium would be more difficult than one outside? Well, so far in three visits to domed stadiums the riders of Monster Energy Supercross have had to compete on arguably the three most difficult tracks of the season. Last weekend in Indy proved to the one of the toughest tests of many riders’ career and fittingly enough, the race produced wild moments and a shakeup in the championship.

Each week, The Holeshot will provide 22 takeaways – a full starting gate – from the most recent round of action.

Mar 7

IndyCar: New Indy 500 Qualifying Format Revealed

Indy 500 qualifying begins May 17. (Photo: Getty Images)

Indy 500 qualifying begins May 17. (Photo: Getty Images)

The new qualifying format for the Indianapolis 500 will include three rounds over two days, with the pole-winner emerging from a “Fast Nine Shootout” on what used to be Bump Day.

IndyCar officials also said Friday there will be points incentives that have yet to be announced.

Qualifying for the Indy 500 this year will begin on May 17 when the fastest 33 cars are locked into the field. All entries will be guaranteed at least one four-lap attempt to qualify, and the fastest nine drivers will move into the shootout.

Mar 7

F1: Schumacher Situation Unchanged, Says Management

Michael Schumacher (Photo: Getty Images)

Michael Schumacher (Photo: Getty Images)

Michael Schumacher’s management has once again been forced to counter media reports about the former World Champion’s condition.

Inevitably the lack of any recent official report has led to speculation about Schumacher’s condition.

A statement from Sabine Kehm today read: “Michael is still in the wake up phase. The situation has not changed. Any information published which is not confirmed by the team of doctors treating Michael or his management has to be considered as not valid.”

Mar 7

What To Watch: Your Weekend Racing Schedule

The Supercross action will be live from Daytona staring at 7:30pm ET on FOX Sports 1. (Photo: Frank Hoppen/Supercrossonline.com)

The Supercross action will be live from Daytona staring at 7:30pm ET on FOX Sports 1. (Photo: Frank Hoppen/Supercrossonline.com)

Saturday, March 8

3 a.m. – Monster Energy Supercross | Indianapolis (FOX Sports 1) *Replay

7:30 p.m. – Monster Energy Supercross | Daytona (FOX Sports 1) *Live

Sunday, March 9

12:00 p.m. – National Arenacross | Louisville (FOX Sports 1) *Live

6:00 p.m. – Monster Energy Supercross | Daytona (FOX Sports 2) *Replay

10:00 p.m. – National Arenacross | Louisville (FOX Sports 2) *Replay

**All times Eastern Standard

Mar 6

MotoGP Teams Prepare For Final Pre-Season Test In Qatar

Yamaha Factory Racing rider Valentino Rossi of Italy competes on the last day of the Qatar Grand Prix on April 7, 2013. (Photo: Getty Images)

Yamaha Factory Racing rider Valentino Rossi of Italy competes on the last day of the Qatar Grand Prix on April 7, 2013. (Photo: Getty Images)

Between March 7th-9th, the majority of MotoGP teams will descend on Qatar’s Losail International Circuit – also the host venue for the season-opening Grand Prix – for the last test before the 2014 season commences later this month.

The test, to be staged across three days, will come as a final opportunity for teams to try out new components and race simulation runs before the opening practice session of the Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar on Thursday March 20th.