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LIVE COMMENTARY: RACE CENTRE LIVE - SILVERSTONE MOTOGP, BALTIMORE INDYCAR, INTERLAGOS WEC, LOEB IN RX
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As it happened: Silverstone MotoGP, Baltimore IndyCar, Interlagos WEC, Loeb in RX
By Matt Beer, Sam Tremayne, Mark Glendenning, Andrew van de Burgt, Andrew van Leeuwen, Gary Watkins, Peter Mills, Scott Mitchell , Dan Cross and Connell Sanders Jr
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Fri 08:51 Good morning from AUTOSPORT Race Centre Live as we commence MotoGP's British Grand Prix weekend from Silverstone.

Fri 08:53 It's not just motorbikes this weekend, we also have the World Endurance Championship's first round since Le Mans at Interlagos, Sebastien Loeb's arrival in European Rallycross at Loheac, IndyCar on the streets of Baltimore, the European Rally Championship in the Czech Republic and Auto GP plus Superstars at Donington Park.

Fri 08:55 MotoGP - Silverstone: Riders are already flooding out onto the circuit as practice one gets underway.

It's cloudy but dry, although we had a tiny hint of rain in the preceding Moto3 session.

Fri 08:59 MotoGP - Silverstone: For the first time since MotoGP returned to Silverstone from Donington Park in 2010, the series is using the traditional pitlane between Woodcote and Copse, rather than Formula 1's new complex between Club and Abbey.

That means Copse becomes the first corner again.

Fri 09:05 MotoGP - Silverstone: As the early tentative times flow in, Crutchlow is fastest on a 2m05.630s.

Fri 09:07 MotoGP - Silverstone: Crutchlow trims a few tenths off his table-topping time despite getting a bit caught up with Nicky Hayden's Ducati on that last lap.

Fri 09:09 MotoGP - Silverstone: Championship leader, and winner of the last four grands prix, Marc Marquez takes over at the top on a 2m05.1s.

Fri 09:10 MotoGP - Silverstone: Now the other Honda hits the front. Dani Pedrosa is first into the 2m04s with a 2m04.946s.

Fri 09:11 MotoGP - Silverstone: We're one bike down on the entry list this weekend.

After his collarbone injury at Indianapolis, Czech star Karel Abraham gritted his teeth to ensure he could race on home ground at Brno a week later, but has chosen to sit Silverstone out so he can recover properly.

Sao Paulo IndyCarFri 09:17 IndyCar - Baltimore: Ahead of this weekend's Baltimore street race, AUTOSPORT's US editor Mark Glendenning got the paddock's view on the plan for a global 'winter series' from 2015 that we revealed last week.

News analysis: teams split over IndyCar global plans

Fri 09:18 MotoGP - Silverstone: Jorge Lorenzo strikes a blow for Yamaha as he does a 2m04.343s to go fastest by 0.6s.

Fri 09:19 MotoGP - Silverstone: Marquez beats Lorenzo's time with a 2m04.287s, but the champion is already on a better lap and claims it back with a 2m04.179s.

Fri 09:20 MotoGP - Silverstone: Here's the leading order as this opening session passes its halfway point:

1 Lorenzo; 2 Marquez; 3 Pedrosa; 4 Rossi; 5 Crutchlow; 6 Hayden; 7 Bautista; 8 Espargaro; 9 Bradl; 10 Smith.

Fri 09:23 MotoGP - Silverstone: Marquez improves every slightly with a 2m04.232s, but just as he does so, Lorenzo raises the bar with a 2m04.035s.

Fri 09:25 MotoGP - Silverstone: Now it's Marquez on top, he puts in a 2m04.012s and beats Lorenzo by 0.023s.

Bautista has moved up to third ahead of Pedrosa, Crutchlow and Hayden, with Rossi falling to seventh.

Fri 09:32 MotoGP - Silverstone: Most of the top riders are back in the pits now before their last runs.

Pedrosa has pushed Bautista out of third, while Stefan Bradl has started getting up to speed and is now sixth, with Rossi falling to eighth.

Home riders Crutchlow, Smith and Laverty are fifth, 10th and 20th respectively.

Fri 09:36 MotoGP - Silverstone: Rossi has inched up to seventh, while Smith has fallen to 12th as Ducati men Andrea Iannone and Andrea Dovizioso step up.

Fri 09:36 MotoGP - Silverstone: Crutchlow goes up from fifth to third.

Now Marquez is on another quick lap, setting the fastest time of the morning so far in sector one.

Fri 09:38 MotoGP - Silverstone: Marquez extends his margin on top with a 2m03.831s lap, the first 2m03s of the event. That puts him 0.219s ahead of Lorenzo.

Fri 09:39 MotoGP - Silverstone: Marquez is now improving again, as Lorenzo has a lap cancelled for exceeding track limits.

Fri 09:40 MotoGP - Silverstone: Marquez doesn't improve on the lap overall as he takes the chequered flag.

Fri 09:45 MotoGP - Silverstone - practice one result:

1 Marquez; 2 Lorenzo; 3 Crutchlow; 4 Pedrosa; 5 Bautista; 6 Rossi; 7 Bradl; 8 Hayden; 9 Smith; 10 Dovizioso.

Fri 10:27 MotoGP - Silverstone: The Moto2 practice session is now well underway.

Home hero Scott Redding - who announced his 2014 Gresini Honda MotoGP deal yesterday - is creeping up the order and is now fourth as Johann Zarco leads Tito Rabat and Jordi Torres.

Redding's title rival Pol Espargaro is seventh, while Britain's Danny Kent and Gino Rea are eighth and 20th.

Ducati MotoGPFri 10:30 MotoGP - Silverstone: Ducati might not be winning on track, but in our eyes they top the unofficial battle of the hospitalities. This is their mammoth Silverstone unit:

Fri 10:33 Moto2 - Silverstone: Dominique Aegerter and Takaaki Nakagami are now tied in first place in practice.

Fri 10:38 European Rallycross - Loheac: This weekend is a huge one for rallycross as nine-time world rally champion Sebastien Loeb joins the series for his home round at Loheac in France, along with fellow WRC guest Kris Meeke.

You can watch all the action from Sunday's finals live on AUTOSPORT, with our video stream starting from 1pm BST.

In the meantime, here are Loeb's thoughts as he prepares for the event.

Fri 10:40 Moto2 - Silverstone: With 50 seconds of practice to go, Scott Redding goes fastest on a 2m09.034s, as title rival Pol Espargaro grabs second.

Fri 10:44 Moto2 - Silverstone - practice one results:

1 Redding; 2 Espargaro; 3 Aegerter; 4 Zarco; 5 Rabat; 6 Kent; 7 Kallio; 8 Nakagami; 9 de Angelis; 10 Torres.

MotoGP fansFri 10:46 MotoGP - Silverstone: Paddock entertainment, MotoGP style - which apparently means men dressed as elderly women, riding motorised shopping carts and blaring out some R&B.

Shockingly, it seems to work if this guy is anything to go by.

Fri 11:11 MotoGP - Silverstone: We wonder if Ducati's superior trackside hospitality unit (see 10:30) is the real reason for Cal Crutchlow's impending partnership with the Italian squad...

Fri 11:28 MotoGP - Silverstone: Proof that elite racing (be it on two or four wheels) has great heart: MotoGP's Day of Champions auction raised an astonishing £77,090 for the Riders for Health charity in just five hours.

Fri 11:32 MotoGP - Silverstone: Among the items was a Bridgestone racing tyre, signed by every rider, which fetched £4,600 - the highest single effort of the auction.

Caps, elbow and knee sliders and boots were donated by several riders themselves, while the corporate arm of MotoGP put up grid passes, VIP tickets and F1 factory tours.

A mighty effort for a great cause.

Fri 11:37 MotoGP - Silverstone: If you missed it on the site, here's how first practice at Silverstone went down. Marc Marquez - who else? - topped the times. Local hero Cal Crutchlow was third.

MotoGP morning practice report

Fri 11:48 MotoGP - Silverstone: Honda rider Marquez continued his incredible run of form in the opening session earlier today. AUTOSPORT's Toby Moody, though, has reservations about the Spaniard's prodigious talents.

No, he doesn't doubt how good he is. But he is concerned he might be too good for the sport. Interested? Read on...

Could Marquez be bad for MotoGP?

Fri 12:00 MotoGP - Silverstone: Before his group sat down for their press conference, Crutchlow was the BBC's guest challenger to Mark Lawrenson, who attempts to predict the Premier League scores each weekend.

Before making some 'well-informed' predictions, Crutchlow demonstrated some pretty decent football skills.

Fri 12:12 MotoGP - Silverstone: Some more from the Day of Champions auction. Did you know that the riders did not just donate prizes, they were themselves were on hand to help out?

Tech 3 pair Crutchlow and Bradley Smith helped close out the day. Smith auctioned a helmet for £1,600 and a set of leathers for £900. Crutchlow auctioned nine items, including a set of leathers worn during his podium ride in Mugello selling for £2,600, and the bottle of champagne from his podium at Le Mans raising £500.

Fri 12:26 MotoGP - Silverstone: Just in case you weren't sure, the Riders for Health charity uses reliable motorcycles and ambulances to reach 14 million people in Africa. So a very, very worth cause.

Incidentally, the auction was hosted by charity co-founder and racing legend Randy Mamola, Eurosport duo Julian Ryder and Toby Moody (off of AUTOSPORT too, of course), MotoGP commentator Gavin Emmett and BBC MotoGP presenter Matt Roberts.

It certainly kept a packed audience entertained throughout. A good job well done by all.

Fri 12:36 MotoGP - Silverstone: Moto3 practice is well underway and Luis Salom is top at the moment.

2m15.002s is his benchmark. That's 0.368s quicker than Maverick Vinales in second. If you're wondering how the Brits are doing, Moto3 regular John McPhee is 27th, with wildcards Wayne Ryan 29th and Kyle Ryde last of the 35 runners.

Fri 12:53 Moto3 - Silverstone - practice one results: 1 M Vinales; 2 Oliveira; 3 Folger; 4 Salom; 5 Marquez; 6 Rins; 7 Masbou; 8 Antonelli; 9 Miller; 10 I Vinales.

Fri 13:05 MotoGP - Silverstone: Free practice two for MotoGP is go. Twenty riders immediately hit the track.

Fri 13:09 Things have been a bit bike-dominated so far this morning, but if you feel the Yamahas, Ducatis and Hondas need some more wheels, it's not long until IndyCar practice begins in Baltimore and the World Endurance Championship stirs in Brazil.

Jorge LorenzoFri 13:12 MotoGP - Silverstone: Lorenzo is not messing about this afternoon. His first flying lap is a 2m02.734s, which is sub-lap record pace and 0.4s clear of Marquez's initial effort.

Fri 13:13 MotoGP - Silverstone: Aleix Espargaro is currently third on the CRT-leading Aspar Aprilia, a second and a half off Lorenzo's flying pace.

Fri 13:17 MotoGP - Silverstone: As Pedrosa, Bautista, Hayden and Dovizioso get up to speed, Espargaro starts sliding back down the top 10.

Fri 13:29 MotoGP - Silverstone: Halfway through the session, Lorenzo and Marquez's early times have held up as the bencmarks.

Here's the current order:

1 Lorenzo; 2 Marquez; 3 Pedrosa; 4 Bautista; 5 Hayden; 6 Dovizioso; 7 Crutchlow; 8 Espargaro; 9 Smith; 10 Rossi.

Fri 13:32 MotoGP - Silverstone: Rossi is working his way forwards, using the hard tyre he's jumped to fourth place now.

Fri 13:47 MotoGP - Silverstone: As we go into the final minutes, Marquez gets down to within two tenths of Lorenzo.

Fri 13:48 MotoGP - Silverstone: Our first shunt of the day, as Bryan Staring falls and limps away from his bike.

Fri 13:50 MotoGP - Silverstone: Looks like a quiet end to the session, less than a minute to go and none of the frontrunners on quicker laps.

Jorge Lorenzo MotoGP 2013Fri 14:00 MotoGP - Silverstone: Chequered flag, and it is indeed Lorenzo who seals top spot and ends day one on top.

Fri 14:02 MotoGP - Silverstone - free practice two:

1 Lorenzo; 2 Marquez; 3 Pedrosa; 4 Bautista; 5 Rossi; 6 Crutchlow; 7 Dovizioso; 8 Smith; 9 Bradl; 10 Hayden

Fri 14:09 IndyCar - Baltimore: It's sunny. It's slightly humid. The air smells of crab cakes. And there's an old-school baseball stadium just over there. We must be in Baltimore. And in a couple of minutes, IndyCar will be on track for its first session of the weekend.

Fri 14:11 Moto2 - Silverstone: Friday's final Moto2 practice session is underway.

Scott Redding boosted hopes of a Silverstone home win when he topped this morning's first session, although title rival Pol Espargaro was just 0.059s down the road.

Redding also had good news for the home fans on Thursday - if you missed it, he confirmed his long-awaited progression into the premier class next year with the satellite Gresini Honda squad.

Fri 14:13 IndyCar - Baltimore: Green flag.

Fri 14:16 IndyCar - Baltimore: And an immediate yellow flag. This happens so often that we need a special logo for it. It looks like Bourdais is in the run-off.

Fri 14:20 Moto2 - Silverstone: Ten minutes in and it's as close as you like. Nakagami leads the way at present, but Zarco, Espargaro and Redding are all within 0.4s of the Kalex Honda rider.

Fri 14:27 IndyCar - Baltimore: Back underway. Actually, the session restarted a couple of minutes ago, but we were busy chatting and missed the green flag.

Noteworthy this weekend is the first IndyCar appearance by Stefan Wilson in the #18 Dale Coyne entry, a car that has been driven by approximately 9,000,002 other people this year.

Fri 14:29 IndyCar - Baltimore: The early session leader is Tony Kanaan, and ...

Fri 14:29 Moto2 - Silverstone: Rabat deposes Nakagami at the head of the timesheets. Zarco, Espargaro and Redding are still next up, but the latter has been joined in the top six by compatriot Danny Kent, who is also the last man in the 2m08s bracket.

Fri 14:30 IndyCar - Baltimore: ... and we have a red flag. Stefan Wilson is off at Turn 5.

Fri 14:30 WEC - Interlagos: Le Mans feels like a long time ago - the WEC has burst back into life after more than two months of inactivity here at Interlagos.

FP1 has just started, and so far Duval, Davidson and Treluyer are separated by just four tenths at the top of the times.

Fri 14:32 IndyCar - Baltimore: And here we go again.

Fri 14:34 WEC - Interlagos: Not to forget the other classes, Pla is on top in P2 for OAK, Lietz in GTE Pro for Porsche and series debutant Thiim for Aston Martin in GTE Am.

InterlagosFri 14:36 WEC - Interlagos: Here are McNish, Kristensen and Duval reminding themselves which way the circuit goes last night.

Fri 14:39 Indycar - Baltimore: Debris on the track.

Fri 14:40 Moto2 - Silverstone: It's now a Pons one-two at the top as Espargaro leads Rabat.

A reminder that Rabat is in a curious situation: he should be helping team-mate Espargaro's title bid right now, but his relationship with the rest of his current garage is not spectacular. So he's leaving at the end of the year... to replace Scott Redding at Marc VDS...

Redding is seventh at present.

Fri 14:56 Indycar - Baltimore: A bit has happened over the past 15 minutes, but an internet outage prevented us from telling you about it. In short: the session is about to end, and Dixon is P1.

Fri 14:57 IndyCar - Baltimore: Actually, we lied. Another lag with the internet prevented us from seeing that Will Power was still on the track, and he claimed the top spot right at the end. If this internet doesn't get sorted out, it's going to be an annoying weekend.

Fri 14:58 Moto2 - Silverstone: Here's the day's final order as practice two comes to an end.

1 Zarco; 2 Nakagami; 3 Luthi; 4 Rabat; 5 Redding; 6 Espargaro; 7 Torres; 8 Kent; 9 Aegerter; 10 Simeon.

Fri 15:12 WEC - Interlagos: Davidson goes quickest with a 1m22.110s. The significance there is that it's a couple of tenths faster than Wurz's pole time for Toyota last year.

Will PowerFri 15:22 IndyCar - Baltimore: Here's the full story and results list from the weekend's opening IndyCar session.

Baltimore IndyCar practice one report

Fri 15:45 We'll keep filtering all the news from the world's paddocks into Race Centre Live, but our next session updates are a few hours away yet, with second Baltimore IndyCar and Interlagos WEC practice beginning around 7.30pm BST.

We'll have coverage of the start of the European Rally Championship's Czech round too.

Fri 15:45 WEC - Interlagos: Toyota ends up quickest with a 1m21.881s for Davidson. That's eight tenths up on the best Audi time set by Fassler. That begs the question, is Toyota back in the game?

Fri 16:03 WEC - Interlagos: OAK leads the way in P2, Pla just over a tenth up on team-mate Plowman. Turner is quickest for Aston in GTE Pro with a time six tenths up on Lieb in the Porsche.

Fri 18:17 Welcome back to AUTOSPORT Race Centre Live for an evening (if you're in Europe) of IndyCar practice from Baltimore, World Endurance Championship practice from Interlagos, European Rally Championship action from the Czech Republic and a bit of NASCAR news from Atlanta.

Fri 18:32 NASCAR - Atlanta: Early bit of news from the NASCAR Sprint Cup weekend as Kyle Larson is introduced as Juan Pablo Montoya's replacement at Earnhardt Ganassi Racing.

Fri 18:34 IndyCar - Baltimore: I nearly wrote 'Sonoma' instead of 'Baltimore' there. Force of habit. Anyway, second practice has started, with Tony Kanaan again setting the early pace.

Fri 18:43 IndyCar - Baltimore: I was just about to tell you about Josef Newgarden moving to the top, but instead I have to tell you about a red flag for a track inspection. There's just over 30 minutes to go, and a few guys still haven't been onto the track yet. That list includes Scott Dixon and Will Power.

Fri 18:46 IndyCar - Baltimore: OK, we see what the problem was. There was contact in the chicane that resulted in a bit of Oriol Servia's wing being left in the middle of the track. Anyway, it has been cleaned up and the cars are heading back out.

Kyle LarsonFri 18:49 NASCAR - Atlanta: Here's the full story of Kyle Larson's promotion to what was Juan Pablo Montoya's NASCAR drive.

Earnhardt Ganassi picks Larson as Montoya replacement

Fri 18:51 IndyCar - Baltimore: All cars have now completed at least an installation lap, and Newgarden is still the benchmark with 24 minutes remaining.

Fri 18:56 IndyCar - Baltimore: Graham Rahal goes to P1. When was the last time that happened? We mean that in a nice way: Rahal is a solid driver, but he has not had a glorious season up to this point.

Fri 18:58 IndyCar - Baltimore: Rookie Tristan Vautier replaces Graham Rahal at the top.

Fri 19:03 NASCAR - Atlanta: The fact that the EGR press conference was scheduled for 25 minutes before Cup practice started was probably a giveaway that it wasn't a current Cup driver being announced, wasn't it?

Cars are hitting the track at Atlanta now for an hour and a half to sort their qualifying set-ups before tonight's pole fight.

There are then two more practice sessions on Saturday before the race at 7.30pm local time on Sunday.

Fri 19:05 IndyCar - Baltimore: Lucky escape for James Hinchcliffe, who hit the tyres inside the entry to the chicane hard enough to dislodge them and flick the left-front side of his car skyward, yet amazingly appears to have escaped damage.

Vautier is still P1 with just under 10 minutes left.

Fri 19:07 ERC - Zlin: The European Rally Championship's Czech round is due to start shortly with an evening superspecial through the streets of host town Zlin.

Ninety crews are entered, but all eyes are on the factory Skoda trio at the front: Jan Kopecky, Esapekka Lappi and Sepp Wiegand, plus ex-factory WRC driver Roman Kresta in his own Fabia.

Fri 19:07 IndyCar - Baltimore: That's how you do it, Hinch. Saavedra hits the tyres in the middle of the chicane, then plows on and demolishes the tyre stack at the exit. Not surprisingly, the Colombian is in the pits having a new front wing put on.

Fri 19:10 IndyCar - Baltimore: Looked up just in time to see that someone - we think Justin Wilson - had spun. All cars are back in the pits now, so no harm done. Just under five minutes left, and Vautier remains on top.

Ekaterina StratievaFri 19:10 ERC - Zlin: ERC Ladies' Trophy leader Ekaterina Stratieva is currently in a race against time to make the start of the event. She's trying to get parts hurried from service 10 kilometres away to repair a steering problem on her Citroen.

Here's Stratieva and co-driver Veronica Boni earlier today with some of their fans. Fans who believe Stratieva and Boni are pirates.

Fri 19:11 IndyCar - Baltimore: It was indeed Justin Wilson, and the spin happened at Turn 3.

Fri 19:13 IndyCar - Baltimore: Two minutes on the clock.

Fri 19:13 ERC - Zlin: Huge crowds have been lining the street stage since lunchtime. Crews tackle three laps of the course in reverse order and at intervals of one minute.

The route is a mixture of fast sweeps, cobbled streets, elevated sections, chicanes – there's even a railway crossing and a trip through a bus station to negotiate.

Fri 19:17 IndyCar - Baltimore: Will Power is in the tyres at Turn 9, and that will be the end of the session. Tristan Vautier finishes the session on top.

Fri 19:26 NASCAR - Atlanta: This is a big weekend for champion Brad Keselowski with his Chase position not guaranteed and only two races till the cut-off, but he's made a promising start by blasting straight to the top in practice.

Carl Edwards and Kurt Busch are next up.

Kurt Busch and Gene HaasFri 19:29 NASCAR - Atlanta: Speaking of Kurt Busch, he was confirmed as a Stewart-Haas driver for 2014 earlier this week.

That means the team is expanding to four cars... something co-owner Tony Stewart had said wouldn't happen as early as next year.

But with Stewart out of action with a broken leg, it seems his partner Gene Haas decided not to hang around...

Ryan Newman, the man ditched by Stewart-Haas to make way for its other 2014 newcomer Kevin Harvick, has described the situation as "humourous".

Fri 19:37 WEC - Interlagos: Audi is on top in FP2. Kristensen is fastest on a 1m21.904s, with Fassler half a second behind in second. Mind you, Davidson's first session best for Toyota is still the fastest time of the day. So far.

Fri 19:42 ERC - Zlin: As well as following the stages unfold as they happen on Race Centre Live and reading the news reports, you can also watch video highlights from the European Rally Championship on our rallying page.

Fri 19:49 NASCAR - Atlanta: Our first interruption of the day as JJ Yeley slaps the wall and brings out a caution.

Fri 19:51 IndyCar - Baltimore: Here's the full story of and complete results from Friday afternoon practice in Baltimore, including some spills and a surprise pacesetter.

Baltimore IndyCar practice two report

Fri 20:02 WEC - Interlagos: Lotterer improves the #1 Audi's best time to a 1m22.056s, less than two tenths behind Kristensen's session-topping mark.

Fri 20:14 NASCAR - Atlanta: Just over a quarter of an hour to go in Friday practice at Atlanta and it's still Brad Keselowski fastest ahead of Carl Edwards and Kurt Busch.

Fri 20:14 WEC - Interlagos: It's Audi, Audi, Toyota at the top of the times of FP, Kristensen's 1m21.904s leaving him two tenths clear of Lotterer. Buemi improves in the Toyota near the end, but is still seven tenths off.

Fri 20:16 ERC - Zlin: Jiri Vrkoslav currently leads the superspecial as AUTOSPORT Race Centre Live clocks off for the night.

Fri 20:19 We'll be back from 9.30am BST/8.30am GMT on Saturday morning, ready for all the action from MotoGP qualifying day at Silverstone, a full day of ERC stages from Zlin, plus Sebastien Loeb's arrival in European Rallycross at Loheac and IndyCar in Baltimore, Auto GP and Superstars sharing a Donington Park bill and more from the WEC at Interlagos.

Fri 20:19 WEC - Interlagos: Conway ends up fastest in P2 for G-Drive/Delta-ADR, eclipsing Pla's best from the opening session. Morgan is still up there, though, with the #35 car in second place.

Aston again leads the way in GTE Pro, with Mucke heading Bell, deputising for Fred Makowiecki here, by four tenths.

Sat 08:45 Good morning and welcome back to AUTOSPORT Race Centre Live on Saturday morning August 31.

Sat 08:46 We're kicking off straight away with MotoGP practice three at Silverstone imminent and news from the first full loop of Rally Zlin stages.

Sat 08:52 MotoGP - Silverstone: We've got another glorious morning at Silverstone, which isn't exactly typical - every rider in last night's media scrums remarked how they were having to adapt to riding at Silverstone in warm conditions (not that they were complaining).

Sat 08:54 MotoGP - Silverstone: Overnight we also had news that Andrea Iannone has been issued one penalty point for blocking Andrea Dovizioso in an 'irresponsible manner' during QP2 at Brno.

Sat 08:56 MotoGP - Silverstone: Qualifying at Silverstone kicks off at 1410 BST, immediately after the fourth and final practice session.

Before that of course we have third practice, which has just got underway to a rumble of MotoGP engines underneath the media centre. Jorge Lorenzo's 2m02.734s remains the time to beat so far this weekend.

Sat 08:59 MotoGP - Silverstone: Oh dear. Crutchlow is down early on going into Maggotts, and its a big one. The bike is destroyed, but it appears Crutchlow is OK - he's walking away at least, although he's holding his left arm gingerly.

Sat 09:00 MotoGP - Silverstone: Crutchlow is no stranger to crashes at Silverstone of course. He crashed out in 2011 and was unable to compete, and then broke his ankle in a practice shunt last year - although he withstood the pain to charge from the back of the grid to sixth.

Sat 09:02 MotoGP - Silverstone: Lorenzo and Marquez meanwhile are up to speed - the former goes top before being deposed by Marquez, who sets a 2m02.982s. Ominous stuff.

Sat 09:03 MotoGP - Silverstone: Another British crasher. Michael Laverty is down heading coming out of Abbey and into the Arena complex. He looks OK.

Sat 09:04 MotoGP - Silverstone: We have a new weekend best. Stefan Bradl dips below Lorenzo's best, setting a 2m02.673s.

ERCSat 09:05 ERC - Zlin: There was an abundance of women at the ceremonial start in Zlin yesterday, in various 'glamour' states including police uniforms and body paint.

Ladies' Trophy competitor Martina Danhelova provided some balance with her umbrella holders...

Sat 09:06 MotoGP - Silverstone: Not to be outdone, Marquez comes round in a 2m02.485s. That comes seconds after Lorenzo had reclaimed top spot with a 2m02.654s.

Sat 09:08 ERC - Zlin: Out on the stages, local hero and championship leader Jan Kopecky has made a dominant start.

We've had two stages already this morning and Kopecky quickly opened up a 15-second lead. He's just completed the loop with another rapid time.

Sat 09:09 MotoGP - Silverstone: You can almost hear the collective sigh of relief. Crutchlow has been given the all-clear by the medical centre, and is set to rejoin the session shortly.

Sat 09:10 ERC - Zlin: Skoda is going all-out to win at home (again). It's brought in its WRC2 drivers Sepp Wiegand and Esapekka Lappi to give Kopecky some back-up, if he needs it, and aim for a podium sweep.

But the young guns lack local experience on the fast, narrow and bumpy Zlin roads, and are currently having to battle hard with local aces like Vaclav Pech, Roman Kresta (once a works Ford WRC driver), Jaromir Tarabus and Tomas Kostka.

Sat 09:11 ERC - Zlin: As Lappi just put it after SS4: "This one was not as crazy as the last one... At least I am here!"

Sat 09:12 MotoGP - Silverstone: Colin Edwards the only man out on track at present. Up front we have Marquez from Lorenzo, Bradl, Rossi and Pedrosa, with Dovizioso, Hayden and Bautista completing the top eight.

Sat 09:14 ERC - Zlin: The hazards of rallying: Kresta completes SS4 with the fourth-fastest time but admits he came very close indeed to hitting a tree as he misjudged a crest.

Sat 09:16 ERC - Zlin: Wiegand is finding the stages a bit alarming at the moment. The fraught German loses 11s to team-mate Lappi and falls 46s off the lead as he shakes his head at the "slippery" and "dangerous" stage.

Sat 09:17 MotoGP - Silverstone: Another crash - this time it's Yonny Hernandez who has gone down at Farm. Not a great morning for PBM, after team-mate Laverty's earlier off.

Sat 09:19 MotoGP - Silverstone: Crutchlow limbering out in the Tech 3 garage, and he's about to get back underway on his second bike.

Sat 09:24 MotoGP - Silverstone: Crutchlow makes his way back on, to an audible roar from the fans down at Copse (serving as Turn 1 this weekend, incidentally).

Sat 09:25 ERC - Zlin - SS4 results:

Stage: 1 Kopecky 6m36.4s; 2 Pech +3.7s; 3 Lappi +3.9s

Overall: 1 Kopecky; 2 Pech +18.8s; 3 Kresta +22.8s; 4 Tarabus +24.3s; 5 Lappi +27.6s; 6 Kostka +41.1s.

Sat 09:29 MotoGP - Silverstone: After that early crash, Crutchlow's first flyer is enough for ninth, 1.6s down on Marquez.

Sat 09:33 MotoGP - Silverstone: Just under eight minutes to go and Hayden might just have booked his spot in QP2 - he's gone fifth fastest, and within one second of Marquez.

Sat 09:33 MotoGP - Silverstone: Second crash of the morning for Hernandez, and the third for the PBM squad. He's walking away.

Sat 09:38 ERC - Zlin: Stage four is now stopped due to Robert Consani crashing. He's OK, but his Renault is blocking the course after five kilometres.

Pretty much everyone in the top dozen had got through so notional times will only affect those further back.

Sat 09:41 MotoGP - Silverstone: Another crash for Crutchlow, who is clearly furious with himself. He's dropped his bike at Vale, and while he looks to be OK, it's been a disastrous session for the Briton.

Sat 09:42 MotoGP - Silverstone: Chequered flag flies, and Marquez will head into FP4 and qualifying as the early pacesetter.

Sat 09:43 MotoGP - Silverstone - free practice three:

1 Marquez; 2 Lorenzo; 3 Bradl; 4 Bautista; 5 Dovizioso; 6 Rossi; 7 Hayden; 8 Crutchlow; 9 Espargaro; 10 Pedrosa.

Scott Redding Moto2 2013Sat 09:55 Moto2 - Silverstone: We're straight into Moto2's final practice session now, where all eyes are on championship leader, and newly-appointed 2014 Gresini MotoGP rider, Scott Redding.

The Briton represents the best chance of a home win this weekend, and he's gone all out for home advantage if his bike is anything to go by.

Sat 09:57 Moto2 - Silverstone: Green flag, and we're underway. Redding set the pace in FP1 yesterday, but was bumped down to fifth in the second session as Johann Zarco, Takaaki Nakagami, Thomas Luthi and Esteve Rabat all found time.

Crucially though he was ahead of title rival Pol Espargaro, even if just 0.011s separated the pair.

Sat 10:02 Auto GP - Donington: Free practice for the penultimate round of the Auto GP World Series is half-an-hour away.

Championship challenger Sergio Campana was fastest in Thursday's test, recording a time of 1m17.665s. The effort was 0.8s quicker than Kevin Ceccon's Donington Auto GP lap record from 2011.

Sat 10:05 MotoGP - Silverstone: Marquez versus Lorenzo versus Bradl up front, and violent double-crash drama for Crutchlow - here's the full story of Saturday morning practice:

Silverstone MotoGP practice three report

Sebastien Loeb RX carSat 10:06 European RX - Loheac: Free practice is about to start here at Loheac, where Sebastien Loeb is causing quite a stir!

AUTOSPORT will be showing live video from the European Rallycross at Loheac on Sunday from 1pm BST.

Sat 10:07 Moto2 - Silverstone: Redding starts in perfect fashion, going top after 15 minutes with a 2m08.247s. He has Nakagami for immediate company, while Espargaro is third but more than 0.6s down.

Sat 10:19 Moto2 - Silverstone: We had Crutchlow and Laverty down in MotoGP, and now we have Gino Rea falling in Moto2. The Briton is currently 13th overall.

Sat 10:27 Moto2 - Silverstone: We said he had started well...

Redding drops down to a 2m07.592s, comfortably the fastest time of the weekend and also quicker than the official lap record.

Nakagami also improved to move within 0.076s of the Briton, but he's the only man able to get within three tenths of that benchmark.

Andrea RodaSat 10:28 Auto GP - Donington: Virtuosi Racing's Andrea Roda is set to race this weekend after his heavy crash during testing on Thursday.

Team owner Declan Lohan reported that Roda escaped with just a sore knee after losing control on the exit of the Old Hairpin.

Sat 10:30 Auto GP - Donington: Manor MP Motorsport driver Daniel de Jong has also received a clean bill of health following his heavy shunt at Eau Rouge during the Spa GP2 meeting last weekend.

Sat 10:35 Auto GP - Donington: The lone Auto GP practice session before this afternoon's qualifying is underway.

Kimiya Sato, who leads the standings by 13 points, was sixth quickest during Thursday's test. The testing pacesetter Sergio Campana is second in the standings, just two points ahead of Super Nova driver Vittorio Ghirelli.

Sat 10:42 Auto GP - Donington: Venezuelan Roberto La Rocca, who made his Auto GP debut at the preceding round at the Nuburgring, has brought out the yellows by running off at Goddards. The Comtec by Virtuosi driver's car remains stranded.

Sat 10:42 Moto2 - Silverstone: The shequered flag flies, but it's not Redding who ends on top - Zarco pips him in the closing stages, and by just one thousandth of a second.

The real good news for Redding is that his chief title rival Pol Espargaro can only manage eighth, almost 0.8s down the road.

Sat 10:43 Moto2 - Silverstone - Free Practice 3:

1 Zarco; 2 Redding; 3 Nakagami; 4 Luthi; 5 Rabat; 6 Kent; 7 Simeon; 8 Espargaro; 9 Kallio; 10 Terol.

Sat 10:45 Auto GP - Donington: Max Snegirev has gone backwards into the tyres at the chicane, damaging his suspension and removing the rear wing. The session has been stopped.

Sat 10:50 Auto GP - Donington: Narain Karthikeyan is fastest on 1m18.205s, 1.197s quicker than Romanian GP3 race-winner Robert Visoiu.

Karthikeyan's Super Nova team-mate Vittorio Ghirelli is third with a time of 1m19.515s. Daniel de Jong is fourth, Kevin Giovesi fifth and Tamas Pal Kiss, who is familiar with Donington from his time in British Formula Renault 2.0, completes the top six.

Sat 10:53 Auto GP - Donington: The session has resumed. The stoppage has allowed Roberto La Rocca's car to be recovered to the pits after his early sensor failure. Max Snegirev's machine has been removed from danger.

Sat 11:00 Auto GP - Donington: Karthikeyan has lowered his best to a 1m17.692s. Robert Visoiu is second quickest on 1m18.337s, 0.496s ahead of championship challenger Sergio Campana.

Vittorio Ghirelli is dropping down the order after spinning off at Turn 8.

Sat 11:08 Auto GP - Donington: Tamas Pal Kiss has moved into second, just 0.029s behind longtime pacesetter Narain Karthikeyan.

Meindert van Buuren is out of the session with a broken driveshaft.

Sat 11:12 Auto GP - Donington: Entering the final 10 minutes of the 45 minute session, Karthikeyan is quickest with a time of 1m16.796s.

The Indian is 0.879s faster than Robert Visoiu, who has just beached his car in the gravel at Coppice.

Sat 11:20 Auto GP - Donington: Two drivers have yet to set representative laptimes. Michele La Rosa has reported gear selector trouble and is over 20 seconds off the pace.

Series newcomer Roberto La Rocca has recorded no time at all after spinning on his first lap.

Sat 11:26 Auto GP - Donington - practice: 1 Karthikeyan; 2 Campana; 3 Visoiu; 4 Giovesi; 5 Kiss; 6 Sato.

Sat 11:31 Moto3 - Silverstone: We're into qualifying here at Silverstone, and to kick us off is Moto3, which starts in five minutes.

Honours have been split so far between the championship's top two, with Luis Salom fastest in first practice and Maverick Vinales topping the second and third sessions.

Alex Rins, Alex Marquez, Jonas Folger and Miguel Oliveira have all shown flashes of pace however, so don't be surprised if the pole shootout is another frantic Moto3 affair.

Sat 11:41 Moto3 - Silverstone: Salom and Vinales hit the front early on, the pair split by just 0.005s at the head of the field. Times are in the 2m15s though, which means there is still plenty of scope for improvements.

Sat 11:54 Moto3 - Silverstone: Heading into the final 20 minutes and its Salom who leads the way on a 2m14.377s. Folger, Vinales and Rins are all within half a second of that time, with Marquez and Vazquez not much further down the road.

Sat 11:58 Superstars - Donington: Free practice two about to kick off here at Donington.

This morning, Thomas Biagi led a Romeo Ferraris Mercedes 1-2 ahead of Tonio Liuzzi. Francesco Sini was third in the Camaro.

Sat 12:00 Moto3 - Silverstone: Maverick Vinales becomes the first Moto3 rider ever to dip below the 2m14s barrier. He's now more than half a second clear of the field.

As he sets that time, Marquez and Ajo both suffer falls - the former's off looking particularly nasty.

Sat 12:01 ERC - Zlin: Not long until the Czech Republic round of the ERC resumes in Zlin with SS5. Points leader Jan Kopecky has dominated his home event in his Skoda so far. Can Pech do anything about that in his Mini?

Sat 12:03 Superstars - Donington: And free practice two has now started.

As a side note, series debutant Colin Turkington was fourth fastest in the Scuderia Giudici BMW in this morning's first session.

Sat 12:09 Moto3 - Silverstone: Heading into the final five minutes and despite an improvement from Rins, Vinales is still more than 0.6s clear at the front.

Points leader Salom, currently third, is out though and in the midst of a five-bike group - it seems his rear wheel is a prize target for those behind.

Sat 12:12 Moto3 - Silverstone: Salom joins Vinales in the 2m13s, but he's still 0.4s down. He's done enough to book a provisional second at least, ahead of Rins, Miller, Folger and the older Vinales.

Mad scenes as riders scramble for tows, with around 20 bikes heading in loose sequence down the Wellington Straight.

Sat 12:14 ERC - Zlin: The rally resumes with Kopecky holding a lead of 18.8s. Should he need support from Skoda's 'super-team', he'll need Lappi (fifth) and Wiegand (seventh) to have strong runs on the first running of the 18.4km Pindula stage.

Sat 12:16 Moto3 - Silverstone: Chequered flag flies, and it's nigh-on-impossible to find anyone likely to dislodge Vinales. Technically we have one more lap, but plenty of riders have sat up and called an early halt to their sessions.

Rins grabs second at the close, with Salom therefore third ahead of Miller, Folger and Marquez. Isaac Vinales meanwhile starts from the front of the third row, ahead of Oliveira and Antonelli.

Sat 12:18 Moto3 - Silverstone - Qualifying:

1 M Vinales; 2 Rins; 3 Salom; 4 Miller; 5 Folger; 6 Marquez; 7 I Vinales; 8 Oliveira; 9 Antonelli; 10 Masbou.

Sat 12:18 Auto GP - Donington: The Comtec by Virtuosi team has reported that it was a sensor failure that caused Roberto La Rocca to park off the circuit rather than a spin as AUTOSPORT reported earlier.

Sat 12:23 Auto GP - Donington: After his spin at Coppice in free practice, Vittorio Ghirelli's Super Nova team has reported that the Italian's car has no major damage, but is in need of a thorough clean to remove gravel.

Sat 12:24 ERC - Zlin: Kopecky comes through, and says drivers are facing a tough test from this stage. "Conditions in the forest are very tricky. Some places it's very slippery and I believe some drivers will have some problems."

Still, we have a benchmark for SS5. 9m44.8s. Another stage win on the cards? "I don't know, we'll have to wait for the others."

Sat 12:25 Auto GP - Donington: Andy Roache of Virtuosi Racing has informed AUTOSPORT that Max Snegirev's car has "a fair bit of damage and the rear of the gearbox is damaged" after the Russian's crash in Auto GP free practice this morning.

The Norfolk team is working hard to ready the car for this afternoon's qualifying session at 16.25.

Sat 12:25 ERC - Zlin: A rather smokey Pech comes through (no serious trouble, though, as it's believed to be excess gearbox oil), and he's 2.6s slower than Kopecky. The Mini soldiers on.

Sat 12:26 Moto3 - Silverstone: Can that qualifying result help ignite Vinales' title charge? We'll see tomorrow. But just for a frame of reference, here's how the standings look at present.

Championship standings after 10 of 17 rounds:

1 Luis Salom 208
2 Maverick Vinales 194
3 Alex Rins 180
4 Jonas Folger 110
5 Alex Marquez 101
6 Miguel Oliveira 84

(25 points for a win)
Full season statistics available on FORIX

Stefan Bradl MotoGP 2013Sat 12:27 MotoGP - Silverstone: From Moto3, we move straight to the weekend's showpiece event. First up is a final 30 minutes of practice, before the first Q1 shootout - from which Bradley Smith will be fighting to escape - and finally, at 1435, the scrap for 2013 British Grand Prix pole.

Sat 12:31 MotoGP - Silverstone: The green flag arrives just as confirmation does that Crutchlow (and Hernandez) have one bike left for the rest of the weekend - so any slips now could spell an early end. On a tightrope.

Sat 12:32 Superstars - Donington: And that's it for free practice 2. It's another Romeo Ferraris 1-2, this time Liuzzi leading Biagi.

Colin Turkington was third, from Francesco Sini.

Sat 12:34 ERC - Zlin: The other works Skodas of Lappi and Wiegand fail to make a significant impression on the stage. Roman Kresta goes third, 0.6s quicker than Lappi in the second of the factory Fabias, while Wiegand can't get under the 10m mark and is fifth at present.

Also, there are reports that sixth-placed Tomas Kostka's R5 Fiesta has stopped on stage.

Sat 12:34 European RX - Loheac: Petter Solberg sets the pace in practice, just over one tenth of a second faster than Kris Meeke.

Jean Phillipe Dayraut is third ahead of Timmy Hansen, Liam Doran and nine-time World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb.

The first heats get underway in around 10 minutes time.

Sat 12:36 ERC - Zlin: Ah, here comes Kostka. "It was some...difficult moments. The front differential was broken. I had to stop, [and wait for Tarabus to pass] then continue to the finish." Two-wheel drive? "Yeah."

Sat 12:37 MotoGP - Silverstone: Lorenzo as ever has the hammer down early, setting a 2m02.639s on only his second lap of the session. That's his fastest lap of the weekend.

Sat 12:39 MotoGP - Silverstone: And now Lorenzo sets a new weekend best, a 2m02.335s. Pedrosa and Marquez are 0.5s slower, with Smith the only other man within one second of the Spaniard.

Sat 12:40 ERC - Zlin: Lappi was 2.2s quicker than Tarabus on SS5, but lost 0.6s to Kresta in that trio's fight for third place.

Sat 12:41 MotoGP - Silverstone: The hammer really is out. Lorenzo, storming on the medium tyre, has now got down to a 2m02.049s.

Pedrosa has also improved and is now second, 0.3s adrift.

The fastest ever MotoGP lap of Silverstone, incidentally, is Casey Stoner's 2011 benchmark of 2m02.020s. Lorenzo three hundredths of a second shy.

Dani Pedrosa MotoGP 2013Sat 12:43 MotoGP - Silverstone: Pedrosa, who was oddly quiet in FP3, is also flying. His latest effort takes him to within 0.181s of Lorenzo, and puts him almost 0.7s clear of Marquez in third.

Crutchlow meanwhile is shrugging off his earlier crashes and has worked his way up to fourth, albeit 1.041s down on Lorenzo. Rossi, Bradl, Smith and Bautista complete our top eight.

Sat 12:45 ERC - Zlin - SS5 results: It appears, though, that Tarabus has lost a lot of time after having a minute added to his overall time after this stage. That drops him well down the order. Kostka's drama means all three works Skodas are in the top five.

Stage: 1 Kopecky; 2 Pech +2.6s; 3 Kresta +7s; 4 Lappi +7.6s; 5 Tarabus +9.8s.

Overall: 1 Kopecky; 2 Pech +21.4s; 3 Kresta +29.8s; 4 Lappi +35.2s; 5 Wiegand +1m03.4s.

Sat 12:51 Auto GP - Donington: The in-form Narain Karthikeyan set the pace during Auto GP free practice earlier.

Karthikeyan in control at Donington

Sat 12:53 ERC - Zlin: Don't forget, you can catch highlights as the rally develops on AUTOSPORT. Simply click here for your viewing pleasure.

Sat 12:53 MotoGP - Silverstone: Aleix Espargaro suffers a nasty high-side through Becketts, immediately after leaving the pits. Looks like he gets hit by his bike on the way down. He's walking away, but looks pretty groggy.

Sat 12:54 MotoGP - Silverstone: Another storming lap from Pedrosa, and he's now just 0.011s down on Lorenzo. Marquez is still seven tenths down the road.

Lorenzo and Pedrosa seem to really be getting the harder tyre to work in these conditions, which could tell come Sunday.

Sat 12:56 MotoGP - Silverstone: And now Bradl pushes Marquez down to fourth, the German coming round just over half a second down on Lorenzo.

Sat 13:00 MotoGP - Silverstone: Great lap from Bradl - a 2m02.140s, which lifts him to within 0.091s of Lorenzo. Crutchlow meanwhile jumps to fourth, demoting Marquez down one more spot. The Spaniard won't have much time to reply - the chequered flag is out.

Sat 13:02 MotoGP - Silverstone: Marquez does improve on his final lap, banging in a low 2m02s to join a top four of Lorenzo, Pedrosa and Bradl. A sea of Honda, and one lone Yamaha.

Aleix Espargaro, who fell on his out-lap, is being taken to the medical centre for a check on his neck. The Spaniard has at least already booked a place in Q2.

Sat 13:03 MotoGP - Silverstone - Free Practice 4:

1 Lorenzo; 2 Pedrosa; 3 Bradl; 4 Marquez; 5 Crutchlow; 6 Rossi; 7 Smith; 8 Dovizioso; 9 Bautista; 10 Hayden.

Sat 13:05 ERC - Zlin: Kopecky will lead the cars out onto SS6 shortly. It's the second running of the Trojak stage, which the drivers experienced only a few hours ago as SS3.

At 22km it's the longest stage of the day, just to keep Kopecky on his toes.

Sat 13:08 IndyCar - Baltimore: The third practice session kicks off, and championship leader Helio Castroneves celebrates by immediately going off and stalling at the first corner.

Sat 13:08 Superstars - Donington: Romeo Ferraris pair Tonio Liuzzi and Thomas Biagi were the pacesetters in Superstars practice earlier today.

Mercedes duo set early benchmark

Sat 13:09 IndyCar - Baltimore: And here's the red flag. If your correspondent is a little grumpy this morning, it's because our coffee was confiscated on the way into the track due to the 'no open container' policy. Need an espresso.

Sat 13:10 IndyCar - Baltimore: Will Power leads the queue back out as the track reopens.

Sat 13:11 MotoGP - Silverstone: Here we go then, the start of qualifying for this year's British Grand Prix. Up first is Q1, and the chance for two riders to book a spot in the final 12-man shootout. Smith and Iannone will be the favourites to make it through.

Sat 13:15 IndyCar - Baltimore: Not these two again. Will Power tags Scott Dixon into a spin. The Ganassi car hits the outside wall and stops in the middle of the track; Power continues with a broken front wing.

Sat 13:16 ERC - Zlin: Tarabus' penalty is stated as "one minute early". That's all we have, and we think it is because he checked in early at service after SS4.

Sat 13:17 MotoGP - Silverstone: Eight minutes to go, and Smith goes top despite not breaking through the 2m04s barrier. Petrucci, Laverty and Hernandez are next up, with Iannone sixth and Edwards yet to set a time.

Sat 13:18 ERC - Zlin: Kopecky gets a hurry up on SS6 - not by his rivals, but by the weather. "I saw the big clouds and I was trying to go a bit faster. This is an amazing stage. It's really perfect."

He comes through in 12m02.8s which, we imagine, the others will find hard to beat, because it's about 10s quicker than he managed this morning.

Sat 13:19 MotoGP - Silverstone: Smith has pretty much booked his space in Q2 now with a 2m03.110s. Iannone has moved into 12th, and the final Q2 spot, but only by 0.084s - still all to play for.

Sat 13:20 IndyCar - Baltimore: The cars head back out. Right now, the guy setting the pace is Ryan Hunter-Reay, but hardly anyone has had time to string any laps together yet.

Sat 13:21 IndyCar - Baltimore: And they're going to have to wait a bit longer. Simona de Silvestro has gone into the tyres at Turn 8.

Sat 13:21 MotoGP - Silverstone: Pirro takes over in 12th, only to be demoted almost immediately by de Puniet. Edwards out too now after switching back onto the harder option tyres - and sure enough he goes 12th, half a second clear of the chasing pack. Three minutes to go now.

Sat 13:22 ERC - Zlin: Pech is 5.4s slower than Kopecky, completing SS6 in 12m08.2s. The Mini privateer is doing an impressive job, despite being 26.8s off the lead now.

Sat 13:22 IndyCar - Baltimore: While de Silvestro was heading into the wall, Dario Franchitti was having a moment elsewhere on the track - his car is currently being rescued from an escape road.

Sat 13:22 MotoGP - Silverstone: Sounds like Aleix Espargaro has aggravated the hand injury he suffered at Indianapolis. Unclear whether he'll be ready for Q2, and time is running out...

Sat 13:26 MotoGP - Silverstone: Edwards lowers the benchmark for 12th, and just as well - Barbera, picking up a tow from Iannone, falls just 0.128s short as the chequered flag flies.

There's still time for De Puniet to upset the order...but he misses out by the narrowest of margins: 0.006s the difference between Edwards and the Frenchman.

Sat 13:26 ERC - Zlin: Kresta comes through next. That's not right. What's happened to Lappi? "Some bumpy parts, he was on the brakes too late maybe," muses Kresta, who was delayed and lost 21.6s on the stage. "After the crest he was straight on."

Drama for Lappi. That'll drop the Finn out of fourth. Here he comes, 3m58s slower than Kopecky! "There was more gravel than I expected, we went wide and hit the tree. We lost more time because there were a lot of spectators and we were stuck."

Sat 13:28 IndyCar - Baltimore: Hopefully this time everyone can refrain from hitting stuff for a while. The session is 22 minutes old, and almost 15 of those minutes have been under reds.

Colin EdwardsSat 13:28 MotoGP - Silverstone - Q1:

11 Smith; 12 Edwards; 13 De Puniet; 14 Barbera; 15 Pirro; 16 Iannone; 17 Hernandez; 18 Petrucci; 19 Laverty; 20 Corti; 21 Aoyama; 22 Pesek; 23 Staring

(Top two progress into Q2)

Sat 13:28 ERC - Zlin: There's no serious damage to Lappi's car, beyond some panel damage (and a hurt driver's door). That's allowed Skoda stable-mate Wiegand into fourth. He also took 7.5s out of Kresta, but will need to find 26.1s if he's to challenge for a podium.

Sat 13:29 IndyCar - Baltimore: In more exciting news, we've just been brought a coffee. Cartman-style tantrum averted.

Sat 13:33 ERC - Zlin: Very strong run on SS6 for the penalised Tarabus. He's second quickest on the second running of the Trojak, and is just 21s behind Wiegand. Still game on there, but he'd actually be within striking distance of Pech for second without that penalty.

Sat 13:34 MotoGP - Silverstone: The latest on Espargaro: he has suffered a compound fracture on the little finger of his left hand. It doesn't look like he'll be out in Q2, but Sunday's race is an entirely different matter. This being MotoGP, you'd also be surprised if he missed out.

We're around two minutes away from qualifying now, and the fight for British GP pole.

Sat 13:35 IndyCar - Baltimore: Hinchcliffe takes a little too much of the chicane and glances the outside wall. The Canadian heads back to the pits to have some minor left-rear damage sorted out.

Just afterwards, Viso hits the chicane pretty much head-on and bounces high enough that a small dog - some sort of terrier, maybe - could have walked underneath his car without ducking.

Meanwhile, Power has just moved to P1.

Sat 13:36 MotoGP - Silverstone: Green, and Lorenzo is immediately away. Marquez far more languid, idling across to his Honda.

There's one symbol on Lorenzo's pit board, and it says everything you need to know: Hammer time.

Sat 13:38 Indy - Baltimore: A new session leader in the form of Simon Pagenaud.

Sat 13:40 MotoGP - Silverstone: Wow. A 2m01.497s from Lorenzo. Simply huge.

That's more than half a second faster than we've seen all weekend, and it decimates Casey Stoner's 2011 lap record.

Sat 13:40 MotoGP - Silverstone: Amazing. No sooner have we finished praising Lorenzo than Marquez comes round faster - a 2m01.287s. Game on. What a start to qualifying.

Sat 13:40 ERC - Zlin: Unfortunately, it's spaced out a fair bit after that stage. Any immediate changes will be the result of further drama, rather than tit-for-tat battles on the stage. A nightmare run for Pavel Valousek drops him out of sixth overall, and his place has been taken by Antonin Tlustak, 3m43.7s off the lead and 50s ahead of Lappi.

Sat 13:40 ERC - Zlin - SS6 results:

Stage: 1 Kopecky; 2 Tarabus +4.5s; 3 Pech +5.4s; 4 Wiegand +14.1s; 5 Kresta +21.6s.

Overall: 1 Kopecky; 2 Pech +26.8s; 3 Kresta +51.4s; 4 Wiegand +1m17.5s; 5 Tarabus +1m38.6s.

Sat 13:41 MotoGP - Silverstone: And Lorenzo hits straight back. He's top again with a 2m01.217s.

Dani Pedrosa, Cal Crutchlow and Stefan Bradl are all in the 2m01s bracket, while Marquez improves and gets to within 0.030s of Lorenzo. These are all lap records - unbelievable stuff.

Sat 13:44 MotoGP - Silverstone: Time to change tyres it seems - the soft stuff tails off after two laps, so the field is in. They should all have two more fast laps, providing there are no delays in pitlane.

Sat 13:44 IndyCar - Baltimore: Dixon moves up to P1 with five minutes remaining.

Sat 13:50 ERC - Zlin: From Trojak to Semetin, and we're immediately into SS7. We have action on the 11.5km stage, so a quick blast before we break for service.

Sat 13:51 IndyCar - Baltimore: Marco Andretti decides to take on the chicane, and shortly afterwards, the wall.

Sat 13:51 Indycar - Baltimore: And the session ends, with Pagenaud moving to P1 on his final lap.

Sat 13:52 MotoGP - Silverstone: Lorenzo's final run thrusts him back on top with a 2m00.819s, but only for minutes as Marquez goes even deeper into lap record territory with a 2m00.691s.

Sat 13:52 MotoGP - Silverstone: Crutchlow holds on to the final front row spot as Pedrosa backs off on his last lap.

Bradl slips through and demotes Pedrosa to fifth.

Sat 13:53 MotoGP - Silverstone: Incredible end to qualifying (which we were somewhat delayed in relaying to you as Silverstone media centre internet flopped at the key moment). Lorenzo and Marquez's final laps were extraordinary to watch as both dug so deep into their talent in the pole fight.

Sat 13:55 MotoGP - Silverstone - Q2 results:

1 Marquez; 2 Lorenzo; 3 Crutchlow; 4 Bradl; 5 Pedrosa; 6 Rossi; 7 Dovizioso; 8 Bautista; 9 Hayden; 10 Smith; 11 Edwards.

Sat 13:56 MotoGP - Silverstone: Marquez is 0.9s faster than Pedrosa, Lorenzo 1.2s faster than Rossi. That says a lot.

Sat 13:57 ERC - Zlin: Rain on SS7. That's according to Kopecky who comes through in 6m33.6s. "A small layer of drizzle at the start," he says. "Hopefully it stays the same for the other guys."

Incidentally, reports forecast cooler conditions tomorrow. If we're going to see rain of any substantial kind, it'll be then. Probably.

Sat 14:00 ERC - Zlin: If it has indeed dried for Kopecky's rivals, they haven't made the most of it. Pech is 2.6s slower, with Lappi following him through a further 1.6s in arrears.

Sat 14:05 IndyCar - Baltimore: James Jakes has some extra work to do in qualifying after being issued a 10-place grid penalty for having his sixth engine of the year installed. The maximum engine allocation for each entry is five for the season.

Sat 14:08 ERC - Zlin: Another stage in which Pech is beaten to second place. Kresta is 0.4s quicker, but that's hardly going to influence their "battle" for second, as the gap stands at 24.2s.

Meanwhile, Tarabus has just filtered through 3.7s slower than Kopecky in fourth. He closes to just 11.9s behind fourth-placed Wiegand overall, the Skoda driver struggling to sixth on the stage at present.

Sat 14:09 Moto2 - Silverstone: Absolutely breathless stuff from the MotoGP field - and no sooner have we wrapped up than we're straight into Moto2, where Scott Redding carries the lion's share of home hopes.

The Briton has been in good touch so far, going first, fifth and second in the respective practice sessions.

Sat 14:10 WEC - Interlagos: Audi has now eclipsed Toyota's best of the Brazilian weekend so far. McNish has got down to a 1m21.868s and Treluyer a 21.814s. The two R18s top FP3, but Buemi isn't far behind in the TS030 on a 21.950s.

Sat 14:11 WEC - Interlagos: Fassler improves the time for the #1 Audi - first to a 1m21.7s and then to a 21.292s to go fastest.

Sat 14:14 Moto2 - Silverstone: Talk about picking up where we left off...

Nakagami fires in a 2m07.200s, already a new pole record in Moto2. Rabat is on course to beat it too, only for his lap to fall away in the final sectors. Nakagami is currently 0.8s clear.

Sat 14:14 ERC - Zlin - SS7 results:

Stage: 1 Kopecky; 2 Kresta +2.2s; 3 Pech +2.6s; 4 Tarabus +3.7s; 5 Lappi +4.2s.

Overall: 1 Kopecky; 2 Pech +29.4s; 3 Kresta +53.6s; 4 Wiegand +1m30.4s; 5 Tarabus +1m42.3s.

Sat 14:15 MotoGP - Silverstone: Here, by the way, is how the sensational Marc Marquez came out on top after a mega battle for pole position with Jorge Lorenzo.

Marquez beats Lorenzo to pole in Britain

Sat 14:18 IndyCar - Baltimore: Third practice was rather shunt-filled, but through it came Simon Pagenaud to set the benchmark time. Read the report here.

Sat 14:20 European RX - Loheac: First heats done, Timmy Hansen beats Petter Solberg, while Kris Meeke just gets beaten to the flag by Liam Doran. Sebastien Loeb finishes fourth in his heat race.

Top six looks like this: 1 Hansen; 2 F Pailler; 3 Solberg; 4 Doran; 5 Timerzyanov; 6 Meeke.

Loeb lies 16th after heat one.

Sat 14:20 Moto2 - Silverstone: Here comes Espargaro. He's up in the first two sectors, loses fractions in the third...but his lap gets away from him badly in the final sector and he ends 0.8s down. A big moment through Luffield really hurt him.

Sat 14:22 Moto2 - Silverstone: Danny Kent is down through Farm, and he's limping away. Flames briefly lick his bike too. He was sixth coming into qualifying, but he's down in 21st and could be facing an early exit here.

Sat 14:25 WEC - Interlagos: The chequered flag is already out, but Davidson stops the clock at a 1m21.452s to split the Audis. Fassler is fastest on a 1m21.292s and Kristensen third on a 1m21.501s set five minutes from the end.

Sat 14:29 Moto2 - Silverstone: Another strong start to a lap trails off over the final splits for Espargaro, although he is able to improve to third - crucially ahead of Redding.

That doesn't last long however, as the Briton jumps into second with a 2m07.699s. Espargaro is still half a second clear at the front, but second through to eighth are covered by just over 0.2s.

Sat 14:30 Moto2 - Silverstone: Into the final 20 minutes, and the order has changed again: Nakagami still seems untouchable, but behind him its now Espargaro, Redding, Rabat, Aegerter, Pasini and Kallio.

Sat 14:32 MotoGP - Silverstone: Here's Marquez's thoughts after that epic qualifying session.

"If I’m honest, I didn’t expect that laptime, especially with the first time. I had many slides and I was pushing 100 per cent, [and the] lap time was so good. Then I thought it was maybe 0.1s faster, but immediately 0.5s.

"Second lap I say I will not push more, I already did a good time. Tomorrow, [it will be] interesting to see the race. Both rear tyres are working quite well, so it will be interesting to see which one [is used]."

Sat 14:34 Moto2 - Silverstone: Nakagami is, it turns out, touchable. Rabat hits the front on a 2m07.184s. Espargaro occupies the final front row spot, 0.013s behind Nakagami and just 0.029s off provisional pole after a personal best.

Redding's in the pits after his own best effort of the session. He lies fourth.

Sat 14:42 Auto GP - Donington: Championship leader Kimiya Sato told AUTOSPORT that this weekend is "probably the most important of the year" for him.

Sato, who has a 13 point lead in the drivers' standings, believes he is not yet in position to play for safety during Donington's two races on Sunday.

Sat 14:43 Moto2 - Silverstone: We have a feeling this will change hands again in the five-or-so minutes that remain.

Nakagami is back in front for now, 0.145s ahead on a 2m07.039s. Can anyone break the 2m07s barrier? Zarco pops up into fourth, while Redding improves time and not position. But this lap's even more impressive...

Sat 14:44 Moto2 - Silverstone: Redding misses out on provisional pole for now, but he has hauled his Marc VDS bike up into second. 2m07.166s, 0.127s slower than Nakagami who is in the pits.

Kimiya SatoSat 14:48 Auto GP - Donington: "I don't know Brno [venue of the Auto GP season finale] so this weekend I really need to extend my points lead," said Sato.

"A 13 point lead in the standings isn't enough [to relax], when someone could potentially score 25 points here."

Sato finished sixth in Saturday morning's free practice session, and admits there is room for improvement ahead of qualifying.

"I hope we have got a good direction now for qualifying, but we're still hoping to find a few more tenths."

Sat 14:51 Moto2 - Silverstone: Redding edged closer and closer, but has fallen short by 0.039s, so it's pole for Nakagami. A storming final effort will see Zarco occupy the outside of the front row.

Espargaro, meanwhile, was unable to complete his fastest-looking flier. He's down in sixth!

Sat 14:52 Moto2 - Silverstone - qualifying: 1 Nakagami; 2 Redding; 3 Zarco; 4 Rabat; 5 Luthi; 6 Espargaro; 7 Kallio; 8 Aegerter; 9 Simeon; 10 Torres.

Sat 14:54 Auto GP - Donington: After dominating free practice, former Grand Prix driver Narain Karthikeyan believes he will not enjoy such a large advantage in qualifying this afternoon.

"I think qualifying will be closer," said Karthikeyan. "It's still looking good for us, but I am expecting to be around two tenths faster than the others rather than over half a second. Perhaps the others were 'sandbagging' this morning."

Sat 14:55 Indy Lights - Baltimore: The 11 Indy Lights cars hit the track for qualifying. Brit Jack Hawksworth has set the pace in free practice, so is favourite for the pole.

Sat 14:58 Auto GP - Donington: Karthikeyan was pleased to get back into the groove at Donington, having last raced at the venue in British F3 with Paul Stewart Racing in 2000.

"I was surprised how quickly it came back, as I haven't raced here since 2000," said Karthikeyan. "We have a very good car in the dry, and I have three sets of new tyres for qualifying, so I just hope the rain doesn't arrive for qualifying."

Sat 15:06 Indy Lights - Baltimore: The session was stopped for a short period of time after Gabby Chaves spun. Hawksworth is at the top of the times, a long way clear of Sage Karam.

Sat 15:11 Moto2 - Silverstone: Redding is well-placed to try and halt Pol Espargaro's so far unrelenting progress into his points lead. What was 43 points has come down to 21 in recent races.

Here's how the standings look ahead of tomorrow's race, for which Redding will line up second, and Espargaro sixth.

Championship standings after 10 of 17 rounds:

1 Scott Redding 167
2 Pol Espargaro 146
3 Esteve Rabat 122
4 Mika Kallio 115
5 Dominique Agerter 97
6 Johann Zarco 86

(25 points for a win)
Full season statistics available on FORIX

Sat 15:17 Indy Lights - Baltimore: Following a lengthy stoppage after Giancarlo Serenelli crashed, we're back underway. Sage Karam managed to take the top spot in the short gap between stoppages.

Sat 15:25 Auto GP - Donington: Qualifying is go. Max Snegirev, who suffered a heavy shunt in free practice and damaged his gearbox, led the field out of the assembly area. The Russian's machine appears to be fully repaired.

Sat 15:28 Auto GP - Donington: Oil has been deposited in the support races at the Old Hairpin and Melbourne loop hairpin.

The preceding Legends race was stopped owing to several skirmishes, perhaps caused by the tricky track conditions.

Sat 15:30 Indy Lights - Baltimore: With 10 minutes to go, Hawksworth is on provisional pole, just 0.03s ahead of Chaves. Munoz is just 0.06s further back in third.

Sat 15:34 Auto GP - Donington: Narain Karthikeyan is fastest on 1m19.679s, 0.326s up on Kevin Giovesi.

There is gravel on the track at Coppice after two excursions by Sergio Campana and Giovesi.

Sat 15:40 Auto GP - Donington: Michele La Rosa has stopped on the inside of Coppice, bringing out the red flags. There are 17 minutes of the half-hour session to run.

Sat 15:42 Auto GP - Donington: We're back in business. Vittorio Ghirelli is fastest on 1m18.448s, 0.162s quicker than Super Nova team-mate Narain Karthikeyan.

Sergio Campana is third, ahead of championship rival Kimiya Sato. Impressive newcomer Kevin Giovesi is fifth and GP2 driver Daniel de Jong completes the top-six.

Sat 15:42 Indy Lights - Baltimore: It's all over and Hawksworth is on pole. Munoz improved to second, while Chaves dropped to third.

Sat 15:43 IndyCar - Baltimore: As its feeder series wraps up its qualifying session, remember Baltimore could prove a crucial moment in the fight for the IndyCar title.

Helio Castroneves, who toiled in practice while title rival Scott Dixon was second behind pacesetter Simon Pagenaud, is on the brink of his maiden title, which would be his Penske team's first since 2006.

AUTOSPORT editor-in-chief Andrew van de Burgt caught up with the points leader, and his team-mate Will Power.

Penske poised to end title drought

Sat 15:49 IndyCar - Baltimore: This is the pleasant sight of the points table Castroneves and the Penske boys have to look at. Dixon will be hoping the Brazilian slips up this weekend, particularly after the New Zealander's disastrous time at Sonoma, which was controversially won by...Penske's Will Power.

Championship standings after 15 of 19 rounds:
1 Helio Castroneves 479
2 Scott Dixon 440
3 Ryan Hunter-Reay 417
4 Marco Andretti 409
5 Simon Pagenaud 380
6 Dario Franchitti 379

(50 points for a win plus bonuses)
Full season statistics available on FORIX

Sat 15:52 European RX - Loheac: Second heat times in at Loheac, and it's good news for Sebastien Loeb: 1 Pailler; 2 Hansen; 3 Timerzyanov; 4 Bakkerud; 5 Loeb; 6 Jeanney.

After two heats the positions are as follows: 1 Pailler; 2 Hansen; 3 Tumerzyanov; 4 Bakkerud; 5 Janney; 6 Foust. Loeb is now ninth, with Petter Solberg 12th and Kris Meeke 16th.

Remember you can watch tomorrow's finals LIVE on AUTOSPORT from 1pm BST.

Sat 15:57 IndyCar - Baltimore: Group 1 is about to get qualifying started. It's a tough group:

Group 1: Graham Rahal, Scott Dixon, Will Power, Takuma Sato, Dario Franchitti, Oriol Servia, James Hinchcliffe, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Sebastian Saavedra, James Jakes, Simona de Silvestro, Stefan Wilson.

Sat 15:57 Indy Lights - Baltimore: Here's how Brit-abroad Jack Hawksworth claimed Indy Lights pole.

Hawksworth storms to commanding pole

Sat 15:57 Auto GP - Donington: Meindert van Buuren has gone off at qualifying trouble-spot Coppice, bringing out the red flags.

Robert Visoiu had moved to the top of the timing screens a minute earlier, only to be demoted in quick succession by Giovesi, Ghirelli and Karthikeyan.

Karthikeyan has now been stripped of his fastest time because the red flags had been shown before he had completed his lap, leaving Giovesi fastest.

Sat 16:01 IndyCar - Baltimore: And away we go.

Sat 16:02 Auto GP - Donington: Karthikeyan has recovered from seventh to second, 0.087s behind provisional polesitter Kevin Giovesi.

Sat 16:03 Auto GP - Donington: Karthikeyan is flying and moves back to P1 on 1m17.132s. The chequered flag is out.

Sat 16:07 Auto GP - Donington - qualifying: 1 Karthikeyan; 2 Ghirelli; 3 Giovesi; 4 Visoiu; 5 Campana; 6 Sato.

Sat 16:07 IndyCar - Baltimore: Just over halfway in and Graham Rahal is currently leading the group. A lot of the quicker guys are yet to do a run on new reds, but Sebastian Saavedra is taking a different approach - he's just fitted his second set of stickered reds.

Sat 16:09 MotoGP - Silverstone: Press conference about to start at Silverstone, where AUTOSPORT has a perfect view of Cal Crutchlow showing off his battle scars. He wears them with pride, this guy.

Sat 16:12 Superstars - Donington: Qualifying is go here in Donington. Can anybody stop the Romeo Ferraris Mercedes of Tonio Liuzzi and Thomas Biagi? We'll know in 30 minutes.

Sat 16:13 IndyCar - Baltimore: First upset of the afternoon, as Dario Franchitti finishes eighth in the group and is elminated. Saavedra's 'two sets of new tyres' strategy didn't pay off, either.

Progressing to round two: Dixon, Power, Sato, Hunter-Reay, Rahal, Hinchcliffe.

Eliminated: Jakes, Franchitti, Servia, de Silvestro, Saavedra, Stefan Wilson.

Sat 16:13 Superstars - Donington: Would seem the session has been shortened, thanks to two red flags in Auto GP qualifying. 21 mins left on the clock, no laps recorded.

Sat 16:14 IndyCar - Baltimore: Heading out in Group 2:

Tristan Vautier, Josef Newgarden, Simon Pagenaud, Tony Kanaan, Sebastien Bourdais, Luca Filippi, Helio Castroneves, EJ Viso, Justin Wilson, Charlie Kimball, Marco Andretti, Ed Carpenter.

Sat 16:16 IndyCar - Baltimore: Wilson leads the group out.

Sat 16:20 IndyCar - Baltimore: Franchitti is a little mystified by his lack of pace.

"The car actually felt quite decent. It was just nowhere near quick enough. I'm not quite sure where we're going to pick it up."

As things stand, he'll start from 15th.

Sat 16:22 Indycar - Baltimore: Bourdais' chances of progressing have just taken a hit - he belted the tyres at the exit of the chicane and appears to have broken his front-left suspension.

Sat 16:25 Superstars - Donington: With 10 minutes to go, it's Luigi Ferrara who's fastest, from Gianni Morbidelli.

Sat 16:26 MotoGP - Silverstone: Tomorrow could be crucial for the MotoGP title race. Can Dani Pedrosa afford to lose any more ground to Honda team-mate and poleman Marc Marquez? Jorge Lorenzo almost certainly can't.

Championship standings after 11 of 18 rounds:

1 Marc Marquez 213
2 Daniel Pedrosa 187
3 Jorge Lorenzo 169
4 Valentino Rossi 143
5 Cal Crutchlow 127
6 Stefan Bradl 103

(25 points for a win)
Full season statistics available on FORIX

Sat 16:28 IndyCar - Baltimore: EJ Viso hits the wall at the exit of the chicane with less than a minute on the clock, but the session finishes under green flag conditions.

Progressing: Pagenaud, Vautier, Castroneves, J. Wilson, Newgarden, Kimball

Eliminated: Filippi, Kanaan, Andretti, Carpenter, Viso, Bourdais.

Sat 16:28 Moto2 - Silverstone: Meanwhile, in Moto2, will tomorrow see a maiden win for polesitter Takaaki Nakagami? The Japanese rider will start from pole for the third time this season.

He's finished second twice in the last two races, at Indy and in the Czech Republic, where he started first. He also started at the head of the field at Le Mans, but crashed while leading.

Sat 16:35 IndyCar - Baltimore: The 12 cars still in contention for pole are on track for the second phase of qualifying.

Sat 16:38 Superstars - Donington: Luigi Ferrara snares pole from Tonio Liuzzi after the flag. Amazing result after Ferrara's troubled practice sessions.

1 Ferrara; 2 Liuzzi; 3 Berton; 4 Morbidelli; 5 Biagi; 6 Turkington; 7 Mugelli; 8 Schiattarella; 9 Bacci; 10 Trentin.

Sat 16:40 MotoGP - Silverstone: AUTOSPORT's Toby Moody - yes, off of the television too - has been for a wander about the MotoGP paddock. He's just tweeted a bizarre picture of Cal Crutchlow's wheel after his practice crash.

@TobyMoody: "Cal's bike totally and utterly destroyed in his 293kph crash at Maggots this morning. It wouldn't roll. Wonder why?"

Incidentally, Mr Moody had an interesting take on the talent of Marc Marquez for his latest AUTOSPORT column. Could the Spaniard actually be bad for MotoGP?

Sat 16:45 MotoGP - Silverstone: Speaking of Crutchlow, his Tech 3 team reckon tomorrow is the Brit's best chance of a win this year. We reckon if he's got one Grand Prix win in him this season, he'd probably be OK with it being in Britain - and possibly a little surprised, too.

That's because Crutchlow told AUTOSPORT's Sam Tremayne yesterday that he reckons it used to be 3-3 between Yamaha and Honda in terms of where each was strongest; but now says it is 5-1 and that Lorenzo is flattering Yamaha.

In which case, Crutchlow's third in qualifying was even more impressive.

Sat 16:49 IndyCar - Baltimore: Graham Rahal hits the tyres at Turn 8, and Tristan Vautier runs straight into the back of him. That ends the session early. Making things worse for both drivers is that they were in the top six.

Currently showing in the top six are Power, Newgarden, Vautier, Pagenaud, Wilson and Dixon, who progresses after Rahal is penalised for causing the red.

Vautier will be lucky to take any part in this final phase though, considering the damage to his car.

Eliminated: Castroneves, Hunter-Reay, Kimball, Sato, Hinchcliffe, Rahal.

Sat 16:51 Auto GP - Donington: Narain Karthikeyan's impressive form continued as he claimed pole position at Donington Park.

He popped up at just the right time during an eventful session to claim pole, despite earlier having a previous-best time disallowed.

Auto GP qualifying: Karthikeyan on pole

Sat 16:57 ERC - Zlin: We're just about ready for action to resume in the Czech Republic. SS8 awaits; the second running of the 8.81km Biskupice.

In a nutshell, this is what's happened so far: Points leader Jan Kopecky has dominated, with Vaclav Pech doing a solid job in second, as has Roman Kresta in third. But we've been denied any meaningful battles for position following a penalty for Jaromir Tarabus and dramas for Esapekka Lappi.

Sat 16:57 IndyCar - Baltimore: Not only did Vautier's car get fixed in time for him to take part in the Fast Six, but he's the first car out at the green flag.

Sat 17:00 IndyCar - Baltimore: Slowish lap on black tyres by Vautier. That wasn't an attempt at a time; merely an exploratory lap to make sure everything is pointing in the right direction.

Sat 17:02 ERC - Zlin: The big news as the stage starts is that Lappi will not carry on after service, due to roll cage damage. Rain is also expected on the final two stages. That includes the 18km Pindula stage, due to be run tonight.

Sat 17:03 IndyCar - Baltimore: That was an attempt at a time: Vautier shoots up to provisional pole. We're still yet to see a flying lap from Dixon or Power.

Sat 17:09 IndyCar - Baltimore: Wow. Power held provisional pole by 0.3s in the final seconds, only for Dixon to beat his time on his final lap. Power had one more shot at improving, but made a mistake in the chicane.

Dixon therefore takes pole, which could be significant from a championship perspective given that both Castroneves and Hunter-Reay will start three rows behind him.

Sat 17:09 ERC - Zlin: 4m54.6s for Kopecky as we get our SS8 benchmark. That's a fraction off his time from the first run on the stage this morning, and 6.3s quicker than Pech manages.

Sat 17:18 ERC - Zlin: Wiegand puts in his most impressive stage performance of the rally so far, as he goes second quickest, 3.1s slower than Kopecky. Kresta and Tarabus are also through faster than Pech, who is now 35.7s behind the rally leader.

Sat 17:18 Auto GP - Donington: Vittorio Ghirelli was pleased to recover from an off in free practice to claim a place on the front row for tomorrow's opening Auto GP race at Donington.

"I didn't really use the soft tyres in practice," explained the Super Nova driver. "So, without having had much feel on them, I was quite happy to qualify second. My tyres were starting to go off on that last run, and I had lots of wheelspin so I think I lost around a tenth."

Ghirelli ended the session 0.097s behind team-mate Narain Karthikeyan.

Sat 17:26 ERC - Zlin: Pavel Valousek, driving the Fiesta R5, is a content man after coming through sixth fastest. He's ninth overall after losing a chunk of time earlier on in the rally.

"Now is much more better as we did this stage without any problems," he reckons. "It is only about learning with this car."

Sat 17:34 ERC - Zlin - SS8 results:

Stage: 1 Kopecky; 2 Wiegand +3.1s; 3 Kresta +4.2s; 4 Tarabus +4.5s; 5 Pech +6.3s.

Overall: 1 Kopecky; 2 Pech +35.7s; 3 Kresta +57.8s; 4 Wiegand +1m33.5s; 5 Tarabus +1m46.8s.

Sat 17:37 ERC - Zlin: No rest for the wicked. Nor ERC competitors. Straight onto SS9, and this should be a tricky one. As mentioned not too long ago, rain and darkness could feature heavily on this 18.43km stage.

Sat 17:39 WEC - Interlagos: Qualifying has started — with the GTE Pro and Am cars out first. For those who have forgotten about the qualifying system for the six-hour WEC races — and it is easily forgettable — the grid is determined by the aggregate of four timed laps, split between two drivers, for each car.

Sat 17:40 Auto GP - Donington: Narain Karthikeyan gave a succint reaction to securing his fourth consecutive Auto GP pole position at Donington.

"It was a scrappy qualifying session," said Karthikeyan. "The circuit was slippery, but also I didn't get the best out of my tyres. Anyway, now the goal has to be to make it five poles in a row at [the final round] Brno!"

Sat 17:42 MotoGP - Silverstone: News from Silverstone, where the title rivals have spoken. Jorge Lorenzo will attack from the start in tomorrow's race, with the defending champion desperate to end poleman Marc Marquez's run of victories.

Marquez, though, believes Lorenzo is the favourite for victory tomorrow. Gamesmanship? Perhaps...

Sat 17:56 IndyCar - Baltimore: Scott Dixon claimed pole for tomorrow's IndyCar race after a hectic qualifying session. Dario Franchitti struggled, and we imagine here he's asking Dixon for tips after qualifying well down.

Dixon beats Power in wild qualifying

Sat 17:57 ERC - Zlin: Jan Kopecky completes a rather successful day at the office, completing SS9 in 9m50s flat. Pech comes in 1.8s slower.

Sat 18:05 WEC - Interlagos: Aston is on the GTE Pro pole — but it's not the one we were expecting. Pedro Lamy and Richie Stanaway have topped the lists with an average just over a tenth quicker than the Porsche shared by Marc Lieb and Richard Lietz. Free practice pacesetters Stefan Mucke and Darren Turner are third, just a couple of hundredths further back.

Sat 18:06 ERC - Zlin: Well, that run was less impressive for Wiegand, but he's quite pleased and eager to get stuck into to the (possibly wet) stages tomorrow. 10m13.4s for him, and his sluggish run means he now drops behind Tarabus, who takes fourth overall with the third fastest stage time.

Sat 18:08 WEC - Interlagos: Am honours have gone to Matt Griffin and Marco Cioci in the AF Corse Ferrari. They ended up a couple of hundredths up on the Danish-crewed Aston Martin.

Sat 18:11 ERC - Zlin - SS9 results: Impressive run for Pavel Valousek, who beats Wiegand to take fifth place on that stage.

Stage: 1 Kopecky; 2 Pech +1.8s; 3 Tarabus +4.9s; 4 Kresta +7.7s; 5 Valousek +15.8s.

Overall: 1 Kopecky; 2 Pech +37.5s; 3 Kresta +1m05.5s; 4 Tarabus +1m51.7s; 5 Wiegand +1m56.9s.

Sat 18:12 WEC - Interlagos: For the record, Stanaway set the fastest lap of the session with a 1m32.992s - the only sub-1m33s lap of the weekend for a GTE car.

Sat 18:16 WEC - Interlagos: Fassler has set the fastest time of the weekend with a 1m20.784s.

Sat 18:19 WEC - Interlagos: The three factory P1 cars are all in the pits after their runs by the first drivers. Fassler leads the way from Duval (a couple of tenths back) and Buemi (a further half a second behind).

Sat 18:20 WEC - Interlagos: Treluyer, Kristensen and Davidson have now taken over the three factory cars.

Sat 18:22 WEC - Interlagos: #2 Audi leapfrogs #1 in the averages before Treluyer does another lap, lowers his average and jumps to the top of the pile.

Sat 18:27 European RX - Loheac: Fabien Pailler and title contender Timmy Hansen share top spot and Sebastien Loeb holds ninth place after day one at Loheac.

European RX day one report

Remember you can watch it unfold live on AUTOSPORT from 1pm BST tomorrow!

Sat 18:28 WEC - Interlagos: The Pecom/AF Corse heads P2 thanks to the efforts of Nic Minassian and Pierre Kaffer, with an average four tenths up on the Greaves Zytek with Bjorn Wirdheim and Gunnar Jeannette.

Sat 18:29 MotoGP - Silverstone: From France to Silverstone, where Cal Crutchlow has said he does not expect his heavy pair of practice shunts to affect his race.

Crutchlow sure crashes won't hamper race

Sat 18:30 WEC - Interlagos: Mike Conway and John Martin have moved back to the top in P2 in the G-Drive/Delta-ADR ORECA by a cool half second.

Sat 18:32 NASCAR news: AJ Allmendinger will return to the NASCAR Sprint Cup full-time in 2014 with JTG Daugherty.

Sat 18:34 WEC - Interlagos: The session is stopped - for the most bizarre of reasons. An errant flag has drifted onto the start-finish straight. There are still three minutes left on the clock, so any celebrations are premature.

Sat 18:34 ERC - Zlin: Here's how the action unfurled in the Czech Republic, where the challenge to points leader Jan Kopecky is non-existent.

Kopecky continues home rally domination

Sat 18:37 WEC - Interlagos: The clock has restarted, but the track is silent. That means Fassler and Treluyer have taken the pole from Audi team-mates Loic Duval and Tom Kristensen.

Sat 18:39 WEC - Interlagos: The rogue flag that stopped the session was actually attached to some kind of a ballon. Where it came from is anyone's guess?

Sat 18:52 That's it for AUTOSPORT Race Centre Live for today. We'll be back tomorrow morning at 9.30am BST for what promises to be a grandstand Sunday of racing and riding.

It's been set up wonderfully by today, and here are the big talking points:

Marc Marquez edged Jorge Lorenzo after a titanic scrap for MotoGP pole at Silverstone.

Sebastien Loeb ended his first day of European RX running in ninth, as Fabier Pailler and Timmy Hansen led.

Scott Dixon claimed IndyCar pole after a fraught qualifying session.

Narain Karthikeyan's strong Auto GP form continued as he claimed pole position at Donington Park.

Despite not running in second practice, Luigi Ferrara pipped Tonio Liuzzi to Superstars pole.

ERC points leader Jan Kopecky started his day in dominant fashion, and continued that form with a clean sweep of Saturday's stages.

Sun 08:21 Good morning from AUTOSPORT Race Centre Live on Sunday September 1.

It's race day at Silverstone for MotoGP, at Interlagos for the World Endurance Championship, in Baltimore for IndyCar, and at Donington Park for Auto GP and Superstars, while in the Czech Republic, Rally Zlin is heading for the finish.

And in France, the European Rallycross stars are joined by Sebastien Loeb - and you can watch this afternoon's decisive action LIVE on AUTOSPORT from 1pm BST

Sun 08:30 European Rallycross - Loheac: Heat three is done here at Loheac.

Frenchman Davy Jeanney was fastest after a clean and fast drive in the penultimate heat race.

Results: 1 Davy Jeanney; 2 Timur Timerzyanov; 3 Jermone Grosset-Janin; 4 Timmy Hansen; 5 Liam Doran; 6 Andreas Bakkerud; 7 Petter Solberg; 8 Tanner Foust.

Sebastien Loeb was involved in small contact heading into the joker lap in the last race of the heat, and set the 10th fastest time.

Kris Meeke had a poor start and was unable to do better than 25th, leaving him with it all to do to qualify for the semi-finals with one heat to go.

Sun 08:32 MotoGP - Silverstone: Delayed start to the premier class warm-up at a cold Silverstone after a nasty accident at the end of the Moto2 warm-up.

As a large group of riders slowed at the end to do practice starts, Dani Rivas came into the pack at speed and hit Xavier Simeon, Steven Odendaal and Jordi Torres.

An ambulance is currently on track at the scene.

Francesco SiniSun 08:34 Superstars - Donington: Solaris Chevrolet driver Francesco Sini has confirmed that it was a clutch failure that left him a lowly 12th on the grid yesterday, after he'd been in the top four in both practice session.

Race one is set to kick off at 11:00. Mercedes drivers Luigi Ferrara and Tonio Liuzzi locked out the front row.

Sun 08:35 MotoGP - Silverstone: The warm-up will start at 9.38am local time, five minutes behind schedule.

Sun 08:37 Auto GP - Donington: Our first race of the morning will Auto GP from Donington Park.

Narain Karthikeyan stormed to yet another pole yesterday, here's the full story and starting line-up:

Donington Park Auto GP qualifying report

And this is how the championship is poised with just this weekend's Donington double-header and the decisive two races at Brno to go.

Championship standings after 12 of 16 rounds:

1 Kimiya Sato 171
2 Sergio Campana 158
3 Vittorio Ghirelli 156
4 Narain Karthikeyan 131
5 Tamas Pal Kiss 71
6 Daniel de Jong 64

(25 points for race one win, 15 for race two win)
Full season statistics on FORIX

Sun 08:38 MotoGP - Silverstone: Moto2 riders Dani Rivas and Steven Odendaal are being taken to the medical centre for further checks after their horrible warm-up crash. Both are conscious.

Simeon and Torres were unhurt.

Sun 08:38 MotoGP - Silverstone: The warm-up has begun.

Sun 08:43 MotoGP - Silverstone: Yonny Hernandez has another crash, falling on the way onto the Hangar Straight.

His PBM Aprilia doesn't look too badly damaged and the Colombian is puzzled but unhurt.

Sun 08:45 MotoGP - Silverstone: Michele Pirro loses it at Vale. He walks away looking like he has a bit of a sore arm, and with a marshal carrying his Ducati's front fairing.

Sun 08:46 MotoGP - Silverstone: Jorge Lorenzo is fastest so far on a 2m03.647s.

Valentino Rossi and Bradley Smith are next up.

Sun 08:47 Auto GP - Donington: The five minute board has been shown for the opening Auto GP race of the weekend.

Roberto La Rocca, who qualified eighth, is absent from the grid and appears set for a pitlane start.

Aleix EspargaroSun 08:48 MotoGP - Silverstone: Aleix Espargaro is on track and has been cleared to race today.

The king of CRT had a crash in final practice yesterday and sustained a compound fracture to a finger, which ruled him out of qualifying. He'll start 12th as he had already booked a Q2 spot.

Sun 08:51 ERC - Zlin: The promised rain arrived for this morning's loop of three stages in the Czech Republic.

The field is just getting to the finish of the last one before midday service. Jan Kopecky has backed off to protect his lead so his run of stage wins has finally ended.

Vaclav Pech is still a comfortable second, but punctures for Jaromir Tarabus and Roman Kresta have enlivened the podium battle - which is now Tarabus versus Sepp Wiegand.

Sun 08:54 MotoGP - Silverstone: Huge drama now as Crutchlow crashes and then Marquez falls at the same place.

Sun 08:55 MotoGP - Silverstone: Marquez walks straight into an ambulance to go to the medical centre. He is holding his collarbone.

Sun 08:55 MotoGP - Silverstone: Now Nicky Hayden crashes his Ducati at the Farm kink. He's OK.

Sun 08:56 Auto GP - Donington: Kevin Giovesi has jumped front row man Vittorio Ghirelli at the start. Karthikeyan leads.

Sun 08:57 MotoGP - Silverstone: Marquez has arrived at the medical centre with a suspected left collarbone injury.

Sun 09:00 MotoGP - Silverstone: So to recap on that wild few minutes. Crutchlow was first to fall and marshals were recovering his bike when Marquez crashed at the same spot.

The marshals and Crutchlow had to sprint away as Marquez's Honda flew into the Tech 3 Yamaha and hit it as it tumbled across the gravel.

Crutchlow is OK, but Marquez is in the medical centre having a potential collarbone injury assessed.

Sun 09:01 Auto GP - Donington: Championship leader Kimiya Sato has pitted from sixth. The Euronova driver was running two places behind title rival Sergio Campana.

Third-placed Ghirelli has set a new lap record in his pursuit of Giovesi.

Sun 09:01 MotoGP - Silverstone: There must now be severe doubts over whether Marquez will be fit enough to ride in today's race.

Sun 09:03 MotoGP - Silverstone: Crutchlow is back in the Tech 3 garage, with very dusty leathers but no apparent injuries.

Sun 09:04 MotoGP - Silverstone: Just before that crash, Marquez set the fastest time in the warm-up.

Results: 1 Marquez; 2 Lorenzo; 3 Hayden; 4 Bradl; 5 Bautista; 6 Smith.

Sun 09:05 Auto GP - Donington: Ghirelli passes Giovesi for second on the exit of Coppice.

Great wheel-to-wheel action between the pair through the Melbourne Loop.

Sun 09:05 MotoGP - Silverstone: There are crowds of press outside the medical centre awaiting news on Marquez. Replays show that he immediately clutched his left arm as the bike came to rest.

Sun 09:06 MotoGP - Silverstone: Marquez is undergoing checks for a suspected dislocated left collarbone.

Sun 09:09 MotoGP - Silverstone: We'll keep you updated with the latest on Marquez's injury situation as we find it out. His place in today's race looks in serious jeopardy however.

Sun 09:09 Auto GP - Donington: Karthikeyan leads Ghirelli by 1.4s. The gap came down by 0.8s on the last lap.

Sun 09:18 Auto GP - Donington: Three laps to go. Ghirelli leads Giovesi by 0.977s, and are the only pair not to have pitstops.

Championship leader Sato spins into gravel at McLean's when battling Visoiu.

Sun 09:19 Auto GP - Donington: The pitstop sequence is complete. Ghirelli jumps team-mate Karthikeyan for the lead. Giovesi is third.

Sun 09:19 MotoGP - Silverstone: The latest on Marquez is that he has dislocated his left shoulder, but doctors have been able to 'pop' it back into place. Still not clear whether he will be able to race.

@HRC_MotoGP: "Seems like @MarcMarquez93 has dislocated left shoulder which medical staff have popped back in. Medical staff will do a few x-rays to check for any additional damage."

Sun 09:24 Auto GP - Donington: Ghirelli beats Karthikeyan by 0.479s in the opening Auto GP race at Donington.

1 Ghirelli; 2 Karthikeyan; 3 Giovesi; 4 Visoiu; 5 Campana; 6 De Jong.

Sun 09:26 ERC - Zlin: Here's how they stand going into the final loop in just over an hour:

1 Kopecky; 2 Pech +40.7s; 3 Tarabus +2m37.1s; 4 Wiegand +2m47.1s; 5 Kresta +4m10.8s.

ALMS BaltimoreSun 09:32 ALMS - Baltimore: Last night in European terms but yesterday afternoon in the USA, the American Le Mans Series held its Baltimore street round...

...and it's fair to say things didn't go entirely according to plan.

Here's the full story of what turned out to be the shortest event in ALMS history:

Baltimore ALMS race report

Sun 09:36 MotoGP - Silverstone: They make them tough in MotoGP. Marquez's condition will officially be reviewed before the race, but indications (aside from the Spanish media) are that he will race. Honda's latest tweet suggests the same.

@HRC_MotoGP: "@MarcMarquez93 going for treatment to Clinica Mobile. Should be ok to race. Thank you for all your support!"

Sun 09:49 Superstars - Donington: Pitlane is open here at Donington ahead of the first Superstars race of the weekend.

Luigi Ferrara will start from pole position, ahead of Tonio Liuzzi. Giovanni Berton and Gianni Morbidelli will start off the second row, Thomas Biagi and Colin Turkington off the third row.

In the GT Sprint support races, Brits are on pole for both one-hour affairs. Oliver Jarvis was fastest in the first qualifying session for MTM Audi, while Richard Westbrook was fastest in the second session for Team Ukraine Ferrari.

Marc MarquezSun 09:59 MotoGP - Silverstone: the defining image of the day so far on the big screen at Silverstone - Marc Marquez getting treatment as Cal Crutchlow gets up after their warm-up shunts.

Sun 10:03 Superstars - Donington: And race one is underway at Donington Park.

Luigi Ferrara leads the field through the first corner, with Tonio Liuzzi right under his rear wing.

Sun 10:13 Superstars - Donington: Francesco Sini and his Solaris Chevrolet Camaro are in the wall. Sini turned across the front of Andrea Bacci's Mercedes on the front straight, and has paid the price.

Safety car has been deployed with 14 minutes of the race left to run. Luigi Ferrara still leads from Tonio Liuzzi.

Sun 10:17 Moto2 - Silverstone: We're around five minutes away from the start of the Moto2 British GP. Hopes of a home win this weekend rest largely on the shoulders of points leader Scott Redding, who starts from second.

If you missed a scintillating finish to qualifying yesterday, the top four were all covered by less than 0.1s. Expectations of a thriller are high, it's safe to say.

Sun 10:18 Superstars - Donington: Green again, with 10 minutes left to run. Ferrara holds on to the lead at the restart.

Sun 10:19 Auto GP - Donington: Race winner Vittorio Ghirelli gives his reaction to his second victory of the season, a result which moves him into a 13-point lead over Sergio Campana:

"The start didn't go so well, I dropped to third, but I was able to set good laptimes. The strategy was good, I started with new tyres, and when Giovesi made a small mistake I could take second.

"My goal for race two is not to take any risks, but finish ahead of my direct rivals. There are still three races to go, so I need to keep focused."

Sun 10:21 Moto2 - Silverstone: Warm-up lap complete, the bikes are on the grid and we're just waiting for the lights now...

Sun 10:23 Moto2 - Silverstone: Redding makes a great start and dives into the lead at Copse. Nakagami, Luthi and Zarco are all on his tail.

Sun 10:25 Auto GP - Donington: Race one poleman Narain Karthikeyan, who first raced at Donington in Formula Ford in 1994, explains the tyre issues he experienced in this morning's race:

"I started to get a lot of graining, so the team decided on making an earlier pitstop that we would have ideally liked. The fronts were totally gone when I came in, so I think it was probably the right call. We were also worried about the pace of Sato, who was lapping quickly."

Sun 10:26 Moto2 - Silverstone: Redding still leads, while title rival Espargaro is eighth after picking off Zarco on the second lap, 3.5s back.

Sun 10:30 Moto2 - Silverstone: Alberto Moncayo crashes out at Chapel curve.

Redding continues to lead, Espargaro is falling away - the gap is now 5s.

Sun 10:32 Superstars - Donington - results: Luigi Ferrara finally wins a race in 2013!

1 Ferrara; 2 Berton; 3 Biagi; 4 Morbidelli; 5 Liuzzi; 6 Mugelli; 7 Bacci; 8 Trentin.

Sun 10:37 European RX - Loheac: Latest results from France:

1 Andreas Bakkerud, 2 Davy Jeanney, 3 Timur Timerzyanov, 4 Petter Solberg, 5 Jermin Grosset-Janin, 6 Tanner Foust

Timmy Hansen was spun out by Liam Doran in the final race of the heat, while Bakkerud, Jeanney and Timerzyanov won their races.

The drivers making it through to the semi-finals are;

1 Timur Timerzyanov, 2 Davy Jeanney, 3 Andreas Bakkerud, 4 Fabien Pailler, 5 Timmy Hansen, 6 Tanner Foust, 7 Getran Serizan, 8 Petter Solberg, 9 Sebastien Loeb, 10 Alexander Hvaal, 11 Henning Solberg, 12 Jean Phillipe Dayraut

Currently missing out, but will act as reserves for the semi-finals are Anton Marklund and Liam Doran.

Kris Meeke was disqualified from heat three for pushing and despite winning his race in heat four finished 18th.

Watch this afternoon's main event LIVE on AUTOSPORT from 1pm BST.


Sun 10:39 Moto2 - Silverstone: Espargaro in dire straights here, as Zarco picks him off for ninth place.

He's now 9s down on his title rival Redding, who has a bit of breathing space - 0.4s - following Luthi's pass on Nakagami for second.

KopeckySun 10:40 ERC - Zlin: Not long to go before the final stages of Rally Zlin get underway. Jan Kopecky continues to lead, but has adopted a more cautious approach following an overnight downpour which has made things rather tricky.

"It's getting worse and worse with a lot of cars putting mud on the road and you don’t see it," said the current championship leader. "It's better not to take any risk because our gap is quite big. We just try to survive."

He is 40.7s ahead of Vaclav Pech who has enjoyed a relatively issue-free event in his privateer Mini, while Jaromir Tarabus now occupies third position after team-mate Roman Kresta suffered a puncture while tackling the Jankovice stage this morning.

Jan Kopecky cruising, Roman Kresta hits trouble

Sun 10:43 Moto2 - Silverstone: Luthi looking strong here. He sets the new fastest lap of the race and is now just 0.136s down on Redding. Aegerter has fallen back from the front trio, but is still well clear of Simeon, Rabat, Kallio and Zarco.

Sun 10:47 Moto2 - Silverstone: Redding's lead is the biggest it has been all race now, after Nakagami repasses Luthi for second. Seven laps to run here.

Sun 10:48 Moto2 - Silverstone: Nakagami makes extremely light work of closing the gap to Redding, and sneaks past going through the Loop. For the first time this race Redding doesn't lead, and now he has Luthi on his tail. Has Nakagami timed this to perfection?

Sun 10:48 ERC - Zlin: First up this afternoon is the second pass through Majak which, at almost 24 kilometres long, is the event's longest stage and also one of the trickiest as it is littered with hairpins.

Sun 10:50 Moto2 - Silverstone: Beautifully poised this. Will Redding push, knowing that he will still gain on title rival Espargaro? Does Luthi, who suffered a horrible injury in pre-season, has anything in hand? And hasNakagami, who has led several times this year only to fade at the end, finally timed this one to perfection?

Sun 10:51 ERC - Zlin: Don't forget you can also watch video highlights from the European Rally Championship on our dedicated rallying page.

Sun 10:52 Moto2 - Silverstone: And don't overlook Rabat. He has four laps to close a 1.5s gap to the leaders, but he's absolutely flying at the moment.

Sun 10:54 Moto2 - Silverstone: Great move by Redding, around the outside going into the Loop. Nakagami ran wide, but Redding was perfectly poised to capitalise. Three laps to go, and we have a top three covered by 0.5s, with Rabat now just half a second down the road.

Sun 10:58 Moto2 - Silverstone: Two laps to go, and Rabat has set a new lap record (for the second time this race). Redding still trying to break from Luthi and Nakagami, who is now under immense pressure from Rabat...but he fights back, passing Luthi on the inside at the Loop. This will only help Redding.

Sun 10:58 Auto GP - Donington: A crash for Kimiya Sato and an underwhelming race for Sergio Campana mean Vittorio Ghirelli has thrust himself into the Auto GP points lead with three rounds left, but first he had to defeat illustrious team-mate Narain Karthikeyan at Donington.

Here's how it all happened:

Donington Park Auto GP race one report

Sun 11:00 Moto2 - Silverstone: Redding wins it, and the fans are jubilant. We have a home winner.

Sun 11:02 Moto2 - Silverstone: Breathless finish there. Nakagami and Luthi traded places at almost every corner over the second half of the final lap, allowing Redding to escape.

The Briton's victory is even bigger given his gains on title rival Espargaro, who could only finish eighth.

Sun 11:02 Moto2 - Silverstone - Results:

1 Redding; 2 Nakagami; 3 Luthi; 4 Rabat; 5 Aegerter; 6 Kallio; 7 Zarco; 8 Espargaro; 9 Corsi; 10 Pasini.

Sun 11:03 ERC - Zlin: Sole Ford R5 runner Pavel Valousek is the first to set a time through Majak. The ninth-placed driver completed it in 13m51.7s - 0.4s slower than this morning's quickest time.

Sun 11:04 Auto GP - Donington: The Ibiza Racing team is replacing a broken exhaust on the left bank of Sergio Campana's Zytek engine.

Campana stated that, without the problem, he could have finished at least one place higher than his eventual fifth place.

The Italian remains second in the drivers' standings, but is now chasing Donington race one winner Vittorio Ghirelli rather than long time series leader Kimiya Sato.

Sun 11:12 Auto GP - Donington: Triple 2013 Auto GP race winner Sergio Campana revealed concerns over the state of his title campaign after a troubled opening race at Donington:

"I had a broken exhaust that probaly cost me fourth, and before that I was only running two seconds behind the leaders. I saw [long-time title rival] Sato in the gravel, but now Ghirelli is coming strong."

Sun 11:13 Auto GP - Donington: "My problem is that we are not as fast as the others," continued Campana.

"I also lost some time in the pits, but I think it is difficult to be champion when you're not winning races. The reversed-grid for race two will help, but perhaps we need rain [at the final race] in Brno [to stay in contention]."

Sun 11:14 ERC - Zlin: Third-placed Jaromir Tarabus has clocked in a time of 13m45.4s. The Czech is currently embroiled with Sepp Wiegand in a battle for the final podium position so it will be interesting to see how his German rival gets on.

Sun 11:15 ERC - Zlin: And we didn't have to wait long, as Wiegand is next to complete the stage, albeit 10.9s slower than Tarabus.

Sun 11:15 Auto GP - Donington: After the disappoinent of spinning off the road and losing his long-held title lead this morning, Kimiya Sato is receiving a pep talk from former grand prix driver Taki Inoue, who is involved with Sato's Euronova team.

Sun 11:17 ERC - Zlin: Roman Kresta has gone quickest in the non-works Skoda. Will team-mate Jan Kopecky be able to beat his time of 13m42.5s?

Sun 11:21 MotoGP - Silverstone: We're hearing that Marquez will indeed race today, although nothing is yet official.

If you missed it, the Spaniard dislocated his shoulder in a warm-up crash earlier this morning.

Sun 11:22 Auto GP - Donington: Comtec by Virtuosi reveal that the problem that forced driver Roberto La Rocca to make a pitlane start in race one has been traced to a problem with a sensor on the rpm trace.

A suspected sensor problem that La Rocca experienced on Saturday was subsequently diagnosed as an alternator issue.

Sun 11:22 ERC - Zlin: Kopecky crosses the finish line in third position after 13m50.7s of running. The current championship leader has adopted a more cautious approach to today's running.

Sun 11:25 ERC - Zlin - SS13 results:

Stage: 1 Kresta; 2 Tarabus +2.9s; 3 Kopecky +8.2s; 4 Valousek +9.2s; 5 Pech +16.8s.

Overall: 1 Kopecky; 2 Pech +49.3s; 3 Tarabus +2m31.8s; 4 Wiegand +2m59.0s; 5 Kresta +4m02.6s.

Sun 11:27 MotoGP - Silverstone: A Barry Sheene tribute lap is now taking place, featuring Randy Mamola, Niall MacKenzie and Steve Parrish. We'd almost forgotten how gorgeous a 500cc two stroke can sound.

Sun 11:36 ERC - Zlin: The penultimate stage has just gone live. Valousek was quickest through the first run of Jankovice this morning with a time of 11m32.0s, but conditions have improved somewhat since then, so expect that to be easily beaten.

Sun 11:49 ERC - Zlin: Valousek completes the 19.42-kilometre stage in 11m13.5s, which is even more impressive given the difficulties he faced.

"Really muddy. Really, really muddy - incredible! The engine was only running on three cylinders for the first few hundred metres."

Sun 11:58 ERC - Zlin: The frontrunners are now on their way to the finish, the first of which is Tarabus who has posted the second quickest time so far with a 11m14.0s.

Sun 11:58 MotoGP - Silverstone: We're five minutes away from the start of the British Grand Prix.

Marquez does indeed line up on pole despite dislocating his shoulder just three hours ago, with Lorenzo and Crutchlow sharing the front row.

How fit will Marquez be? What can Crutchlow do? And will Bradl's gamble for the softer rear tyre (the top order have all selected the harder option) put him in contention or be a mistake?

Sun 11:59 MotoGP - Silverstone: Here we go then. Lights go green, and we're away for the warm-up lap.

Sun 12:01 MotoGP - Silverstone: Lorenzo pledged to attack from the outset last night, so expect to see a charging Yamaha regardless of Marquez's injury. Whether anyone can stick with 'the Hammer's will be key...

Bikes on the grid now, and we're waiting on the lights.

Sun 12:01 ERC - Zlin: A downcast Wiegand is next through. He finished 5.8s behind Tarabus and has his sights set on finishing the event in fourth.

"My goal was to have more stage mileage," he said. "We don't push, the goal is to stay on the road for sure."

Sun 12:02 MotoGP - Silverstone: Lorenzo straight into the lead at Copse, Rossi into third, down the inside of Crutchlow, who is hung out on the outside and loses out to Bradl. Pedrosa sixth.

Sun 12:02 MotoGP - Silverstone: Marquez is right with Lorenzo here. He couldn't, could he? Bradl through on Rossi at Stowe, and Pedrosa has also picked off Crutchlow.

Sun 12:05 MotoGP - Silverstone: Bad news for the home fans, as Crutchlow's early-lap problems hit again. He's now seventh after being passed by Bautista. His podium chances could be scuppered here.

Lukas Pesek meanwhile has crashed out.

Sun 12:06 Auto GP - Donington: Euronova team boss Vincenzo Sospiri talked AUTOSPORT through his driver Kimiya Sato's incident in the opening Auto GP race this morning:

"Unfortunately, Kimiya said he missed his braking point. That's all. He was fighting with Robert Visoiu, and had already cleared him, but wanted to check his mirrors to make sure he had left room in case Visoiu tried something again."

Sun 12:06 Auto GP - Donington: "When [Kimiya] looked up from checking his mirrors he had slightly missed his braking point," continued Sospiri.

"It is the only mistake he has made all season, so I can't really complain. He will start at the back for race two, but that's motor racing."

Sun 12:06 MotoGP - Silverstone: Pedrosa gets by Rossi now, and is into fourth.

Marquez is still hanging onto Lorenzo, who sets a new lap record on his second effort. Just 0.4s between the pair (it's now 2s back to Bradl in third). But we know Lorenzo will just keep churning these laps out - can Marquez do likewise?

Sun 12:07 MotoGP - Silverstone: Bautista, who like Bradl is on the softer rear tyre, is motoring. He's through on Rossi and up to fifth. Pedrosa now swarming all over Bradl.

Sun 12:08 MotoGP - Silverstone: Pedrosa does indeed get by Bradl, but he's already 2.6s down on Lorenzo. Marquez has just set a new lap record - he's down into the 2m01s bracket. Incredible, quite simply.

Sun 12:08 ERC - Zlin: Kresta has emerged as the quickest driver through the stage with a time of 11m08.9s while rally leader Kopecky continued his tentative approach to the day and set a time that's yet to appear on the live timing facility...

Sun 12:10 MotoGP - Silverstone: Pedrosa's turn for a lap record now. He's got a 2.3s gap to close though. Marquez, somehow - somehow - is still with Lorenzo.

Sun 12:12 ERC - Zlin - SS14 results: ... and it's alive! Kopecky completed the penultimate stage 3.3s behind Kresta.

Stage: 1 Kresta; 2 Kopecky +3.3s; 3 Valousek +4.6s; 4 Tarabus +5.1s; 5 Wiegand +10.9s.

Overall: 1 Kopecky; 2 Pech +58.4s; 3 Tarabus +2m33.6s; 4 Wiegand +3m06.6s; 5 Kresta 3m59.3s.

Sun 12:13 MotoGP - Silverstone: Pedrosa really pushing now, and he's got the gap down to 1.8s. Bradl and Bautista locked together, with Rossi half a second down the road.

Sun 12:14 Auto GP - Donington: Meindert van Buuren will line up on the reversed-grid pole for race two this afternoon, after finishing eighth in race one.

Van Buuren was involved in a frantic battle with Andrea Roda for the coveted position during the final laps of this morning's opener.

"I made a bad start and got boxed in by Michele La Rosa for several laps," said Roda. "I think that probably cost me eighth, although I really tried everything I could to get past Meindert on that last lap."

Sun 12:15 MotoGP - Silverstone: Pit board for Lorenzo comes out with +0 for Marquez. It might also need to start talking about Pedrosa too - he's just 1s down now, eating a full 0.8s of the lead pair on that lap alone. Will this push prove Pyrrhic, or is Pedrosa also a factor?

Bautista meanwhile has got by Bradl, who now has Rossi all over him.

Sun 12:17 MotoGP - Silverstone: Once again it's Lorenzo fending off a Honda swarm. Just 0.6s to cover the top three now - while Bautista and Bradl make it four Hondas in the top five, despite Rossi's best efforts.

Sun 12:20 MotoGP - Silverstone: Great stuff from Rossi and Bradl, who launch a series of attacks and counters. Bradl is ahead, for now at least, after a brave move on the outside at Farm.

Sun 12:22 MotoGP - Silverstone: Lorenzo still leads, but this is breathless at the front. There's still just 0.5s between the Yamaha man, Marquez and Pedrosa. There's also a beautiful clash of styles - the Hondas able to hold a tighter line in, the Yamaha hitting a later apex and carrying more speed through the curves.

Rossi has finally picked off Bradl, but is 1.6s down on Bautista.

Sun 12:25 MotoGP - Silverstone: Marquez sneaks a look at the inside of Lorenzo. It was around this time of the race that he made his move at Brno. It's also around this time that his painkillers will be starting to wear off...

Sun 12:25 ERC - Zlin: Five minutes until the final stage of the rally begins. Kopecky currently has a 58.4s lead over Pech, who has an even greater advantage of 1m35.2s over Tarabus.

All things staying the same, it looks like we are about to see an all-Czech podium, which will give the home crowd something to celebrate.

Sun 12:27 MotoGP - Silverstone: As close as you like into Stowe. Marquez is almost down the inside, but Lorenzo sticks it out, cuts across his bows and keeps the lead - just. We're talking inches between these bikes now.

Sun 12:28 MotoGP - Silverstone: Remember Pedrosa saying he left it too late at Brno? He has a look of his own at Marquez heading into Brooklands, but the younger Spaniard is once again supreme on the brakes and fends off the attack.

Sun 12:30 MotoGP - Silverstone: You have to marvel at Lorenzo. He is somehow keeping the Hondas behind despite them being visibly faster on the straights, visibly better under braking and visibly better out the corners.

Sun 12:32 MotoGP - Silverstone: Does Lorenzo have something saved? He's just upping the pace now, and Pedrosa slips back a touch. Marquez stays with Lorenzo. Of course.

Sun 12:34 MotoGP - Silverstone: Smith fending off the attention of two works Ducatis now.

Lorenzo is squeezing a few fractions of a second on every corner now, and his gap has grown. Has Pedrosa used too much to close onto the leaders?

To highlights the pace at the front, Bautista in fourth is now nine seconds down; Crutchlow in seventh a full 20.

Sun 12:36 MotoGP - Silverstone: Rossi starting to hunt Bautista, gaining half a second on the last lap alone.

Out front the pace situation takes a sudden swing - Lorenzo is slowest, Pedrosa quickest, and the gaps shrink once more.

Sun 12:36 ERC - Zlin: And once again Valousek is the first to complete the stage, setting a time of 5m16.7s. He's currently 7.3s behind Jaroslav Orsak in the fight for seventh place.

Sun 12:37 MotoGP - Silverstone: Three laps to go now. Rossi, matching the frontrunners pace now, is all over Bautista. Dovizioso has picked off Smith. And still there is absolutely nothing to choose between the leaders.

Sun 12:38 MotoGP - Silverstone: Here we go! Marquez is through at Brooklands.

Lorenzo is forced to sit up through the corner. Two laps to go now.

Sun 12:39 ERC - Zlin: Orsak has finished Zlutava for the second time - 6.8s slower than Valousek.The difference between seventh and eighth overall decided by just 0.5s!

Sun 12:40 MotoGP - Silverstone: Lorenzo is back through at Vale. What a battle.

Sun 12:41 MotoGP - Silverstone: Onto the last lap, and the crowd are on their feet. Incredible, quite simply. Where on earth is your money now?

Sun 12:43 MotoGP - Silverstone: Wow. Just wow. Lorenzo does it, but what a finish we have. Marquez dives down the inside at Brooklands, but Lorenzo forces his way back inside at Luffield and wins the drag to the line. An absolute classic.

Sun 12:45 ERC - Zlin: Third-place Tarabus has come through in a time of 5m16.7s and seems rather happy.

"It was perfect," he says. "We are very, very happy. We enjoyed it. Perfect!"

Sun 12:51 ERC - Zlin: Pech sets the fifth fastest time in the privateer Mini to retain second overall while everyone awaits the arrival of Kopecky.

Sun 12:54 ERC - Zlin: And Kopecky wins his home event for a third time to further extend his lead in the championship!

"We are very happy," he said at the finish line. "Yesterday we did not have any problems. Today was about just surviving, it would be stupid to make a mistake."

Sun 13:04 ERC - Zlin - SS15 results:

Stage: 1 Vaolusek; 2 Wiegand +0.4s; 3 Tarabus +1.8s; 4 Kresta +2.1s; 5 Kopecky +2.7s.

Overall: 1 Kopecky; 2 Pech +1m01.6s; 3 Tarabus +2m32.7s; 4 Wiegand +3m04.3s; 5 Kresta +3m58.7s.

Sun 13:09 European RX - Loheac: The first semi-final is underway. Andreas Bakkerud leads and Sebastien Loeb is second, but the WRC legend is last to take his joker lap...

...Loeb rejoins fourth, that's one place too low to get into the final.

Sun 13:10 European RX - Loheac: Bakkerud has a huge 3s lead on the final lap, then it's Tanner Foust leading Timur Timerzyanov and Sebastien Loeb over the line.

A close fourth place for Loeb, but that's not enough to get him into the final as Bakkerud, Foust and Timerzyanov make the cut.

Sun 13:12 European RX - Loheac: Title contender Timmy Hansen is also out, parked trackside with smoke pouring from his car.

It's been a tough day for Hansen, who lost ground in the final heat in a clash with Liam Doran, for which the British driver was penalised. They then had a set-to about the whole thing on the way back to the paddock... which earned Hansen a penalty too.

Sun 13:18 European RX - Loheac: Mixed fortunes for the local heroes at semi-final two begins. Davy Jeanney bursts into the lead ahead of Petter Solberg, while Fabien Pailler is shunting into the inside bank.

Sun 13:19 European RX - Loheac: Jeanney takes his joker halfway through, can Solberg pull clear before it's time for his diversion?

Sun 13:22 Moto 3 - Silverstone: More two-wheel action to come at Silverstone as Moto3 gets underway in a little over 10 minutes.

Maverick Vinales stormed to pole yesterday ahead of title rival Alex Rins and championship leader Salom.

Championship standings after 10 of 17 rounds:

1 Luis Salom 208
2 Maverick Vinales 194
3 Alex Rins 180
4 Jonas Folger 110
5 Alex Marquez 101
6 Miguel Oliveira 84

(25 points for a win)
Full season stats on FORIX

Sun 13:24 European RX - Loheac: That worked for Petter Solberg, he emerges ahead of Jeanney and Gaetan Serazin to win the second semi.

So will Solberg finally get his first win in the series on Loeb's home turf and on a day when the man who beat him to nine WRC titles couldn't reach the final?

Sun 13:25 European RX - Loheac: But now Solberg needs a push into the paddock... hopefully he just stalled while celebrating and hasn't hit trouble now.

Sun 13:30 Moto3 - Silverstone: The 35 riders embark on their warm-up lap as track temperatures have dipped to 17 degrees Celsius after the MotoGP event.

Sun 13:33 Moto3 - Silverstone: And we're off. Salom made a great start into Copse ahead of Rins, while poleman Vinales seemed to get bogged down and fell back to third.

Sun 13:35 Moto3 - Silverstone: Vinales reclaims his place at the front going into Brooklands for the first time, with Salom second and Marquez up into third.

Sun 13:38 Moto3 - Silverstone: Weekend pacesetter Vinales is making progress in the lead at the moment. He is 0.2s ahead of Rins who has championship leader Salom for close comfort.

Sun 13:41 Moto3 - Silverstone: Three laps completed and a four-bike train has already emerged at the front of the field.

Vinales still leads the way, ahead of Rins, Salom and Marquez. Behind them is Folger, the gap 1.5s.

Sun 13:44 Euro RX - Loheac: The cars are on the grid for the final, here we go....

Sun 13:45 Moto3 - Silverstone: Vinales has pulled away from Rins after the latter ran wide at Club on the fourth lap. The gap between the pair is now 0.8s.

Sun 13:45 Euro RX - Loheac: Solberg bursts past Bakkerud into the lead, while Foust and Timerzyanov are bouncing off each other repeatedly in the dust.

Sun 13:46 Euro RX - Loheac: Bakkerud thrusts down the inside of Solberg at the hairpin on lap two but runs too wide and Solberg slips back ahead. They've broken away from the rest of the pack by two seconds.

Sun 13:47 Euro RX - Loheac: As Solberg gets a little too slideways, Bakkerud gets better traction and edges in front. But he's not leaving Solberg behind, and now the WRC champion of nine years ago takes the joker.

Sun 13:48 Euro RX - Loheac: Bakkerud takes the joker next time around and rejoins with a big lead over Solberg.

Sun 13:48 Moto3 - Silverstone: Rins and Salom are currently embroiled in a battle for second place. The pair have just traded places around the Loop section on lap six of 17.

Sun 13:49 Euro RX - Loheac - final result:

1 Andreas Bakkerud; 2 Petter Solberg; 3 Davy Jeanney; 4 Timur Timerzyanov; 5 Gaetan Serazin; 6 Tanner Foust.

Sun 13:49 Euro RX - Loheac: Looks like Timerzyanov and Foust had further contact on the final lap as the American ended up in the earth bank and Jeanney pinched third from the Russian.

Sun 13:51 Moto3 - Silverstone: Salom did well to take victory in a hard-fought Brno race last weekend. Can he do the same today? He is reeling in Vinales with every passing lap, setting quickest times along the way.

Sun 13:52 Moto3 - Silverstone: And sure enough, he has taken the lead on lap 7 of 17 at Stowe.

Sun 13:55 Moto3 - Silverstone: And from fourth to first in a flash is Marquez! He currently has Salom behind, who has Rins up his exhaust pipe.

Will he be able to hold on for another eight laps to take the race win?

Sun 13:57 Moto3 - Silverstone: Into Vale for the 11th time and Vinales reclaims first position as the leading group continue to pull away from the rest of the field.

Salom, at the back of the four-bike pack, is a massive 8.8s ahead of Folger in fifth.

Sun 14:01 Moto3 - Silverstone: Four laps to go and the leading quartet and putting on a great show for the fans who stayed on after the main event.

Vinales still maintains his lead, while Rins and Marquez take turns in second and Salom is within sniffing distance.

Sun 14:02 Moto3 - Silverstone: Vinales? No, Salom crosses the line in first with a brilliant move from fourth at Luffield!

Sun 14:05 Moto3 - Silverstone: Three laps to go in this epic race, which Rins now currently leads ahead of Marquez. Who is going to win this? Your guess is as good as ours...

Sun 14:05 Moto3 - Silverstone: Splendid bit of slipstreaming action by Salom down the Hangar Straight as he moves from third to first!

Sun 14:09 Moto3 - Silverstone: Final lap has begun and it's Salom who is still in the lead, with Rins close behind and Marquez and Vinales closer still.

Sun 14:09 Superstars - Donington: Race two about to kick off at Donington.

Mauro Trentin will start from pole, with Andrea Bacci joining him on the front row.

Sun 14:10 Moto3 - Silverstone: Great bit of defensive riding by Salom at Vale to stop Rins and Marquez from moving ahead.

Sun 14:11 Moto3 - Silverstone: And it's now a two-man fight between Salom and Rins as the former leads into Brooklands!

Sun 14:11 Auto GP - Donington: Manor MP Motorsport team manager Sander Dorsman believes that his race two polesitting driver Meindert van Buuren and, fellow front-row starter, Ibiza Racing's Tamas Pal Kiss will be the only drivers at the front of the field who will start on new tyres.

Sun 14:12 Moto3 - Silverstone: Phew! Salom just about holds on to take the chequered flag ahead of Rins and extends his championship lead in doing so.

Marquez comes home third with poleman Vinales 0.153s adrift in fourth.

Sun 14:12 IndyCar - Baltimore: The morning warm-up will start in a couple of minutes. It's another warm and sunny morning here in Baltimore: weather forecasts had indicated the possibility of storms today, but so far, so good.

Sun 14:14 Moto3 - Silverstone results: 1 Salom; 2 Rins +0.049s; 3 Marquez +0.649s; 4 Vinales +0.151s; 5 Oliveira +19.712s.

Sun 14:14 Superstars - Donington: And race two is green. Thomas Biagi makes a huge start to go from sixth to first before the first corner!

Meanwhile, Tonio Liuzzi has peeled into pitlane, and is out of the car. Looks like his day is done.

Nationwide AtlantaSun 14:15 NASCAR - Atlanta: One thing missing from AUTOSPORT Race Centre Live this weekend is the NASCAR Sprint Cup, as its main events at Atlanta all take place during the European night.

We had qualifying on Friday evening, when Ricky Stenhouse Jr put his Roush Fenway Ford on pole for the first time.

The Nationwide Series had centre stage on Saturday night, but it was a pair of Cup superstars who fought for victory as Kevin Harvick narrowly defeated Kyle Busch in a no-nonsense final-lap battle.

Third place for Sam Hornish Jr extended his championship lead.

The Trucks are on road course duty in Canada this weekend. Their Mosport Park race is this afternoon local time.

Sun 14:15 IndyCar - Baltimore: And away we go.

Sun 14:26 Superstars - Donington: Half-way through race two and Thomas Biagi is still leading, but Gianni Morbidelli is giving him a hard time.

But race one winner Luigi Ferrara is out. He's just pulled into pitlane and jumped out of the car.

Sun 14:29 IndyCar - Baltimore: Compared with yesterday's chaotic qualifying session it's been a relatively sedate morning so far. We're just about halfway through warm-up now, and James Jakes is currently fastest. The Brit has a 10-place grid penalty today.

Sun 14:31 Superstars - Donington: Gianni Morbidelli just pulled a stunning move on Thomas Biagi at Redgate to take the lead. Seven minutes to go.

Sun 14:32 Moto3 - Silverstone: That British GP victory has given Luis Salom some very welcome breathing space in the title race.

Championship standings after 11 of 17 rounds:


1 Luis Salom 233
2 Maverick Vinales 207
3 Alex Rins 200
4 Jonas Folger 120
5 Alex Marquez 117
6 Miguel Oliveira 85

(25 points for a win)

Josef NewgardenSun 14:34 IndyCar - Baltimore: Josef Newgarden goes to P1.

He's looking really good this weekend, and is super-brave through the chicane. Indeed, he said yesterday that it's the only part of the track that he's actually quick on.

Given that he qualified on the third row, he might be underselling himself a bit.

Sun 14:47 IndyCar - Baltimore: Both Sebastien Bourdais and Will Power improve on Newgarden's time on their final lap, and the session ends with Bourdais on top.

Sun 14:48 WEC - Interlagos: Black armbands on the grid for everyone in memory of the late Allan Simonsen. Le Mans seems a long time ago now.

Sun 14:55 IndyCar - Baltimore: Very bad news for Dario Franchitti, with Honda confirming that his newly-installed engine failed during warm-up.

Sun 14:58 WEC - Interlagos: The cars are leaving the grid. The GTE AM pole-winning AF Ferrari is at the back - the car lost the pole after failing the post-qualifying rideheight test.

Sun 15:04 WEC - Interlagos: McNish gets the jump on Fassler around the outside into the first corner to lead.

Sun 15:05 WEC - Interlagos: McNish is edging away from Fassler - he's 1.2s up after three laps. Conway is ahead in P2 for G-Drive/Delta-ADR and Lamy leads GTE Pro for Aston.

Sun 15:08 Auto GP - Donington: All the cars have made it onto the grid for race two, and the field has been shown the one minute board.

Polesitter Meindert van Buuren is chasing his maiden Auto GP victory, after being stripped of an on-the-road win at Mugello in July for crossing the white line on the pitlane exit.

Sun 15:08 WEC - Interlagos: Marc Lieb in the works Porsche, who was briefly second at the start, has a problem with the right-hand front. It's a puncture at least, maybe suspension damage, too.

Sun 15:10 WEC - Interlagos: Lieb pits and gets going after a quick tyre change. Bruni has just taken the lead in GTE Pro from the Lamy Aston.

Sun 15:15 WEC - Interlagos: Ten laps in, and McNish is 3.7s up on Fassler. Davidson in the Toyota is a further 6.6s behind.

Sun 15:16 Auto GP - Donington: Van Buuren leads manor MP team-mate De Jong. Front row man Tamas Pal Kiss has dropped to P9.

Sun 15:20 Auto GP - Donington: Formerly fifth-placed Robert Visoiu has dropped to last after an extremely slow mandatory tyre change.

Sun 15:24 Auto GP - Donington: The top four are separated by just 2.4s on lap seven. Van Buuren leads, de Jong. Giovesi and Campana.

Narain Karthikeyan is the highest placed driver to have pitted in 10th.

Sun 15:24 WEC - Interlagos: Turner is by Kobayashi to take third in GTE Pro. Great move!

Gianni MorbidelliSun 15:25 Superstars - Donington: It's now very tight at the top in Superstars. Full report and results from Gianni Morbidelli's hard-earned win:

Donington Park Superstars race two report

Sun 15:27 Auto GP - Donington: Van Buuren has extended a 1.5s lead, but the fastest man on the circuit is 10th-placed Karthikeyan.

Sun 15:28 WEC - Interlagos: Mixed fortunes for G-Drive/Delta-ADR. Conway leads in one of its ORECA-Nissans, while the other car has lost time in the pits with a change of spark plugs.

Sun 15:29 Auto GP - Donington: Daniel de Jong's pitstop from second has not gone to plan.

Trouble changing the left-rear has resulted in a lengthy delay that has ruined the Dutchman's podium hopes.

Sun 15:31 MotoGP - Silverstone: This is how things stand in MotoGP after Jorge Lorenzo struck back for Yamaha in Britain.

Championship standings after 12 of 18 rounds:


1 Marc Marquez 233
2 Dani Pedrosa 203
3 Jorge Lorenzo 194
4 Valentino Rossi 156
5 Cal Crutchlow 136
6 Stefan Bradl 113

(25 points for a win)
Full season statistics on FORIX

Sun 15:31 WEC - Interlagos: Turner takes second in GTE Pro from team-mate Lamy. The problem is Bruni is 6s up the road in the Ferrari.

Sun 15:36 Auto GP - Donington: Van Buuren pits from the lead on lap 16. It is a good stop, but the Dutchman has lost a position to early pitter Narain Karthikeyan who has consistently been the fastest man on track.

Sun 15:37 WEC - Interlagos: Sarrazin has crashed the Toyota out of third place on the exit of the Senna Esses. One of the Lotus LMP2s was involved.

Sun 15:39 WEC - Interlagos: Sarrazin is out of the car and pulling bodywork off the front in his efforts to get the car back to the pits. Heads are being shaken in the Toyota pit.

Sun 15:41 Auto GP - Donington: Karthikeyan leads van Buuren at the start of the last lap.

Campana has dropped from second to sixth after running wide at the Old Hairpin when wheel-to-wheel with van Buuren.

Sun 15:43 WEC - Interlagos: Sarrazin hasn't gone anywhere in the Toyota. Looks like he hasn't given up as yet.

Sun 15:45 Auto GP - Donington: Narain Karthikeyan has claimed his fourth Auto GP victory of the season at Donington.

1 Karthikeyan; 2 Van Buuren; 3 Giovesi; 4 Ghirelli; 5 Sato; 6 Campana.

Sun 15:49 WEC - Interlagos: Toyota are packing up their pit and the TS030 has been pulled away to the side of the circuit. Now it's an Audi versus Audi, but then it probably always was.

Sun 15:50 WEC - Interlagos: Both Audis into the pits during this safety-car period. Both take a new set of Michelins.

Sun 15:53 WEC - Interlagos: In-car footage suggests that Dominik Kraihamer in the Lotus lost it as Sarrazin was passing him on the outside. Bit of a strange one.

Sun 16:00 WEC - Interlagos: Prost is leading in the Rebellion car. This is the team's big chance of an overall podium - Heidfeld says they'll be playing it safe in pursuit of silverware.

Sun 16:13 WEC - Interlagos: Rebellion's moment of glory comes to an end with its first pitstop.

No sign yet of an end to the safety-car period. Stacks of tyres are still being shunted around on the exit of Turn 3.

Sun 16:27 WEC - Interlagos The safety car is still out after approximately 50 minutes. The two Audis have now made their seconds stops under yellow, with Kristensen and Lotterer taking over their respective cars.

Sun 16:30 WEC - Interlagos: The Audi stops mean that Heidfeld is back in the lead. More crucially, #1 has leapfrogged #2 in the pits.

Sun 16:32 WEC - Interlagos: At last! The safety car is about to come in after a good 50 minutes.

Sun 16:37 WEC - Interlagos: After two laps of green-flag racing, Lotterer is four seconds up on Kristensen. Heidfeld is back to third and already eight seconds down.

Sun 16:41 WEC - Interlagos: Lotterer and Kristensen are trading fastest laps. But then it is serious - there's a world championship at stake.

Sun 16:42 Auto GP - Donington: Here are the provisional top-four positions in the Auto GP drivers' standings after the penultimate round of the season at Donington:

1 Ghirelli, 191; 2 Sato, 180; 3 Campana 174; 4 Karthikeyan 170.

All four drivers remain in title contention, as there is a potential maximum score of 48 points available at the season finale at Brno in October.

Sun 16:42 Indy Lights - Baltimore: We're under yellow in the Lights race after newcomer Dalton Kellett crashed on the opening lap. Jack Hawksworth leads from the fast-starting Sage Karam.

Sun 16:43 WEC - Interlagos: Vilander's AF Corse Ferrari catches fire. The Finn pulls over and throws himself out of the car. Good job, because the car is still burning.

Sun 16:45 WEC - Interlagos: The safety car is out again as the fire crew pump extinguisher fluid onto the burning Ferrari.

Sun 16:46 Indy Lights - Baltimore: We had four corners of racing and then Carlos Munoz hits the wall. Big blow to his title chances. Hawksworth still leads.

Sun 16:50 Auto GP - Donington: "I saw Campana coming out of the pits," said van Buuren. "He was on cold tyres and looked to be really fighting the car. First of all he braked early and blocked me a bit, and then I went for a pass [at the Old Hairpin] but he just locked up and ran off the road."

Van Buuren's second position this afternoon is his first podium of the season.

Sun 16:52 WEC - Interlagos: Safety car in, Lotterer crosses the line nearly four seconds up on Kristensen.

Sun 16:54 Indy Lights - Baltimore: We're finally racing. Hawksworth is taking full advantage of a great three-car fight between Karam, Chaves and Dempsey for second and is clearing off out front.

Sun 17:03 WEC - Interlagos: We're two hours in, and Lotterer leads Kristensen by four seconds. Conway leads P2 for G-Drive and Fisichella GTE Pro for AF Corse.

Jack HawksworthSun 17:12 Indy Lights - Baltimore: Hawksworth is running away with this one. Karam has broken free in second and there's really not a lot else happening.

Sun 17:19 WEC - Interlagos: Mucke is all over Fisichella for the lead of GTE Pro.

Sun 17:22 WEC - Interlagos: Lotterer pits, Kristensen into the lead.

Sun 17:24 IndyCar - Baltimore: The IndyCar race is still an hour away, but Luca Filippi is excited:

@LucaFilippiLF PRONTI! Ready!

Sun 17:26 WEC - Interlagos: Kristensen pits, too, and the positions flip back.

Sun 17:29 Indy Lights - Baltimore: Big crash for Serenelli as he goes head first into the tyres. No yellow and Hawksworth proceeds onto the final lap.

Sun 17:30 Indy Lights - Baltimore: We've heard from Carlos Munoz about the crash that eliminated him from the race earlier on:

"I don't really know what happened. I just braked and needed the car just to stop for the wall. I'm not sure if the car broke or just snapped. You know, I had a great car even though the weekend qualifying yesterday was bad. I feel really bad right now. What can I say? We still have two races to go. Everyone in the championship is really close. I have to go racing these last two races. I have to go change my mentality and go for a win."

Sun 17:30 Indy Lights - Baltimore: It's a great, easy win for Hawksworth, who comes home over 13 seconds ahead of Karam in second. It wasn't a classic...

Sun 17:32 WEC - Interlagos: Lotterer is slowly extending his advantage over Kristensen. The gap is now up to 13s.

Sun 17:40 WEC - Interlagos: Fisichella pits out of the GTE Pro lead. He'd extended his lead over Mucke's Aston to six seconds by the time he had pitted.

Sun 17:43 European RX - Loheac: Andreas Bakkerud claimed his second European RX win in succession at Loheac today. The Norwegian's recent success has promoted him to fourth in the points table, which currently looks like this:

Championship standings after seven of nine rounds

1 Timur Timerzyanov 143
2 Timmy Hansen 128
3 Davy Jeanney 123
4 Andreas Bakkerud 115
5 Anton Marklund 74
6 Alexander Hvaal 74

Full season stats on FORIX.

Sun 17:55 WEC - Interlagos: Lotterer is about to pit; he's 17s up on Kristensen right now.

Sun 17:57 WEC - Interlagos: Lotterer pits, Treluyer climbs in.

Sun 18:03 WEC - Interlagos: Now it's Kristensen's turn to pit (three laps after Lotterer). Duval gets in.

Sun 18:11 WEC - Interlagos: The #1 car was slightly quicker in the pits, but the gap has gone up big time - Duval now trails Treluyer by half a minute.

KopeckySun 18:18 ERC - Zlin: Jan Kopecky dominated his home event this weekend to take his fifth European Rally Championship win of the season.

The Czech was faultless through the first nine stages on the first leg before adopting a more cautious approach after an overnight downpour made today's stages rather tricky.

He now enjoys a 109-point advantage in the championship and, with four events remaining, it looks like the Skoda ace is on course for title glory.

Championship standings after eight of 12 rounds

1 Jan Kopecky 223
2 Craig Breen 114
3 Bryan Bouffier 99
4 Francois Delecour 75
5 Vaclav Pech 49
6 Jari Ketomaa 39

(25 points for rally win, up to seven bonus points awarded to the top seven drivers at the end of each leg)

Full season statistics on FORIX

Sun 18:27 WEC - Interlagos: Duval is nibbling away at Treluyer's lead - it's down to 24s. Turner is doing likewise to Bruni's advantage in GTE Pro. That gap is down to just under five seconds.

Sun 18:39 MotoGP - Silverstone: Post-race news still filtering in from Silverstone, where race winner Lorenzo admits he nearly gave up fighting for the win and home hero Crutchlow says the weekend's crashes took their toll in the event.

Sun 18:42 IndyCar - Baltimore: The cars are on their installation laps. The green flag will be a special moment for Tony Kanaan, as it will mark is 212th consecutive start, making him the new holder of that particular record. The driver whose record is about to be broken? His team boss, Jimmy Vasser.

Sun 18:43 IndyCar - Baltimore: Green flag, and Will Power passes Scott Dixon for the lead at the first corner.

Sun 18:45 WEC - Interlagos: Treluyer pits from a 26s lead - this should be for diesel only.

Sun 18:45 IndyCar - Baltimore: Early problems for two of the title contenders. Helio Castroneves hit the rear of Josef Newgarden and is pitting for a new front wing; Ryan Hunter-Reay mysteriously lost drive and has fallen to 20th.

Sun 18:48 WEC - Interlagos: Treluyer did get a fresh set of Michelins. The big question is whether Duval will just stop for fuel and really open this race up.

Sun 18:49 IndyCar - Baltimore: Tristan Vautier has been fined $10,000 and placed on probation until the end of the season for his involvement in yesterday's qualifying crash with Graham Rahal.

Sun 18:51 WEC - Interlagos: Duval has lost the right rear at the end of the pitlane. Bizarrely, the wheel and tyre has landed on the rear deck and is being carried around back to the pits.

Sun 18:53 WEC - Interlagos: Mucke is flying and coming back at Fisichella. The gap is down to 1.7s at the head of GTE Pro

Sun 18:56 IndyCar - Baltimore: Dario Franchitti's miserable weekend continues. He's already had three engine problems, and now he's stuck in the pits with brake dramas.

Takuma Sato is also in the pits with mechanical problems, and James Jakes has stopped out on the track.

Up at the front, Power leads Dixon by 1.5s, followed by Simon Pagenaud and Josef Newgarden.

Sun 18:57 IndyCar - Baltimore: It sounds like Sato's problem is engine-related. His afternoon appears to be over.

Sun 19:01 IndyCar - Baltimore: Ed Carpenter is in the tyres at Turn 9. Luca Filippi's race is over, too - another engine problem, judging from the smoke pouring from the rear of his car.

Sun 19:08 IndyCar - Baltimore: We're still under yellows as officials take advantage of the caution to sweep up some debris. The delay has worked out well for Carpenter, who made it back to the pits for repairs and is now back out on the track.

Sun 19:11 WEC - Interlagos: Mucke is right with Fisichella, but has yet to have a decent look at the leader.

Sun 19:16 IndyCar - Baltimore: Restart, and Pagenaud takes P2 from Dixon at the first corner.

Sun 19:18 IndyCar - Baltimore: Graham Rahal is having a good race - he's just passed Tony Kanaan for sixth. Power still leads, with five Honda-powered cars behind him.

Sun 19:19 IndyCar - Baltimore: Franchitti has rejoined the race, albeit seven laps down.

Sun 19:21 IndyCar - Baltimore: Newgarden glances the wall and loses three places. Kimball is now fourth.

Sun 19:25 IndyCar - Baltimore: Pagenaud is rapidly losing ground to Power, whose lead is now 4.5s.

Sun 19:27 IndyCar - Baltimore: Pagenaud lost 1.2s on that last lap. His tyres must be shot.

Sun 19:29 IndyCar - Baltimore: Pagenaud pits. Dixon will be relieved about that, as he was losing a ton of time stuck behind the Schmidt car. Power's lead has blown out to 9.7s.

Sun 19:34 IndyCar - Baltimore: Franchitti's car has stopped again.

The leaders have pitted. Power overshot his stall and lost a lot of time - he's now just 1.3s ahead of Dixon. Bourdais, who is out of sequence. leads.

Sun 19:42 WEC - Interlagos: The #2 Audi has just taken a 30-second stop-go for speeding in the pitlane and now it is back to take a one-minute stop for an unsafe release. It's not going to alter the result, though. The Rebellion Lola is just a little bit too far behind to benefit

Sun 19:42 IndyCar - Baltimore: Power and Dixon are catching - and passing - some of the guys who are ahead through being out of sequence, including Marco Andretti.

Sun 19:44 IndyCar - Baltimore: Bourdais pits from the lead, promoting the soon-to-pit Tristan Vautier to P1.

Sun 19:44 WEC - Interlagos: Having said that, Duval makes a 'proper' stop for fuel and tyres, allowing Prost up into second. The Rebellion car is due a stop of its own, however.

Sun 19:45 IndyCar - Baltimore: Stefan Wilson hits the wall at Turn 7. Vautier and Castroneves are straight into the pits.

Sun 19:48 IndyCar - Baltimore: Bourdais has retained the lead after the pitstops have shaken out, with Power just behind him. Impressive.

It was a bad stop for Castroneves, who lost a lot of time when the team dropped his car off the jack before his right-front wheel had been attached.

Sun 19:53 IndyCar - Baltimore: Another blow to Ryan Hunter-Reay's title defence - his car has stopped at Turn 11. We're still under caution.

Sun 20:02 IndyCar - Baltimore: Hunter-Reay's car appeared to be stuck in gear, so it took a while for it to be retrieved from the track. Back to green.

Sun 20:06 IndyCar - Baltimore: Rahal turned Dixon around at Turn 1, and others including Hinchcliffe, Castroneves, and Servia got stuck behind him. Dixon was able to get going again; Hinch and Helio need some help.

Just before the incident, Castroneves was issued a drive-through for a pitlane safety violation.

Sun 20:07 IndyCar - Baltimore: Bourdais leads from Rahal and Power, although we'll be surprised if Rahal isn't penalised for that incident. Dixon is fifth behind Servia.

Sun 20:13 IndyCar - Baltimore: The current top seven is Bourdais, Rahal, Power, Servia, Dixon, Kimball and Viso. Rahal, Power, Servia and Dixon all need to pit soon, so it's starting to look very good indeed for Bourdais.

Sun 20:15 IndyCar - Baltimore: Restart.

Sun 20:17 IndyCar -Baltimore: Power sideswipes Dixon on the restart and puts the Kiwi hard into the wall. He was in Power's blind spot - Power was trying to pass Bourdais.

Sun 20:19 WEC - Interlagos: Turner is edging back towards the Ferrari in Bruni's hands. So far we've seen the Ferrari look the quicker car at the end of a stint, so the smart money is on Bruni and Fisi winning this one.

Sun 20:19 IndyCar - Baltimore: Power on the radio: "I'm sorry guys, I just lost it in a straight line".

That's a massive blow to Dixon's title hopes. Remarkable: Castroneves is having another awful afternoon, and he's still going to extend his title lead.

Sun 20:20 IndyCar - Baltimore: Obviously, we're under yellows. Bourdais must be loving this.

Sun 20:26 IndyCar - Baltimore: Restart.

Sun 20:27 IndyCar - Baltimore: This is ridiculous.

Sun 20:30 IndyCar - Baltimore: Rahal forced Bourdais wide at Turn 1, and as the Frenchman was turning in he was hit from behind and spun by Oriol Servia, who ends up in the barriers.

In the traffic jam behind them, Sebastian Saavedra went into the back of Viso.

Rahal takes advantage of the yellows to take care of some unfinished business - he hadn't used the red tyres yet, as required under the regulations.

Sun 20:32 IndyCar - Baltimore: Current leader is Andretti ahead of Kanaan, Pagenaud, Wilson, Bourdais and Castroneves, who is still yet to serve his penalty.

Sun 20:35 IndyCar - Baltimore: Restart. Miraculously, nobody hit anything!

Sun 20:36 IndyCar - Baltimore: Drive through penalties for Power and Servia for avoidable contact. It's a moot point for Power, who is still in the pits.

Sun 20:40 IndyCar - Baltimore: No longer funny. Bourdais spun Wilson, Hinch goes to the outside wall to avoid the Coyne car and gets tagged in the rear by Rahal. No-one appears to have sustained major damage, but expect a penalty for Bourdais.

Sun 20:43 IndyCar - Baltimore: Did we mention that Power has rejoined? Anyway, he has.

AUTOSPORT's brain hurts.

Sun 20:45 IndyCar - Baltimore: Restart ...

Sun 20:46 IndyCar - Baltimore: ... is waved off. Andretti launched about two miles before he was allowed to.

Sun 20:47 IndyCar - Baltimore: This time, they manage to get it right.

Sun 20:49 IndyCar - Baltimore: Seven laps left and Pagenaud is piling the pressure on Andretti for the lead, with Kanaan right behind him. Pagenaud is on the harder tyres, so that could work against him.

Sun 20:53 IndyCar - Baltimore: OK, the last few laps have been crazy. No time to describe it all right now, but just imagine a lot of mad, gloves-off overtaking.

Pagenaud leads from Newgarden and Bourdais, five laps left.

Sun 21:00 IndyCar -Baltimore: Pagenaud skated away over those last few laps and crosses the line to take the second win of his career. Newgarden is second - his first IndyCar podium - and Bourdais third. Justin Wilson and Simona de Silvestro complete the top five.

Sun 21:03 WEC - Interlagos:Fassler crosses the line to take a clear victory for Audi. That means the Swiss, Lotterer and Treluyer have closed the gap on championship leaders McNish, Kristensen and Duval, who were second today, from 30 points to 22.

G-Drive/Delta-ADR has dominated LMP2 today with a faultless performance from Conway, Rusinov and Martin, while Bruni holds off a late charge from Turner's Aston to take a second GTE Pro victory of the season for AF Corse and Ferrari.

Campbell-Walter and Hall win the GTE Am class for Aston.

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