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May 30

MotoGP: Marquez Fastest On Wet Friday At Mugello

Marc Marquez set the fastest time on Friday at Mugello Circuit. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Marc Marquez set the fastest time on Friday at Mugello Circuit. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

As the premier class action on the opening day of the 2014 Gran Premio d’Italia TIM concluded at Mugello, light rain restricted the riders’ activity – with Marc Marquez fastest on Friday courtesy of his FP1 best time.

Some late timed laps in FP2 for the MotoGP riders saw Ducati Team’s test rider and wild card this weekend Michele Pirro top with a 2:05.435 in the mixed conditions, with only Nicky Hayden (Drive M7 Aspar), Alvaro Bautista (GO&FUN Honda Gresini) and Hiroshi Aoyama (Drive M7 Aspar) joining him on a relatively meaningless afternoon timesheet.

May 30

Simoncelli Honored As MotoGP Legend

Marco Simoncelli tragically lost his life on Oct. 23, 2011. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Marco Simoncelli tragically lost his life on Oct. 23, 2011. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Italian rider Marco Simoncelli was posthumously inducted into the Hall of Fame as a MotoGP Legend on Friday at Mugello Circuit.

The 2008 250cc World Champion tragically lost his life on Oct. 23, 2011, at the Sepang circuit following a crash on the second lap of the MotoGP race.

The Italian rider gained millions of fans worldwide with his charisma, ability and racing style, and in addition to becoming a World Champion he amassed 15 pole positions, 31 podiums and 14 victories across the three Grand Prix classes. ‘SuperSic’ is fondly remembered by the MotoGP community.

May 30

TV Schedule: MotoGP at Mugello, Doubleheader in Detroit & NASCAR at Dover

Round 6 of the MotoGP World Championship will air on Sunday at 7:00 a.m. ET. (Photo: Getty Images)

Round 6 of the MotoGP World Championship will air on Sunday at 7:00 a.m. ET. (Photo: Getty Images)

Friday, May 30

11:00 a.m. ET – NASCAR Sprint Cup Practice | Dover (FOX Sports 1)
12:30 p.m. ET – NASCAR Trucks Practice | Dover (FOX Sports 1)
2:00 p.m. ET – NASCAR Nationwide Practice | Dover (FOX Sports 1)
3:30 p.m. ET – NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying | Dover (FOX Sports 1)
5:30 p.m. ET – NASCAR Trucks Race | Dover (FOX Sports 1)
9:00 p.m. ET – Monster Jam | Tampa (FOX Sports 1)

Saturday, May 31

9:30 a.m. ET – NASCAR Sprint Cup Practice | Dover (FOX Sports 1)
10:30 a.m. ET – Monster Jam | Anaheim (FOX Sports 1)
12:30 p.m. ET – NASCAR Sprint Cup Practice | Dover (FOX Sports 1)
1:30 p.m. ET – TUDOR United SportsCar Championship | Detroit (FOX Sports 1)
3:30 p.m. ET – IndyCar Series Race 1 | Detroit (Live Timing & Scoring)

Sunday, June 1

7:00 a.m. ET – MotoGP World Championship | Mugello (FOX Sports 1)
12:30 p.m. ET – MotoGP MOTO3 | Mugello (FOX Sports 1)
12:30 p.m. ET – NASCAR Sprint Cup Race | Dover (FOX)
1:30 p.m. ET – MotoGP MOTO2 | Mugello (FOX Sports 1)
3:00 p.m. ET – Monster Jam Freestyle | Tampa (FOX Sports 1)
3:30 p.m. ET – IndyCar Series Race 2 | Detroit (Live Timing & Scoring)
6:00 p.m. ET – MotoGP World Championship | Mugello (FOX Sports 2) *Replay

May 29

Formula E: Franck Montagny signs for Andretti Autosport

Intercontinental Le Mans Cup and American Le Mans Series. Petit Le Mans.  Road Atlanta, Atlanta Georgia. 28th September - 1st October 2011.  Franck Montagny, Peugeot Sport Total, Peugeot 908.  Portrait.  Photo: Drew Gibson/LAT Photographic.  ref: Digital Image _Y2Z8233

Franck Montagny, seen at Road Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia in 2011. (Photo: Drew Gibson/LAT Photographic)

Andretti Autosport, one of two American teams fielding cars into the inaugural Formula E season, announced Thursday the signing of former Formula 1 driver Franck Montagny as one of its drivers for the 2014-2015 season.

Frenchman Montagny is the seventh driver to have a confirmed seat for the season.

May 29

Video: MotoGP Le Mans podium all crashed in Mugello last year

The Italian Grand Prix at Mugello marks an important weekend for all three Le Mans podium finishers: Marc Marquez (1st), Valentino Rossi (2nd) and Alvaro Bautista (3rd).

Mugello remains one of two circuits Marquez does not have a podium on and serves as the home race for nine-time champion Valentino Rossi, who crashed out in a collision with Bautista at this circuit last year.