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May 17

SportsCars: Kansas TUDOR Championship PC Race Format Revealed

The format for the PC and Cooper Tires Prototype Lites event at Kansas Speedway has been released. (Photo: IMSA)

The format for the PC and Cooper Tires Prototype Lites event at Kansas Speedway has been released. (Photo: IMSA)

Prototype Challenge competitors will be in for a unique two-segment race in next month’s TUDOR United SportsCar Championship round at Kansas Speedway.

IMSA confirmed Friday the format of the combined PC and Cooper Tires Prototype Lites event, which will see a pair of aggregate 45-minute sprint races on the 2.37-mile oval/road course.

May 17

MotoGP: Ducati’s Crutchlow Down On Confidence

Cal Crutchlow qualified 12th for Sunday's Grand Prix of France. (Photo: Getty Images)

Cal Crutchlow qualified 12th for Sunday’s Grand Prix of France. (Photo: Getty Images)

Ducati rider Cal Crutchlow admits he is struggling to regain confidence five weeks after his body bruising crash in the Grand Prix of the Americas at CoTA in Austin, Texas.

Crutchlow fractured his right hand and required recovery time in a hyperbaric chamber.

For Sunday’s French GP at Le Mans Crutchlow has qualified 12th on a day that his Desmosedici teammate Andrea Dovizioso claimed Ducati’s first front row start of season.

May 17

IndyCar: Pagenaud To Wear Senna Tribute Helmet In Indy 500

(L-R) Helio Castroneves, Simon Pagenaud, Tony Kanaan, and Gil de Ferran with the Ayrton Senna design helmet that Pagenaud will wear during the Indy 500 race. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

(L-R) Helio Castroneves, Simon Pagenaud, Tony Kanaan, and Gil de Ferran with the Ayrton Senna design helmet that Pagenaud will wear during the Indy 500 race. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Like many race drivers throughout the world who were youngsters in the 1990s Brazil’s, Ayrton Senna was Verizon IndyCar Series driver Simon Pagenaud’s hero. When Pagenaud was growing up in France he remembers the great battles between Senna and France’s Alain Prost for the Formula 1 World Championship.

Pagenaud was heartbroken on that fateful day when Senna was killed in a crash on May 1, 1994 at Imola, Italy, but 20 years after his death, Senna remains an inspiration to the current generation of IndyCar Series and Formula 1 stars.

May 17

F1: ‘Something Wrong’ With Original Chassis, Says Vettel

Sebastian Vettel is winless in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel is winless in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel has admitted there was “something wrong” with his original 2014 RB10 chassis.

After Barcelona, where the German impressed at the wheel of Red Bull’s winter testing monocoque, it was reported that the team had discovered a ‘bend’ in the car with which Vettel struggled during the first four races of 2014.

May 17

MotoGP: New Pole Record For Marquez At Le Mans

Marc Marquez maintained his perfect pole record qualifying first for the MotoGP race at Le Mans. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Marc Marquez maintained his perfect pole record by qualifying first for the MotoGP race at Le Mans. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Having secured MotoGP pole again at the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France Marc Marquez will head the grid for Sunday’s fifth race of 2014, with the front row also featuring Pol Espargaro and Andrea Dovizioso.

After the first flying laps Marquez was immediately top with a 1:32.567, to set a new fastest ever lap of Le Mans, the World Champion then improving to a remarkable 1:32.042 time to maintain his 100 percent qualifying record in 2014.