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Mar 23

F1: Red Bull Racing Vows To ‘Prove’ Case In April Appeal

Red Bull believes Daniel Ricciardo should reclaim his second-place Australian GP finish. (Photo: Getty Images)

Red Bull believes Daniel Ricciardo should reclaim his second-place Australian GP finish. (Photo: Getty Images)

Red Bull’s appeal against the Daniel Ricciardo disqualification will take place in Paris a week after the Bahrain Grand Prix, the FIA announced late on Friday.

“The decision will be published as soon as possible after the (April 14) hearing,” said the governing body in a statement.

The hearing is an important one not only for Red Bull – pushing to recover from a disastrous 2014 preseason – but also for the FIA as it governs the sport’s revolutionary regulations change.

Mar 23

MotoGP: Marquez Outduels Rossi To Win Season Opener In Qatar

Marc Marquez won Sunday's season opener at Losail International Circuit in Qatar. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Marc Marquez won Sunday’s season opener at Losail International Circuit in Qatar. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

World Champion Marc Marquez started his MotoGP title defense with a victory in Qatar, beating Valentino Rossi in a close battle, with Dani Pedrosa coming home third.

Repsol Honda’s 21-year-old rider produced a gritty performance to take maximum points despite breaking his leg in preseason and missing the last two MotoGP tests.

Mar 23

MotoGP: Iannone Quickest As Crutchlow Crashes In Qatar Warm-Up

Andrea Iannone was quickest in the Qatar GP Warm-Up session. (Photo: Getty Images)

Andrea Iannone was quickest in the Qatar GP Warm-Up session. (Photo: Getty Images)

Pramac Racing’s Andrea Iannone may have qualified 11th on the grid for the Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar but he was the pace setter in Warm-Up at Losail on Sunday evening.

The Italian MotoGP sophomore was 0.054s quicker than his closest rival Aleix Espargaro (NGM Forward Racing), topping the timesheet with a 1:55.657s lap as night descended on the track ahead of tonight’s racing.

Live coverage of the Grand Prix of Qatar can be seen on FOX Sports 1 today (Sunday, March 23) at 2:30 p.m. ET. The race can also be streamed via the FOX Sports Go App.

Mar 23

F1: Briatore, Rossi Slam ‘New’ Formula 1 Era

MotoGP superstar Valentino Rossi found the Australian Grand Prix to be "boring." (Photo: Getty Images)

MotoGP superstar Valentino Rossi found the Australian Grand Prix to be “boring.” (Photo: Getty Images)

Former team boss Flavio Briatore has slammed the new face of Formula 1.

The 63-year-old Italian, absent from F1 in the wake of the ‘crashgate’ scandal, said he watched the Melbourne race last weekend and thought it was “disrespectful” to the spectators and television audience.

Mar 23

MotoGP: Grand Prix Commission Clarifies Regulations

Watch the MotoGP season opener Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Watch the MotoGP season opener Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

The Grand Prix Commission have updated the regulations of the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix.

The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Ignacio Verneda (FIM Executive Director, Sport), Herve Poncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA) in the presence of Javier Alonso (Dorna) and Mike Trimby (IRTA, Secretary of the meeting), in a meeting held on March 22 in Losail, made the following decisions:

Sporting Regulations – Effective Immediately

The Commission unanimously decided to make small modifications to the text of the decision made on March 18 concerning the MotoGP class. This was to explain more clearly the conditions under which a MotoGP class Manufacturer competing under Factory option regulations, but benefiting from certain concessions, would lose concessions based on race results.