Le Mans
May 16

MotoGP: Marquez Sets Pace On Friday At Le Mans

Marc Marquez leads the way during second practice at Le Mans. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

leads the way during second practice at . (Photo: Dorna Communications)

As the action on the first day of the 2014 Monster Energy Grand Prix concluded at Le Mans, Marc Marquez outpaced his fellow premier class riders, leading the way from and in FP2.

Having also topped the timesheet in the morning session, Marquez quickened the pace in the afternoon sunshine, registering a 1:33.452 best time, which is under the fastest lap in a race at Le Mans set by Dani Pedrosa in 2011.

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May 11

MotoGP: Petrucci To Miss Le Mans After Surgery

Danilo Petrucci will miss Round 5 of the MotoGP World Championship in Le Mans. (Photo: Getty Images)

will miss Round 5 of the World Championship in . (Photo: Getty Images)

Danilo Petrucci has been operated on following the crash he suffered in Sunday morning’s warm-up session for the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez. As a result, the IodaRacing Project rider will sit out of next weekend’s French Grand Prix

Petrucci becomes the third MotoGP rider this week to go under the knife, with Dani Pedrosa and Stefan Bradl having undergone surgery for arm pump. In the case of Petrucci, the operation was to address the fractured left wrist the Italian suffered after losing control on the exit of Turn 3 at Jerez.

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May 10

MotoGP: Hayden Provides Injury Update

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

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.

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Dec 20

SportsCars: 24 Hours of Le Mans Auto Invites Announced

13 cars have been awarded guaranteed entries into the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans. (Photo: John Dagys)

13 cars have been awarded guaranteed entries into next year’s 24 Hours of . (Photo: John Dagys)

The Automobile Club de l’Ouest announced Friday the list of automatic invitations for next year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Thirteen cars from 12 teams have been awarded guaranteed entries, based on their success in the American, European or Asian Le Mans Series, as well as the 90th anniversary of the twice-around-the-clock French endurance classic.

Champions in the FIA World Endurance Championship, however, have not received auto invites, as full-season status in the series includes a Le Mans entry.

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