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May 6

F1: Ferrari technical director confident good results are ahead

James Allison, Technical Director at Ferrari, during pre-season testing in Jerez. (Photo: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic)

James Allison, Technical Director at Ferrari, during pre-season testing in Jerez.
(Photo: Alastair Staley/LAT Photographic)

Ferrari chassis technical director James Allison says that the team is still learning about the new regulations, and will improve the F14 T by the race.

“We are learning how to get performance out of this new set of regulations and hopefully to make this car more competitive,” said Allison on the team’s website.

May 6

A Whole New Ride: Disney Monorail Cab For Sale

This cab led the red monorail to Walt Disney World's grand opening in 1971 in Orland, Fl. (Photo courtesy eBay.com)

This cab led the red monorail to Walt Disney World’s grand opening in 1971 in Orland, Fla. (Photo courtesy eBay.com)

It glides as softly as a cloud, there’s no chance the track will bend, and it comes from the most magical place on Earth… but we can’t promise a full-on song-and-dance ensemble breaking out at your local courthouse.

This 1971 Walt Disney World Mark IV Monorail Train is now listed on eBay, with bidding closing at 4:30 p.m. ET Wednesday, May 7.

May 6

SX: Villopoto sidelined for 2014 motocross season

Villopoto, who just came off of his fourth consecutive Monster Energy Supercross championship, will be unable to compete in the AMA Motocross season this year. (Photo courtesy Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team)

Villopoto, who just came off of his fourth consecutive Monster Energy Supercross championship, will be unable to compete in the AMA Pro Motocross season this year. (Photo courtesy Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team)

Ryan Villopoto will be unable to defend his 2013 AMA Pro Motocross Championship title after opting to get knee surgery to fix a lingering injury.

Villopoto battled with the knee injury throughout his title-winning 2014 Monster Energy Supercross season.

May 5

F1: Russian GP ‘unrealistic’ amid Crimean crisis

A Formula 1 car on display in Sochi, Russia which is meant to play host to its first Formula 1 race this October. (Photo: Getty Images)

A Formula 1 car on display in Sochi, Russia which is meant to play host to its first Formula 1 race this October. (Photo: Getty Images)

An unofficial asterisk is still hovering above this year’s inaugural running of the Russian grand prix.

Earlier, F1 legend and Mercedes team chairman Niki Lauda dismissed suggestions the sport should boycott the Sochi event amid the escalating Crimean crisis.

May 5

Twitter reacts to poor quality tire barriers in Thruxton

Chris Mealin's Formula Ford is turned over by the tire barrier in Thruxton. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Chris Mealin’s Formula Ford is turned over by the tire barrier in Thruxton. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

The British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) as well as many support divisions were at Thruxton Circuit last weekend and, despite great racing, one of the main take-away stories of the weekend was the quality of the tire piles and the dramatic accidents that emerged as a result.