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LIVE COMMENTARY: RACE CENTRE LIVE - ACROPOLIS RALLY, MUGELLO MOTOGP WEEKEND
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As it happened: Acropolis Rally, Mugello MotoGP weekend
By Matt Beer, Mark Glendenning, Jamie O'Leary, Glenn Freeman, Gary Watkins, Charles Bradley, Peter Mills, David Evans and Scott Mitchell
The live commentary has ended. No further updates will be posted.
Fri 06:57 Good morning and welcome to the first ever day of AUTOSPORT Race Centre Live.

Fri 06:58 This is a brand new rolling blog for every racing weekend, bringing together coverage of all major international motorsport series for live updates from AUTOSPORT's team across the world's paddocks.

Fri 07:00 The opening weekend features the Acropolis Rally, MotoGP's Italian Grand Prix, DTM and European Formula 3 at Spielberg in Austria, Formula Renault 3.5 at Spa-Francorchamps, NASCAR at Dover, IndyCar's first double-header in Detroit, and Auto GP and the Blancpain Endurance Series at Silverstone.

Fri 07:00 First up will be World Rally Championship qualifying from Greece at 7:30 GMT.

Fri 07:05 Sunny morning here in Loutraki. Sebastien Ogier quickest on his second practice run, 0.9s up on Thierry Neuville. All priority drivers have completed the obligatory two runs.

Sebastien OgierFri 07:19 So far in 2013, no one named anything other than Sebastien has won a round of the WRC. Loeb triumphed on two of his three part-time appearances so far, including last time out in Argentina, while Ogier has won the other three rallies.

With no Loeb in Greece this weekend, it's up to the likes of Mikko Hirvonen, Dani Sordo, Mads Ostberg and Jari-Matti Latvala to try to peg back Ogier's growing points lead.

WRC standings after five of 13 rounds:

1 Sebastien Ogier 122
2 Sebastien Loeb 68
3 Mikko Hirvonen 57
4 Jari-Matti Latvala 49
5 Mads Ostberg 38

Fri 07:25 Could be some disruption around Europe this morning. AUTOSPORT's Jamie O'Leary (@mrjamieoleary) is hearing reports of snow at Spielberg, where the DTM and European Formula 3 are in action, while Glenn Freeman (@glenn_autosport) could be in for a quiet time at Spa initially, where fog is delaying sessions including Formula Renault 3.5.

Fri 07:27 Last year's Acropolis Rally was a Sebastien Loeb victory, although not an easy one, with the Fords pushing him hard and a puncture causing a late scare.

Back then Sebastien Ogier was still biding his time in a VW-run Super 2000 Skoda, finishing a distant eighth overall.

2012 Acropolis Rally report

Fri 07:31 Acropolis Rally: Qualifying is go. Ogier first in.

Fri 07:32 Here's what is coming up on AUTOSPORT Race Centre Live today.

Friday May 31 - all times GMT

7:33 Acropolis Rally qualifying
7:55 MotoGP Mugello free practice one
9:00 Auto GP Silverstone free practice one
11:15 European Formula 3 Spielberg practice
11:45 Auto GP Silverstone free practice two
12:05 MotoGP Mugello free practice two
13:50 Formula Renault 3.5 Spa free practice
15:10 IndyCar Detroit free practice one
15:15 Auto GP Silverstone qualifying
15:28 Acropolis Rally SS1
15:55 European Formula 3 Spielberg qualifying
18:26 Acropolis Rally SS2
19:00 IndyCar Detroit race one qualifying
19:15 NASCAR Sprint Cup Dover qualifying

Fri 07:43 The MotoGP weekend has got underway at Mugello with opening practice for Moto3. Jonas Folger snatched the top spot from local wildcard Andrea Locatelli in the final moments.

Overnight rain meant a damp track, with times a long way off dry pace. That could have an impact on the MotoGP session, which is due to commence in just under a quarter of an hour.

Fri 07:45 Acropolis Rally: Start of qualifying delayed. Massive crowds in the stage. FIA safety delegate is taking a second tour in the helicopter to make sure everybody's standing in the right place. Should be ready to go in next five minutes...

Valentino RossiFri 07:48 MotoGP - Mugello: This is a particularly big weekend for Yamaha in MotoGP. Jorge Lorenzo has slipped behind Honda duo Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez after their recent wins and his troubled French Grand Prix.

And for Italian hero Valentino Rossi, once unbeatable at Mugello, the thought of being left trailing by the 'big three' ahead once again is painful one, though he has taken care to play down expectations.

Fri 07:49 Acropolis Rally: Zero car in the stage now. Ogier on the line.

Fri 07:52 MotoGP: Here's a reminder of what happened in the last MotoGP round, the spectacularly dramatic wet French GP at Le Mans:

Pedrosa wins French GP

Fri 07:54 MotoGP - Mugello: What Jorge Lorenzo really needs this weekend is to repeat last year's dominant Italian GP performance...

2012 Mugello MotoGP report

Fri 07:55 MotoGP - Mugello: Tyre supplier Bridgestone reports a current track temperature of just 13 degrees. There's no rain falling, but it remains overcast.

Fri 07:55 MotoGP - Mugello: Engines roar and the riders begin to explore the track for 45 minutes of practice.

Le Mans MotoGP podiumFri 07:59 MotoGP - Mugello: A quick reminder of how the title battle looks right now:

MotoGP standings after four of 18 rounds:

1 Dani Pedrosa 83
2 Marc Marquez 77
3 Jorge Lorenzo 66
4 Cal Crutchlow 55
5 Valentino Rossi 47

Fri 08:00 Acropolis Rally: Ogier through the 1.86-mile stage in 2m14.5s.

Fri 08:04 Acropolis Rally: Hirvonen 2.7s down, Latvala 3.4 down on Ogier. Mikko reported no problems and was pretty surprised at Ogier's time...

Fri 08:05 MotoGP - Mugello: Marc Marquez is the early pacesetter with a 2m01.5s on a damp track. Pole last year was a 1m47s.

Fri 08:09 Acropolis Rally: Neuville 0.4s faster than M-Sport team-mate Ostberg. Mads reported engine issue on his second FP run. He was also seen enjoying a pretty big two-wheeled moment on the final corner in the stage. Citroen's Sordo closer than anybody else to Ogier at the moment - but still 1.1 down.

Fri 08:10 MotoGP - Mugello: Cal Crutchlow is now on top on a 2m00.547s, ahead of Lorenzo, Marquez, Dovizioso, Rossi and Hayden. Pedrosa is back in 11th.

Fri 08:12 FR3.5 - Spa: The World Series by Renault meeting is getting underway at Spa after a fog delay. Although Formula Renault 3.5 is not due out until later, the delays are likely to affect it as there is little recovery time in the Friday schedule.

Sebastien OgierFri 08:16 Acropolis Rally: Ogier wins QS and will have first selection of his road position for today's two long (29.64 and 16.18-mile) stages. The weather here is windy, which means dust shouldn't be a problem and the championship leader is likely to run last on the road of the priority drivers.

Fri 08:17 MotoGP - Mugello: Pedrosa jumps to the top with the first sub-two minute lap of the day, a 1m59.7s.

Fri 08:21 Acropolis Rally: QS order: Ogier, Sordo, Novikov, Neuville, Ostberg, Mikkelsen, Al-Attiyah, Hirvonen, Latvala, Prokop, Al-Qassimi. Latvala almost spun; Fiesta drivers felt their cars were too low. Running order selection 1015 UK time.

Fri 08:26 Acropolis Rally: Finns are going to struggle to win from what's likely to be third (Latvala) and fourth (Hirvonen) on the road.

Fri 08:29 MotoGP - Mugello: Yonny Hernandez has just flown to the top on the Paul Bird Aprilia CRT bike. Trying to work out if he's the first to jump to slicks...

Fri 08:30 MotoGP - Mugello: Pedrosa is going onto slicks. Most will follow suit.

Fri 08:32 MotoGP - Mugello: Meanwhile Yonny Hernandez is definitely on dry tyres and is down to a 1m57s. That's still 10s off dry times with less than 10 minutes to go.

Fri 08:34 MotoGP - Mugello: Valentino Rossi and Randy de Puniet have little trips off the road, which is still slippery.

Fri 08:35 MotoGP - Mugello: First crash of the weekend is Ioda's Danilo Petrucci. He walks away unhurt.

Fri 08:37 MotoGP - Mugello: Andrea Dovizioso falls at the first corner. Apart from a covering of muddy gravel on his leathers, he is fine. His bike briefly gets dropped as the marshals stumble with it.

Fri 08:38 MotoGP - Mugello: Marc Marquez takes over at the front on slicks with a 1m56.5s.

Fri 08:41 MotoGP - Mugello: Marquez gets down to a 1m54s, then has a minor fall on his next lap.

Fri 08:42 MotoGP - Mugello: Replays show Marquez ran wide through the gravel, stayed upright, then fell as he hit the grass trying to regain the track.

Fri 08:43 MotoGP - Mugello - practice one result: 1 Marquez; 2 Pirro; 3 Bradl; 4 Abraham; 5 Hernandez; 6 Smith; 7 Hayden; 8 Pedrosa; 9 Crutchlow; 10 Spies.

Fri 09:02 Acropolis Rally: Mikko Hirvonen via Twitter: "I don't understand why the times are not better. Feeling with the car is good but maybe I try to push too much."

Fri 09:08 MotoGP - Mugello: Ben Spies is back in action at Mugello having taken two rounds off to try to recover from lingering injuries. His thoughts on his first session back, via Twitter:

"Hell of a sketchy session to come back to! 210 mph on dry tyres with wet pavement!"

Fri 09:35 Auto GP - Silverstone - practice one results: 1 Karthikeyan; 2 Ghirelli; 3 Sato; 4 Giovesi; 5 van Buuren; 6 Kiss; 7 Visoiu; 8 Campana; 9 Agostini; 10 de Jong.

Fri 09:37 Auto GP - Silverstone: Fastest time in practice one is a great start for Narain Karthikeyan's Super Nova deal, which was announced earlier today.

AUTOSPORT's Peter Mills will be back from the paddock and trackside to join Race Centre Live later this morning.

Khalid Al-QassimiFri 09:38 Acropolis Rally: Running order: Al-Qassimi, Prokop, Mikkelsen, Latvala, Hirvonen, Al-Attiyah, Ostberg, Neuville, Novikov, Sordo and Ogier. Mikkelsen goes third on the road to help sweep for his team-mate Latvala.

Fri 09:46 MotoGP - Mugello: Moto2 bikes went out after MotoGP for their first practice session and were up to dry pace. Takaaki Nakagami was fastest. If the weather holds, the MotoGP field should be able to start work properly in their second session at 14:05 local time.

Fri 10:04 MotoGP - Mugello: Although the weather has cleared up, AUTOSPORT's Simon Strang warns that "there are some massive storm clouds heading in the general direction of the paddock from the final corner."

Fri 10:10 We're into a bit of a lull now before the afternoon action kicks off in earnest with Formula Renault 3.5 and European Formula 3 practice, Auto GP qualifying, more MotoGP practice and the opening Acropolis Rally stages. Here is the line-up for the rest of the day:

Friday May 31 - all times GMT

11:45 Auto GP Silverstone free practice
12:05 MotoGP Mugello free practice two
13:50 Formula Renault 3.5 Spa free practice
15:10 IndyCar Detroit free practice one
15:15 Auto GP Silverstone qualifying
15:28 Acropolis Rally SS1
15:55 European Formula 3 Spielberg qualifying
18:26 Acropolis Rally SS2
19:00 IndyCar Detroit race one qualifying
19:15 NASCAR Sprint Cup Dover qualifying

Giacomo RicciFri 10:44 Auto GP - Silverstone: GP2 race-winner Giacomo Ricci has confirmed he will not be competing in this weekend's meeting, leaving 17 starters. The Italian, who was provisionally on the entry list, will focus on his managerial/driver coaching role at MLR71.

Fri 11:30 Acropolis Rally: Mikko Hirvonen and Jari-Matti Latvala joke in the pre-event press conference about having their own Finnish Championship, rather than trying to fight Sebastien Ogier for the World Rally Championship.

Fri 11:32 Acropolis Rally: Latvala spent an hour setting up the lights on his car for tonight's 16-mile dark stage. Unfortunately, his lights are great, but the rear differential on his Polo R WRC wasn't right in qualifying this morning - it's being changed right now.

Fri 11:37 Latest F1 news: Pirelli has been defending itself amid the secret Mercedes test row

Narain KarthikeyanFri 11:41 Auto GP - Silverstone: Next up is Auto GP's second free practice session from Silverstone.

Earlier this morning, Narain Karthikeyan got his debut for Super Nova off to a fine start with the fastest time.

The Indian ex-Formula 1 driver had struggled to turn his pace into results with previous team Zele, but has now linked up with the squad that won the last round at the Hungaroring with Vittorio Ghirelli.

Tamas Pal Kiss gets another Auto GP outing as he takes the Zele seat vacated by Karthikeyan.

And Karthikeyan's Super Nova chance does not come as the expense of any of its existing drivers, as he gets a third car alongside Ghirelli and Francesco Dracone.

Fri 11:43 Auto GP - Silverstone: Ghirelli's Silverstone success brought him up to third in the championship, but the top men remain Kimiya Sato and Sergio Campana, who have each taken two wins so far.

Auto GP standings after six of 16 rounds:

1 Kimiya Sato 97
2 Sergio Campana 92
3 Vittorio Ghirelli 83
4 Riccardo Agostini 51
5 Luciano Bacheta 45

Fri 11:58 MotoGP - Mugello: The sun is now out in Italy. Moto3 practice has just finished with Luis Salom fastest.

This morning's opening MotoGP session began on a damp track and was only ready for slicks in the final minutes.

Marc Marquez set the pace, despite falling immediately after his best lap, while the Yamahas did not run on slicks.

Fri 12:06 MotoGP - Mugello: Free practice two gets underway, and now the clouds are rolling in again...

Fri 12:12 Auto GP - Silverstone: Championship challenger Sergio Campana has suffered drama ahead of FP2. An engine-related problem will prevent this year's double victor from taking to the track, leaving Campana on the back foot for this afternoon's qualifying session.

Mikko HirvonenFri 12:16 Acropolis Rally news: Hirvonen insists he won't be spooked into panic changes despite being slow in qualifying

Fri 12:17 MotoGP - Mugello: This is what the crowd are here for - Valentino Rossi goes fastest after 12 minutes, just ahead of Yamaha team-mate Jorge Lorenzo.

Fri 12:19 Auto GP - Silverstone - practice two results: 1 Karthikeyan; 2 Giovesi; 3 van Buuren; 4 Ghirelli; 5 Sato; 6 Snegirev; 7 Roda; 8 Visoiu; 9 Agostini; 10 Kiss.

Fri 12:22 MotoGP - Mugello: AUTOSPORT's Simon Strang is watching down at the epic circuit's first corner.

He reports that Valentino Rossi is looking visibly smoother than the rest into the turn, holding his right foot out a long way from his Yamaha to steady it. Jorge Lorenzo is the only other rider doing that.

Fri 12:24 FR3.5 - Spa - test one results: 1 Vandoorne; 2 Magnussen; 3 Nato; 4 Huertas; 5 Sainz; 6 Muller; 7 Sirotkin; 8 Move; 9 da Costa; 10 Jaafar. Full results on FORIX.

Fri 12:25 MotoGP - Mugello: Simon Strang reports from trackside that one of the Tech 3 riders, probably Bradley Smith, is looking "wild" under braking into the first corner.

Fri 12:26 MotoGP - Mugello: Valentino Rossi improves his benchmark time to a 1m49.036s.

Fri 12:29 MotoGP - Mugello: Faster still from Rossi with a 1m48.841s, four tenths clear of the field.

Fri 12:30 MotoGP - Mugello: Marc Marquez has had a heavy accident. He was unable to walk away, crawling from the scene, and is now on a stretcher.

Fri 12:31 MotoGP - Mugello: A replay of Marquez's high-speed accident draws gasps in the media centre. He went off the road at about 200mph.

Race Centre Live will bring updates as the situation unfolds.

Marquez was waving his arms as he was taken away on the stretcher.

Fri 12:34 MotoGP - Mugello: Yet to see a full external angle of the Marquez crash, but he appears to have run onto the grass under braking and fallen, with the bike sliding down the grass between the track and the wall.

Fri 12:35 MotoGP - Mugello: Marquez has now arrived in the medical centre for checks. There is no further word on any injuries at present.

Fri 12:38 MotoGP - Mugello: Bradley Smith has a heavy crash as well.

He had a high-side and landed heavily, and could also have had an arm trapped under his Tech 3 Yamaha as it slid towards the gravel.

Smith was able to get up afterwards but was in pain.

Fri 12:39 FR3.5 - Spa: The second Friday test session is underway shortly. The track is damp but with a dry line emerging.

Fri 12:40 MotoGP - Mugello: Marc Marquez is being wheeled out of the ambulance on a stretcher. He appears to be moving all limbs and is going into the medical centre for a full evaluation.

Fri 12:42 IndyCar - Detroit: With the first practice session of a hectic IndyCar weekend at Belle Isle just a couple of hours away, the track is starting to come to life. Grand-Am is heading out in a moment for its first session.

Fri 12:44 European F3 - Spielberg: In a turn-up for the books, AUTOSPORT has arrived at the site of the former Osterreichring in time to watch the second half of practice for the Formula 3 European Championship.

Fri 12:46 MotoGP - Mugello: Jorge Lorenzo knocks Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi off the top spot by just 0.033s.

Cal Crutchlow completes an all-Yamaha top three.

Fri 12:47 MotoGP - Mugello: Race direction issues a statement saying that Marc Marquez is "deemed to have escaped any serious injury".

AUTOSPORT's Simon Strang understands that Marquez was badly winded by the high-speed impact but no worse. An incredible escape.

Fri 12:48 MotoGP - Mugello: Bradley Smith is being examined for a possible left arm injury following his accident.

Fri 12:51 MotoGP - Mugello: Jorge Lorenzo beats Valentino Rossi to the fastest time as they push each other in the final seconds of practice two.

Fri 12:52 MotoGP - Mugello - practice two results: 1 Lorenzo; 2 Rossi; 3 Crutchlow; 4 Hayden; 5 Pedrosa; 6 Iannone; 7 Dovizioso; 8 Bradl; 9 de Puniet; 10 Pirro.

Fri 12:52 European F3 - Spielberg: Free practice top 10 results: 1 Kvyat; 2 Rosenqvist; 3 Mardenborough; 4 Latifi; 5 King; 6 Serralles; 7 Tincknell; 8 Marciello; 9 Cheever; 10 Wolf.

Fri 13:06 FR3.5 - Spa: As things dry out (for now) at Spa, the FR3.5 teams are getting ready for their second free practice session which kicks off around 35 minutes.

F3 FP1Fri 13:09
European F3 - Spielberg: Here's a taster of the kind of weather the drivers have just been putting up with. That's three years out of three that it's been raining as AUTOSPORT has arrived on Friday for the DTM/F3 weekend here.

Fri 13:15 FR3.5 - Spa: This morning, local boy Stoffel Vandoorne led the way in wet conditions for Fortec. DAMS team-mates Kevin Magnussen and Norman Nato were next up. Carlos Huertas - who dominated the wet race at Aragon - took fourth, ahead of Carlos Sainz Jr, who only made his debut in this series last weekend in Monaco.

Fri 13:17 FR3.5 - Spa: Sainz's performance was especially eye-catching as he had less track time than most after going off on his outlap.

Fri 13:19 FR3.5 - Spa: As for Vandoorne, he is relieved to be racing again so he can forget about last weekend's Monaco event, where he was in the headlines for crashing into cars that were being recovered by marshals. "We stopped arguing about the decision [to give him a 5-place grid penalty] after Saturday morning. It was a tough weekend but it is the perfect situation to have another race the week after so we can focus on that and forget about what happened."

spa fr35 friday1Fri 13:22 FR3.5 - Spa: Here's how the track conditions are looking ahead of this afternoon's free practice session.

Nico MullerFri 13:38 FR3.5 - Spa: Nico Muller comes into the Spa FR3.5 weekend on a high having taken his maiden series win at the championship's premier venue: Monaco.

That brought Muller up to third in the standings, ahead of pre-season favourite Antonio Felix da Costa.

At the top of the table, it's Kevin Magnussen leading rookie and fellow McLaren protege Stoffel Vandoorne.

FR3.5 standings after five of 17 rounds:

1 Kevin Magnussen 75
2 Stoffel Vandoorne 61
3 Nico Muller 45
4 Antonio Felix da Costa 41
5 Will Stevens 36

Fri 13:42 FR3.5 - Spa: Magnussen was the winner of a wild Spa race two when the series was last in Belgium a year ago.

2012 Spa FR3.5 report: Magnussen wins, Stanaway injured

While seven years ago in FR3.5 at Spa, a future triple world champion nearly lost a finger...

Fri 13:48 MotoGP - Mugello: Looks like the extent of Marc Marquez's injuries will be limited to a swollen chin.

That's a very fortunate escape from the worst crash of his rookie season so far.

Fri 13:50 IndyCar - Detroit: First sighting of Derrick Walker in an IndyCar uniform rather than a team one. Ed Carpenter Racing's loss is very much the series' gain.

Fri 13:52 FR3.5 - Spa: Minor delay to the start of FP2 as one of the Megane Eurocup cars has stopped in the pit entry and needs to be recovered. Both Lucas Foresti and Yann Cunha will be unable to run at the beginning of this session as a penalty for yellow flag infringements in FP1.

Fri 13:52 Auto GP - Silverstone: In preparation for this weekend's round, Super Nova's Vittorio Ghirelli completed a virtual Auto GP lap of Silverstone in reigning champion Adrian Quaife-Hobbs's simulator.

Ghirelli's predicted pole lap of 1m45.8s was one second faster than this afternoon's practice benchmark, which was set without the benefit of new tyres.

Fri 13:54 FR3.5 - Spa: After that minor delay, the second free practice session of today is up and running on a reasonably dry track.

Fri 13:56 Auto GP - Silverstone: Formula 2 champion Luciano Bacheta is hoping his Silverstone troubles are behind him ahead of qualifying this afternoon.

Bacheta experienced a gearbox up-shift problem in FP1 and a master relay issue in FP2.

"It has meant we're a little bit lost on set-up," admitted Bacheta. "I think I just have to go out in quali now and push as hard as I can."

Fri 13:56 MotoGP - Mugello: The last of Friday's world championship sessions is over as Moto2 free practice ends with Tito Rabat fastest.

Richard BurnsFri 14:00 Acropolis Rally: As the event gets underway in Athens, chairman of the stewards Robert Reid joins AUTOSPORT for a cup of coffee to reminisce about his and Richard Burns' 1999 Acropolis win.

Fri 14:01 FR3.5 - Spa: Dry track time can be at a premium here, which explains why 23 of the 26 cars headed straight out onto the track. But we've had a stoppage just six minutes in. Looks like Zoel Amberg had stopped at La Source.

Fri 14:03 European F3 - Spielberg: Bad news for Van Amersfoort Racing driver Dennis van de Laar. He's been found guilty of not respecting yellow flags in practice and has been given a five-place grid penalty for Saturday's opening race.

Fri 14:03 FR3.5 - Spa: That stoppage might take the record for the shortest red flag break ever. Seconds after the last car returns to the pits, the track is 'live' again.

Fri 14:04 Auto GP - Silverstone: Championship challenger Sergio Campana has revealed he took the decision to sacrifice track time in second practice for an engine change as he was sceptical there was sufficient time to complete the work thoroughly between FP2 and qualifying.

Fri 14:05 MotoGP - Mugello: AUTOSPORT understands that Bradley Smith did not break any bones in his practice crash.

He is keen to race but could require an operation next week.

Fri 14:08 MotoGP - Mugello: Honda's Livio Suppo on Marc Marquez's crash - "When we saw the images we were really worried, but thank God we were OK."

Fri 14:08 Auto GP - Silverstone: Campana has competed at Silverstone just once, in Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup in 2008, when the circuit had a different configuration.

The Italian is competing in the series on a race-by-race basis. An appearance at his home round at Mugello in July is likely - but outings in the last three rounds hang on continued good results.

Fri 14:08 DTM - Spielberg: On the support bill this weekend is the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany. Practice has just finished with Britain's Sean Edwards on top from Norbert Siedler and Nicki Thiim.

Fri 14:09
DTM - Spielberg: And speaking of the Carrera Cup, series rookie Bas Schothorst drove through this to get to the track this morning. I'm pleased to report that conditions have improved. It's still raining though...

Fri 14:12 European F3 - Spielberg: Just been told that a gearbox problem was the cause of Lucas Auer's non-appearance in FP2. A shame for the Austrian at his home circuit.

Fri 14:15 MotoGP - Mugello: AUTOSPORT's Simon Strang has been at Honda to find out how Marc Marquez's crash unfolded.

It seems he slightly locked the front tyre, lifted the bike, but by then it was too late to recover and he went onto the grass too fast to avoid an accident.

To recap, Marquez escaped with a swollen jaw but no broken bones after crashing at the end of a 200mph straight in second practice.

Fri 14:16 MotoGP - Mugello: Bradley Smith has been diagnosed with a left wrist scaphoid fracture and an injury to his left little finger, but has medical clearance to ride on Saturday.

Fri 14:17 FR3.5 - Spa: As Kevin Magnussen leads the way in second practice, Renault has confirmed that DRS use will be limited to 450 seconds in both FR3.5 races this weekend.

Fri 14:23 FR3.5 - Spa: At the halfway stage of second practice the top six is: 1 Magnussen; 2 Move; 3 Sirotkin; 4 da Costa; 5 Stevens; 6 Vandoorne.

Fri 14:30 MotoGP - Mugello: It's been a long hard slog for Colin Edwards since he joined the CRT ranks with Forward last year, but his Twitter feed suggests today was a good day: "Finally, bike is feeling more comfortable. Still got a couple tricks to make it better though."

Fri 14:39 FR3.5 - Spa: 15 minutes to go in free practice and most cars are in the pits. Top six: 1 Magnussen; 2 Vandoorne; 3 Sorensen; 4 da Costa; 5 Sainz; 6 Webb.

Fri 14:40 MotoGP - Mugello: Dani Pedrosa says he has no idea what caused Honda team-mate Marc Marquez's practice two crash but that there shouldn't be any need for a safety furore.

"The wall is close but it's been there for many years. We spoke about it years ago in the safety commission but they said they cannot change it or something. It's a fast point."

Fri 14:41 Auto GP - Silverstone: Red flag.

Vittorio GhirelliFri 14:43 Auto GP - Silverstone: Super Nova's Vittorio Ghirelli had just set the fastest time of the weekend, a 1m46.579s, to take provisonal pole. But the Italian has now stopped at Turn 9 and brought out the red flags.

Fri 14:46 FR3.5 - Spa: Championship leader Magnussen has 0.302s over the field as free practice enters its final 10 minutes. Only his countryman Marco Sorensen has got ahead of him at any point in this session, and that was short-lived.

Fri 14:49 Auto GP - Silverstone: The session has resumed with 18 minutes left to run.

Fri 14:51
DTM - Spielberg: A bit of football banter. Down at Audi, Miguel Molina's rear wing is sporting a Bayern Munich badge ahead of the German Cup final. Mercedes, meanwhile, has decked out Pascal Wehrlein's C-coupe in the colours of opponent Stuttgart (which, of course, is where Mercedes HQ is situated).

Fri 14:52 FR3.5 - Spa: With three minutes left on the clock Monaco winner Nico Muller goes fastest.

Fri 14:54 IndyCar - Detroit: IndyCar practice in Detroit begins shortly.

This weekend is the first of the series' double-header events, with full-length races on both Saturday and Sunday.

There is just one practice session on Friday, ahead of the usual knockout qualifying format for race one.

A half-hour qualifying session for race two, with the field split into two groups, runs on Saturday morning.

Fri 14:57 FR3.5 - Spa: Second practice: 1 Muller; 2 Magnussen; 3 da Costa; 4 Vandoorne; 5 Stevens; 6 Sorensen; 7 Webb; 8 Foresti; 9 Sainz; 10 Negrao.

Tony KanaanFri 14:58 IndyCar - Detroit: The Detroit weekend follows hot on the heels of the series' showpiece Indianapolis 500, which was won by Tony Kanaan.

Column - Kanaan at Indy: the heartbreak is over
Retro interview - Kanaan's rags to riches tale

Marco AndrettiFri 15:04 IndyCar - Detroit: Marco Andretti hasn't won a race yet this year, but top seven finishes at every round so far put him a narrow 11 points clear of Long Beach winner Takuma Sato.

No one from Penske or Ganassi has won a race yet this year, as Andretti, Foyt and KV share the glory.

IndyCar standings after five of 19 rounds:

1 Marco Andretti 168
2 Takuma Sato 157
3 Helio Castroneves 152
4 Ryan Hunter-Reay 138
5 James Hinchcliffe 128

Full season statistics on FORIX

There are some significant entry changes for Detroit, with Panther ditching JR Hildebrand for Ryan Briscoe, the sister Panther DRR team and driver Oriol Servia dropping out of the series, and 2011 Long Beach victor Mike Conway returning to take the ex-Ana Beatriz seat alongside Justin Wilson at Dale Coyne Racing.

Fri 15:07 Silverstone - Auto GP: The second red flag of the afternoon has been caused by Tamas Pal Kiss hitting trouble at Turn 10.

Fri 15:11 Auto GP - Silverstone: Narain Karthikeyan had taken provisional pole from Kevin Giovesi two minutes before the stoppage.

Karthikeyan is P1 on 1m46.286s; Giovesi is second on 1m46.345s and the stranded car of Vittorio Ghirelli is third. Pal Kiss is fourth and Virtuosi UK's Andrea Roda holds provisional fifth place.

There are now green flags and three minutes remaining.

Fri 15:13 FR3.5 - Spa: It's interesting to see Nico Muller topping free practice here. After his Monaco victory he declared that his Draco team's early-season progress could only be judged this weekend on a "real" track. For the record, the second Draco car of Andre Negrao was 10th today.

Fri 15:18 DTM: Spielberg: The VW Scirocco R-Cup cars are currently on track for practice. In the 'celebrity' cars this weekend are Christian Danner, Klaus Niedzwiedz, Hans-Joachim Stuck and his son Johannes.

Fri 15:19 Auto GP - Silverstone - qualifying results: 1 Karthikeyan; 2 Giovesi; 3 Ghirelli; 4 Kiss; 5 Roda; 6 Sato; 7 van Buuren; 8 de Jong; 9 Visoiu; 10 Snegirev.

Fri 15:21 IndyCar - Detroit:This has to be some sort of record. I was just about to report that the track is green for practice, but after less than a minute we're already under reds because Josef Newgarden has stopped on the straight. He doesn't appear to have hit anything.

Fri 15:23 IndyCar - Detroit: With this weekend being a double-header, this 75 minute session is the only opportunity that the drivers will get to practice before qualifying later today.

Sebastien OgierFri 15:25 Acropolis Rally: Greece's WRC round is about to get underway in earnest, starting with the monster 47-kilometre Kineta stage, which VW described as a "sledgehammer start".

Sebastien Ogier was fastest in qualifying this morning.

Fri 15:26 IndyCar - Detroit: Lots of speculation about how the drivers will handle the physical demands of two full-length races in one weekend, but AUTOSPORT will be fine - the media centre includes a 'relaxation zone', complete with free massages. You don't get that in Formula 1.

Fri 15:28 IndyCar - Detroit: We're back underway. Meanwhile, Sarah Fisher Hartman says that Newgarden's car suffered a fuel pressure problem.

Fri 15:29 DTM - Spielberg: Currently top of the Scirocco times is Kelvin van der Linde. Sound familiar? He should do. Dad Shaun and Grandad Hennie were both multiple South African racing champions while uncle Etienne won the 1998 Formula Opel Euro Series (although we remember him best for his race wins in Formula Renault UK in '97).

Fri 15:30 MotoGP - Mugello: Moto3 star Maverick Vinales takes to Twitter to wish battered MotoGP aces Marc Marquez and Bradley Smith rapid recoveries after their practice tumbles:

"I hope you'll be OK to ride tomorrow @marcmarquez93 and @BradleySmith38! you're strong riders ;) Gas!"

Fri 15:36 IndyCar - Detroit: Second stoppage of the day as Ryan Briscoe's Panther career begins with a spin and stall at T11.

Fri 15:42 IndyCar - Detroit: Wildlife on track! Less than a minute after the restart, we have yellows. The reason: a mother duck and her four ducklings are on the racing line at T11. All cars avoided them, and comedy now abounds as track workers chase them all over the place.

Fri 15:48 IndyCar - Detroit: Back underway. There are only 43 minutes of the session left and no-one has done more than four laps yet, so it's a safe bet that everyone would appreciate a spell free of spins and ducks.

Fri 15:49 IndyCar - Detroit: ... but they're not going to get one. Scott Dixon has stopped on the track.

Mads OstbergFri 15:50 Acropolis Rally: Mads Ostberg drops 2m22.4 in the first three miles of SS1. Suspected puncture. Latvala also steady in opening split, but the Finn's pace is improving as this 30-miler unfolds. Hirvonen quickest at the moment, taking 42 seconds out of first on the road Khalid Al-Qassimi. All priority drivers in the stage.

Fri 15:59 IndyCar - Detroit: Qualifying's going to be a crapshoot if things continue like this. Hinchcliffe walled it at the exit of Turn 1, although he doesn't seem to have done too much damage to the car.

Fri 16:03 Acropolis Rally: Problem for Ogier in third split. He's dropped 1m14.7s in one split and is now two minutes down on fastest man in the stage Evgeny Novikov. Puncture?

Fri 16:08 Acropolis Rally: Ogier and Hirvonen stopped in the stage.

Fri 16:10 Acropolis Rally: Both Volkswagens through SS1 have reported handbrake problems despite the team being confident they had fixed the issue on the Polo R WRC. Ogier and Hirvonen moving again, but slowly.

Fri 16:13 IndyCar - Detroit: Is this the sixth red flag? Culprit on this occasion is James Jakes, who has stopped on the track. With 16 minutes left, Will Power is currently P1.

Fri 16:16 Acropolis Rally: Steering problem for Hirvonen. Al-Attiyah hits the Finn in an effort to get past the stricken Citroen.

Darrell Wallace JrFri 16:16 NASCAR - Dover: A bit of history in the NASCAR Truck Series as 19-year-old rookie Darrell Wallace Jr, driving for Kyle Busch's team, takes his maiden pole.

Here's the full top 10: 1 Wallace; 2 Chase Elliott; 3 Jeb Burton; 4 Ryan Blaney; 5 Kyle Busch; 6 Ty Dillon; 7 Matt Crafton; 8 German Quiroga Jr; 9 Max Gresham; 10 Johnny Sauter.

Fri 16:20 Acropolis Rally: Evgeny Novikov leads Dani Sordo by 20.6 seconds after one stage. His M-Sport team-mate Ostberg drops more than three minutes when: "The wheel fell off." Ogier not moving due to technical problem.

Fri 16:21 Acropolis Rally: For the first time this year, the winner of a World Rally Championship round won't be called Sebastien.

Fri 16:23 Acropolis Rally: And the drama continues into WRC 2 with Robert Kubica stopping momentarily halfway through the stage.

Fri 16:29 Acropolis Rally - SS1 result: 1 Novikov; 2 Sordo + 20.6s; 3 Latvala + 36.3s; 4 Neuville + 38.3s; 5 Mikkelsen + 54.4s.

Fri 16:32 Acropolis Rally: Ogier back under Rally 2 regs tomorrow. He'll be 10 minutes down with the penalties... maybe he can still win!

Fri 16:32 IndyCar - Detroit: Practice ends with Alex Tagliani on top.

Fri 16:32 IndyCar - Detroit - practice results: 1 Tagliani; 2 Dixon; 3 Newgarden; 4 Power; 5 Hunter-Reay; 6 Conway; 7 Jakes; 8 Castroneves; 9 Pagenaud; 10 Sato.

Fri 16:48 NASCAR - Dover - practice one results: 1 Jimmie Johnson; 2 Kasey Kahne; 3 Kyle Busch; 4 Kurt Busch; 5 Jamie McMurray; 6 Denny Hamlin; 7 Brad Keselowski; 8 Joey Logano; 9 Ryan Newman; 10 Jeff Gordon.

Fri 16:50 European F3 - Spielberg - qualifying part one results:

Fastest times (race one grid): 1 Kvyat; 2 Rosenqvist; 3 Wolf; 4 Cheever; 5 King; 6 Latifi; 7 Auer; 8 Tincknell; 9 Muller; 10 Hill.

Second-fastest time (race three grid): 1 Kvyat; 2 Wolf; 3 Rosenqvist; 4 Latifi; 5 Hill; 6 Cheever; 7 Muller; 8 Tincknell; 9 King; 10 Lewis.

Fri 16:54 European F3 - Spielberg - qualifying part two results:

(Race three grid): 1 Kvyat; 2 Marciello; 3 Rosenqvist; 4 King; 5 Latifi; 6 Wolf; 7 Mardenborough; 8 Tincknell; 9 Auer; 10 Giovinazzzi.

Fri 16:57 European F3 - Spielberg: That means Kvyat will have started from pole for four of the nine F3 races he will have contested by the end of this weekend.

Full qualifying report

VWFri 18:05 Acropolis Rally: Here's the gap in the Volkswagen service park awaiting the return of Sebastien Ogier's failed Polo.

The team intends to get him back out for Saturday under Rally 2. He'll have 10 minutes of penalties.

Fri 18:06 Acropolis Rally: M-Sport has despatched somebody to find the left-front wheel from Ostberg's car, but it appears the wheel broke leaving wheel nuts attached. Ostberg understandably distraught.

Fri 18:06 Day one of AUTOSPORT Race Centre Live isn't quite over yet, we've still got action from America and the Acropolis Rally's after-dark stage.

Friday 31 May - all times GMT


18:26 Acropolis Rally SS2
19:00 IndyCar Detroit race one qualifying
19:15 NASCAR Sprint Cup Dover qualifying

Robert KubicaFri 18:22 Acropolis Rally: Robert Kubica leading WRC 2 by 20 seconds. Went into a ditch on SS1 after being blinded by the combination of dust and setting sun, but otherwise a great start by the grand prix winner.

Fri 18:27 Acropolis Rally: Second stage about to start in the dark. SS2 is the first half of the long opening stage, with the finish line brought forward to Nea Politia. The crews are expecting the road to be rougher after the whole field passed through. Dust, however, shouldn't be any issue with strong winds continuing.

Evgeny NovikovFri 18:35 Acropolis Rally: Leader Evgeny Novikov has earned glowing praise from VW factory driver Jari-Matti Latvala.

The Russian holds a 20-second lead after a chaotic opening stage just outside Loutraki. Latvala was third fastest 36.3 seconds down.

"I have been really, really impressed with what Evgeny has done," said Latvala. "He has made an incredible start. That stage was so difficult, one of the hardest in my career with all the changes in rhythm and everything and for him to do the time he has done is very impressive."

Novikov was impressed with himself, but typically understated: It's a good start. I'm satisfied with that. We could have gone quicker in some places, but the most important thing was to find the rhythm, which we did."

Fri 18:37 Acropolis Rally: M-Sport team principal Malcolm Wilson admitted to mixed emotions. He may have Novikov leadng, but Mads Ostberg hit trouble just 400 metres into the stage.

"It was a strange stage for us," said Wilson, "obviously, it was disappointing for Mads to have a problem which we have never seen before with the wheel breaking.

"But then Evgeny has driven very, very well – and the good thing is that he was consistently the quickest; still fastest even when everybody was running."

Alex TaglianiFri 18:43 IndyCar - Detroit: Grand-Am practice has finished, and qualifying for IndyCar's Saturday race is about 15 minutes away. The second qualifying group looks the most likely to produce a shock.

Fri 18:46 Acropolis Rally: So windy at the end SS2, somebody reported their dust cloud overtook them on the way into the stage... Khalid Al-Qassimi much happier through SS2, the road having been swept on the first run.

Fri 18:51 Acropolis Rally: Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras put his country's ecomomic troubles to one side briefly this afternoon when he waved the crews away from the start of his country's WRC counter in Athens. Hirvonen quickest in the middle of the dark second stage tonight.

Fri 18:57 IndyCar - Detroit: It's qualifying time, and right on cue it has started to rain. Like, quite hard. At least the ducks will be happy.

RainFri 19:02 IndyCar - Detroit: The rain stopped as quickly as it started, and the session is green. Track is soaking. Splashing around in the first group are Tagliani, Newgarden, Hunter-Reay, Jakes, Pagenaud, Wilson, Andretti, Hinchcliffe, Allmendinger, Bourdais, Kimball, Vautier and Franchitti.

Fri 19:04 Acropolis Rally: Latvala quickest at stage finish so far. Hirvonen five down on his countryman, but reported a small moment when he nearly rolled. Two miles into the stage and Novikov is already a second up on J-ML...

Jimmie JohnsonFri 19:06 NASCAR - Dover: NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying from Dover's 'Monster Mile' is due off in about 10 minutes.

Hendrick duo Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne led practice earlier on, and it's five-time champion Johnson who's in best shape in the standings.

Despite getting caught up in one of the many shunts at Charlotte last week, Johnson leads Carl Edwards by 32 points.

NASCAR Sprint Cup standings after 12 of 36 rounds:


1 Jimmie Johnson 445
2 Carl Edwards 413
3 Matt Kenseth 394
4 Clint Bowyer 385
5 Kasey Kahne 370

Fri 19:13 IndyCar - Detroit: From the first qualifying group, Tagliani, Vautier, Hunter-Reay, Jakes, Pagenaud and Franchitti advance to phase two. Allmendinger, Bourdais, Wilson, Andretti, Hinchcliffe, Newgarden and Kimball have been eliminated.

Fri 19:23 Acropolis Rally: Novikov leads Sordo by 30.3 at the end of day one. The Qatar M-Sport Fiesta was fastest on the second stage in the dark.

Fri 19:31 IndyCar - Detroit: The second group is done, and Sato, Conway, Power, Viso, Saavedra and Castroneves all advance to the next round. Those finished for the day are Rahal, Dixon, de Silvestro, Kanaan, Briscoe and Carpenter.

Fri 19:32 Acropolis Rally SS2 results:

Stage times: 1 Novikov; 2 Latvala +2.8s; 3 Hirvonen + 7.9s; 4 Sordo 9.7s; 5 Neuville + 12.8s.

Overall positions: 1 Novikov; 2 Sordo + 30.3s; 3 Latvala + 39.1s; 4 Nevuuville + 51.1s; 5 Mikkelsen + 1m14.6s.

Fri 19:36 Acropolis Rally: Kubica 10th overall at the end of the first day - leading WRC 2 by 38 seconds.

Fri 19:41 NASCAR - Dover: One third of the way through qualifying, Ryan Newman has provisional pole ahead of Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano.

Fri 19:42 NASCAR - Dover: Denny Hamlin knocks Newman off the top spot. The Charlotte polesitter does a 22.788s to beat Newman's 22.826s.

Fri 19:47 NASCAR - Dover: Provisional polesitter Hamlin on his lap: "I wish I would've run faster, but the track is just really greasy right now. Overall it's not too bad, it's about a tenth from where we practised."

Fri 19:47 IndyCar - Detroit: Helio Castroneves spins at Turn 4 and the session is red-flagged with two minutes to go.

Fri 19:51 IndyCar - Detroit: And this phase of the session will not be restarted. Hunter-Reay, Franchitti, Conway, Tagliani, Viso and Jakes will be in the Fast Six. Vautier, Sato, Pagenaud, Power, Saavedra and a very unhappy-looking Castroneves are out.

Fri 19:53 NASCAR - Dover: Champion Brad Keselowski's qualifying attempt puts him fourth... which becomes fifth as Mark Martin goes third.

Twenty-seven of the 43 entrants have now had their pole shots. Big names yet to run include Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch and Kasey Kahne.

Fri 19:55 NASCAR - Dover: Shock as practice pacesetter and seven-time Dover winner Jimmie Johnson only manages 17th in qualifying.

Fri 19:56 NASCAR - Dover: Mark Martin after going third-fastest: "It's crazy. The car was really spectacular there. It shakes around so much off Turn 3 that I have to pick my head off the headrest, but it's all good, man."

Fri 19:59 NASCAR - Dover: Matt Kenseth goes to second fastest, joining Joe Gibbs Racing team-mate Denny Hamlin on the provisional front row.

Fri 20:03 IndyCar - Detroit: Marco Andretti tweets his qualifying verdict: "Got sent out with double the rear tyre pressure in qual. Extremely frustrated, but will come back swinging tomorrow."

Fri 20:03 IndyCar - Detroit: We're on for the Fast Six. It's worth remembering that Dario has a 10-place grid penalty for an engine change at Indy, so the highest he can start is 11th.

Fri 20:05 NASCAR - Dover: Matt Kenseth is second right now, but doubts he'll stay there: "I think we'll be somewhere from fourth to sixth and you can't be disappointed with that. I just wish I'd got the gas down a bit sooner."

Fri 20:06 IndyCar - Detroit: Drive-through for Franchitti for a pit exit violation.

Fri 20:08 NASCAR - Dover: As Kenseth predicted, he's been pushed down a place. Martin Truex Jr puts his Waltrip Toyota onto the outside front row, 0.026s down on provisional polesitter Denny Hamlin.

Fri 20:10 IndyCar - Detroit - race one qualifying results: 1 Dario Franchitti; 2 EJ Viso; 3 Mike Conway; 4 James Jakes; 5 Ryan Hunter-Reay; 6 Alex Tagliani.

Fri 20:11 NASCAR - Dover: Just Kasey Kahne and Kyle Busch yet to run in qualifying. Can either depose Denny Hamlin from pole?

Fri 20:11 IndyCar - Detroit: Franchitti finishes qualifying on top, but taking the engine penalty into account it will be EJ Viso who leads the field away tomorrow.

Fri 20:12 NASCAR - Dover: Kasey Kahne only 10th, so it's Kyle Busch versus Denny Hamlin for pole.

Fri 20:13 NASCAR - Dover: Hamlin keeps pole as Busch ends up third behind Truex. All Toyota front two rows.

Fri 20:14 NASCAR - Dover - qualifying results: 1 Denny Hamlin; 2 Martin Truex Jr; 3 Kyle Busch; 4 Matt Kenseth; 5 Ryan Newman; 6 Mark Martin; 7 Kevin Harvick; 8 Brad Keselowski; 9 Joey Logano; 10 Jamie McMurray.

Denny HamlinFri 20:16 NASCAR - Dover: Denny Hamlin on his pole: "It feels awesome. Two in a row here at Dover, which everyone knows is my worst racetrack. I've got great team-mates though - I've studied them and if you learn from the best, you get better."

Dario FranchittiFri 20:37 NASCAR and IndyCar qualifying wrap up day one of AUTOSPORT Race Centre Live.

It's been a great day for Russia, with Evgeny Novikov storming away in the Acropolis Rally and Daniil Kvyat taking a clean sweep of European Formula 3 poles in Austria.

Narain Karthikeyan was only announced as a Super Nova Auto GP driver this morning, but he's gone on to top every session at Silverstone so far, including qualifying.

And in MotoGP, Jorge Lorenzo was quickest at Mugello but the big news was Marc Marquez's escape from a violent crash, and second-place man Valentino Rossi's return to form.

Valentino RossiFri 20:45 Saturday's line-up includes the first IndyCar double-header race in Detroit, the MotoGP pole fight, the Acropolis Rally's longest day, and the DTM action commencing at Spielberg.

Here's the full line-up of what to follow on AUTOSPORT Race Centre Live tomorrow...

Saturday June 1 - all times GMT

5:23 Acropolis Rally SS3
6:35 Acropolis Rally SS4
7:10 DTM Spielberg practice
7:33 Acropolis Rally SS5
7:50 Formula Renault 3.5 Spa race one qualifying
7:55 MotoGP Mugello practice three
8:59 Acropolis Rally SS6
9:10 European Formula 3 Spielberg race one
10:00 Blancpain Endurance Silverstone practice
10:35 Moto3 Mugello qualifying
11:30 MotoGP Mugello practice four
12:00 Formula Renault 3.5 Spa race one
12:05 MotoGP Mugello qualifying
12:10 Acropolis Rally SS7
13:05 Moto2 Mugello qualifying
13:15 IndyCar Detroit race two qualifying
13:20 Auto GP Silverstone race one
13:25 Acropolis Rally SS8
14:05 European Formula 3 Spielberg race two
14:20 Acropolis Rally SS9
15:35 Blancpain Endurance Silverstone pre-qualifying
15:46 Acropolis Rally SS10
15:50 DTM Spielberg qualifying
19:30 IndyCar Detroit race two

Sat 05:02 An early good morning from AUTOSPORT Race Centre Live for day two of the Acropolis Rally, Mugello MotoGP, Detroit IndyCar, Spielberg DTM and Spa Formula Renault 3.5 weekend.

Sat 05:03 Acropolis Rally: Today's early start is due to the Acropolis Rally resuming in around 20 minutes.

That's a tough itinerary for crews, whose running finished in darkness on Friday night, and who will have been up at the crack of dawn to get to service this morning.

Sat 05:05 Acropolis Rally: Friday featured only two stages, but they were overflowing with drama.

M-Sport man Evgeny Novikov has charged into a half-minute lead over Dani Sordo and Jari-Matti Latvala already.

Mads Ostberg and Mikko Hirvonen suffered major delays with a lost wheel and steering problems respectively, but at least both made it through the stages - unlike championship leader Sebastien Ogier.

He stopped on SS1 with fuel feed problems and will have 10 minutes of Rally 2 penalties when he rejoins today.

Sat 05:33 Acropolis Rally: Quite a bit more cloud around Loutraki this morning, but the strong winds have died down - at least at sea level.

Sat 05:34 Acropolis Rally: SS3 is underway with Sebastien Ogier first on to the stage. Mikko Hirvonen and Mads Ostberg have also started their runs.

Sat 05:40 Acropolis Rally: Ogier completes his first stage run in 11m45.7s and complains about it being "very slippery".

It's an issue Hirvonen admits to struggling with as well. The Citroen driver was fractionally faster than the championship leader with but Ostberg's Ford has outpaced the pair of them.

Sat 05:45 Acropolis Rally: After a more promising SS2 run last night, Khalid Al-Qassimi spun twice early on during his run, and lost more than a minute to current stage leader Ostberg.

Sat 05:49 Acropolis Rally: Neuville, Latvala, Sordo and rally leader Novikov are all on their SS3 runs now. Andreas Mikkelsen preceded that foursome, falling just short of Ostberg's benchmark, but he isn't happy:

"It's better today. That's good. But I can't really find a good rhythm - I don't really have a good feeling with the car at the moment. You really need confidence and I struggle with that at the moment."

Sat 05:52 Acropolis Rally: Jari-Matti Latvala has flown through SS3 and beats Neuville's new benchmark by 15 seconds. He's a happy man. That should get him above Sordo into second and might put pressure on Novikov, who is slightly slower through the first split.

Sat 05:56 Acropolis Rally: The fight is very much on. Novikov responds to Latvala's effort by setting exactly the same time.

That means he actually extends his Friday lead with the VW, and not Sordo's Citroen, heading the chase now.

Sat 06:02 Acropolis Rally: Robert Kubica is 11th fastest overall on SS3, and leading the handful of WRC 2 runners who have completed their runs so far.

Sat 06:09 Acropolis Rally SS3 results:

Stage times: 1 Latvala; 2 Novikov + 0.0s; 3 Sordo + 13.5s; 4 Neuville + 15.4s; 5 Ostberg + 16.9s.

Overall positions: 1 Novikov; 2 Latvala+ 30.9s; 3 Sordo + 43.8s; 4 Neuville + 1m06.5s; 5 Mikkelsen + 1m32,3s.

Sat 06:11 Acropolis Rally: Strange to see that as the gap between first and second but the Ford/VW fight has fired into life today.

Having return with 10 minutes of Rally 2 penalties, championship leader Ogier has lost a further 22.3s early today, finishing eighth-fastest on SS3.

Sat 06:15 Acropolis Rally: Robert Kubica has extended his advantage in WRC 2 - he's more than 45 seconds clear now, and remains tenth overall.

Sat 06:23 Acropolis Rally: Now we have a bit of a lull before SS4 kicks off at around 6:35 GMT.

With Ogier far from where he's used to being, it's a perfect time to read the most recent offering from AUTOSPORT's rallies editor David Evans, this time on the Frenchman's Monaco Porsche exploits.

Ogier: stepping out of the comfort zone

Sat 06:30 DTM - Spielberg: With practice reduced in its new-for-2013 weekend format, DTM track action does not kick off until Saturday mornings. This weekend the series is at Austria's ex-Formula 1 venue Spielberg, where practice will commence shortly.

BMW and Audi have one win each so far this season thanks to Augusto Farfus and Mike Rockenfeller, with Mercedes up against it at present. Reigning champion Bruno Spengler's consistency is keeping him in the hunt too.

DTM standings after two of 10 rounds:

1 Mike Rockenfeller 29
2 Bruno Spengler 28
3 Augusto Farfus 25
4 Gary Paffett 20
5 Christian Vietoris 19
6 Dirk Werner 18

Sat 06:32 DTM - Spielberg: Last year's Spielberg DTM race was one of the best of the season, as Edoardo Mortara resisted intense pressure from champions Martin Tomczyk and Gary Paffett to take his first victory in the series.

Sat 06:34 DTM - Spielberg: AUTOSPORT has just arrived at Spielberg and thankfully has blue skies to deal with. The track is still damp though, which will mean a tricky practice session which is due to begin in around 35 minutes time.

Sat 06:36
DTM: Spielberg: As you can see from this though, the threat of more rain (although hopefully not to the level seen yesterday) is never far away.

Sat 06:43 Acropolis Rally: The start of SS4 is slightly delayed but Sebastien Ogier should be getting the action underway shortly.

Sat 06:47 Acropolis Rally: Ogier is indeed part-way through his run, while Hirvonen has just started his - and is slightly slower through the first split.

The dust is hanging in the air and could be an issue with two minute gaps between the cars.

Sat 06:53 Acropolis Rally: Hirvonen is quicker than Ogier through the third split while Mads Ostberg is slower in the first and second.

Whether it's a timing screen issue or not but Al-Qassimi - fourth on the road - is not showing up in the first split but Martin Prokop has.

Sat 06:58 Acropolis Rally: Hirvonen falls one tenth of a second shy of Ogier while Ostberg has a less impressive run and is almost seven seconds back.

Meanwhile, Al-Qassimi has lost a chunk of time - a lot in every split. It amounts to about 45 seconds.

Sat 07:01 Acropolis Rally: Most drivers are one or two seconds up or down on Ogier through the first part of SS4 - but not Latvala. He's just over 7s quicker than his fellow VW driver in the first split and 10s in the second.

Sat 07:05 Acropolis Rally: Andreas Mikkelsen looked like he was going to usurp Ogier at the top of the SS4 timesheet but a mistake in the fourth part of the stage cost him 15s, the Norwegian reckons, which drops him behind Hirvonen and Ostberg.

Sat 07:06 Acropolis Rally: And just as Mikkelsen falters, Neuville goes quickest, three seconds faster than Ogier who is holding on near the front despite running first.

Sat 07:08 Acropolis Rally: A problem for Novikov! He's lost three minutes in the first split alone, while Latvala smashes Neuville's benchmark by 16 seconds.

Sat 07:10 Acropolis Rally: It's unclear what Novikov's issue was, having lost more than four minutes in total, but it's far easier to understand what it means for the rally - Latvala now holds a commanding lead.

Sordo dropped another 10 seconds on Latvala - whose co-driver passed him a rare compliment after his SS3 run - which means the VW driver is now 15.6s clear.

Sat 07:14 Acropolis Rally: Robert Kubica finishes his run 38s quicker than his nearest rival, and the WRC 2 leader says Novikov has suffered a puncture.

Sat 07:17 Acropolis Rally: Novikov hobbles home but is surprisingly calm: "I think we hit the same stone Jari-Matti hit last year, got a puncture and broke something in the right-rear suspension."

Can he make up the time: "I think yes."

Sat 07:19 Acropolis Rally: That problem has dropped Novikov down to eighth, with Neuville now in to a podium position.

Sat 07:23 Acropolis Rally SS4 results:

Stage times: 1 Latvala; 2 Sordo + 10.9s; 3 Neuville + 16.1s; 4 Ogier + 19.3s; 5 Hirvonen + 19.4s.

Overall positions: 1 Latvala; 2 Sordo +15.6s; 3 Neuville + 43.5s; 4 Mikkelsen + 1m23.8s; 5 Al Attiyah + 2m09.4s.

Sat 07:28 DTM - Spielberg: 15 minutes into DTM practice and Augusto Farfus is on top. Track conditions are improving and times have already dropped from the 1m36s mark down to the 1m27s.

Sat 07:32 Acropolis Rally: Not long for the drivers to wait at all until the start of SS5, where it will be interesting to see what, if any, lasting damage there is for Novikov's Ford.

Sat 07:35 FR3.5 - Spa: It's another wet and foggy start to the day at Spa, meaning that the track action is delayed for the second day running. As it stands no start time has been set for the first session of the day, and the schedule is already over half an hour behind.

Sat 07:44 MotoGP - Mugello: The action at Mugello is underway with Moto3 practice, topped by Maverick Vinales, with 10 minutes before third practice starts for the premier class.

Marc Marquez has undergone his medical checks this morning after his bruising, high-speed fall yesterday, and will test his fitness in this session.

Marquez's fall was not Honda's only trouble in Friday practice as they struggled, but Jorge Lorenzo will hope his Yamaha's practice-topping pace will be evident for the rest of the weekend.

Sat 07:48 MotoGP - Mugello: Marc Marquez definitely will ride this morning but his race participation is still in doubt.

Honda's Livio Suppo described the Spaniard's fitness as "so-so" when asked by AUTOSPORT's Simon Strang just now.

Sat 07:49 Acropolis Rally: SS5 is underway, with Sebastien Ogier completing a trouble-free run. He is now 18th overall.

Sat 07:51 FR3.5 - Spa: Qualifying for race one was supposed to be starting now, but we still haven't had the Formula Renault Eurocup cars on track to kick things off as the fog lingers in the trees.

As a form guide, it's worth noting that in very similar conditions yesterday morning local star Stoffel Vandoorne was quickest in free practice, ahead of championship leader Kevin Magnussen.

As for the afternoon session, fastest man Nico Muller and his Draco team admitted last night that they had gone for outright performance on his run that yielded the fastest time in dry conditions. That might come as a relief to those just behind if they left a bit on the table for the sessions that matter.

Sat 07:54 Acropolis Rally: Mads Ostberg completes SS5 with suspension damage, although he is not sure how it occurred.

Sat 07:56 MotoGP - Mugello: Ben Spies has been forced to withdraw from the rest of the weekend's running.

Ben Spies pulls out of event as injury persists

Sat 08:00 Acropolis Rally: Yet another driver in trouble as Andreas Mikkelsen limps to the finish of SS5 with major brake problems.

"After three kilometres I braked and the brakes suddenly went straight to the floor," he saiys.

"I had no brakes the whole stage, until after 13km it started to come back a little bit again. It was impossible."

Sat 08:02 MotoGP - Mugello: Along with Spies' withdrawal and Marquez's morning checks, Andrea Dovizioso and Bradley Smith will test their condition in third practice - which has just started with Friday pacesetter Jorge Lorenzo still quickest after the first fliers.

Sat 08:06 Acropolis Rally: Jari-Matti Latvala adds another three seconds to his lead over Dani Sordo. The gap between them is now 18s.

Sat 08:10 Acropolis Rally: Evgeny Novikov has damage to his suspension and brakes and doesn't have the parts on board to fix them, so is "just trying to survive until service".

Sat 08:12 MotoGP - Mugello: AUTOSPORT's Simon Strang is trackside between Savelli and Arrabiatta for this session.

He's spotted a Tech 3 Yamaha looking very twitchy, but Colin Edwards' Forward FTR looking very smooth - the Texan is much happier with his bike this weekend after a long struggle.

Sat 08:14 Acropolis Rally - SS5 results:

Stage: 1 Latvala; 2 Sordo + 3.2s; 3 Ogier + 9.3s; 4 Neuville + 13.8s; 5 Hirvonen + 15.3s.

Overall: 1 Latvala; 2 Sordo + 18.8s; 3 Neuville + 57.3s; 4 Mikkelsen + 2m05.1s; 5 Al-Attiyah + 2m35.1s.

Sat 08:15 MotoGP - Mugello: Good news for Marc Marquez, who has improved his Friday time and gone seventh fastest in the session so far. As it stands, that should see him straight into the main part of qualifying - but there are still 25 minutes left on the clock.

Sat 08:15 Acropolis Rally: No stopping Robert Kubica in WRC 2. He's lost his 10th place overall to Mikko Hirvonen, but has added another 15s to his class lead.

Sat 08:19 DTM: Spielberg: Daniel Juncadella takes a trip through the gravel at Turn 5. A strange moment really as he began to spin exiting the corner and had to lock the rear to prevent the gyration. He's 10th quickest currently.

Sat 08:20 MotoGP - Mugello: Great lap from Andrea Dovizioso to go second fastest in the session. That's an improvement of almost three-quarters of a second from yesterday, and puts him fourth fastest overall.

The Italian, who has been on the podium for the last three years at his home race, showed no signs of suffering with his sore neck there.

Sat 08:21 DTM - Spielberg: Just prior to that was a nasty accident narrowly avoided. Christian Vietoris pulled out to pass Jamie Green at Turn 2, not realising that HWA Mercedes team-mate Roberto Merhi had slowed on the inside to let both past. Vietoris had to stand on the brakes and duck back in behind Green's Audi to avoid a collision.

Sat 08:21 MotoGP - Mugello: Back down at Savelli, Simon Strang spots that Valentino Rossi's Yamaha looks a lot more malleable than the three Ducatis following him.

more spa fogSat 08:22 FR3.5 - Spa: This is now a longer delay than we had yesterday morning. There's little sign of the fog clearing, and this is the view of La Source from the pit exit.

Sat 08:22 MotoGP - Mugello: It's a first real shunt of third practice - and it's Marquez again. This one was much less severe than his FP2 crash, running wide at Turn 12 and being thrown off at low-speed deep into the gravel trap. He's heading back to the pits now.

Sat 08:23 DTM - Spielberg: Currently quickest with 20 minutes left of practice is Filipe Albuquerque (Rosberg Audi), with Adrien Tambay (Abt Audi) and Edoardo Mortara (Rosberg Audi) next up. The whole 22-car field is separated by just 0.7s.

Sat 08:27 FR3.5 - Spa: While the action is delayed, 2012 FR3.5 champion Robin Frijns confirms that he is going to brave the conditions to visit the paddock today, as he lives nearby: @RFrijns "Heading to Spa! Always nice to see everyone again! :)"

Sat 08:30 MotoGP - Mugello: Work to do for Marc Marquez. He's been bumped out of the top 10 by Bradley Smith - the young Briton has just squeezed in to ninth for the session and edged Marquez for the final spot in the top 10 overall.

Could the Spaniard, who has been in the wars so far this weekend, face having to take part in the first qualifying session?

Sat 08:33 FR3.5 - Spa: Latest message from race control: "All qualifying delayed. No visibility at the back of the circuit. More information soon."

Sat 08:33
DTM - Spielberg: Spotted in the paddock, a 1995 Sauber C14. AUTOSPORT had forgotten just how pretty this ex-Heinz-Harald Frentzen car was. Don't remember it having a yellow nose at the time though.

Sat 08:36 DTM - Spielberg: Andy Priaulx has a spin into the gravel at Turn 5 in his RMG BMW, and seconds later Pascal Wehrlein (RSC Mucke Mercedes) stops on the opposite side of the track at the same corner with what looks like a mechanical problem.

Sat 08:37 FR3.5 - Spa: The biggest challenge facing the drivers at the moment is keeping warm, so most of them are hiding away. That's easier said than done for home hero Stoffel Vandoorne - he has so many guests and followers this weekend that his Fortec team has expanded its team hospitality unit to accomodate them.

There was no sign of Vandoorne in amongst the guests just now, and he admitted yesterday that he has to keep his focus: "It's always a bonus to race at home, but you're always in demand and you have to make sure you maintain your focus."

Sat 08:42 DTM - Spielberg: Free practice top 10 times: 1 Hand; 2 Rockenfeller; 3 Albuquerque; 4 Wittmann; 5 Mortara; 6 Tambay; 7 Green; 8 Glock; 9 Spengler; 10 Tomczyk.

Sat 08:43 MotoGP - Mugello - practice three results: 1 Lorenzo; 2 Pedrosa; 3 Bradl; 4 Rossi; 5 Bautista; 6 Crutchlow; 7 Dovizioso; 8 Hayden; 9 Pirro; 10 Espargaro.

Sat 08:43 MotoGP - Mugello: Marc Marquez could not get any higher than 12th. That means he'll have to go into Q1 to try to earn one of the two Q2 spots available.

Sat 08:55 DTM - Spielberg: Joey Hand has made a great start to the year since switching BMW squads from RMG to RBM, taking points in the first two races and securing a career-best fifth place last time out at Brands Hatch. He ran well here last year too to take his first DTM points. I wonder what might be possible this weekend for the Californian.

Sat 08:57 DTM - Spielberg: We have a strange timetable at Spielberg today. DTM qualifying is not until 1750 local time (1650 UK), and is the last action of the day. Before that we have two F3 European Championship races, the first of which kicks off in just under 15 minutes.

Sat 09:07 FR3.5 - Spa: While the organisers work on that revised schedule, the drivers (and spectators) have been given something to do as the pit walk/autograph session has been brought forward an hour. Fog clearing quite quickly now.

Sat 09:08 European F3 - Spielberg: Race 1 starting order: 1 Kvyat; 2 Rosenqvist; 3 Wolf; 4 Cheever; 5 King; 6 Latifi; 7 Auer; 8 Tincknell; 9 Muller; 10 Hill.

Sat 09:09 European F3 - Spielberg: Remember Dennis van de Laar starts last due to his five-place grid penalty for a yellow-flag infringement in practice. He qualified 25th after also having engine and gearbox dramas.

Sat 09:09 European F3 - Spielberg: We have a dry race so Raffaele Marciello and Alex Lynn will be worth watching from 13th and 17th on the grid.

Sat 09:12 FR3.5 - Spa: First piece of the schedule puzzle is in place: Formula Renault Eurocup qualifying will start at 11.25 local time, so in a little over 10 minutes.

Sat 09:15 Acropolis Rally: The final stage of the morning loop is underway in Greece, as the delayed Sebastien Ogier and Mikko Hirvonen complete SS6 trouble-free.

Sat 09:18 European F3 - Spielberg: A frantic first couple of laps with Felix Rosenqvist grabbing the lead from Daniil Kvyat at the start, a mega start from Marciello to bring him up to P10 and a spin from Harry Tincknell (which led him to block team-mate Jann Mardenborough at T2) shuffling the pack.

Sat 09:20 European F3 - Spielberg: Five laps in and Marciello is now up to sixth and right on the tail of Nicholas Latifi. The Canadian is resisting him well thogh. Lynn has just passed Will Buller for 12th, having started 17th.

Sat 09:22 European F3 - Spielberg: Marciello's path was cleared somewhat by Sven Muller and Lucas Auer banging wheels while squabbling over fifth, contact that caused Auer to spin exiting Turn 2. Auer dropped to 22nd, but has climbed back up to 16th already.

Sat 09:25 FR3.5 - Spa: Two hours and 25 minutes after the action was supposed to start, we have FR Eurocup cars on track. The fog is hanging in the trees around the circuit but on-track it has cleared very quickly. We'll have more on the revised schedule, including FR3.5 session times, shortly.

Sat 09:26 Acropolis Rally: Very encouraging to see FIA president Jean Todt in service park and deep in talks with WRC promoters. Read his thoughts on rallying's future in AUTOSPORT and Motorsport News next week.

Sat 09:31 European F3 - Spielberg: Jordan King is having a real go at taking third away from Lucas Wolf. Neither has been on a European F3 podium this year. Muller has passed Marciello back for sixth, and the Italian now has team-mate Lynn right behind him. Auer is up to 13th after his early spin.

Sat 09:32 European F3 - Spielberg: At just beyond half-distance, the order is: 1 Rosenqvist; 2 Kvyat; 3 Wolf; 4 King; 5 Latifi; 6 Muller; 7 Marciello; 8 Lynn; 9 Blomqvist; 10 Cheever.

Sat 09:33 DTM - Spielberg: Joey Hand was fastest in this morning's practice session as he looks to improve on a best-ever DTM finish on a fifth last time out at Brands Hatch.

Full practice report

Sat 09:35 FR3.5 - Spa: Qualifying for Formula Renault 3.5 will start at 12.10 local time. The session has been reduced to 20 minutes.

Sat 09:37 European F3 - Spielberg: Unseen on our screens King has got past Wolf for third. Marciello has also retaken sixth from Muller; that move coming down the inside at Turn 3.

Sat 09:38 Acropolis Rally: Latvala super-cool and very relaxed about his 18.7-second lead mid-way through day two. Sordo sets his first fastest time of the event, edging the Polo driver by a tenth.

Sat 09:39 European F3 - Spielberg: Wolf is falling like a stone. First Latifi passes him for fourth at Turn 2, then the URD driver runs wide, allowing Marciello and Muller past. Half a lap later Blomqvist gets by on the outside at Turn 1, only to be tapped into a spin by Wolf, who also loses out to Lynn.

Sat 09:43 European F3 - Spielberg: No great surprise to see Wolf given a drive-through for spinning Blomqvist. Silly boy.

Sat 09:43 Acropolis Rally: More clouds coming around Loutraki. Some predicting rain for the afternoon. Changeable conditions would be a proper test for Volkswagen's new hydraulic handbrake...

Sat 09:44 Acropolis Rally - SS6 results:

Stage results: 1 Sordo; 2 Latvala + 0.1s; 3 Ostberg + 9.6s; 4 Ogier + 10.8s; 5 Hirvonen + 11.2s.

Overall results: 1 Latvala; 2 Sordo + 18.7s; 3 Neuville + 1m.10.8s; 4 Al Attiyah + 2m54.4s; 5 Mikkelsen + 3m.15.7s.

Sat 09:47 European F3 - Spielberg: Race 1 result: 1 Rosenqvist; 2 Kvyat, +14.3s; 3 King; 4 Marciello; 5 Latifi; 6 Muller; 7 Lynn; 8 Cheever; 9 Lewis; 10 Auer.

Sat 09:49 MotoGP - Mugello: Still plenty of MotoGP action to come, including the two qualifying sessions. Taking part in the first will be Marc Marquez after the Spaniard struggled in FP3 - a session topped once again by Jorge Lorenzo.

Full practice report

Sat 09:57 MotoGP - Mugello: Some insight into that second crash of the weekend for Marquez - AUTOSPORT's Simon Strang has learned that he jumped off the bike to avoid falling and injuring himself further. He's fairly sore, but he's okay - and up for it.

Sat 10:05 FR3.5 - Spa: It's almost time for the rescheduled first FR3.5 qualifying session of the weekend. The FR Eurocup cars were able to run on slicks throughout their sessions, but there are still damp patches around the track.

Sat 10:06 European F3 - Spielberg: Championship positions after race 1: 1 Marciello 229.5; 2 Rosenqvist 162; 3 Auer 132; 4 Lynn 127.5; 5 Tincknell 107; 6 Blomqvist 88.5; 7 Serralles 76; 8 Muller 60; 9 King 54; 10 Wehrlein 49.

Sat 10:09 European F3 - Spielberg: Race one winner Felix Rosenqvist: "That's only about the second time I've scored points in something like seven F3 races here, so it's good to do it with a win. We're finally making some gains on Carlin and Prema now so I'm feeling pretty positive."

Sat 10:10 FR3.5 - Spa: Finally! FR3.5 qualifying has started. No surprise to see all cars on slicks, but they are going to have to work hard to get them up to temperature and look out for the damp patches around the track.

MotoGP - Mugello: Moto3 qualifying is next up from Italy in about 20 minutes time. In the meantime, check out this picture from SMARTFotos of Valentino Rossi's special helmet.

Sat 10:23 FR3.5 - Spa: As cars come in for a second set of tyres with around eight minutes to go, Magnussen leads Vandoorne in the battle for pole.

Sat 10:34 FR3.5 - Spa: Qualifying top 10: 1 Magnussen; 2 da Costa; 3 Jaafar; 4 Pic; 5 Sorensen; 6 Martsenko; 7 Move; 8 Webb; 9 Nato; 10 Huertas.

Sat 10:35 FR3.5 - Spa: Magnussen was in control for much of that session, responding emphatically to a challenge from Pic in the closing stages. Some drivers will undoubtedly be blaming some late yellow flags for ruining their laps too as it was an incident-filled final few minutes.

Sat 10:36 FR3.5 - Spa: A messy session for home favourite Vandoorne, who seemed unable to find a clear lap in the closing stages and tumbled down the order to 13th.

Sat 10:40 European F3 - Spielberg: Felix Rosenqvist won an entertaining first European F3 race to edge closer to championship leader Raffaele Marciello.

Full race report

Sat 10:46 Le Mans news: GreenGT's hydrogen-electric prototype has been withdrawn from its 'Garage 56' spot on the 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours grid.

Sat 10:56 MotoGP - Mugello: Halfway through the Moto3 qualifying session and Miguel Oliveira is just ahead of Maverick Vinales and Luis Salom, who is riding with wrist pain.

Sat 10:58 FR3.5 - Spa: Some clever timetable shuffling from the World Series by Renault organisers has got everything in order for this afternoon. The FR3.5 race will start at 15.15 local time.

Sat 11:10 Auto GP - Silverstone: Pole winner Narain Karthikeyan expressed satisfaction with setting the fast time in all three of Friday's practice and qualifying sessions.

But the Indian felt a late red flag during yesterday afternoon's qualifying session prevented him delivering a lap representative of his performance advantage.

"The red flag caused things to get a little bit messed up, so I should have done a slightly better time," said Karthikeyan.

Sat 11:11 Auto GP - Silverstone: Karthikeyan is confident he is in good shape for this afternoon’s opening race.

"My time on old tyres in practice was very good," he said. "We know the race pace was there, so we have to try and aim for the win. It is quite good, though, it’s just the middle sector of the track where had a slight problem.

"The tyres that I used in free practice had done 150km. In qualifying, we thought with new tyres we could get easily into the 1m45s, so I don’t know why that didn’t work out as it didn’t get much hotter."

Sat 11:18 Auto GP - Silverstone: After his positive start to the weekend, Giovesi did not rule out more Auto GP outings this season.

“We will see at the end of these races if there is a sponsor,” said Giovesi. “I am not just here to learn Silverstone for the GP2 race. That is a part of the reason, but I'm here because because the track is legendary, and I also like this championship. It is very economical given the power.”

Sat 11:19 MotoGP - Mugello: Frantic end to the Moto2 qualifying session. Maverick Vinales looked to have taken a comfortable pole having deposed long-time timesheet topper Miguel Oliveira. But a canny bit of riding from Jonas Folger earned the German his first pole of the season.

Sat 11:29 MotoGP - Mugello: Four minutes until the final half-hour of practice heading into qualifying.

The big stories of the weekend so far have been Marc Marquez's accidents (tally now up to three) and Yamaha's pace.

Sat 11:33 MotoGP - Mugello: Moto2 qualifying top 10: 1 Folger; 2 Vinales; 3 Rins; 4 Miller; 5 Salom; 6 Oliveira; 7 Antonelli; 8 Kornfeil; 9 Webb; 10 Marquez.

Marc Marquez crashSat 11:35 MotoGP - Mugello: Marquez has a small fracture to his shoulder and a bandaged chin following his massive Friday afternoon accident.

SMARTFotos captured his battered Honda being recovered to the pits.

For the first time in his MotoGP career, Marquez's practice times were not good enough to get him straight into Q2.

He joins fellow prototype riders Andrea Iannone and Bradley Smith in fighting to get out of Q1.

CRT man Aleix Espargaro has already secured a top-12 spot.

Sat 11:36 MotoGP - Mugello: Marquez isn't the only man struggling with discomfort.

Bradley Smith suffered finger and wrist injuries in his Friday afternoon crash, Andrea Dovizioso still has back pain following a practice tumble, and Ben Spies has had to pull out of yet another race due to continued problems with the shoulder he damaged in Australia last year.

Sat 11:42 MotoGP - Mugello: Honda is finding some pace in this final session before qualifying. Dani Pedrosa leads Jorge Lorenzo by four tenths.

Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez are currently sixth and eighth.

Tamas Pal KissSat 11:45 Auto GP - Silverstone: Budget-constrained Hungarian Tamas Pal Kiss has revealed just how late his offer to race for Zele Racing this weekend was...

"It was one of the craziest last-minute calls that I have ever had," said Kiss. "The record was for FR3.5 in Barcelona last year. That time, I got a call on the Wednesday evening before the race confirming I was able to race for the budget that I had.

"This weekend did almost look impossible. I had a call at 4pm on Wednesday, and I got here really late on Thursday. I can't thank the team enough."

Sat 11:50 FR3.5 - Spa: The drivers don't have much time to get some lunch and debrief with their engineers ahead of this afternoon's race.

Qualifying marked the first time Red Bull-backed Carlos Sainz Jr has not featured in the top 10 in any of the sessions since he joined the series in Monaco last weekend. He explains why on Twitter:

@carlosainz "Not the best qualy. P19. A misunderstanding when setting up the front wing for the second set of tyres made car undriveable."

Sat 11:51 Acropolis Rally: So strong are the rumours of rain the afternoon stages, leader Jari-Matti Latvala was actually considering a soft tyre on his Polo R WRC.

"It would be a big gamble," he said, "and it's too risky. It would need to rain really, really heavy. We expect some, but not that much."

Sat 11:54 Acropolis Rally: Dani Sordo insists he won't be risking everything in pursuit of his first WRC win in Greece this weekend.

"After difficult rallies in Portugal, Argentina and Sweden," said the Spaniard, "my mind is not in the place to be taking big risks for the win. I want to finish."

Sordo is 18.7 seconds behind leader Latvala.

Sat 11:55 FR3.5 - Spa: It took a while to start but when it did, Formula Renault 3.5 qualifying was topped by McLaren junior Kevin Magnussen. But home favourite Stoffel Vandoorne, pictured, did not fare so well.

Full session report

Sat 11:58 MotoGP - Mugello: Three minutes to go in the pre-qualifying practice sesson and Hiroshi Aoyama has a nasty crash.

The Avintia rider limps away. He doesn't look badly hurt but it's a bad time to have an accident with Q1 only minutes away.

Sat 11:59 Acropolis Rally: Andreas Mikkelsen reported one of the biggest moments of his career when the brakes failed on his Volkswagen Polo R WRC this morning. A flailing cooling hose broke the brake line to the front-right wheel in the morning's third stage.

"My foot went straight to the floor when I hit the brakes," he said. "It was really scary. The first time I ever had anything like that. Fortunately, it was into an uphill three left, it could have been really bad in a fast place - especially with all these cliffs around! Now I have to reset my mind and forget about it."

Sat 12:01 Acropolis Rally: SS7 should kick off in 10 minutes and when it does, Jari-Matti Latvala will hope to continue his impressive form from this morning's runs. He's looked happier in Greece than he has for a long time.

Sat 12:02 MotoGP - Mugello - free practice four results: 1 Pedrosa; 2 Lorenzo; 3 Bradl; 4 Rossi; 5 Crutchlow; 6 Dovizioso; 7 Marquez; 8 Bautista; 9 Hayden; 10 Pirro.

Sat 12:11 MotoGP - Mugello: Q1 is go. 15 minutes to set the field from 13th back, and to see which two riders get through to Q2.

Sat 12:11 Blancpain - Silverstone - free practice: Richard Abra fastest in Barwell Aston. Good showing by the Brit to be one hundredth up on superstar Frederic Makowiecki in the factory car. Continuing the theme, Aston Martin Racing team principal John Gaw is fourth

Sat 12:12 IndyCar - Detroit: Coming up in just over an hour's time is the second IndyCar qualifying session, which will determined the grid for Sunday's second race.

EJ Viso will start this evening's race from pole after yesterday's pacesetter Dario Franchitti was hit with a penalty.

Bradley SmithSat 12:14 MotoGP - Mugello: Top contenders to get into Q2 are prototype men Marc Marquez, Bradley Smith and Andrea Iannone.

The Italian has the advantage of being least injured - he's had a full three weeks since arm pump surgery, whereas Marquez damaged his shoulder and chin in his ferocious practice crash, which was quickly followed by Smith's hand-mangling accident.

Sat 12:16 MotoGP - Mugello: Marquez does a 1m49.0s, 1.7s clear of everyone else in Q1.

That's probably job done then...

Sat 12:17 Acropolis Rally: Sebastien Ogier kicks off a slightly delayed - but dry - SS7. He's on track at the moment and rain looks like a distinct probability.

Sat 12:19 MotoGP - Mugello: Marquez has a fight on his hands. Smith pips him to the top spot, although the Honda is soon back in front, 0.2s quicker.

Iannone is 0.2s behind Smith.

Sat 12:20 Acropolis Rally:FIA president Jean Todt, WRC manager Michele Mouton, M-Sport team principal Malcolm Wilson and Nasser Al-Attiyah talk about the sport's future in service today.

Sat 12:21 MotoGP - Mugello: Marquez puts himself half a second clear again with a 1m48.5s.

Looks like Aleix Espargaro will be the only CRT man in Q2. His Aspar team-mate Randy de Puniet is fourth in Q1, over a second off Marquez.

Sat 12:22 MotoGP - Mugello: That said, de Puniet's just done the best sector three time of anyone...

Iannone is in to switch to his spare bike, as Smith closes to within 0.3s of Marquez.

Sat 12:26 MotoGP - Mugello: Marc Marquez and Bradley Smith's Q2 places are secure because Andrea Iannone's final lap will not be quick enough.

Iannone has ended up as Pramac's sole rider again with Ben Spies withdrawing.

Sat 12:26 MotoGP - Mugello - Q1 results: 1 Marquez; 2 Smith; 3 Iannone; 4 de Puniet; 5 Barbera; 6 Petrucci; 7 Edwards; 8 Corti; 9 Laverty; 10 Abraham.

Sat 12:27 Acropolis Rally: The first three runners - Ogier, Hirvonen and Ostberg - have lamented the Greek terrain and its abrasive surface. Avoiding the big rocks is key to a good result on the Acropolis Rally.

Sat 12:35 Acropolis Rally: Jari-Matti Latvala is on his SS7 run and looks the likeliest to knock Ogier from the stage lead. The rally leader is driving very, very well.

Sat 12:36 MotoGP - Mugello: Q2 is underway. Jorge Lorenzo must be pole favourite given his practice pace, but Dani Pedrosa has been getting quicker, Valentino Rossi is fired-up at home, and who would ever rule out Marc Marquez in any circumstances?

Sat 12:38 Acropolis Rally: Latvala posts a time of 11m13.8s to take the stage lead from Ogier and head a Volkswagen 1-2-3! Sordo and Novikov are aiming to change that but the Citroen driver has lost time in the second split.

Sat 12:40 MotoGP - Mugello: Jorge Lorenzo kicks off with a 1m47.621s, the fastest lap of the weekend so far.

Sat 12:41 Acropolis Rally: And it will be a trio of VWs at the head of SS7. Sordo's mistake left him with too much to do and he is the latest driver to complain about the tough terrain. He comes in seventh, 11.2s own on Latvala. Meanwhile Novikov - who looked set to go to the top of the timesheets - has lost 20s in the third split.

Sat 12:42 MotoGP - Mugello: Not for the first time this season, Cal Crutchlow has a qualifying crash. He walks away but will need his spare bike. Eight minutes left.

Sat 12:43 MotoGP - Mugello: A dodgy shoulder and a battered chin can't slow Marquez. He follows Rossi through to go second fastest behind Lorenzo.

Sat 12:44 MotoGP - Mugello: With seven minutes and perhaps two pole shots each left, the order is Lorenzo ahead of Marquez, Rossi, Bradl, Pedrosa, Crutchlow, Dovizioso and Hayden.

Sat 12:44 Acropolis Rally: Novikov reveals he had a small spin and comes in 11th for SS7. WRC 2 leader Robert Kubica, pictured here at lunchtime, has extended his advantage even further.

Sat 12:45 IndyCar - Detroit: Half an hour away from qualifying for the second race in this weekend's IndyCar double-header, and most teams are no doubt using the time to figure out exactly how the rather complicated qualifying system works. On the plus side, it's not raining - yet. Currently on track is Grand-Am for what seems like its 15th practice session of the weekend.

Sat 12:46 MotoGP - Mugello: Nicky Hayden jumps to third, putting a Ducati on the front row at home... for now.

Sat 12:48 MotoGP - Mugello: Jorge Lorenzo increases his provisional pole advantage with a record lap of 1m47.226s, 0.537s clear of Marquez.

Sat 12:50 MotoGP - Mugello: Cal Crutchlow is back out on his spare bike and knocks Valentino Rossi off the front row by taking third.

Sat 12:52 MotoGP - Mugello: Dani Pedrosa steals pole away from Jorge Lorenzo!

The Honda was only seventh until he produced that 1m47.157s to beat Lorenzo by 0.069s.

Sat 12:52 Acropolis Rally - SS7 results:

Stage results: 1 Latvala; 2 Ogier + 3.7s; 3 Mikkelsen + 4.5s; 4 Hirvonen + 5.9s; 5 Ostberg + 7.1s.

Overall results: 1 Latvala; 2 Sordo + 29.9s; 3 Neuville + 1m21.5s; 4 Al Attiyah + 3m05.7s; 5 Mikkelsen + 3m20.2s.

Sat 12:52 MotoGP - Mugello - Q2 results: 1 Pedrosa; 2 Lorenzo; 3 Dovizioso; 4 Crutchlow; 5 Bradl; 6 Marquez; 7 Rossi; 8 Hayden; 9 Bautista; 10 Pirro.

Sat 12:52 DTM - Spielberg: The reason for our late qualifying session today has become obvious. A normal session would clash with the Bayern Munich v Stuttgart German Cup final, and with series organisers desperate to maximise potential TV audiences, a clash has been avoided.

Sat 12:55 Acropolis Rally: So Latvala edges even further clear of Sordo, who cannot afford to lose any more time to the VW. Neuville is a lonely third but the battle for fourth is a bit more promising - 15s between Al Attiyah and Mikkelsen.

Sat 12:56 FR3.5 - Spa: On the support bill this weekend, Briton Oliver Rowland has taken a comfortable victory in the Formula Renault Eurocup. Pierre Gasly and Oscar Tunjo joined him on the podium, while pole-sitter Jake Dennis slipped to sixth.

Sat 12:57 DTM - Spielberg: Support race news now, and in Porsche Carrera Cup Germany qualifying, Norbert Siedler took a double pole for Aust Motorsport. He will start ahead of points leader Kevin Estre and Sean Edwards in race one, while Jaap van Lagen and Estre will be right behind him on the race-two grid.

Sat 12:59 FR3.5 - Spa: The cars leave the pits to make their way to the grid for race one. Lights out at 15.15 local time.

Sat 13:00 IndyCar - Detroit: Attention will soon turn to Detroit and qualifying for the second race of IndyCar's first double-header. It's been an eventful meeting already, with changes to the qualifying system and a chaotic opening practice session.

Sat 13:02 FR3.5 - Spa: There's every chance of an entertaining FR3.5 race here. The new-for-2012 car produced good racing last year, and with title rivals Magnussen and da Costa sharing the front row we could be in for a cracker.

Sat 13:02 DTM - Spielberg: And to add to the supports news, Kelvin van der Linde (nephew of Etienne) took pole for the first of two races this weekend with Michelle Gatting alongside. Brit Ross Wylie starts 10th while the best of the 'legends' drivers is Hans-Joachim Stuck in 15th.

Sat 13:03 IndyCar - Detroit: With the need to run the car in two races this weekend, will the racing this afternoon be less intense? Dario Franchitti, who was fastest in yesterday's qualifying session for race one but was hit with a penalty, doesn't think so.

"Doubtful," he said. "Very doubtful. These things can be rebuilt quite quickly. I think both races will be aggressive.

"This track by its nature requires quite an aggressive style all the time. You're really on edge the whole way round. So I don't see one race being more aggressive than the other. I think they're both going to be pretty full on."

Sat 13:05 MotoGP - Mugello: A storming final effort from Dani Pedrosa clinched an unlikely Italian MotoGP pole for Honda from under the nose of Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo.

Full session report

Sat 13:08 DTM - Spielberg: And yet more support news, the KTM X-Bow races feature Motocross legend Heinz Kinigadner, polesitter Reinhard Kofler - who beat Nico Rosberg to a German FBMW win at the Nurburgring 11 years ago - and the wonderfully named BERNIE SILVERSTONE (he's in capital letters on the entry list, so I'm sticking with it).

Sat 13:12 European F3 - Spielberg: Michael Lewis, who is racing for the first time since his horrible Brands Hatch crash two weeks ago, says that walking is more painful than driving his Mucke Dallara-Mercedes! Despite his foot hurting, he picked up his first points of the year with ninth in race one.

Sat 13:20 IndyCar - Detroit: The first qualifying group is on track for its 12 minute session.

Sat 13:22 MotoGP - Mugello: Moto2 qualifying is underway in Italy. Championship leader and Le Mans winner Scott Redding has had his bike rebuilt after a huge practice crash.

Takaaki Nakagami, who led in France before crashing, has set a new track record with an early but ominous benchmark.

Sat 13:23 DTM - Spielberg: The first Scirocco race is underway and there's already a sensational lead battle between Michelle Gatting and Kelvin van der Linde. They passed each other three times on the last lap alone. They'll be using up all their boosts if they don't calm things down. Amusingly, Klaus Niedzwiedz, one of the most experienced guys in the pack, jumped the start.

Sat 13:24 FR3.5 - Spa: Eventful start, with Magnussen fiercely holding off da Costa before pulling out a gap later in the opening lap. Jaafar drops from P3 to P10 at the start, while Vandoorne is put on the grass at La Source and drops to P21.

Sat 13:30 FR3.5 - Spa: Magnussen charged into a 2.5s lead, but over the last couple of laps da Costa's car has come to him and he is chipping away at that gap. He's taking third placed Pic with him. The star of the race so far has been Nigel Melker, who has raced his way from 10th to fourth in the opening five laps.

Sat 13:32 Acropolis Rally: Sebastien Ogier is onto SS8 as the next stage of the afternoon loop commences.

Sat 13:32 IndyCar - Detroit: Session ended early courtesy of a spin and stall by Alex Tagliani, who loses his two best laps for causing a red flag. The man on top? James Jakes, with Ryan Hunter-Reay 0.0590s behind him. Hunter-Reay pulled off the track with a problem just prior to Tag's spin.

Second qualifying group heading out shortly.

Sat 13:32 Acropolis Rally: Rain is coming. Fans walking into SS8 carrying brollies.

Sat 13:35 Acropolis Rally: Live from stage eight... the rain has arrived.

Sat 13:35 MotoGP - Mugello Little under 15 minutes of the Moto2 qualifying session left to run and Scott Redding - pictured here by SMARTFotos in crash-scarred leathers - has just gone fastest.

Sat 13:36 FR3.5 - Spa: Safety car is called on lap eight after Nico Muller and Yann Cunha collide on the approach to Fagnes. Muller clipped the back of Cunha's car, and the Monaco winner speared into the tyre wall doing a lot of damage to it and his Draco car. It was a huge impact but both drivers walked away.

Sat 13:37 Blancpain - Silverstone: Good news for the Blancpain boys. The winners in each class title will be invited to the new FIA GT finale in the exotic location of Baku in Azerbaijan.

Sat 13:39 IndyCar - Detroit: Second group now on track for race two qualifying.

Sat 13:39 FR3.5 - Spa: No sign of the safety car coming in any time soon. The marshals have their work cut out getting the tyre barrier back together. Muller and Cunha have had a trackside shouting match over the clash, but it doesn't look as clear cut as the former seems to be making out.

Sat 13:40 Acropolis Rally: Sebastien Ogier completes SS8, which he describes as "not so nice".

Citroen's Khalid Al-Qassimi has rolled and is out of ninth place.

Mikko HirvonenSat 13:41 Acropolis Rally: More pain for Mikko Hirvonen, with a puncture seven kilometres before the end of SS8.

"You're hitting rocks all the time, I don't know which one it was," he says.

Sat 13:42 FR3.5 - Spa: Behind the safety car, the order is: 1 Magnussen; 2 da Costa; 3 Pic; 4 Melker; 5 Martsenko; 6 Sorensen. Da Costa had trimmed Magnussen's lead from 2.4s to 1.6s over the three laps before the Muller/Cunha crash.

Sat 13:45 FR3.5 - Spa: Safety car is coming in, 17 minutes remaining.

Sat 13:49 FR3.5 - Spa: Magnussen makes a good restart, edging a slight gap over da Costa. Pic is caught sleeping and loses third to the charging Melker at La Source. Sorensen passes Martsenko for fifth and is straight onto Pic's tail.

Sat 13:53 IndyCar - Detroit: And your polesitter for Sunday's race is ... Mike Conway. Great job by the Brit, who is making a one-off appearance this weekend in the second Dale Coyne car. James Jakes, who was fastest from the first group, will line up alongside him.

The order from the second session: Conway, Will Power, EJ Viso, Helio Castroneves, Scott Dixon, Sebastian Saavedra, Ryan Briscoe, Graham Rahal, Simona de Silvestro, Tony Kanaan, Takuma Sato, Ed Carpenter.

Sat 13:53 MotoGP - Mugello: The front three for tomorrow's Moto2 race - Redding, Nakagami and Schrotter - remained unchanged in the final 15 minutes. Very impressive response from the Briton after his practice crash. It looked like Pol Espargaro would snatch pole with his final lap of the session but he aborted his flier and will start from the fourth row, in 10th.

Sat 13:54 FR3.5 - Spa: Magnussen can't shake da Costa off this time. With the gap at 0.5s the Dane locks up at Les Combes. But - as seems to be the case every lap - he gets away slightly in the middle sector.

Sat 14:00 FR3.5 - Spa: Three minutes to go and da Costa is still giving chase. He's had one half-look so far, which resulted in him locking up at Les Combes and having to fend off Melker - who is hanging onto the front two very nicely.

Sat 14:00 Acropolis Rally: Leader Jari-Matti Latvala comes through SS8 safely and looks set to add a few more seconds to his lead over Dani Sordo.

"Finally we start to feel experience pay off!" Latvala says. "I've had many years of driving with a youngster's passion."

Sat 14:03 MotoGP - Mugello: Jorge Lorenzo had the MotoGP honour snatched from him and was surprised by his own pace, let alone Pedrosa going even quicker.

"I was really surprised I did a 1m47.6s on the first lap," he said. "I didn't expect to be so fast on the first lap, but I also didn't expect Dani to be so fast on the last lap.

"I'd expected to be on pole position but sometimes racing is the opposite to what you expect. I think we have a good pace for tomorrow and we have to be focused and consistent."

Sat 14:06 Acropolis Rally: Citroen driver Dani Sordo has criticised the organiser's double use of stages after a very rough run through the Ghymno stage.

The second-placed Spaniard said: "This is not natural, it's a lottery to see if you get through the stage without a puncture. You can't drive... you can't do these second passes."

Novikov was fastest through the stage and countered that driving flat out was still possible - providing you hold on tight to the steering wheel.

Sat 14:08 FR3.5 - Spa: Result - 1 Magnussen; 2 da Costa; 3 Melker; 4 Pic; 5 Sorensen; 6 Martsenko; 7 Negrao; 8 Move; 9 Jaafar; 10 Huertas.

Sat 14:08 Acropolis Rally - SS8 results:

Stage: 1 Novikov; 2 Latvala + 4.6s; 3 Ogier +15.0s; 4 Neuville +15.4s; 5 Mikkelsen + 19.0s.

Overall: 1 Latvala; 2 Sordo + 44.7s; 3 Neuville + 1m32.3s; 4 Al Attiyah + 3m25.8s; 5 Mikkelsen + 3m34.6s; 6 Prokop + 4m59.8s.

Sat 14:11 IndyCar - Detroit: Mike Conway, making a one-off appearance in the second Dale Coyne entry, claimed pole position for the second IndyCar race tomorrow. It's an all-British front row as James Jakes, who was fastest in his group, will line up alongside him.

Full qualifying report

Sat 14:12 European F3 - Spielberg: Race two is underway and it's Rosenqvist in front again. From third on the grid he passed Kvyat on the run to Turn 1 and then grabbed the lead from Wolf at the next corner after nabbing a tow up the straight.

Sat 14:15 European F3 - Spielberg: The current highlight is the Latifi v Muller fight for fourth, which has now been joined by Auer. Marciello, from 17th on the grid, is now 18th after running off the track at the penultimate turn on the first lap.

Sat 14:18 European F3 - Spielberg: A big moment as Latifi, Muller and Auer go three-wide out of Turn 3, resulting in contact between the Carlin and Ma-con cars. Latifi is lucky not to roll as he is launched over the front of Muller's car and into the gravel. Muller is also out with broken suspension.

Sat 14:21 European F3 - Spielberg: That all seemed to start as fourth-placed Latifi ran Muller out wide at Turn 3, the latter having almost completed a passing move round the outside in the braking zone. Auer nipped inside both, banged wheels with Latifi and pushed him into Muller. Latifi was so nearly clear of the Ma-con car before the contact occurred.

Sat 14:23 FR3.5 - Spa: A dejected Stoffel Vandoorne has been cornered in the media centre by his local press. He recovered from that off at the start to finish 13th - outside of the points.

Sat 14:25 European F3 - Spielberg: Half distance order in race two is 1 Rosenqvist; 2 Kvyat; 3 Wolf; 4 Auer; 5 Hill; 6 King; 7 Tincknell; 8 Cheever; 9 Blomqvist; 10 Lewis.

Sat 14:30 European F3 - Spielberg: It's looking like deja vu for Wolf. After holding third for so long in race one (before it all went wrong), he now has Auer bearing down on him by half a second per lap in pursuit of the final podium spot. The gap is now 2.9s, having been 4.4s three laps ago.

Sat 14:36 European F3 - Spielberg: Another big shunt. This time it's Alex Lynn, who spun into the wall between Turns 2 and 3 after making contact with Pipo Derani. Lynn is already out of the car and Derani has broken suspension. The safety car is out.

Sat 14:37 Acropolis Rally: Sebastien Ogier, Mads Ostberg and Mikko Hirvonen get through SS9 safely, all three finding the stage uneventful.

Sat 14:37 European F3 - Spielberg: That had been the battle for 11th, which would have been the final point as Kvyat does not score. Derani appeared to be as far to the right of the circuit as he could go as Lynn gradually drifted towards him.

Sat 14:38 European F3 - Spielberg: Red Flag. Lynn's car won't be able to be moved with just the safety car out.

Sat 14:39 European F3 - Spielberg: And that's a result as race officials confirm there will be no restart. It's a second win of the day for Rosenqvist and Mucke Motorsport.

Sat 14:40 European F3 - Spielberg: Race two finishing order: 1 Rosenqvist; 2 Kvyat; 3 Wolf; 4 Auer; 5 Hill; 6 King; 7 Tincknell; 8 Blomqvist; 9 Cheever; 10 Lewis.

Sat 14:40 FR3.5 - Spa: With the second European F3 race halted, you can get up to date with the Formula Renault 3.5 opener from Spa, won by Kevin Magnussen - just. McLaren 1 - 0 Red Bull in Belgium.

Full race report

Sat 14:44 MotoGP - Mugello: Andrea Dovizioso performed a minor miracle in MotoGP qualifying, hauling his Ducati to third with a neck injury. He hailed it as a "special" home qualifying session: "It was a small crash [in practice] but the consequence for my neck was not so nice.

"Yesterday I almost couldn't ride, but my physio did a really good job and today my neck improved a little bit and I was able to push 100 per cent.

"It's special to do the front row in Mugello for us, for Ducati, for all the sponsors and for all my friends."

Sat 14:52 Acropolis Rally: New battle brewing is for fourth between Nasser Al-Attiyah and Andreas Mikkelsen.

The Volkswagen number three had fallen behind the M-Sport Ford man amid various dramas earlier. Mikkelsen then mounted a charge and got the gap down to 9s, but Al-Attiyah is fighting back.

Sat 14:53 Auto GP - Silverstone: The inaugural Auto GP race at Silverstone was, rather fittingly, won by a debutant - GP2 racer Kevin Giovesi. The 2012 European Open F3 Cup champ marked his first Auto GP appearance with a faultless drive to victory.

Full race report

Sat 14:57 FR3.5 - Spa: Contrasting moods from the podium finishers today. Magnussen was relieved to hold on to win, da Costa is very frustrated with himself for making a couple of errors, and Melker was jubilant - declaring his charge from 10th to third "amazing".

Sat 15:00 Acropolis Rally: Bit of rain on SS9, but leader Jari-Matti Latvala is pleasantly surprised by how little problem it causes.

Meanwhile Dani Sordo is still playing it safe in second. At the end of the stage he jokes that he and co-driver Carlos del Barrio are "talking about the MotoGP classification".

Sat 15:03 Blancpain - Silverstone: Talking in the paddock to Mark Blundell about his boy Conway and his fine performance out in Detroit. Tells me Mike is super fit - agrees that that's something he didn't learn from him!

Sat 15:03 Acropolis Rally - SS9 results:

Stage: 1 Novikov; 2 Latvala + 1.5s; 3 Ogier + 5.8s; 4 Sordo + 6.0s; 5 Ostberg + 7.8s.

Overall: 1 Latvala; 2 Sordo + 49.2s; 3 Neuville + 1m39.0s; 4 Al Attiyah + 3m37.9s; 5 Mikkelsen + 3m47.7s.

stoffel hospiSat 15:04 FR3.5 - Spa: This is the scene that greets home hero Stoffel Vandoorne every time he steps out of the Fortec truck or garage.

Vandoorne's off at the start was compounded by his anti-stall kicking in later in the opening lap and costing him a further five places. He isn't dwelling on today though: "Nothing went right today, but tomorrow is a new day and let's see if we can turn it around."

Sat 15:05 European F3 - Spielberg: Felix Rosenqvist made it two wins out of two in the Formula 3 European Championship at Spielberg. The shortened second race brought more joy to the Swede as championship leader Raffaele Marciello was pushed out of the points on countback.

Full race report

Sat 15:09 European F3 - Spielberg: Points after race 2: 1 Marciello, 229.5; 2 Rosenqvist, 187; 3 Auer, 147; 4 Lynn, 127.5; 5 Tincknell, 115; 6 Blomqvist, 94.5; 7 Serralles, 76; 8 King, 64; 9 Muller, 60; 10 Hill, 56.

Sat 15:16 Auto GP - Silverstone: Race one winner Kevin Giovesi is being investigated for infringing the regulations during his pitstop.

Last lap pitstops are against the rules. Did Giovesi pit at the end of lap 12 or the start of lap 13?

Sat 15:18 FR3.5 - Spa: Hard-hitting appraisal of his own performance from a disappointed Antonio Felix da Costa after he finished second today.

"I didn't do a good job in the early laps. I made two big mistakes, and to compensate I needed to use a lot of DRS. With eight laps to go I was out [having reached the 450-second limit].

"To stay that close to Kevin [Magnussen] without DRS is a good sign that we are fast, but I just didn't put it together today. This is not enough."

Sat 15:22 Auto GP - Silverstone: Andrea Roda identified clutch failure as the reason for his early exit from this afternoon's race. Roda fleetingly held fourth, before parking opposite Silverstone's Wing on lap two.

"The problem was there from the start. The car was really revving up. Unfortunately I am going to have to start right at the back tomorrow [for the reversed grid race]."

Sat 15:22 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover practice results: 1 Matt Kenseth; 2 Kasey Kahne; 3 Brad Keselowski; 4 Kyle Busch; 5 Kurt Busch; 6 Denny Hamlin; 7 Carl Edwards; 8 Clint Bowyer; 9 Jimmie Johnson; 10 Juan Pablo Montoya.

Sat 15:26 MotoGP - Mugello: An update from Marc Marquez, who is happy to be on the second row for tomorrow's French Grand Prix but says his shoulder is causing him some grief.

"Sixth place today was the best that we could have hoped for and I am very happy with this result," he said. "At the end of qualifying I was able to put in a hot lap, but the race tomorrow is going to be difficult and tough.

"I won't be 100 per cent physically, because I'm bruised and sore. My shoulder is bothering me the most, and we will see how it responds tomorrow. We are going to give our all, in any case, and see where we end up."

Sat 15:26 Blancpain - Silverstone: Ex-Formula 3 driver Rupert Svendsen-Cook makes a decent start to what could be a GT career in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo suport race - third place with German Fabian Hamprecht. The win went to last year's champion, Cedric Leimer.

Christian VietorisSat 15:36 DTM - Spielberg: Mercedes is bullish about its poor practice pace, explaining that its drivers never used DRS more than once on a lap, whereas some of the others were seen using it at least four times on a single lap during the allowed period.

Sat 15:38 European Formula 3 Open - Nurburgring: In Germany, UAE-based Briton Ed Jones has won the first of two European F3 Open Cup races ahead of Sandy Stuvik and Hector Hurst. Meanwhile, Andrea Montermini has qualified Scuderia Villorba Corse's Ferrari 458 GT on pole for the first International GT Open race tomorrow.

Sat 15:38 DTM - Spielberg: With DRS use down each of the significant straights worth about 0.3s per lap here, that means a gain of 0.9s for someone using it four times on a lap rather than once. The difference between the entire field this morning was 1.6s.

Sat 15:39 DTM - Spielberg: Remember, DRS use is not allowed in qualifying, and in races drivers are allowed to use it only once per lap - and only when within two seconds of the car in front.

Sat 15:45 Auto GP - Silverstone: On the road winner Kevin Giovesi has received a post-race penalty for making an illegal last lap pitstop.

Narain Karthikeyan picks up his maiden Auto GP victory as a result. Reaction from Giovesi's team boss Piercarlo Ghinzani and Karthikeyan to follow.

Sat 15:52 Acropolis Rally: The final stage of day two is getting underway.

Jari-Matti Latvala looks safe out front unless he hits trouble.

The main battles are Nasser Al Attiyah versus Andreas Mikkelsen for fourth, the flying Evgeny Novikov closing on Mikko Hirvonen for seventh as both gain on Martin Prokop, and Sebastien Ogier looming behind Robert Kubica for 10th overall.

Sat 15:52 DTM - Spielberg: Qualifying is underway. Q1 is 15 minutes long with the top 16 progressing to Q2.

Sat 15:55 NASCAR Trucks - Dover: Kyle Busch claimed his 32nd Truck win with victory in Friday evening's 200-lap race at Dover, emerging triumphant from a four-lap dash to the flag.

Results: 1 Busch; 2 Matt Crafton; 3 Ryan Blaney; 4 Chase Elliott; 5 Brendan Gaughan; 6 Timothy Peters; 7 Johnny Sauter; 8 Joey Coulter; 9 Jeb Burton; 10 Darrell Wallace Jr.

Sat 15:58 DTM - Spielberg: Halfway through Q1 the order is 1 Albuquerque; 2 Paffett; 3 Farfus; 4 Wickens; 5 Rockenfeller; 6 Green. In the drop zone are Merhi, Hand, Glock, Wittmann, Priaulx and Werner.

Sat 16:03 Acropolis Rally: Rain is getting heavier in Greece. Sebastien Ogier admits it would've been handier earlier in the day given that he is running first on the road.

Sat 16:03 DTM - Spielberg: Three minutes of Q1 left and champion Bruno Spengler goes into P1 ahead of fellow BMW man Marco Wittmann. Mortara, Wehrlein, Ekstrom, Merhi, Hand and Priaulx in the drop zone as 1.1s separates the whole field.

Sat 16:06 NASCAR Nationwide - Dover - qualifying results: 1 Austin Dillon; 2 Sam Hornish Jr; 3 Kyle Busch; 4 Alex Bowman; 5 Kasey Kahne; 6 Joey Logano; 7 Regan Smith; 8 Ty Dillon; 9 Matt Kenseth; 10 Brian Scott

Sat 16:07 DTM - Spielberg: Less than a minute of Q1 left and just 0.9s separates the field. Mortara gets himself into Q2 with a late effort that's good enough for seventh, but Merhi's final lap is not good enough to get him through. He's 21st currently.

Sat 16:09 DTM - Spielberg: Wittmann pumps in a late flyer to top Q1, but the BMW man was safe in progressing to Q2 anyway. 0.9s separate the entire field as the first part of qualifying ends.

Sat 16:10 DTM - Spielberg: Eliminated from Q1 are 17 Green, 18 Tambay, 19 Hand, 20 Molina, 21 Merhi and 22 Priaulx.

Sat 16:11 DTM - Spielberg: The drama came right at the end as improvements after the chequered flag for Ekstrom and Tomczyk brought both out of the drop zone and into the top 10. Green and Tambay were the unlucky men eliminated as a result.

Meindert van BuurenAuto GP - Silverstone: Meindert van Buuren is promoted to the reversed-grid pole for tomorrow's second race. Sat 16:13
Out of luck on-road victor Kevin Giovesi slips to 13th in the race one classification after the impostion of his one minute post-race penalty.

Sat 16:13 Auto GP - Silverstone: Full story of Karthikeyan's elevation to victory

Sat 16:16 Acropolis Rally: Mikko Hirvonen breaks a wheel on the day's last stage, losing another half-minute. That could drop him to ninth behind Evgeny Novikov.

Sat 16:16
DTM - Spielberg: AUTOSPORT has just been handed two sheets of paper announcing that both Priaulx and championship Rockenfeller will take five-place penalties for the race due to yellow-flag infringements during practice. That could be very significant for Rockenfeller.

Sat 16:17 DTM - Spielberg: Q2 is now underway and Albuquerque is straight away quickest. Only a 10-minute session this time.

Sat 16:21 Acropolis Rally: Thierry Neuville completes the day looking on course to keep third.

"We've shown we can use our brains," says a man whose promising rallies have often being interrupted by incidents.

Sat 16:22 DTM - Spielberg: Halfway through Q2 and in the drop zone are Juncadella, Rockenfeller, Vietoris, Wittmann, Wickens and Ekstrom. Ten go into Q3, six go out. Spengler is fastest currently.

Sat 16:22 Acropolis Rally: Andreas Mikkelsen's deficit to fourth-placed Nasser Al-Attiyah increases to 25s as the VW gets a puncture.

Sat 16:23 Acropolis Rally: Leader Jari-Matti Latvala completes the day with no dramas.

Sat 16:24 DTM - Spielberg: Wittmann and Paffett get themselves out of the drop zone with less than a minute left in fourth and ninth. Paffett may need to improve on his final lap to guarantee a Q3 spot.

Sat 16:27 DTM Spielberg: Terrific last-ditch efforts from Rockenfeller and Scheider get them out of the drop zone and into eighth and ninth spots respectively. Those laps have pushed Werner and Wehrlein out of the reckoning; Werner missing out by only three thousandths of a second.

Sat 16:28 DTM - Spielberg: Eliminated from Q2 are 11 Werner; 12 Wehrlein; 13 Glock; 14 Juncadella; 15 Ekstrom and 16 Vietoris. Spengler fastest from Farfus.

Sat 16:34 Acropolis Rally - SS10 results:

Stage: 1 Ogier; 2 Ostberg + 7.8s; 3 Latvala + 11.4s; 4 Neiville + 15.5s; 5 Novikov + 18.6s.

Overall: 1 Latvala; 2 Sordo + 1m04.1s; 3 Neuville + 1m43.1s; 4 Al=Attiyah + 3m46.1s; 5 Mikkelsen + 4m11.8s.

Sat 16:36 DTM - Spielberg: With nobody on track, it's a good moment to mention that the afternoon's VW Scirocco R-Cup race was won by Kelvin van der Linde from Michelle Gatting and the wonderfully-named Jordan Lee Pepper. Brit Ross Wylie was an excellent fifth - 1.5s off the podium - while Hans-Joachim Stuck and Christian Danner were 12th and 19th.

DTM - Spielberg: Q3 is now underway and Wittmann is the first man to the top of the timesheets in his MTEK BMW. He could well be an outside shot for pole, and you could say the same about Albuquerque.

Sat 16:40 British Rally Championship - Jim Clark Rally: Finn Jukka Korhonen triumphed over a predominantly British and Irish field to win the second round of the British Rally Championship. Korhonen beat Tom Cave by two seconds to win the 16-stage event.

Results: 1 Korhonen; 2 Cave + 2s; 3 Osian Pryce + 13.8s; 4 Alastair Fisher + 27.2s; 5 Jonathan Greer + 51.9s.

Sat 16:43 DTM - Spielberg: A minute left in Q3 and it's Spengler, Mortara, Farfus - who has just climbed up from sixth to third - and Albuquerque in the progression zone.

Sat 16:44 DTM - Spielberg: Eliminated in Q3 are 5 Scheider; 6 Albuquerque; 7 Wickens; 8 Rockenfeller; 9 Tomczyk; 10 Paffett.

Sat 16:45 DTM - Spielberg: So progressing to Q4 are Spengler, Wittmann, Mortara and Wittmann. Three BMWs and one Audi.

Sat 16:45 Auto GP - Silverstone: Formula 2 champion Luciano Bacheta has said his Zele Racing team discovered a broken rear wishbone, as a result of a collapsed rose-joint, as the cause of his qualifying difficulties.

"It is reassuring that we found it, and we were back up to around fourth fastest in today's race," said Bacheta.

"I thought the car was unstable in practice! Unfortunately, because of some reliability issues, we didn't get in many laps to try and pinpoint the problem before qualifying."

Sat 16:47 DTM - Spielberg: Gary Paffett did not complete a flying lap in Q3, the Brit reporting that his Mercedes lost power on his out lap, leading him to abort the run and save tyres for tomorrow. That puts him 10th, which becomes ninth as Rockenfeller takes his grid drop.

AUTOSPORT wonders whether repairs to the engine will mean the car has to be taken out of Parc Ferme... The penalty would be a grid drop for Paffett if that happened.

Sat 16:53 Auto GP - Silverstone: Super Nova International boss David Sears is looking forward to his evening meal in Northampton this evening, after Narain Karthikeyan picked up victory on his maiden Auto GP outing for the team this afternoon.

"Narain said to me, 'I suppose I'm getting in the curries tonight?'" said Sears. "I told him, 'I think you are!'"

Sat 16:57 DTM - Spielberg: Two drivers have completed their single-lap runs in Q4 with Mortara on provisional pole, 0.147s ahead of Farfus. Just Wittmann and Spengler to come.

Sat 16:59 DTM - Spielberg: Wittmann goes fastest, 0.089s faster than Mortara. That guarantees the German and the MTEK team a front-row start for only their third DTM race. Only champion Spengler can deny him now.

Sat 17:00 DTM - Spielberg: Spengler is three hundredths up on Wittmann in sector 1, nine hundredths down in sector two.. It's all or nothing...

Sat 17:01 DTM - Spielberg: Pole for Spengler by 0.11s after a sensational final sector. Wittmann a career-best second with Mortara and Farfus filling the second row.

Sat 17:02 DTM - Spielberg: Qualifying 1 Spengler; 2 Wittmann; 3 Mortara; 4 Farfus; 5 Scheider; 6 Albuquerque; 7 Wickens; 8 Rockenfeller; 9 Tomczyk; 10 Paffett (grid penalties not included).

Sat 17:03 Auto GP - Silverstone: Championship challenger Sergio Campana was not too upset to lose reversed-grid pole after being promoted to seventh in today's race following on-the-road victor Kevin Giovesi's post-race penalty.

"The minimum goal was an eighth today, so seventh, and still on the front row tomorrow, is even better," said Campana.

Sat 17:05 Auto GP - Silverstone: Campana started the weekend on the back foot; an engine problem in free practice resulted in him missing FP2 and qualifying 12th.

"I think I was right to change the engine in FP2, as I was 4km/h down on the straights," said Campana. "I think I would have struggled even more in qualifying had I not changed it."

Sat 17:12 DTM - Spielberg: More news just in. Jamie Green has also been given a five-place grid penalty for a yellow-flag violation. He had qualified 17th.

Sat 17:41 DTM - Spielberg: Mercedes motorsport chief Toto Wolff: "Our qualifying performance was unsatisfactory today. We are in a dip since Brands Hatch, but we are racers. We will be back."

Sat 17:56 NASCAR - Dover: Kurt Busch and Furniture Row have been edging ever closer to a big Sprint Cup upset in recent weeks, and the 2004 champion was fastest in final practice ahead of Sunday's race.

Practice three results: 1 Kurt Busch; 2 Matt Kenseth; 3 Juan Pablo Montoya; 4 Jimmie Johnson; 5 Jeff Gordon; 6 Jamie McMurray; 7 Ricky Stenhouse Jr; 8 Martin Truex Jr; 9 Kasey Kahne; 10 Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Austin DillonSat 17:59 NASCAR - Dover: Saturday's main attraction is the Nationwide race.

Austin Dillon is on pole for Richard Childress Racing, and is also contesting this weekend's Cup round with Phoenix.

Other Cup drivers in the second-tier field include Kyle Busch (aiming for another win after his Friday Truck triumph) in third place, Kasey Kahne starting fifth, Joey Logano in sixth and Matt Kenseth in ninth.

Sat 18:06 Blancpain - Silverstone: Dumbreck fastest in JRM Nissan in FP2 (for some dumb reason called pre-qualifying here). He's nearly half a second up on Alex Buncombe in another Nissan, the fastest of the RJN cars. Franck Perera best of the rest in the Almeras Porsche.

Sat 18:10 IndyCar - Detroit: The first of this weekend's two IndyCar races is still an hour or so away, and in the meantime the Grand-Am field is racking up an impressive spares bill.

Worst of the accidents came at the start when Memo Rojas was tipped into the wall by Gustavo Yacaman, and then sideswiped by John Pew. All drivers are fine, but the Ganassi BMW was trashed.

The field is under yellows for another incident at the moment, with Max Angelelli leading and 22 minutes to go.

Sat 19:37 IndyCar - Detroit: Pre-race national anthem is a family affair for champion Ryan Hunter-Reay.

Sat 19:43 IndyCar - Detroit: The start to the first of this weekend's two IndyCar races at Detroit is a couple of minutes away.

Sat 19:45 IndyCar - Detroit: Command given to start engines.

Sat 19:51 IndyCar - Detroit: Green flag! Everyone is safe through the first couple of corners.

Sat 19:55 IndyCar - Detroit: ... but the third corner is another matter. AJ Allmendinger got squeezed between Scott Dixon and someone else - maybe Justin Wilson. Allmendinger was launched into the air and crunched into the barrier; Dixon has pitted with a damaged rear wing. Conway leading.

Sat 20:02 IndyCar - Detroit: After four laps under caution, the race is back to green. Will Power's on a bit of a charge and is up to fourth, while Dixon managed to get his wing repaired under yellows and get back out without losing a lap. Conway still P1.

Sat 20:06 European F3 - Spielberg: Some late penalty news. Josh Hill and Sven Muller have been docked five places on the race-three grid for race-two offences; Hill for failing to slow sufficiently for yellow flags and Muller for causing the collision that put himself and Latifi out. Muller's Ma-con team-mate Andre Rudersdorf has been excluded from race two, meanwhile, due to his car's lubrication system not venting into a catch tank.

Sat 20:08 IndyCar - Detroit: Also on the move is Dario Franchitti, who is up to fifth. The Scot is one of only a handful of drivers to have started on the softer tyres. Moving in the other direction is EJ Viso, who is drifting back through the pack with an engine hiccup.

Sat 20:12 DTM - Spielberg: Here's a recap of the full report from qualifying, where champion Bruno Spengler resisted pressure from rookie BMW stablemate Marco Wittmann to take his first pole of 2013.

Sat 20:14 IndyCar - Detroit: IndyCar has announced that Derrick Walker will brief the media tomorrow morning. Expect the words 'aero' and 'kit' to feature prominently.

In the race, it's currently a two-horse show after 15 laps. Hunter-Reay is shadowing leader Conway, but the rest of the field is about 7.0s down the road.

Jari-Matti LatvalaSat 20:21 Acropolis Rally: Leg two started with Evgeny Novikov dominating - but then he picked up a puncture and other car damage.

That gave Jari-Matti Latvala the lead and since then he's been storming away from Dani Sordo and Thierry Neuville.

Mads Ostberg, Mikko Hirvonen, Evgeny Novikov and Sebastien Ogier are all mounting fightback drives further down the points, and Robert Kubica retains a commanding WRC 2 lead.

Here are the full AUTOSPORT reports from the morning and afternoon loops.

Sat 20:22 DTM - Spielberg: Tyre choices for the start of tomorrow's race are now out.

Starting on options are Spengler; Paffett, Mortara, Albuquerque, Farfus, Wickens, Green, Tomczyk, Wehrlein, Molina, Wittmann, Scheider.

The remaining nine drivers start on standard Hankooks.

Felix RosenqvistSat 20:37 European F3 - Spielberg: It's been a superb day for Felix Rosenqvist in Austria.

With championship rival Raffaelle Marciello only managing fourth and 13th following his tough qualifying session, a double win for Rosenqvist has brought the title contest alive again.

Daniil Kvyat couldn't convert any of his poles to wins on Saturday, but has another chance in race three on Sunday morning.

Here's a recap of what happened in race one and race two.

Sat 20:41 IndyCar - Detroit: An internet slowdown thwarted the last couple of updates, so here's what you've missed:

1. Sato ran out of fuel and brought out the yellows.
2. Leaders pitted, Hunter-Reay has leap-frogged Conway for P1.
3. Race about to go green. Tagliani hits the wall at Turn 3. Race stays yellow.

Joey LoganoSat 20:44 NASCAR - Dover: Joey Logano gets a win in the Nationwide race.

That's the third time in a row he has won at the 'Monster Mile' in NASCAR's second-tier series.

Kyle Busch looked like he might be on course to add to his Friday evening Truck victory until he took on four new tyres at a late pitstop where most of his rivals settled for two.

Results:
1 Joey Logano; 2 Brian Vickers; 3 Matt Kenseth; 4 Trevor Bayne; 5 Kyle Busch; 6 Kasey Kahne; 7 Sam Hornish Jr; 8 Austin Dillon; 9 Regan Smith; 10 Kyle Larson.

Sat 20:53 IndyCar - Detroit: Another yellow - Sebastian Saavedra has been tipped into the wall at Turn 6 by Marco Andretti. Race control has already reviewed the incident and declared that no action will be taken.

The highlight of the restart was Dario Franchitti driving around the outside of Will Power to take P3. Hunter-Reay leads from Conway.

Sat 20:55 Indy - Detroit: AJ Allmendinger has taken the blame for the first lap accident that put him out of the race.

"I just ran into the back of Scott Dixon. It was my fault. I'm trying hard, but that's just not good enough."

Sat 21:01 Indy - Detroit: The first lap of the restart hasn't been great for Dario Franchitti, who has been passed by Power, Kanaan and Wilson.

Meanwhile, a replay of the Saavedra crash shows the Colombian giving Andretti a solid double-bird as he drove past a lap after the impact. Will Power would be proud.

Sat 21:02 IndyCar - Detroit: Penalty for Viso for passing before the green, and weirdness for Hinchcliffe, who got one of the tyres used to mark the inside of the kerb stuck behind his front wheel. The Canadian is forced to pit.

Sat 21:06 IndyCar - Detroit: Conway passes Hunter-Reay for the lead. The Brit is on the harder compound tyres; Hunter-Reay is on the reds. Both last pitted about 20 laps ago. There's also a good battle for third shaping up between Power and Wilson.

Sat 21:15 IndyCar - Detroit: Hunter-Reay has pitted, and Conway is now out in front on his own. He has a 20s lead, but still hasn't put the reds on yet. Wilson is currently in second place.

In other news, points leader Marco Andretti has lost several laps in the pits after damaging his car in a clash with Charlie Kimball. Somewhere, Saavedra is doing a fist pump.

Sat 21:18 IndyCar - Detroit: Just as Conway was starting to get bogged down behind lapped traffic, he swings into the pits. That was a 28 lap stint from the Brit. He's now got the reds on, and 18 laps to go.

Sat 21:25 IndyCar - Detroit: Dale Coyne Racing was briefly running 1-2, but a slow pitstop has dropped Wilson to third.

Meanwhile, Conway is 17s ahead of Hunter-Reay, who currently isn't as fast on the harder tyres as he needs to be. 11 laps left.

Sat 21:33 IndyCar - Detroit: Six laps to go, and Conway is miles ahead. Barring disaster, he'd got this in the bag. Hunter-Reay has second locked up, but Wilson is under all sorts of pressure from Dixon for third.

Sat 21:38 IndyCar - Detroit: Briscoe walls the Panther car with three laps remaining. Local yellows only - barring another incident, the race will stay green to the finish.

Sat 21:42 IndyCar - Detroit: What a stunning win for Mike Conway. The Brit celebrates with Zanardi-style donuts, and a third for Wilson gives Dale Coyne Racing a 1-3 finish. Joining them on the podium is Ryan Hunter-Reay.

Mike ConwaySat 22:02 IndyCar - Detroit: Full report of Conway's incredible win now online

Sat 22:03 Mike Conway's Detroit IndyCar win brings Race Centre Live to a close for Saturday June 1.

We'll be back from 7am GMT on Sunday for another IndyCar race in Detroit, the final day of the Acropolis Rally, MotoGP's Italian Grand Prix, DTM and European Formula 3 in Austria, Formula Renault 3.5 at Spa, NASCAR at Dover and more.

Sunday June 2 schedule - all times GMT

7:23 Acropolis Rally SS11
7:40 MotoGP Mugello warm-up
7:42 Acropolis Rally SS12
7:50 Formula Renault 3.5 Spa race two qualifying
8:00 Blancpain Endurance Series Silverstone qualifying
9:00 European Formula 3 Spielberg race three
9:00 Moto3 Mugello race
10:20 Moto2 Mugello race
10:37 Acropolis Rally SS13
10:56 Acropolis Rally SS14/powerstage
11:35 DTM Spielberg race
12:00 MotoGP Mugello race
12:20 Auto GP Silverstone race two
12:50 Formula Renault 3.5 Spa race two
13:30 IndyCar Detroit warm-up
13:50 Blancpain Endurance Series Silverstone race
17:00 NASCAR Sprint Cup Dover race
19:30 IndyCar Detroit race two

Sun 07:12 Welcome back to AUTOSPORT Race Centre Live for day three of the Acropolis Rally, Mugello MotoGP, Detroit IndyCar and Spa Formula Renault 3.5 weekend.

Sun 07:22 Acropolis Rally: The final day is about to begin in Greece. Just four stages remain to decide the result, but on this rough terrain, don't rule out some last-minute shocks.

Sun 07:28 FR3.5 - Spa: For the first time this weekend, the track action has kicked off on time at Spa. The Belgians promised that it would be a sunny morning rather than a foggy one, and they were right. Now, how long until it rains?

LatvalaSun 07:29 Acropolis Rally: Running order this morning is as follows: Ogier, Novikov, Hirvonen, Ostberg, Prokop, Mikkelsen, Al-Attiyah, Neuville, Sordo, Latvala.

There are just four stages left, 11 kilometres of Pissia then straight into 30km of Loutraki. Back to service, then a repeat of that loop.

Sun 07:34 Acropolis Rally: Sebastien Ogier is going to have to settle for 10th place this time unless there is attrition ahead.

He will have an eye on the powerstage bonus, but running first on the road will make that tough.

Sun 07:44 Acropolis Rally: No dramas on SS11 yet. Evgeny Novikov takes another second out of Mikko Hirvonen but there is still 23s separating them in the battle for eighth.

Sun 07:44 MotoGP - Mugello: The riders are out in Italy for the warm-up session. After a lot of sunshine, some riders are on wet tyres this morning to deal with a damp track. It's likely to clear up in plenty of time for the races, though.

Nasser Al-AttiyahSun 07:46 Acropolis Rally: The closest fight is over fourth place. Nasser Al-Attiyah's lead over Andreas Mikkelsen is down to 15.8s as the Volkswagen driver takes 10s off the Ford man.

"I know Andreas will push a lot, but I don't want to take too many risks," says Al-Attiyah.

Mikkelsen's time is fastest on the stage so far.

Meanwhile Ogier is already onto stage 12, which is just a few kilometres away and starts 19 minutes after SS13.

Sun 07:48 FR3.5 - Spa: As the FR3.5 cars get ready to go out, it's worth noting that in the supporting Formula Renault Eurocup qualifying session just now, teenage Ferrari junior sensation Antonio Fuoco has taken pole position.

This is the Italian's first weekend in the Eurocup, and he has just a handful of car races to his name in his career so far.

Sun 07:50 FR3.5 - Spa: Qualifying for race two has started.

Sun 07:50 As today's action kicks off, let's look back at the stories from yesterday. Here's what happened:

Mike Conway won the first IndyCar race of the weekend in Detroit
Dani Pedrosa stole Mugello MotoGP pole position from Jorge Lorenzo
Jari-Matti Latvala stormed into a commanding Acropolis Rally lead
Reigning DTM champion Bruno Spengler claimed pole for today's race in Austria
Kevin Magnussen beat Formula Renault 3.5 rival Antonio Felix da Costa at Spa
Narain Karthikeyan inherited the Auto GP victory after on-track winner Kevin Giovesi was penalised post-race
Denny Hamlin made it two NASCAR Sprint Cup poles in a row at Dover
Felix Rosenqvist honed in on European F3championship leader Raffaele Marciello with his second win of the day at Spielberg

Sun 07:56 Acropolis Rally: Leaders all through SS11 smoothly.

Big pressure to avoid mistakes on Thierry Neuville and leader Jari-Matti Latvala. Third and first for this sometimes accident prone pair would be huge boosts.

A WRC 2 win would be much the same for Robert Kubica, whose serene progress continues.

Sun 08:00 DTM - Spielberg: AUTOSPORT has braved bad traffic and worse weather this morning to arrive safe and sound.

JRM NissanSun 08:00 Blancpain - Silverstone: The Blancpain Endurance Series joins AUTOSPORT Race Centre Live's line-up for Sunday.

Qualifying gets going shortly, with the three-hour race this afternoon.

Peter Dumbreck was fastest in the JRM Nissan in practice yesterday, while Daniel Zampieri, Davide Rigon and Cesar Ramos lead the standings having won the Monza opener in their Kessel Ferrari.

Sun 08:02 FR3.5 - Spa: As the first cars start returning to the pits for their second set of tyres, there's little surprise that championship leader and race one winner Kevin Magnussen is out front in qualifying. Will Stevens, Marco Sorensen and Carlos Sainz Jr lead the chase at the moment.

Sun 08:04
DTM - Spielberg: This is the scene in Austria, the cloud hanging low over what used to be the fearsome Hella Licht bend on the Osterreichring, and is now Turn 1 on the current track. The rain has stopped in the past 30 minutes, but the track is still wet.

Sun 08:07 Blancpain — Silverstone: Sun is shining for qualifying — only slightly gimmicky here. Three 15-minute periods, but the fastest man around the track in any of the sessions takes pole. That's refreshing these days.

Sun 08:07 FR3.5 - Spa: As the first cars head back out of the pits, here's the current top 10 with 12 minutes remaining in qualifying: 1 Magnussen; 2 Stevens; 3 Sorensen; 4 Sainz; 5 Sirotkin; 6 da Costa; 7 Foresti; 8 Melker; 9 Muller; 10 Vandoorne.

Sun 08:08 Acropolis Rally - SS11 results:

Stage:
1 Mikkelsen; 2 Novikov + 2.2s; 3 Ogier + 2.4s; 4 Hirvonen + 3.6s; 5 Latvala + 3.9s.

Overall: 1 Latvala; 2 Sordo + 1m07.5s; 3 Neuville + 1m47.7s; 4 Al-Attiyah + 3m52.1s; 5 Mikkelsen + 4m07.9s.

Sun 08:09 DTM - Spielberg: Briton Ross Wylie, whose crash late in yesterday's VW Scirocco R-Cup race caused a red flag, is driving a different car today following extensive work overnight. He was classified fifth in race one, the result being declared on the last complete lap before the accident,.

Sun 08:12 DTM - Spielberg: On track now is the second Porsche Carrera Cup Germany race of the weekend. Championship leader Kevin Estre won yesterday for Attempto Racing, ahead of Norbert Siedler and Supercup leader Sean Edwards. Significant spray is limited to the run up to Turn 2; very different to what we saw in the earlier KTM X-Bow Battle.

Sun 08:12 Acropolis Rally: Mads Ostberg has had spins on both this morning's stages so far.

"We did a set-up change and I've been taken by surprise in a few places," he admits.

No major dramas, though.

Andreas MikkelsenSun 08:16 Acropolis Rally: A change for fourth as what looks like it will be a second straight stage win for Andreas Mikkelsen takes him past Nasser Al-Attiyah.

"We'll try to stay behind him and hope he does a mistake because I cannot do more, it's too risky," says the sanguine Al-Attiyah.

Sun 08:17 FR3.5 - Spa: Nearly everyone is improving as the sun shines and the track continues to improve. With three minutes to go Vandoorne has just taken pole, but there are likely to be many more twists in this session. As we say that, Magnussen goes fastest.

Sun 08:22 Acropolis Rally - SS12 results:

Stage: 1 Mikkelsen; 2 Ogier + 0.7s; 3 Ostberg + 2.6s; 4 Latvala + 5.5s; 5 Novikov + 6.6s.

Overall: 1 Latvala; 2 Sordo + 1m19.7s; 3 Neuville + 1m57.1s; 4 Mikkelsen + 4m02.4s; 5 Al-Attiyah + 4m04.3s.

Sun 08:23 Blancpain - Silverstone: Stephane Ortelli fastest for WRT Audi squad in Q1, four tenths up on team-mate Frank Stippler. Former Le Mans winner Ortelli tells us he loves Silverstone - don't forget his Le Mans Endurance Series win with Allan McNish back in 2005. Weather was quite different that time. Says he's surprised he hasn't seen any rain in his three days in Northamptonshire.

Sun 08:24 FR3.5 - Spa qualifying: 1 Magnussen; 2 Muller; 3 Vandoorne; 4 Melker; 5 Stevens; 6 da Costa; 7 Foresti; 8 Sainz; 9 Huertas; 10 Aleshin.

Sun 08:37 FR3.5 - Spa: Magnussen remains in unstoppable form. His 39-point lead is already massive for so early in the season, and now he has a golden chance to do even more damage.

Talking of damage, Muller's Draco team did well to repair his car after a massive shunt yesterday, and the Monaco winner has rewarded it with a front row start.

Behind them, Vandoorne will be relieved to be up the sharp end on home soil, Melker proves his race one podium was no fluke, and Stevens bounces back from a day to forget with a top five.

And if Antonio Felix da Costa was fed up with being second yesterday, imagine how he's feeling about starting sixth.

Sun 08:40 FR3.5 - Spa: Magnussen will look to extend that lead after bagging another pole position.

Full qualifying report

Sun 08:40 Acropolis Rally:
Jari-Matti Latvala's march to a first WRC win for Volkswagen continues. Just two stages stand between him and Acropolis glory.

Full Sunday morning report

Sun 08:40 MotoGP - Mugello: Bradley Smith is having a difficult time in Italy. He's been struggling with a hurt wrist and wrapped-up fingers after a Friday fall. This snap from SMARTFotos shows how much discomfort it's causing the Briton. And that's just putting on his gloves...

Sun 08:41 Blancpain - Silverstone: Frederic Makowiecki on top in Q2 in the factory Aston, three tenths up on Daniel Zampieri in the Kessel Ferrari. Laurens Vanthoor third after taking over the Ortelli Audi. Good showing from Joe Osborne in the Barwell Aston to be fourth.

Sun 08:44 MotoGP - Mugello: As if things weren't bad enough for Smith right now, he suffered a fall in this morning's warm-up session. Here's his worse-for-wear Tech 3 bike.

Sun 08:58 DTM - Spielberg: AUTOSPORT briefly chatted to former DTM racer David Coulthard on the way up to the media centre; the Scot at Spielberg to fulfil some of his Red Bull ambassadorial duties.

Sun 08:59 European F3 - Spielberg: The formation lap is underway for race three. The grid order is... 1 Kvyat; 2 Marciello; 3 Rosenqvist; 4 King; 5 Latifi; 6 Wolf; 7 Mardenborough; 8 Tincknell; 9 Auer; 10 Giovinazzi.

Sun 09:03 MotoGP - Mugello: The Moto3 race is underway. Poleman Jonas Folger gets a storming start and already has a decent lead. Maverick Vinales is second while Luis Salom has passed Alex Rins for third.

Sun 09:06 European F3 - Spielberg: Marciello out-drags Kvyat to take the lead at the first corner, and resists an attempt by the Russian to retake him at the next corner. Rosenqvist is third and under attack from Latifi.

Sun 09:07 European F3 - Spielberg: Rosenqvist pulls off the move of the season. He, Marciello, Latifi and Kvyat go four-wide down towards Turn 4. Kvyat grabs the lead only for Rosenqvist to brave it out around the outside of the Carlin machine for the two high-speed turns that follow and hits the front himself. Sensational!

Sun 09:09 European F3 - Spielberg: Massive shunt on the second lap. Mardenborough spins out of 11th on his own and the pack scatters to try and avoid the stationary Carlin machine. Blomqvist clips him, breaks his rear suspension and retires against a barrier while the unsighted Grenhagen ploughs into Mardenborough.

Van de Laar then runs into the back of Grenhagen and is launched skywards over his team-mate's Van Amersfoort Racing machine.

Sun 09:09 MotoGP - Mugello: The Motoe lead changes. Championship leader Vinales passes Folger and heads a three-bike battle for first. Rins is the third; a bad start had temporarily dropped him behind Salom.

Sun 09:10 European F3 - Spielberg: Unsurprisingly, the safety car is out while the damaged cars are removed.

Sun 09:11 Blancpain - Silverstone: Alex Buncombe fastest in Q3 aboard his RJN Nissan, but Makowiecki's time of 2m01.140s from Q2 stands as pole. Rest of the top six comes from Q3 - when cars at their lightest (no refuelling allowed through the three sessions). Christopher Mies third in WRT Audi, Alessandro Pier Guidi fourth for SMP Ferrari squad, then Peter Dumbreck (JRM Nissan) and Franck Perera (Almeras Porsche).

Sun 09:12 European F3 - Spielberg: Comical scenes here as the recovery vehicle towing Grenhagen's car to safety slams on the brakes as it reaches a point adjacent to a crane and a flatbed. Grenhagen - still in his car - runs straight into the rear of the 4x4, causing the rear of his car to be launched into the air.

Sun 09:14 Blancpain - Silverstone:Strange to see AMR team principal John Gaw sitting next to star winter signing Mako in a press conference. Strange 'cos he's wearing Nomex - he's put it on pole in the Gentlemen Trophy class in his Aston.

Sun 09:16 MotoGP - Mugello Moto3: Miguel Oliveira has passed Salom for fourth and Alex Marquez makes it six bikes in the lead group. Vinales still leads but Oliveira is the man on the move.

Disappointment for Danny Webb, who has run off track and dropped outside the top 20 - he was on the fringes of the top 10 battling with John McPhee.

Sun 09:22 MotoGP - Mugello Moto3: Marquez takes the lead from Vinales to complete an impressive progression through the lead group. Meanwhile, 12 riders are fighting over eighth place. Incredibly close racing but the group has not come to blows - yet.

Sun 09:24 European F3 - Spielberg: Safety car in after five laps on-track and a great restart by Rosenqvist and Kvyat. Bad news for Marciello though. Prema team-mate Auer passes him for third at Turn 3 and the presence of Latifi forces him wide and onto the kerbs. He drops to eighth in one move.

Sun 09:26 European F3 - Spielberg: Another shunt, this time as eight cars squabble over ninth spot at Turn 3 - yes. Eight, in two banks of four-wide racing. Serralles is forced wide in the confusion while Giovinazzi and Cheever come out best - only to collide at the next corner as one Italian clips the front of the other and each spear into the barrier.

Sun 09:26 MotoGP - Mugello Moto3: Vinales leads again but it's anybody's guess who will be in front once they turn into the first corner. Folger, from pole, has just slipped back in sixth but the front group is still intact - though Rins has just relegated to Marquez to third.

Sun 09:30 European F3 - Spielberg: There are some pretty big championship implications if the order stays as it is. From 77.5 points behind Marciello this time yesterday, Rosenqvist would be just 27.5 adrift of his rival with half the season completed. That's the equivalent of a win and an eighth place (almost).

Sun 09:31 MotoGP - Mugello Moto3: Six bikes nose-to-tail once again and now the train is headed by Oliveira! He's just slip-streamed from the back of the group to the front while Vinales and Marquez have tumbled to fourth and fifth.

Sun 09:33 European F3 - Spielberg: Good progress from both Lynn and Hill, up from 19th and 23rd on the grid. Lynn's just gone around the outside of Nissany for ninth while Hill is now 12th and on Wolf's tail. Lynn needs these points to stay fourth in the championship, ahead of Tincknell

Sun 09:34 MotoGP - Mugello Moto3: Four laps to go. Salom usurped Oliveira over the line but then Vinales moved past three riders to assume the lead and Marquez, from fifth, went with him. Salom passed him into the first corner on the next lap, though.

Whoever gets the best drive out of the final corner will win this one, but Vinales has shown a knack of emerging at the front when it counts most - he's won the last two races, remember.

Sun 09:38 European F3 - Spielberg: Race 3 result: 1 Rosenqvist; 2 Kvyat; 3 Auer; 4 Tincknell; 5 King; 6 Marciello; 7 Latifi; 8 Lynn; 9 Derani; 10 Nissany.

Sun 09:38 MotoGP - Mugello Moto3: Big, big crash for Romano Fenati. Heavy impact at high speed after being thrown over the handlebars. Nasty-looking accident.

Sun 09:40 MotoGP - Mugello Moto3: Final lap: Luis Salom still leads - and it's a big gap! He eked out an advantage as those behind him scrapped. Marquez and Rins head the chasing pack. Here we go...

Sun 09:43 Blancpain - Silverstone: Frederic Makowiecki put the factory Aston Martin he shares with Darren Turner and Stefan Mucke on pole for this afternoon's three-hour race.

Full qualifying report

Sun 09:43 MotoGP - Mugello Moto3: Victory for Luis Salom! He holds off Rins and Vinales, who hauls himself on to the podium to maintain his rostrum run. But behind the lead group, there's a multi-bike crash at the final corner and Matteo Ferrari is stretchered away.

Sun 09:45 MotoGP - Mugello Moto3 Results: 1 Salom; 2 Rins; 3 Vinales; 4 Oliveira; 5 Marquez; 6 Folger; 7 Antonelli; 8 Ajo; 9 Granado; 10 Miller.

Sun 09:50 European F3 - Spielberg: Another frantic race goes the way of Rosenqvist, who has gone from 77.5 to 27.5 points behind Marciello over the course of the weekend. Incidentally, AUTOSPORT lost a bet with Italian publication Autosprint, predicting after qualifying that Marciello's lead would still be at least 50 points by the end of the weekend.

Sun 09:53 European F3 - Spielberg: Championship positions after Race 3: 1 Marciello, 239.5; 2 Rosenqvist, 212; 3 Auer, 165; 4 Lynn, 133.5; 5 Tincknell, 130; 6 Blomqvist, 94.5; 7 Serralles, 76; 8 King 76; 9 Muller, 60; 10 Hill, 56.

Sun 09:59 MotoGP - Mugello Moto3: A very happy Luis Salom: "I had a good last part of the race. At the beginning I was looking and staying calm. It was a hard group - Marquez had a lot of power; Alex and Maverick were really fast. It was a difficult race. I am happy I won."

Vinales, who is still yet to finish off the podium in 2013, has seen his championship lead slashed. "Third position is a victory for me," he reckons. "I had some engine problems."

Sun 10:05 Blancpain - Silverstone: Hexis Racing boss Philippe Dumas has revealed that he'll be wearing one of old mate Frederic Makowiecki's helmets when he returns to the cockpit at the Le Mans 24 Hours with the Larbre Chevy team.

The rise and rise of the driver and Hexis team are intertwinned, so he reckons it's a "nice story".

There is another reason: an international-spec carbon-fibre helmet comes in at something like €5000 these days.

Sun 10:10 European F3 - Spielberg: It's been a perfect weekend for Felix Rosenqvist with three wins from three races, bringing him a big step closer to points leader Raffaelle Marciello.

Full race three report

Sun 10:11 MotoGP - Mugello Moto2: The Moto2 race is next up in Italy, scheduled for a 10:20am GMT start. Le Mans winner Scott Redding - the only non-Spaniard to win in MotoGP so far this year - starts from pole. He was pretty chuffed yesterday - it was a great effort from the championship leader after a heavy crash in practice.

Sun 10:21 MotoGP - Mugello Moto2: Riders making their way round for the start at Mugello.

Redding was fastest in this morning's warm-up and, in cooler conditions, was quicker than he went in yesterday's qualifying. And that was good enough for pole...

Sun 10:23 FR3.5 - Spa: Da Costa blames himself for qualifying only sixth:

"I'm just trying too hard at the moment and that's why the mistakes are happening. I was on a lap good enough fo second and I went off [at the exit of Fagnes].

"We don't have an answer for Kevin [Magnussen, polesitter] but our car is normally better in the race so let's see what we can do."

Sun 10:25 MotoGP - Mugello Moto2: Redding gets away well but Takaaki Nakagami storms into the lead. The Briton drops to third but immediately passes Terol - up from fifth - and is now on the back of the Japanese for the lead at the end of the first lap. Indonesian riders Doni Pradita and Rafid Sucipto clash and are out.

Sun 10:29 MotoGP - Mugello Moto2: Nakagami leads but Redding and Terol are right with him. Zarco and Rabat are also in close proximity while just behind them Mika Kallio has had a great opening couple of laps to rise from 13th on the grid to sixth. What of Espargaro? He's down in 12th...

Gary PaffettSun 10:30 DTM -Spielberg: Mercedes confirmed to AUTOSPORT that the ECU on Gary Paffett's engine has been reset following his engine problems in qualifying. No parc ferme rules were broken during this, so there will be no grid penalty for the Brit, who is due to start ninth.

Sun 10:33 MotoGP - Mugello Moto2: Redding leads after putting a nice move on Nakagami through into Poggio Secco. Including that overtake, he sets a new fastest lap of the race - the Briton's breaking the two from Terol, who has passed the Japanese, too. Half a second between first and second while Nakagami runs wide at San Donato and drops behind Zarco.

Sun 10:36 MotoGP - Mugello Moto2: Good news for Redding, who continues to lead - Esteve Rabat, second in the championship, ran straight on at San Donato and has dropped to 27th. The Briton has a 24-point lead in the championship as it is. Terol and Zarco were honing in on him out in front but the gap's increased now.

Sun 10:37 Acropolis Rally: The final loop of two back-to-back stages is about to get underway in Greece.

Current top 10: 1 Latvala; 2 Sordo; 3 Neuville; 4 Mikkelsen; 5 Al-Attiyah; 6 Ostberg; 7 Prokop; 8 Hirvonen; 9 Novikov; 10 Ogier.

If it stays that way, Latvala will jump from fourth to second in the championship.

Sun 10:41 MotoGP - Mugello Moto2: Nakagami out. For the second time in a row he's crashed from a promising position, this time he was fourth in the lead train but just lost it on entry to Scarparia and the bike slid away. Meanwhile, Terol takes the lead from Redding.

Sun 10:43 Blancpain - Silverstone: Some destructive support race news, one of the Lamborghini Super Trophy cars just managed to punch a hole in the barriers on the Wellington Straight!

Sun 10:46 Blancpain - Silverstone: Oh dear, race control has realised the severity of the barrier damage, and the Lamborghini Super Trophy event has been halted for repairs. Alessandro Bortesi was the man who crashed, he's fine. His car is not. Expensive!

Sun 10:49 MotoGP - Mugello Moto2: The front three are separated by almost nothing. Redding moves back in to the lead at Luco having shadowed Terol for several laps. Meanwhile, on Pol-watch: Espargaro is only ninth. He's really struggling to make headway.

Mikko HirvonenSun 10:52 Acropolis Rally: First three cars are through the penultimate stage. Mikko Hirvonen is five seconds slower than Sebastien Ogier and Evgeny Novikov and co-driver Jarmo Lehtinen smells a rat, suggesting to the marshals that the Citroen's time is incorrect.

Sun 10:56 MotoGP - Mugello Moto2: Great work from Redding. He's edged further and further clear in recent laps and for the first time his advantage is more than a second. Terol's attention may be starting to shift to Zarco. Just over three laps to go, while further back Xavier Simoen has crashed out.

Sun 11:00 MotoGP - Mugello Moto2: Pol-watch: A storming few laps from Espargaro has launched him up to fourth place. That's a good effort considering he was marooned in the lower reaches of the top 10 for so long. Last lap for Redding and he has a two second lead.

Sun 11:03 Blancpain - Silverstone: AUTOSPORT editor Charles Bradley has tracked down the wreckage of the Lamborghini that just smashed a hole in the barrier in a support race. Driver Alessandro Bortesi was unhurt.

Sun 11:05 Acropolis Rally: Leader Jari-Matti Latvala makes it through the penultimate stage with no problems.

The powerstage is kicking off already. Latvala emphasises he's thinking "more about winning the rally" than getting the bonus points.

Sun 11:05 MotoGP - Mugello Moto2: Victory for Redding - what a crushing performance from the Briton. He shadowed Terol until he felt the need to pass him. It's the first time a British rider has won back-to-back races in MotoGP's middle class since 1971. Great stuff, and his championship lead will be very nice indeed - Rabat, who was second, only recovered to 13th.

Results: 1 Redding; 2 Terol; 3 Zarco; 4 Espargaro; 5 Kallio; 6 Torres; 7 Corsi; 8 Luthi; 9 De Angelis; 10 Aegerter.

Sun 11:07 Acropolis Rally - stage 13 results:

Stage: 1 Mikkelsen; 2 Al-Attiyah + 4.5s; 3 Novikov + 5.3s; 4 Ostberg + 5.6s; 5 Latvala + 5.7s.

Overall: 1 Latvala; 2 Sordo + 1m28.8s; 3 Neuville + 1m58.2s; 4 Mikkelsen + 3m56.7s: 5 Al-Attiyah + 4m03.1s.

Sun 11:08 Blancpain - Silverstone: SRO's Sam Smith has told AUTOSPORT's Peter Mills the Lamborghini race is estimated to be restarted at 12.25 local time. The remainder of Silverstone's race timetable should not be affected.

The number seven Polishchuk/Bortesi Lamborghini took down about five metres of armco, after Chapel Curve, in a heavy shunt. The driver reportedly escaped serious injury.

Sun 11:11 Blancpain - Silverstone: Red Bull Formula 1 tech chief Adrian Newey's Lamborghini Super Trophy race was a very short one. He shunted his car on his warm-up lap.

"I was in second gear, weaving to get heat in the tyres and just lost it on the straight," Newey tells AUTOSPORT.

He is unhurt.

Sun 11:18 Acropolis Rally: Sebastien Ogier finishes the rally. He will be 10th unless anyone ahead retires. It's the first time he has been out of the top two all year.

"It's not the weekend we expected, but that's how it is," he shrugs.

Will he get the three powerstage bonus points too?

Sun 11:21 Acropolis Rally: No powerstage push for Evgeny Novikov. He comes through 9s down on Ogier to secure ninth place in a rally he could have won.

Sun 11:24 Acropolis Rally: Looking good for Ogier to get the powerstage score so far. Mikko Hirvonen is slower, Mads Ostberg's splits are down and the top three are unlikely to be going hard at it.

Main threats for the three points might be Andreas Mikkelsen and Nasser Al-Attiyah, whose battle for fourth is not over yet.

Sun 11:26 DTM - Spielberg: Rain half an hour before the start has threatened to throw a spanner in the works. Wet tyres have now been admitted by race control, meaning that drivers will be allowed to switch from their pre-designated slick selection for the start.

Sun 11:27 Acropolis Rally: Mads Ostberg picks up another puncture on the powerstage.

It won't affect his sixth place, but it sums up his weekend.

"Unbelievable really," he says. "At first I didn't believe it was a puncture because it happened so suddenly under braking on the Tarmac. But it smells like a puncture."

Sun 11:28 FR3.5 - Spa: Stoppage in the Formula Renault Eurocup race after a huge shunt at Eau Rouge where two cars went into the tyre wall together. The drivers involved were Stefan Wackerbauer and Gregor Ramsay.

The latter stayed in his car for a few minutes after the crash, but eventually climbed out under his own power and walked away.

Sun 11:28 Acropolis Rally: Andreas Mikkelsen stalls near the end of the stage, might he lose fourth to Nasser Al-Attiyah...?

Sun 11:30 DTM -Spielberg: Crucially, this wet-tyre allowance means that there is no stipulation to use both opton and standard slicks during the race.

Sun 11:31 DTM - Spielberg: The rain was just a passing sprinkling. The track is almost bone dry and all cars appear to be on slicks; Dirk Werner the highest-placed driver starting on standards in 10th as the warm-up lap begins.

Sun 11:31 Acropolis Rally: Mikkelsen is still comfortably faster than Al-Attiyah, so that seals the Norwegian's fourth place.

That's double Intercontinental Rally Challenge champion Mikkelsen's best ever WRC result.

His previous best of fifth came way back in February 2008, when as an 18-year-old in a private Ramsport Ford, he got into the top five in Sweden.

As the AUTOSPORT report from back then shows, it was also a record-breaking maiden win for this weekend's near-certain victor Jari-Matti Latvala, and Mads Ostberg starred too.

Sun 11:33 Acropolis Rally: Thierry Neuville seals his second WRC podium with third.

Sun 11:36 Acropolis Rally: Jari-Matti Latvala secures victory. Powerstage points go to Sebastien Ogier.

Sun 11:38 DTM - Spielberg: Spengler makes a good start to lead, with Mortara going around the outside of Wittmann for second at Turn 1. Paffett climbs from ninth to sixth, but loses out in a three-wide fight with Tomczyk and Wickens at Turn 3 and drops to ninth as Scheider and Albuquerque also go by.

Sun 11:39 Acropolis Rally results:

Powerstage: 1 Ogier; 2 Novikov + 9.9s; 3 Mikkelsen + 11.6s; 4 Latvala + 13.2s; 5 Hirvonen + 13.4s.

Overall: 1 Latvala; 2 Sordo + 1m50.0s; 3 Neuville + 2m14.1s; 4 Mikkelsen + 3m55.1s; 5 Al-Attiyah + 4m12.6s.

Sun 11:40 DTM - Spielberg: Juncadella and Green collide near the back of the pack on lap two between Turns 4 and 5. The Spaniard spins and Priaulx picks up two places.

Sun 11:40 Acropolis Rally: Jari-Matti Latvala takes his first WRC win with Volkswagen, breaking the men-called-Sebastien stranglehold on this year's championship.

Full rally report

Sun 11:41 Acropolis Rally: Robert Kubica claims WRC 2 victory, that's the biggest success of his rallying career so far.

Sun 11:43 DTM - Spielberg: Wittmann has passed Mortara for second while Scheider has used DRS to overtake Tomczyk into Turn 2 on the sixth lap. That's fifth spot for the former champion. Wickens also tries to pass Tomczyk in the process, but runs wide and loses seventh to Albuquerque.

Sun 11:47 FR3.5 - Spa: The FR Eurocup race restarts behind the safety car. That was quite a long delay in the end, so it could affect the start time of the FR3.5 race.

Sun 11:49 DTM - Spielberg: Bad news for Joey Hand. Two corners out of the pits and the RBM BMW is minus its left-front wheel, which detached itself on the approach to Turn 2. Hand was already driving slowly, so he must have been aware of the problem immediatley.

Sun 11:51 DTM - Spielberg: Tomczyk pits from 10th, having just been shoved off the track at Turn 3 by Paffett as the Brit grabbed eighth. He's now behind Vietoris, a massive net loss of probably about five spots for the BMW man during this opening round of stops.

Sun 11:52 DTM - Spielberg: HWA chief Gerhard Ungar has just been visited by a DMSB official on the pitwall. Does the piece of paper he's been handed contain notice of a penalty for Paffett? It does. The Brit must stop in the pits for two seconds as punishment for the Tomczyk incident.

Sun 11:54 Acropolis Rally news: Robert Kubica is delighted to have finally put together a clean rally. A dominant performance in Greece earned the Pole the WRC 2 win.

Robert Kubica secures first WRC 2 win

Sun 11:58 DTM - Spielberg: What is it about Tomczyk and BMWs? First it's Paffett and now Roberto Merhi - just as it was at Brands Hatch! Tomczyk gets by Jundacella and Merhi through Turn 2; the German and the latter Spaniard making contact under acceleration with Tomczk being turned around. He's continued, but Merhi is given a 10s penalty for his trouble.

Sun 12:01 MotoGP - Mugello: MotoGP time in Italy. Pedrosa on pole ahead of Lorenzo - who will lead into San Donato? It will probably matter very little. But we'll soon find out...

Sun 12:01 European F3 - Spielberg: Felix Rosenqvist has slashed Raffaele Marciello's lead to 27.5 points after becoming the first man to win three times in a single round. Lucas Auer has moved clear of Alex Lynn in third with the Brit now more than 100 points behind Marciello.

European F3 standings after 15 of 30 rounds:
1 Raffaele Marciello 239.5
2 Felix Rosenqvist 212
3 Lucas Auer 165
4 Alex Lynn 133.5
5 Harry Tincknell 130

Full season statistics on FORIX

Sun 12:02 MotoGP - Mugello: Pedrosa shoots away from pole as Crutchlow tries to pass Dovizioso. Marquez straight up to third with a blinding start.

Sun 12:04 MotoGP - Mugello: Early crash, and early disappointment for Valentino Rossi and his legion of fans at Mugello. He was tagged at Poggio Secco by Alvaro Bautista, who was on his way down.

Sun 12:04 FR3.5 - Spa: Another massive shunt at Eau Rouge in the FR Eurocup, but this time only the safety car is required. Ignazio D'Agosto ends up in the barriers after Andrea Pizzitola decides they can go through one of the world's most notorious corners side-by-side. D'Agosto is fine, walking away and giving a thumbs-up.

Sun 12:06 DTM - Spielberg: Some interesting strategy scenarios are playing out now. Glock stopped early from 11th to switch from standards to options, and is now ahead of Wittmann, who has just pitted from second. Make no mistake, Glock could just find himself in the lead here!

Sun 12:06 MotoGP - Mugello: Lorenzo leads from Pedrosa and Marquez while behind, Crutchlow passes Dovizioso into Arrabbiata. He was confident before the race - despite suffering all weekend with allergies - and needed to get past the Ducati quickly. But the front three have already made a decent gap.

Sun 12:06 Auto GP - Silverstone: The reversed-grid Auto GP race is next up on the Silverstone schedule. Rookie Meindert van Buuren is on pole.

After yesterday's sixth place, championship leader Kimiya Sato starts third. Sato's advantage in the drivers' standings has been reduced to three points over Vittorio Ghirelli, who picked up second in Saturday's race one.

Sergio Campana has dropped to third in the standings, four points adrift of Ghirelli. Campana lines up on the front row of this afternoon's race.

Sun 12:08 DTM - Spielberg: Order at half-distance is 1 Spengler; 2 Paffett; 3 Wehrlein; 4 Green; 5 Molina; 6 Glock; 7 Wittmann; 8 Werner; 9 Farfus; 10 Rockenfeller.

Sun 12:10 MotoGP - Mugello: Close but no cigar as Pedrosa - yet again - tries to use the tow to pass Lorenzo into San Donato. The Yamaha has been mighty on the brakes so far but there was a sniff of an opportunity to pass there - and Pedrosa almost capitalised as Lorenzo ran slightly wide.

Sun 12:14 MotoGP - Mugello: Crutchlow is riding bang in the middle of the three-bike battle for the lead and the three-bike battle for fifth. He's losing a tenth or two each lap to the leaders and the gap is just over two seconds.

Sun 12:15 FR3.5 - Spa: Formula Renault Eurocup honours go to Luca Ghiotto today. Pierre Gasly is second again, while Bruno Bonifacio completes the podium.

Sun 12:16 DTM - Spielberg: Spengler pits from the lead, his options being replaced with standards. He exits 1s ahead of the Molina/Glock battle for fifth. Spengler is now fourth, but is still the net leader as Paffett, Wehrlein etc are yet to pit.

Sun 12:19 MotoGP - Mugello: Pedrosa is being frustrated time and time again by Lorenzo at San Donato. The Honda pulls right up behind the Yamaha down the start-finish straight but hasn't quite got the legs to bring Pedrosa alongside. Three seconds back, Crutchlow has a four second advantage over Bradl and Dovizioso.

Special mention to Aleix Espargaro - the top CRT rider is doing a remarkable job in eighth. Meanwhile, the battered Bradley Smith is running well in 10th.

Sun 12:21 DTM - Spielberg: Wehrlein and Paffett have now pitted, meaning the 'real' order - with Molina yet to stop from fourth - is 1 Spengler; 2 Glock; 3 Wittmann; 4 Werner; 5 Rockenfeller; 6 Farfus.

Wehrlein, who ran 31 laps on a set of options, has managed to pass Paffett during the stops; Vietoris between the two now in ninth spot. Spengler ran 28 laps on options while Glock is now 29 laps into a stint on the softer tyres.

Evgeny NovikovSun 12:22 Acropolis Rally: The final stage-win tally from the weekend shows four each for winner Jari-Matti Latvala and early leader Evgeny Novikov.

Novikov was over half a minute ahead on Saturday morning before damaging his car...

Sun 12:24 DTM - Spielberg: Oh no. Glock's second stop is a bad one; 5.3 seconds in fact. That might just have ended his hopes of winning today. He's back to 10th, but the best of the two-stoppers. Werner, Rockenfeller and Farfus, however, are now on the option rubber and should, in theory, be faster. All must stop again within the next 10 laps.

Sun 12:25 Auto GP - Silverstone: An extra formation lap is required after Fabrizio Crestani is unable to pull away from the grid. The Ibiza car is being pushed into the pitlane.

Sun 12:25 MotoGP - Mugello: Lorenzo has put more than a second between himself and Pedrosa, and he is flying now, setting a personal best lap. Pedrosa is now under pressure from his Honda team-mate Marquez. Is he struggling with tyres?

Sun 12:28 MotoGP - Mugello: Pedrosa is really struggling now. Lorenzo was a full second quicker than him on that lap and Marquez is all over him as he misses apex after apex. Crutchlow was five seconds behind the two Hondas but on that last lap was 0.4s faster - could he haul himself on to the podium if Pedrosa's troubles continue?

Sun 12:31 MotoGP - Mugello: A worrying moment for Bradley Smith at Casanova, squirming around under brakes and running slightly off-track. But he continues to circulate in 10th which, given his dramas this weekend, is good going indeed.

Sun 12:31 DTM - Spielberg: Glock is 23.3s behind Spengler with the Canadian needing to stop before the pit window closes in five laps time. Spengler is just about far enough ahead to keep his lead, but he can't afford to lose any time. Last time round their respective times were just 0.1s apart.

Sun 12:32 Auto GP - Silverstone: Sato grabs the lead from third on the grid. Poleman van Buuren drops to third behind Campana. Vittorio Ghirelli is knocked into a spin on the first lap at the Loop by Robert Visoiu.

Sun 12:33 FR3.5 - Spa: No sign of a delay to the FR3.5 schedule after that red flag in the FR Eurocup race. The engines fire up and the pits are open. Race starts at 14:50 local time.

Sun 12:34 MotoGP - Mugello: Crutchlow is creeping every closer to the Hondas - who almost swap places with six laps to go. Marquez gets a good run out of Bucine - too good a run, in fact. He has to back out halfway down the start-finish straight, and then sizes him up into Materassi and Arrabbiata - but Pedrosa hangs on.

Sun 12:34 DTM - Spielberg: Spengler pits for the final time and should be set for victory now. He stays ahead of Glock with Wittmann actually getting ahead of his MTEK team-mate at that round of stops due to spending 1.3s less stationary. All three are on standard tyres.

Sun 12:36 MotoGP - Mugello: Marquez is through! A beautiful pass into Savelli - and Pedrosa could be at the mercy of Crutchlow, just 2.7s back now. Meanwhile, Hayden passed Ducati team-mate Dovizioso for sixth - but the Italian claimed it back.

Sun 12:40 MotoGP - Mugello: Marc Marquez is out! He's crashed at Casanova. A fourth crash in four sessions. Crutchlow is on to the podium now.

Sun 12:42 DTM - Spielberg: Onto the last lap and Spengler, Wittmann and Glock look set for a BMW 1-2-3 with Rockenfeller and Ekstrom next up.

Sun 12:42 MotoGP - Mugello: Replays of the Marquez shunt show the young Spaniard lost the front into Casanova. Mighty frustrating for the Honda rider, who before this weekend had shown little sign of wilting under the pressure the incredible start to his rookie MotoGP season had heaped on him.

Sun 12:42 DTM - Spielberg: Finishing order 1 Spengler; 2 Wittmann; 3 Glock; 4 Rockenfeller; 5 Ekstrom; 6 Farfus; 7 Vietoris; 8 Werner; 9 Paffett; 10 Wehrlein.

Sun 12:45 MotoGP - Mugello: Lorenzo wins at Mugello! His third win in a row in Italy and a success he and Yamaha were eager to earn. Pedrosa hangs on to second just ahead of Crutchlow who bags another podium after a weekend in which - yet again - he bounced back from a crash.

Results: 1 Lorenzo; 2 Pedrosa; 3 Crutchlow; 4 Bradl; 5 Dovizioso; 6 Hayden; 7 Pirro; 8 Espargaro; 9 Smith; 10 Barbera.

Sun 12:51 FR3.5 - Spa: As the field sets off on the warm-up lap the signs of Nico Muller's repair job after yesterday's huge crash are clear. He's on the front row with a car running an unpainted nose section.

Sun 12:54 DTM - Spielberg: That's the first BMW 1-2-3 for nearly 21 years. The last time it happened, at Hockenheim on October 11, 1992, the drivers were Roberto Ravaglia, Johnny Cecotto and Jo Winkelhock.

Sun 12:55 MotoGP - Mugello: That result - Lorenzo's first win since the season opener in Qatar - means he closes up a touch on Pedrosa after his Le Mans woes. And for Crutchlow, there's little more he can do aboard his satellite Tech 3 Yamaha at the moment short of winning a race.

Full race report

Sun 12:56 Auto GP - Silverstone: Kimiya Sato extends his championship lead with a fine win. The Euronova driver finished 0.899s ahead of Sergio Campana. Kevin Giovesi charged from 13th to third.

Sun 12:58 DTM - Spielberg: Championship positions: 1 Spengler, 53; 2 Rockenfeller, 41; 3 Farfus, 33; 4 Wittmann, 32; 5 Vietoris, 25; 6 Paffett, 22; 7 Werner, 22; 8 Hand, 16; 9 Ekstrom, 16; 10 Wickens, 15.

Sun 12:59 FR3.5 - Spa: It's an all-action start. Magnussen is slow off the line, losing out to Muller and Vandoorne. As Vandoorne takes the lead into Les Combes, a huge crash takes place in the pack at the top of Eau Rouge.

Four cars (Pic, Foresti, Negrao, Move) are out on the spot, and the safety car is called as marshals clean up what is quite a big mess.

The order at the front is Vandoorne, Muller, Magnussen, Stevens, Melker, Sainz, da Costa.

Sun 13:04 FR3.5 - Spa: It's a clean restart, with Vandoorne holding his lead. The only change near the front comes as Sainz passes Melker for fifth into Les Combes.

Sun 13:05 Auto GP - Silverstone: AUTOSPORT editor-in-chief Andrew van de Burgt awarded the trophies to Auto GP's top three but managed to flee the podium before a champagne soaking. Spoilsport!

Sun 13:07 MotoGP - Mugello: The crowds scream for Valentino Rossi as Lorenzo, Pedrosa and Crutchlow receive their honours on the podium. Chants of "Vale! Vale! Vale!" mean the fans are unlikely to leave until they see their hero, whose race lasted two and a half corners.

Sun 13:09 FR3.5 - Spa: Magnussen kicks off the mandatory pitstops in hope of jumping Vandoorne and Muller. Melker, who was dropping like a stone, is also in, and more follow on the next lap as the top two stay out.

Sun 13:15 FR3.5 - Spa: Vandoorne pits and rejoins just in front of Magnussen. The Dane attacks on the exit of Eau Rouge but doesn't have the top speed to compete at Les Combes. Muller, who also came in, has dropped back.

Sun 13:23 FR3.5 - Spa: Magnussen felt his car was missing a bit of top speed yesterday, and that seems to be the case again today. Vandoorne has him under control at the moment, while Stevens and da Costa have both jumped Muller during the stops.

Sun 13:26 FR3.5 - Spa: Magnussen is slipping back, falling into the clutches of Stevens. Vandoorne now leads by more than three seconds.

Sun 13:27 MotoGP – Mugello: Scott Redding’s second victory in as many Moto 2 races has left him 43 points clear of Nicolas Terol at the top of the standings, while Maverick Vinales continues to lead Moto3, but his margin is nowhere near as large.

Moto2 standings after 5 of 17 rounds:
1 Scott Redding 101
2 Nicolas Terol 58
3 Mika Kallio 58
4 Esteve Rabat 55
5 Pol Espargaro 54

Moto3 standings after 5 of 17 rounds:
1 Maverick Vinales 106
2 Luis Salom 102
3 Alex Rins 81
4 Jonas Folger 63
5 Alex Marquez 35

Full Moto2 and Moto3 season statistics available on FORIX

Sun 13:32 IndyCar - Detroit: The track is green for this morning's warm-up session. It seems like only yesterday that we were racing here. Boom, tish.

Sun 13:34 FR3.5 - Spa: Inside the final five minutes of the race and Magnussen is fighting to keep Stevens at bay, while Muller is giving da Costa a hard time too. Vandoorne leads all that action by more than four seconds.

Sun 13:40 FR3.5 - Spa: A busy penultimate lap - Magnussen goes off at Les Combes trying to defend from Stevens, who took to the grass on the straight to make the pass.

Then a fierce fight between Sainz and Jaafar over seventh ends with both in the wall.

Sun 13:42 IndyCar - Detroit: AJ Allmendinger is in his back-up car today after his opening lap accident yesterday. AUTOSPORT shared a golf cart with a Penske team member for the ride from the car park to the paddock this morning, and the word is that Allmendinger is nursing a sore hand, but is otherwise in OK shape for the race.

Sun 13:42 FR3.5 - Spa: Vandoorne wins on home soil! 1 Vandoorne; 2 Stevens; 3 Magnussen; 4 da Costa; 5 Muller; 6 Melker; 7 Martsenko; 8 Sirotkin; 9 Webb; 10 Sorensen.

Sun 13:43 European F3 - Spielberg: Antonio Giovinazzi will take a five-place grid penalty for the first race at the Norisring in July after being found guilty of causing the collision with Eddie Cheever at Turn 5 in race three.

Sun 13:48 Auto GP - Silverstone: The barriers on the Wellington Straight have been in the wars and needed some repairing. AUTOSPORT Editor Charles Bradley spotted these concrete blocks being used to strengthen the crumpled barrier.

Sun 13:50 Blancpain - Silverstone: Ordonez gets the jump on pole man Turner at the start, so Nissan leads Aston. Skryabin up to third in SMP Ferrari.

Sun 13:51 IndyCar - Detroit: Kanaan's in the wall. It's not a big hit, and shouldn't result in too long a delay.

Sun 13:58 Auto GP - Silverstone: Kimiya Sato extended his Auto GP championship lead by taking his third win of the season at Silverstone.

Full race report

Sun 13:59 Auto GP - Silverstone: Fourth-place finisher Narain Karthikeyan has received a 25-second penalty for passing under yellow flags.

Sun 13:59 Blancpain - Silverstone: Ordonez and Turner have teamed up into a bit of disappearing act. Four laps in and they are five seconds up the road from third-placed Skryabin. The Russian has a queue of cars behind him, led by the WRT Audi of Mies.

Sun 14:02 Auto GP - Silverstone: Romanian Robert Visoiu has been awarded a five-place grid penalty for the forthcoming race at Mugello, after being judged to have caused avoidable contact with Vittorio Ghirelli on the opening lap of today's race.

Sun 14:02 IndyCar - Detroit: Warm-up ends with Dario Franchitti on top. Sebastien Bourdais and yesterday's race winner Mike Conway are second and third.

Sun 14:03 FR3.5 - Spa: Stoffel Vandoorne's difficult home weekend ends on a high with victory. The Belgian saw off Kevin Magnussen to win the second race.

Full race report

Sun 14:11 Auto GP - Silverstone: Virtuosi UK team owner Declan Lohan explained Andrea Roda's distant finish in Sunday's Auto GP race. Roda had briefly held fourth in Saturday's race one, but was hit by a clutch failure.

"The clutch problems returned, even though we changed the whole clutch housing," said Lohan. "He was last on the [reversed] grid because of yesterday's early retirement, so we thought: 'What have we got to lose? Let's try a push start from the pitlane.'

"Unfortunately, instead of stalling it, Andrea switched the engine off, which meant the car was fuel starved and took some time to get going. It is a pity as he has been driving so well this weekend."

Sun 14:12 Blancpain - Silverstone: Spotted in the paddock: sportscar team owner, ex-British F3 racer and sometime Market Harborough resident Antonio Simoes. The Portuguese's eponymous team is dormant this year, but he's looking to return in 2014 with the McLaren MP4-12C he ran at the Spa 24 Hours last year.

Sun 14:13 IndyCar - Detroit: Cinema-loving race fans are counting down to the release of 'Rush', but there's another motorsport-related film hitting the screens in a few weeks: the IndyCar-themed Dreamworks animated feature 'Turbo', which tells the story of a snail who wants to race at the Indy 500.

AUTOSPORT caught an extended preview at Indianapolis last week and was seriously impressed. Spoiler alert - even with a snail in the field, the racing scenes are more realistic than the ones in 'Driven'.

Sun 14:16 FR3.5 - Spa: Championship leader Kevin Magnussen is under investigation for putting Will Stevens on the grass when Stevens passed him before Les Combes.

The drivers are heading to the stewards' room now.

Sun 14:19 IndyCar - Detroit: The fans in Detroit who are more eager for real-life thrills are in for a treat - here are the two-seater Indycars being prepped for VIP rides before today's race.

Sun 14:20 Blancpain - Silverstone: Turner is into the lead on lap 14 when Ordonez is baulked out of Farm. The rest, led by that pesky Ruskie, are 12 seconds back.

Sun 14:25 Blancpain - Silverstone: Lap 16: Mies and Dumbreck finally past Skryabin.

Sun 14:27 MotoGP - Mugello: A word from Scott Redding, who makes for a very satisfied man after his second Moto2 win in a row: "I said the last one was earned for a clever race. But considering I've had many bad races here and it's a real physical track for my size, to take the victory was unbelievable. I thought I really controlled the race."

Sun 14:39 MotoGP - Mugello: Race direction have declared Valentino Rossi and Alvaro Bautista's first-lap tangle a racing incident and will take no further action.

Sun 14:43 Blancpain - Silverstone: AUTOSPORT is streaming the Silverstone three-hour race live.

Sun 14:47 Blancpain - Silverstone: Pitstops begin among the frontrunners as the one-hour mark approaches. Mies first to pit out of third position. Turner still leading, now by six seconds.

Sun 14:49 FR3.5 - Spa: Kevin Magnussen breaks off from a conversation with his father Jan to confirm to AUTOSPORT that he will not face any action after his defensive move against Will Stevens was investigated post-race.

He leads the championship by 29 points from race two winner Stoffel Vandoorne.

Sun 14:53 DTM - Spielberg: Bruno Spengler’s title defence burst into life today with victory in Austria. That moves him 12 points clear of the championship’s other two race winners Mike Rockenfeller and Augusto Farfus.

DTM standings after 3 of 10 rounds:
1 Bruno Spengler 53
2 Mike Rockenfeller 41
3 Augusto Farfus 33
4 Marco Wittmann 32
5 Christian Vietoris 25

Full DTM season statistics available on FORIX

Sun 15:02 Blancpain - Silverstone: Pitstops complete, the Aston, now with Makowiecki driving, leads Stippler and Vanthoor in the two WRT Audis. The Nissan, with Pyzera in for Ordonez, is down to fifth but still leads the Pro-Am class.

Sun 15:05 Auto GP - Silverstone: Narain Karthikeyan has lost his fourth place to a penalty for overtaking under yellows.

Those yellows were brought out for a collision between Robert Visoiu and Vittorio Ghirelli, which has earned the Romanian a five-place grid penalty for the next round at Mugello.

Sun 15:07 Blancpain - Silverstone: Lots of drive-through penalties for various misdemeanours. Pyzera in the RJN Nissan has been caught for overtaking under yellows.

Sun 15:16 Blancpain - Silverstone: Makowiecki is pulling away at the front - he now leads Stippler by 19 seconds. Vanthoor less than three seconds behind in third.

Sun 15:19 MotoGP - Mugello: Italian Grand Prix winner Jorge Lorenzo, pictured here by SMARTFotos celebrating, reflects on his victory: “I knew it was going to be a really hard race because it was much hotter than this morning.

"I kept trying, Dani wasn’t getting behind – he was following me for about 13 laps.

"But I pushed a little more, and it seems he gave up a little bit and it was much easier from then.”

Pedrosa disagrees. He says his lack of pace in the second half of the race was a result of trying too hard. "It was a hard race because we didn’t have the pace really," he said. "I struggled a lot with the tyre, I didn’t have good grip. It wasn’t the perfect set-up.

"I was pushing hard to catch up but obviously I pushed too hard on the tyre.”

Sun 15:23 Japanese Super Formula - Autopolis: 2012 World Endurance Championship and Le Mans 24 Hours winner Andre Lotterer dominated the second round of the championship at Autopolis. Having qualified on pole, he went on to beat Loic Duval by nine seconds. Both drivers have won this championship in its previous guise as Formula Nippon.

Results: 1 Lotterer; 2 Duval; 3 Naoki Yamamoto; 4 Joao Paulo de Oliveira; 5 Tsugio Matsuda.

Sun 15:23 IndyCar - Detroit: IndyCar's competition director Derrick Walker has outlined the series' planned technical timeline between now and 2021. Major points include the introduction of aero kits in 2015, an engine power increase in 2017, increased deveopmental freedom for the teams in 2018, and the forecast end of the current body style and engine formula for the 2019 season. Full story to follow soon.

Sun 15:25 MotoGP - Mugello: One man who looked eager to make the most of Pedrosa's tyre struggles was Cal Crutchlow. He eventually settled for third, behind the Spaniard, when Marc Marquez crashed: "We were coming at the end. I hate to take a gifted podium but when Marc fell out it made it easier.

"I felt I could have put in a really strong challenge for the podium anyway – we were coming really strong for the guys in front.

"As soon as Marc crashed I eased up a little and let Dani finished second because there was no point in risking losing points to push too hard. It’s a great way to bounce back from yesterday."

Sun 15:31 Blancpain - Silverstone: Vanthoor passes WRT team-mate Stippler into Stowe to move up to second. But that man Mako is 20 seconds up the road in the Aston.

Sun 15:31 MotoGP – Mugello: What all of these events in Italy boil down to is a 12-point lead for Pedrosa with Lorenzo now his nearest challenger. Marquez's crash means he is now more than a grand prix victory behind his team-mate.

MotoGP standings after 5 of 17 rounds:

1 Dani Pedrosa 103
2 Jorge Lorenzo 91
3 Marc Marquez 77
4 Cal Crutchlow 71
5 Andrea Dovizioso 50

Full MotoGP season statistics available on FORIX

Sun 15:42 European F3 Open - Nurburgring: Briton Hector Hurst took victory in the second race in Germany. He held off Nelson Mason to claim the win, while race one winner Ed Jones was sixth. Sandy Stuvik backed up his second place finish in race one with third in race two. Meanwhile, International GT Open was won by the Ferrari 458 of Matt Griffin and Duncan Cameron.

Sun 16:06 FR3.5 - Spa: Kevin Magnussen bolstered his FR3.5 points lead with a victory and a third place in Belgium. He’s now 29 points clear of Stoffel Vandoorne who, after an up and down few races, bounced back with victory in the second race.

FR3.5 standings after 7 of 17 rounds:

1 Kevin Magnussen 115
2 Stoffel Vandoorne 86
3 Antonio Felix da Costa 71
4 Nico Muller 55
5 Will Stevens 54

Full Formula Renault 3.5 season statistics available on FORIX

Sun 16:06 Blancpain - Silverstone: Second round of stops complete: Aston leads, now with Mucke driving, the two WRT Audis. The German is 17s up on Rast with just over 40 minutes of the three-hour race to go.

Sun 16:17 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: With the exception of Silverstone Blancpain - which, incidentally, you can watch the final 30 minutes of on AUTOSPORT - we're in a bit of a lull before the Atlantic part of our trans-Atlantic race weekend kicks off.

The second IndyCar race from Detroit starts at 19:30pm GMT but before that - at 18:00 GMT - is the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Dover, for which Denny Hamlin will start on pole.

Dover qualifying report

Sun 16:27 Blancpain - Silverstone: Bit of lull at the home of British motorsport too. The race looks all over bar the shouting, save from a charge by Alvaro Parente in the Hexis McLaren - he's chasing down Steven Kane for sixth and just over a second shy of the JRM Nissan with just over 20 minutes to go.

Sun 16:41 MotoGP - Mugello: Thousands of fans who flocked to Mugello did so to see more of this from Valentino Rossi - instead, they watched his race end after three corners. Here's more on the first lap incident between him and Alvaro Bautistia.

Rossi: "I was on the outside on Alvaro and I think he opened the throttle to close the line so he doesn’t lose position but I was already in front. He said he didn't see me. it's a pity because it’s in Mugello and I thought I could fight for a good result."

And Bautista's verdict: "It was a racing incident. I was on the inside and it is very difficult to see a rider on the outside from there. He was taking a slightly different line and that's why we came together."

Sun 16:48 So before the action from America begins shortly, let's recap what has happened today:

Defending champion Bruno Spengler won at Spielberg to claim the DTM points lead
Jari-Matti Latvala earned a maiden WRC win for VW on the Acropolis Rally with Robert Kubica victorious in WRC 2
Jorge Lorenzo won the Mugello MotoGP race as Marc Marquez crashed
Kevin Magnussen and Stoffel Vandoorne shared the Formula Renault 3.5 successes.
Kimiya Sato extended his Auto GP points lead with victory at Silverstone
Felix Rosenqvist made it a trio of European F3 wins

Silverstone BlancpainSun 16:56 Blancpain - Silverstone: Stefan Mucke strokes home to a 20-second victory for the factory Aston Martin he shares with Darren Turner and Frederic Makowiecki.

The two WRT Audis come home second and third, Rene Rast leading home Edward Sandstrom. Steven Kane snatches fourth for the JRM Nissan squad on the last lap, moving past the Kessel Ferrari driven by Daniel Zampieri and Markus Palttala in the second VDS BMW at Brooklands.

Pro-Am honours go to the RJN Nissan shared by Lucas Ordonez, Peter Pyzera and Alex Buncombe.

Sun 17:04 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: It's national anthem time at Dover, and that means racing isn't far away. It's not going to start immediately but tuning in now means you'll be ready and waiting.

Sun 17:09 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Engines roar at Dover...the race start is not far away.

Sun 17:19 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Green flag flies and we're racing at Dover! 43 cars thunder across the line, led by Denny Hamlin. Will he still be there at the end?

Sun 17:21 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Hamlin has a slight lead after Matt Kenseth passed front row starter Martin Truex Jr. But it's very, very early stages - just six laps completed of 400.

Sun 17:24 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Kenseth has closed up to the rear bumper of Hamlin and the front two are a few car lengths clear of Kyle Busch, who is up to third on lap 14.

Sun 17:27 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Lap 20 and Hamlin is into traffic, but is still in front. Busch has now passed Kenseth - who is complaining on the team radio about his car's set-up - for second and is looking fast.

Sun 17:29 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: The three Joe Gibbs Toyotas are almost nose-to-rail after traffic closes the trio up, and Busch passes Hamlin for the lead.

Sun 17:31 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: 30 laps down and Busch is still in front. Hamlin said from inside the car just before the race started: "I'm just trying to keep track position as long as I can."

It's a long, hard race at Dover, and Hamlin isn't dealing with the same issues as everyone else. On recovering from his L1 compression fracture: "Like I any back problem you have good days and bad days. I feel a lot better right now but we picked the three most grueling races in a row to return."

Sun 17:36 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Danica Patrick comes into the pits after contact with David Stremme on lap 40. She's back on track now.

Sun 17:37 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Busch is building a nice lead out in front, 2.5s clear of Kenseth who is a similar distance ahead of a recovering Truex. Dale Earnhardt Jr was the fastest car last time around, though - but he's circulating in 10th.

Sun 17:41 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: At one eighth distance Hamlin has slipped to fifth place, while defending champion Brad Keselowski is hovering two places back in seventh.

Top 10: Kyle Busch; Kenseth; Truex Jr; Kahne; Hamlin; Martin; Keselowski; Harvick; McMurray; Kurt Busch.

Sun 17:45 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: After 62 laps, Kyle Busch's lead is 2.5s. It was almost three, but a slowish lap has allowed Kenseth to close. Busch's advantage came from some decisive driving while lapping slower cars - but as he approaches faster runners (he's up to the fringes of the top 20) he's losing more time getting past.

Sun 17:49 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Bizarre incident as Hamlin drops down the order after missing the entrance to the pitlane!

Sun 17:49 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: He dropped to 13th as a result - while race leader Kyle Busch pits after 74 laps.

Sun 17:51 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Keselowski takes over the lead but after just two laps, he pits. Busch is now back in front and his advantage is three seconds, still over Kenseth.

Sun 17:54 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Hamlin made up three places when he did finally make it into the pitlane, he's now seventh. Kasey Kahne, fourth, is the lead Chevrolet. Just ahead of Hamlin is Keselowski, who is the lead Ford.

Sun 17:55 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Lap 79 - debris at Turn 2.

Sun 17:56 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Tony Stewart gets back on the lead lap as we have the first caution of the day. When it resumes, this will be the top 10: 1 Kyle Busch; 2 Kenseth; 3 Truex; 4 Kahne; 5 Harvick; 6 Martin; 7 McMurray; 8 Logano; 9 Keselowski; 10 Hamlin.

Sun 17:58 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Lap 85: The front nine stayed out while those behind pit. We are racing once again. 20 cars on the lead lap.

Sun 18:00 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Busch made a perfect restart but Kenseth is determined not to let him build the sort of lead he had before the caution. 90 laps completed and the gap's less than a quarter of the second.

Sun 18:02 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Truex and Kahne can't match the pace of the lead two at the moment. Busch and Kenseth are the only lead cars in the 23s.

Sun 18:03 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: One man on the move is Jimmie Johnson, who is up to 15th. He started 24th, had an eventful few laps, but pit early and then pit again under the caution.

Sun 18:05 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: 100 laps completed - Busch's advantage has been eked out to 0.7s now. The top 10 is: Kyle Busch, Kenseth, Truex, Kahne, Martin, McMurray, Keselowski, Hamlin, Montoya, Newman.

Blancpain SilverstoneSun 18:07 Blancpain - Silverstone: Factory Aston Martin crew Frederic Makowiecki, Stefan Mucke and Darren Turner were untouchable in today's three-hour race in Britain.

Full race report

Sun 18:08 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Pace just starting to slow at the front, with the drivers lapping almost a second slower than the fastest lap of the race so far.

Sun 18:10 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Conditions changing at Dover. The sunshine is disappearing as clouds begin to roll in. Rain seems very unlikely but it's making a difference.

Sun 18:11 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Hamlin has now slipped out of the top 10 having been passed by Newman, Harvick and Johnson. Martin, Keselowski and Montoya are the guys on the move right now.

Sun 18:12 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Johnson's charge continues as he passes Harvick to take 10th place.

Sun 18:14 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: McMurray passes Kahne for fourth and he's less than four seconds behind leader Busch, who is being pegged by Kenseth in second.

Sun 18:16 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Lap 127 - Caution. Debris at Turn 3.

Sun 18:17 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Busch had Kenseth one second behind him, but now the lead cars are in the pits.

Sun 18:18 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Four new tyres for the cars and Kenseth jumps Busch.

Sun 18:18 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: So the lead Joe Gibbs Toyotas swap positions, as Ricky Stenhouse gets the free pass to get back on to the lead lap.

Sun 18:19 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Busch had just racked up his 101st lap leading this race before losing out to Kenseth in the pitlane.

Sun 18:21 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Lap 131: Kenseth leads Busch and Truex away at the restart.

Sun 18:23 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: After the pitstops and the restart, Montoya has jumped up to fourth while Keselowski has been shuffled back to 10th. Jimmie Johnson is an impressive eighth.

Sun 18:29 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: 150 laps down; 250 laps to go. Top 10: 1 Kenseth; 2 Busch; 3 Truex; 4; Montoya; 5 McMurray; 6 Kahne; 7 Johnson; 8 Martin; 9 Harvick; 10 Keselowski.

Sun 18:32 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Kenseth drops to the bottom of the track. "I think I blew up," he says on the radio. Busch takes the lead.

Sun 18:33 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: 160 Laps - Caution. Debris on the track. Kenseth pulls his car off the track as Joey Logano pulls in with a problem.

Sun 18:34 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: The lead group pit - Busch and Truex take on two while Montoya gets four new tyres fitted.

Sun 18:37 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Could Denny Hamlin be back in contention? After the pit stops, he's showing up in fourth position having taken just two new tyres - the same as Busch, Truex and McMurray who are the lead three.

Sun 18:38 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Restart: Lap 164.

Sun 18:39 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Truex challenges Busch at the restart but falls in line. Behind them, the top 10 is McMurray, Hamlin, Montoya, Kahne, Johnson, Harvick, Keselowski and Martin.

Sun 18:42 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Kahne moves past Hamlin for third as Kenseth confirms he suffered a blown engine.

Sun 18:43 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Kahne now passes Truex for second. There's one second between him and Busch, whose number of laps in the lead now numbers 121. Can Kahne be the race's sixth different leader? He's got four new tyres on his Hendrick Chevrolet.

Sun 18:47 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Kasey Kahne is giving this a go. He's closed to within 0.6s of leader Busch. Meanwhile, Jimmie Johnson moves into the top five! Great drive from Johnson, who started outside the top 20 remember, but is now fourth.

Sun 18:50 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Kahne drops to fourth with a problem off-camera. That was a slow lap, about a second off what he had just been doing. He'll now need to fight off Hamlin.

Sun 18:51 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: ...which he cannot do. Hamlin takes fourth, but out in front Busch now has 1.5s on the man in second - Truex. But the Waltrip Toyota is gaining.

Sun 18:52 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Lap 199 and Johnson goes into second, past Truex, who complains that his car is getting too loose. Johnson is one second away from an astonishing ascension to the lead.

Sun 18:54 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: 200 laps in and this is the top 10: 1 Busch; 2 Johnson; 3 Truex; 4 Hamlin; 5 Kahne; 6 Harvick; 7 Martin; 8 Busch; 9 McMurray; 10 Montoya.

Sun 18:55 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Johnson takes the lead! Incredible drive so far from the Hendrick Chevrolet who 50 laps into this one could have gone a lap down. Remarkable.

Sun 18:58 IndyCar - Detroit: About half an hour until the other big American race fires into life - the second of the IndyCar double-header in Detroit.

Sun 18:59 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Busch slips back behind Truex, the latter looks like he's dealing with the conditions better than the erstwhile leader.

Sun 19:05 IndyCar - Detroit: Nice twist on the standard pre-race driver introductions here in Detroit: each driver is being accompanied onto the stage by his pit crew.

Sun 19:06 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: The next round of green-flag pitstops are starting. Johnson had been running a comfortable second clear of Truex.

Sun 19:10 Detroit - IndyCar: In other pre-race news, AUTOSPORT was the lucky winner of a media centre door prize sponsored by the Canadian city of Windsor, which is literally on the other side of the Detroit river. Unfortunately, the prize consists of various bottles of liquid that can't be taken on planes.

It does raise the question of whether there is a major race circuit closer to an international border than Belle Isle is. Even in Monaco you have to traipse up the hill a bit before you end up in France.

Sun 19:11 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: The leaders completed those pitstops smoothly, with the only change being that Johnson's lead has grown to 2.3s over Truex. 160 laps to go.

Sun 19:13 IndyCar - Detroit: More specific to the series was the announcement of the long-term technical developments plan.

Derrick Walker, IndyCar's new president of competition and operations, shed light on the direction in which the series will head from 2015 through to 2021.

Sun 19:15 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: A change for second place, as Kyle Busch sneaks past Martin Truex Jr as they try to hack through very heavy traffic.

Sun 19:25 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Teams braced for a yellow as Landon Cassill's Circle Sport Chevrolet began to fishtail with a tyre or suspension problem. But Cassill made it back to the pits and the race stayed green.

Sun 19:26 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Heartbreak for Martin Truex Jr. The third-placed car slows with smoke pouring from the rear. The fourth yellow of the race comes out.

Sun 19:28 MotoGP - Mugello: Bradley Smith has tweeted a picture of his injured finger ahead of a skin graft tomorrow. Not for the faint hearted...

Smith made it to the flag in ninth place today.

Sun 19:28 Auto GP - Silverstone: Before our single-seater attention turns to IndyCar, a quick look at how the Auto GP title fight looks after Silverstone. Kimiya Sato’s race two victory has helped moved him 13 points clear of Sergio Campana.

Auto GP standings after 8 of 16 rounds:

1 Kimiya Sato 126
2 Sergio Campana 113
3 Vittorio Ghirelli 102
4 Narain Karthikeyan 59
5 Riccardo Agostini 53

Full Auto GP season statistics available on FORIX

Sun 19:33 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Martin Truex Jr on the engine failure that just took him out of third:

"It hurts, especially with where we're at in the points. But we had a great race car today. Sitting there running second, third and fourth all day long, just a little bit away from having something for the win... I just wish we could've had one more crack at it in the pits and raced to the flag."

Sun 19:35 Brazilian V8s - Brasilia: Caca Bueno narrowly beat Daniel Serra in the fifth round of the Brazilian V8 Stock Car championship. Bueno had started third, behind Thiago Camilo - who completed the podium - and Marcos Gomes, who tumbled to 13th.

Results: 1 Bueno; 2 Serra; 3 Camilo; 4 Rubens Barrichello; 5 Ricardo Mauricio.

Sun 19:36 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Restart with 113 laps to go and Kasey Kahne forges up from fifth to second behind Hendrick team-mate Jimmie Johnson.

Sun 19:37 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Kyle Busch has slipped to fifth and now has brother Kurt all over the back of him...

...and now ahead of him.

Sun 19:40 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Yellow with exactly 100 laps to go as Ryan Newman and David Gilliland tangle at Turn 2 and both end up in the wall.

Sun 19:41 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Gilliland walks straight over to Newman's car and leans into the window to express his view...

Now Newman is getting out of the car too as Gilliland walks away.

Sun 19:41 TC2000 - La Pampa: Matias Rossi won a tightly-contested Argentinian touring car race in La Pampa to claim his second victory of the season. It extends his lead in the standings after defending champion Jose Maria Lopez - who was second in the championship - was one of seven cars not to complete the first lap.

Results: 1 Rossi; 2 Facundo Ardusso; 3 Mariano Werner; 4 Bernardo Llaver; 5 Emiliano Spataro.

Sun 19:43 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Newman had nudged Gilliland's car several times before it eventually slid into the Turn 2 wall, only to then spin down into its aggressor and take both to the inside barrier.

Sun 19:43 IndyCar - Detroit: On the screens is a clip of Alex Tagliani, who is showing us the hyperbaric chamber he had in his hotel room to help him to recover from yesterday's race in time to do it all again today. Detroit is one of the most physically punishing tracks on the calendar, and most drivers admit that they're going to be pretty sore by tomorrow.

The race start is just a few minutes away.

IndyCar - Detroit: Command given to start engines. Woof.

Sun 19:46 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Most of the leaders pitted under caution and Johnson fell behind Kahne, Montoya and Earnhardt.

But they're all behind Hamlin, Kurt Busch, Keselowski and Edwards, who chose not to pit.

Sun 19:48 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Hamlin holds Kurt Busch to reclaim the lead as the race goes green.

Sun 19:49 MotoGP - Mugello: Courtesy of SMARTFotos, we have some snaps of the damage done to bikes of Valentino Rossi and Alvaro Bautista in their first lap clash earlier today.

Here's what Rossi thought about it: "On the second corner I was on the outside already in front of Bautista. For me, from the inside he opened the throttle to close the line so he doesn't lose another position but I was already in front so he came to me and took me on the boot."

Sun 19:50 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: David Gilliland's verdict on Ryan Newman easing him into the wall and out of the race: "Ryan just wrecked us. I said 'what were you thinking?' It was just way too aggressive."

Sun 19:51 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Hamlin leads Kurt Busch and Edwards, while the next eight cars are battling as one, headed by Montoya and Keselowski.

Sun 19:51 IndyCar - Detroit: Green flag.

Sun 19:53 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: In the middle of the wild pack, Kahne gets sideways and spins into the Turn 1 wall. Another yellow.

Sun 19:53 IndyCar - Detroit: For the second time in 24 hours, Allmendinger has crashed on the first lap. We're under yellows.

Sun 19:55 MotoGP - Mugello: Both bikes were relatively unscathed given the nature of the collision - it did look rather spectacular on camera. Bautista's bike looks slightly worse for wear.

His view? "There is not much I can say, really. Unfortunately, in Turn 3 I made contact with Valentino and we both crashed out of a race that was very important for both of us.

"Valentino and I have watched the incident back together in Race Direction and it was just a racing incident that leaves us both with a bitter taste in the mouth, but neither of us is to blame."

Sun 19:56 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Pit strategies split under yellow. It's just possible to make it to the finish from here. Kurt Busch and Jeff Gordon stay out and go into first and second.

Next up: Denny Hamlin, Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards, Juan Pablo Montoya, Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick.

Sun 19:57 IndyCar - Detroit: Still under yellows, and mysteriously, Will Power is in the lead. Race control is reviewing how he got there, but TV seems to have missed it.

Sun 19:59 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: 76 laps to go as the race returns to green. Jimmie Johnson swiftly passes Jeff Gordon then Kurt Busch to retake the lead.

Sun 20:00 IndyCar - Detroit: Race control declared that Power was leading legitimately, but it's a moot point as Conway got him again on the restart.

Sun 20:02 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Montoya taps Kurt Busch sideways and takes second. Kurt Busch taps Montoya sideways and takes second back again...

Sun 20:09 IndyCar - Detroit: Simona de Silvestro's day ends in the barriers at Turn 8. That was odd - her car just didn't appear to turn. It was a heavy hit, but she's fine.

Just before the yellows, Conway was more than 3.0s ahead of Power, but he's running the harder black tyres while Power is on the reds. Several cars in the middle of the pack have taken advantage of the caution to get rid of their soft tyres.

Sun 20:09 IndyCar - Detroit: The replay shows something falling off de Silvestro's car one corner before her accident.

Sun 20:14 IndyCar - Detroit: Simona de Silvestro:

"It was quite a hard hit because there's no tyre [barrier] there. I'm not sure what happened - went to turn, and it just wouldn't turn and went straight into the wall "

Sun 20:15 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Kurt Busch pits from second. There was no chance of him making it to the flag without a lot of yellows.

Sun 20:17 IndyCar - Detroit: Just as we were about to tell you about the restart, we're back under yellows. Ed Carpenter got into the back of Alex Tagliani and knocked the Canadian against the wall. Both are in the pits having broken wings replaced.

In the race, Power (P2), Pagenaud (P3) and Briscoe (P16) are the only drivers on the red tyres.

Marc MarquezSun 20:19 MotoGP - Mugello: Marc Marquez's Mugello weekend featured three practice crashes and a fall when second in the closing stages of the race. But he shrugged it off as a flurry of rookie errors.

"If I'm honest, I made a mistake. We cannot forget that this is my first year. This can happen and I need to learn and be better for the next race.

"[Before the crash] I was better than we expected. My rhythm was quite good and I followed Dani and Jorge [Lorenzo] in the beginning. I tried to attack a little bit because I was faster than Dani [Pedrosa]."

Sun 20:20 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Jimmie Johnson is reporting oversteer but is nearly four seconds ahead as Juan Pablo Montoya and Kyle Busch battle for second.

Sun 20:20 IndyCar - Detroit: Back underway. EJ Viso has damaged his front in a clash with Helio Castroneves, but we're still under green. Up at the front, Conway has shot off into the distance again and is 2.7 ahead of Power.

Sun 20:21 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Denny Hamlin slides into the wall out of Turn 1. Possibly due to a right front tyre going down. Yellow with 23 laps to go.

Sun 20:22 Blancpain - Silverstone: Aston Martin Racing dominated the second round of the Blancpain Endurance Series earlier. Darren Turner, Frederic Makowiecki and Stefan Mucke eased to victory in the factory-entered V12 Vantage. Now that really was the perfect preparation for the Spa 24 Hours team principal John Gaw was after!

Blancpain standings after 2 of 5 rounds:

1 Kessel Racing 33
2 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT #13 27
3 Aston Martin Racing 25
4 ART Grand Prix 18
5 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT #1 18

Full Blancpain statistics available on FORIX

Sun 20:23 IndyCar - Detroit: It appears to be game over for Ryan Hunter-Reay, who clips the inside wall at Turn 7 and shoots straight into the barrier at Turn 8. The American, who'd taken third from Pagenaud a short time beforehand, drags the car back to the pits.

The race is still green, and on lap 19 Conway leads by 4.6s.

Sun 20:24 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Everyone dives for the pits and Juan Pablo Montoya emerges in the lead.

The top six - Montoya, Jimmie Johnson, Clint Bowyer, Tony Stewart, Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch - just took two tyres. Everyone behind, headed by Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Dale Earnhardt Jr and Mark Martin, took four.

Sun 20:27 IndyCar - Detroit: Yellow for debris, which is probably fair enough - half of Viso's front wing is still on the track, as are assorted bits of Hunter-Reay's car.

Conway's lead was more than 7.0s when the flag came out. Power has taken advantage of the caution to pit and swap his red tyres for black ones.

Elsewhere, Josef Newgarden is five laps down and counting while his team works to repair damage caused by a hit to the rear earlier on.

Sun 20:27 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Controversy at the restart: Johnson blasts into the lead, NASCAR says he jumped the start and must return the position. Johnson says it was just that Montoya's start was awful.

Sun 20:28 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Johnson takes a drive-through penalty, chance of victory gone.

Montoya leads from Stewart with 14 laps to go!

Sun 20:30 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Stewart is closing in on Montoya with eight laps to go.

Sun 20:31 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Montoya has Stewart all over the back of him with five laps left.

Sun 20:33 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Stewart squeezes around the outside and takes the lead from Montoya with two laps left.

Sun 20:33 IndyCar - Detroit: PEOPLE, STOP HITTING THINGS. The restart lasted three corners before Takuma Sato was bumped by Tristan Vautier and put into the wall.

Sun 20:34 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Tony Stewart wins, nearly a year after his last Cup triumph at Daytona.

Juan Pablo Montoya fends off Jeff Gordon for second.

Sun 20:35 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover - results: 1 Stewart; 2 Montoya; 3 Gordon; 4 Kyle Busch; 5 Keselowski; 6 Bowyer; 7 Logano; 8 Harvick; 9 Martin; 10 Earnhardt.

Sun 20:37 IndyCar - Detroit: We've just heard from a distraught AJ Allmendinger.

"I was trying not to get sucked into anything and made a mistake again. I don’t know what to say. I apologise to Roger [Penske] and everybody at Team Penske. It's embarrassing for me. I don’t know where to go from here. I’m heartbroken; I don't even know what to say anymore. Hopefully Helio or Will can go and win this thing. I feel so lucky that Roger Penske believes in me, and this is not how I want to repay him."

Sun 20:38 IndyCar - Detroit: Still under caution, and the current top five is Conway, Dixon, Franchitti, Kanaan and Vautier.

Sun 20:39 IndyCar - Detroit: Meanwhile, Andretti Autosport is repairing Hunter-Reay's car and is optimistic that it can get him back out.

Sun 20:43 IndyCar - Detroit: Multi-car crash on the restart. Power was turned around at the exit of Turn 1, and there was a pile-up behind him as others tried to react.

It looks like someone - either Vautier or Bourdais - tagged the rear of Power, which set the whole thing off. Viso, Wilson, Carpenter, Briscoe and Tagliani are out, and others, including Hinchcliffe and Saavedra, have damage.

Sun 20:48 IndyCar - Detroit: Still under the sixth caution of the race, and the news is that Scott Dixon has jumped Conway in the pits. Current leader is Kanaan.

We've also just seen a very, very, very unhappy Will Power rip his gloves off and throw them at Bourdais, who is still in his car.

Sun 20:50 IndyCar - Detroit: Will Power:

"Bourdais got in the back of me. But that's racing, and hopefully the guys will get the car back out there, because there are a lot of cars out so we could get some points. But Bourdais once was a champ and now he's a chump"

Tony StewartSun 20:52 NASCAR Sprint Cup - Dover: Tony Stewart defeated Juan Pablo Montoya in a spectacular finish - after Jimmie Johnson was penalised for a controversial restart.

Full race report

Sun 20:56 IndyCar - Detroit: Less than halfway into the race, we've had six cautions, just 14 laps under green, and there are only 13 guys still on the lead lap.

The good news is that quite a lot of the cars that have been damaged will get back out. Takuma Sato is not among them though, with the team having confirmed that his car is done for the day.

Sun 21:00 IndyCar - Detroit: Race control has confirmed the running order for the restart. The top 10: Kanaan, Vautier, Franchitti, Bourdais, Andretti, Kimball, Dixon, Conway, Pagenaud and Rahal.

Sun 21:04 Indycar - Detroit: We've gone almost an entire lap without anyone hitting anything, which on today's form is not something to be taken for granted.

Sebastien Bourdais has been issued a drive-through for avoidable contact.

Sun 21:08 IndyCar - Detroit: Conway took the lead as a couple of others pitted around him, but his efforts to disappear up the road again have been thwarted by...Charlie Kimball. Not only that, but Kimball has just driven around him and taken the lead. Conway's now under pressure from Pagenaud.

Sun 21:17 IndyCar - Detroit: Conway loses second to Pagenaud, and immediately pits to get rid of the red tyres. Pagenaud closing on leader Kimball.

Sun 21:23 IndyCar -Detroit: Three-wide battle for sixth between Vautier, Rahal and Kimball - who has pitted - for P6. Good stuff.

Pagenaud is the current leader.

Sun 21:29 IndyCar - Detroit: Wow. Pagenaud pits from the lead - and rejoins ahead of the Dario/Conway battle for third, which is effectively the battle for the lead. Jakes, who inherited the lead when Pagenaud stopped, is out of sequence and has to pit shortly.

Sun 21:32 IndyCar - Detroit: Jakes pits from the lead, and rejoins in second behind Pagenaud. It appears that our 'Dario/Conway lead battle' declaration was a little premature ...

Sun 21:36 IndyCar - Detroit: Pagenaud is 3.1s ahead of Jakes, who in turn is 1.5s ahead of Conway. The RLL driver still has five hits of Push to Pass left, whereas Conway only has one.

Jari-Matti LatvalSun 21:41 Acropolis Rally: Uncertainty had been hanging over Jari-Matti Latvala's win. All three Volkswagens were subject to a protest from Citroen over alleged battery infringement. Unconfirmed reports coming through from Greece suggest the result will not change.

Sun 21:42 Acropolis Rally: But there has been one change to the results. Martin Prokop and his Stohl-run Czech National team had been adamant that an incorrect time was given for the penultimate stage.

This has now been rectified, moving Prokop up to seventh and demoting Mikko Hirvonen to eighth.

Sun 21:48 IndyCar - Detroit - race two results: 1 Simon Pagenaud; 2 James Jakes; 3 Mike Conway; 4 Scott Dixon; 5 Dario Franchitti; 6 Marco Andretti; 7 Charlie Kimball; 8 Helio Castroneves; 9 Graham Rahal; 10 Sebastian Saavedra.

Sun 22:32 That concludes the inaugural weekend of AUTOSPORT Race Centre Live. Thank you all for your company over three thrilling days of motorsport.

Race Centre Live returns next weekend to cover the British Touring Car Championship at Oulton Park, World Touring Cars at Moscow Raceway, the Le Mans 24 Hours test day, IndyCar at Texas Motor Speedway, the NASCAR Sprint Cup at Pocono and Superstars in Slovakia.

Fri 06:30 WRC - Italy Beautiful blue skies above the Olbia service park this morning. It's 29 degrees already.

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