Cal Crutchlow talks about increasing the popularity of motorcycling in the UK andthe difference between his bike and the Yamaha factory machinery.
The end result at Road America was fantastic for the whole team, really. Both for manufacturer and driver points.
It wasn’t really from being fastest on track – It was all about good strategy and fantastic work from the crew in the pits that did an absolutely brilliant second pit stop. That moved us from 7th and 8th to 1st and 3rd, which became 1-2 shortly after.
During the pit stop, our refueling time was much shorter because we didn’t have to take a full tank of gas like most of the other guys. But that all played into the strategy we chose earlier.
MotoGP World Championship leader Marc Marquez picked right up where he left off prior to the season’s summer break — on top of the world.
The 20-year-old rookie comes into the Red Bull Indianapolis GP with the points lead and riding two consecutive race wins. The Repsol Honda ace earned those victories while preseason title favorites Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa were ruled out and later hindered by broken collarbones, so this weekend’s meeting after a month-long break should be a bit more telling in terms of exactly where everyone stands as the season enters its second half.
While one sessions does not make a weekend, any thoughts that Marquez would back down now were quickly swatted away by the gifted youngster who boasts a full 0.3-second advantage in FP1, logging a fast time of 1:40.781.
An updated provisional entry list for the 6 Hours of São Paulo has been released with some of the teams confirming their driver line ups for the race on Sunday 1 September. Twenty-eight cars, two more than for the inaugural 6 Hours of São Paulo in 2012, have been entered for the South American round of the FIA World Endurance Championship.
Brazil’s Bruno Senna will now be joined in the LMGTE Pro No. 99 Aston Martin Racing Vantage V8 by Rob Bell after the British driver was confirmed by the team. The team mates for the other Brazilian driver Fernando Rees remain unchanged with Julien Canal and Patrick Bornhauser sharing the driving duties in the No. 50 Larbre Competition Chevrolet Corvette.
The final member of the Rebellion Racing Lola-Toyota driver line up in LMP1 will be Mathias Beche, the Swiss driver joining Nicolas Prost and Nick Heidfeld in their attempt to secure an overall podium against the mighty Audi and Toyota teams.