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May 9

IndyCar: Saavedra Takes Pole For Inaugural Grand Prix Of Indianapolis

Sebastian Saavedra poses in front of the pagoda after winning pole position for the GP of Indy. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Sebastian Saavedra poses in front of the pagoda after winning pole position for the GP of Indy. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Sebastian Saavedra won the first pole of his career Friday when Ryan Hunter-Reay was penalized for bringing out a session-ending red flag during qualifying at the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis.

“We definitely gave that one away,” Hunter-Reay said.

Hunter-Reay had just moved to the top of the Fast Six leaderboard when he spun exiting the final turn of his next lap. It looked as if the 2012 IndyCar champion may have hit a patch of water exiting Turn 14 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where showers changed track conditions for each of the four qualifying sessions.

May 9

F1: Di Montezemolo To Take Bigger Role With Ferrari F1 Team

Luca di Montezemolo vows to play a bigger role in the Ferrari F1 team. (Photo: Getty Images)

Luca di Montezemolo vows to play a bigger role in the Ferrari F1 team. (Photo: Getty Images)

Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo made an appearance in the Barcelona paddock Friday, in essence to underline his support for new team boss Marco Mattiacci.

De Montezemolo stressed that Mattiacci will need time to settle in, and until he does, Luca himself will remain closer to the F1 team than usual. He also stressed how disappointed he is with the current performance.

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May 9

MotoGP: Pedrosa’s Doctor Gives Update After Arm Pump Surgery

Dani Pedrosa should be clear to race next weekend at Le Mans. (Photo: Getty Images)

Dani Pedrosa should be clear to race next weekend at Le Mans after undergoing surgery for arm pump. (Photo: Getty Images)

Dr. Xavier Mir believes Dani Pedrosa will be able to take part in next weekend’s Monster Energy Grand Prix de France, with the Repsol Honda Team rider having undergone surgery for arm pump on Tuesday afternoon.

Having been in pain en route to third place during last weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix, Pedrosa underwent an operation at Barcelona’s Quiron Dexeus University Hospital.

May 9

Video: Rahal Takes Google Glass To Track As Indy Race Edges Closer

The inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis, which will be held on at Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s newly configured infield road course, edges closer with the green flag set to drop at 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday.

Graham Rahal was towards the bottom of the timing sheet’s after this morning’s wet final practice, but has provided us with some magnificent views of the circuit this weekend with Google Glass strapped on in his car.