Franchitti amassed 31 Indy car wins – including three Indy 500 victories – and four IndyCar championships before his racing career was cut short by injuries suffered in a crash at the Houston Grand Prix.Chip Ganassi Racing, Dario Franchitti, IndyCar, Video
Marc Marquez, Pol Espargaro and Maverick Viñales traveled to Madrid on Thursday as the three Spanish World Champions of the MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 classes of the World Championship received congratulations from Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.
Praising the riders for their ‘hard work and dedication’ in a season that saw Spaniards clinch all three World Championship titles for their respective Repsol Honda Team, Tuenti HP 40 and Team Calvo outfits, Rajoy labelled the trio as ‘absolutely unbeatable’.Marc Marquez, Maverick Vinales, Moto2, Moto3, MotoGP, Pol Espargaro
On Lap 11 of the 28-lap race, Premat lost control and veered off the circuit – sliding helplessly across the grass – before re-entering the racing line and colliding with Courtney. The rear of Premat’s car slammed into Courtney’s driver side door, lifting both cars off the ground.Alexandre Premat, James Courtney, Phillip Island, Sports Cars, V8 Supercars, Video
Sebastian Vettel was fastest on a wet Interlagos track to take pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix on Saturday and be in prime position for another record-setting performance.
In Formula 1′s season-ender on Sunday, Vettel can equal Michael Schumacher’s 2004 mark of 13 victories in a year and match the record of nine consecutive wins by Alberto Ascari in 1952-53.
The Red Bull driver, who wrapped up a fourth straight F1 title long ago, was more than half a second ahead of Nico Rosberg of Mercedes in treacherous conditions in a rain-delayed qualifying session.Brazilian GP, Fernando Alonso, Formula 1, Interlagos, Nico Rosberg, Romain Grosjean, Sebastian Vettel
Mark Webber of Red Bull was fastest on a wet track in the final practice before qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix on Saturday.Brazilian GP, Formula 1, Heikki Kovalainen, Interlagos, Mark Webber, Romain Grosjean