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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).

May 2

MotoGP: Marquez quickest in later run, Espargaro Friday’s fastest

Jerez, Spain is the only circuit on the 2014 MotoGP calendar where Marc Marquez has yet to score a Grand Prix win. (Photo courtesy MotoGP.com)

Jerez, Spain is the only circuit on the 2014 MotoGP calendar where Marc Marquez has yet to score a Grand Prix win. (Photo courtesy MotoGP.com)

Marc Marquez was the pace setter in MotoGP™ FP2 at Jerez from Aleix Espargaro and Andrea Dovizioso, but Espargaro was Friday’s fastest rider overall.

Repsol Honda’s World Champion Marquez – who is participating in his 100th Grand Prix – led the way in the later practice at the Gran Premio bwin de España with a 1:39.757, though neither he nor his rivals were able to match Espargaro’s 1:39.357 morning best.

May 2

What To Watch: Your Weekend TV Schedule

TUDOR will host a doubleheader this weekend in Laguna Seca, at 1 p.m. ET and 5 p.m. ET Sunday. (Photo: Getty Images)

TUDOR will host a doubleheader this weekend in Laguna Seca, broadcast LIVE on FOX Sports 1 at 1 p.m. ET and 5:30 p.m. ET Sunday. (Photo: Getty Images)

Friday, May 2

2 p.m. ET – NASCAR Cup Practice | Talladega (FOX Sports 1) *LIVE
3 p.m. ET – NASCAR LIVE | Talladega (FOX Sports 1) *LIVE
3:30 p.m. ET – NASCAR Cup Final Practice | Talladega (FOX Sports 1) *LIVE
6:30 p.m ET – NASCAR Nationwide Qualifying | Talladega (FOX Sports 1) *LIVE

May 1

MotoGP: Yamaha riders concerned about future tire supplier

Movistar Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi pushes his bike through the corner in Austin, TX. (Photo: Getty Images)

Movistar Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi leans through the turn in Austin, TX. (Photo: Getty Images)

The decision by Bridgestone to withdraw as the official tire supplier is “bad news” for the sport according to seven-time world champion Valentino Rossi.

MotoGP promoters Dorna have called a tender for tire supply for 2016 onwards and it is expected that Michelin, Pirelli and Dunlop will express interest in the deal.

May 1

Formula 1: Force India unveils new livery with Smirnoff sponsorship

A graphic representation of the new Sahara Force India livery with Smirnof sponsorship. (Photo courtesy Sahara Force India)

A virtual depiction of the new Sahara Force India livery with Smirnoff sponsorship. (Photo courtesy Sahara Force India)

The VJM07s of Sahara Force India will have a new look beginning at next weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix.

Smirnoff, a world famous vodka company, will be featured on the rear wing and chassis of Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg’s cars. Responsible drinking will lie at the heart of the partnership, as Smirnoff intends to use its position to deliver a powerful anti-drink and drive message.