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Jun 7

F1: Rosberg Pips Hamilton For Canadian GP Pole

Nico Rosberg beat Lewis Hamilton in a thrilling qualifying session to take pole for Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nico Rosberg beat Lewis Hamilton in a thrilling qualifying session to take pole for Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

For the third straight Formula One grand prix, Mercedes teammates and championship leaders Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton will line up side-by-side in the front row of the starting grid.

If all goes as expected, they will finish in the top two again as well.

The dominant team on the circuit — winning all six races, with five second-place finishes as well — Mercedes claimed the top two starting spots for the Canadian Grand Prix in qualifying on Saturday. Rosberg, the points leader, earned the pole, and Hamilton will be next to him at the start of Sunday’s race.

Jun 7

MotoGP: Suzuki Concludes Phillip Island Test

Randy de Puniet tests at Phillip Island. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Randy de Puniet tests at Phillip Island. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

The Suzuki MotoGP team concluded its three-day test at Phillip Island in Australia on Thursday after rain and less-than-perfect track conditions hampered much of the progress the riders and technicians hoped to make.

Test rider Randy de Puniet was joined by Voltcom Crescent Suzuki World Superbike rider Eugene Laverty for the first two days, with the latter unfortunately suffering a crash early on the first day due to the slippery and damp conditions. However the Irishman was able to complete 37 laps on Wednesday despite inclement weather that halted much of the testing on every day; and which included a large amount of geese on the circuit obstructing every session.

Jun 7

IndyCar Preview: Saturday Showdown Under The Texas Lights

A new aerodynamic package and tire degradation makes Saturday night's Texas race a fascinating showdown. (Photo: Getty Images)

A new aerodynamic package and tire degradation makes Saturday night’s Texas race a fascinating showdown. (Photo: Getty Images)

It used to be easy to pick a favorite for an IndyCar race because the power teams such as Team Penske, Target/Chip Ganassi Racing and Andretti Autosport.

It’s getting increasingly difficult to forecast a favorite, however, because the depth of the Verizon IndyCar Series field has increased and a new aerodynamic package along with Firestone tires that quickly degrade over the course of a fuel run has made Saturday night’s Firestone 600 a race of comers and goers.

Jun 7

SportsCars: RSR’s Cumming Takes Surprise Pole At Kansas

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Chris Cumming won the pole for Saturday’s Grand Prix of Kansas. (Photo: IMSA)

Chris Cumming has secured the Prototype Challenge pole position in qualifying for Saturday’s Grand Prix of Kansas, which featured an abnormal qualifying format compared to most other TUDOR United SportsCar Championship rounds.

Per the event supplementary regulations, each team’s Silver or Bronze-rated driver qualified, and will race in race one of the two 45-minute segments on Saturday evening. The Gold or Platinum-rated driver takes over for Saturday’s second 45-minute race.

Jun 7

IndyCar: Power On Pole In Texas, Castroneves Expects Tougher Race

Will Power will lead the field to green in Saturday night's IndyCar Series showdown at Texas Motor Speedway. (Photo: Getty Images)

Will Power will lead the field to green in Saturday night’s IndyCar Series showdown at Texas Motor Speedway. (Photo: Getty Images)

Will Power is thinking only about racing, not points. Helio Castroneves is focusing on what he needs to do each day.

Those similar philosophies are working quite well for the Team Penske drivers, who are 1-2 in season points and trying to get Roger Penske his first IndyCar season title since 2006.