Sunday’s MotoGP race at Catalunya will commence with Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa on pole following an exciting qualifying session on Saturday afternoon. Also on the front row for what promises to be a superb race are Cal Crutchlow and Jorge Lorenzo. Pedrosa is in impressive form on his 200th Grand Prix weekend and his pole time of 1'40.893 is the best ever lap of Catalunya.
Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez was fastest in the Gran Premi Aperol de Catalunya FP3 session on Saturday morning, with Nicky Hayden and Marquez’ teammate Dani Pedrosa trailing him at the head of the timesheet.
The Hungarian Grand Prix will feature two DRS zones in 2013, with governing body the FIA opting to add an extra overtaking area on the exit of the second corner.
António Félix Da Costa will get behind the wheel of Red Bull's title-winning RB7 on the streets of Durban, South Africa this weekend, with the Portuguese driver being called up by the outfit to complete demonstration laps at the Top Gear Festival.
Yamaha's Valentino Rossi set the standard during second practice for the Gran Premi Aperol de Catalunya on Friday afternoon. The Italian, who delivered a best time of 1:42.297 in the closing stages of the session, led team-mate and morning pace-setter Jorge Lorenzo by 0.049 seconds, with Dani Pedrosa two tenths further back in third.
Formula 1 governing body the FIA has confirmed that two DRS zones will be in place for next month's German Grand Prix, which is this year being held at the Nürburgring.
Sergio Pérez says he "doesn't care" if his on-track actions lead to criticism during his first season at McLaren, although the Mexican admits that being unable to achieve more than low points-scoring results so far this year has left him feeling frustrated.
Ana Beatriz, who contested the first five rounds of the season for Dale Coyne Racing, has announced that she will return to the team for this weekend's race in Milwaukee.
Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo set the pace during the first free practice session for the Gran Premi Aperol de Catalunya on Friday morning. The reigning World Champion posted a personal best effort of 1:42.422 to lead Repsol Honda rival and compatriot Dani Pedrosa by 0.023 seconds, with Cal Crutchlow completing the top three.
Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has spoken out over the post-Spanish Grand Prix test controversy involving Mercedes and sole tyre supplier Pirelli, leaping to the defence of the Italian company and arguing that the Silver Arrows could have turned down the opportunity to avoid any risk of breaking the regulations.
Toro Rosso’s Jean-Eric Vergne has said it will be important to keep up the momentum now following his 'important' and morale boosting sixth place finish in the Canadian Grand Prix last weekend.
Marc Márquez has revealed he is on his 'way to feeling 100 per cent again' ahead of his home event at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya this week. The Repsol Honda rider suffered his first DNF of the season last time out, sliding out near the end of the race while running in second. Show More Summary
Ferrari test driver Giancarlo Fisichella has said it is a ‘great honour’ for him to take part in the first Jerusalem Peace Road Show this week. The event will run for two days, starting today, with the Italian due to demo a Ferrari F60, the Scuderia’s 2009 F1 car, on the 2.8 km course.
Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa will make his 200th grand prix start at the Circuit de Catalunya this weekend and the Spaniard will be looking to strengthen his 103-point lead in the Championship in front of his home fans.
Pirelli has announced the tyre compounds that will be taken to the next three races in Britain, Germany and Hungary. As reported on GPUpdate.net, the tyre construction will remain unchanged, contrary to Pirelli’s initial plans.
Silverstone has confirmed that there will be two DRS zones at the British Grand Prix this year, which takes place later this month.