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Nov 7

MotoGP: Honda Racing Corporation Unveils RCV1000R For 2014

MotoGP: Honda Racing Corporation Unveils RCV1000R For 2014

The Honda RCV1000R Prototype machine will be used in the MotoGP “Open” Class. (Photo: Courtesy of Honda)

Today in Valencia, Honda Racing Corporation introduced the Honda RCV1000R prototype machine to be used from 2014 in the MotoGP “Open” Class (prototype machines with Magneti Marelli hardware and software, 24 liter tank and 12 engines per season). The goal of this new machine, which will be sold and not leased to the teams, is to compete in MotoGP with a reasonable budget.

Nov 7

F1: German Report Suggests Raikkonen May Regret Ferrari Return

F1: German Report Suggests Raikkonen May Regret Return To Ferrari

Kimi Raikkonen of Finland and Lotus retires from the race on lap one of the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Kimi Raikkonen might already be regretting his impending return to Ferrari, according to a pundit.

The Finn had a particularly bad-tempered weekend in Abu Dhabi, starting with his no-show on Thursday and ending with a rare first-lap crash and rapid return to the airport in flip-flops.

Nov 7

MotoGP: Hayden Talks Title Showdown In Valencia

MotoGP: Nicky Hayden On Title Showdown In Valencia GP

Ducati’s Nicky Hayden (right) of the United States rides through a corner during qualifying. (Photo: Getty Images)

America’s most recent MotoGP World Champion, Nicky Hayden, won the title in 2006 in a tension-filled final race showdown with Valentino Rossi.

Now it is the turn of Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez, both Spaniards and shooting for the crown on home turf in Sunday’s Valencia Grand Prix.

Nov 6

MotoGP: Ready For The Finale – Historic MotoGP Showdowns

MotoGP: Ready For The Finale – Historic MotoGP Showdowns

Repsol Honda Team Spanish rider Marc Marquez . (Photo: Getty Images)

Since the World Championship series was introduced in 1949, there have been 15 occasions on which the premier-class title has been decided at the final race of the year. Each was special in its own way.

1950 – Going to the final race of the year at his home race at Monza, Umberto Masetti – riding a four-cylinder Gilera – had a marginal lead in the championship over Geoff Duke, riding a single-cylinder Norton. Duke won the race, but Masetti did just enough by finishing second to clinch the title by a single point.