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May 14

Quadriplegic ex-racer to drive at Indianapolis using only his head

IndyCar team owner Sam Schmidt at the 2007 Indianapolis 500. (Photo: Dan Streck/LAT Photographic)

Founder of the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation and IndyCar team owner Sam Schmidt at the 2007 Indianapolis 500. (Photo: Dan Streck/LAT Photographic)

From 1996-1999, Sam Schmidt was an IndyCar driver, winning from pole position in his penultimate race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

During the offseason in January 2000, he suffered a major accident at Walt Disney World Speedway, rendering him quadriplegic. Now, he is ready to return to the cockpit, thanks to a modified 2014 Corvette Stingray which he will drive for four laps around Indianapolis Motor Speedway prior to the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500.

May 14

MotoGP: Marquez signs two-year extension with Honda

Marc Marquez of Spain and Repsol Honda Team celebrates with Shuhei Nakamoto of Japan under the podium after taking third place at the MotoGp of France on May 19, 2013 in Le Mans, France.  (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Marc Marquez of Spain and Repsol Honda Team celebrates with HRC vice-president Shuhei Nakamoto of Japan after the MotoGp of France in 2013. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari/Getty Images)

The “unbelievable” Marc Marquez is the man Honda could not say no to. Simple as that.

Confirmation that Marquez has agreed a two year contract extension, until the end of 2016, with the Honda Racing Corporation comes as no surprise.

May 13

Dempsey Racing set to return to 24 Hours of Le Mans

The Dempsey Del Piero-Proton Porsche of Patrick Dempsey, Patrick Long and Joe Foster drives during the Le Mans 24 Hour race at the Circuit de la Sarthe on June 22, 2013 in Le Mans, France. (Photo: Getty Images)

The Dempsey Del Piero-Proton Porsche of Patrick Dempsey, Patrick Long and Joe Foster drives during the Le Mans 24 Hour race at the Circuit de la Sarthe on June 22, 2013. (Photo: Getty Images)

For the second straight year, Patrick Dempsey, Joe Foster and Patrick Long will be behind the wheel of the No. 77 Dempsey Racing-Proton Porsche 911 RSR in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The all-American trio led the GTE-AM class in the 2013, and came close to finishing on the class podium, crossing the line in fourth place.

May 13

F1: Max Chilton, Marussia fastest in Monday test

Max Chilton drives during last weekend's Spanish GP en route to a 19th place finish. (Photo: Getty Images)

Max Chilton drives during last weekend’s Spanish GP en route to a 19th place finish. (Photo: Getty Images)

Rain meant that F1 testing action got off to a slow start in Barcelona today, and once the track had dried out in the afternoon there was a surprise as Max Chilton set the fastest time of the day for Marussia.

The Briton was trying the supersoft tire – which will be used in Monaco – in qualifying trim, while rivals had very different objectives. Nevertheless it was a nice confidence boost for a team that has outpaced rivals Caterham recently.