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Sep 12

Rossi: ‘Assen Made Up For Two Years Of Disappointment’

Rossi: ‘Assen made up for two years of disappointment’

Italy’s celebrates on the podium after winning the Dutch in . (Photo: Getty Images)

In order to discuss his return to Factory Racing, Valentino Rossi began by explaining his departure from the Team following two winless years with the marque.

“It would have been very nice to win with Ducati,” Rossi said. “I didn’t expect it to be so difficult. I gave it 100 percent, but it wasn’t to be. These things happen. The difficult part was knowing it was two years.

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At the end of the first I realized there was no chance, but knew I would have to go through a second year knowing I wouldn’t be able to fight for good positions. That was complicated. It was very difficult to find any motivation and to try and stay focused. In the end, you don’t enjoy your 18 MotoGP races if you are traveling the world, but knowing you can’t fight for what you want. When things are like that, it is quite difficult…

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Sep 12

Yamaha Will Race F1-Style Gearbox At Misano

Jorge Lorenzo

rides his around Luffield Corner during the race at Silverstone. (Photo: Getty Images)

Jorge Lorenzo’s increasingly desperate defense of his MotoGP world championship will receive a boost with the arrival of Yamaha’s F1-style seamless shift gearbox for Sunday’s .

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After an agonizing wait and strident pleas from Lorenzo and , the new gearbox will be fitted to both factory Yamahas from Friday’s free practice sessions at Misano.

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Sep 12

Losing Kimi, Lotus F1 Wins The Internet

In what has already been an active week of commentary for motorsports, the announcement of ’s departure from Team Lotus to re-partner with has certainly taken the marquee spot in the world of .

However, the collective at Team Lotus have managed to maintain a sense of humor throughout while still speaking to the loss of Raikkonen to their program. Over the past 24 hours, the progression of tweets coming from Lotus are simply brilliant. Read more to see how Team Lotus won the internet with a sense of humor.  

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Sep 12

Breaking: Five-Year Partnership For TUDOR United SportsCar Championship

Breaking: Five-Year Partnership For TUDOR United SportsCar Championship

Ground-breaking five-year partnership solidifies future of . (Image: Courtesy of TUDOR and )

The International Motor Sports Association () announced Thursday that TUDOR — an innovative and retro-chic brand — has been named entitlement partner for the next five years of what now will be known as the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. The announcement this morning precedes TUDOR’s official U.S. launch this evening during New York Fashion Week.

“The 2014 season will feature the rebirth and revitalization of sports car racing in North America, and therefore it’s the ideal time to introduce a premium watch brand like TUDOR to our U.S. fans and partners, as well as further solidify our relationship with the international motorsports community,” said IMSA CEO Ed Bennett. “This is a natural progression of the fantastic relationship we’ve cherished for decades with our partners at Rolex.

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Sep 11

Kanaan Considering Options For Next Season

Kanaan Considering Options For Next Season

pours the victory milk over his head in May as he celebrates winning the IZOD Series’ 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 at . (Photo: Getty Images)

Tony Kanaan wants to stay in IndyCar, but if he doesn’t have a ride, the Indianapolis 500 champion said he’ll look elsewhere for a place to race, even if that means moving to .

The Brazilian, whose contract with KV Racing ends this year, visited last week.

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