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Aug 20

Magnus Racing’s Unlucky Break At Kansas

Last weekend’s SFP Grand Prix at Kansas Speedway was a race to forget for , as their No. 44 Porsche was the victim of a freak incident that subsequently took drivers and out of the Rolex Sports Car Series GT championship lead.

A multi-car Daytona Prototype accident scattered debris across the infield road course with less than 90 minutes to go. With no visible yellow flags, Lally inadvertently plowed into the debris at nearly full speed, puncturing the Porsche’s radiator and requiring a nine-minute pit stop for repairs.

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Aug 20

Grand-Am Driver Passes Away

Photo Credit: Brian Cleary/GRAND-AM

Photo Credit: Brian Cleary/

, the son of the late founder of Miller Motorsports Park, Larry H. Miller, died Sunday at the age of 45. The unexpected death of Miller, announced today by his family, came just hours after competing in Saturday’s GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race at Kansas Speedway.

Miller, who was in his third year of GRAND-AM competition, teamed with Ian James for a 11th place finish in the GS class aboard their -prepared Ford Mustang last weekend.

The cause of death has not been released at this time.

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Aug 19

Rossi – MotoGP Title Race Still Open

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - AUGUST 15:  Valentino Rossi of Italy and Yamaha Factory Racing  speaks during the press conference pre-event during the MotoGp Red Bull U.S. Indianapolis Grand Prix - Previews at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on August 15, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Photo Credit: Mirco Lazzari gp/Bongarts/Getty Images

The world championship is still wide open with rookie sensation facing a big fight with fellow Spaniards and .

That’s according to seven-time world champion , who reckons Marquez is not guaranteed the title despite his clean sweep of the American races this season.

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Aug 19

Caterham targets early call over 2014 drivers

Giedo Van Der Garde (left) and Charles Pic (right) current Caterham team. (Photo: Getty Images)

(left) and (right) current team. (Photo: Getty Images)

Caterham has promised to make an early call over its 2014 driver lineup.

Regarding the current lineup, the team announced at last season’s Brazil finale that Charles Pic would be driving a green car in 2013.

And Giedo van der Garde was only unveiled as Frenchman Pic’s teammate in February this year — mere weeks before the championship began.

When asked about the 2014 lineup, boss Cyril Abiteboul told Brazil’s Totalrace: “We would like to decide earlier than we did this year.

“In a way, that it took so long (for 2013) did hurt us. And next year the understanding between team and driver will be so important with the new power unit.

“So we want to make sure we make the decision as early as possible so that we can learn everything that can be learned before the first test.

“We would like it to be set in September or October,” Abiteboul added.

Rookie Dutchman van der Garde’s place at Caterham is considered in doubt due to his performance in 2013 so far.

He told Telegraaf newspaper: “Important progression for any rookie is difficult at first, and now I’ve experienced it first-hand this season.

“But I’m sure that the trend for the last races will be upwards.

“It is still too early to talk about next year and all the rumors,” van der Garde insisted.

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Aug 19

Raikkonen not going to Red Bull – manager confirms

Kimi Raikkonen (left) and Sebastian Vettel (right) won't be teammates. (Photo: Getty Images)

(left) and (right) won’t be teammates. (Photo: Getty Images)

Kimi Raikkonen’s manager on Monday confirmed reports the 2007 world champion is no longer in the race to move to Red Bull in 2014.

Earlier, amid reports Daniel Ricciardo has been signed to replace the Le Mans-bound Mark Webber, Red Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko insisted he is “not nervous” Ferrari seems to have won the race for Raikkonen’s services next year.

“I’m not nervous,” the Austrian told Bild newspaper. “Don’t forget that we still have Sebastian Vettel.”

Speaking to Finnish newspaper Turun Sanomat on Monday, Raikkonen’s manager Steve Robertson admitted the current Lotus driver is not moving to Red Bull.

“The negotiations with Red Bull were not successful and ended some time ago,” he is quoted as saying.

Robertson did not mention whether Raikkonen would stay at Lotus in 2014 or return to Ferrari, but he admitted it is 99.9 per cent sure the 33-year-old will still be on the grid next year.

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