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Oct 4

MX: Redemption Bid Falls Just Short for Team USA at Motocross of Nations

The opening MX1/MX2 moto at the 2013 Motocross of Nations in Teutschenthal, Germany. (Photo: Racer X / Simon Cudby)

The opening MX1/MX2 moto at the 2013 Motocross of Nations in Teutschenthal, Germany. (Photo: Racer X / Simon Cudby)

After a successful start to the weekend in Teutschenthal, Germany, where they qualified second overall, Team USA had high hopes entering Sunday’s 67th running of the Motocross of Nations. The lineup of Ryan Dungey (MX1), Eli Tomac (MX2), and Justin Barcia (MX3/Open) was one of the most formidable tandems in recent years and following a hard-to-swallow third-place finish one year prior, this trio wanted nothing more than to bring the Chamberlain Cup back to the states.

While Team USA was the group to beat throughout the afternoon on Sunday, a couple mistakes ended up costing the team its 23rd title at the illustrious event. Instead, it was Team Belgium, arguably the biggest threat to the U.S. coming into the event, that prevailed to claim its 15th MXoN crown, its first since 2004, with Team USA following just three points behind in second.

Oct 4

IndyCar: Ganassi Signs Kanaan, Announces Switch To Chevy

Tony Kanaan will drive a fourth entry for Chip Ganassi Racing in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

Tony Kanaan will drive a fourth entry for Chip Ganassi Racing in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

Chip Ganassi Racing added another Indianapolis 500 winner to its team Friday and dropped Honda for Chevrolet in an engine manufacturer switch that seemed to be in the works since the start of the season.

Both moves could have a ripple effect throughout the IndyCar paddock.

KV Racing must now replace reigning Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan, who turned down an offer to return to the team that rescued him just before the start of the 2011 season when Kanaan didn’t have a ride. The KV extension didn’t require the Brazilian to bring any sponsorship money to the team, but Kanaan chose instead to join Dario Franchitti, Scott Dixon and Charlie Kimball at Ganassi, which next year will field cars for five of the last seven Indy 500 winners.

Oct 4

WRC: Neuville Opens Up Big Lead At Rally France

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Thierry Neuville steers his Ford Fiesta RS WRC during the second special stage of Rallye Alsace. (Photo: Getty Images)

Belgian driver Thierry Neuville won the last four of Friday’s stages to take the overall lead of the Rally France, with newly crowned world champion Sebastien Ogier finishing the day down in fifth place.

Neuville’s remote chances of overtaking Ogier in the championship race were ended on Thursday when Neuville failed to win the first power stage.

Nine-time champion Sebastien Loeb started aggressively in his last ever rally and clinched the first three stages of the morning but struggled in the afternoon after picking the wrong tires, as did Ogier.

Oct 4

F1: Live Updates! Friday Korean GP On-Site Coverage

Sebastian Vettel enters the weekend 60 points up on Fernando Alonso (not pictured) in the championship fight. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel enters the weekend 60 points up on Fernando Alonso (not pictured) in the championship fight. (Photo: Getty Images)

Good morning and welcome to SPEED’s Live blog from Korea International Circuit in Yeongam-gun, South Korea. Be sure to check back throughout the day for updates ahead of the Korean Grand Prix.

Sauber Confirms 2014 Ferrari Deal

Sauber will continue to use Ferrari engines in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sauber will continue to use Ferrari engines in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sauber has finally confirmed that it will continue with Ferrari into 2014 and beyond.

The team has signed a ‘multi-year’ deal for supply of engine, ERS and gearbox. Although the deal was always going to happen, it had been held up while details were ironed out.