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Mar 8

F1: Still No News On Whitmarsh’s Future

Martin Whitmarsh. (Photo: Getty Images)

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A week before the circus gathers in Melbourne for the 2014 opener, the fate of team boss Martin Whitmarsh is still not clear.

Team supremo Ron Dennis has replaced Whitmarsh as McLaren Group chief executive, Eric Boullier is effectively the new team principal, and it is believed 55-year-old Whitmarsh is not in the running to fill the newly-created role as Formula 1 CEO.

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Mar 8

SX: The Power Rankings – Indy 250SX Class

Rookie Adam Cianciarulo celebrates after picking up his second win of the season. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

Rookie celebrates after picking up his second win of the season. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

Every rider in the East Region is wishing they were on a Pro Circuit Kawasaki as the team moved to 3-0 to start the season and extended its 250SX winning streak to five races. Rookie superstar Adam Cianciarulo continues to exceed expectations, while continues to receive terrible luck. There’s very little separating these two at the top, but with two wins to his credit, AC’s got the edge.

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

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Mar 7

MotoGP: Aleix Espargaro Quickest As Qatar Test Gets Underway

Aleix Espargaro continues to show his quick pace during preseason testing. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

continues to show his quick pace during preseason testing. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

The first day of testing at saw Aleix Espargaro leading the way with an 1:55.386 best time towards the end of the evening at the desert circuit.

Just under two weeks before the season opening Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar commences this test sees 17 premier class riders making their final preparations for the forthcoming campaign, in the absence of the Ducati Team, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP and Repsol Honda outfits.

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Mar 7

F1: Pirelli Outlines Tire Test Schedule For Teams

Pirelli technician at work during preseason testing in Bahrain. (Photo: Getty Images)

technician at work during preseason testing in Bahrain. (Photo: Getty Images)

Pirelli has confirmed the tire testing schedule for the three in-season tests. The rules require each team to devote one of its six precious days to working for the Italian company.

The significance of the timing is that in theory when a team is tire testing, it is not working on developing its car.

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Mar 7

SX: The Holeshot – 22 Takeaways From Indy

Ryan Dungey picked up his first win of 2014 in Indianapolis. (Photo: Frank Hoppen)

picked up his first win of 2014 in . (Photo: Frank Hoppen)

Who would have thought that the track conditions inside a domed stadium would be more difficult than one outside? Well, so far in three visits to domed stadiums the riders of Monster Energy have had to compete on arguably the three most difficult tracks of the season. Last weekend in Indy proved to the one of the toughest tests of many riders’ career and fittingly enough, the race produced wild moments and a shakeup in the championship.

Each week, The Holeshot will provide 22 takeaways – a full starting gate – from the most recent round of action.

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