BUZZING
Jun 15

Live Blog: 82nd Running Of The 24 Hours Of Le Mans

Audi finishes 1-2 in the 82nd running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. (Photo: Getty Images)

Audi finishes 1-2 in the 82nd running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. (Photo: Getty Images)

UPDATE — AUDI EARNS 13TH TITLE AT LE MANS

Stay tuned to the 24 Hours of Le Mans live blog for up-to-date news and notes from the great endurance classic at the Circuit de la Sarthe.

Porsche Moves Into Lead As Audi Hits More Drama At Hour 21

The No. 20 Porsche has struggled with speed but has remained consistent and now leads. (Photo: John Dagys)

The No. 20 Porsche has struggled with speed but has remained consistent and now leads. (Photo: John Dagys)

Porsche has taken over the lead of the 24 Hours of Le Mans following drama for the No. 1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro in the 21st hour.

Race leader Tom Kristensen, seeking a record 10th overall win, ground to a halt on track with less than four hours to go. The Dane continued, made a scheduled fuel-only stop before pitting just a few laps later for a turbo change.

The stop, which cost the No. 1 Audi more than 17 minutes, handed the lead back to the No. 20 Porsche 919 Hybrid of Timo Bernhard, who now holds a 1:30 lead over the No. 2 Audi of Andre Lotterer.

Jun 14

MotoGP: Hayden denies retirement rumors

Nicky Hayden of USA and Drive M7 Aspar speaks with mechanic in box during MotoGp of Italy on May 30, 2014. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Nicky Hayden of USA and Drive M7 Aspar speaks with mechanic in box during MotoGP of Italy on May 30, 2014. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

American rider Nicky Hayden has laughed off unfounded rumors that he was intending to retire from MotoGP because of injury issues with his right hand and wrist.

Hayden has endured a tough couple of weeks, with surgery in Italy 10 days ago putting his presence in Sunday’s Catalunya Grand Prix in doubt.

Jun 14

MotoGP: Lorenzo tipped to win Catalunya GP by teammate Rossi

Yamaha Factory Racing motoGP's Spanish rider Jorge Lorenzo waves after the Moto GP qualifying session of the Catalunya Grand Prix at the Montmelo racetrack near Barcelona on June 14, 2014.    AFP PHOTO / JOSEP LAGO        (Photo credit should read JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images)

Jorge Lorenzo waves to his home crowd after qualifying second for Sunday’s Catalunya GP. (Photo: Josep Lago/Getty Images)

Valentino Rossi is boldly predicting that his Yamaha teammate Jorge Lorenzo has the potential to end Marc Marquez’s winning streak in Sunday’s Catalunya Grand Prix.

Marquez has won the opening six races of the season, and now faces massive pressure to deliver a seventh consecutive win in his home race in Barcelona. Yet, for this first time this season, Marquez made a mistake and crashed in qualifying, and will start third from the outside of the front row on Sunday.

Jun 14

Webber returns to Le Mans, targets strong finish with Porsche 919 Hybrid

Mark Webber has attempted the 24 Hours ofLe Mans twice before but has never made it to the finish. (Photo courtesy Porsche)

Mark Webber has attempted the 24 Hours of Le Mans twice before, but has never made it to the finish. (Photo courtesy Porsche)

Just three races into his FIA World Endurance Championship switch from Formula One, Mark Webber is high on life and revitalized with his fresh opportunity to race with Porsche’s new LMP1 program.

The Australian, now 38, had spent the last 12 seasons in F1, and the last seven with Red Bull Racing. Winning still occurred, but politics often dictated the direction more than outright performance.

Jun 14

Pedrosa on MotoGP pole as Marquez streak ends with crash

Dani Pedrosa of Spain and Repsol Honda Team rounds the bend during the MotoGp of Catalunya- Free Practice at Circuit de Catalunya on June 13, 2014 in Montmelo, Spain.  (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Dani Pedrosa rounds the bend during the MotoGP of Catalunya Free Practice at Circuit de Catalunya on June 13, 2014 in Montmelo, Spain. (Photo: Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Saturday afternoon’s Q2 at the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya ended with Dani Pedrosa securing pole position, ahead of Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez on row one for Sunday’s race – with Marquez suffering a late crash in the session.

At his home event, Pedrosa took his first pole since the 2013 Catalan Grand Prix with a 1:40.985s lap in the Barcelona-Catalunya heat and, in doing so, the Repsol Honda rider ended Marquez’ successive pole run.