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Mar 5

MotoGP: Lorenzo Sets Fastest Time Of Week As Australia Test Concludes

Jorge Lorenzo of Yamaha Factory Racing on the final day of Phillip Island testing (Photo: MotoGP/Bruno Silverii)

of Yamaha Factory Racing on the final day of Phillip Island testing (Photo: /Bruno Silverii)

On his penultimate lap of the Phillip Island tire safety test Jorge Lorenzo set the best time of the three day visit with a late 1:29.068 best effort.

In the absence of injured World Champion Marc Marquez, recovering from a broken leg in Spain, Yamaha Factory Racing’s Lorenzo dominated the Australian test posting the top time on all three days.

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Mar 5

F1: Concerned Red Bull Asks Toro Rosso Team For Help

German driver Sebastian Vettel (R), of Infiniti Red Bull Racing team, and mechanics push his car after a breakdown on March 1, 2014 during a four-day pre-season Formula One testing in Bahrain. (Photo: Getty Images)

German driver (R), of Infiniti Racing team, and mechanics push his car after a breakdown on March 1, 2014 during a four-day pre-season Formula One testing in Bahrain. (Photo: Getty Images)

Red Bull’s early-season technical crisis is plumbing new depths, with news the reigning world champions are calling upon junior team for help.

Italy’s authoritative Autosprint reports that Red Bull has asked the Faenza based sister team for assistance on the all-new ‘brake by wire’ technology, which is tied in with the highly-sophisticated ‘ERS’ systems.

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Mar 4

F1: Alonso Believes Massa Will Be A ‘Strong Rival’ In 2014

Brazilian Felipe Massa, of Williams F1 team, drives his car on March 1, 2014 during a four-day pre-season Formula One testing at Bahrain's Sakhir circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Brazilian , of Williams F1 team, drives his car on March 1, 2014 during a four-day pre-season Formula One testing at Bahrain’s Sakhir circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

has tipped his departed Ferrari teammate Felipe Massa to be a “strong rival” in 2014.

After eight years in red, Brazilian Massa’s move to the once-great British team Williams was seen as a clearly backwards step for the 11-time grand prix winner.

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Mar 4

MotoGP: Rossi Pleased With Bridgestone Tires During Testing

Valentino Rossi of Italy and Yamaha Factory Racing during the MotoGP Tests in Phillip Island - Day Two. (Photo: Getty Images)

of Italy and Yamaha Factory Racing during the Tests in Phillip Island – Day Two. (Photo: Getty Images)

Valentino Rossi is confident that Bridgestone should now be in a decision to choose a Phillip Island-specific tire for this year’s race, even though one day of tire-based testing still remains at Phillip Island this week.

On Tuesday, the second of three days of this week’s test, Rossi focused more on comparing various tires of rubber en route to fourth position on the timesheet.

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