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Apr 6

Albesiano On Aprilia’s Plans To Return To MotoGP For 2016

Aprilia is planning to return to MotoGP in 2016. (Photo: Getty Images)

Aprilia is planning to return to MotoGP in 2016. (Photo: Getty Images)

Aprilia have announced their intention to return to the premier class for the 2016 season and motogp.com caught up with Albesiano Romano, Sporting Managing Director of the Italian brand, to get some pointers on their MotoGP plans.

Is your company’s involvement in the Superbike World Championship closely linked to your MotoGP plans?

Very much so. Our ‘Open’ bike is closely linked to the Superbike machine, so I would say that there is a good 90% crossover.

Apr 6

F1: Hamilton Edges Rosberg To Win Bahrain Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton held off teammate Nico Rosberg to win the Bahrain Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton held off teammate Nico Rosberg to win the Bahrain Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton edged Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg after an intense race-long duel to take victory by just one second at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday.

The two Mercedes were predictably in a different league to their rivals and recorded their second one-two finish in eight days after Hamilton’s victory last weekend in Malaysia.

With no team orders, the two were allowed to race for the lead and there were several close calls when the pair came inches away from colliding, providing a thrilling spectacle under the lights at the Bahrain International Circuit.

Apr 6

Haas Formula 1 Entry Accepted, Says Ecclestone

Gene Haas (left) is the founder of the Stewart-Haas NASCAR team. (Photo: Getty Images)

Gene Haas (left) is the founder of the Stewart-Haas NASCAR team. (Photo: Getty Images)

Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone says a U.S.-backed team led by NASCAR’s Gene Haas is among two new teams likely to join the series next season.

Speaking at Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix, Ecclestone said he held talks with the sport’s governing body and there was agreement about expansion next season.

Apr 6

Ferrari Boss Montezemolo Wants Changes To F1 Show

Luca di Montezemolo is unhappy with the current state of Formula 1. (Photo: Getty Images)

Luca di Montezemolo is unhappy with the current state of Formula 1. (Photo: Getty Images)

Luca di Montezemolo has reiterated his desire for future changes to the Formula 1 rules – but insists that he doesn’t want to rein in Mercedes by implementing those changes in 2014.

The Ferrari presisdent is meeting with Bernie Ecclestone and Jean Todt this weekend.

Apr 5

SX: Villopoto Extends Points Lead With Fourth Supercross Victory

Ryan Villopoto now holds a 45-point advantage in the championship standings. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

Ryan Villopoto now holds a 45-point advantage in the championship standings. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

Ryan Villopoto overcame adversity Saturday night in Houston, Texas to earn his fourth Monster Energy Supercross win of the season.

After crashing several times in practice and again in his heat, Villopoto advanced out of Semi 2 and went on to dominate the 20-lap 450SX Main Event. The three-time reigning champ moved into the lead on the opening lap and was unchallenged for the remainder of the race, ultimately beating Justin Barcia by 13.7 seconds.