Sep 1

Video: Vilander’s Ferrari 458 Erupts In Flames

Sunday’s Six Hours of was briefly halted when ’s No. 71 AF Corse 458 Italia erupted in flames just before the two hour mark.

Vilander admitted to struggling with rear grip, likely due to fuel or oil leaking onto the rear tires. Entering the final turn, Vilander’s concerns became reality as his Ferrari caught fire.

“It was quite scary,” Vilander said. “When I opened the door, I had the flames coming into the helmet.

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Sep 1

Lorenzo Ranks British GP Win As One Of His Best

Photo Credit: Dorna Sports

Photo Credit: Dorna Sports

knew he had just one chance to keep his slim world championship hopes alive.

The result was a daring last corner overtake to win the British Grand Prix at and halt, at least momentarily, the momentum of rookie ace .

Lorenzo’s Yamaha teammate hailed the win as “incredible” but also admitted that it be “still difficult” for Lorenzo to retain his title.

The win came on the back of Lorenzo’s bold race strategy of quick starts and then backing his front-running pace to try and gap his Honda rivals Marquez and .

The fast, flowing corners of Silverstone gave Lorenzo his crucial advantage with the Yamaha M1 although he had not planned on leaving his winning move until the final corner.

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Sep 1

Lorenzo Outduels Marquez To Win Sensational British GP

On Saturday, had clinched his third pole position in five race meetings but further participation was put in doubt when he dislocated his left shoulder by crashing in Sunday morning Warm-Up. After being given the green light in the circuit Medical Centre, the 20-year-old Repsol Honda Team rider headed up the front row from Yamaha Factory Racing’s and Monster Yamaha Tech3’s Cal Crutchlow.

Critically for Lorenzo, the Mallorcan made another strong start and dived into the lead at Copse corner. In a near repeat performance to Brno last weekend, he would proceed to resolutely defend from both Repsol Honda Team riders. Marquez then seized the advantage at Brooklands just over two laps from home, only for Lorenzo to retake the lead as he confidently out-braked his opponent at Vale. On the final lap, Marquez again grabbed the advantage at Brooklands, before Lorenzo re-passed in a confident move at Luffield which featured slight contract between the two bikes.

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Sep 1

Video: Marquez Dislocates Shoulder In Silverstone Warm-Up Crash

championship leader of Spain has dislocated his left shoulder in a fall during the warm-up for the at Sunday.

The 20-year-old Honda rider had his shoulder put back into place and will compete in the race. The accident occurred at Vale corner, where Marquez collided with the Yamaha of Cal Crutchlow, who had crashed at the same corner moments earlier.

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Sep 1

Ricciardo Confirms His Wide Hips Make Red Bull A Tight Fit

Daniel Ricciardo. (Photo: Getty Images)

. (Photo: Getty Images)

Daniel Ricciardo has confirmed reports he would be a tight squeeze at the wheel of Red Bull’s 2014 car.

We reported on Thursday that the Australian, the hot favorite to replace his countryman Mark Webber at the world champion team, hit a snag this week when he had a seat-fitting in the cockpit of the 2014-spec RB10.

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