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Toyota Gazoo Racing all set for 6 Hours of Bahrain

Toyota Gazoo Racing will bring the curtain down on an emotional and exciting 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season in this weekend’s 6 Hours of Bahrain.

The team travels to the Bahrain International Circuit for the ninth race of the season with plenty to fight for in both the drivers’ and manufacturers’ World Championships, whilst also aiming for a second win of the season. 

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Hamilton wins wet Brazilian Grand Prix, Verstappen steals the show... again!

Lewis HamiltonThe battle to be crowned Formula One World Champion will go down to the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi thanks to Lewis Hamilton producing a trouble free drive in the midst of a heavy downpour at the Interlagos circuit in São Paulo, Brazil. The win is Hamilton's first in 10 attempts in Brazil and the perfect time for him to achieve that feat to keep himself in the hunt for the Drivers' Championship.

Hamilton cut Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg's lead at the top of the standings down to 12 points after a flawless performance in conditions that were far too treacherous for racing and saw a couple of drivers escape unhurt from what could have been potentially serious accidents and witnessed two stoppages and a large chunk of time spent behind the safety car.

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Jorge Lorenzo wins Valencia MotoGP

Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo won the Valencia MotoGP at the Cheste racetrack on Sunday in what was his final race after nine years with the Movistar Yamaha team.

Lorenzo began the race in pole position in almost perfect racing conditions and never looked back as Marc Marquez, Valentino Rossi and Andrea Iannone battled it out for the remaining places on the podium.

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Pratap Jayaram, Rizwan Khan light up Indian National Drag Racing Championship

Veteran Pratap Jayaram literally set the track on fire in a fully modified Reva on his way to victory in the Indian Open class for cars in the Indian National Drag Racing Championship at the Taneja Aerospace facility near Bengaluru on Sunday. Rizwan Khan took the honours in the Superbikes category.

Jayaram, who last raced actively in 1995 and returned for one-off events in 2010, clocked a bewildering 11.055 seconds for the 400 metres dash.

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Hamilton edges Rosberg out of Brazilian GP pole

 Reigning World Champion Lewis Hamilton continued to keep the pressure on teammate Nico Rosberg in the race for the Drivers' Championship by taking his 11th Pole Position of the season and the 60th of his career at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace in São Paulo, Brazil.

Only fractions of a second separate the two Silver Arrows heading into tomorrow's Brazilian Grand Prix with Rosberg completing a 13th front row lock out of the season for the Mercedes team setting a time of 1:10.838 narrowly behind Hamilton's 1:10.736. The Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen was surprisingly the third quickest car on the track, setting a time of 1:11.404, more than half-a-second behind the Mercedes duo, who were simply in a class of their own.

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Esteban Ocon joins Sahara Force India for 2017 and beyond

Sahara Force India is pleased to confirm Esteban Ocon as a race driver for 2017 and beyond following the signing of a multi-year contract. The 20-year-old Frenchman will race alongside Sergio Perez to form one of the most exciting line-ups on the grid with a blend of youth and experience.

Esteban Ocon said, “I’m very excited to join Sahara Force India. I know the team quite well already because I was a test driver last year and I’m really looking forward to working with everybody at Silverstone once again. I’m still relatively new to Formula One, but spending half a season at Manor Racing has given me some valuable experience and I feel ready for this new opportunity with Sahara Force India. The next few months will be very busy as I do all I can to prepare for the challenge ahead of me.

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Nico Rosberg: "My focus is on winning the next race"

Nico Rosberg said he is not thinking about hypotheticals ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday as he seeks his first Formula One drivers' championship. The 31-year-old German currently leads Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton by 19 points with two races remaining in the season, reports Xinhua.

"Despite not winning the last two races, I feel like I'm performing well," Rosberg told reporters here on Wednesday. "I'm not thinking too much about the mathematics because that will get me nowhere. I prefer to concentrate on what is happening now and my focus is on winning the next race."

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