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Aug 30

EXCLUSIVE: 8Star Planning For Dual DP/P2 Program

EXCLUSIVE: 8Star Planning For Dual DP/P2 Program

Photo: John Dagys

With the much-talked about DP/P2 Balance of Performance yet to be finalized, Enzo Potolicchio is preparing to hedge his bets in 8Star Motorsports’ Prototype class title bid for next year’s United SportsCar Racing series.

SPEED.com has learned the Florida-based squad is finalizing plans to field a P2 car alongside its Corvette DPs next year, which would see its lead driver pairing swap between cars on a race-by-race basis, depending on the best-suited package for each specific track.

Aug 30

What To Watch: Your Weekend Racing Television Schedule

Weekend What to Watch

Marc Marquez of Spain leads the pack followed by Jorge Lorenzo (Photo: Getty Images)

Friday, August 30th

FIA World Touring Car Championship | Argentina (SPEED2)

GT Open | England (SPEED2)

Saturday, August 31st

Australian V8 Supercars | Hidden Valley (SPEED2)

8:40a – MotoGP World Championship | British Grand Prix Qualifying (SPEED2)

11:30a – Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt | Wheatland (FOX Sports 2)

1:00p – Australian V8 Supercars | Winton (FOX Sports 2)

Aug 30

Rahal Scheduled To Test On Indy Road Course

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Graham Rahal will drive an IndyCar Series car Wednesday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course as part of a test designed to see if the infield road is suited for an open wheel race in the future.

Adding a second race to the schedule at IMS would follow one of the recommendations from a report a consulting group the series hired to evaluate business operations.

Aug 30

Lorenzo Sets Pace On First Day At Silverstone

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Photo Credit: Getty Images

 

Jorge Lorenzo hasn’t captured a win since mid-June, and has since dropped to third in the standings, 44 points behind championship leader Marc Marquez.

On Friday, it looked as if Lorenzo was back in top form as he set a blazing lap of 2:02.734, two tenths quicker than Marquez.

Championship contender Dani Pedrosa trailed in third followed by 2012 pole-sitter Alvaro Bautista. Valentino Rossi, who has captured three premier class wins at Silverstone, rounded out the top five.

Aug 30

Marquez Tops Opening Silverstone Practice

MotoGP.com

MotoGP.com

The British round of the World Championship is being run later this year, having been shifted from its previous June date to a new August/September slot. There were spots of rain in the preceding Moto3 session, but the track remained completely dry for the premier class runners. Marc Marquez topped the timesheets with 2’03.816, two tenths up on both Jorge Lorenzo and Cal Crutchlow as teammate Dani Pedrosa and GO&FUN Honda Gresini’s Alvaro Bautista completed the top five. Lorenzo’s teammate Valentino Rossi was sixth, having moved up on his final lap of the 45-minute session.