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Feb 28

SX: The Holeshot – 22 Takeaways From Atlanta

450SX riders compete in the Georgia Dome. (Photo: Frank Hoppen)

450SX riders compete in the Georgia Dome. (Photo: Frank Hoppen)

Atlanta has always been known to produce memorable races as the red Georgia clay and the packed house inside the Georgia Dome bring the best out of riders. Last weekend, it lived up to expectation with another dramatic night of competition that ultimately tightened up the championship battle in the premier class and produced the third first-time winner in as many weeks in the 250SX Class.

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

Feb 28

F1: Ricciardo Praises Red Bull Racing’s Preseason Progress

Daniel Ricciardo drives during Day 2 of F1 testing in Bahrain. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Daniel Ricciardo drives during Day 2 of F1 testing in Bahrain. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Red Bull Racing enjoyed its best day of the season so far in Bahrain as Daniel Ricciardo completed 66 laps and set the third fastest time of the day in a run on soft tires.

While those numbers are encouraging, the distance covered was far below the 100 plus laps managed by five rival teams today, and while fast for today, Ricciardo’s time was still 2.5 seconds off the best lap recorded last week.

Feb 28

MotoGP: Aleix Espargaro Consistently Fast On ‘Open’ Yamaha

Aleix Espargaro set the fourth fastest time on Friday at Sepang. (Photo: Getty Images)

Aleix Espargaro set the fourth-fastest time on Friday at Sepang. (Photo: Getty Images)

The second 2014 MotoGP preseason test session concluded at Sepang with highly positive results for the NGM Mobile Forward Racing Team.

Aleix Espargaro was consistently quick over the three days of testing, scoring the fourth-best time in the combined lap-times classification with a best lap of 2:00.101.

Feb 28

F1: Perez, Force India Set Pace Again In Bahrain

Sergio Perez was fastest on Day 2 of preseason testing in Bahrain. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sergio Perez was fastest on Day 2 of preseason testing in Bahrain. (Photo: Getty Images)

For a second successive day, Sergio Perez topped the times for Force India in Bahrain.

On a day when a lot of teams managed to avoid serious reliability issues, five cars managed to complete over 100 laps, while others enjoyed their best days of the winter thus far. However, it was a less productive day for Lotus and McLaren, with both teams missing out on a lot of running.

Feb 28

MotoGP: Rossi And Pedrosa On Top As Second Sepang Test Concludes

Valentino Rossi ends Sepang2 test on top. (Photo: Getty Images)

Valentino Rossi ends Sepang2 test on top. (Photo: Getty Images)

Yamaha Factory Racing’s Valentino Rossi and Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa concluded the second Sepang MotoGP test with an identical 1:59.999 lap time, as preparations for the 2014 season continued in Malaysia.

Meanwhile, after testing concluded the Ducati Team confirmed their decision to enter the ‘Open’ class in 2014, meaning that they will use standard electronics software and will benefit from the greater engine allocation permitted in the new regulations.