Marc Marquez had to resist his natural instinct as fabulously fast risk-taker to secure his historic MotoGP World Championship in Valencia.
Marquez says that temptation almost got the better of him as he momentarily thought to engage title rival Jorge Lorenzo in a battle for victory in the championship deciding race.
But at a crucial point of the 30-lap race, Marquez elected to settle for third place and secure his place in the record books.Jorge Lorenzo, Marc Marquez, MotoGP, Valencia GP
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The folks at Bisimoto have tricked out and tuned up this “Power-Van” to boast an enormous 1,029 horsepower. It’s still your standard seven-passenger 2014 Honda Odyssey, but with a massive overhaul done to the powertrain.
The minivan has achieved the four-figure horsepower feat through a number of changes under the hood – including but not limited to – AEM electronics, an Infinity ECU, Arias pistons, Turbonetics BTZ7265 twin turbochargers, Bisimoto’s custom 360 degree oil cap, a cat-back exhaust system, Deatschwerks 2200cc injectors, an upgraded Magnafuel 750cc fuel pump, R&R custom steel rods, a wastegate and blowoff valve.Cars, Genesis Coupe, Honda, Hyundai, Odyssey, SEMA Show, Video
Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa wrapped up the 2013 MotoGP season with a 13th podium and with 300 points in third place in the standings, behind new World Champion Marc Marquez and runner-up Jorge Lorenzo.
Pedrosa also ended the Valencia race between Lorenzo and Marquez, after a 30 lap contest which saw him come under attack from outgoing champion Lorenzo – who tried to slow the front running group around the 4km Spanish track.Dani Pedrosa, Jorge Lorenzo, MotoGP, Valencia GP, Video
Force India sent an observer to a ‘filming day’ conducted this week by world champions Red Bull Racing.
Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport said Force India, the Silverstone based team, sent the observer because it suspects F1′s dominant team may be exploiting a loophole in the strict testing ban.Force India, Formula 1, Red Bull Racing