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Apr 11

MotoGP: Marquez Leads Both Friday Practices At Circuit Of The Americas

Marc Marquez was fastest in both Friday practice session at Circuit of The Americas. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Marc Marquez was fastest in both Friday practice session at Circuit of The Americas. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez was fastest in both Friday free practice sessions at the Circuit of the Americas, ending FP2 a considerable 1.005s margin quicker than Andrea Dovizioso, whilst Dani Pedrosa was third best.

Marquez set a best time of 2:03.490s to lead the way at the state-of-the-art track in Texas where he took his first premier class victory in 2013 and on Saturday he will be a clear favorite to repeat his pole position from last year. Indeed Marquez set his best Friday time on a hard tire and was less than 0.5s from his own pole record set on a medium tire 12 months ago.

Apr 11

Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach: Friday’s Five Cars To Watch

This hot-rod 1955 Chevrolet 210 sedan at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach has some serious horsepower under the hood. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

This hot-rod 1955 Chevrolet 210 sedan at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach has some serious horsepower under the hood. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

The long wait is over. The 12th annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Collector Car Auction is ready to roll with 21 hours of television coverage on the FOX family of networks.

This year’s docket is hugely impressive, with about 550 vehicles of shapes, sizes and price ranges.

Here are our Friday Five To Watch cars:

LOT 3001, 1969 OLDSMOBILE 442

This car is a replica of the Oldsmobile 442 convertible that appeared at motorsports and auto events in the late 1960s. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

This car is a replica of the Oldsmobile 442 convertible that appeared at motorsports and auto events in the late 1960s. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

Linda Vaughn, the legendary Hurst Miss Golden Shifter, is here this weekend, as she often is at Barrett-Jackson auctions, and there’s a very special car going across the block today at around 4:30 p.m. ET. It’s a 1969 Oldsmobile 442 convertible Hurst Shifter car replica built by Thornton Motors Inc. of Bucks County, PA with guidance from legendary Hurst engineer “Doc” Watson. The Thornton family specializes in world-class Oldsmobile restorations, with one of their 442s selling here last year for an eye-popping $275,000.