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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Norris back pain in Austria caused by time out of an F1 car – F1

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McLaren driver Lando Norris says that the pain that hit him over the Styrian Grand Prix was caused by bruising triggered by his long absence from a Formula 1 car.

Norris was left with back and chest pains last weekend, and had to take painkillers to get through the second Red Bull Ring event.

But after flying back to the UK this week for diagnosis by specialists, the Briton is confident he has got on top of the issue and should be in better shape at the Hungaroring this time out.

“We’ve kind of diagnosed it,” he said, when asked by Autosport for the latest on his troubles.

“I’m feeling better for this week, which is a very good thing.

“I went back to the UK in the last few days, staying in my bubble, to go and see some specialists and get scans and so on.

“We diagnosed pretty

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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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Hamilton: Not the right time for Mercedes F1 contract talks – F1

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Lewis Hamilton says it “doesn’t feel like the right time” to hold talks over a new Mercedes Formula 1 contract, but remains relaxed about his future with the team.

Mercedes announced on Thursday that Valtteri Bottas would be remaining with the team for the 2021 season after a smooth completion of talks over a new contract.

Six-time world champion Hamilton is yet to finalise a new deal with Mercedes beyond the end of this season, but both parties are widely expected to agree terms for a new contract.

Hamilton said on Thursday at Silverstone that there were no updates to offer regarding his future, feeling it was not yet the right time to open talks with Mercedes given the current global climate following the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Honestly, it just doesn’t feel like the right time to sit [down for talks],” Hamilton said.

“When you think about so many people in

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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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DTM cars break 300km/h barrier for first time in Spa season opener – DTM

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DTM cars broke the 300km/h barrier for the first time in the series’ history in last weekend’s season opener at Spa.

WRT Audi rookie Fabio Scherer was the first driver to touch the magic mark in Sunday’s second race, hitting 300km/h (or 186mph) on lap 22 of 26, before improving to 302km/h (188mph) on the final tour.

BMW drivers Jonathan Aberdein and Philipp Eng also achieved the same feat in the closing stages of the race, with Eng recording speeds in excess of 300km/h on three different occasions.

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“I didn’t recognise it at the time but I was informed after the race by my engineer,” said Aberdein.

“It was at the end of the Kemmel straight – it was DRS, push-to-pass and also I think two cars in front, so a massive tow, which helped a lot.”

Eng added: “The

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Used car values up for the first time since 2009

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Average used car sale values increased in July at the three-year and 60,000-mile point – the first upward movement in the month since 2009 and followed an even stronger June.

Strong demand and a shortage of supply helped to drive the 0.4% increase, according to data experts at Cap HPI.

Average values at the one-year point stayed level and vehicles younger than this dropped very slightly. At all other ages, there has been a small, positive movement.

Cap HPI says there remains some pent-up demand in the market, with consumers wary of public transport keeping demand healthy.

Derren Martin, head of valuations UK at Cap HPI, explained: “We have witnessed a relatively dramatic increase during June, then a stabilisation in July and it would appear that values have peaked but are remaining at or around that level for now. As always, there are winners and losers within these averages.”


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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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