Lorenzo Clinches First Pole Position in Close Qatar Qualifying Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo continued his strong form today during the Qualifying 2 session, returning to the top of the time sheets again under the floodlights of the Losail International Circuit. He secured the 62nd pole position of his career with a 1'54.543s lap, making him the new leader in the all time pole position classification. His teammate Valentino Rossi, on the other hand, left it to the last lap to make his move, securing fifth on the grid for tomorrow's Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar.
Sebring Hour 8: Chevy vs. Honda battle at 2/3rds mark
No. 31 Corvette DP being driven by Scott Pruett
Scott Pruett in the No. 31 Corvette DP leads the Ligier Honda of Luis Derani at the 2/3rds mark of the 12 Hours of Sebring. However, pitstops and driver changes are about to start so we expect the order to be shuffled.
Three Corvette DPs run 3rd thru 5th driven by Barbosa, Dalziel and Angelelli with the other Ligier Honda of John Pew in 6th a lap down.
Scott Dixon has put the Ford GT in first place in GTLM ahead of the two RLL BMWs.
At the halfway mark in the 64th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida, teams have already been forced to use all the race strategy they can muster.
The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race has been run under completely clear skies, in a deluge, and everything in between.
A weather front crossing from the west to the east hit the historic Sebring International Raceway around noon, with everything from a drizzle to a downpour accompanied by lightning and thunder, and causing IMSA to stop the race for two hours and 15 minutes for track conditions and lightning in the area.
Sebring Hour 5+: About to go back racing After a 3-hour delay the red flag has been withdrawn the yellow flag is waving and cars are rolling. Barring any returning bad weather, we should be racing again soon.
Sebring Hour 2: Corvettes run 1-2-3-4 as rain hits Sebring Multiple teams have hit trouble in the second hour, following a sudden downpour and accident that has put the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring under the second caution of the race.
Christian Fittipaldi is now out front, leading an Action Express Racing 1-2, after pit stops for both the leading Ligier JS P2 Hondas for Continental wet tires during a first spout of rain.
Hondas dominating early in 12 Hours of Sebring The Ligier Hondas of Olivier Pla and Luis Derani dominated the early going in the 12 Hours of Sebring. The only reason a Corvette DP is shown in 2nd below is because of pitstops.
Tom Kimber Smith leads PC class, while BMW runs 1-2 in GTLM. Jeff Segal's Ferrari 488 leads in GTD.
Aldo Costa when he was with Ferrari during the dominating Schumacher years. Now it's Hamilton's turn to reap the Italian's genius.
Q: Can Ferrari beat Mercedes in F1 in 2016?
A: The simple answer is no. Like 2015, Ferrari will win a few races because Sebastian Vettel is the best driver, but as we told our readers throughout the off-season, Ferrari is not going to beat the Also Costa designed Mercedes for the championship.
Let's also remember that Ferrari used most of their 2016 engine tokens in the off-season and they are still 8/10ths of a second slower per lap.
Mercedes has plenty of tokens remaining and will use them to bury Ferrari if the Scuderia get close. Make no mistake, Lewis Hamilton is a great driver, but in F1 the car is 99.9% of the equation and Mercedes is simply the better car. Hamilton or Rosberg will win the 2016 title. Mark C.
Video: Carl Edwards -- I Got Mistaken for Michael Phelps ... in Thailand! All famous jacked white dudes look the same ... at least to some people in Thailand where NASCAR superstar Carl Edwards says he was once mistaken for the greatest swimmer of all time.
Edwards admits he was at a pool at the time (and fun fact: they're both super ripped) ... but the way he tells the story is pretty hilarious.
We also talked racing with the speedster -- who admitted he once zoned out behind the wheel because he couldn't get that FarmersOnly.com theme song out of his head.
Vickers to drive at Martinsville and maybe some sports cars
Brian Vickers, subbing for injured Tony Stewart in the #14 Janssen Arnie's Army Chaqritible Foundation Chevy, met with members of the media at Auto Club Speedway and discussed a few things including his future schedule, the transcript in part:
Q) WHAT IS YOUR FUTURE SCHEDULE FOR RACING IN THE SPRINT CUP SERIES? Vickers: "Well I think practice is next and then qualifying. I'm really thinking long term. I just want to get through tomorrow (laughs). To be honest with you, the only think I do know is I'm going to have a weekend off next weekend. I'm kind of really enjoying this schedule. I don't know if NASCAR is up to changes, but I am loving the weekend off, weekend on thing. That has been very relaxing, very fun. I get to race, but I also get some time off. I'm going to get it again with Easter weekend, but as of right now I'm going to be in Martinsville in the Janssen Arnie's Army Foundation car again.
Bees force NASCAR to abandon flag stand There was a lot of buzz Friday at Auto Club Speedway. Literally. A swarm of bees invaded NASCAR's flag stand Friday afternoon at the 2-mile oval, meaning Xfinity Series practice got underway with no green flag and no flag man. FOX Sports cameras zoomed in on a collection of bees - dozens, at least - clinging to a ledge in the flag stand.
Obviously, NASCAR decided it was better to not have a flag man for practice than to expose any officials to needless stings (drivers can still hear about the track conditions from their team radio communications).
Lewis Hamilton loves driving the fastest car in F1
Using the superior Mercedes handling and power, Lewis Hamilton edged out teammate Nico Rosberg in final practice for the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel only two tenths off the pace.
Mercedes used the super-soft tires for the first time this year, with Hamilton clocking a 1m25.624s, 0.176s ahead of Rosberg.
Toro Rosso's Carlos Sainz Jr, running a 2015-spec Ferrari engine, split the Ferraris on the super-softs to go fourth quickest, 0.633s adrift of Hamilton and two tenths clear of Kimi Raikkonen.
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