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Mar 15

F1: Bottas, Gutierrez Hit With Gearbox Penalties

Valtteri Bottas was an early race favorite, but now faces a five-place grid penalty. (Photo: Getty Images)

was an early race favorite, but now faces a five-place grid penalty. (Photo: Getty Images)

Valtteri Bottas and will both take five-place grid penalties in Australia after being forced to change their gearboxes.

All teams put their race gearboxes in for today, and both drivers suffered problems almost immediately having recorded only two laps apiece. Their teams have confirmed that they will need a change.

Under the 2014 rules, gearboxes are supposed to complete six consecutive Saturday/Sundays. Gearbox use remains free on Fridays.

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Mar 14

SX: 450SX Class Power Rankings After Daytona

Ryan Villopoto scored his fourth career Daytona Supercross victory last weekend. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

scored his fourth career victory last weekend. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

We’ve almost been waiting for the ball to drop that resulted in the kind of dominant ride that has not only made Ryan Villopoto a back-to-back-to-back champion, but also the most dominant rider on the planet. In Daytona, RV was in top form. It was his best ride of the season and the most convincing performance of the year thus far. All this doesn’t bode well for the likes of and , who now face a deficit of over one race in the standings. Villopoto is starting to find that groove that separates him from everyone else and he remains the frontrunner in the Power Rankings this week.

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Mar 14

SportsCars: Action Express Takes Twelve Hours Of Sebring Pole

Sebastien Bourdais wins pole for Saturday's 12 Hours of Sebring. (Photo: John Dagys)

wins pole for Saturday’s Twelve Hours of . (Photo: John Dagys)

Despite a Ford sweep in all four practice sessions, it will be a Corvette DP on the pole for Saturday’s 62nd Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring (10:00 a.m. ET, FOX Sports 1)

Fresh off victory in the season-opening Rolex 24 at , Sebastien Bourdais took his Action Express Racing Corvette DP to the top spot in qualifying Friday for the second round of the .

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Mar 14

F1: Disastrous Friday For Caterham In Australia

Marcus Ericsson (center) is in danger of missing the Australian Grand Prix. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

(center) is in danger of missing the Australian Grand Prix. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Fears over the complex nature of working on the 2014 cars were realized in Australia as both and Lotus saw their Friday running badly affected.

At Caterham, both and Marcus Ericsson ran only one installation lap in first practice. Because of the time required to fix the problem, the Japanese driver didn’t run at all in second practice. Meanwhile rookie Ericsson did one lap in each of the sessions and may not be allowed to start if he has more problems on Saturday and doesn’t set a proper qualifying time.

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Mar 14

SX: 250SX Class Power Rankings After Daytona

Blake Baggett (4) picked up his first of the season in Daytona, while teammate Adam Cianciarulo (46) finished second. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

(4) picked up his first win of the season in , while teammate (46) finished second. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

The Pro Circuit Kawasaki dominance continued in Daytona with the team’s second podium sweep of the season. With three different winners out east and a total of five different winners in the 250SX Class this season, Pro Circuit is entering uncharted territory for itself as a team as well as . Their East Region start has historic undertones and with his fourth consecutive top-two finish, the rookie Adam Cianciarulo continues to pace the Power Rankings this week.

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