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Oct 6

MotoGP: Winter Testing Dates Confirmed

Sepang will play host to two MotoGP test sessions in February. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sepang will play host to two test sessions in February. (Photo: Getty Images)

After the publishing of the 19-event 2014 MotoGP race calendar on Wednesday, the dates for winter testing have also been revealed.

As has been the case since the end of the 2012 campaign, the new season now officially begins on the day after the season-ending Grand Prix in Valencia. In a further change for 2014, there will be no inclusion of the Moto2 and Moto3 categories in the official Valencia post-race test, but instead three for days for the MotoGP riders from Monday 11th until Wednesday 13th November. Some teams involved in the intermediate and lightweight classes do, however, intend to carry out private test outings at Jerez (14-15 November) and Almeria (26-28 November).

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Oct 6

F1: Raikkonen Impresses With Podium Drive In Korea

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Lotus driver drives his car during the Formula One Korean Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Kimi Raikkonen enjoyed another good run to the podium in Korea, the Finn turning ninth on the grid into second place at the flag.

Crucially he got ahead of Lotus teammate just after the first safety car restart, and after that, the Frenchman was not able to find a way back past.

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Oct 6

WRC: Ogier Celebrates Title By Winning Rally France

Sebastien Ogier and his co-driver Julien Ingrassia steer their Volkswagen Polo R WRC during the fourth day of France's WRC Rally. (Photo: Getty Images)

and his co-driver Julien Ingrassia steer their Volkswagen Polo R during the fourth day of France’s Rally. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastien Ogier celebrated his world title by winning the Rally France on Sunday while nine-time world champion ’s last race ended in a crash.

Ogier took the overall lead by winning the three morning stages before containing his rivals in the three afternoon stages. The Frenchman clinched the world title on Thursday when of Belgium failed to win the power stage.

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Oct 6

F1: Webber’s Korean GP Effort Goes Up In Flames

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’s burnt car is lifted from the track after catching fire during the Korean Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

As his teammate was drenched in champagne, and unconvincingly downplayed the assumption he is assured of a fourth-successive Formula One title, Red Bull’s Mark Webber sat disconsolately in the garage and reflected upon yet another chapter in his story of extraordinary bad luck.

The Australian has shown a repeated knack throughout his career for being in the wrong place at the wrong time, even spawning a Facebook page titled `Why is Mark Webber so unlucky’, and Sunday’s Korean Grand Prix may well have been the most remarkable example yet.

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Oct 6

F1: Vettel Wins Third Straight Korean Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel celebrates in parc ferme after winning the Korean Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

celebrates in parc ferme after winning the Korean Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel’s relentless push toward a seemingly inevitable fourth-straight Formula One drivers’ championship continued with a victory at the Korean Grand Prix on Sunday.

Even two safety-car periods, the emergence of a truck on the circuit mid-race and the incineration of his teammate’s car were not enough to put off the German, who made it a hat-trick of wins in Korea, and a fourth successive victory overall.

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