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Aug 27, 2015

Motorcycling-Kent follows in Sheene’s slipstream

LONDON, Aug 27 (Reuters) – Danny Kent is getting used to comparisons with Barry Sheene even if most of what he knows about Britain’s late, great world champion comes from a few old races on YouTube and the magnetism of the famous name.

On current form, unless it all goes horribly wrong, the 21-year-old Moto3 rider is set to end a long wait by becoming Britain’s first motorcycle grand prix world champion since Sheene’s last 500cc title with Suzuki in 1977.

Aug 26, 2015

Relations with Rossi better than ever, says Lorenzo

LONDON (Reuters) – Jorge Lorenzo says he is getting on better than ever with Yamaha team mate Valentino Rossi despite going into Sunday’s British Grand Prix with the pair tied at the top of the MotoGP championship.

The Spaniard, whose relationship with the Italian great was once so bad that a wall divided their garage and they barely spoke to each other, leads on race wins after Rossi made the early season running.

Aug 26, 2015

Motorcycling-Relations with Rossi better than ever, says Lorenzo

LONDON, Aug 26 (Reuters) – Jorge Lorenzo says he is getting on better than ever with Yamaha team mate Valentino Rossi despite going into Sunday’s British Grand Prix with the pair tied at the top of the MotoGP championship.

The Spaniard, whose relationship with the Italian great was once so bad that a wall divided their garage and they barely spoke to each other, leads on race wins after Rossi made the early season running.

Aug 25, 2015

FIA to carry out more closed cockpit tests

LONDON (Reuters) – Formula One’s governing body is to carry out more tests on devices that could protect drivers’ heads from flying debris of the sort that killed British IndyCar racer Justin Wilson.

Former F1 driver Wilson suffered severe head injuries at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania on Sunday and died in hospital on Monday.

Aug 25, 2015

Motor racing-FIA to carry out more closed cockpit tests

LONDON, Aug 25 (Reuters) – Formula One’s governing body is to carry out more tests on devices that could protect drivers’ heads from flying debris of the sort that killed British IndyCar racer Justin Wilson.

Former F1 driver Wilson suffered severe head injuries at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania on Sunday and died in hospital on Monday.

Aug 25, 2015

Motor racing-Red Bull expect engine penalties at Monza

LONDON, Aug 25 (Reuters) – Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat are set to take strategic grid penalties at next week’s Italian Formula One Grand Prix to give themselves the best chance at the following race in Singapore.

“I’m fairly certain we will be taking new engines with both cars (at Monza) considering the amount of races left,” team principal Christian Horner told reporters after Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix.

Aug 24, 2015

Hamilton wonders if it is all some crazy dream

LONDON (Reuters) – As Lewis Hamilton gets closer to matching the Formula One achievements of his great hero Ayrton Senna, so the sense of unreality — that he might be caught up in some crazy daydream — grows in his mind.

On Sunday, the 30-year-old Briton won the Belgian Grand Prix and in the process matched the late Brazilian’s tally of 80 podium appearances.

Aug 24, 2015

Motor racing-Hamilton wonders if it is all some crazy dream

LONDON, Aug 24 (Reuters) – As Lewis Hamilton gets closer to matching the Formula One achievements of his great hero Ayrton Senna, so the sense of unreality — that he might be caught up in some crazy daydream — grows in his mind.

On Sunday, the 30-year-old Briton won the Belgian Grand Prix and in the process matched the late Brazilian’s tally of 80 podium appearances.

Aug 24, 2015

Troubled Lotus hoping for Renault takeover

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (Reuters) – Romain Grosjean’s third place in Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix was just what Lotus needed as they wait for Renault to decide whether to buy back the troubled Formula One team.

With bailiffs seeking to impound the team’s cars after the race at Spa, trackside operations director Alan Permane was open about the situation.

Aug 24, 2015

Motor racing-Troubled Lotus hoping for Renault takeover

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium, Aug 24 (Reuters) – Romain Grosjean’s third place in Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix was just what Lotus needed as they wait for Renault to decide whether to buy back the troubled Formula One team.

With bailiffs seeking to impound the team’s cars after the race at Spa, trackside operations director Alan Permane was open about the situation.

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