BUZZING
Aug 16

Marquez Comes Out Swinging

Marquez Comes Out Swinging

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MotoGP World Championship leader Marc Marquez picked right up where he left off prior to the season’s summer break — on top of the world.

The 20-year-old rookie comes into the Red Bull Indianapolis GP with the points lead and riding two consecutive race wins. The Repsol Honda ace earned those victories while preseason title favorites Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa were ruled out and later hindered by broken collarbones, so this weekend’s meeting after a month-long break should be a bit more telling in terms of exactly where everyone stands as the season enters its second half.

While one sessions does not make a weekend, any thoughts that Marquez would back down now were quickly swatted away by the gifted youngster who boasts a full 0.3-second advantage in FP1, logging a fast time of 1:40.781.

Aug 16

Sao Paulo WEC Grid Taking Shape

LE MANS- Sao Paulo WEC Grid Taking Shape

Photo Credit: John Dagys

An updated provisional entry list for the 6 Hours of São Paulo has been released with some of the teams confirming their driver line ups for the race on Sunday 1 September. Twenty-eight cars, two more than for the inaugural 6 Hours of São Paulo in 2012, have been entered for the South American round of the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Brazil’s Bruno Senna will now be joined in the LMGTE Pro No. 99 Aston Martin Racing Vantage V8 by Rob Bell after the British driver was confirmed by the team. The team mates for the other Brazilian driver Fernando Rees remain unchanged with Julien Canal and Patrick Bornhauser sharing the driving duties in the No. 50 Larbre Competition Chevrolet Corvette.

The final member of the Rebellion Racing Lola-Toyota driver line up in LMP1 will be Mathias Beche, the Swiss driver joining Nicolas Prost and Nick Heidfeld in their attempt to secure an overall podium against the mighty Audi and Toyota teams.

Aug 15

Utah National Statistical Report

AMA MX: Utah National Statistical Report

Photo Credit: – Simon Cudby

Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing

Series Statistical Report
Built Ford Tough Utah National
Miller Motorsports Park – Tooele, Utah – August 17

Hosted by Tooele’s state-of-the-art Miller Motorsports Park, the Built Ford Tough Utah National will be the first professional outdoor motocross event to be held in the state of Utah since 1973.

Since opening in 2006, Miller Motorsports Park has ascended into a premier road racing facility while continually expanding to include additional amenities for other various forms of motorsports.

The inaugural Utah National will take place on a brand-new, state-of-the-art motocross track constructed in the northeast corner of Miller Motorsports Park’s East Road Course.

Aug 15

Maximizing Mid-Ohio, Waiting For Baltimore

Jack Hawksworth landed on the podium at Mid-Ohio, but wasn't overly pleased to miss out on the win.

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Well, that was an interesting weekend at Mid-Ohio to say the very least, and with almost a month to our next Firestone Indy Lights Race, we’re left sitting and waiting to get back to the action.

Mid-Ohio for me began on Thursday morning as I made the four-hour drive from Indianapolis with my manager Chris. We arrived in the early afternoon, watched the USF2000 boys and then walked the circuit before transferring to the hotel for an early night.

On Friday, we had a one-hour practice session to dial the car into the track and get back into a rhythm around what has to be one of the best road courses in America. We rolled out instantly with good pace and spent most of the session turning in very fast laps. Despite not being entirely happy with the balance, we ended up feeling very comfortable with our speed and confident we had plenty more on-tap when required. A great start to the weekend.

Aug 15

Lorenzo, Pedrosa, Spies Talk Recovery

Jorge Lorenzo, Dani Pedrosa, and Ben Spies are hoping to come out swinging with some time to mend now behind them.

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PROGRAMMING NOTE: The Red Bull Indianapolis GP will air LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Sunday, August 18 in a four-hour programming block that starts at 11:00am ET.

The Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix got underway today as a star-studded press conference saw proceedings kick-off at the infamous Brickyard. Repsol Honda Team’s championship leading rookie Marc Marquez was joined by teammate Dani Pedrosa, Yamaha Factory Racing duo Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi, Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s Cal Crutchlow, LCR Honda MotoGP’s Stefan Bradl, as well as Ignite Pramac Racing’s Ben Spies, who makes his long-awaited return from injury.

Crutchlow, whose switch to the Ducati Team for 2014 was announced during the summer break, was the center of attention for the gathered press. He commented: “After Laguna we decided that we were going to stay in America and take a break here, but it wasn’t too much of a break. We had a busy first week and then we obviously released that I’ll be riding for Ducati next year. Really pleased and it was nice to get that done, we can settle for the rest of the year now and see how that goes. Yes there are pros and cons for everything. The most difficult thing was making the phone call to Herve. It was quite an emotional phone call. It was a difficult decision to make but I am pleased to secure my future.”