Mid-Ohio IMSA: Tincknell takes shock pole for Mazda

Albuquerque set the early qualifying pace around the 2.258-mile road course at 1m10.597s, which Action Express Racing’s Pipo Derani countered with a 1m10.506s in his Cadillac. Albuquerque then produced 1m10.191s, putting him almost a quarter of a second clear of Derani.
Having shown very little in the way of speed in practice, Tincknell in the sole Mazda joined the party, jumping up to second …Keep reading

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IMS Indy Lights: Malukas holds off Sowery in last-lap battle

Malukas retained his advantage at the start of the race, but Sowery was all over yesterday’s winner Lundqvist and down the front straight at the start of the second lap, the Juncos Racing driver moved smoothly up the inside of the Swede to claim second.
Behind them, Carlin’s Alex Peroni held off Sting Ray Robb and the fastest of the Andretti Autosport drivers, Kyle Kirkwood, who had started …Keep reading

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How F1’s new sprint qualifying races will challenge teams

For years, teams have followed established routines through FP1, FP2 and FP3 as they prepare both for Saturday qualifying and the Sunday race that follows. The usual rhythm is broken only when bad weather wipes out sessions.
A unique planned break with tradition came at Imola last year, when transport issues meant that there was no Friday track action, and a single Saturday morning practice …Keep reading

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Mir: Season-worst MotoGP qualifying result ‘no big change’

The Suzuki rider was denied direct entry to Q2 after a crash late on in Friday’s FP2, with wet conditions in FP3 ensuring there would be no lap time improvements on the combined order.
Both Mir and teammate Alex Rins set strong pace in the opening stages of Q1 in wet conditions, but were caught out by a number of late improvements as the track dried.
Mir believes he overheated his tyres …Keep reading

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Quartararo ‘won’t be first for long’ if French MotoGP race is wet

Quartararo snatched his third-straight pole of the 2021 season by 0.081 seconds with a last-gasp effort at the end of Q2 at Le Mans on Saturday to lead Yamaha teammate Maverick Vinales. 
But the day started off difficult for Yamaha, with Quartararo struggling down in 19th in the drying conditions of FP3. 
Quartararo struggled to ninth from pole in the wet Le Mans race last …Keep reading

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