Feb 4

MotoGP: Nicky Hayden Begins Sepang Testing With Honda

Nicky Hayden of the Drive M7 Aspar team begins 2014 MotoGP testing at Sepang circuit. (Photo: Courtesy of Drive M7 Aspar)

of the team participates in testing at Sepang circuit. (Photo: Courtesy of Drive M7 Aspar)

For 2014, Nicky Hayden is one of four riders to be piloting the all-new RCV1000R customer bike. The 2006 World Champion continued to adapt to the machine as the Sepang Official MotoGP test started on Tuesday.

American Hayden completed Day 1 in 17th position as he continued his apprenticeship with the Drive M7 Aspar team.

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Feb 4

Cars: Adult-Size Cozy Coupe Hits The Road

A 'childhood' custom hits the road. (Photo: Courtesy of

A ‘childhood’ custom hits the road. (Photo: Courtesy of

It may be bigger, but it’s still pretty cute.

A custom car shop in England has built a street-legal, motorized replica of the classic Little Tikes Cozy Coupe toy car, The Sunday Times reports.

Starting with a wrecked Daewoo Matiz (also sold as the Chevy Spark and itself a very tiny car,) the folks at Attitude Autos sawed it in half and shorted it, removed the rear doors, and reworked the body to look just like the original, down to its yellow roof and single driver’s side door, although it did retain the donor car’s two-abreast seating.

As reported on Autos Section –

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Feb 4

MotoGP: Rossi Relieved To Solve Braking Issues

Yamaha Factory Racing's Italian rider Valentino Rossi takes a corner during the first MotoGP pre-season testing session at the Sepang circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

’s Valentino Rossi takes a corner during the first preseason test at the Sepang Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Valentino Rossi was pleased for two key reasons on Tuesday, as he finished the first day of the Sepang MotoGP test in second place as well as rectifying braking issues that plagued the nine-time World Champion in 2013.

Rossi shot up to second place on the timesheets during the final half hour of running time, with the Yamaha Factory Racing rider ending proceedings second only to Repsol Team’s World Champion Marc Marquez.

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Feb 4

F1: Report Suggests Ecclestone Devised ‘Double Points’ To Help Ferrari

Ferrari boss, Luca di Montezemolo.  (Photo: Steven Tee/LAT Photographic)

president stands by in the F1 paddock. (Photo: Steven Tee/LAT Photographic)

Luca di Montezemolo agreed behind closed doors that the controversial ‘double points’ innovation is necessary for Formula One.

That is the claim of F1 chief executive , despite Ferrari president Montezemolo having claimed on record that he is opposed to the unpopular idea.

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Feb 4

MotoGP: Pedrosa Satisfied After ‘Fun’ Opening Day

Dani Pedrosa of Spain and Repsol Honda Team heads down a straight during Day One at the MotoGP Tests in Sepang. (Photo: Getty Images)

of Spain and Team heads down a straight during Day One of testing in Sepang. (Photo: Getty Images)

Dani Pedrosa was content following the first day of this week’s Sepang MotoGP test, finishing third quickest on Tuesday afternoon.

The 2013 Malaysian Grand Prix winner ended proceedings inside the top three, jumping ahead of ’s Jorge Lorenzo in the dying minutes of the session as Repsol Team partner Marc Marquez remained quickest.

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