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Le Mans winner Tandy set to return in Algarve Pro-run LMP2 with Jarvis

Le Mans 24 Hours winner Nick Tandy is set to return to the wheel of a prototype at this year’s French enduro together with former LMP1 sparring partner Oliver Jarvis.

Tandy, who won the race aboard a Porsche 919 Hybrid in 2015, and 2017 LMP2 class-winner Jarvis have been named in a late addition to the field from the Anglo-Portuguese Algarve Pro LMP2 squad.

They are listed to share an ORECA-Gibson 07, entered under the G-Drive by Algarve banner, with former GP3 driver Ryan Cullen in the double-points round of the World Endurance Championship on 19/20 September.

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Newgarden wins the second IndyCar race of the weekend

MADISON, Ill. (AP) — Josef Newgarden raced to his second IndyCar victory of the season Sunday, holding off rookie Pato O’Ward before a late caution ended the race at World Wide Technology Raceway under the yellow flag.

It’s the second IndyCar race to finish under caution in one week. Takuma Sato won the Indianapolis 500 under yellow last Sunday.

In the second of two weekend races at the short oval outside of St. Louis, it was Sato who brought out the caution with four laps remaining when he hit the wall. The pace car picked up the field with three laps remaining and IndyCar did not have enough time to restart the race.

It denied O’Ward a chance to challenge the reigning IndyCar Series champion for the victory. Newgarden, in a Chevrolet for Team Penske, won for the 16th time in his career and closed the points deficit on championship

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Le Mans winner Tandy set to return in Algarve Pro-run LMP2 with Jarvis – WEC

Le Mans 24 Hours winner Nick Tandy is set to return to the wheel of a prototype at this year’s French enduro together with former LMP1 sparring partner Oliver Jarvis.

Tandy, who won the race aboard a Porsche 919 Hybrid in 2015, and 2017 LMP2 class-winner Jarvis have been named in a late addition to the field from the Anglo-Portuguese Algarve Pro LMP2 squad.

They are listed to share an ORECA-Gibson 07, entered under the G-Drive by Algarve banner, with former GP3 driver Ryan Cullen in the double-points round of the World Endurance Championship on 19/20 September.

Tandy became available for the 24 Hours when Porsche scratched the two GTE Pro entries from its North American CORE Autosport team, for which he races in the GT Le Mans class of the IMSA SportsCar Championship.

The Brit, who last raced a prototype in the 2017 WEC, told Autosport: “I know the

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MotoGP teams wary of KTM building “super engine” for 2021 season – MotoGP

Several MotoGP manufacturers are not happy that KTM will be permitted to develop its engines ahead of the 2021 season, with fears it is working on a “super engine”.

KTM and Aprilia are permitted by the regulations to be exempt from the engine development freeze imposed on non-concession manufacturers Honda, Yamaha, Ducati and Suzuki.

However, as part of cost-saving measures in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, all manufacturers agreed to a freeze on engine development.

KTM will be allowed to develop its engines for next year now it has lost its results-based concessions as a result of Brad Binder and Miguel Oliveira’s wins at the Czech and Styrian Grands Prix.

But this is a move that has angered several rival manufacturers, as a source present at the manufacturers’ association meeting ahead of the Styrian GP where KTM was granted dispensation to develop its engines explained to Autosport.

“We believe

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McLaren awaiting analysis of Sainz PU that caused F1 Belgian GP DNS – F1

McLaren is waiting for Renault to analyse the failure on Carlos Sainz Jr’s Formula 1 power unit to find out the exact cause of the issue.

Sainz was prevented from starting Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix after reporting an issue with his power unit en route to the grid, forcing him out of the race.

McLaren confirmed there had been an issue on Sainz’s power unit which had caused an exhaust failure, leaving the Spaniard on the sidelines.

Team principal Andreas Seidl said that McLaren needed to wait on analysis from engine supplier Renault to find out whether or not the power unit could be salvaged, or if Sainz would require a fresh one for the Italian Grand Prix.

“We need to wait for the analysis on the Renault side on the specific issue,” Seidl said.

“In the end we saw it was an internal issue on the power unit side,

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What You Probably Missed From the IndyCar Doubleheader at Gateway

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The NTT IndyCar Series doubleheader after the Indianapolis 500 this year was not the usual street course on Detroit’s Belle Isle, but instead a pair of 200-lap races at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway in Madison, Ill.

Takuma Sato’s legacy as a hard charger and Josef Newgarden as an oval master.” data-reactid=”34″Those races further cemented Scott Dixon’s legacy as a winner, Takuma Sato’s legacy as a hard charger and Josef Newgarden as an oval master.

Here is what you may have missed from the doubleheader weekend at Gateway’s 1.25 mile oval.

Photo credit: JAMES BLACK

One cannot adequately describe the start of Saturday’s race without using the word cluster. And it was especially the case for Andretti Autosport.

Anticipating a green flag, Alex Palou darted inside Alexander Rossi from his row six starting

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Alonso: Indy 500 will be “impossible” during F1 return with Renault – IndyCar

Fernando Alonso has said next week’s Indianapolis 500 will be his last attempt at the triple crown for at least two years, as he returns to Formula 1 with Renault.

In 2017, McLaren’s F1 prospects were so poor that Alonso was able to skip the Monaco Grand Prix with the team’s blessing in order to take part in the Indy 500 with a McLaren-backed Andretti Autosport entry. He starred and was in contention for the win until his Honda engine blew.

Having taken a two-year sabbatical from F1, Alonso has found it easier to prepare for Indy for the two editions, but in 2021 he will relight his F1 career at Renault.

There had been much speculation that with the Monaco GP and the Indy 500 set to not run on the same weekend next season, 23rd May and 30th May respectively, that he might be able to do both,

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Zarco “ready” for return to factory MotoGP bike with Ducati in 2021 – MotoGP

Johann Zarco thinks he’s “ready” to step up to the factory Ducati team in 2021, but believes he needs to score more MotoGP podiums before being considered.

The double Moto2 world champion joined the Ducati fold for 2020 after signing a deal directly with it to join the satellite Avintia squad on a year-old Desmosedici.

This came after he quit his two-year works KTM deal halfway through last year, before finding refuge at LCR as Takaaki Nakagami’s injury replacement for the last three races.

Zarco has since scored Avintia’s first pole position and podium finish when he placed third in the Czech GP, while putting his GP19 third on the grid for the Styrian Grand Prix – although had to start from pitlane as punishment for his collision with Franco Morbidelli at the previous week’s Austrian GP.

The Frenchman will remain a Ducati rider in 2021, though it is not

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Hamilton feels ‘weight’ of 2020 events, broke down at news of Boseman’s death – F1

Lewis Hamilton says he feels “a lot of weight on my heart” from off-track events in 2020, revealing he “broke down” at news of Chadwick Boseman’s death on Saturday.

The death of Boseman, a leading actor and star of black superhero film Black Panther, sparked an outpouring of tributes from across the world on Saturday.

Hamilton dedicated his pole position at Spa to Boseman, and performed the Wakanda Forever salute made famous in the Black Panther film after both qualifying and his race victory.

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff said the “tragedies” around the world that Hamilton was contending with through 2020 – amid the backdrop of activism against racism and racial injustice – had “driven” the six-time world champion.

Hamilton explained following his victory on Sunday the challenge that he faced to remain focused and charge his energy into performing on-track given the global events of 2020.

“I’ve generally

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