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May 3

MotoGP: Marquez stays hot, smashes Jerez pole record

Marc Marquez is the reigning MotoGP World Champion. (Photo: Getty Images)

is the reigning World Champion. (Photo: Getty Images)

Marc Marquez will be on pole for Sunday’s MotoGP race at the Gran Premio bwin de España, with Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa joining him on the front row.

On his 100th Grand Prix weekend Marquez produced a superb late 1:38.120 lap to smash the pole record at , qualifying 0.421s ahead of Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider Lorenzo and 0.510s in front of his Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa. 

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May 2

Where is Ryan Villopoto’s Place in Supercross History?

Ryan Villopoto celebrating his fourth consecutive Supercross championship in the Metlife Stadium. (Photo courtesy Monster Energy Supercross)

celebrating his fourth consecutive championship in the Metlife Stadium. (Photo courtesy Monster Energy )

When he chose the legendary No. 2 as his number in 2008, many wondered whether Ryan Villopoto would be able to live up to the legacy Jeremy McGrath gave it during his illustrious career.

Since then, Villopoto has done much more than simply keep that number’s legacy alive. He has racked up a pair of 450 national championships in motocross and has amassed an even more dominant résumé in supercross, capped off by a fourth consecutive title one week ago to equal the record mark set by his predecessor McGrath. 

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May 2

Former Ferrari mechanic Nigel Stepney killed in road accident

Nigel Stepney on the pit box during the 2006 Spanish GP. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

on the pit box during the 2006 Spanish GP. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Former chief mechanic Nigel Stepney was killed in a highway accident in England on Friday morning. Stepney, who was 56, was involved in a collision with a truck.

Although sadly his name will always be associated with the 2007 ‘Spygate’ scandal – an affair that cost him his career in F1 – he should be acknowledged as a key member of the dream team that achieved so much success in the Michael Schumacher era.

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May 2

Formula 1: Williams finding financial stability

Williams has already scored 36 points after the first four F1 races in 2014. In 2013, the team only accumulated 5 points all season. (Photo: Getty Images)

Williams has already scored 36 points after the first four F1 races in 2014. In 2013, the team only accumulated 5 points all season. (Photo: Getty Images)

Williams has announced an improved financial performance in its 2013 annual results.

The group’s overall income increased from £105.8m ($178.3m) to £132.4m ($223.4m), with an EBIT of £12.0m ($20.3m), up from £5.1m ($8.6m). Within those figures, the income of the F1 division rose from to £86.4m ($145.8m) to £108.5m ($183.1).

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