Alexander Rossi
Feb 5

MotoGP: Progress For Lorenzo Despite Being Sixth On Day Two

Yamaha Factory Racing's Spanish rider Jorge Lorenzo takes a corner during the first MotoGP pre-season testing session on the second day at the Sepang circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo is preparing for the upcoming 2014 MotoGP season. (Photo: Getty Images)

Jorge Lorenzo, the 2010 and 2012 MotoGP World Champion, slipped to sixth on the Sepang test Day Two timesheet, but he did improve by half a second on his Tuesday best and got through some important work on electronics settings.

Lorenzo’s best time of 2:00.573 — on the 27th of his 49 laps — on Wednesday left him 0.647s behind title rival and pace man Marc Marquez, but also behind teammate Valentino Rossi and the likes of FTR Yamaha-equipped compatriot Aleix Espargaro.

Feb 4

MotoGP: Rossi Relieved To Solve Braking Issues

Yamaha Factory Racing's Italian rider Valentino Rossi takes a corner during the first MotoGP pre-season testing session at the Sepang circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Yamaha Factory Racing’s Valentino Rossi takes a corner during the first MotoGP preseason test at the Sepang Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Valentino Rossi was pleased for two key reasons on Tuesday, as he finished the first day of the Sepang MotoGP test in second place as well as rectifying braking issues that plagued the nine-time World Champion in 2013.

Rossi shot up to second place on the timesheets during the final half hour of running time, with the Yamaha Factory Racing rider ending proceedings second only to Repsol Honda Team’s World Champion Marc Marquez.

Dec 20

Sports Cars: Rossi Joins DeltaWing For Rolex 24

Caterham Formula 1 reserve driver Alexander Rossi will make his Rolex 24 debut. (Photo: LAT Photography)

Caterham Formula 1 reserve driver Alexander Rossi will make his Rolex 24 debut with DeltaWing Racing Cars. (Photo: LAT Photography)

GP2 race winner Alexander Rossi will make his Rolex 24 at Daytona debut, having been named Friday as the third driver in the DeltaWing for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season-opener.

The 22-year-old California native, who serves as Caterham’s Formula 1 reserve driver, will join Andy Meyrick and Katherine Legge in the closed-top car.

Nov 2

F1: Alexander Rossi Becomes First American To Claim GP2 Win

Alexander Rossi celebrates after winning his first career GP2 race. (Photo: GP2 Series)

Alexander Rossi celebrates after winning his first career GP2 race. (Photo: GP2 Series)

Alexander Rossi powered to his maiden GP2 victory Saturday at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, becoming the first American to score a win in the F1 feeder series.

Rossi, who is trying to become the first American to compete in F1 since Scott Speed in 2007, converted his first career pole into spectacular race form, besting Britain’s Jolyon Palmer and Sweden’s Marcus Ericsson in the 29-lap feature.