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May 21

16-Year-Old Confirmed for History-Making Run at Le Mans

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The No. 41 team has finished fourth place in both FIA WEC LMP2 races so far in 2014. (Photo: John Brooks/Greaves Motorsport)

History will be set at the 82nd running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans when 16-year-old Matt McMurry becomes the youngest driver ever to participate in motorsports’ most famous endurance race.

The culmination of a long-held childhood dream, McMurry will beat the 55-year-old record held by Ricardo Rodriguez, who was 17 years and four months when he drove an OSCA S750 in 1959 at Le Mans.

May 21

F1: Rosberg looks to end Hamilton winning streak in Monaco

Monte Carlo, Monaco. Wednesday 21 May 2014. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes AMG. World Copyright: Charles Coates/LAT Photographic. ref: Digital Image _J5R6411

Nico Rosberg in the paddock in Monte Carlo, Monaco on Wednesday, 21 May 2014. (Photo: Charles Coates/LAT Photographic)

Nico Rosberg says he’s not worried about Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton seizing the initiative with his run of four wins over the past four races.

“I’m not too focused on that,” he said of losing the championship lead in Spain. “Of course I would prefer to be ahead than behind but it’s very, very close and there still a long way to go.

May 21

Formula 1: Maldonado denies rumors that his financial backing is under threat

Monte Carlo, Monaco. Wednesday 21 May 2014. Pastor Maldonado, Lotus F1, is interviewed. World Copyright: Andrew Ferraro/LAT Photographic. ref: Digital Image _FER0713

Pastor Maldonado has had a difficult season with Lotus in 2014, leading many to speculate whether the Venezualan would be able to keep his ride if he lost his financial backing. (Photo: Andrew Ferraro/LAT Photographic)

Pastor Maldonado has denied suggestions that his PDVSA backing is under threat, after Venezuela’s sports minister said that there would be no more support for the country’s racing drivers.

Maldonado insisted that Antonio Alvarez had nothing to do with PDVSA’s sponsorship of Lotus.

May 20

MotoGP: Rookie Pol Espargaro Delighted With Fourth In Le Mans

LE MANS, FRANCE - MAY 17:  Pol Espargaro of Spain and Monster Yamaha Tech 3 celebrates  at the end of the qualifying practice during the MotoGp of France - Qualifying on May 17, 2014 in Le Mans, France.  (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

2013 Moto2 champ Pol Espargaro of Spain and Monster Yamaha Tech 3 currently sits seventh in the 2014 MotoGP standings. (Photo: Mirco Lazzari/Getty Images)

MotoGP™ rookie Pol Espargaro produced a strong performance at the Monster Yamaha Tech3 Team’s home Grand Prix in Le Mans, finishing in fourth position for his best result yet in the premier class.

The reigning Moto2™ World Champion qualified on the front row of the grid in second at the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France and, as the lights turned to green on Sunday, he made a good start to cross the line inside the leading pack for the first lap.

May 20

F1 could return to Magny-Cours in 2015

Aerial shot of the Magny Cours circuit from 2002. Formula 1 has not raced at the circuit since 2008. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Aerial shot of the Magny-Cours circuit from 2002. Formula 1 has not raced at the circuit since 2008. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Magny-Cours is on pole position to return to the F1 calendar next year, the boss of the former French Grand Prix venue has said.

“If the will of a number of people is confirmed in the coming weeks, we are very close,” Magny-Cours chief Serge Saulnier told France’s Infosport on Monday.