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Feb 16

MotoGP: Suzuki Pleased With Technical Progress

Randy de Puniet completed 238 laps at the Sepang 1 test. (Photo: Getty Images)

completed 238 laps at the 1 test. (Photo: Getty Images)

The Test Team was back in action as testing resumed at the Sepang International Circuit last week. For Randy de Puniet and the squad, the focus on this occasion was the spec Magneti Marelli ECU hardware.

Ahead of Suzuki’s MotoGP return in 2015, it began testing last year with an ECU supplied by fellow Japanese company Mitsubishi. However, with 2014 marking the season from which every bike in the field must run ECU hardware supplied by Dorna Sports and Magneti Marelli, Suzuki began testing the spec device in Malaysia last week.

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Feb 16

SX: Stewart Wins Back-To-Back With Impressive Arlington Performance

James Stewart dominated in Arlington. (Photo: Simon Cudby)

dominated in . (Photo: Simon Cudby)

Yoshimura ’s James Stewart picked up his second consecutive Monster Energy victory Saturday night at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Stewart, a two-time series champion, moved past for the lead on Lap 3 and controlled the pace to claim his 47th career victory – one shy of tying Ricky Carmichael for second on the all-time 450SX Class wins list.

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Feb 16

SX: Cianciarulo Grabs Maiden Victory In Supercross Debut

Adam Cianciarulo celebrates the first 250SX Class win of his career. (Photo: Simon Cudby)

celebrates the first 250SX Class win of his career. (Photo: Simon Cudby)

STEWART WINS BACK-TO-BACK 450 CLASS RACES

17-year-old Adam Cianciarulo picked up his first career 250SX victory in his Monster Energy debut Saturday night.

The Pro Circuit Kawasaki young gun kicked off the Eastern Regional 250SX Class Championship by leading 12 laps en route to a main event win at AT&T Stadium in , Texas.

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Feb 15

SX: Five Things To Know – Round 7 In Arlington

Ken Roczen is your fastest qualifier in Arlington. (Photo: Frank Hoppen / Supercrossonline.com)

is your fastest qualifier in . (Photo: Frank Hoppen / Supercrossonline.com)

Here are five things you need to know about round seven of the Monster Energy Championship in Arlington, Texas:

ROCZEN FASTEST 450 QUALIFIER

After two timed sessions, Ken Roczen emerged as the fastest rider in the 450SX Class. The rookie jumped to the top spot on his final lap with a with a time of 45.469, one tenth of a second quicker than . Behind Stewart was reigning Champion , and Justin Brayton. 2010 Champion qualified sixth followed the RCH Racing duo of Josh Hill and Broc Tickle. Andrew Short and Eli Tomac rounded out the top 10.

REED WILL NOT RACE

Chad Reed will not race in Arlington due to the injuries he sustained in a crash last weekend in San Diego. Reed confirmed the news via his Twitter account, stating that his shoulder “popped out” during the second and final timed session. He immediately left the stadium to get an MRI and additional x-rays.

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Feb 15

MotoGP: Abraham Requiring More Rehab On Shoulder

Returning to the track for the start of 2014 preseason testing at Sepang, Karel Abraham was shocked to discover that he remained in significant pain. (Photo: Getty Images)

Returning to the track for the start of 2014 preseason testing at , was shocked to discover that he remained in significant pain. (Photo: Getty Images)

Karel Abraham is not expected to be back to optimum fitness by the time preseason testing resumes in Malaysia at the end of the month, although the Czech does hope to return to full health for the following Qatar test in early March.

The Cardion AB Motoracing rider damaged his left shoulder in a free practice crash ahead of last year’s Indianapolis Grand Prix. As a result of this, he underwent surgery in October and missed seven of the last nine races in 2013.

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