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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.

May 1

FIA WEC: Rebellion R-One Breaks Cover, Set for Spa Debut

(Photo:In addition to the TUDOR event this weekend, the FIA World Endurance Championship is in Spa this weekend for the

The FIA World Endurance Championship is in Spa this weekend for the “dress rehearsal” for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. (Photo: John Dagys)

Rebellion Racing officially took the wraps off its new Rebellion R-One Thursday at Spa, ahead of the car’s debut in this weekend’s FIA WEC Six Hours of Spa.

The Anglo-Swiss squad arrived at the Belgian circuit with both of its new ORECA-built LMP1-L cars, only two weeks after the car turned its first laps at Paul Ricard.

May 1

MotoGP: Lorenzo, Marquez and Pedrosa to celebrate milestones in Jerez

Spanish MotoGP bikers Dani Pedrosa (L), Marc Marquez (C) and Jorge Lorenzo pose on the podium after getting placed second, first and third respectively in the MotoGP race of the Argentina Grand Prix at Termas de Rio Hondo circuit, in Santiago del Estero, Argentina on April 27, 2014. (Juan Mabromata/Getty Images)

Spanish MotoGP bikers Dani Pedrosa (L), Marc Marquez (C) and Jorge Lorenzo (R) pose on the podium after getting placed second, first and third respectively in the Argentine GP. (Juan Mabromata/Getty Images)

Jorge Lorenzo will celebrate his 27th birthday this Sunday behind the handlebars of his MotoGP Movistar Yamaha… in his 200th Grand Prix race.

Meanwhile, points leader Marc Marquez will be competing in his 100th Grand Prix race, while Dani Pedrosa will be attempting to match eight-time 500 World Champion Giacomo Agostini for third on the all-time podiums list… all while in front of their home crowd.

May 1

MotoGP: Can Marquez break all the records?

Marc Marquez celebrating his victory while seven-time MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi finishes fourth, behind him. (Photo: Mirco Lazzari/Getty Images)

Marc Marquez celebrating his Argentine victory while seven-time MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi finishes fourth, behind him. (Photo: Mirco Lazzari/Getty Images)

There is an air of invincibility surrounding Spain’s magic man of motorcycling, Marc Marquez.

It makes sense, according to 1993 500cc world champion Kevin Schwantz, who tips Marquez to become the most successful rider in MotoGP history.