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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)

rounds the bend during the of Free Practice at Circuit de 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 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 rider ended Marquez’ successive pole run.

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Jun 13

Video: McNish discusses being grand marshal/Le Mans retirement

is known by many in the racing world for his three victories at the 24 Hours of , winning as recently as just last year.

Yet the former racing driver has recently taken a step back from motor racing, spending a lot of his time at the track entertaining the masses with his commentary. For this year’s running of the , however, he’ll find himself in quite a different role yet again, behind the wheel of the pace car as he leads the field down to the green.

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Jun 13

Different roles for Taylor brothers at Le Mans

(L-R) Jordan and Ricky Taylor gear up for this weekend's 82nd running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. (Photo: John Dagys)

(L-R) Jordan and Ricky Taylor gear up for this weekend’s 82nd running of the . (Photo: John Dagys)

Fresh off their first professional win together as co-drivers, brothers Ricky and Jordan Taylor have taken different paths in quest of achieving glory in the world’s biggest endurance race.

It’s been a whirlwind month for the second-generation racers, who took over the points lead in Detroit, then immediately jetted off to for the test day, before returning to Circuit de la Sarthe this week for the 24 Hours of .

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Jun 13

Aleix Espargaro paces MotoGP Friday practice

Aleix Espargaro used the softer tire and cooler temperatures in the Friday morning practice session to pace the day in front of his home crowd. (Photo courtesy MotoGP.com)

used the softer tire and cooler temperatures in the Friday morning practice session to pace the day in front of his home crowd. (Photo courtesy .com)

Friday afternoon’s MotoGP™ FP2 at the Gran Premi Monster Energy de ended with setting the pace, as Stefan Bradl and joined him in the top three. Yet it was Aleix Espargaro who wound up being Friday’s fastest rider overall, courtesy of an FP1 hot lap.

Monster Yamaha Tech3’s Smith set his best time of the afternoon with the track temperatures reaching over 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit), his 1:42.123 lap well over a second quicker than he had gone in the morning.

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