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As it happened: Misano MotoGP, Kubica's home rally, Oschersleben DTM
By Pablo Elizalde, Matt Beer, Sam Tremayne, Jamie O'Leary, Glenn Freeman, Ben Anderson, David Evans, Dan Cross and Connell Sanders Jr
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Fri 07:49 Good morning from AUTOSPORT Race Centre Live.

There's a plethora of offerings this weekend. We'll be kicking off today with WRC Rally Australia - where Sebastien Ogier can mathematically clinch his first WRC crown - and MotoGP at Misano, where rookie Marc Marquez will be bidding to return to winning ways and extend his points advantage at the head of the championship.

On top of that there is also Formula Renault 3.5 and the ELMS at the Hungaroring, the first Chase round of the NASCAR Sprint Cup at Chicagoland, V8 Supercars at Sandown, ERC in Poland - featuring Robert Kubica, amongst others - DTM at Oschersleben, BTCC at Rockingham and European Rallycross at Greinbach.

Fri 07:55 MotoGP - Misano: Green flag, and first practice at Misano is underway.

Fri 07:58 WRC - Australia: Loads of fans pouring into Coffs Harbour superspecial stage. Two more runs at the mile-long town centre test scheduled for tonight. First one up and running in... five minutes.

Fri 08:00 MotoGP - Misano: Dry weather for this opening practice. The big news, if you missed it yesterday, is that Yamaha has brought its seamless gearbox to Italy, which both Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi hope will help carry the fight to Honda.

Yamaha also announced that it will supply an M1 engine, plus a frame and swingarm on a one-year deal, to Forward Racing next year.

Fri 08:02 WRC - Australia: Unsurprisingly, Sebastien Ogier arrives at the superspecial leading the event by 18.4 seconds from Mikko Hirvonen. The drivers have been working on their cars before the stage, working on suspension clicks to improve the turn in on the asphalt following a day on the gravel. Completing this job involves lying precariously beneath the front wheel of their cars.

WRC 2013Fri 08:02 WRC - Australia: Speaking of the Frenchman, he turned in a perfect morning today, winning all three gravel stages south of Coffs Harbour. The WRC series leader admitted he was running the loop as a fast recce, just checking his notes. Makes you wonder just how quick he’ll be through the afternoon…

SS8 Report: Ogier extends lead over Citroens

Fri 08:04 WRC - Australia: Have to say, Autosport has not been impressed with the noisy build-up to the cars arriving in the stage. Some sort of thrash metal arrangement has almost made my ears bleed. Cars are in now. Quinn and Al-Qassimi clear of SS9.

Fri 08:07 MotoGP - Misano: No surprises at the head of the field - Marc Marquez sets the early pace with a 1m35.350s, with Rossi second and Lorenzo third. Pedrosa yet to set a competitive time.

Fri 08:09 MotoGP - Misano: Bradl jumps to second now, as Lorenzo has a time chalked off for exceeding track limits.

Fri 08:10 WRC - Australia: Loads of dust coming up from the gravel section of the velodrome section of the stage which is right next to the service park. Latvala quickest so far.

Fri 08:11 WRC - Australia: Dust no more. The organisers are watering the two gravel corners in the stage. Mikkelsen quickest now - repeating his rally-leading effort from last night.

Fri 08:14 WRC - Australia: Third-placed Meeke is 1.8 down on Mikkelsen's benchmark through superspecial, but he's not keen on the test. "There's a lot of dust in there and with all this concrete around, it's a little bit stupid."

Fri 08:15 MotoGP - Misano: After his earlier brake problems, Pedrosa is back out and back up to speed - he vaults into second, just fractions down on team-mate Marquez.

Fri 08:17 WRC - Australia: Hirvonen echoes his Citroen team-mate Meeke's sentiments on the Coffs stage. "This is really, really bad with the dust. Through that left-hand corner I couldn't see a thing. This is not really smart..." Ogier now fastest - he takes a second out of Mikkelsen in one mile! Can the Frenchman make it a clean sweep and win every stage today?

Fri 08:18 MotoGP - Misano: Marquez improves the overall pace, and he's now in the 1m34s. Pedrosa and Bradl make it a Honda 1-2-3 at the halfway mark, with Rossi and Lorenzo fourth and fifth.

Fri 08:20 WRC - Australia: Local driver Nathan Quinn completes the final stage of the day with another yee-haa. Typically upbeat, the New South Wales driver admitted to being "a bit friendly with the barriers..." in SS10.

Andreas Mikkelsen WRC 2013Fri 08:23 WRC - Australia: Mikkelsen clearly a big fan of this stage as he moves fastest in SS10. Those tweaks he made to his car are clearly working...

Fri 08:26 MotoGP - Misano: One rider we haven't mentioned much is Cal Crutchlow. After a horrible home round, the Briton is currently circulating in eighth, just behind Dovizioso and Bautista. Just six races left on the Yamaha now, before his 2014 switch to Ducati.

Fri 08:29 WRC - Australia: Meeke stalls on the line dropping 10 seconds in the stage. He's slipped to fourth behind Neuville. Neuville forced to follow right behind Meeke in the DS3's dust. "That was completely stupid!" said Neuville. "I could see nothing in the dust in those corners where there was dust. They gave us some water on the first run, but then there's nothing. Stupid!"

Fri 08:30 WRC - Australia: Ogier's hopes of the perfect day dashed by the smallest possible margin. Latvala wins SS10 by a tenth of a second.

Fri 08:31 MotoGP - Misano: Pedrosa is now also in the 1m34s, but his new best is still some four tenths off Marquez. Its a Honda 1-2 now, with Lorenzo - currently sat in the pits - heading Rossi in the fight for third.

Fri 08:33 WRC - Australia: Despite not winning the stage, Ogier still builds his lead further - he starts tomorrow 20 second ahead of the rest of the field. Volkswagen's dominance of the Coffs Harbour stage still intact. After four runs around town, Mikkelsen, Ogier and Latvala are still the only drivers to have gone quickest.

Fri 08:37 MotoGP - Misano: Interesting stuff here as Marquez hounds Pedrosa on track.

Lorenzo and Rossi meanwhile continue to trade blows in the fight for third. The Spaniard is in the ascendancy now, joining the Hondas in the sub 1m35s bracket.

Fri 08:42 MotoGP - Misano: Chequered flag, and Marquez tops the pile once more, from Pedrosa, Lorenzo and Rossi.

Fri 08:43 MotoGP - Misano - Free Practice 1:

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

Cal Crutchlow MotoGP 2013Fri 08:45 MotoGP - Misano: A bad session for Crutchlow and for Tech 3 - the Briton winds up 11th fastest, team-mate Smith 13th. Crutchlow reporting issues with the rear tyre.

Fri 09:41 We've had a bit of breathing space after a hectic opening to today.

If you're only just coming on, and missed the earlier action, Marc Marquez - who else - set the pace in MotoGP's first practice session at Misano, while Yamaha's new seamless gearbox helped Lorenzo and Rossi to third and fourth respectively.

Read the full report here.

Fri 09:43 Meanwhile in Australia, Sebastien Ogier completed a 'perfect' day - he was fastest on every stage bar the final SS10, when team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala edged him by 0.1s.

The Frenchman, who can clinch a first WRC crown this weekend, now leads by 20s from Mikko Hirvonen.

Thierry Neuville meanwhile stole ahead in a very tight battle for third, but only after a rare mistake from Kris Meeke.

Read the full report here.

Fri 09:45 We'll be back in full force at 1300 BST for the second MotoGP practice in Italy. Join us then.

Fri 11:58 Welcome back to AUTOSPORT Race Centre Live for a midday treat (if you're in Europe) of MotoGP action from Misano.

Fri 12:02 If you're just logging on and missed it this morning, Casey Stoner appears set to end to his V8 Supercars career after just one year - but it won't be in order to return to MotoGP apparently.

"To be honest, after this year, I realised I want to get away from competition for a little while," Stoner was quoted as saying by Reuters.

Read the full story here.

Marc Marquez MotoGP 2013Fri 12:05 MotoGP - Misano: Marc Marquez was of course quickest in opening practice this morning, but only by 0.2s from Dani Pedrosa, who was beset by brake problems early on.

Fri 12:05 MotoGP - Misano: Can Marquez make it two in a row in Italy? We're about to find out - the green flag flies and we're underway.

Fri 12:10 MotoGP - Misano: It is Rossi who is fastest after the opening flyers, although his 1m36s is some two seconds off this morning's best.

Lorenzo improves upon that next time round, only to be demoted in quick succession by Pedrosa and then Rossi again. The Italian is now down to a 1m35.255s.

Fri 12:14 MotoGP - Misano: And a 1m34.662s now from Rossi - only Marquez (in FP1) has been faster than that so far this weekend.

The Spaniard brings that home by instantly deposing Rossi by just over two tenths of a second.

Fri 12:19 MotoGP - Misano: Marquez, incidentally, is unbeaten in his last three races at this track. He won in 125s in 2010, beat Stefan Bradl to Moto2 victory in 2011 and then dominated last year's Moto2 race, claiming pole, fastest lap and a narrow win over Pol Espargaro.

Fri 12:23 MotoGP - Misano: Tech 3 still struggling, with Crutchlow and Smith 11th and 13th - as they were in FP1.

Fri 12:28 MotoGP - Misano: Smith falls at Turn 1, but it's relatively benign and he's able to scamper after his bike immediately.

Marquez meanwhile has shaved a few tenths off his timesheet-topping best, even after having one of his laps chalked off for exceeding track limits. Lorenzo also had one lap removed for the same reason in first practice.

Fri 12:29 MotoGP - Misano: Unbelievable from Marquez, who loses the front of his Honda but saves it with his elbow, pushing the bike back up and forcing it to grip once again.

Stefan Bradl MotoGP 2013Fri 12:34 MotoGP - Misano: We've almost got used to seeing Yonny Hernandez fall, after his myriad of offs at Silverstone.

He's down again at Misano, and moments later Stefan Bradl also loses his bike exiting Turn 6. He's currently sixth fastest, behind the works Hondas, Yamahas and Gresini's Alvaro Bautista.

Fri 12:42 MotoGP - Misano: Marquez runs wide but there's plenty of tarmac and he's able to keep the bike upright and rejoin without any drama. He still leads the way as we move into the final eight minutes.

Fri 12:47 MotoGP - Misano: Rossi said at Silverstone he expected to be more on the pace at Misano - having never finished off the podium here with Yamaha, and scoring one of his three Ducati podiums last year - and he certainly looks closer to Lorenzo. A 1m34.483s lifts him above the Spaniard and into third.

Fri 12:49 MotoGP - Misano: Nasty looking crash for Karel Abraham, who rises clutching his left arm and shaking his head.

Aleix Espargaro continues his massively impressive 2013 form by vaulting into fifth, ahead of all but the works Hondas and Yamahas. Pedrosa meanwhile closes to within one tenth of Marquez.

Fri 12:51 MotoGP - Misano: Chequered flag flies just as Pedrosa gets to within 0.033s of Marquez. He has time for another lap, but looks like he's sat up. Marquez however is on a flyer here.

Fri 12:52 MotoGP - Misano - Free Practice 2:

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

Fri 13:04 DTM - Oschersleben: AUTOSPORT has arrived in Germany at a warm and welcoming Oschersleben for the latest round of the DTM.

There's no on-track action for the German tourers until tomorrow morning, but the paddock is still filling up nicely with committed German fans munching on bratwurst and sinking a few Steins.

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DTM - Oschersleben: The drivers still have work to do today though.

Speaking in the official pre-event press conference now are Nurburgring winner Robert Wickens (Mercedes), Augusto Farfus (BMW) and Adrien Tambay (Audi).

Fri 13:10 DTM - Oschersleben: The highlight so far? Tambay revealing that he moved to his new house in Austria at the start of the week took delivery of a truck to get it done.

Does there really need to be a better argument than this to get Friday practice reinstated next year?

Fri 13:15 DTM - Oschersleben: They say an army marches on its stomach, and that's certainly true in AUTOSPORT's case here in Germany.

Fortunately, lunch was provided by the good folks at Volkswagen Motorsport, and was eaten in the company of Allan McNish protege Ross Wylie, who is competing in the Scirocco R-Cup this weekend.

Fri 13:17 DTM - Oschersleben: As well as the Sciroccos, fans will be treated to action from the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany, BMW Talent Cup (teenagers in old FBMWs fighting it out for scholarship money to take them into single-seaters next year) and, most significantly, German F3.

Fri 13:19 Moto2 rider Dani Rivas has been suspended for two races for causing a warm-up crash at Silverstone.

Fri 14:36 DTM - Oschersleben: German F3 practice took place a little while ago. Britain's Emil Bernstorff - a McLaren AUTOSPORT BRDC Award finalist in 2011 - was second fastest behind Marvin Kirchofer.

Both drive for the Motopark-run Lotus squad with Kirchofer on the verge of clinching the title this weekend.

Fri 14:42 DTM - Oschersleben: In fact, only Lotus drivers can now win the title.

Kirchofer is 94 points ahead of Artem Markelov with Bernstorff a further 30 behind.

There are only 138 points available from the remainder of the season, with the likelyhood being that Kirchofer will secure the points he needs to become champion in tomorrow's second race.

Fri 14:53
DTM - Oschersleben: AUTOSPORT has no idea what an Abt Fan-Paket is (spotted in the paddock). Don't Americans have a similar name for a Bum Bag?

And as for a Kann Man Tunen, that's anybody's guess.

Fortunately, Audi Sport has promised to find out what one is and let us know later.

Fri 15:56 DTM - Oschersleben: The answer to the 'Abt Fan-Paket' question is far more straightforward than we reckoned.

It's simply a VIP package offered by top Audi squad Abt Sportsline. We had a similar experience when informed that 'Mannschaft' means 'team' in German.

Fri 16:01 DTM - Oschersleben: Practice for the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany is done and dusted with Brit Sean Edwards - son of ex-F1 racer Guy - quickest by two tenths from Philipp Eng.

Championship leader Kevin Estre was fourth, two spots ahead of Attempto Racing team-mate (and main title rival) Nicki Thiim.

Fri 16:33 DTM - Oschersleben: A good result in practice for the Volkswagen Scirocco Cup too as Brit (and newly-instated BRDC Rising Star) Ross Wylie wound up second quickest behind title favourite Kelvin van der Linde.

Kurt Thiim was the best of the 'legends' in 11th. Klaus Niedzwiedz was 15th with Jan Lammers and Arie Luyendyk 19th and 22nd.

Fri 16:42
DTM - Oschersleben: The DTM cars have had their roll-out and among them is champion Bruno Spengler, who is using a special one-off livery this weekend.

His Schnitzer BMW features the names of thousands of his fans after they registered via BMW's 'Drive like Bruno' scheme.

Fri 16:47 DTM - Oschersleben: German F3 qualifying is over with Lotus driver Marvin Kirchhofer taking pole and inching ever closer towards the title.

The three bonus points he receives for his achievement moves him 97 points clear in the title race with only now 135 remaining from the final six races.

American Gustavo Menezes was an impressive second-fastest for Van Amersfoort Racing while Brit Emil Bernstorff (Lotus) was fifth.

Sat 07:30 Good morning and welcome back to AUTOSPORT Race Centre Live on Saturday morning September 14.

Sat 07:33 ERC - Poland: We're kicking off straight away with Rally Poland, which is a pivotal event in this year's European Rally Championship as the battle between the two contenders Jan Kopecky and Craig Breen takes shape.

Kopecky could clinch the title this weekend, but that depends on a host of eventualities.

Sat 07:38 ERC - Poland: The first competitive stage has already been run today on the shortened stage of Talty, which was cut from 14.5 to 6.15 kilometres after midweek rain left sections beyond immediate repair.

ERC regular Bryan Bouffier posted the quickest time ahead of Kajetan Kajetanowicz and rising Polish star Michal Kosciuszko, whose back has been declared strong enough after sustaining an injury in Germany last month.

SS1 times: 1 Bouffier; 2 Kajetanowicz +5.1s; 3 Kosciuszko +5.4s; 4 Kopecky +6.2s; 5 Solowow +7.9s.

Baranowo, which forms stages two and five of this all-gravel rally, is also trimmed from 17.5 to 12.1 kilometres and gets underway in little under 10 minutes.

Sat 07:49 ERC - Poland: First to complete the Baranowo stage is championship leader Kopecky, who reckons he lost a couple of seconds when he slid out in the middle of the test.

"We just drive and let the car go, some times we are like a spectator in the car!"

He posted a time of 6m43.0s.

Sat 07:51 ERC - Poland: Kosciuszko isn't a happy bunny. He lost power steering and had to restart his car, losing 17.8s to Kopecky in the process.

Sat 07:53 ERC - Poland: Current rally leader Bouffier is third through and sets a time 13s quicker than Kopecky. Someone's clearly had their Weetabix this morning (other whole grain wheat cereals are available).

Sat 07:55 FR3.5 - Hungaroring: The Formula Renault 3.5 drivers are currently drying themselves off after a qualifying session of madness this morning. After four stoppages for cars in the gravel, the officials decided not to restart the session for the final four minutes.

The result was a Draco front row lockout for Andre Negrao and Nico Muller, with title rivals Kevin Magnussen and Stoffel Vandoorne P16 and P11 respectively.

Sat 07:55 ERC - Poland: Home hero Robert Kubica is currently the second quickest through the stage and sets a time 3.5s slower than Bouffier.

"We pick up a bit more rhythm," says the Pole. "Very difficult rally, we have no grip, our car prefers dry conditions. Very slippery."

Marc Marquez MotoGP 2013Sat 07:57 MotoGP - Misano: Green flag, and third practice is underway in Italy. Can Marc Marquez make it three in a row?

Sat 07:57 ELMS - Hungaroring: Proving how wet it is here in Hungary, the GT cars of the ELMS are having almost as much trouble as the FR3.5 single seaters did before them. The #62 AF Corse Ferrari currently leads the way in qualifying.

Sat 08:02 ELMS - Hungaroring: GT qualifying is over and the #62 Ferrari of Andrea Rizzoli, Stefano Gai and Lorenzo Case - a GTC car - is on pole. The #66 JMW Ferrari of Andrea Bertolini and Joel Camathias is the top GTE runner and is second quickest.

Sat 08:02 ERC - Poland: Craig Breen is another driver somewhat dismayed at the slippery conditions.

"It's very difficult," says the Irishman after posting the fifth quickest time of the stage. "I am just trying to find a good rhythm. Not really bad, but it's really soft, like a field!"

His time is 14.5s off the pace and he is current fifth overall, 27.6s adrift of Bouffier.

Sat 08:04 DTM - Oschersleben: Practice reaches its halfway stage with the order: 1 Albuquerque; 2 Rockenfeller; 3 Tambay; 4 Mortara; 5 Glock; 6 Green.

To quickly recap, there have been offs at Turn 1 for both Roberto Merhi and Marco Wittmann and there was a brief red-flag period to allow a small bit of debris, dropped at the exit of Turn 2, to be retrieved.

Sat 08:05 WRC - Australia: The drivers are taking to the streets of Coffs Harbour to round off Saturday's action with another couple of runs through the superspecial.

Sebastien Ogier has continued to pull away imperiously up front, chased in vain by Mikko Hirvonen and Thierry Neuville.

Sat 08:06 MotoGP - Misano: Dani Pedrosa is under Marquez's time until hitting traffic in the final sector. Lorenzo meanwhile is sat in the garage, with plenty of work going on around his bike.

Andre NegraoSat 08:06 FR3.5 - Hungaroring: To show you just how wet it is in Hungary, take a look at this shot of poleman Andre Negrao from qualifying this morning.

Click here to read our session report.

Sat 08:07 WRC - Australia: But the massive news of leg two concerns Kris Meeke.

It was all going so well for the first part of his latest big Citroen audition, as he set the qualifying pace, chased Sebastien Ogier in the early stages and had the edge on team-mate Mikko Hirvonen.

Even when his pace drifted off slightly, all was still fine.

But crashing out of fourth place in a big roll on the first stage out of service this afternoon has put Meeke firmly in team boss Yves Matton's bad books...

Sat 08:08 ERC - Poland: Triple Polish champion Kajetanowicz is the next to complete the stage and posts the second quickest time which is 0.7s slower than Bouffier.

Sat 08:08 DTM - Oschersleben: A new name at the top of the timesheets as Adrien Tambay takes his Abt Audi to P1, half a tenth ahead of Albuquerque.

Sat 08:10 DTM - Oschersleben: While Audi rejoices, Mercedes looks on as Gary Paffett takes a trip across the gravel at Turn 7.

BMW, meanwhile, has concerns as Bruno Spengler's car sits in the pits, the Schnitzer mechanics working hurriedly to fix something. It looks a bit more than a routine set-up tweak.

Sat 08:12 ELMS - Hungaroring: Time for the LMP cars to take to the soaking wet Hungarian asphalt. And we've already got the Algarve Pro Racing Team car in the gravel.

Sat 08:13 ERC - Poland: The frontrunners have now finished the Baranowo stage, so unless one of the Production Cup or 2WD goes blisteringly quick, here's the stage and overall classifications:

Stage: 1 Bouffier; 2 Kajetaniowicz +0.7s; 3 Kubica +3.5s; 4 Solowow +11.0s; 5 Holowczyc +12.2s.

Overall: 1 Bouffier; 2 Kajetanowicz +5.8s; 3 Kubica +14.4s; 4 Kopecky +18.5s; 5 Solowow +18.9s.

Sat 08:13 WRC - Australia: Citroen doesn't yet know how bad Meeke's car is, but he's still appearing in the results as if he will rejoin under Rally 2 tomorrow, and with only nine other top-class cars, a point is not completely out of the question. But it could've been a podium...

Sat 08:14 MotoGP - Misano: 20 minutes into the session, and Pedrosa is still fastest. Lorenzo is back out after a long delay and instantly jumps to second, ahead of Marquez - who comes incredibly close to hitting Pesek out on track - Rossi and Hayden.

Sat 08:15 WRC - Australia: The closest battle remaining is for fifth place, with Andreas Mikkelsen coming into the superspecial just one second ahead of Mads Ostberg, but the VW man is quicker around Coffs so that gap will creep upwards.

Sat 08:16 FR3.5 - Hungaroring: A fair summary of this morning's action from title contender @svandoorne: "A bit of a non qualify session. Didn't get to put in a laptime. Too many red flags as the conditions were horrible. P12 for Race 1."

Vandoorne sits 27 points behind championship leader (and fellow McLaren junior) Kevin Magnussen heading into this weekend, and he starts 11th with the Dane 16th.

Sat 08:17 MotoGP - Misano: Marquez becomes the first man to dip into the 1m33s this weekend - he's gone top, and improved upon his FP2 best, with a 1m33.975s. Lorenzo and Pedrosa are both three tenths of a second down the road.

Sat 08:19 WRC - Australia: Sebastien Ogier takes the stage win on the first of tonight's two runs through Coffs.

He's got the title and rally win in his pocket, but can still be bothered to go flat-out on a one-kilometre street stage.

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DTM - Oschersleben: AUTOSPORT's breakfast was made a tad more fever by the bloke who joined us for a chat.

He claims, incidentally, that he does not wear this ring all the time, but brings it out on special occasions as a conversation-starter.

It started a conversation. Any guesses who it was?

Sat 08:22 ELMS - Hungaroring: Oliver Turvey - currently fifth fastest for Jota Sport - has crashed at Turn 1. The car doesn't look too heavily damaged as the marshals push it away from the tyre wall. Brendon Hartley leads the way for Murphy Prototypes at the moment, with 11 minutes still to go.

Sat 08:22 MotoGP - Misano: More work for Lorenzo now, who is sat in his pit garage and shaking his head. The good news is that he is at least second, albeit a quarter of a second down on Marquez.

Sat 08:24 MotoGP - Misano: With 15 minutes to run, Crutchlow, Iannone and Smith are below the top-10 cut and will therefore - if nothing changes - have to line-up in Q1. Michele Pirro and Nicky Hayden are on the bubble in ninth and 10th respectively.

Sat 08:24 FR3.5 - Hungaroring: As the ELMS cars head back out to restart qualifying, @afelixdacosta is the latest FR3.5 driver to comment on the eventful session we had earlier: "Probably the hardest session of my career! Ended P4 and with that we are in the hunt! Hope it dries a bit for the race"

Sat 08:24 DTM - Hockenheim: Thinking time over. The answer was Arie Luyendyk, who is contesting this weekend's Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup races in one of the four 'legends' cars.

Sat 08:26 DTM - Oschersleben: Dirk Werner goes fastest in 1m21.174s, taking the Schnitzer BMW driver a couple of tenths clear of Tambay.

Seconds later Albuquerque pops up into second in his Rosberg Audi. Robert Wickens is the best of the Mercedes drivers in ninth.

Sat 08:26 ERC - Poland: There is quite a gap now until the final stage of this morning's loop which gets underway at 11:36 local time (10:36 BST).

You can fill the void by watching ERC highlights on our dedicated rallying page.

Sat 08:29 ELMS - Hungaroring: This time it's ex-F1 racer Christian Klien who causes a stoppage in the #43 Morand Racing Morgan-Judd with eight minutes remaining. He's currently being dragged out of the gravel by a tractor. Hartley continues to lead the way for Murphy Prototypes.

Sat 08:30 WRC - Australia: And that's another sweep for Ogier as he wins the second running of the Coffs Harbour superspecial too.

This time tomorrow he will probably be the first champion of the post-Loeb era.

Sat 08:31 ELMS - Hungaroring: Klien has been able to drive his car back to the pits, so we're back underway.

Sat 08:34 MotoGP - Misano: Seven minutes to go, and Crutchlow, Iannone and Smith will still line-up in Q1 as it stands.

Sat 08:35 ELMS - Hungaroring: Well, that didn't last long. This time it's Gary Hirsch in the gravel in the #49 LMPC entry. He's been one of the stars of the session up to this point, getting ahead of a handful of LMP2 cars to run sixth overall. He's been dragged back onto the track so we should be 'green' again shortly.

Sat 08:36 BTCC - Rockingham: Greetings from a cold and wet Corby. Andrew Jordan's Eurotech Honda is setting the pace early on in first free practice.

Sat 08:37 MotoGP - Misano: Pirro, currently sitting in ninth, loses his bike. He could be in danger of missing out on the cut, and will now have no chance to respond - which is highlighted by the fact Hayden improves to eighth, putting Pirro on the bubble.

Sat 08:38 DTM - Oschersleben: Championship leader Mike Rockenfeller goes quickest with three minutes remaining. He's the first man to dip below the 1m21s barrier.

Sat 08:40 ELMS - Hungaroring: Green again, let's see if we can get through these final six minutes without another interruption.

Sat 08:40 MotoGP - Misano: Pedrosa falls just after improving to second overall. Iannone meanwhile vaults to seventh, meaning Pirro is now set to miss the cut - as are Crutchlow and Smith.

Sat 08:41 BTCC - Rockingham: Championship leader Matt Neal leads a Honda 1-2-3 with 10 minutes gone.

Sat 08:42 BTCC - Rockingham: Everyone on wet tyres at the moment. No rain, though, so expect times to tumble as the session wears on.

Sat 08:43 MotoGP - Misano: Chequered flag, and Crutchlow - who has started from pole twice this year - will indeed have to fight for a place in Q2.

Sat 08:44 MotoGP - Misano - third practice:

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

Sat 08:45 BTCC - Rockingham: Session stopped. Motorbase Ford Focus of Liam Griffin stuck in the gravel at Pif Paf.

Sat 08:45 DTM - Oschersleben: Chequered flag for practice with Mike Rockenfeller setting the pace on a weekend on which he could be crowned champion.

Sat 08:46 ELMS - Hungaroring: Nearly made it. The session is stopped with 1m16s on the clock so will not restart. This stoppage was caused by Mathias Beche - team-mate to championship leader Pierre Thiriet - spinning off.

That leaves Murphy Prototypes with a comfortable pole position (by two seconds!) thanks to Brendon Hartley. The Race Performance Oreca-Judd of Patric Niederhauser is second, with Nelson Panciatici third for Signatech Alpine.

Sat 08:46 DTM - Oschersleben: Practice order: 1 Rockenfeller; 2 Werner; 3 Scheider; 4 Tambay; 5 Albuquerque; 6 Paffett; 7 Mortara; 8 Wickens; 9 Wehrlein; 10 Green.

Sat 08:49 BTCC - Rockingham: Motorbase boss David Bartrum welcomes Tom Onslow-Cole into his team: "We need more podiums and with three cars we've got a lot more chance of that."

Sat 08:49 BTCC - Rockingham: Session back underway as Griffin's Focus is recovered to the pits.

Sat 08:57 BTCC - Rockingham: Form man Colin Turkington enters the fray and goes 12th fastest in WSR's BMW.

Sat 09:02 BTCC - Rockingham: Mat Jackson improves to sixth fastest in his Motorbase Focus, splitting the Triple Eight MGs of Sam Tordoff and Jason Plato.

Mikhail AleshinSat 09:06 FR3.5 - Hungaroring: As the FR3.5 drivers (and some very dedicated fans) brave the elements for the pitwalk, we can point out that 2010 champion Mikhail Aleshin is celebrating his 100th race in the category this weekend. Thanks to Renault Sport Technologies sporting manager Benoit Dupont for this pic.

Sat 09:10 BTCC - Rockingham: Former Clio Cup champion Dave Newsham goes fourth fastest in his Speedworks Toyota Avensis, just before the session ends.

Sat 09:12 BTCC - Rockingham: Session over. Top 10: Neal, Shedden. Jordan, Newsham, Wrathall, Bratt, Tordoff, Mat Jackson, Plato, Morgan.

Sat 09:17 BTCC - Rockingham: Andrew Jordan wound up third fastest, 0.763s adrift of pacesetter Matt Neal. "I was a bit of a wimp when the tyres were at their freshest," he admits.

Sat 09:20 BTCC - Rockingham: Top dog Matt Neal gives his verdict on the first session: "The circuit was exactly the same on the last lap as it was on the first lap. It wasn't drying at all. Quite alarming!"

Sat 09:33 ERC - Poland: The last of this morning's loop of stages is about to get underway. Unlike the first two tests, Mragowo remains unchanged and will run to its full 25.1-kilometre course.

Bouffier has been the pacesetter today, but will Kajetanowicz be able to reduce the 5.8s advantage he currently enjoys?

Sat 09:40 ERC - Poland: Kopecky is squirming his way through the stage at the moment. He has 18.5s to make up on current rally leader Bouffier.

Sat 09:52 ERC - Poland: Unbelievable commitment by all drivers this morning in what are very slippery conditions. It's muddier than a pig pen from start to finish.

Sat 09:54 ERC - Poland: And Kopecky finishes the stage with a time of 16m26.6s after experiencing a brief moment in the opening few kilometres.

"I feel I was not driving the car," he says. "No grip at all. I do not like it."

Sat 09:55 ERC - Poland: Next through is Kosciuszko who has beaten Kopecky's time by 0.9s.

Bryan Bouffier ERC 2013ERC - Poland: Bouffier's set an incredibly quick time of 16m03.4s. That's 22.3s quicker than Kosciuszko!

Sat 10:00 ERC - Poland: The times they are a tumbling. Kubica's just posted the quickest time with 16m01.3s.

"It was very good," says the Pole. "The conditions are so difficult, every corner you can go off. Very, very difficult."

Sat 10:03 ERC - Poland: Not the best of stages for Breen, who beached his car on a right-hander. He does complete it in 16m23.0s, however, so not the slowest of times.

Sat 10:04 Formula Renault Eurocup - Hungaroring: Pierre Gasly takes a crucial victory in the FR3.5-supporting FR2.0 Eurocup. But the big story surrounds his title rival Oliver Rowland.

A collision with fellow Racing Steps Foundation driver Jake Dennis forces Rowland into a spin in the closing stages, and with a damaged car he drops from fighting for the podium to a costly eighth place by the chequered flag.

Sat 10:08 ERC - Poland: Michal Solowow is sixth quickest on what is a rare appearance after his semi-retirement from the sport. He finished 26s off the pace and is fifth overall at the moment.

Sat 10:11 ERC - Poland: Kajetanowicz sets a time of 16m14.1s, the third quickest of the stage, but loses second overall to Kubica.

Sat 10:14 ERC - Poland: "I just keep going, it's a very tricky stage," says Kajetanowicz.

"Many deep ruts, so much to lose, but for me we still have so much fun."

Sat 10:18 ERC - Poland - SS3 results:

Stage: 1 Kubica; 2 Bouffier +2.1s; 3 Kajetanowicz +12.8s; 4 Breen +21.7s; 5 Kosciuszko +24.4s.

Overall: 1 Bouffier; 2 Kubica +12.3s; 3 Kajetanowicz +16.5s; 4 Kopecky +41.7s; 5 Solowow +42.8s.

Sat 10:27 WRC - Australia: Kris Meeke will be back for the final leg of Rally Australia. Citroen has confirmed to Autosport that the car has been cleared as safe to run by the event scrutineers. The team will now start repairing the DS3 WRC.

Meeke could still finish as the eighth registered manufacturer car tomorrow, bringing Citroen much needed points in the makes' race.

Sat 10:29 RallycrossRX - Austria: Free practice is over at Greinbach. Petter Solberg finished the two hour session fastest, ahead of fellow Norweigan Alexander Hvall and Liam Doran.

WTCC driver Rene Munnich topped Super1600, while Robin Larsson was fastest in TouringCar.

Sat 10:41 Moto3 - Misano: Over in Italy, qualifying for this year's Moto3 San Marino Grand Prix is now underway.

Sat 10:44 Moto3 - Misano: Nasty crash for Zulfahmi Khairuddin, who hits a bump and loses the front at Turn 13. Team-mate and points leader Luis Salom is fifth, with chief title rival Maverick Vinales currently top of the pile.

Alex Marquez - who comes into the weekend on the back of two podiums in three races - has also crashed, losing his bike at Turn 14.

Alex RIns Moto3 2013Moto3 - Misano: Alex Rins has a lap chalked off for track limits - something Misano has been very strict on this weekend - but is still able to steal top spot, 0.120s ahead of Vinales.

Sat 10:57 DTM - Oschersleben: The first German F3 race of the day is underway, championship leader Marvin Kirchhofer leading away easily from pole with Gustavo Menezes, John Bryant-Meisner and Artem Markelov behind him.

Sat 10:58 Moto3 - Misano: Eighteen minutes to go now, and we have a new provisional pole man - Jonas Folger goes top with a 1m43.002s, almost quarter of a second clear of a field led by Rins, Vinales and Oliveira. Luis Salom down in 12th.

Sat 11:03 DTM - Oschersleben: A big incident in championship terms as Artem Markelov - second in the points - crashes out.

Markelov was defending fourth place from his Lotus team-mate Emil Bernstorff when he locked his brakes and slid wide at Turn 1 and then whacked the tyres at Turn 2 after driving through the gravel to rejoin.

Sat 11:07 DTM - Oschersleben: Bryant-Meisner has nipped inside Menezes for second and British racer Bernstorff is now pressuring the American for the final podium spot in this first of three German F3 races.

Sat 11:07 Moto3 - Misano: Salom, who fell and bruised his knee - to add to his ongoing heel injury - sets his best lap of the weekend to move into seventh. He's still more than one second down on Folger however, which means his 26-point lead could be vulnerable this weekend.

Seven minutes to go now.

Sat 11:13 Moto3 - Misano: Folger could just have secured a second pole of 2013 - and fourth of his fledgling Moto3 career - after coming round in a 1m42.707s. Rins gets within 0.061s of that, but no-one else is within four tenths of the pair.

Sat 11:18 Moto3 - Misano: It all kicks off in the final minutes. Luis Salom was looking at a second-row start, but suddenly finds himself bumped to 10th as Granado and Khairuddin lead a spate of improvements.

Advantage Rins and Vinales in the championship then, but neither man is on pole - that honour does indeed belong to Folger, who is more than 1.5s faster than the existing pole record.

Sat 11:19 Moto3 - Misano - Qualifying:

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

Sat 11:20 DTM - Oschersleben: Kirchhofer takes his 10th German F3 win of the year and with it becomes champion.

The teenager is 124 points clear of Markelov with only 108 available from the final five races.

Bryant-Meisner and Menezes complete the podium while Bernstorff's fourth spot means he's now a reduced 18 points behind Markelov in the battle for second in the championship.

Sat 11:29 MotoGP - Misano: From Moto3 we move straight onto MotoGP, and the fourth and final practice in Italy. Times of course do not count towards qualifying, unlike the previous three sessions.

Sat 11:32 DTM - Oschersleben: Bad news for Gary Paffett. He's been given a five-place grid penalty for tomorrow's race for using an illegal set of tyres in free practice this morning.

The tyres in question were not allocated for use by his car at this event.

Daniel Juncadella has received an identical penalty for using a single slick that was not allocated to his RSC Mucke Mercedes.

Sat 11:38 MotoGP - Misano: Flurry of changes at the top now - Lorenzo demotes Bautista before both are rudely shoved aside by Marquez, who sets the fastest time of the weekend with a 1m33.912s. Very ominous form ahead of tomorrow's race.

Sat 11:39 BTCC - Rockingham: World Touring Car Championship race winner James Nash is among the interested spectators at Rockingham today. Says he "loves" coming to see the BTCC.

Sat 11:41 BTCC - Rockingham: Second free practice gets underway. Track now dry so some meaningful pre-qualifying running for the BTCC boys.

Sat 11:43 MotoGP - Misano: Marquez loses it, but once again he's OK. The Spaniard drops it at Turn 13, losing the front going in. We saw a similar moment yesterday, although incredibly he was able to save that by pushing the bike back up with his elbow.

The smallest of chinks in his armour? Don't bet on it if Silverstone is anything to go by.

Sat 11:46 BTCC - Rockingham: Will Bratt does the first proper dry flying lap of the weekend, 1m29.044s to top the times.

Sat 11:47 BTCC - Rockingham: Sam Tordoff leaps to the top of the times with a 1m25.883s lap in his Triple Eight MG.

Sat 11:48 BTCC - Rockingham: Tom Onslow-Cole beats Tordoff by 0.475s to go fastest for Motorbase. Team-mate Aaron Smith goes second quickest.

Sam Tordoff BTCC 2013BTCC - Rockingham: Tordoff back to the top (1m24.599s) with Eurotech's Jeff Smith second and Adam Morgan's Toyota 3rd.

Sat 11:49 MotoGP - Misano: Pedrosa also has a huge moment on his Honda, and returns to the pits visibly unhappy.

He switches onto his second bike, complete with different springs.

Sat 11:51 BTCC - Rockingham: Tordoff shaves another second off his best, and is half a second clear of Smith.

Sat 11:52 BTCC - Rockingham: Apparent problems for Jason Plato's MG. Triple Eight busy working on the car. JP shrugs his shoulders.

Sat 11:52 FR3.5 - Hungaroring: It's almost time for the FR3.5 cars to leave the pits and head to the grid for race one. At the moment track conditions are a lot better than they were for qualifying this morning. It's still wet, but most of the standing water has cleared.

Sat 11:53 MotoGP - Misano: Lukas Pesek is down now, but marshals are on the scene quickly and do well to rescue the situation before the red flags are obliged to fly. Seven minutes to run, and we're then into qualifying.

Sat 11:55 BTCC - Rockingham: Rob Austin puts his Audi second fastest, just moments before Andrew Jordan pips him in his Eurotech Honda. Tordoff still has a tenth in hand.

Sat 11:56 BTCC - Rockingham: Jordan does an absolute best in the first sector but doesn't improve. Mat Jackson comes up to 5th in Motorbase Focus.

Sat 11:57 BTCC - Rockingham: No Dan Welch Proton so far. Team replacing a driveshaft we're told.

Sat 11:59 BTCC - Rockingham: Colin Turkington goes 3rd fastest in WSR BMW and is immediately dumped to 4th by team-mate Rob Collard. Matt Neal is currently 10th fastest.

Sat 12:00 BTCC - Rockingham: Matt Neal now up to 6th in works Honda. Plato back into the pits for more work on the MG.

Sat 12:02 MotoGP - Misano: Chequered flag, and Marquez completes a comprehensive clean sweep of practice.

It wasn't all good news for the Spaniard however after his Turn 13 fall, which means he will ride his second bike in qualifying - which is coming up in around 15 minutes.

Crutchlow, who will make his first appearance of the year in FP1, was seventh fastest overall.

Sat 12:02 BTCC - Rockingham: Neal back to the pits for adjustments as Adam Morgan moves up into the top six in his Toyota.

Sat 12:04 MotoGP - Misano - Free Practice 4:

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

Sat 12:05 ERC - Poland: The second loop of the day gets underway at 14:10 local time (13:10 BST) with a re-run of this morning's Talty and Baranowo stages, before the resort town of Mikolajki hosts a 2.5-kilometre test.

Bouffier currently leads the rally, ahead of home hero Robert Kubica who notched up his 17th stage win of the season with a sublime performance before the interval.

Don't count out Kajetanowicz just yet though, as the runaway leader in the Polish championship - and two-time Rally Poland winner - will be desperate to reclaim his second place this afternoon.

Bryan Bouffier opens early lead over Robert Kubica.

Sat 12:07 FR3.5 - Hungaroring: More weather updates from Hungary: with less than 10 minutes to go until the start of race one, a huge downpour has just started. So much for all of the standing water having cleared.

Sat 12:08 BTCC - Rockingham: Gordon Shedden goes 2nd fastest as he begins his usual free practice late-show in the Honda, 0.111s shy of Tordoff. Just under 12 minutes to go.

Sat 12:09 BTCC - Rockingham: Adam Morgan goes up to 3rd in Ciceley Racing Toyota. Top 16 covered by less than a second at the moment. Shedden shaves the gap to Tordoff down to less than a tenth.

Sat 12:11 BTCC - Rockingham: Morgan finally deposes Tordoff by 0.142s as Plato finally completes a flying lap sequence and goes 5th. Nine minutes to go.

Sat 12:11 FR3.5 - Hungaroring: Race control confirms that the race will start behind the safety car.

Sat 12:13 RallycrossRX - Austria: Alexander Hvaal set the fastest time in heat one at RallycrossRX at Greinbach. Anton Marklund was second fastest, with Liam Doran, Frode Holte, Peter Hedstrom and Timur Timerzyanov rounding out the top six.

Petter Solberg had a startline problem, which meant he got a slow getaway and gave his rivals a half-lap lead. Timmy Hansen meanwhile had a first lap spin but recovered to finish his race. Andreas Bakkerud also spun but was unable to restart his Citroen DS3.

Fastest in Super1600 was Reinis Nitiss while Irish driver Derek Tohill was quickest in TouringCar.

Sat 12:15 MotoGP - Misano: We're underway in Q1, and its Crutchlow who sets the early pace with a 1m35.104s. Michele Pirro sits second, four tenths down. Just the two spots available to progress into Q2, which means Bradley Smith, currently in ninth, could miss out.

Sat 12:16 ERC - Poland: Kopecky is first to post a time in this afternoon's first stage. He completes Talty in 4m02.1s. As a guide, Bouffier completed it in 4m01.9s this morning.

Sat 12:16 FR3.5 - Hungaroring: They're off. Sort of. As the field follows the safety car away, Carlos Sainz Jr and Carlos Huertas fail to get off the line. Sainz gets going eventually, but Huertas is rolled towards the pits.

Sat 12:17 BTCC - Rockingham: Mat Jackson leaps to 2nd fastest in his Motorbase Focus. Team-mate Aron Smith goes 10th. Three minutes to go and Jackson now on a quicker lap.

Sat 12:17 MotoGP - Misano: Pirro goes fastest now to leave Crutchlow on the bubble. His time is likely to be beyond all but Smith (famous last words). Edwards is 13th and best of the rest, three tenths down on Crutchlow.

Sat 12:17 ERC - Poland: Next through is Kosciuszko who is 3.1s slower than Kopecky.

Sat 12:18 MotoGP - Misano: Smith is six hundredths of a second away from denying Crutchlow a spot in Q2. He's got seven minutes to find that gap.

Sat 12:18 BTCC - Rockingham: Jeff Smith briefly tops the times before Mat Jackson puts him back to 2nd.

Sat 12:19 ERC - Poland: And here comes Bouffier with a time of 4m00.6s - 1.3s quicker than he went this morning.

Sat 12:20 BTCC - Rockingham: Tordoff re-asserts himself at the top of the times before Dave Newsham pumps in the first lap under 1m23s to nab the top spot.

Sat 12:20 MotoGP - Misano: Crutchlow goes top now with an identical lap to Pirro - he's top though courtesy of a faster second lap. Which means Smith has to find even more time if he's to demote the pair and win his own place in Q2.

Sat 12:21 ERC - Poland: Kubica's progress up the order has been somewhat delayed as he posts a time 7.5s slower than Bouffier and is now 19.8s behind the Frenchman overall.

Sat 12:22 MotoGP - Misano: Crutchlow into the pits, he's called time on this session. Over to Smith and Pirro. Behind them its Edwards, de Puniet, Aoyama and Barbera. Two minutes on the clock.

Sat 12:22 BTCC - Rockingham: Newsham does a second consecutive lap under 1m23s and remains fastest as the flag falls, followed by Sam Tordoff, Mat Jackson, Jeff Smith, Adam Morgan and Andrew Jordan.

Sat 12:26 MotoGP - Misano: Pirro sneaks into 11th at the death, but Crutchlow's place is safe as Smith's final flyer falls short.

The latter goes down on his final lap as he hunts the time, but is OK and able to walk away. He'll start tomorrow's race from 13th.

Sat 12:26 ERC - Poland: Breen beats his previous time through Talty by 5.7s as he completes the second pass in 4m09.3s.

Sat 12:27 MotoGP - Misano - Q1:

11 Pirro; 12 Crutchlow; 13 Smith; 14 Edwards; 15 Aoyama; 16 De Puniet; 17 Barbera; 18 Corti; 19 Petrucci; 20 Laverty; 21 Hernandez; 22 Abraham; 23 Staring; 24 Pesek.

Sat 12:30 FR3.5 - Hungaroring: After five laps behind the safety car we are finally underway here. Negrao and Muller fight over the lead into Turn 1, but the poleman gets the upper hand.

Sat 12:32 ERC - Poland: A cracking time by Martin Kangur who goes second quickest with 4m00.9s and, as a result, moves up two places overall to seventh, 5.2s behind Breen.

Sat 12:33 FR3.5 - Hungaroring: More drama for Antonio Felix da Costa. The Red Bull racer goes to the inside of Mikhail Aleshin at Turn 5, but he clips the Russian. Aleshin spins, while da Costa pulls over with front left suspension damage. He's out.

Sat 12:33 ERC - Poland: And here comes the time we've all been waiting for, as Kajetanowicz posts the fourth fastest time with 4m02.6s, demoting Kubica to third place overall.

Sat 12:36 DTM - Oschersleben: Five minutes to go before qualifying and it's raining, albeit lightly.

Jorge Lorenzo MotoGP 2013Sat 12:36 MotoGP - Misano: Here we go then: the fight for pole at Oschersleben. Can anyone knock Marquez from top spot. Lorenzo, as is his wont, makes sure he is at the front of the field as they file out for the start of this 15-minute shootout.

Sat 12:37 FR3.5 - Hungaroring: What an opening few laps from Kevin Magnussen. Having started 16th he is now sixth after just four racing laps, and he's already passed championship rival Stoffel Vandoorne, who started 11th.

Sat 12:37 ERC - Poland - SS4 results:

Stage: 1 Bouffier; 2 Kangur +0.3s; 3 Kopecky +1.5s; 4 Kajetanowicz +2.0s; 5 Kosciuszko +4.6s.

Overall: 1 Bouffier; 2 Kajetanowicz +18.5s; 3 Kubica +19.8s; 4 Kopecky +43.2s; 5 Solowow +48.0s.

Sat 12:39 FR3.5 - Hungaroring: A change for the lead as Negrao locks up at Turn 1, leaving the path clear for team-mate Muller to move to the head of the field.

Sat 12:39 MotoGP - Misano: Lorenzo's opening gambit is a 1m33.824s, the fastest lap anyone has set this weekend. Traffic restricts much of the rest of the field, who come round in the 1m36s bracket or worse. Just from having a clear lap, Crutchlow pops up into second.

Sat 12:41 MotoGP - Misano: Lorenzo improves upon that next time round, but Marquez is on an absolute stonker...and sure enough he goes top with a 1m33.404s. Lorenzo four tenths of a second down, Crutchlow in third a full second off.

Sat 12:43 DTM - Oschersleben: Q1 is underway. The fastest 16 progress to Q2 with the remainder locked into their spots.

Sat 12:43 MotoGP - Misano: Marquez rams his advantage home with a second lap within four hundredths of a second of his best. Rossi meanwhile jumps into third, 0.621s down on the Honda man. Pedrosa the man to watch, as he's currently down in eighth.

Sat 12:44 DTM - Oschersleben: Drama straight away as Robert Wickens runs wide at Turn 5, sails through the gravel and somehow keeps his Mercedes out of the barrier.

That's all due to being on slick tyres on a damp track. It looks very tricky out there.

Sat 12:45 DTM - Oschersleben: A point proven as Tambay has an identical moment at Turn 3.

Sat 12:45 FR3.5 - Hungaroring: No adding of insult to injury for da Costa - the stewards are taking no further action after investigating his clash with Aleshin.

Up front Muller is flying and has opened his lead up to 16 seconds. Magnussen is now up to fifth, with Vandoorne close behind, as they both put pressure on Stevens.

Sat 12:47 DTM - Oschersleben: The top spot has changed hands about 15 times in the past minute as they all scrabble to get a slick time in the books before the rain gets any heavier.

Currently Tambay is the fastest man in 1m21.578s Farfus and Paffett are next up.

Sat 12:48 MotoGP - Misano: Odd scenes as something falls off Crutchlow's Tech 3 bike and disintegrates on track. Two minutes to go, and we still have a top six of Marquez, Lorenzo, Rossi, Bautista, Crutchlow and Bradl.

Sat 12:48 MotoGP - Misano: Rossi goes second now, 0.2s down on Marquez. Espgararo follows the Italian to vault into fourth. Lorenzo and Pedrosa both on flyers though.

Sat 12:50 DTM - Oschersleben: The rain has stopped, the wipers are no longer being used, and Albuquerque sticks in a 1m20.723s lap - as fast as anything we saw in the totally dry practice session this morning.

Sat 12:51 MotoGP - Misano: Lorenzo falls just 0.024s shy of demoting Marquez, but it might all be academic - the Spaniard is three tenths up after three sectors, and sure enough comes round in a 1m32.915s. Stunning - its the first time MotoGP has ever been in the 1m32s around Misano.

Pedrosa salvages fourth at the death, giving him a share of the second row with Crutchlow and Espargaro.

Sat 12:52 ERC - Poland: The fifth stage of the day, a re-run of the Baranowo test, goes live at 15:02 local time (14:02 BST) and it is tipping it down with rain, which is going to make the already difficult conditions even worse if it continues.

Marc Marquez MotoGP 2013Sat 12:52 MotoGP - Misano - Qualifying:

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

Sat 12:52 DTM - Oschersleben: Five minutes left and lurking in the danger zone are Werner; Tomczyk; Vietoris; Green; Juncadella and Priaulx.

Sat 12:53 FR3.5 - Hungaroring: Magnussen picks off Sirotkin and Negrao in quick succession to take second place and put some distance between himself and Vandoorne. Muller leads him by 27s.

Sat 12:53 DTM - Oschersleben: Wickens takes a chicane bollard off with his front-left corner and pits, possibly to allow HWA to investigate any potential damage to his Mercedes.

The Nurburgring winner is second currently, behind Albuquerque.

Sat 12:56 DTM - Oschersleben: Wittmann goes fastest with a minute to go and that has pushed championship leader Rockenfeller into the drop zone!

Priaulx, Juncadella, Hand, Vietoris and Merhi are down there too.

Sat 12:57 DTM - Oschersleben: Q1 ends with Wittmann fastest and Rockenfeller finding searing speed to jump up from 19th to second and secure his spot in Q2.

What a lap from Rocky!

Sat 12:57 DTM - Oschersleben: Eliminated in Q1 are: 17 Mortara; 18 Hand; 19 Priaulx; 20 Juncadella; 21 Vietoris; 22 Merhi.

Sat 12:59 FR3.5 - Hungaroring: Just to prove a point, Muller responds to Magnussen's pace in clear air and extends his lead. Sirotkin is third, while Vandoorne has his work cut out keeping Negrao behind him for fourth.

Sat 13:01 DTM - Oschersleben: So Vietoris, the nearest title rival to Rockenfeller, is 21st fastest. He'll be elevated at least one spot when the grid penalties to Juncadella and Paffett are applied.

Sat 13:03 DTM - Oschersleben: Q2 is now getting underway. Eleven minutes from which the 10 fastest driver progress to Q3 and positions 11-16 are set for the race.

Sat 13:04 FR3.5 - Hungaroring: Result - 1 Muller; 2 Magnussen; 3 Sirotkin; 4 Vandoorne; 5 Aleshin; 6 Melker; 7 Sainz; 8 Stevens; 9 Pic; 10 Laine.

Late heartbreak for pole-sitter Negrao, who spins at the end of the penultimate lap and loses fifth place.

Sat 13:04 ERC - Poland: SS5 has begun and Kopecky is first to tackle the 12.1-kilometre course. You have to wonder if the current championship leader regrets choosing his running position after last night's qualifying stage...

Robert Wickens DTM 2013Sat 13:09 DTM - Oschersleben: Two massive slides from Wickens on a flying lap. No surprise to cut to the on-board camera and see his windscreen covered in raindrops.

Still not wet enough to get rid of the slicks though.

Sat 13:10 ERC - Poland: ...and here is the Czech with a time of 6m30.8s.

"The grip is getting much better with the bigger ruts," says a rather downcast Kopecky, who also confirmed our suspicion that he's not happy running first.

Sat 13:11 Moto2 - Misano: No let up from Misano - Moto2 qualifying is already underway. Nakagami set the pace in the first two practice sessions, before Esteve Rabat hit the front in the third. Pol Espargaro has also been running well, finishing ahead of title rival Scott Redding in all but the first session.

Sat 13:11 DTM - Oschersleben: Currently Jamie Green heads the order with Albuquerque and Rockenfeller making it an all-Audi top three.

In the drop zone with four minutes left are Tambay, Wickens, Ekstrom, Wehrlein, Wittmann and Glock.

Sat 13:12 DTM - Oschersleben: And Glock is not going to get himself into Q3 like that...

The German sails off the track at Turn 3 and just manages to stop his yellow BMW before reaching the Armco.

Sat 13:13 DTM - Oschersleben: Tambay has an off too, taking a gravelly excursion at the exit of Turn 5 and rejoining the track at the apex of Turn 7.

Sat 13:14 ERC - Poland: Rising Polish star Kosciuszko is next to finish, 3.8s slower than Kopecky. He suffered a back injury in Germany last month, but he claims it's not causing him any problems.

"Back is quite OK," he says. "It's quite soft and it is very difficult to feel and I am not comfortable with that - it is difficult to keep the car on the road."

Jamie Green DTM 2013Sat 13:15 DTM - Oschersleben: End of Q2: Green tops the timesheets with Albuquerque, Rockenfeller and Farfus next up.

The rain is getting heavier, and that has prevented anybody from improving their time or position.

Sat 13:15 ERC - Poland: Bouffier posts the second quickest time through Baranowo. The Frenchman completed the stage 1.7s slower than Kopecky.

Sat 13:15 Eliminated in Q2: 11 Tambay; 12 Wickens; 13 Ekstrom; 14 Wehrlein; 15 Wittmann; 16 Glock.

Sat 13:16 ERC - Poland: Scrap that, Kubica's just crossed the finish line 1.6s quicker than Bouffier - 0.1s slower than stage pacesetter Kopecky.

"We lost around three seconds on the chicane," confessed Kubica. "I went into it and I had to stop."

Sat 13:18 DTM - Oschersleben: The rain intensified as Q2 drew on so drivers were unable to improve their times inside the final five minutes.

Sat 13:19 ERC - Poland: Holowczyc posts a fifth quickest time of 6m46.0s. The Polish legend is currently riding in sixth place overall.

Sat 13:22 ERC - Poland: Great time by Breen who is beginning to find his form as the event progresses. He's set a fourth quickest time of 6m33.3s.

"It's got a lot better," says the Irishman. "I was start to get in a good place. This morning I was just driving safe, now I have started to drive the road."

Sat 13:22 Moto2 - Misano: Pol Espargaro leads the field at one-third distance, although Rabat, Luthi and Nakagami are all within two tenths of a second of the MotoGP-bound rider. Redding, who leads Espargaro by 38 points, is 12th at present.

Sat 13:24 DTM - Oschersleben: Q3 is now underway. Ten minutes, after which the top four will progress to Q4.

AUTOSPORT ventured outside during the break and can report that the rain is still falling, albeit very lightly. It looks like it's now stopped altogether.

Sat 13:26 ERC - Poland: Kangur continues to impress this afternoon by setting the fastest time of the stage! What has the Estonian had for lunch?

His 6m29.9s is 0.9s quicker than Kopecky and he's inching ever closer to Breen in the overall standings. Just 1.8s separates the pair for sixth.

Sat 13:27 DTM - Oschersleben: The times are coming down rapidly. Albuquerque now stops the timesheets, the Portuguese succeeding Werner, Molina and Scheider.

Five minutes remain with big-hitters Rockenfeller and Spengler outside the Q4 progression zone.

Sat 13:28 ERC - Poland: Kajetanowicz is next to finish, albeit 6.5s off Kangur's time and, as a result, drops to third overall behind Kubica.

ERC 2013Sat 13:30 ERC - Poland - SS5 results:

Stage: 1 Kangur; 2 Kopecky +0.9s; 3 Kubica +1.0s; 4 Bouffier +2.6s; 5 Breen +3.4s.

Overall: 1 Bouffier; 2 Kubica +18.2s; 3 Kajetanowicz +22.4s; 4 Kopecky +41.5s; 5 Solowow +53.6s.

Sat 13:30 DTM - Oschersleben: Terrific lap from Rockenfeller puts him into P1, the points leader having started the lap 10th.

Sat 13:32 DTM - Oschersleben: Farfus climbs into P2 with a minute of Q3 remaining. The Brazilian had previously been eighth.

That drops Spengler out of the Q4 spots, and he's joined in the drop zone by Molina as Green climbs to second.

Sat 13:33 DTM - Oschersleben: The intensity of this session is just awesome. Now Spengler goes second, probably putting the mockers on team-mate Werner's hopes of making Q4.

Sat 13:34 DTM - Oschersleben: Paffett goes over the line on his final lap and stays seventh. With his penalty taken into account, he will start 12th.

Sat 13:35 DTM - Oschersleben: Chequered flag is out and Rockenfeller tops Q3. He is joined in progressing to Q4 by Spengler, Farfus and Green.

Eliminated are: 5 Werner; 6 Albuquerque; 7 Paffett; 8 Molina; 9 Tomczyk; 10 Scheider.

Moto2 2013Sat 13:38 Moto2 - Misano: Into the final 15 minutes now and its Espargaro who still leads, although Nakagami is up in the first sector...and sure enough he goes top with the fastest ever lap of this track on a Moto2 bike.

The Japanese rider is chasing a third straight pole, but has yet to convert into a first win of 2013 - he's finished as bridesmaid in the last three straight races.

Behind the lead fight its now Rabat, Luthi, Redding and Aegerter.

Sat 13:44 DTM - Oschersleben: Q4 gets underway with Green the first man out and setting the benchmark time of 1m20.263.

Farfus will be the first man to attempt to beat that marker.

Sat 13:46 DTM - Oschersleben: Farfus is nearly two tenths slower than Green, so at the very least the Briton has equalled his best grid spot of the year with third.

It could, of course, be so much better than that. Now on the track and going for pole is Spengler.

Sat 13:48 DTM - Oschersleben: Spengler takes provisional pole in a time 0.123s faster than Green managed.

Just Rockenfeller remains to try and deny the Canadian his day in the, erm, cloud..

Sat 13:48 Moto2 - Misano: So close at the top. Luthi is up through the first sector, loses time over the remainder of the lap - some of it through traffic - and winds up 0.170s off pole, which is only enough for fourth.

Rabat currently leads the way from Espargaro (+0.056s) and Nakagami (+0.058s). Redding is fifth, half a second down the road.

Sat 13:50 DTM - Oschersleben: Spengler takes pole as Rockenfeller's lap is only good enough for fourth.

The Q4 order is: 1 Spengler; 2 Green; 3 Farfus; 4 Rockenfeller.

Sat 13:52 Moto2 - Misano: Rabat comes through but can't improve. Can he hang on? Espargaro and Nakagami are both on flyers, this is a breathless finish...

And Espargaro does indeed steal it at the death by just three hundredths of a second. Nakagami and Luthi are both frustrated by traffic and end third and fourth respectively, with just over one tenth of a second to choose between the top four. Redding is fifth, half a second down the road.

Sat 13:53 Moto2 - Misano - Qualifying:

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

Sat 13:53 FR3.5 - Hungaroring: Just before we switch our attention to the ELMS race, here's a couple of snippets from the top two in today's FR3.5 race.

Winner Nico Muller toyed with the idea of declaring this win as special as his Monaco GP support race success earlier in the year, before he admitted "that one is always going to be more special".

Kevin Magnussen described his charge from 16th to 2nd as "nothing special". He went on to explain: "Every move I made was when someone else made a mistake. It wasn't a spectacular drive through the field, I was just the only one who didn't make any errors."

Sat 13:58 ELMS - Hungaroring: As the field sets off for two formation laps, the track is drying.

In the main LMP and GTE classes both championship leaders have some work to do after qualifying. Pierre Thiriet starts only seventh in the Thiriet by TDS Oreca-Nissan, while GTE leaders Matt Griffin and Johnny Mowlem - who can win the championship today - are ninth in the GT ranks after deciding against taking any risks in qualifying.

The GT race has the added element of the wet conditions playing into the hands of the usually slower GTC cars, as they have ABS. But unless it rains again, the track conditions are unlikely to play into their hands as they did this morning.

Sat 13:58 DTM - Oschersleben: That's Spengler's 16th DTM pole, drawing him level with Kurt Thiim and Klaus Ludwig on the all-time list.

Sat 14:02 ERC - Poland: Next up is the Mikolajki superspecial where thousands of local fans are lining the course to see their most famous motorsport icon in action on home soil.

Kubica begins the stage 18.2s behind rally leader Bouffier, with Kajetanowicz 4.2s behind his fellow countryman in third place.

Sat 14:09 ERC - Poland: Kopecky and Kosciuszko will be the first to go head-to-head around the 2.5-kilometre course.

Sat 14:13 ELMS - Hungaroring: With 10 minutes in the books, Pierre Ragues leads the race for the Signatech Alpine squad. He's just taken the lead from the Murphy Prototypes car of Jonathan Hirschi, who survived an attack from the SMP Racing Oreca of Maurizio Mediani at the start.

Mediani has settled back into third since then, and he's now got Oliver Turvey giving chase for Jota Sport.

Sat 14:14 ERC - Poland: Kopecky emerges victorious with a time of 1m50.3s, with Kosciuszko 2.4s slower.

Sat 14:16 ERC - Poland: Interestingly, Kopecky admits that choosing to go first on the road today has been a disadvantage.

"We expected that the first position should be a good position, now we know next year..."

Sat 14:19 ERC - Poland: Kubica and Bouffier have just finished their tour of the stage and the home hero posts a time of 1m49.3s, beating yesterday's quickest effort by 1.1s.

Sat 14:24 ERC - Poland: Dakar regular Holowczyc beats Breen in their encounter by 1.0s.

"There are a lot of spectators," says the 51-year-old. "OK, the weather is not so nice, but staying in the nice rally car is a great place to be!"

Sat 14:30 ERC - Poland: The fifth pairing have just finished, with Kajetanowicz beating Kangur by 1.7s with a time of 1m50.4s.

Sat 14:34 BTCC - Rockingham: Sam Tordoff is confident he has a shot at pole in BTCC qualifying. Triple Eight boss Ian Harrison is not so sure. "We're just not quick enough," he says, predicting a row two slot for his driver.

Sat 14:34 ERC - Poland - SS6 results:

Stage: 1 Kubica; 2 Bouffier +1.0s; 3 Kopecky +1.0s; 4 Kajetanowicz +1.1s; 5 Holowczyc +1.5.

Overall: 1 Bouffier; 2 Kubica +17.2s; 3 Kajetanowicz +22.5s; 4 Kopecky +41.5s; 5 Solowow +55.1s.

Sat 14:35 ERC - Poland: One more stage remains today, which is the second pass through Mragowo at 18:06 local time (17:06 BST).

Sat 14:37 BTCC - Rockingham: We're almost set for the qualifying session. It's cloudy but still dry here at Rockingham. Can Dave Newsham convert his practice pace into pole?

Sat 14:40 BTCC - Rockingham: Qualifying underway here at Rockingham. Works Hondas lead the cars out of the pits.

Sat 14:41 ELMS - Hungaroring: Pierre Ragues continues to dominate in the Signatech Alpine car, leading by 47 seconds over Jonathan Hirschi in the Murphy Prototypes entry. Oliver Turvey is third, another seven seconds back for Jota Sport.

Jean-Karl Vernay's #67 Porsche leads the GTE race ahead of Matt Griffin's #52 Ferrari.

Sat 14:44 BTCC - Rockingham: Tyre swapping to start with for the front wheel drive runners.

Sat 14:45 BTCC - Rockingham: Colin Turkington lays down an early marker with a 1m23.092s pole lap in his WSR BMW, Audis of Rob Austin and Will Bratt are 2nd and 3rd.

Sat 14:46 BTCC - Rockingham: Sam Tordoff's MG knocks Turkington down to 2nd with a 1m22.660s lap.

Sat 14:48 BTCC - Rockingham: Andrew Jordan goes 2nd fastest, just 0.013s slower than Tordoff.

Sat 14:49 BTCC - Rockingham: Rob Austin's Audi snatches pole with a 1m22.588s best.

Sat 14:52 BTCC - Rockingham: Knockhill poleman Rob Austin leads the way after the initial jousts for pole, from Tordoff, Jordan, Plato, Jeff Smith, Shedden, Turkington, Collard, Neal and Mat Jackson.

Sat 14:52 ELMS - Hungaroring: Just as Oliver Turvey shapes up to pass Jonathan Hirschi for second, his #38 Jota Zytek suffers a left rear puncture heading into the final corner.

Having just missed the pit entry, Turvey now has to do a whole lap before he can get back to the pits. Hirschi, now unchallenged in second, is 1m11s behind race leader Pierre Ragues.

Sat 14:54 BTCC - Rockingham: Practice pacesetter Dave Newsham breaks into the top 10 with a 1m22.934s lap to go seventh.

Sat 14:56 BTCC - Rockingham: Sam Tordoff jumps onto provisional pole with a time just 0.031s quicker than Austin.

Sat 15:01 Liam Doran sits on top of the order after two heats at the eighth round of the FIA European Rallycross in Austria.

Full report here.

Sat 15:03 BTCC - Rockingham: Session stopped with just over nine minutes to go. Frank Wrathall stopped at Chapman Curve.

Sat 15:04 BTCC - Rockingham: Tordoff currently leads the way in the fight for pole, from Austin, Jordan, Plato, Jeff Smith, Shedden, Newsham, Turkington, Collard and Mat Jackson.

Sat 15:05 BTCC - Rockingham: Session back underway. Just a few minutes left for someone to deny Sam Tordoff his second BTCC pole position...

Sat 15:06 ELMS - Hungaroring: We're past 1/3 distance, and Ragues leads by more than 1m20s from Hirschi. Turvey is setting fastest laps as he recovers from his puncture, and he is 20s adrift of second place for Jota.

Sat 15:09 BTCC - Rockingham: Cometh the hour, cometh the man. Jason Plato leaps onto provisional pole with a time 0.2s quicker than team-mate Tordoff.

Sat 15:12 ELMS - Hungaroring: Ragues had a slow start to his second stint after taking slick tyres, but they have finally come alive and he has just taken the fastest lap from intermediate-shod Turvey. But the Jota car is also lighting up the timing screen, showing how marginal tyre selection is right now as the track dries so slowly.

Sat 15:15 BTCC - Rockingham: No one else is able to take the fight to MG in the dying minutes, so Plato leads a Triple Eight one-two from Tordoff to prove Ian Harrison's predictions wrong. Austin, Jordan, Shedden and Jeff Smith round out the top six.

Sat 15:18 ELMS - Hungaroring: Turvey has finally taken the second place he was lining up a move for before his puncture struck earlier on. He's got ahead of Hirschi, and is now 1m26s behind race leader Ragues.

Sat 15:36 ELMS - Hungaroring: Half distance up now, and Ragues is doing more than enough to keep Signatech's lead over the Turvey/Jota combination at well over a minute.

There's been some action in GTE - class leader Jean-Karl Vernay has just been given a one-minute stop/go penalty for overtaking under yellow flags, and Johnny Mowlem's #52 Ferrari makes an unscheduled stop with a missing wing mirror. This will all play into the hands of Nick Tandy in the #77 Porsche, which is now second as we await Vernay's penalty.

Sat 15:48 The full BTCC qualifying report is online here.

Sat 15:57 ERC - Poland: The last stage of the day gets going at 18:06 local time (17:06 BST).

Kubica was quickest through Mragowo this morning, but current rally leader Bouffier has vowed to keep pushing in an effort to extend his 17.2s advantage.

“It feels good to be in this position, but I will continue to keep fighting because the gap is very small to the drivers behind," said the Frenchman during the brief interval.

Sat 16:06 ELMS - Hungaroring: Just one of the three hours remain here in Hungary. Nelson Panciatici is now at the wheel of the leading Signatech car, with Brendon Hartley giving chase for Murphy Prototypes. Hartley is the quicker of the two, but he has had to chip away at a gap of nearly 1m30s since the most recent pitstops.

In the GT ranks, Emmanuel Collard is hunting down the class-leading #77 Porsche, which Nick Tandy has handed to Klaus Bachler for the final stint. The top two are covered by 22s, with Johnny Mowlem 50s behind Bachler in third.

Sat 16:08 ERC - Poland: Kopecky sets off for 25.1 kilometres of mud-filled mayhem.

Sat 16:11 ERC - Poland: Tricky conditions this late in the day, not just on the surface but in the sky, as sunset is but 50 minutes away.

Sat 16:24 ERC - Poland: Kopecky is the the first car home with a time of 16m42.8s and describes the stage as "horrible, much worse than the first pass."

Sat 16:27 ERC - Poland: Kosciuscko loses 13.7s to the current championship leader. Bouffier is next to complete the stage and sets an incredible time of 16m13.3s!

Sat 16:27 ELMS - Hungaroring: Hartley now has Panciatici's lead down to under a minute, with 35 mins left on the clock. A sprinkling of light rain is threatening to mix things up as well, so the Signatech Alpine squad cannot relax just yet.

Sat 16:29 ERC - Poland: Drama as Kubica is trying to nurse his car to the finish minus its front right wheel.

Sat 16:30 ERC - Poland: Incredible scenes as the Poleman ploughs his way through the mud in an effort to retain second position overall.

Sat 16:32 ERC - Poland: Agonisingly, he completes the stage having lost the best part of three and a half minutes.

Sat 16:34 ERC - Poland: "A big stone in the cut," says a despondent Kubica. "It was in a fifth-gear corner and we hit a stone. We see what we can do."

He's dropped well down the order as a result and is 3m42.8s behind Bouffier overall.

Sat 16:43 ERC - Poland: Kajetanowicz posts the quickest time of the stage with a 16m07.6s and has eaten into Bouffier's overall lead by a couple of seconds.

Solowow, who was third quickest on the stage, is also third overall thanks to Kubica's earlier mishap.

Sat 16:45 ERC - Poland - SS7 results:

Stage: 1 Kajetanowicz; 2 Bouffier +5.7s; 3 Solowow +16.5s; 4 Kopecky +35.2s; 5 Holowczyc +47.3s.

Overall: 1 Bouffier; 2 Kajetanowicz +16.8s; 3 Solowow +1m05.9s; 4 Kopecky +1m11.0s; 5 Holowczyc +1m46.9s.

Sat 16:45 ELMS - Hungaroring: Panciatici has made his third and final stop, putting Hartley (who stopped around 20 minutes earlier) back on the lead lap. There are only 15 minutes to go, so the Signatech driver just needs to bring it home from here.

Sat 17:04 ELMS - Hungaroring: Nelson Panciatici and Pierre Ragues take LMP2 honours for Signatech Alpine, ahead of Brendon Hartley and Jonathan Hirschi's Murphy Prototypes car.

Simon Dolan and Oliver Turvey complete the podium, while GTE honours go to the #77 Proton Competition entry of Christian Ried, Klaus Bachler and Nick Tandy.

Sat 17:08 Full report after the end of the day in the European Rally Championship here.

Sat 17:14 DTM - Oschersleben: Breaking news: Bruno Spengler has been stripped of pole position for tomorrow's race.

Race stewards say that in Q3 he used one slick that was allocated to his car for Q4, breaking Article 25 of the sporting regulations.

He drops to sixth, the penalty promoting Jamie Green to pole.

Sat 17:15 Our ELMS report from Hungary is now live here.

Sat 17:27 DTM - Oschersleben: Here's more details on polesitter Bruno Spengler's 5-place grid penalty for tomorrow's race, plus a revised grid.

Sat 17:32 DTM - Oschersleben: And while AUTOSPORT was pounding the paddock, Brit Emil Bernstorff won the second German F3 race of the day.

With Lotus team-mate Artem Markelov crashing at Turn 2 - again - just six points separate them in the battle for second in the championship.

Sat 17:33 That's it for today. Join us tomorrow from 8:30am for more racing action from all over the world. Thanks for tuning in!

Sun 07:34 Good morning, racing fans! Welcome to AUTOSPORT Live. Today on the menu we have MotoGP, Formula Renault 3.5, DTM, BTCC and much more. Stay tuned!

Sun 07:37 FR3.5 - Hungaroring: We're 11 minutes into qualifying here, but the session has been neutralised by a full course yellow while Will Stevens' car is retrieved from inside of the final corner. He's guaranteed to be starting at the back, which is a big hit to his outside shot at fighting for the title.

Nigel Melker currently leads the session, ahead of Will Buller and Antonio Felix da Costa.

Sun 07:38 FR3.5 - Hungaroring: We're green again, and that means all the drivers who bunched up under the yellow flags now have to scramble to find clear track. They'll be in for a second set of tyres soon, too.

Sun 07:40 MotoGP - Misano: MotoGP warm-up about to start. It's sunny at the Italian track. In case you missed it, here's yesterday's qualifying report.

Sun 07:41 MotoGP - Misano: Dani Pedrosa is the first man on track. The Spaniard struggled with his bike yesterday and will be trying to gain some ground this morning.

Sun 07:43 FR3.5 - Hungaroring: With 11 minutes remaining, nearly all the cars are in the pits for a new set of tyres. Here's the current top 10:

1 Pic; 2 Magnussen; 3 Vandoorne; 4 Melker; 5 Negrao; 6 Huertas; 7 Muller; 8 Nato; 9 Martsenko; 10 da Costa.

Sun 07:44 MotoGP - Misano: Jorge Lorenzo is the first man to set a time in the warm-up. A 1m35.400s.

Sun 07:47 MotoGP - Misano: Lorenzo still the fastest man after a 1m34.340s. The Yamaha rider leads from polesitter Marc Marquez now.

Sun 07:49 MotoGP - Misano: Another fast lap for Lorenzo, who moves into the 1m38s as Marquez has a scare on his Honda.

Sun 07:51 MotoGP - Misano: With half the session gone, local hero Valentino Rossi is down in 12th position, over two seconds off team-mate Lorenzo's pace.

Sun 07:51 ERC - Poland: It has been a rather hectic morning so far in the Rally Poland.

Kajetan Kajetanowicz has been blisteringly quick through the opening two stages and has displaced Bryan Bouffier from the lead of the event.

The Frenchman reported a broken right-rear damper upon completion of the Uzranki test, so it will be interesting to see if that hampers his progress in the final stage of the morning.

Jan Kopecky has moved up to third, but his Skoda has developed a a broken propshaft which he is endeavouring to fix before Mateuszek kicks off at 10:06 local time (09:06 BST).

Sun 07:52 FR3.5 - Hungaroring: As everyone's tyres come up to temperature, Magnussen goes fastest. Sorensen briefly slots into second, before da Costa takes that away from him.

Sun 07:52 MotoGP - Misano: Slight improvement for Lorenzo at the top of the times. The Spaniard is over seven tenths of a second ahead of Marquez now.

Ducati's Nicky Hayden has jumped up to third ahead of Gresini's Alvaro Bautista.

Sun 07:53 FR3.5 - Hungaroring: Vandoorne up to second, so we currently have the two title hopefuls sharing the front row.

Sun 07:53 ERC - Poland: And sad news, Kubica fans. Because despite featuring on today's start list, the former Formula 1 driver has been unable to restart.

Sun 07:54 MotoGP - Misano: Rossi is taking things easy this morning, but he moves up to seventh on the Yamaha.

Sun 07:56 FR3.5 - Hungaroring: The flag is out, with Magnussen and Vandoorne on top ahead of Sorensen and Pic. P5 at the moment for da Costa, but he was last man across the line and is on a hot lap...

Sun 07:57 MotoGP - Misano: Just three minute remaining in the warm-up. The order at the top of the times remains unchanged, with Lorenzo leading Marquez, now ahead of Cal Crutchlow and Pedrosa.

Sun 07:57 FR3.5 - Hungaroring: Despite a car going off in front of him into Turn 1, da Costa pulls a lap out of the bag and grabs a front row berth just behind championship leader Magnussen.

Sun 07:58 ERC - Poland: The order at the moment looks like this:

1 Kajetanowicz; 2 Bouffier +1.7s; 3 Kopecky +1m17.7s; 4 Solowow +1m19.6s; 5 Kosciuszko +2m00.7s.

And don't forget that you can watch ERC highlights on our dedicated rally page, where there's plenty of shunts, mud and rain for you to enjoy.

Sun 07:59 FR3.5 - Hungaroring: Race 2 grid - 1 Magnussen; 2 da Costa; 3 Vandoorne; 4 Sorensen; 5 Pic; 6 Negrao; 7 Buller; 8 Muller; 9 Huertas; 10 Melker.

Sun 08:00 MotoGP - Misano: Marquez matched Lorenzo's splits, but found traffic and could not get any closer to his compatriot.

Meanwhile, Aoyama has crashed without consequences.

Sun 08:01 MotoGP - Misano: And now it's championship leader Marquez who loses control of his bike. The Spaniard has fallen after losing the front end of his bike.

He is fine, although angry, as the warm-up comes to an end.

Sun 08:03 MotoGP - Misano: End of the session, with Lorenzo leading from Marquez, Pedrosa, Rossi and Bautista.

Race start will be in four hours.

Sun 08:18 FR3.5 - Hungaroring: Full qualifying report for race two is now online. The race will start in less than two hours.

Sun 08:19 ERC - Poland: Jeremi Ancian has stopped within the stage and has the bonnet up on his Peugeot 207. Martin Kanguar appears to have rear damage, but he's still making progress.

Sun 08:20 MotoGP - Misano: Full results from the MotoGP warm-up here.

Sun 08:22 ERC - Poland: Dominykas Butvilas, who is currently leading the Production Cup category, is the first to complete the 26-kilometre test. The Lithuanian's time is 15m20.5s.

Sun 08:23 While most of you were sleeping, Sebastien Ogier edged even closer to his first WRC title. Read all about it here.

Sun 08:23 ERC - Poland: "The conditions are quite good," says Butvilas. "Part of the stage is quite fast and dry."

Sun 08:26 ERC - Poland: With Ancian attending his poorly Peugeot it's Kangur who is second to complete the stage. He sets a time of 15m10.9s.

Sun 08:30 ERC - Poland: And here comes Craig Breen, who posts a time of 15m15.2s. The Irishman reckons he might have a puncture to the rear of his Peugeot.

And confirmation has come through that Ancian has been forced to retire.

Sun 08:31 ERC - Poland: Kosciuszko is the first to break the 15-minute mark. He sets a time of 14m57.7s.

"We hit something on the left side," he reckons. "But we had a lot of fun."

Sun 08:32 ERC - Poland: Polish legend Krzystof Holowczyc completes the stage in 15m07.7s, which is enough to snatch sixth overall from Breen.

Sun 08:35 ERC - Poland: Despite suffering a broken propshaft in the previous stage, Jan Kopecky completes Mateuzek in 14m49.9s.

Sun 08:37 ERC - Poland: Michal Solowow posts a time of 15m03.8s, which means Kopecky maintains his third place position overall.

Sun 08:39 ERC - Poland: Kajetan Kajetanowicz is the quickest of the lot. Will Bryan Bouffier be able to beat his time of 14m50.5s to reclaim the lead of the rally?

Sun 08:41 ERC - Poland: No, he won't. The Frenchman completes the stage in 15m09.4s - 11.7s slower than Kajetanowicz.

Sun 08:44 ERC - Poland - ss10 results:

Stage: 1 Kopecky; 2 Kajetanowicz +0.6s; 3 Kosciuszko +7.9s; 4 Solowow +13.9s; 5 Holowczyc +17.8s.

Overall: 1 Kajetanowicz; 2 Bouffier +20.6s; 3 Kopecky +1m17.1s; 4 Solowow +1m32.9s; 5 Kosciuszko +2m07.9s.

Moto3 2013Sun 08:51 Moto3 - Misano: Ten minutes to the start of the Moto3 race in Italy. Jonas Folger will start from pole ahead of Alex Rins and Maverick Vinales.

Sun 08:57 FR3.5 - Hungaroring: Antonio Felix da Costa has taken responsibility for his race one clash with Mikhail Aleshin. "It was stupid, I didn't need to do it," he said. "Aleshin could have given me some more room - he had space to his left - but why would he?"

While da Costa is relishing the chance to go head-to-head with the series frontrunners for the first time in a while, Kevin Magnussen laughed off suggestions that it's good to have all his rivals at the front with him.

"I'd rather have an easy race with all those guys further back!" he said. "It's going to be a good fight, but it will be very tough."

Sun 08:57 RallycrossRX - Austria: Heat three in Greinbach, and the championship contenders hit a variety of problems. Timur Timerzyanov and Timmy Hansen suffer punctures, while. Andreas Bakkerud's team fix his car following free practice engine problems, only for the Norwegian to go off at the first corner.

Heat three positions:

1 Solberg, 2 Jeanney, 3 Doran, 4 Hvaal, 5 Marklund, 6 Linnerud

Sun 09:01 Moto3 - Misano: We're onto the warm up lap at Misano. Can Vinales and Rins close on Salom to reignite the championship fight? Can Salom salvage a result from 10th on the grid? Bikes have come round and are waiting for the lights.

Sun 09:03 Moto3 - Misano: Luca Marini, Valentino Rossi's half-brother, falls at the first turn on his grand prix debut. Folger leads from Rins and Vinales, with Khairuddin fourth. Luis Salom seventh.

Sun 09:05 Moto3 - Misano: Salom is charging, and is up to fifth at the end of lap two. His problem is that Folger, Rins and Vinales have already stretched away out front - can he close the gap?

Sun 09:09 Moto3 - Misano: Huge high-side for Folger, and he's lain stricken at the side of the track. He had been picked off by Rins and Vinales, with the latter pair looking to stretch away from the chasing Salom. Folger was working hard to stay with the pair in third, but loses his bike in a very nasty crash. The German is now being stretchered away.

Sun 09:10 ERC - Poland: Our SS10 report is now online.

Sun 09:13 Moto3 - Misano: Vinales hits the front for the the first time now. He and Rins have pulled a 1.9s gap to Salom, who has now been pushed down to fourth by Alex Marquez.

Sun 09:22 Moto3 - Misano: Twelve laps to go, and its still Rins and Vinales out front. Marquez has now pulled away from Salom and is 1.3s off the lead fight, with the championship leader a further 2s down the road and now under pressure from a four-bike group led by team-mate Khairuddin.

Sun 09:33 Moto3 - Misano: Vinales and Rins still locked together out front, and they've now distanced Marquez. Expect this to really come alive in the last five laps - particularly because Salom is still caught up in a five-bike fight for fourth (comprising himself, Khairuddin, Oliveira, Miller and Antonelli).

Sun 09:37 Moto3 - Misano: Three laps to go, and Rins hits the front at Turn 1 - although Vinales hits back instantly. Marquez is a lonely third; Salom now 14s back from the lead fight in fourth.

Sun 09:42 Moto3 - Misano: Onto the last lap, and just 0.054s separates Vinales and Rins across the line. Salom comes round fifth, behind Khairuddin. Rins does go ahead but runs too deep and Vinales uses the cut-back; into Turn 11 he takes the lead once more...Vinales running out of time here, he's got two more chances - and no, Rins takes the win by five hundredths of a second.

Sun 09:42 Moto3 - Misano: Damage limitation by Salom, who prevails in that five-way fight for fourth. Could have been a lot worse there.

Sun 09:43 Moto3 - Misano: Salom's lead over Vinales is now cut to 19 points with five races to go, with Rins just two points further back.

Vinales' wait for victory goes on - he hasn't won now since Le Mans in May.

Sun 09:44 Moto3 - Misano:

1 Rins; 2 Vinales; 3 Marquez; 4 Salom; 5 Miller; 6 Khairuddin; 7 Oliveira; 8 Antonelli; 9 Oettl; 10 Fenati.

Sun 10:01 DTM - Oschersleben: Some good news for British fans this morning as Allan McNish protege Ross Wylie took his maiden podium finish in the Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup here.

Wylie started from pole but was passed by Dennis Trebing midway through the race at Turn 2.

His result has moved him up to eighth in the championship. He has a terrific chance of making the top-five with a strong result at the Hockenheim finale.

Sun 10:02 FR3.5 - Hungaroring: Fourth-place starter Marco Sorensen believes that if the lead four (including himself, Kevin Magnussen, Antonio Felix da Costa and Stoffel Vandoorne) all get away at the front of the field, their battle for victory could be decided by who blinks first on pit strategy.

Title-chasing Vandoorne says he's pretty happy with qualifying third this morning, although he described points leader Magnussen being on pole as "unfortunate".

Sun 10:03 BTCC - Rockingham: Dark skies and rain before the start of the first race at Rockingham. It all points to a wet event!

Sun 10:06 DTM - Oschersleben: We've had the odd bit of rain here in the past hour, but not even to the extent of what was seen in DTM qualifying yesterday.

Indications are that the race will be dry, even if grey clouds are flanking the circuit.

Sun 10:09 BTCC - Rockingham: The rain has returned to Corby this morning, creating two incident-packed races in Porsche Carrera Cup and Formula Ford. BTCC next up for the first of three races.

Sun 10:11 Moto2 - Misano: We're ten minutes away from the start of Moto2, where Pol Espargaro will start from pole alongside Tito Rabat and Takaaki Nakagami.

Thomas Luthi and Scott Redding, who leads Espargaro by 38 points in the championship, are next up.

Sun 10:16 BTCC - Rockingham: The pitlane is being cleared of spectators and guests ahead of the first race of the day.

Jason Plato starts from pole having produced a stunning lap in qualifying that edged out MG team-mate Sam Tordoff. Read all about it here.

Sun 10:23 Moto2 - Misano: Lights out, and Espargaro preserves his advantage away from the line. Rabat, Nakagami and Redding complete the top four.

Sun 10:24 BTCC - Rockingham: Pole man Plato reckons there'll be no rain for the next hour or so. Triple Eight, in all fairness, haven't always been the best at predicting the weather...

Pol Espargaro Moto2 2013Sun 10:26 Moto2 - Misano: Nakagami passes Rabat and closes rapidly on Espargaro, who had been threatening to free himself from the chasing pack. Redding now hounding Rabat, while also trying to fend off Aegerter behind.

Sun 10:29 BTCC - Rockingham: Frank Wrathall is about to start his 75th race in the BTCC; Adam Morgan his 50th.

Sun 10:29 Moto2 - Misano: Nakagami squeezes past Espargaro and into the lead, while Redding's attack on Rabat fails and he falls victim to Aegerter.

Sun 10:35 Moto2 - Misano: Nakagami really pushing on here, and he now leads by over one second from Espargaro, who is under pressure from Rabat. Redding gets by Aegerter and back into fourth with an excellent move around the outside. Brave stuff.

Sun 10:43 BTCC - Rockingham: Andrew Jordan made a great start and is lead. A collision further back has brought out the safety car, which has now completed five laps of the circuit.

Sun 10:43 Moto2 - Misano: Has Nakagami gone too early again? Espargaro has broken clear of Rabat and has now trimmed the lead to two seconds. Nakagami of course has finished second in the last three straight races.

Aegerter has picked off Redding, who is now under pressure from Zarco. That trio is more than one second down the road from Rabat.

Sun 10:45 BTCC - Rockingham: The order at the moment:

1 Jordan; 2 Plato; 3 Shedden; 4 Tordoff; 5 Neal; 6 M Jackson; 7 Newsham; 8 Collard; 9 Austin; 10 Goff.

Sun 10:46 BTCC - Rockingham: And the race resumes on lap seven of 16, minus Neal who spins on the restart!

Sun 10:47 Moto2 - Misano: Twelve laps to go, and Espargaro is indeed closing - the gap is now 1.8s despite Nakagami trying to respond. Redding is headed in the opposite direction: he's just been passed by Zarco and is sixth. If it stays like this, he'll surrender 10 of his 38-point championship lead.

Sun 10:48 BTCC - Rockingham: Jordan has pulled away from Plato, as Jackson moves ahead of Tordoff at Tarzan as they tip-toe around the circuit.

Sun 10:49 BTCC - Rockingham: Jordan has pulled out a 1.5s gap to Plato, who has Shedden right on his bumper. The Honda is a quicker car in these conditions so the double champion will have to defend well.

Sun 10:50 BTCC - Rockingham: Inevitably, Shedden finds a way through in the final turn while Jordan heads off into the distance.

Current championship leader Neal is making progress after his spin. He is 19th at the moment.

Sun 10:52 BTCC - Rockingham: Austin is starting to filter his way through the field. He's just passed Collard for sixth, while Jackson does likewise on Plato to go third.

Sun 10:54 BTCC - Rockingham: Lap 11 or 19 and Jordan is 4.6s ahead of the rest of the field, with Shedden second and Matt Jackson third.

Sun 10:54 Moto2 - Misano: More bad news for Redding - Luthi picks him off at Turn 11 and he's now down to seventh. Nakagami is still holding onto a 1.9s lead at the front, and now Rabat is closing on Espargaro. Seven laps to go.

Sun 10:56 BTCC - Rockingham: There's no stopping Austin who is backing up his recent Knockhill pace and making his way up the order - he's just claimed fifth from Newsham out of Chapman Curve.

Sun 10:58 Moto2 - Misano: It's all been very spaced out since Nakagami hit the front early on, but this is coming together nicely heading into the final five laps.

Espargaro has closed to within 1.5s now, but is in turn coming under pressure from Rabat, who is closing on the Spaniard faster than Espargaro is on Nakagami.

Redding meanwhile is seventh, but within touching distance of Luthi in fourth.

Sun 11:00 BTCC - Rockingham: The closest battle on track at the moment is between Newsham and Turkington. The 2009 chapman is harassing Newsham and, just as we say that, he lunges on the inside at Tarzan to take seventh.

Sun 11:01 Moto2 - Misano: Here we go. Three laps to run and Espargaro is right on Nakagami's tail. Both men will be desperate for this win, but its advantage Espargaro as he comes through on the main straight.

Sun 11:03 BTCC - Rockingham: Two laps left and Jordan is very much in control of the race and setting consecutive fastest lap times. He has a 4.3s advantage over Matt Jackson, who is ahead of Shedden.

Sun 11:03 Moto2 - Misano: Hard to see Nakagami coming back here - Espargaro leads by half a second across the line. Once again it appears he went too early.

Redding is looking at surrendering 18 points here. He's down in seventh heading onto the final lap.

Sun 11:05 FR3.5 - Hungaroring: Magnussen makes a fine getaway from pole to lead comfortably into Turn 1. Vandoorne jumps da Costa for third, while Sorensen is slow away and drops from 4th to 10th.

Sun 11:05 BTCC - Rockingham: And finally Austin gets pass Plato for fourth before the start of the penultimate lap.

Pol Espargaro Moto2 2013Sun 11:06 Moto2 - Misano: Brilliant finish. Espargaro wins it, with Nakagami second for the fourth straight race.

All eyes then turn to where Redding can finish. Rabat, Luthi and Aegerter come through, but at the death the Briton picks off Zarco to gain an extra point.

Still, Espargaro takes a sizeable 15-point bite out of Redding's 38-point lead.

Sun 11:06 BTCC - Rockingham: Austin is 2.3s behind the MG of Shedden, who is lapping a second slower. A possible change for the final podium spot coming up?

Sun 11:07 Moto2 - Misano:

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

Sun 11:08 FR3.5 - Hungaroring: Safety car is out after Will Stevens has a big crash at T11. The Brit ran slightly wide onto the exit kerb, which spun his car across the track and into the inside barrier.

Magnussen leads Vandoorne, da Costa, Pic, Muller and Negrao with three laps completed.

Sun 11:08 BTCC - Rockingham: An imperious drive by Jordan who takes the chequered flag 3.3s ahead of Matt Jackson, but what a performance by Austin who pipped Shedden at the finish to take third!

Sun 11:09 Moto2 - Misano: Touching moment as Nakagami pays tribute to compatriot Shoya Tomizawa, who lost his life at Misano in 2010, on the warm-down lap.

Sun 11:10 BTCC - Rockingham - race one results:

1 Jordan; 2 M Jackson +3.3s; 3 Austin +9.2s; 4 Shedden +9.2s; 5 Plato +14.8s; 6 Turkington +19.4s.

Sun 11:13 FR3.5 - Hungaroring: Clean restart from Magnussen, while third-placed da Costa has to work hard to keep Pic behind in the first few corners of the lap.

Sun 11:19 FR3.5 - Hungaroring: Magnussen, Vandoorne and da Costa are easing away from the chasing pack. All three are covered by 2.5s, and while the pit window is open only drivers further down the field have decided to come in so far.

Sun 11:19 DTM - Oschersleben: The race gets underway in 15 minutes with a light sprinkle of rain having fallen for a couple of minutes a time over the past few hours.

The track is still dry and slicks will still be the obvious tyres to start on.

Sun 11:21 DTM - Oschersleben: Jamie Green starts from pole for the first time in an Audi after Bruno Spengler's five-place grid penalty was applied.

It's Green's first pole since Zandvoort 2006!

See the full grid line-up here.

Sun 11:23 FR3.5 - Hungaroring: Vandoorne is the first of the leaders to blink, pitting at the start of lap 12. Magnussen responds a lap later, while da Costa - the quickest of the three at the moment, stays out.

Sun 11:26 DTM - Oschersleben: Mike Rockenfeller, who starts third, can be crowned champion today if he finishes third with Christian Vietoris and Robert Wickens not scoring and neither Bruno Spengler nor Augusto Farfus finishing higher than eighth.

Such a scenario is highly unlikely, meaning the title fight will probably roll on to Zandvoort.

Kevin Magnussen, Stoffel VandoorneSun 11:26 FR3.5 - Hungaroring: Magnussen just gets out of the pits ahead of Vandoorne, who is tucked up underneath his rear wing through the first few corners of the lap as the championship leader gets up to speed.

Da Costa comes in at the end of the lap, and just makes it to the Turn 1 apex ahead of Magnussen. The pair go side-by-side into Turn 2, but da Costa holds the inside line and now effectively holds the race lead (as we wait for others to pit).

Sun 11:32 DTM - Oschersleben: Polesitter Green starts on option tyres, as does fellow front-row man Farfus.

Rockenfeller and Werner, on the second row, begin on standards while Spengler - sixth - is on options (chosen when he thought he was on pole, of course).

The warm-up lap is underway.

Sun 11:32 FR3.5 - Hungaroring: Now the pitstops have shuffled out da Costa is in control at the front of the field, with a lead of nearly 3 seconds back to Magnussen and Vandoorne.

Melker's early stop has got him up to fourth, just ahead of race one winner Muller.

Sun 11:34 DTM - Oschersleben: Farfus out-drags Green and leads into the first corner.

Spengler made the best getaway of all to go from P6 to P4 by the first corner and then take Rockenfeller for third through Turn 2.

Sun 11:36 DTM - Oschersleben: Order at end of lap one: 1 Farfus; 2 Green; 3 Spengler; 4 Rockenfeller; 5 Albuquerque; 6 Werner; 7 Molina; 8 Tambay; 9 Scheider; 10 Paffett.

Sun 11:37 FR3.5 - Hungaroring: It's been a long time since we last said this: da Costa is romping away at the front.

His lead up to 4.1s by lap 20. Magnussen has title chaser Vandoorne for company, but so far he appears to have his McLaren stablemate under control.

There's a fierce fight for fourth, as Muller tries everything to get past the early-stopping Melker.

Sun 11:38 DTM - Oschersleben: Awful luck for Martin Tomczyk. He's in the pits for a drive-through penalty, having jumped the start.

TV replays show that he moved before the lights, stopped the car immediately and then got away with a significant delay to the rest of the field.

Meanwhile Edoardo Mortara almost stalled on the line, dropping to the tail of the pack.

Sun 11:41 DTM - Oschersleben: A rush of stops as the pit window opens on lap four. Seven drivers, all of whom started on the harder 'standard' tyres, come in, six of them switching to options.

The exception - according to the graphic in the press room TV screens - is Glock, who puts more standards on.

Sun 11:41 FR3.5 - Hungaroring: Five minutes +1 lap to go here, and da Costa continues to edge away at the front to lead by 4.9s. Magnussen how has his gap over Vandoorne above one second, and Muller is still giving Melker a very hard time.

Sun 11:44 FR3.5 - Hungaroring: Vandoorne is coming back at Magnussen, getting the gap down to 0.8s. If he wants to keep his title hopes alive he needs to get past the Dane.

Sun 11:44 DTM - Oschersleben: Among the pitters were points leader Rockenfeller - from fourth - and Werner, Scheider and Paffett, none of them switching positions relative to each other.

Correction on the Glock info - he spent over a lap in the pits, hence why the graphic did not update. He is now last and on options.

Valentino Rossi MotoGP 2013Sun 11:46 MotoGP - Misano: From Moto2 we move onto MotoGP. If you missed it earlier, Marc Marquez fell in this morning's warm-up - his second fall this weekend, and his second crash on (although dislocating his shoulder at Silverstone didn't seem to hinder him much).

Can Jorge Lorenzo, Valentino Rossi or Dani Pedrosa match him? On pace alone it looks unlikely.

Sun 11:47 DTM - Oschersleben: The race has assumed a common pattern in 2013 terms. Out front are the drivers from the front of the grid who started on option tyres, while those that started on standards have generally been in and changed to the softer Hankooks.

The exceptions are Wehrlein, Hand and Mortara, lying 10th, 11th and 12th and lapping significantly slower than anybody else on the track.

Sun 11:48 BTCC - Rockingham: Full report and results from race one here.

Sun 11:49 DTM - Oschersleben: Order on lap 10: 1 Farfus; 2 Green; 3 Spengler; 4 Tambay; 5 Molina; 6 Wittmann; 7 Priaulx; 8 Vietoris; 9 Juncadella; 10 Wehrlein.

Sun 11:50 FR3.5 - Hungaroring: Finally, Antonio Felix da Costa gets his second win of the 2013 season - his first since April's Monza season opener. In the end it was comfortable, as he came home 6.5 seconds clear of Kevin Magnussen.

Magnussen holds off Vandoorne to extend his points lead, while Melker does well to keep Muller at bay.

Result: 1 da Costa; 2 Magnussen; 3 Vandoorne; 4 Melker; 5 Muller; 6 Negrao; 7 Stockinger; 8 Huertas; 9 Sorensen; 10 Webb.

Sun 11:53 DTM - Oschersleben: Spengler is in from third. This is a surprise. He started on option tyres, so we would have expected him to run to about lap 25-30 before pitting.

He fits standards and exits right behind Rockenfeller. That's a net gain for the Audi man.

Sun 11:59 DTM - Oschersleben: Rockenfeller, now sixth, is quietly driving a stormer here. In the past four laps he's taken two seconds out of Farfus's lead. He trails him by 34 seconds, with it taking about 32.5 for an average tyre change here.

Sun 12:00 MotoGP - Misano: Riders start their warm up lap, and we're moments away from the start in Italy. Can anyone stop Marquez?

Sun 12:01 DTM - Oschersleben: Rockenfeller goes by Priaulx for fifth, the Brit obeying blue flags to let him by.

Quite why the DTM feels the need to ask drivers that are off-sequence on strategy to move out of the way for others - that they are fighting for position - is anybody's guess.

Sun 12:02 MotoGP - Misano: Lorenzo leads from Pedrosa and Marquez. Espargaro passes Rossi, but at first glance he appeared to jump the start and might face some sort of punishment.

Deja vu at the front though, as Lorenzo sets a searing early pace ahead of the two works Hondas. The difference is that Rossi is right up with them now, having made light work of passing Espargaro.

Sun 12:04 MotoGP - Misano: Lorenzo snatches one second on that first lap. Pedrosa, Marquez and Rossi are all together, while Crutchlow has also got by Espargaro - who did indeed jump the start and will have to take a ride-through as a result.

Sun 12:04 FR3.5 - Hungaroring: Full report from race two is now online. Read it here.

Sun 12:04 DTM - Oschersleben: Farfus pits from the lead on lap 21 and just manages to keep the advantage from the charging Rockenfeller.

The German is right on the Brazilian's tail, and he's on the preferred option tyres while Farfus has standards for this stint.

Sun 12:05 DTM - Oschersleben: Disaster for Andy Priaulx. He may well have been on for a point in this race. Not any more as he's spun by Juncadella at Turn 2.

Sun 12:09 MotoGP - Misano: Lorenzo leads by almost three seconds at the end of lap three. Marquez starting to hound his team-mate now, while Rossi continues to lurk less than half a second down the road...and he's past Marquez and into third when the latter goes too deep into Turn 8. We have a race on our hands.

Crutchlow and Bradl keeping up with this three-way fight in fifth and sixth. Andrea Iannone meanwhile has crashed out of ninth.

Sun 12:10 DTM - Oschersleben: Timo Scheider charges down the inside of Spengler for what is now sixth place at Turn 3. Spengler made no attempt to defend, his last lap half a second slower than his rival.

Both pass Tambay, who pits from third and emerges seventh.

Sun 12:12 DTM - Oschersleben: Green pits from the lead and emerges third, behind Farfus and Albuquerque - both of whom have also stopped once.

Rockenfeller, who had been on Farfus's tail, pits for the final time on the same lap and emerges 12th.

Sun 12:14 DTM - Oschersleben: BMW responds by pitting Farfus the following lap. He rejoins behind Joey Hand in ninth, but keeps ahead of Rockenfeller.

Hand moves aside, letting his RBM BMW team-mate through and will now keep Rockenfeller behind for as long as he can (well, until the blue flags force him to move out of the way anyway).

Sun 12:15 MotoGP - Misano: Several battles to focus on, but the field is largely strung out. Lorenzo leads by almost three seconds, Rossi continues to hound Pedrosa, while Marquez has fallen one second down the road. There's nothing to choose between Crutchlow and Bradl, or between Hayden and Dovizioso in the fight for eighth. Bautista a relatively solitary seventh.

Sun 12:16 DTM - Oschersleben: In among all of that, Green is now back in the lead, but still with a stop to go.

Molina, Scheider and Tambay - who have each also stopped once - comprise an all-Audi top four.

One man that could do some damage though is Albuquerque. He's made all his stops and is only five seconds behind Farfus. A top-five finish beckons.

Sun 12:17 DTM - Oschersleben: Order after 30 of 51 laps: 1 Green; 2 Molina; 3 Scheider; 4 Tambay; 5 Wittmann; 6 Mortara; 7 Farfus; 8 Rockenfeller; 9 Hand; 10 Albuquerque.

Sun 12:19 DTM - Oschersleben: Leader Green is lapping consistently half a second quicker than Farfus and Rockenfeller, but his 25.5s advantage over the pair does not seem likely to be enough to allow him to win today.

If he had 30s in hand, it might just be doable.

Sun 12:20 MotoGP - Misano: Here comes Marquez. A new fastest lap moves him right onto Rossi's rear, with less than two tenths now to choose between them heading across the line. Pedrosa has checked Lorenzo's lead at 2.5s.

Sun 12:22 DTM - Oschersleben: Scheider passes Molina for second, which may well gain the German a top-five finish once the pitstops shake the order up.

Scheider is making use of his option rubber. He and fifth-placed Mortara are the only drivers in the top 10 on the softer Hankooks.

Sun 12:22 MotoGP - Misano: He's been strangely quiet at the start of this year, but Marquez pulls off a brilliant move on Rossi to capture third at Turn 10. The pair are one second down on Pedrosa, who is slowly - slowly - chipping away at Lorenzo's lead.

Sun 12:25 DTM - Oschersleben: In case you were wondering, Farfus's performance today is guaranteeing that the title fight will run on to Zandvoort.

Rockenfeller, incidentally, is now just shy of 30s behind Green, so the Brit might well stay ahead of him after his final stop.

Molina pits from third on lap 36/51 and rejoins behind Paffett in 10th.

Sun 12:27 DTM - Oschersleben: Scheider pits from second and rejoins ahead of Paffett in eighth.

Dani Pedrosa MotoGP 2013Sun 12:27 MotoGP - Misano: Marquez's charge has brought him right onto Pedrosa's tail now, with Rossi two seconds down the road. Lorenzo still leads by 2.4s with 12 laps to go.

Sun 12:28 DTM - Oschersleben: Spengler and Wickens collide at Turn 3, the pair having been passed by Ekstrom a lap earlier.

Spengler dived down the inside pretty late and turned his countryman around. Wickens is out while Spengler is continuing without his engine cover.

Sun 12:29 MotoGP - Misano: Marquez fires it through at Turn 2. Can Pedrosa respond? His championship hopes could hinge on these final 10 laps.

Sun 12:30 DTM - Oschersleben: Green pits from the lead and rejoins in fourth place, right behind Rockenfeller.

Mortara now leads from Farfus, but the Audi man must make one final stop.

Sun 12:31 DTM - Oschersleben: Spengler, who has been given the black and orange flag, pits and pulls his car into the Schnitzer BMW garage.

Good job the 'Drive Like Bruno' logos weren't on his car today.

Sun 12:31 DTM - Oschersleben: Order on lap 41/51: 1 Mortara; 2 Farfus; 3 Rockenfeller; 4 Green; 5 Albuquerque; 6 Scheider; 7 Paffett; 8 Ekstrom; 9 Molina; 10 Tambay.

Sun 12:33 DTM - Oschersleben: Mortara pits from the lead and rejoins 10th, ahead of Werner. Not bad for a guy who was last into the opening corner.

Farfus has the lead back with Rockenfeller second. At this rate the Audi man's championship lead will be reduced to 33 points, but with Farfus now second overall.

Sun 12:34 MotoGP - Misano: Fascinating blend of styles here as Pedrosa matches Marquez over a lap - he's able to hold a tighter line in the slow stuff, but surrenders time over the quick sections. Lorenzo is beginning to look beyond reach, and now leads by three seconds.

Sun 12:36 MotoGP - Misano: Huge move from Pedrosa, who gets back into second at Turn 10 - exactly what Marquez did to Rossi. It lasts all of four turns, before Marquez dives back down the inside at Turn 14. Pedrosa has it all to do again, with six laps to go. It's all helping Lorenzo, who now leads by four seconds.

Sun 12:43 MotoGP - Misano: Has Marquez escaped? He's pulled seven tenths on Pedrosa heading into the final two laps. Does Pedrosa have anything left?

Sun 12:43 DTM - Oschersleben: The order is more or less settled now in the top six, but the battle for seventh between Ekstrom, Molina, Tambay, Mortara and Wehrlein is an entertaining one

Surely four Audis won't make a race of it with each other...

Sun 12:44 DTM - Oschersleben: Farfus begins his final lap.

Sun 12:45 DTM - Oschersleben: Farfus wins for the second time in 2013 and vaults from fifth to second spot in the championship.

Mike Rockenfeller finishes second to lead the championship by a reduced 33 points, with Jamie Green completing the podium.

Sun 12:46 DTM - Oschersleben: Results: 1 Farfus; 2 Rockenfeller; 3 Green; 4 Albuquerque; 5 Scheider; 6 Paffett; 7 Ekstrom; 8 Molina; 9 Tambay; 10 Mortara.

Sun 12:53 ERC - Poland: Ten minutes or so until the final loop of Rally Poland gets underway. Kajetanowicz currently has a 20.6 lead over Bouffier, but the Frenchman's co-driver Xavier Panseri insists they will fight until the end.

"We are second and he (Kajetanowicz) is 20 seconds in front of us. If he has no problem it will be impossible to come back," admits Panseri. "But we will fight, we will push.

"It’s like this, this is the race. Kajetanowicz is a fast driver and the stages today are faster than yesterday in that they are better for R5 and RRC cars. But we try to the end to push. We don’t give up.”

Sun 13:01 ERC - Poland: The overall classification is currently as follows:

1 Kajetanowicz; 2 Bouffier +20.6s; 3 Kopecky +1m17.1s; 4 Solowow +1m32.9s; 5 Kosciuszko +2m07.9s.

Kajetanowicz is the man in form today, his confidence no doubt boosted by the fact he clinched his fourth Polish championship title last night.

Sun 13:01 DTM - Oschersleben: Points after 8/10 rounds: 1 Rockenfeller, 124; 2 Farfus, 91; 3 Vietoris, 71; 4 Wickens, 70; 5 Spengler, 67; 6 Paffett, 65; 7 Ekstrom, 44; 8 Wittmann, 39; 9 Green, 35; 10 Werner, 26.

Sun 13:06 MotoGP - Misano: Full report and results from the San Marino event are live here.

Sun 13:06 BTCC - Rockingham: Jordan gets a poor start from race two pole, and it's Austin who leads from Jackson, with Jordan third.

Sun 13:08 DTM - Oschersleben: Race report is online now. Read it here.

Sun 13:09 BTCC - Rockingham: Jordan loses more ground as Shedden picks him off going into Turn 1, which allows Newsham to nick through and leaves him vulnerable to the BMWs of Collard and Turkington.

Sun 13:09 ERC - Poland: And the second pass through Biskupiec has gone live. As a guide, Kajetanowicz was the quickest this morning with a time of 8m17.6s.

Dominykuas Butvilas is the first to tackle the 15.5-kilometre test, followed by Jeremi Ancian who lost 20 minutes before the interval when his Peugeot suffered a transmission failure.

Sun 13:16 BTCC - Rockingham: Shedden has now closed to within 0.9s of leader Austin, with Jackson 4s down the road in third. Collard meanwhile is fending off a gaggle of cars in the fight for fourth - Newsham, Neal and Turkington are all in the hunt.

Sun 13:16 ERC - Poland: Butvilas comes through in a time of 8m41.7s followed by Ancian who goes 16.2s quicker.

Sun 13:18 BTCC - Rockingham: There's missing your braking point, and then there's this - Fuller goes so deep into Turn 1 it looks like he forgot about stopping at all. He was 11th, but loses several spots rejoining.

Sun 13:18 ERC - Poland: Martin Kangur is the third driver to post a time, and a quick one too - 8m15.2s.

Sun 13:20 BTCC - Rockingham: Turkington and Neal both slide off and nudge into the barriers. Something on the circuit? No, Neal has retired his car and is clambering out.

Sun 13:21 ERC - Poland: Craig Breen finishes the stage in 8m20.5s with a distinct smell of washing up liquid about him as his windscreen washer bottle appears to have burst.

Sun 13:23 BTCC - Rockingham: Shedden has slipped back from Austin, unable to match his pace. He's still comfortably clear of Jackson in third. Turkington working hard to stay ahead of Tordoff in fourth, Newsham doing likewise with Plato in sixth.

Sun 13:23 ERC - Poland: Rising Polish star Michal Kosciuszko is the fastest through at the moment with a time of 8m12.4s.

Sun 13:26 ERC - Poland: Krzystof Holowczyc is next up and fourth quickest through the stage.

"The rally is a fantastic sport," says the Dakar regular. "You take a lot of risk on all the stages, why not smile when you are on the finish?"

Quite, Holowczyc.

Sun 13:27 ERC - Poland: Current championship leader Jan Kopecky sets a time of 8m16.9s, which is 4.5s slower than Kosciuszko. Will Michal Solowow be able to better that and take third place overall?

Sun 13:27 BTCC - Rockingham: Turkington steals ahead of Jackson and into third. Tordoff now all over Jackson as we head onto the final lap. Austin, chasing a first BTCC win, has a three second advantage.

Sun 13:28 ERC - Poland: And Solowow completes the stage in 8m24.4s, so Kopecky has increased the gap between the pair in their battle for third.

Sun 13:30 ERC - Poland: Rally leader Kajetanowicz sets the quickest time through Biskupiec. Now we wait and see if Bouffier is able to beat the 8m09.1s set by the Pole...

Sun 13:31 BTCC - Rockingham: Austin has it. A first series win for the 32-year-old, who is followed over the line by Shedden and Turkington.

Jackson managed to hold off Tordoff for fourth, while behind Plato grabs sixth from Newsham.

Sun 13:31 BTCC - Rockingham - Race 2:

1 Austin; 2 Shedden; 3 Turkington; 4 Jackson; 5 Tordoff; 6 Plato; 7 Newsham; 8 Jordan; 9 Onslow-Cole; 10 J Smith.

Sun 13:33 ERC - Poland: ...which he does. Bouffier goes quickest with a time of 8m07.8s, which is 1.3s faster than Kajetanowicz and lead gap decreases from 20.6s to 19.3s with two stages to go.

Sun 13:35 ERC - Poland - SS11 results:

Stage: 1 Bouffier; 2 Kajetanowicz +1.3s; 3 Kosciuszko +4.6s; 4 Kangur +7.4s; 5 Kopecky +9.1s.

Overall: 1 Kajetanowicz; 2 Bouffier +19.3s; 3 Kopecky +1m24.9s; 4 Solowow +1m45.4s; 5 Kosciuszko +2m11.2s.

Sun 13:44 DTM - Oschersleben: Joey Hand took his first fastest lap in the series today.

No driver has set fastest lap more than once this year. Wittmann, Vietoris, Tambay, Wehrlein and now Hand are all first-timers to the award in 2013.

Sun 13:51 ERC - Poland: Jan Kopecky has revealed the full extent of the problem he encountered before today's (rather lengthy) interval.

"We had a problem with the propshaft on the middle joint," says the Skoda driver. "A bolt came out but it is stuck in the joint touching the tunnel.

"It was not easy to find what the problem was at first because the bolt is inside the car and I was lying 20 minutes under the car checking what was going on, trying to find the place.

"Now we are in third place and of course that will be a good result."

Sun 13:58 ERC - Poland: The penultimate stage of the rally kicks off at 16:17 local time (15:17 BST).

Sun 14:12 BTCC - Rockingham: Full report and result from race two here.

Sun 14:18 ERC - Poland: The second run through Uzranki has begun and we expect the first car - that'll be Butvilas - to come through in approximately eight minutes or so.

Sun 14:28 ERC - Poland: Twelfth-placed Butvilas sets the first time, which is a rather slow 9m05.6s. Sounds like a couple of stones got wedged in the brake callipers of his Mitsubishi.

Sun 14:29 ERC - Poland: And here's Ancian who says he had a problem with his gearbox in the stage. Even so, he posts a respectable time of 8m47.5s.

Sun 14:33 ERC - Poland: Breen is next to cross the finish line. He is two seconds behind Holowczyc at the moment in their battle for sixth, so we'll wait and see if the Polish legend can beat 8m41.1s.

Sun 14:34 ERC - Poland: "We are just trying to coast around and not make any mistakes," admits Breen. "I am just enjoying the driving now."

Sun 14:38 ERC - Poland: Holowczyc's time of 8m37.3s is 6.2s slower than Breen, so the Irishman has now moved up to sixth overall.

Sun 14:39 ERC - Poland: Kopecky continues to take a cautious approach to today's stages and sets a time of 8m16.9s.

Sun 14:39 RallycrossRX - Austria: Alexander Hvaal wins the Supercar final and the eight round of the FIA European Rallycross Championship in Austria.

He beat championship leader Timerzyanov and Frenchman Davy Jeanney. Early leader Liam Doran held a commanding lead but retired on lap four.

Petter Solberg failed to get his car off the startline.

Sun 14:46 ERC - Poland: Current rally leader Kajetanowicz completes the stage in 8m36.9s, but Bouffier pips him by 0.6s to reduce his overall advantage to 18.7s.

"Now we have a good feeling," says Kajetanowicz. "Bryan (Bouffier) is a very fast driver. I try to find compromise between risk and fun."

Sun 14:47 ERC - Poland: "I am really pushing, but it's not enough," suggests Bouffier. "I fell 100% and I am really pushing as hard as I can, but it's not really enough."

Sun 14:50 ERC - Poland - SS12 results: An impressive performance by Kangur who clinched his second stage win of the event.

Stage: 1 Kangur; 2 Bouffier +1.4s; 3 Kajetanowicz +2.0s; 4 Kosciuszko +2.1s; 5 Kopecky +4.4s.

Overall: 1 Kajetanowicz; 2 Bouffier +18.7s; 3 Kopecky +1m27.3s; 4 Solowow +1m57.0s; 5 Kosciuszko +2m11.3s.

Sun 14:50 RallycrossRX - Austria: Full report is now online. You can read it here.

Sun 14:52 ERC - Poland: We now have a bit of a wait until the final stage of the rally, which will be the second pass through Mateuszek. The 26-kilometre test begins at 18:06 local time (17:06 BST).

Sun 15:52 ERC - Poland: Not long to go before Rally Poland nears its conclusion. Enough time, however, for you to check out our dedicated rallying page where you'll find a plethora of ERC video highlights.

Sun 16:06 ERC - Poland: Production Cup leader Butvilas is the first to start the final stage of the event. He has 25 kilometres of tricky conditions ahead of him.

Sun 16:08 ERC - Poland: Quickest through this stage this morning was Kopecky, which was quite remarkable given his propshaft problems. The Skoda driver completed it in 14m49.9s.

Sun 16:12 ERC - Poland: Butvilas, Ancian and Kangur are in the final test at the moment. The latter is pushing rather hard and almost has a moment which cutting a corner in the opening section.

Sun 16:14 ERC - Poland: Breen is next out of the blocks and will be wanting to increase the 4.2s gap he has over Holowcyzc in sixth place.

Sun 16:19 ERC - Poland: Kosciuszko is throwing his new-generation Ford R5 around like its going out of fashion. The Pole is currently fifth overall, which is commendable given he is still recovering from a back injury he suffered in Germany last month.

Sun 16:23 ERC - Poland: Butvilas reaches the finish in 15m32.1s. "I finished with no brakes!" exclaims the Lithuanian, but even so he's won the Production Cup class in Rally Poland.

Sun 16:25 ERC - Poland: Ancian completes the stage in 15m10.0s.

"I did this stage only to be in the finish," says the Frenchman. "The rally was very difficult because we made some mistakes yesterday."

Sun 16:27 ERC - Poland: Wait... Breen's next to finish. Where's Kangur?

Sun 16:29 ERC - Poland: Blimey, a third puncture for Breen. He completes the stage in 15m21.9s. The Irishman says Kangur had his boot open in the stage and is attending to a possible wheel issue.

Sun 16:30 ERC - Poland: Kosciuszko goes quickest - 14m44.5s. That's 25.5s quicker than anyone else, so far...

Sun 16:32 ERC - Poland: Holowcyzc posts a time 22.2s quicker than Breen and in doing so claims sixth overall on the last stage!

Sun 16:33 ERC - Poland: "It's nice, we are flying a little bit but still at the finish," Holowcyzc said. "Sixth position is nothing special, but sixth is okay."

Sun 16:34 ERC - Poland: Kopecky posts a time of 14m42.8s and claims the final spot on the podium. We now wait and see how Kajetanowicz and Bouffier fair.

Sun 16:36 ERC - Poland: Kangur finally comes home and loses the best part of eight minutes. He says he hit a stone and subsequently had a puncture, before having to complete the stage minus powersteering.

Sun 16:37 ERC - Poland: Kajetanowicz sets a time of 14m41.7s. Can Bouffier (somehow) go 20s quicker?

Sun 16:39 ERC - Poland: Silly question, of course he can't. But a valiant effort by the Frenchman at the end who completes the stage in 14m46.3s, which therefore means Kajetanowicz is the Rally Poland victor!

Sun 16:41 ERC - Poland: "I am rally happy," says Kajetanowicz. "I have a fantastic team.

"I think it is the best day in my life, well not the best day, maybe the second best day."

Sun 16:42 ERC - Poland: "I did my best," claims Bouffier at the finish. "I tried to push as much as I could.

"We had a small technical problem, but I did my best. I'm looking forward to the next one (rally)."

Sun 16:44 ERC - Poland - SS13 results:

Stage: 1 Kajetanowicz; 2 Kopecky +1.1s; 3 Kosciuszko +2.8s; 4 Bouffier +4.6s; 5 Holowcyzc +18.0s.

Finish: 1 Kajetanowicz; 2 Bouffier +23.3s; 3 Kopecky +1m28.4s; 4 Kosciuszko +2m14.1s; 5 Holowcyzc +3m15.5s.

Sun 17:00 BTCC - Rockingham: Andrew Jordan has extended his lead at the top of the standings after winning race. Full report and results are online.

Sun 17:11 ERC - Poland: Here's our wrap-up after the end of the rally.

Sun 17:13 NASCAR - Chicagoland: Meanwhile in Chicago, the Sprint Cup teams are looking at the sky as it is currently raining slightly, and the Air Titan is not on track to dry it up.

Sun 17:25 NASCAR - Chicagoland: Drivers are heading out to do pre-race introductions, but they're doing so under umbrellas. It's pretty murky overhead.

Sun 17:30 NASCAR - Chicagoland: It's been a wild week for NASCAR.

To summarise, there are 13 drivers in the 12-man Chase for the title, and you're no longer allowed to deliberately cause cautions, deliberately take rivals out, make phantom pitstops to manipulate races or collude with other teams to do likewise.

So that's that sorted.

Sun 17:32 NASCAR - Chicagoland: One thing is sure, though - for an organisation sometimes accused of glossing over rule-bending, NASCAR hasn't shied away from laying down the law this time.

Sun 17:38 NASCAR - Chicagoland: Stewart-Haas Racing's ever-sharp Twitter feed is probably spot on: "After driver intros, Jet Dryer media availability will begin here @ChicagolndSpdwy"

Sun 17:45 NASCAR - Chicagoland: The now 13-strong Chase field just lined up for a new official picture.

So we've had the original 12, Truex out/Newman in, and now Gordon in as well.

Sun 18:05 NASCAR - Chicagoland: Good news: the drizzle has ceased sufficiently for the jet dryer to get on track. Potentially bad news: forecasts predict a load more rain will turn up very soon.

Sun 18:20 NASCAR - Chicagoland: For now at least, the jet dryer is gallantly plugging on around the speedway.

Sun 18:42 NASCAR - Chicagoland: A race might happen soon! Cars are scheduled to roll out to pitlane in the next few minutes.

Sun 19:02 NASCAR - Chicagoland: Word is we're going to be racing in about half an hour...

Sun 19:19 NASCAR - Chicagoland: The national anthem is sung so the start isn't far away. And in what is surely also a good sign, this week's Voice/X Factor/something else off the telly veteran doing the anthem singing didn't insert 870 superfluous notes into every line of it...

Sun 19:23 NASCAR - Chicagoland: OK, stay poised. Command to start engines is a few minutes away yet as the jet dryers haven't quite finished their work. Another five minute pause, we hear.

ChaseSun 19:28 NASCAR - Chicagoland: Here they are, the 13 drivers contending for this year's title. No Truex, but with added Gordon and Newman. And Dale Earnhardt Jr in a cosy jacket.

Sun 19:29 NASCAR - Chicagoland: Approximately 15 people off the telly and a policeman give the 'start your engines!' command. At last, we're going racing in Chicago.

Sun 19:31 NASCAR - Chicagoland: The scheduled race distance is 267 laps, but the forecast for the rest of the day is pretty mediocre.

If the rain comes back after half-distance, the race can be declared, although NASCAR has been keen to get full events in when possible this year, even if that means some very late nights.

Sun 19:40 NASCAR - Chicagoland: The finally starts, poleman Joey Logano making a clean break in the lead as Juan Pablo Montoya jumps Brad Keselowski for seecond,

Sun 19:41 NASCAR - Chicagoland: One note of moderate interest: midfielder Josh Wise was dumped to the back for the start as a punishment for not turning up to the driver introduction ceremonies.

Sun 19:42 NASCAR - Chicagoland: Keselowski has reclaimed second from Montoya.

Bruno SpenglerSun 19:45 DTM - Oschersleben: A bad day for DTM champion Bruno Spengler gets worse, as he picks up a grid penalty for the next round for clashing with Robert Wickens today.

Sun 19:50 NASCAR - Chicagoland: We're 19 laps in and Logano is into the backmarkers. He's keeping a lead of about a second over Penske team-mate Keselowski.

There's going to be a yellow at lap 30 to give teams a chance to assess things on the post-rain track.

Sun 19:52 NASCAR - Chicagoland: It's drizzling again but NASCAR isn't worried it's going to turn into anything troublesome.

Sun 19:57 NASCAR - Chicagoland: Here's the yellow, and the race order is 1 Logano; 2 Keselowski; 3 Johnson; 4 Montoya; 5 Biffle; 6 Stenhouse; 7 Gordon; 8 Kahne; 9 Kyle Busch; 10 Edwards.

Sun 20:03 NASCAR - Chicagoland: Uh-oh... caution being extended due to rain at Turn 3...

But just for one more lap, it seems.

Sun 20:06 NASCAR - Chicagoland: Back to green on lap 37. Jimmie Johnson leads Kyle Busch as they emerged from the pits first. Logano is down to sixth.

Sun 20:24 NASCAR - Chicagoland: Johnson has moved into a three-second lead over new pursuers Matt Kenseth and Brad Keselowski.

Logano has just passed Kyle Busch for fourth.

Sun 20:26 NASCAR - Chicagoland: Green flag pitstops start, with Johnson and Keselowski in first.

The five-time champion has a lug nut problem and the pitstop takes nearly 20s. That's going to hurt.

Sun 20:28 NASCAR - Chicagoland: Turns out it's even more painful - looks like there might not have been a lugnut problem at all, but the NASCAR observer thought there was and held the car.

Sun 20:31 NASCAR - Chicagoland: Johnson is now fifth, with Kenseth leading by a second over Keselowski, Logano and Kyle Busch following those stops.

Johnson is politely peeved over the radio. Crew chief Chad Knaus mollifies him. It's all very civilised at Hendrick.

Sun 20:35 NASCAR - Chicagoland: From monitoring various teams' radio traffic, it seems the next band of rain is either 15 minutes away, half an hour away, not coming until 15 minutes before the scheduled end, or won't be a problem at all...

Sun 20:41 NASCAR - Chicagoland: We're 100 laps into a race that hasn't yet come alive. Here's the order:

1 Kenseth; 2 Keselowski; 3 Logano; 4 Johnson; 5 Kyle Busch; 6 Gordon; 7 Earnhardt; 8 Truex; 9 Logano; 10 Bowyer.

Sun 20:43 NASCAR - Chicagoland: Yellow out for rain, just as newcomer Cole Whitt spins the Swan Toyota.

Sun 20:44 NASCAR - Chicagoland: The field comes into the pits as the rain starts to properly hammer down and the crowd reach for their coats.

Sun 20:57 NASCAR - Chicagoland: The rain has passed over and the jet dryers are back on track. But it's going to be a long wait as there's a lot of water to clear, and it may well have to continue under the lights local time.

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