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Toyota Gazoo Racing grabs pole at Silverstone

Toyota Gazoo Racing will start the 6 Hours of Silverstone from pole position after a one-two in qualifying for the first round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).

Mike Conway and Kamui Kobayashi earned pole position with a combined average lap time of 1min 37.304secs in the #7 TS050 HYBRID they share with José María López. That was achieved via the fastest lap ever recorded by an LMP1 car at Silverstone in WEC.


Fernando Alonso to take part in Indy 500

Spanish racing driver Fernando Alonso will miss Formula One's most glamorous race, the Monaco Grand Prix, to instead take part in the United State's iconic Indianapolis 500, his team said on Wednesday.

McLaren-Honda said that, after the absence of 38 years, it would return to the American classic race popularly known as the "Indy 500" with a single car driven by Alonso, powered by Honda and run by the Andretti Autosport team.


Yamaha's Maverick Vinales wins Argentine MotoGP

Spain's Maverick Vinales clocked 41 minutes and 45.060 seconds to win his second consecutive MotoGP race with a comfortable victory in the Argentine Grand Prix. The 22-year-old became the first Yamaha rider since Wayne Rainey in 1991 to win the first two races of the season.

Italy's seven-time MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi was second on his Yamaha on Sunday, finishing 2.915 seconds behind Vinales at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit. Britain's Cal Crutchlow was third on his Honda, less than a second further back.

Reigning champion Marc Marquez, who started from pole position, crashed out on lap four while leading the race.

Toyota eyes victory at season-opening 6 Hours of Silverstone

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing begins its challenge for the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) with a new car and revised driver line-up for the season-opening 6 Hours of Silverstone this weekend.

A heavily-modified TS050 HYBRID, featuring upgraded hybrid powertrain plus mechanical and aerodynamic updates, will make its competitive debut in the first of nine endurance races which will decide the 2017 championship.


Bad Luck for Rossi as Engine Failure Thwarts Potential Win

The Verizon IndyCar Series traveled to the Streets of Long Beach for one of the most popular races of the season. Alexander Rossi had a fast car all weekend and was running P2 when he was struck with bad luck for the second race in a row. The engine blew on the #98 NAPA AUTO PARTS machine at lap 62.

Rossi's weekend had been strong, including qualifying for his first "Firestone Fast Six" and starting P5 for the race. “I thought we had a really good shot at winning," said Rossi. "The pace of the car was really good all day, and were able to recover from a little bit of a tricky pit stop sequence. It cost us around five seconds to the leaders, and the air was rough amongst the cars where I popped out. Was proud to fight back to the top."


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