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May 19

MotoGP: Lorenzo fires back at Rossi and Marquez

LE MANS, FRANCE - MAY 17:   Jorge Lorenzo of Spain and Movistar Yamaha MotoGP starts from box during the MotoGp of France - Qualifying on May 17, 2014 in Le Mans, France.  (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Jorge Lorenzo of Spain and Movistar Yamaha MotoGP, seen here during qualifying in Le Mans, France, currently currently sits fifth in the MotoGP standings, 80 points back of points leader Marc Marquez. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Jorge Lorenzo has dismissed claims that his form slump is because he is not relaxed and enjoying his riding, especially in the shadow of record-breaking fellow Spaniard Marc Marquez.

After finishing a lackluster sixth in Sunday’s French GP, both Marquez and seven-time champion Valentino Rossi reckoned that a lack of enjoyment and too much importance on winning were key issues.

Not surprisingly Lorenzo disagreed.

May 18

MotoGP: Bautista Scores First Podium Since 2012

Alvaro Bautista pumps his fist after finishing third in the Grand Prix of France. (Photo: Getty Images)

Alvaro Bautista pumps his fist after finishing third in the Grand Prix of France. (Photo: Getty Images)

Team GO&FUN Honda Gresini celebrated their first podium of the 2014 season at the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France thanks to an excellent third-place finish by Alvaro Bautista.

The result saw Bautista put his three DNFs in the opening rounds of the year firmly behind him as he returned to the podium for the first time since the 2012 Grand Prix of Japan.

May 18

F1: McLaren Could Test New Honda Engine In 2014

McLaren team boss Eric Boullier says there is a chance the team could test their new Honda engine before the end of 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

McLaren team boss Eric Boullier says there is a chance the team could test their new Honda engine before the end of 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

McLaren could be ready to test a Honda engine before the end of 2014.

That is the claim of team boss Eric Boullier, even though the Frenchman’s immediate task after joining McLaren from Lotus is to win races with Mercedes power.

May 18

Incredible Car Collection Uncovered After 61 Years

A look at Oliver Jordan's historic car collection. (Photo: Vanderbink Auctions)

A look at Oliver Jordan’s historic car collection. (Photo: VanDerBrink Auctions)

A collection of more than 200 historic cars hidden from public view for 61 years will be crossing the auction block in Oklahoma next month.

The cars belonged to Oliver Jordan, who ran a salvage business in the city of Enid from 1945 to 1953, when he locked it up during a zoning dispute that lasted for years.

May 18

IndyCar: Carpenter Wins Indy 500 Pole, Busch Qualifies 12th

Ed Carpenter will lead the field to green in the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Ed Carpenter will lead the field to green in the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Ed Carpenter won the Indianapolis 500 pole for the second straight year, posting a four-lap average of 231.067 mph.

He was the last of the nine fastest qualifiers to hit the track Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He knocked off James Hinchcliffe on the last lap to start first on the May 25 race.

Hinchcliffe starts second a week after his concussion in the Grand Prix of Indianapolis. Will Power joins them on the front row.