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May 10

IndyCar: Qualifying Crash Costs Hunter-Reay Pole At Grand Prix of Indy

Ryan Hunter-Reay sits in his damaged race car during qualifying at Indianapolis. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Ryan Hunter-Reay sits in his damaged race car during qualifying at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Ryan Hunter-Reay took the two toughest hits Friday in qualifying at Indianapolis.

First, he damaged his car, then he was stripped of his two fastest laps — costing him the pole position for Saturday’s inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis.

The 2012 IndyCar Series champ said afterward that he was OK, though the ramifications of his late crash will linger all night.

May 10

MotoGP: Hayden Provides Injury Update

Nicky Hayden finished 11th in the Spanish Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nicky Hayden finished 11th in the Spanish Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nicky Hayden has provided an update on his condition ahead of the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France, having missed the post-race Monday test at Jerez due to swelling around an old wrist injury.

The Drive M7 Aspar rider saw a wrist injury – which required surgery in 2013 – become inflamed over the weekend of the Spanish Grand Prix and was forced to sit out the day of testing in the south of Spain.

May 10

F1: Hamilton Edges Teammate Rosberg For Spanish GP Pole

Lewis Hamilton used a late flyer to capture pole position for the Spanish Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton used a late flyer to capture pole position for the Spanish Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton earned his fourth pole position of the Formula One season Saturday as Mercedes was again in a class of its own at the Spanish Grand Prix, while four-time champion Sebastian Vettel was left stranded by his faulty Red Bull.

Hamilton clocked a leading lap of 1 minute, 25.232 seconds on the sunny and dry Barcelona-Catalunya circuit for his 35th career pole.

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.