F1: Ferrari & Raikkonen Test Halo Prototype in Barcelona; Anticipated for 2017 Debut

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BARCELONA, Spain – official series release — Ferrari photo — Kimi Raikkonen’s Ferrari publically debuted a prototype halo-style cockpit protection device during Thursday morning’s Formula One test session at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain. Thursday marked the first time the system has been seen on an F1 car during a public session. The Ferrari prototype is a tubular carbon-fiber structure mounted over …

MOTOGP: Lorenzo Picks Up Where He Left Off; Leads Day One of Preseason Test in Qatar

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LOSAIL, Qatar – official report — Yamaha photo — The Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team flexed its muscle once more on the YZR-M1 Wednesday, as Jorge Lorenzo paced testing at Losail Int’l Circuit ahead of the start of the FIM MotoGP World Championship. Lorenzo wasn‘t shy to get busy and continued the progress he made during the preseason. He took over the top spot …

IMSA: Preseason Testing Wraps Up at Daytona; New Faces in New Places for Prototype Class

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – official series release — Richard Dole/LAT for IMSA photo — While each of the six IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype class cars participating in the pre-season test at Daytona Int’l Speedway competed in the 2015 Rolex 24 At Daytona, all have made significant changes in preparation for the 2016 endurance classic. The two-day test concluded Wednesday with 24 cars representing …

IMSA: Preseason Testing Kicks Off at Daytona; Highlighted by New Cars and New Faces

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — official series release — Richard Dole/LAT photo — A number of new cars that will potentially compete in the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship made their official on-track debut Tuesday, in the opening of a two-day preseason test at Daytona International Speedway. Twenty-four cars representing all four WeatherTech Championship classes participated. No times were published for the …

MOTOGP: Marquez Closes Valencia Test on Top; Repsol Honda Shows Preseason Speed

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VALENCIA, Spain – official team release — Repsol Honda photo — The Repsol Honda Team finished the Valencia MotoGP 2016 preseason testing program with a flourish on Wednesday, as riders Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa were first and third on the overall time sheets. Marquez completed a total of 42 laps and set his fastest time of 1:31.060 on lap 29, leading all riders …

MOTOGP: 2016 World Championship Testing Underway; Marquez Fastest in Valencia

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VALENCIA, Spain – official series release — MotoGP photo — Just two days after the season finale of the 2015 MotoGP season, testing got underway for the 2016 season at Circuit Ricardo Tormo. Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez ended the day on top of the timesheets with a 1:31.551 as he spent the morning on his 2015 machine assessing the new …

ARCA: Preseason Testing Dates Set at Daytona; Two Day Affair Moves to January

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TOLEDO, Ohio – official series release — ARCA photo — The test dates for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards at Daytona Int’l Speedway will be held on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 15-16, 2016. The announcement marks the first time ARCA’s annual pre-season testing sessions will be held exclusively in January. Since the inception of the test sessions in …

INDYCAR: NOLA Test Session Provides Valuable Learning Opportunity for IndyCar Drivers

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AVONDALE, La. — official series release — Chris Owens/IndyCar photo — From a secondary viewing spot at NOLA Motorsports Park, KV Racing Technology co-owner Jimmy Vasser confirmed what he saw on pit lane. “I was impressed with the speed on the circuit for a first day,” the former Indy car driver said. “I think they’ll put on a great show.” …

F1: Ferrari On Top; Kimi Raikkonen Posts Fastest Time Of Jerez Testing In Final Day On-Track

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JEREZ, Spain – official series release — Mark Thompson/Getty Images Europe photo — Kimi Raikkonen ensured Ferrari ended the first preseason test of 2015 on top by going fastest on the fourth and final day at Jerez on Wednesday. The Scuderia’s new SF15-T had already topped the first and second days in the hands of Sebastian Vettel, and Raikkonen carried on …

F1: Vettel Tops Testing Sheets For Second Consecutive Day In Jerez

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JEREZ, Spain — official series release — Dan Istitene/Getty Images Europe photo — Sebastian Vettel maintained his and Ferrari’s encouraging start to preseason testing by going fastest on the second day of running at Jerez on Monday. The four-time world champion, also quickest on the opening day, set a new overall benchmark of 1:20.984 to finish almost one second clear of …

F1: Preseason Testing Kicks Off in Jerez; Vettel Tops Opening Day Time Sheets for Ferrari

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JEREZ, Spain – official series release — Mark Thompson/Getty Images Europe photo — Sebastian Vettel made the perfect start to his Ferrari career by sending the Italian team to the top of the time sheets on the opening day of Formula One preseason testing at Jerez on Sunday. The four-time world champion, who switched to Ferrari from Red Bull over the …