MotoGP
Jun 14

Pedrosa on MotoGP pole as Marquez streak ends with crash

Dani Pedrosa of Spain and Repsol Honda Team rounds the bend during the MotoGp of Catalunya- Free Practice at Circuit de Catalunya on June 13, 2014 in Montmelo, Spain.  (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Dani Pedrosa rounds the bend during the MotoGP of Catalunya Free Practice at Circuit de Catalunya on June 13, 2014 in Montmelo, Spain. (Photo: Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Saturday afternoon’s Q2 at the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya ended with Dani Pedrosa securing pole position, ahead of Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez on row one for Sunday’s race – with Marquez suffering a late crash in the session.

At his home event, Pedrosa took his first pole since the 2013 Catalan Grand Prix with a 1:40.985s lap in the Barcelona-Catalunya heat and, in doing so, the Repsol Honda rider ended Marquez’ successive pole run.

Jun 13

Aleix Espargaro paces MotoGP Friday practice

Aleix Espargaro used the softer tire and cooler temperatures in the Friday morning practice session to pace the day in front of his home crowd. (Photo courtesy MotoGP.com)

Aleix Espargaro used the softer tire and cooler temperatures in the Friday morning practice session to pace the day in front of his home crowd. (Photo courtesy MotoGP.com)

Friday afternoon’s MotoGP™ FP2 at the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya ended with Bradley Smith setting the pace, as Stefan Bradl and Marc Marquez joined him in the top three. Yet it was Aleix Espargaro who wound up being Friday’s fastest rider overall, courtesy of an FP1 hot lap.

Monster Yamaha Tech3’s Smith set his best time of the afternoon with the track temperatures reaching over 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit), his 1:42.123 lap well over a second quicker than he had gone in the morning.

Jun 13

What to watch: Your weekend TV schedule

(Photo: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic)

FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2 will provide you with LIVE coverage during this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET Saturday. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic)

Click HERE for multi-cam streams during the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The entirety of the 24 Hours of Le Mans will also be streamed LIVE on the FOX Sports GO app in addition to the TV times listed below.

Friday, June 13

11 a.m. ET – NASCAR Sprint Cup Practice | Michigan (FOX Sports 1) *LIVE
12:30 p.m. ET – NASCAR Nationwide Practice | Michigan (FOX Sports 1) *LIVE
1:30 p.m. ET – NASCAR Live | Michigan (FOX Sports 1) *LIVE
2 p.m. ET – NASCAR Nationwide Final Practice | Michigan (FOX Sports 1) *LIVE
3:30 p.m. ET – NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying | Michigan (FOX Sports 1) *LIVE
5 p.m. ET – ARCA Racing | Michigan (FOX Sports 1) *LIVE
7 p.m. ET – NASCAR Trucks Practice | Gateway (FOX Sports 1) *LIVE

Jun 12

MotoGP: Rossi Aims High For Barcelona Race

Valentino Rossi will look to stop Marc Marquez's win streak in Barcelona. (Photo: Getty Images)

Valentino Rossi will look to stop Marc Marquez’s win streak in Barcelona. (Photo: Getty Images)

Valentino Rossi believes that he must improve his qualifying performance if he is to be the first rider to beat Marc Marquez this season.

The next chance for the seven-time MotoGP World Champion comes in Sunday’s Catalunya Grand Prix at Rossi’s beloved Barcelona circuit.

Rossi has been second to the all-conquering Spanish youngster Marquez three times this season but harbors thoughts of reprising his glory days at the 2.93-mile circuit.

Jun 12

MotoGP: Marquez Looks To Extend Perfect Streak In Front Of Home Crowd

Marc Marquez heads to his home race where he will look to win his seventh straight race. (Photo: Getty Images)

Marc Marquez heads to his home race where he will look to win his seventh straight race. (Photo: Getty Images)

MotoGP World Championship leader Marc Marquez – who has won every race this season from pole – has enjoyed podium finishes at the Barcelona-Catalunya track for the past four years.

The Repsol Honda rider will be looking to continue his brilliant run so far this season, although he admits that his home track is not his favorite. Despite those rostrum results, Marquez has not tasted victory at Montmelo since 2010 in the 125 class.