Month: May 2019

Alexander Rossi topped Friday IndyCar practice in Detroit, but Indianapolis 500 winner Simon Pagenaud halted the afternoon session by smacking a wall. The red flag for that incident prevented most of Rossi’s rivals setting a representative time on the alternate compound tires. Rossi’s Andretti Autosport Dallara-Honda had jumped half a second clear of the first
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Toyota World Rally Championship driver Ott Tanak leads Rally Portugal after Friday’s seven stages, holding a 17.3 second advantage over team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala. Tanak hit the front on stage three when Hyundai driver Dani Sordo was slowed with fuel related issues, and didn’t look back as others suffered minor woes. The Estonian finished the leg
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Pol Espargaro says KTM’s MotoGP engine is now stronger than that of Yamaha, after he passed Valentino Rossi “like he was stopped” during Friday practice at Mugello. After securing KTM’s best dry-weather MotoGP result with sixth at Le Mans, Espargaro maintained that strong form by finishing fourth in second practice for the Italian Grand Prix.
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Ott Tanak continues to lead the World Rally Championship’s Rally Portugal ahead of his Toyota team-mates Jari-Matti Latvala and Kris Meeke, as Teemu Suninen’s podium challenge for M-Sport faded. Latvala reduced Tanak’s advantage from 6.9 seconds to 5.4s on the first stage of the afternoon, but immediately fell back again on stage five as he
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Honda is optimistic its latest Formula 1 engine is capable of lasting seven grands prix, which would mark an important step in its bid to produce a title-challenging product. The Japanese manufacturer introduced its second-spec engine ahead of the fourth round of the 2019 season in Azerbaijan, after successfully bringing a reliability-focused upgrade forward. After
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Toyota World Rally Championship driver Ott Tanak leads team-mates Jari-Matti Latvala and Kris Meeke after the opening morning of Rally Portugal, as drama befell early leader Dani Sordo. Hyundai’s Sordo was 4.2 seconds faster than Tanak’s Toyota on the opening Lousa stage, with both M-Sport’s Teemu Suninen and Tanak’s team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala within 0.6s of
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Leading World Rally Championship crews have called on Rally Portugal’s organisers to increase the gaps between cars on safety grounds. Recent hot weather has caused significant dust problems and, following the pre-event recce, drivers spoke of visibility problems, especially on the stages running south of the event’s Matosinhos base. The current start list for Friday’s
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