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Feb 26

MotoGP: Alvaro Bautista On Top As Second Sepang Test Begins — Recap Day One

Alvaro Bautista of Spain and Go&Fun Honda Gresini rounds the bend during MotoGP testing in Sepang. (Photo: Mirco Lazzari / Getty Images)

Alvaro Bautista of Spain and Go&Fun Honda Gresini rounds the bend during MotoGP testing in Sepang. (Photo: Mirco Lazzari / Getty Images)

The first day of MotoGP testing on the second preseason visit to the Sepang International Circuit saw GO&FUN Honda Gresini man Alvaro Bautista register the quickest lap time, with track conditions not as favorable as they were earlier in February.

Bautista’s best lap time of 2’00.848 was 1.3s slower than the marker set down by World Champion Marc Marquez in the previous Sepang test. Of course Marquez is absent from this Malaysian outing due to a leg injury sustained in training last week.

Feb 25

F1: V6 Engine Cars Are Much Faster On Straights

Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP drives during day two of Formula One Winter Testing at Bahrain. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP drives during Day Two of Formula One winter testing in Bahrain. (Photo: Getty Images)

At full tilt in a straight line, this year’s Formula One cars emit a much tamer sound than the class of 2013.

However, the top speeds of the new turbo V6s are significantly higher, thanks to reduced downforce and an impressive engine-plus-ERS maximum of almost 900 horse power.

Feb 25

MotoGP: FIM Announces Updates To 2014 Race Calendar

The 2014 MotoGP season begins March 23 in Qatar. (Photo: MotoGP.com)

The 2014 MotoGP season begins March 23 in Qatar. (Photo: MotoGP.com)

The FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix calendar has been updated ahead of the 2014 season.

In comparison with the earlier version of the provisional 2014 calendar, the Grande Prêmio do Brasil has been removed from the schedule and the Gran Premio de Aragón has moved to the weekend of Sept. 26-28.

The 2014 calendar is as follows:

March 23 – Qatar* – Doha/Losail

April 13 – Americas – Austin

Feb 25

MotoGP: DRIVE M7 Aspar Team Presents 2014 Project At Sepang

Drive M7 Aspar Team presents 2014 line-up at Sepang. (Photo: MotoGP)

Here’s a look at the Drive M7 Aspar Team. (Photo: MotoGP)

The Aspar MotoGP team has unveiled its most international lineup yet at Sepang, with two former World Champions and new Malaysian energy drink DRIVE M7 on board as title sponsor.

With the second test session of the MotoGP preseason due to kick off on Wednesday in Malaysia, the DRIVE M7 Aspar Team took the opportunity to officially unveil its 2014 project at the home of its new title sponsor in a special ceremony.