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Mar 9

F1: Paddock To Celebrate ‘Popular’ Williams Martini Racing Revival

(Left-right) Drivers Susie Wolff, Valtteri Bottas, Felipe Massa and Felipe Nasr pose with the new Williams Mercedes FW36 during the Williams F1 Team Launch. (Photo: Getty Images)

(Left-right) Drivers Susie Wolff, Valtteri Bottas, Felipe Massa and Felipe Nasr pose with the new Williams Mercedes FW36 during the Williams F1 Team Launch. (Photo: Getty Images)

If Williams is a force in 2014, almost the entire paddock will celebrate the return of a Formula 1 great.

The newly Mercedes-powered team, having once dominated the sport but not won a title since 1997, has looked a dark horse contender for 2014 during preseason testing.

Mar 8

SX: Villopoto Races To Fourth Career Daytona Supercross Victory

Ryan Villopoto. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

Ryan Villopoto picked up his third win of the season. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

Ryan Villopoto led wire-to-wire Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway to earn his fourth career 450SX Monster Energy Supercross class victory at the famed track.

The three-time defending series champion passed fellow Kawasaki rider Dean Wilson on the opening lap and went on to lead all 20 laps, winning by a margin of 12.632 seconds over Ken Roczen.

Mar 8

SX: Baggett Leads Pro Circuit Kawasaki Podium Sweep In Daytona

Blake Baggett. (Photo: Frank Hoppen)

Blake Baggett. (Photo: Frank Hoppen)

VILLOPOTO WINS FOURTH CAREER DAYTONA SUPERCROSS

Blake Baggett raced to his first 250SX Eastern Regional Supercross victory of the season Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona, Fla.

After moving into the lead on Lap 2, Baggett proved to be the dominant rider by leading the remaining 14 laps and winning by a 16.7-second margin.

Mar 8

MotoGP: Bautista Moves Ahead On Day Two Of Qatar Testing

Alvaro Bautista is seen testing at Losail International Circuit in Qatar. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Alvaro Bautista is seen testing at Losail International Circuit in Qatar. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

GO&FUN Honda Gresini’s Alvaro Bautista led day two of the MotoGP Qatar test, his best time of 1:55.194 putting him 0.314s ahead of his closest rival.

The Spanish rider, who was also on the pace last week in Sepang testing, worked with his team to overcome the front end problems he experienced at the desert circuit in 2013. He completed 55 laps on his Honda RC213V on Saturday and will aim to stay ahead of the pack on Sunday.

Mar 8

SX: The Power Rankings – Indy 450SX Class

Ryan Villopoto holds a 23-point lead over Ryan Dungey (not pictured). (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

Ryan Villopoto holds a 23-point lead over Ryan Dungey (not pictured). (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

It’s been a tough road thus far, but Ryan Dungey finally broke through for his first win of the season in Indy. The new winner was the fifth different rider to stand atop the podium this season, but following a wild night in Indy both the championship and Power Rankings experienced a bit of a shakeup. One thing that has stayed constant throughout the 2014 season is Ryan Villopoto, who’s back on top the rankings.

Each week, The Power Rankings will recognize the movers and shakers in Monster Energy Supercross.