MotoGP Czech Republic Grand Prix – how to watch, start time & more – MotoGP

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Following Johann Zarco’s stunning pole position for the Czech Republic Grand Prix, the entire MotoGP grid has been shaken up. Here’s how and when you can watch the race.

Zarco, competing on a year-old Ducati, shocked the paddock to charge to pole position at Brno beating the Petronas SRT Yamaha duo of Fabio Quartararo and Franco Morbidelli who had topped the practice sessions coming into this weekend.

Meanwhile, qualifying turned into a nightmare for factory Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso as he endured his worst qualifying performance of his MotoGP career down in 18th place, while Pramac Ducati’s Jack Miller fared little better on the GP20 in 14th place.

At the sharp end, Zarco’s ex-KTM team-mate Pol Espargaro was left “pissed off” when he was denied second place in qualifying after losing a laptime due to a yellow flag in Q2. The Spanish rider has confirmed he will appeal the decision in

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Verstappen explains call to start F1 70th Anniversary GP on hard tyre – F1

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Max Verstappen says the call to start the 70th Anniversary GP on the hard tyre was an obvious choice as it was the same compound that worked for him last weekend.

The Red Bull driver was the only one to try to get through Q2 on the hard tyre, and will be the only top 10 runner who will start on it with his rivals all opting for the medium.

Last weekend at the British GP, Verstappen also used the C2 tyre in Q2 for the British GP, when it was the medium option, which was in line with his fellow frontrunners.

For the second Silverstone race, Pirelli has opted to go a step softer with the C2 compound becoming the hard option tyre.

Verstappen says he felt so comfortable on the C2 that he wanted to qualify on it, and thus be able to use it for the first

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Road America IndyCar: Dixon maintains unbeaten start, pitstop woe for Newgarden – IndyCar

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Five-time IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon earned his third successive victory of the 2020 season in the first of two races this weekend at Road America.

The Chip Ganassi Racing driver had moved up to sixth from ninth on the grid in the opening stages before vaulting into second when he undercut the majority of front runners after the second pitstops.

Long-time race leader and pole-sitter Josef Newgarden lost a comfortable race lead and fell outside of the top 10 after stalling twice in the pits during his second stop.

The reigning IndyCar’s champions plight left a two-way duel for the lead between his Team Penske stablemate Will Power and championship leader Dixon, who had won the previous two races at Texas and the Indianapolis Grand Prix.

The first caution at Road America in three years was required after Meyer Shank Racing’s Jack Harvey – who started from the front

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MotoGP Czech Republic Grand Prix qualifying – Start time, how to watch & more – MotoGP

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With MotoGP roaring back into action after a short breather, Brno hosts the Czech Grand Prix which is round three of the reshuffled 2020 season. Here’s how to watch qualifying.

Reigning world champion Marc Marquez remains out of action following further surgery to fix the plate in his broken right arm, with the plate becoming damaged after he tried “to open a window” at home.

Stefan Bradl has stepped in as replacement for the injured Spaniard and brought up the rear in FP1, 1.8s off pace-setting Honda stablemate Takaaki Nakagami on the LCR machine.

But it was MotoGP championship leader Fabio Quartararo who charged to the top of the combined timesheets late on during Friday afternoon’s FP2 session to beat Petronas SRT Yamaha team-mate Franco Morbidelli by just 0.007 seconds.

Miguel Oliveira impressed on his Tech3 KTM in take third place, ahead of Johann Zarco on the Avintia Ducati, as

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F1 70th Anniversary GP qualifying – Start time, how to watch & more – F1

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Formula 1 stays at Silverstone for the middle part of the latest triple-header with the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix. Here’s how to watch qualifying.

Lewis Hamilton led a Mercedes 1-2 at the end of Friday practice after team-mate Valtteri Bottas, fresh from confirming his new deal at the F1 world champion for 2021, topped FP1.

While Mercedes dominated the timesheets once again at Silverstone, after Hamilton won a dramatic British GP last weekend crossing the finish line on three wheels, there was plenty of drama off track revolving around Racing Point.

On Friday morning, Sergio Perez was ruled out of this weekend’s F1 race due to a positive COVID-19 test meaning stand-in replacement Nico Hulkenberg continues to drive for the team alongside Lance Stroll.

After that, the long-awaited FIA decision on Racing Point’s copying hearing was released; with the Silverstone-based team given a 15-point deduction to its F1 world constructors’

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Ferrari set to consider F1 organisational changes after poor start to 2020 – F1

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Ferrari is ready to consider organisational changes as part of efforts to turn around its disappointing start to the Formula 1 season.

The Italian outfit has fallen away from the pace-setting Mercedes team this year and needs to make a step forward if it is to start regularly challenging for even podium finishes.

After a difficult Hungarian Grand Prix, team principal Mattia Binotto confessed that the start of the year had been worse than the team had feared after testing, and was clear that everything was on the table in terms of what needed to be done differently.

“I think we saw in Barcelona [testing] that we were not fast enough, but we were not expecting such a difficult situation,” said Binotto after the Hungarian Grand Prix. “So it is certainly worse compared to expectations.

“With three races in a row, there are a couple of weeks before Silverstone and

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Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix Today – how to watch, start time & more – F1

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After a long coronavirus-induced break, Formula 1 finally returns to action with the Austrian Grand Prix on 5 July. Here’s how and when you can watch the race.

From a heavily reshaped race calendar to a rules overhaul, F1 returns to action at the Red Bull Ring for the Austrian Grand Prix held without fans and with extensive COVID-19 protocols in place.

As F1 has seen the likes of NASCAR and IndyCar restart in the United States, plus major football leagues across Europe, the first international championship is gearing up for its own restart project.

The Austrian GP begins an initial run of eight races across 10 weeks, with both the Red Bull Ring and Silverstone, hosting two races in an effort to bolster the F1 race calendar amid the series of cancellations and ongoing postponements.

The action starts this weekend, albeit behind closed doors, as F1 adapts to its

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F1 Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying: Start time, how to watch & more – F1

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Fresh from the Red Bull Ring double-header that started the reshaped 2020 Formula 1 season, here’s how to watch qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend.

After the dramatic pair of races in Spielberg, F1 moves on to Budapest this weekend to complete the first mini-leg of the season with a third race in as many weeks.

Mercedes remains hot favourite to claim pole position at the Hungaroring, after Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton took a pole position apiece in the Austrian races.

Mercedes dominated the first practice session at the Hungarian circuit in the dry, with Hamilton ahead of Bottas, before a rain-hit FP2 curtailed running. Sebastian Vettel topped the afternoon session for Ferrari ahead of Bottas while Hamilton did not produce a timed lap.

In both Austrian races Red Bull was Mercedes’ closest rival, with Max Verstappen losing out to Bottas late on in the second race,

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Leclerc to start F1 Styrian GP 14th after receiving grid penalty for impeding Kvyat – F1

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Ferrari Formula 1 driver Charles Leclerc has received a three-place grid penalty for the Styrian Grand Prix for impeding AlphaTauri racer Daniil Kvyat in qualifying, and will therefore start 14th.

The Monegasque driver had a frustrating session and qualified only 11th, and he therefore tumbles behind Williams driver George Russell, Racing Point’s Lance Stroll and Kvyat.

The stewards made it clear that Leclerc had been informed that Kvyat was approaching, and they did not accept his excuse that visibility was poor in the wet.

They stated: “The driver of car 16 had been adequately informed by the team after Turn 7 that car 26 would be approaching and that he should watch out for traffic.

“Following this, he accelerated on the approach to Turn 9, but eventually slowed down again after spotting another car in front of him in Turn 9 in order to prevent having his following lap affected.

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Dovizioso suffers broken collarbone in motocross crash ahead of MotoGP season start – MotoGP

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Ducati MotoGP rider Andrea Dovizioso has broken his left collarbone in a motocross crash on Sunday in Italy and will undergo surgery this evening.

Dovizioso was taking part in a motocross race in the Emilia Romagna regional championship in Italy on Sunday when he crashed and landed on heavily on his left shoulder, according to eye witnesses.

He was taken to a nearby hospital in Forli to undergo scans on a possible broken collarbone.

Ducati has since confirmed that the three-time MotoGP world championship runner-up has broken his left collarbone, and will undergo an operation on Sunday evening in Modena to correct this.

A spokesperson for the team confirmed that ordinarily an injury like this would be left to heal on its own, but Ducati and Dovizioso have taken the decision to have the operation in order to be ready for the opening round of the 2020 season at Jerez

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