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Mar 1

MotoGP: Marinelarena Suffers Injury During Private Test

Alex Mariñelarena (right) was injured Thursday in a practice crash. (Photo: MotoGP.com)

Alex Mariñelarena (right) was injured Thursday in a practice crash. (Photo: MotoGP.com)

Alex Mariñelarena has been injured during a Tech3 Racing Team test at the Paul Ricard Circuit in the south of France.

On Thursday afternoon Mariñelarena suffered a heavy fall which knocked him out of consciousness. While the medical staff of the circuit were administering first aid at the scene, the 21 year-old Spanish rider was awake and able speak to the doctors.

Mar 1

SX: Indianapolis Practice Report – Stewart And Cianciarulo Top Charts

James Stewart is your fastest qualifier in Indianapolis. (Photo: Frank Hoppen)

James Stewart is your fastest qualifier in Indianapolis. (Photo: Frank Hoppen)

Riders have commented that this is the most difficult track of the season. The dirt has deteriorated quite a bit, resulting in a lot of ruts, some extremely deep. The whoops have become a focal point because how much they’ve rutted up and many riders have fell while trying to navigate them. Attrition has been higher than usual, but fortunately everyone has been able to get back on the bike and continue.

Ryan Dungey made the first statement in the premier class by topping the charts in the first session but James Stewart edged him out in the final session with a 54.047 compared to Dungey’s 54.234.

Mar 1

F1: Massa On Top As Pace Heats Up In Bahrain

Felipe Massa seen during day three of Formula One Winter Testing at the Bahrain International Circuit

Felipe Massa seen during day three of Formula One Winter Testing at the Bahrain International Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Felipe Massa topped the times for Williams as teams began to edge towards running in full qualifying specification in Bahrain today.

The Brazilian recorded the fastest lap of the winter thus far, bettering the mark set by Nico Rosberg last week, albeit by the slender margin of 0.025s.

Mar 1

MotoGP: Hayden, Aoyama Sign Off From Scorching Sepang

Nicky Hayden of the Drive M7 Aspar team tests in Sepang. (Photo: MotoGP)

Nicky Hayden of the Drive M7 Aspar team tests in Sepang. (Photo: MotoGP)

Nicky Hayden and Hiroshi Aoyama posted their best times of the second Sepang test on final day of the Malaysian visit.

The DRIVE M7 Aspar teammates both picked up their pace on the final day, the Japanese rider clocking his best time of the entire six days in February at Sepang (2:02.070), although the American was unable to match his fastest effort from the first visit, when the conditions were more favorable.

Mar 1

F1: Jenson Button Upbeat Despite Gearbox Problems

Jenson Button pilots the McLaren MP4-29 Mercedes. (Photo: Andrew Ferraro/LAT Photographic)

Jenson Button pilots the McLaren MP4-29 Mercedes. (Photo: Andrew Ferraro/LAT Photographic)

Despite a rare reliability glitch with the new McLaren, Jenson Button was encouraged by the form of the car in Bahrain on Friday.

McLaren has been near the top of the mileage charts all winter, but on Friday, Button ran only 49 laps after the car required some gearbox work.