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Oct 10

MotoGP: Ducati Appoints Gigi Dall’Igna From Aprilia Team

MotoGP: Ducati Appoint Gigi Dall'Igna From Aprilia Team

A move by Gigi Dall’Igna to Ducati has been expected for a while. (Photo: Getty Images)

Ducati has moved to arrest the embarrassing decline with its MotoGP program by poaching acclaimed engineer Gigi Dall’Igna from Italian rival Aprilia.

The appointment of Dall’Igna has been rumored for some time and is clearly welcomed by incoming Ducati rider Cal Crutchlow who joins the team in 2014.

Oct 10

F1: Vettel Believes There Is Respect Among Drivers

Vettel Believes There Is Respect Among Drivers

Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Infiniti Red Bull Racing is interviewed by the media in the paddock during previews for the Japanese GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel says he was happy to read Lewis Hamilton’s positive comments about the German driver on Twitter earlier this week.

Hamilton had indicated that F1 was getting boring with Vettel winning all the time, as was the case with Michael Schumacher.

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Oct 10

SportsCars: Braun, MSR Smash Daytona Track Record in Ford EcoBoost DP

Michael Shank Racing's new Ford EcoBoost-powered Riley Daytona Prototype smashed a 26-year old track record at Daytona International Speedway. (Photo: Brian Cleary/GRAND-AM)

Michael Shank Racing’s new Ford EcoBoost-powered Riley Daytona Prototype smashed a 26-year-old track record at Daytona International Speedway. (Photo: Brian Cleary/GRAND-AM)

History was made Wednesday at Daytona International Speedway as Michael Shank Racing’s new Ford EcoBoost-powered Riley Daytona Prototype smashed a 26-year old track record, while also unofficially breaking two longstanding world speed records.

Oct 9

MotoGP: Honda Warns No More Friendly Fire

MotoGP: Honda Warns No More Friendly Fire

Marc Marquez of Spain and Repsol Honda Team leads Dani Pedrosa of Spain and Repsol Honda Team. (Photo: Getty Images)

Honda race boss Shuhei Nakamoto has sent a message to rookie sensation and MotoGP world title aspirant Marc Marquez: No more friendly fire.

Nakamoto wants to see a calming of the high-risk style that has positioned the 20-year-old Spaniard to become the first rookie in 35 years to win the title.

Oct 9

F1: Vettel Aiming To Clinch Title At Japanese GP

F1: Vettel Aiming To Clinch Title At Japanese GP

Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Infiniti Red Bull Racing is on the cusp of his fourth F1 title. (Photo: Getty Images)

The calculations are simple for Sebastien Vettel as he chases victory in the Japanese Grand Prix to secure a fourth straight Formula One championship.

If Vettel wins at Suzuka on Sunday, and his nearest rival Fernando Alonso finishes worse than eighth, the German driver will join his compatriot Michael Schumacher and Argentine Juan-Manuel Fangio as the only men to win four consecutive titles. And if he does it in Japan, where he has won three of the last four GP races, he’ll be the youngest in the exclusive list to achieve four straight titles.