May 13

MotoGP: ART-Aprilia test day for Biaggi

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Biaggi back on the Aprilia MotoGP bike Monday, though Aprilia Racing Manager insists it ‘is not a test in preparation for a return to the race track.’ (Photo courtesy

Max Biaggi undertook a day of testing on the ART-Aprilia MotoGP™ machine on Monday at the Mugello circuit.

The former rider enjoyed two successful spells with Aprilia during his racing days, winning two Superbike World Championship titles with the Italian marque (2012 & 2012) after three 250cc Grand Prix World titles with the brand earlier in his career (1994-1996).

May 13

F1: Renault joining search for engine noise solution

Sebastian Buemi testing the Red Bull Racing RB10 Renault during testing in Barcelona on Tuesday. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic)

Sebastian Buemi testing the Red Bull Racing RB10 Renault during testing in Barcelona on Tuesday. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic)

Renault’s top F1 engine man Rob White says that the French manufacturer is fully behind efforts to address the noise issue.

Renault has already done some work of its own, although the first on-track testing is being conducted by Mercedes in Barcelona this week.

May 13

Formula E: Bird and Alguersuari to drive for Virgin Racing

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(L-R) Jaime Alguersuari, Sir Richard Branson and Sim Bird of team Virgin Racing. (Photo courtesy onEdition 2014 Virgin Formula E Team.)

Virgin Racing, one of ten teams signed to compete in the inaugural Formula E series, revealed the names of its two drivers on Tuesday.

Former GP2 driver Sam Bird will team with Former Formula 1 driver Jaime Alguersuari at Virgin Racing to compete in the ten races that will form the inaugural Formula E 2014-2015 season.

May 12

Steve McQueen’s ’67 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 for sale

(The "King of Cool" originally purchased this '67)

The “King of Cool” originally purchased this ’67 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 which is expected to fetch a multi-million sum at the auction block this summer. (Photo courtesy RM Auctions)

Need a great escape from everyday passenger cars? This 1967 Ferrari was bought original by actor Steve McQueen, famous for his roles in movies such as “Papillon,” “The Great Escape” and “Bullitt.”

McQueen had the car painted from silver to red, but otherwise the car has been fully restored and certified by Ferrari Classiche, and is currently displayed at the Museo Ferrari.

May 12

Video: Scott Sharp Visor Cam at Mazda Raceway

Visor cams are becoming ever more popular in premier motor racing series now, with fans enjoying the surreal driver’s-eye perspective that the cameras provide.

The TUDOR Championship was quick to jump onboard, with Scott Sharp taking the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in the Extreme Speed Motorsports No. 1 HPD ARX-03b.