Nov 30

MotoGP: Marquez Attends Honda ‘Thanks Day’

Marc Marquez (C) attends the Honda 'Thanks Day' (Photo: Getty Images)

Marc Marquez (C) attends the Honda ‘Thanks Day’ (Photo: Getty Images)

2013 MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez was at Twin Ring Motegi on Saturday in order to attend a ‘Thanks Day’ hosted by Honda in front of more than 10,000 fans.

The event served as an opportunity for the Japanese manufacturer to showcase the achievements of its season and for everybody involved to celebrate together in one location.

Nov 30

Sports Cars: Toyota Dominates WEC Six Hours of Bahrain, 8Star Wins GTE-Am Title

Toyota leads the WEC field into the first corner of the Six Hours of Bahrain. (Photo: John Dagys)

Toyota leads the WEC field into the first corner of the Six Hours of Bahrain. (Photo: John Dagys)

Toyota broke through to claim victory in Saturday’s FIA World Endurance Championship season-ending Six Hours of Bahrain, while American squad 8Star Motorsports took home the GTE-Am teams’ title.

The No. Toyota 8 entry of Stephane Sarrazin, Anthony Davidson and Sebastien Buemi scored their first win with the TS030 Hybrid and the second for the Japanese manufacturer this season following an attrition-filled race that saw retirements for three of the five LMP1 cars.

Buemi took the gasoline-powered hybrid to a 1 minute and 10-second victory over the No. 1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro of Andre Lotterer and co-drivers Benoit Treluyer and Marcel Fassler in second, with the LMP2 class-winning No. 26 G-Drive Racing by Delta-ADR Oreca 03 Nissan completing the overall podium in third.

Nov 30

MotoGP: Romboni Passes Away After Supermoto Accident At Simoncelli Tribute Event

Doriano Romboni was 45 years old. (Photo: Getty Images)

Doriano Romboni was 45 years old. (Photo: Getty Images)

Former grand prix motorcycle racer Doriano Romboni died Saturday as a result of injuries suffered in a Supermoto crash in Latina, Italy.

Romboni was taking part in the second annual ‘Sic Supermoto Day’ when he was struck by another rider after crashing during the second practice session.

The 45-year-old was airlifted to Santa Maria Goretti hospital in the Latina area where he succumbed to his injuries later in the afternoon.

Nov 30

MotoGP: Lorenzo Opens Up About Rossi, Says Michael Jordan Was His Idol

Jorge Lorenzo (L) shares a laugh with his Yamaha teammate Valentino Rossi (R). (Photo: Getty Images)

Jorge Lorenzo (L) shares a laugh with his Yamaha teammate Valentino Rossi (R). (Photo: Getty Images)

Jorge Lorenzo attended a promotional event organized by one of his sponsors in Barcelona on Tuesday and participated in a special press conference in which he faced questions from a very young audience.

Following the conclusion of the 2013 MotoGP World Championship and before starting his winter holidays, this year’s premier class runner-up has been busy with various sponsor commitments.

Lorenzo’s latest round of off-track work will take him to Indonesia before the weekend as he flies to Asia to help promote the Yamaha brand.