BUZZING
Apr 25

MotoGP: Ducati Drama – Lucky Escape For Dovizioso

Andrea Dovizioso slows after losing an engine during practice. (Photo: Getty Images)

slows after losing an engine during practice. (Photo: Getty Images)

Ducati riders Andrea Dovizioso and had lucky escapes when their Desmosedici GP14 bikes suffered serious engine issues in opening practice for Sunday’s Argentine Grand Prix.

For Dovizioso it was a setback to his hopes of building on the third place podium finish for the troubled Ducati squad at last week’s Texas GP in Austin.

Tags: , , ,
Apr 25

250SX East Shakeup: Injuries Sideline Davalos And Baggett

Championship leader Martin Davalos will not race this weekend in New Jersey. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

Championship leader will not race this weekend in . (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

Following yesterday’s announcement that neither points leader Martin Davalos nor third-place holder will compete Saturday night in New York for Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki, the Monster Energy 250SX East Region received a major shakeup, especially with rookie sensation already out of the picture.

As a result of the heartbreaking news out of the Pro Circuit camp, just one of the top four riders in the championship will be racing inside MetLife Stadium – Justin Bogle. As the most dominant team in the region throughout the 2014 season, the realization that there will not be a single Pro Circuit Kawasaki bike on the track Saturday night all but ensures Bogle will earn his first career title. In fact, without Pro Circuit in the mix Bogle’s only other challengers still within a mathematical shot at the title are privateers Vince Friese (-41) and Kyle Cunningham (-47).

Tags: , , , ,
Apr 25

MotoGP: Marquez dominates second practice in Argentina

Marc Marquez will be looking to pick up his third consecutive victory in Argentina. (Photo: MotoGP.com)

will be looking to pick up his third consecutive victory in Argentina. (Photo: .com)

MotoGP™ World Champion Marc Marquez was in dominant form on Friday at the Gran Premio Red Bull de la Republica Argentina, leading FP2 by 1.083s from teammate Dani Pedrosa, with Aleix Espargaro in third.

As the riders learned their way around the new Termas de Rio Hondo track, Marquez demonstrated his ability to go quickly at unfamiliar venues once again, recording a 1:39.313 to put him clear of nearest rival Pedrosa.

Tags: , , ,
Apr 25

F1: Rossi to drive in practice in Canada and USA

American racecar driver Alexander Rossi sits in his GP2 Caterham at Bahrain. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic)

American racecar driver sits in his at Bahrain. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic)

Alexander Rossi will take part in FP1 at Montreal and Austin, Caterham has confirmed.

The American has yet to sample the 2014 car on track, and the weekend will be his first chance to try it.

Tags: , , , , ,
Apr 25

Dario Franchitti joins Formula E commentary team

Dario Franchitti, seen here at Indianapolis in May 2013. (Photo: Getty Images)

, seen here at Indianapolis in May 2013, is a four-time IndyCar champion and has three wins in the Indianapolis 500. (Photo: Getty Images)

Dario Franchitti will join Jack Nicholls, Nicki Shields and Robert Llewellyn in broadcasting the 10 races during the inaugural 2014-2015 season.

“It is no secret that I have a passion for the history and evolution of motorsports,” says the four-time IndyCar champion in an interview with fiaformulae.com. “To be on the team that will now cover an exciting new racing category is a great honor and I can’t wait to see how the Formula E cars perform when the lights go out in Beijing.”

Tags: , ,