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LIVE COMMENTARY: RACE CENTRE LIVE - MUGELLO MOTOGP, LE MANS TEST DAY, DETROIT INDYCAR
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As it happened: Mugello MotoGP, Le Mans test day, Detroit IndyCar
By Matt Beer, Mark Glendenning, Andrew van Leeuwen, Glenn Freeman, Gary Watkins, Charles Bradley, Dan Cross, AUTOSPORT staff and Sam Smith
The live commentary has ended. No further updates will be posted.
Sat 11:32 Welcome to AUTOSPORT Race Centre Live as we begin one of the busiest non-Formula 1 weekends of 2014 so far.

We'll be bringing you every moment of action from the Mugello MotoGP weekend, plus the DTM in Hungary, Formula Renault 3.5 at Spa, the IndyCar double-header in Detroit, and tomorrow's official Le Mans 24 Hours test day.

If that's the icing, then there's no shortage of cake, as we're also covering European Formula 3 from Hungary, Auto GP at Monza, United SportsCar on the Detroit streets and NASCAR back on the short tracks at Dover's 'Monster Mile'.

Sat 11:43 DTM – Hungary: Practice has just finished here in Budapest. Miguel Molina was fastest for Audi with a 1m37.558s, ahead of BMW's Marco Wittmann (1m37.586s) and Timo Glock (1m37.863s). Best-placed Mercedes was Robert Wickens down in 15th.

Sat 11:43 MotoGP - Mugello: Messy start to 'practice four', the session just before qualifying in Italy.

Aleix Espargaro, Bradley Smith and Alvaro Bautista have all had falls in the opening minutes. All were unhurt, but it's hassle their teams don't need with qualifying imminent.

Dani Pedrosa is currently fastest ahead of Marc Marquez.

Sat 11:51 MotoGP - Mugello: Smith and Bautista are already back out again, with Smith on the same Tech 3 Yamaha successfully dusted down.

Bautista's rear-mounted on-board camera is a bit of a giveaway that he's recently been off - it gives a great view of the scuffs and asphalt marks on his leathers.

Sat 11:53 MotoGP - Mugello: There's just 0.065s between Pedrosa and Marquez going into the final minutes of this practice session, with Jorge Lorenzo third and Andrea Iannone flying again for Pramac Ducati in fourth.

Iannone is also top Italian, just ahead of illustrious compatriots Andrea Dovizioso and Valentino Rossi.

Dani PedrosaSat 11:57 MotoGP - Mugello: Marquez has been tipping Rossi as his big threat for this weekend, Lorenzo has won at Mugello for the last three consecutive years, and Marquez has won everything everywhere so far this year... all of which makes it easy to overlook our current pacesetter Pedrosa.

But the veteran (relatively speaking) on the #26 Honda was quickest in practice three this morning and a look at the championship standings shows that actually it's not been too bad a year for him so far...

Championship standings after five of 18 rounds:

1 Marc Marquez 125
2 Dani Pedrosa 83
3 Valentino Rossi 81
4 Andrea Dovizioso 53
5 Jorge Lorenzo 45
6 Stefan Bradl 39

(25 points for a win)
Full 2014 MotoGP statistics on FORIX

Sat 12:00 MotoGP - Mugello: Quick lap from Rossi as practice four nears its end, but maybe not as good as he would've hoped. The first two sectors put him on course to depose the Hondas up front, but the lap tailed off and he only went to fourth.

Sat 12:02 MotoGP - Mugello - Practice four results:

1 Pedrosa 1m47.940s
2 Marquez +0.065s
3 Lorenzo +0.166s
4 Rossi +0.186s
5 Iannone +0.211s
6 Dovizioso +0.373s
7 A Espargaro +0.426s
8 P Espargarp +0.631s
9 Bradl +0.759s
10 Crutchlow +0.820s

Sat 12:07 MotoGP - Mugello: A very quick pause now before Q1 in which everyone outside the top 10 in combined practice times fights for two spots in Q2.

Among the crowd today is Ferrari Formula 1 star Fernando Alonso, currently hanging out with MotoGP commercial chief Carmelo Ezpeleta.

Sat 12:13 IndyCar - Detroit: After a month of focusing on 220mph+ speeds at Indianapolis, the IndyCar field are braking and turning right again on the streets of Detroit.

First qualifying is just under half an hour away, and if you think that's a bit early... it is. But with two IndyCar races and a United SportsCar round plus supports to fit in, it's a packed timetable on Belle Isle.

Here's how the IndyCar battle is shaping up after Ryan Hunter-Reay's lucractive (in money, prestige AND points terms) Indy 500 win:

Championship standings after five of 18 rounds:

1 Ryan Hunter-Reay 274
2 Will Power 234
3 Helio Castroneves 220
4 Simon Pagenaud 211
5 Marco Andretti 192
6 Carlos Munoz 160

(50 points for a win plus bonuses)
Full 2014 IndyCar data on FORIX

And here's what happened yesterday, as man of the moment Hunter-Reay topped the morning before Pagenaud led the afternoon session.

Sat 12:16 MotoGP - Mugello: Q1 is in progress. Big names fighting to avoid early embarrassment in this session include Alvaro Bautista and Aleix Espargaro.

Bautista is currently second to early pacesetter Yonny Hernandez, while Espargaro is yet to set a time after his practice four crash, though he is on an out-lap.

Hernandez is one of two Ducatis stuck in this session, along with factory wildcard Michele Pirro.

Sat 12:17 MotoGP - Mugello: Espargaro's first lap only puts him third behind Hernandez and Bautista.

Sat 12:19 MotoGP - Mugello: Now Espargaro gets going and takes the Q1 top spot, with Bautista second, 0.078s behind. Over to Hernandez to respond.

Sat 12:20 MotoGP - Mugello: Only 13 bikes in this session rather than the usual 14, as Nicky Hayden admitted defeat this morning and withdrew from the event as his wrist pain continues.

He'll have surgery on the old wound next week, and in the meantime his Aspar Honda sits idle. Team-mate Hiroshi Aoyama is currently seventh in this session.

Sat 12:25 MotoGP - Mugello: It could've been only 12 bikes in Q1, but Ioda managed to rustle up a stand-in rider in the shape of World Superbike man Michel Fabrizio.
Michel Fabrizio
Fabrizio was only brought in this morning, and is making his first MotoGP appearance since August 2009, when he replaced Mika Kallio at Pramac Ducati (pictured) following the Finn's call to stand in for the unwell Casey Stoner in the factory squad.

Fabrizio's Brno 2009 one-off proved unsuccessful, and it was then-250cc rider Espargaro who was brought in by Pramac for the rest of Kallio's absence.

It's been a nightmare month for Ioda after regular rider Danilo Petrucci injured his arm in the Jerez warm-up. Planned replacement Luca Scassa damaged his leg in a testing crash before Le Mans, and then Petrucci fell short unexpectedly in his race to be fit for this weekend.

Sat 12:25 MotoGP - Mugello: Bautista and Hernandez are both improving, but Espargaro is sat in the garage, having thought he was safely through...

Sat 12:26 MotoGP - Mugello: Bautista takes the Q1 top spot away from Espargaro but Hernandez is only third by the end of his lap.

Sat 12:28 MotoGP - Mugello: A few nerve-jangles for Espargaro and Forward as Pirro puts in a better lap, but it's only fifth for the Italian, so Bautista and Espargaro are safely through to Q2.

Sometimes Q1 is a time for pitlane celebrations as it thrusts an underdog into the Q2 limelight. Sometimes it's just a case of people who've made a mess of practice going 'phew!' because they've salvaged the Q2 spot they should've always had. Today is one of the latter.

Sat 12:30 MotoGP - Mugello - Q1 results:

1 Alvaro Bautista
2 Aleix Espargaro
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3 Yonny Hernandez
4 Scott Redding
5 Michele Pirro
6 Karel Abraham
7 Hiroshi Aoyama
8 Colin Edwards
9 Hector Barbera
10 Michael Laverty

Fabrizio was slowest, 4.8s off the pace, but fair enough, the bloke's even less well-prepared for this than AUTOSPORT assistant editor SCOTT MITCHELL is for his car racing debut at Silverstone this afternoon (more of that later).

Sat 12:32 MotoGP - Mugello: Q2 is three minutes away. So far in 2014 it's five grands prix and five poles for Marquez...

Sat 12:35 MotoGP - Mugello: Few stats to bear in mind for Q2's Ducati contingent on the team's all-important home ground... Dovizioso is chasing a second straight front row start after Le Mans, Crutchlow hasn't yet qualified higher than seventh on a Ducati, and Iannone's previous MotoGP career best grid slot is eighth.

The green light is on and we've got 15 minutes to decide the top 12 grid positions.

Sat 12:37 IndyCar - Detroit: The drivers are being strapped in for the first of this weekend's two qualifying sessions. Going out in this first group: Simon Pagenaud, Helio Castroneves, Ryan Hunte-Reay, Takuma Sato, Ryan Briscoe, Tony Kanaan, Sebastian Saavedra, Justin Wilson, Jack Hawksworth, Juan Pablo Montoya and Sebastien Bourdais.

Sat 12:37 MotoGP - Mugello: Rossi admits himself that qualifying isn't his strength (he's got a mere 49 poles compared to his 80 wins), and he hasn't topped a grid since Le Mans 2010, just over four years ago.

So if he doesn't fly in the next quarter of an hour, that doesn't mean he's not a contender for tomorrow.

Sat 12:39 MotoGP - Mugello: Lorenzo goes top early with a 1m47.605s, still waiting for the Hondas.

Sat 12:40 MotoGP - Mugello: Now Marquez deposes Lorenzo with a 1m47.438s, 0.167s up on the Yamaha.

Pedrosa is only 10th with his first lap.

Simon PagenaudSat 12:40 IndyCar - Detroit: The green flag waves, and Pagenaud - carrying a rather cool orange and black livery this weekend - leads the queue out of pitlane.

Sat 12:41 MotoGP - Mugello: Iannone jumps to second ahead of Lorenzo, using the soft tyre on that 'non-Factory' Ducati well.

Sat 12:42 MotoGP - Mugello: Marquez improves to 1m47.270s on his next lap, putting him on pole by 0.180s for now as everyone pits to prepare for their next shots.

Pedrosa has improved, but only to sixth.

Sat 12:43 MotoGP - Mugello: As has become his habit of late, Marquez is now going to hop onto his second bike for his next attempt.

Sat 12:44 MotoGP - Mugello: Here's the Q2 order with six minutes left and everyone having completed their first runs:

1 Marquez; 2 Iannone; 3 Lorenzo; 4 P Espargaro; 5 Rossi; 6 Pedrosa; 7 Smith; 8 Crutchlow; 9 Dovizioso; 10 Bradl; 11 A Espargaro; 12 Bautista.

Sat 12:45 IndyCar - Detroit: Holy ... Pagenaud just went through a right-hander with the car pretty much at a 45-degree angle to the direction of the track, and bouncing like mad over the bumps to boot. How he kept it off the wall will forever remain a mystery - if his right-rear missed it, it can't have been by more than an inch. He pits for a set of new tyres and, quite possibly a set of new undergarments as well.

Sat 12:46 Formula Renault Eurocup - Spa: On the Formula Renault 3.5 support bill in Belgium today, McLaren F1 junior Nyck de Vries has suffered his first defeat of the season in the FR Eurocup.

De Vries led the field away from pole, but he was swallowed up by three cars on the run to Les Combes, and could only battle back to second behind winner Dennis Olsen.

The FR3.5 cars are in action in just over half an hour, with Red Bull juniors Carlos Sainz and Pierre Gasly sharing the front row for DAMS and Arden.

Sat 12:46 MotoGP - Mugello: Iannone sets the best sector one time so far, and Lorenzo is improving too.

Sat 12:46 MotoGP - Mugello: Lorenzo improves but can't knock Iannone out of second.

And now Marquez is blitzing the sector times again on his next run.

Sat 12:47 IndyCar - Detroit: Almost everyone started the session on the harder black tyres, although about half have now switched to the softer reds. Castroneves is P1 with a 1m17.2597s.

Sat 12:48 MotoGP - Mugello: Crutchlow jumps from eighth to fifth, that would be his best Ducati qualifying yet.

Now Smith is setting the best sector one time of anyone so far. He's currently eighth.

Sat 12:49 MotoGP - Mugello: Smith's lap fades, but it's still enough to bring him up to sixth behind fellow Brit Crutchlow.

Sat 12:49 IndyCar - Detroit: OK, we could do without the timing screen doing weird things here. Kanaan was briefly shown as P1, although the system has now decided that it was lying and restored Castroneves to P1.

Sat 12:50 MotoGP - Mugello: Rossi and Pedrosa are only seventh and eighth. The Yamaha is now improving but the Honda isn't.

Sat 12:50 MotoGP - Mugello: The chequered flag is out, and Marquez isn't improving on his early 1m47.270s. In fact everyone up front is pretty static, so all eyes on the likes of Rossi and Pedrosa further back.

Sat 12:51 MotoGP - Mugello: Pedrosa jumps to fourth, but Rossi is beaten by a load of late improvers and his last lap leaves him way down in 10th!

Sat 12:52 MotoGP - Mugello - Q2 results:

1 Marquez
2 Iannone
3 Lorenzo
4 Pedrosa
5 P Espargaro
6 Crutchlow
7 Smith
8 Dovizioso
9 Bradl
10 Rossi
11 Bautista
12 A Espargaro

Sat 12:52 IndyCar - Detroit: The chequered flag waves for the first group. Castroneves, Hawksworth, Kanaan, Briscoe, Bourdais and Montoya will all progress to the next phase.

It's a lucky break for Montoya because he was initially seventh, but Pagenaud has been penalised for interference and docked his two best laps, which drops him out of the top six. Also eliminated were Saavedra, Sato, Wilson and Hunter-Reay, who was last and will start from the back of the grid. There's the first shock of the weekend.

Sat 12:54 AutoGP - Monza: Teams making final preparations for race one here at Monza. Race start is 14.35 BST. Meanwhile it is 1994 revisited in the paddock as Taki Inoue chats with his old Formula 3000 team boss David Sears and team-mate Vincenzo Sospiri.

Sat 12:54 IndyCar - Detroit: The second group is preparing for its turn. Heading out this time will be Mike Conway, Will Power, Scott Dixon, James Hinchcliffe, Graham Rahal, Carlos Munoz, Josef Newgarden, Marco Andretti, Carlos Huertas, Charlie Kimball and Mikhai Aleshin.

Sat 13:00 IndyCar - Detroit: Halfway into the session Mike Conway is provisionally on top, but the Brit's time was set on the harder black tyres. Expect the times to tumble as soon as everyone switches to reds in the final couple of minutes.

Sat 13:02 FR3.5 - Spa: Not long now until the first Formula Renault 3.5 race of the weekend at Spa.

It's an all-Red Bull (protege) front row, with Carlos Sainz Jr leading Pierre Gasly.

Here's how the title battle looks after Monaco last weekend.

Championship standings after five of 17 rounds:


1 Carlos Sainz Jr 74
2 Oliver Rowland 59
3 Pierre Gasly 51
4 Will Stevens 44
5 Roberto Merhi 38
6 Nikolay Martsenko 36

(25 points for a win)

Full 2014 FR3.5 data on FORIX

Sat 13:02 IndyCar - Detroit: OK, everyone is on reds now, and there are two minutes left on the clock. Huertas is the first to reap the benefit of the softer rubber, but he's only on top for about three seconds before he is knocked off by James Hinchcliffe.

Sat 13:05 IndyCar - Detroit: The session is just finishing, but Power is already back in the pits - which is a surprise, because he is well outside the top six. It looks like another frontrunner faces a long race.

Sat 13:06 FR3.5 - Spa: The cars have been released from the pits, so they are on their way to the grid with around 15 minutes until the off.

Sat 13:06 AutoGP - Monza: Tamas Pal Kiss sits second in the points at present but can make inroads on the absent Kimiya Sato this weekend.

"Free Practice started well yesterday but then I had a broken damper and also big problems with the brake bias. We only have the reconnaissance laps before the race to see if they have been cured.

"From fifth on the grid I can still get good points but will need some luck to win it."

Sat 13:06 IndyCar - Detroit: Conway, Hinchcliffe, Munoz, Rahal, Dixon and Huertas will all progress.

Eliminated are Newgarden, Power, Andretti, Kimball and Aleshin.

Sat 13:07 IndyCar - Detroit: Tim Cindric says that Power's problem was pretty straightforward: "We just didn't have a good car."

Sat 13:07 MotoGP - Mugello: Here is our comprehensive report from today's qualifying session, with Marquez clinching his sixth pole of the season, ahead of an in-form Iannone:

button Marquez claims sixth straight pole

Sat 13:08 FR3.5 - Spa: This morning's qualifying session marked a sign of improvement from reigning Formula Renault Eurocup champion Pierre Gasly, who has struggled up to now to get the most out of new tyres when it counts in qualifying.

He admitted that he feels like he has "made a step" in that area, and now he is "hoping to make a good start and have a nice fight with my mate Carlos".

That's Carlos Sainz Jr, of course - the championship leader and his fellow Red Bull-backed racer.

Sainz and Gasly have an opportunity to inflict some pain on their fellow title contender Oliver Rowland today - the Briton starts 10th for Fortec.

Sat 13:09 MotoGP - Mugello: Characteristic start to Iannone's interview in the post-qualifying press conference, the first time he's been to one of these since his Moto2 days: "Yes, yes, yes, yes. I am very happy."

Sat 13:12 MotoGP - Mugello: Iannone's been making great strides this year, his second season of MotoGP, and the soft tyres available to Open class riders like himself are certainly helping, but he's got his own explanation for his breakthrough second on the grid today:

"I want to thank Ducati because on the straight this bike is incredible - it's very, very, very, very fast."

Indeed poleman Marquez has already tipped Iannone to lead the opening laps and thinks he'll be pretty hard to pass.

Sat 13:12 IndyCar - Detroit: We've only finished the first phase of qualifying, and already Power, Hunter-Reay, Andretti, Pagenaud and Wilson are out of the running. We certainly didn't expect that.

The drivers who have progressed to phase two: Castroneves, Hawksworth, Kanaan, Briscoe Bourdais, Montoya, Conway, Hinchcliffe, Munoz, Rahal, Dixon and Huertas.

That's a good result for rookies Hawksworth, Munoz and Huertas, and also for Rahal, who has had a pretty awful year so far. Going into this weekend he was behind Oriol Servia and Kurt Busch in the points. Team-mate Servia is only doing a part-time programme, and Busch's only appearance has been the Indy 500.

Sat 13:12 Moto2 - Mugello: Moto2 qualifying is now underway, and there's bad news for a home star immediately as ex-MotoGP man Alex de Angelis has a big crash. He's unhurt. Jordi Torres is currently fastest.

Sat 13:15 Moto2 - Mugello: Normal service here now as championship leader Tito Rabat goes half a second clear at the top, followed by Tom Luthi and Mattia Pasini.

Rabat's Marc VDS team-mate and main title rival Mika Kallio is only eighth right now, but qualifying isn't usually his ace card.

Sat 13:16 AutoGP - Monza: The seventh round of the 2014 AutoGP series this afternoon will be the first race in its history that two female racers have competed. Michela Cerruti lines up 4th for Super Nova and Samin Gomez 13th for Zele.

Sat 13:16 IndyCar - Detroit: Conway leads the group out to get phase two started. In pitlane, we can see Pagenaud talking to Derrick Walker, no doubt getting some clarification about the penalty that has led to his being a spectator for the remainder of the qualifying session.

Sat 13:17 FR3.5 - Spa: Weather watch (always critical here): it's pretty sunny, especially by Spa standards. There's a bit of a breeze (a tailwind heading up Eau Rouge towards Les Combes) but all-in-all conditions are decent. Just a couple of minutes until the start...

Sat 13:18 IndyCar - Detroit: Drive-through penalty for Castroneves for leaving his pitbox too early at the start of the session. That's potentially quite a blow, as it means he won't have much time to set a banker lap.

Sat 13:19 MotoGP - Mugello: Interesting stuff from Jorge Lorenzo, he's qualified third and says he feels in better shape this weekend physically than of late. He's hinted at fitness issues regularly this year without going into too much detail.

"I'm happy about my physical condition - it's more or less the same as last year now, I can keep a consistent pace for more than a few laps.

"Let's see tomorrow, we've been on the first row more times than we've been on the podium this year..."

Indeed, Lorenzo's 2014 tally right now is three front rows, one podium, zero wins.

Sat 13:20 FR3.5 - Spa: Formation lap is underway. Everyone is up and running cleanly, although a TV camera got a whack from the official waving the green flag at the front of the grid!

Sat 13:21 IndyCar - Detroit: Pagenaud is attempting to be diplomatic. Sort of.

"I don't know. I know what happened, but I don't understand the call. I was running as fast as I can to get the tyres up to temperature. It's not like I have time to dick around. Montoya was on newer tyres and came up on me, and that's fine - he was faster."

Sat 13:23 IndyCar - Detroit: We briefly had two timing screens telling us different things. That was interesting. Right now Castroneves is P1, so that penalty didn't hurt much. Hawskworth is on the bubble; Kanaan and Dixon among those still outside the top six.

Sat 13:24 FR3.5 - Spa: Start aborted. The cars have been sent around for a second formation lap. Not clear why yet.

Sat 13:24 Auto GP - Monza: Here's how the title battle looks as the pack tries to capitalise on Sato's absence:

Championship standings after six of 16 rounds:


1 Kimiya Sato 114
2 Tamas Pal Kiss 75
3 Markus Pommer 65
4 Kevin Giovesi 58
5 Andrea Roda 53
6 Sam Dejonghe 41

(25 points for a win)
Full 2014 Auto GP data on FORIX

Sat 13:26 IndyCar - Detroit: The chequered flag waves, and all the cars have returned to the pits. Castroneves, Briscoe, Conway, Hinchcliffe, Montoya and Hawksworth have booked themselves a place in the Fast Six; Bourdais, Kanaan, Rahal, Dixon, Munoz and Huertas have been eliminated.

Sat 13:26 FR3.5 - Spa: The race clock has not started yet, so unlike in F1, this second formation lap does not count towards the race distance.

Sainz has strung the field out this time...

Sat 13:26 FR3.5 - Spa: Even more bizarre, the cars are greeted by a red flag as they return to the grid.

Sat 13:27 FR3.5 - Spa: Team personnel are being allowed back onto the grid. It's still not clear what has caused this.

Sat 13:29 FR3.5 - Spa: Race control says the next (third) formation lap will take place at 15:33 local time, so in around 3-4 minutes.

Scott DixonSat 13:30 IndyCar - Detroit: It sounds like Dixon is in a similar boat to Power: "We're a little bit lost, and we don't know why yet."

Sat 13:31 FR3.5 - Spa: Confirmation now that the start was aborted due to a problem with the circuit's start system (including the lights).

That seems slightly odd, as all five red lights were on when the amber lights started flashing to signal that the start had been called off.

Sat 13:33 IndyCar - Detroit: It's interesting that so many of the bigger names have been knocked out so soon. Conditions are much cooler than they were for practice (having qualifying at 8:30am will do that) so perhaps there were a few set-ups that didn't respond to the lower temperatures.

Sat 13:33 FR3.5 - Spa: Formation lap #3 is underway. Someone has been left behind towards the back of the grid, but we didn't get a clear view of who it is.

Sat 13:36 IndyCar - Detroit: Green flag for the Fast Six.

Sat 13:37 IndyCar - Detroit: The Schmidt team is clearly still seething about Pagenaud's penalty if this tweet from team GM Rob Edwards is any guide:

"Can't say what I want to say but hope that someone will say what needs to be said! @IndyCar #unbelievable #change"

Sat 13:38 FR3.5 - Spa: Sainz and Gasly get away well, while Sirotkin and Stanaway make slow starts from row two. Laine and Fantin are up to P3-4.

Sat 13:40 FR3.5 - Spa: The safety car is out following a multi-car crash at Les Combes on lap one. Merhi and Stanaway collided battling for fifth place, and they collected Sirotkin. The Russian hit the wall hard, but he's out of the car.

Amberg was also caught up in the aftermath, while title contender Rowland had to stop to avoid getting collected as well.

Sat 13:41 AutoGP - Monza: One minute board is held aloft. Last minute drama for polesitter Markus Pommer as the Super Nova team frenetically work on something in the cockpit right up until the grid is cleared. But he leads the 13 car field away on the formation lap.

Sat 13:41 Moto2 - Mugello: Britain's World Supersport champion Sam Lowes just vaulted onto the front row at Mugello, but he didn't stay there long as improvements from Sandro Cortese, Jordi Torres and Jonas Folger just knocked him back...

...but now Lowes is beating provisional poleman Rabat's mark on his next lap.

Sat 13:41 FR3.5 - Spa: The order behind the safety car is Sainz, Gasly, Laine, Fantin, Nato, Sorensen. The last two named there started on row seven!

Sat 13:42 Moto2 - Mugello: Lowes jumps back to second behind Rabat. Title contender Mika Kallio is down in 10th. Seven minutes to go.

Sat 13:43 IndyCar - Detroit: Montoya put in a banker right at the start of the session and has been in the pits ever since, presumably saving his tyres for a final attempt right at the end. Everyone is on track, and the times are dropping. Current P1: Castroneves. (We think - the timing screens are disagreeing again).

Sat 13:43 AutoGP - Monza: 17 laps is underway as Pommer leads Giovesi in to the Rettifilo chicane. Poor start from second on grid von Grunigen.

Sat 13:44 IndyCar - Detroit: Montoya has been roused back into action. Hawksworth improves to P2 with 10s left on the clock.

Sat 13:45 MotoGP - Mugello: MotoGP's top Brits are engaging in social media banter that can basically be summarised as Crutchlow having suggested Smith 'smells'.

But Smith reassures him: "@calcrutchlow dont worry, shower problem has been solved. Just needed to turn on the valve for the boiler. Good ride this afternoon."

Sat 13:45 FR3.5 - Spa: Just 16 cars still running behind the safety car, and race control confirms that the crash at the top of the hill will be investigated after the race.

The contact between Merhi and Stanaway as they turned into the right/left looked pretty innocuous - just two cars contesting the same piece of asphalt on the opening lap.

It was a tiny touch that triggered quite a lot of consequences. So will the officials judge the incident itself, or the mayhem that it caused?

Sat 13:46 IndyCar - Detroit: Castroneves holds on to pole, and in IndyCar terms his 0.4s gap is huge. Hinchcliffe claimed P2 with his final lap to knock Hawksworth back to third. Conway, Briscoe and Montoya complete the first three rows.

Sat 13:46 AutoGP - Monza: Von Grunigen is dead last now after almost stalling on his first AutoGP start.

Sat 13:48 AutoGP - Monza: Von Grunigen's misery is compounded as he bounces over the gravel at Parabolica, his left rear wheel cocked into the air after contact with Spinelli's Eurotech Lola-Zytek.

Sat 13:49 FR3.5 - Spa: The safety car pulls in and the race is live again at the start of lap five.

The top three are away well, while Monaco winner Nato pounces on a sleeping Fantin into Eau Rouge!

Sat 13:51 FR3.5 - Spa: Another car in the wall after Les Combes - this time its Fantin. Several more cars followed Nato past the Brazilian up the hill, but van Buuren then tagged the Draco car into a spin. No safety car, it's being dealt with under local yellows.

Sat 13:53 Moto2 - Mugello: It's a fourth pole in six races for Moto2 points leader Tito Rabat, and his nearest rivals Mika Kallio and Maverick Vinales are only 11th and 16th.

But the big news is a breakthrough second place for British star Sam Lowes in his first Moto2 season. He heads 2012 Moto3 champion Sandro Cortese on the front row.

Leading qualifiers:

1 Tito Rabat
2 Sam Lowes
3 Sandro Cortese
4 Jonas Folger
5 Dominique Aegerter
6 Luis Salom
7 Jordi Torres
8 Franco Morbidelli
9 Tom Luthi
10 Marcel Schrotter

Sat 13:54 FR3.5 - Spa: Sainz has checked out already, leading by nearly 3s. Gasly has the chasing pack under control, which is Laine, Nato, Jaafar, Sorensen and Ghiotto.

Sat 13:58 FR3.5 - Spa: The pack behind Gasly in second is closing up. Laine, Nato, Jaafar, Sorensen and Ghiotto all started from lowly grid positions (the Finn was seventh, to be fair - the rest were outside the top 10) but they are staying with the front row starter in the race.

Sat 13:59 Auto GP - Monza: Kiss has pitted a lap before Cerruti but a sticky left rear has cost the Milanese resident the net third place.

Sat 14:02 FR3.5 - Spa: Rowland's championship chances were taking a serious hit as he found himself stuck behind Mavlanov and Visser battling for the final point in 10th. Things got worse though, as he has slowed on the run to Blanchimont and returns to the garage.

Towards the front, Jaafar has just passed Nato for fourth, and will have his sights on back-to-back podiums if he can catch Laine.

Sat 14:03 Auto GP - Monza: Pommer and Giovesi still running 1-2 but yet to pit. Six laps remaining. La Rosa is third and Dracone fourth and they are the only others yet to stop.

Sat 14:03 FR3.5 - Spa: Sainz leads by nearly 9s, while Jaafar has already caught third-placed Laine. If he can get past the Finn quickly, he'll get a shot at Gasly in second as well.

Sat 14:04 Auto GP - Monza: Super Nova blinks first and Pommer pits from the lead. It is a tidy stop by Norfolk's finest. Giovesi now must hammer it before he makes his mandatory stop.

Tom BlomqvistSat 14:06 Hungaroring - European F3: We'll have qualifying for races two and three of the European Formula 3 weekend in Hungary coming up shortly.

Race one was this morning, and victory went to Carlin's Tom Blomqvist, which helped close the points gap to our rookie championship leader Esteban Ocon, a Lotus Formula 1 team protege.

Championship standings after 10 of 33 rounds:

1 Esteban Ocon 182
2 Tom Blomqvist 132
3 Lucas Auer 107
4 Jordan King 70
5 Max Verstappen 68
6 Antonio Fuoco 67

(25 points for a win)

Sat 14:06 Auto GP - Monza: Disaster for Giovesi as his Eurotech mechanics desperately try to remove left rear but it is stuck fast. That should enable Pommer to cruise to the chequered flag.

Sat 14:10 Auto GP- Monza: Hairy stuff for what is the final podium position. Michela Cerruti under intense pressure from Roda's Virtuosi UK Lola defends robustly but fairly at Rettifilo. This allows Shinya Michimi to sneak passed a rattled Roda and into fourth. But as soon as he does he slows at the first Lesmo and parks up.

Sat 14:10 FR3.5 - Spa: Not sure Jaafar can get himself onto the podium here. He's fast, but clearly running less wing than Laine so he loses too much in the middle sector every lap.

Sainz now leads Gasly by 13.3s with two minutes + 1 lap remaining.

Sat 14:12 Auto GP - Monza: Markus Pommer takes the first race of the weekend leading home Tamas Pal Kiss by 1.5s. Michela Cerruti rounds out the podium after a great drive in the Super Nova Lola. Andrea Roda comes home fourth.

Sat 14:15 FR3.5 - Spa: Some drama in the closing stages here as Ghiotto passes Sorensen into Eau Rouge! That was for sixth, and Sorensen loses seventh to Stevens on the exit.

The move was set up by Sorensen locking up into La Source, which cost him momentum.

Sainz, leading by 16s, is on his last lap.

Sat 14:16 FR3.5 - Spa: Jaafar makes his low downforce trim work, taking third on the final lap from Laine at Les Combes.

Sat 14:18 FR3.5 - Spa: Dominant win for Sainz.

Result: 1 Sainz; 2 Gasly; 3 Jaafar; 4 Laine; 5 Nato; 6 Ghiotto.

Sat 14:19 European F3 – Hungary: Qualifying for races two and three at the Hungaroring is about to get underway. The session is 20-minutes long, with drivers fastest laps counting for race two, and second fastest laps counting for race three.

Helio CastronevesSat 14:27 IndyCar - Detroit: Here's MARK GLENDENNING's full report from Detroit's early morning qualifying session for race one.

Helio Castroneves on pole on a street track might not be a huge surprise, but Indy 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay on the back row...

Detroit IndyCar qualifying one

Sat 14:29 FR3.5 - Spa: That was a significant win for Sainz. He beat one of his title rivals fair and square in the form of Gasly, while Rowland - who was building some momentum - has lost a lot of ground with that non-score.

Sat 14:34 European F3 – Hungary: There's a long delay at the Hungaroring as a crashed Maserati is removed from the fence. At this rate, the F3 drivers will need to carry torches.

Sat 14:37 FR3.5 - Spa: Sainz says he can't understand why he was so far ahead in that race, but Gasly might have the answer.

"I had a problem with my brake pedal after the aborted start," says the Frenchman. "It was causing me some problems, but I think even without that I would not have been able to catch Carlos today."

Sat 14:37 European F3 – Hungary: A new start time of 4:50pm local (3:50pm UK) has been set for F3 qualifying.

Brad KeselowskiSat 14:39 NASCAR - Dover: Brad Keselowski's great weekend is continuing at the Monster Mile. He took pole yesterday, by a pretty commanding margin for a one-mile oval (a tenth of a second), and he's just topped the first of Saturday's two practice sessions.

The race is tomorrow and you can follow it as it happens on AUTOSPORT Race Centre Live from approximately 6pm UK time.

Leading Saturday morning practice results:

1 Brad Keselowski
2 Kevin Harvick
3 Carl Edwards
4 Brian Vickers
5 Matt Kenseth
6 Dale Earnhardt Jr
7 Clint Bowyer
8 Marcos Ambrose
9 Jimmie Johnson
10 Tony Stewart

Sat 14:48 FR3.5 - Spa: It was an all-Red Bull front row at Spa, but one of the two cars disappeared by itself in the race.

That used to be a familiar story in F1, but today that tale comes from Formula Renault 3.5, where Carlos Sainz Jr was dominant again.

Here's GLENN FREEMAN's full report from a race that bodes well for Sainz's title prospects:

Spa FR3.5 race one report

Sat 14:56 MotoGP - Mugello: Valentino Rossi describes himself as "quite desperate" about ending qualifying for his home race - where many expect him to topple Marc Marquez - only 10th on the grid.

The times were extremely close in qualifying and he was only three tenths from a front row spot, but he said switching to the softer front tyre halfway through Q2 was "a big mistake" as he couldn't get the same feeling with the bike afterwards.

Sat 15:03 European F3 – Hungary: Finally, qualifying for races two and three is underway. Will it be all Blomqvist and Ocon as it was yesterday, or will someone else spring a surprise? We'll know more in a little under 20 minutes.

Sat 15:07 MotoGP - Mugello: Alvaro Bautista had to scrabble through Q1 to reach the business end of qualifying again today and having got there, was only 11th. He admitted that crashing and putting his primary bike beyond quick repair in practice four left him spooked and over-cautious.

Bautista is only three places ahead of his Open class Gresini team-mate Scott Redding.

The Brit said following Mugello legend Valentino Rossi around for a few laps this morning gave him some good tips for getting a MotoGP bike around the gorgeous Italian venue on a weekend when Friday's poor weather had left him short on practice mileage.

Sat 15:10 Auto GP - Monza: Elsewhere in Italy, the Auto GP field has an open goal this weekend as points leader Kimiya Sato - who was only ever popping back to help Euronova out alongside his main programme in GP2 - isn't racing.

Markus Pommer struck first by dominating race one. Here's SAM SMITH's full report of how he did it:

Monza Auto GP race one report

Sat 15:13 Detroit and Budapest are the focal points of the rest of the AUTOSPORT Race Centre Live day.

DTM qualifying in Hungary should begin at 5.10pm UK time, but delays in the support programme are likely to knock that back.

Meanwhile in America, the United SportsCar race in Detroit is due off at 5.10pm UK, with IndyCar race one beginning around 8.30pm UK.

Sat 15:23 European F3 – Hungary: Esteban Ocon grabs pole for both of tomorrow's races. Fuoco will be second for both, Auer third for both, and Rosenqvist fourth for both.

Sat 15:25 MotoGP - Mugello: Marquez is telling journalists about a chat he's just been having with Fernando Alonso.

According to Marquez, Alonso says MotoGP looked pretty smooth and easy on TV but seems harder in real life!

He's paraphrasing...

Marquez also suggests that Alonso agreed that the car makes a bigger difference than the driver in F1, but it's the opposite in MotoGP. Again, paraphrasing... and maybe a little skewed in translation.

Sat 15:26 MotoGP - Mugello: Marquez adds that he's keen to test an F1 car one day.

Asked if he's got a preference for which team, Marquez quickly goes for his personal sponsor Red Bull... then switches allegiance when reminded that his MotoGP employer Honda will be back in F1 with McLaren next year.

Sat 15:28 MotoGP - Mugello: Aleix Espargaro came close to ending his Q2 streak today before scraping in through Q1.

He admits that trashing his main bike in practice four didn't help, but says the main issue is that the Open class Forward Yamaha can't match the Factory bikes on Mugello's long straight so he has to rely on tows.

Sat 15:31 MotoGP - Mugello: Both Espargaro brothers shunted this afternoon, with Pol's crash coming at the end of Q2.

That still didn't prevent him qualifying an excellent fifth, but he thinks something better was possible.

The crash came on the out-lap as he tried to put maximum heat into his hard compound tyres for his final Q2 run. It was, he says "a rookie crash, and a stupid crash".

Sat 15:34 NASCAR - Dover: Penske is celebrating right now, three qualifying sessions this weekend and three poles so far.

After Brad Keselowski's Sprint Cup top spot yesterday and Helio Castroneves' IndyCar pole in Detroit this morning, Joey Logano has just put Penske's #22 on pole for the Dover Nationwide Series race, which takes place later today.

Miguel MolinaSat 15:39 DTM - Hungaroring: With the delayed European F3 qualifying session finally done, the usually-late-scheduled DTM qualifying session isn't far away in Hungary.

Miguel Molina topped practice this morning, and Mercedes struggled again, despite Christian Vietoris' shock win in the wet at Oschersleben last time.

This is how the title battle is shaping up so far.

Championship standings after two of 10 rounds:


1 Mike Rockenfeller 30
2 Christian Vietoris 25
3 Marco Wittmann 25
4 Mattias Ekstrom 18
5 Adrien Tambay 16
6 Edoardo Mortara 15

(25 points for a win)

Full 2014 DTM data on FORIX

Sat 16:00 USC - Detroit: The United SportsCar pre-race festivities have just about wrapped up here in Detroit, and we're pretty close to getting the race underway. If the Pirelli World Challenge outing from earlier is any guide, we can expect a few cautions.

Sat 16:09 USC - Detroit: Parade lap ahoy. Michael Valiante is in the polesitting SDR Corvette for the start, with Scott Sharp right alongside him in the Extreme Speed HPD.

Sat 16:10 DTM – Hungaroring: Q1 is underway here in Budapest. In 13 minutes we'll know who will start in positions 19-23.

Sat 16:11 USC - Detroit: Green flag. The entire field of 11 prototypes and about two million GTD class cars make it safely through the first couple of corners.

Sat 16:13 USC - Detroit: Just to be clear, that 'two million' car count is only an estimate.

Sat 16:13 MotoGP - Mugello: Ferrari F1 star Fernando Alonso has been getting about a bit in the MotoGP paddock. He's currently tweeting pictures of himself with all the top riders.

Sat 16:14 USC - Detroit: However many there are, those GTD cars are providing the early interest - the Prototypes are running around in formation. On the pitwall, Chip Ganassi already looks a little bored.

Sat 16:15 MotoGP - Mugello: Unusual reason for Dani Pedrosa ending up only fourth on the grid after topping both practice three and practice four: he touched an engine mapping button by mistake during the Q2 tyre change and left his Honda running on reduced power.

Sat 16:18 USC - Detroit: Something's gone awry for Sharp, who has fallen from second to fifth. No respite for Valiante though, who now has Christian Fittipaldi all over his rear.

Sat 16:22 USC - Detroit: The gap between Valiante and Fittipaldi has opened a little, and the supremely-mulleted Jordan Taylor is about 1.0s further back in third.

Sat 16:25 USC - Detroit: This will get Ganassi's attention: Memo Rojas has just pulled into the pits, and the crew has yanked off the rear bodywork so that they can poke around inside the car.

Sat 16:26 DTM – Hungaroring: Q1 is done and dusted, and – surprise, surprise – it's all Mercedes at the bottom.

The five drivers eliminated are all driving Mercs, with the back of the grid to look like this tomorrow:

19 di Resta
20 Juncadella
21 Paffett
22 Petrov
23 Vietoris

It's worth mentioning, once again, that Vietoris actually won at Oschersleben just two weeks ago.

Sat 16:28 DTM - Hungaroring: The only drivers to make it through were Robert Wickens (15th) and Pascal Wehrlein (18th).

Meanwhile, at the front, Marco Wittmann and Maxime Martin led the way in that session.

The 11-minute Q2 will be up shortly.

Sat 16:28 USC - Detroit: Jordan and his mullet have passed Fittipaldi for P2. Naturally, the TV didn't pick it up.

Sat 16:29 USC - Detroit: The good news for Ganassi is that Rojas got back out; the bad news is that he is really, really, really slow. Something is very wrong with that car.

Sat 16:30 DTM – Hungaroring: Q2 is go, go, go on a Hungaroring circuit that is seeing some sun for the very first time this weekend. The next 11 minutes will determine grid positions 9-18. Top eight will go through to Q3.

Sat 16:32 DTM - Hungaroring: Some great footage of Gary Paffett sliding through the chicane on the TV monitors here in the media centre. He was trying his hardest at the end of Q1 – and even did a personal best in S1 of his last lap – but that Mercedes just looks like it's no fun to drive.

Sat 16:32 USC - Detroit: Lapped cars are turning this into a proper race now - Valiante, Taylor's mullet and Fittipaldi are covered by less than a second.

Sat 16:33 European F3 - Hungaroring: Full times and results from the second European Formula 3 qualifying session of the weekend are now in, so you can see how they line up behind pole-sweeping Lotus F1 team protege Esteban Ocon:

Hungaroring European F3 qualifying two report

Sat 16:36 USC - Detroit: It was good while it lasted. The leaders are back into clear air and the gaps have blown out again.

It looks like the Prototype ranks have just been thinned a little further - Boris Said has pulled into an escape road trailing blue smoke from the Marsh Racing Corvette.

Sat 16:39 USC - Detroit: One of the GTD cars spun, and while we were trying to figure out who it was, Taylor got ahead of Valiante for the lead.

Bryan BouffierSat 16:41 WRC: The World Rally Championship doesn't resume until Sardinia next week, but Hyundai's new i20 WRC took its first win today, with test driver Bryan Bouffier securing victory on French series round Rally Antibes.

Only beating occasional WRC and ERC midfielder Julien Maurin's Ford Fiesta WRC by 22 seconds doesn't sound stunning, but bear in mind this was a glorified test for Bouffier and Hyundai, trying WRC set-ups, engine maps and tyre choices ahead of the asphalt rounds later in the year.

Sat 16:43 USC - Detroit: Another GTD spin, and this time it's Henrique Cisneros in his NGT Porsche.

... and now they're all doing it. Chris Cumming is facing the wrong way in his Ferrari, and Brett Sandberg has spun his Porsche. Meanwhile, Cisneros is back in the pits and the team is surveying the damage.

Sat 16:44 USC - Detroit: I suspect that the yellow is for debris rather than anything else - the stricken cars appeared to all get going again, but several large bits of Cisneros' car are still scattered around.

However the caution is bad news for Jordan, whose lead had ballooned out to 3.8s.

Sat 16:47 DTM - Hungaroring: That's Q2 done, and Marco Wittmann is quickest again. Here are positions 9-18:

9 Spengler
10 Green
11 Ekstrom
12 Mortara
13 Rockenfeller
14 Hand
15 Scheider
16 Wehrlein
17 Wickens
18 Tomczyk

So, that means that Wittmann, da Costa, Glock, Martin, Molina, Farfus, Muller and Tambay will fight it out for pole in Q3.

Sat 16:51 MotoGP - Mugello: Cal Crutchlow achieved his best qualifying result for Ducati so far at Mugello today, grabbing sixth on the grid.

That surprised the Brit, who thought a set-up change in practice four had made the bike worse. He's optimistic for tomorrow, though reckons he needs to "calm down" in a few corners.

Andrea Dovizioso has been the works Ducati team's star turn so far in 2014, but he's two places behind Cruthclow on the grid for his home race, and admitted he hadn't got the most out of the bike.

Sat 16:53 USC - Detroit: The leaders have all pitted for new tyres and driver changes while we're under caution. Ricky Taylor takes over the lead car from his brother; Joao Barbosa takes the wheel from Fittipaldi in second. Valiante remains in his car, and is third. A bunch of the GTD teams are also doing driver changes but we're not even going to try to track those.

Sat 16:57 USC - Detroit: Restart. It's clean.

Sat 16:57 AUTOSPORT assistant editor SCOTT MITCHELL just finished sixth in the Ginetta Racing Drivers' Club race at Silverstone - his car racing debut (though we understand he used to be quite nifty in a kart).

Sat 16:58 USC - Detroit: There's a GTD Porsche stopped on the side of the track at Turn 7 with a broken rear wing, and a broken several other things by the looks of it. It has already been cleared.

Sat 17:00 USC - Detroit: Debris, and another GTD car in the wall.

Sat 17:03 DTM - Hungaroring: Marco Wittmann takes pole in Budapest! Impressive stuff from the BMW driver, who beats Timo Glock and Miguel Molina to pole.

Here's the order of the top eight:

1 Wittmann
2 Glock
3 Molina
4 Martin
5 da Costa
6 Farfus
7 Tambay
8 Muller

Sat 17:04 USC - Detroit: A quote from the Race Notes sheet we've just been handed by USC:

'At 12:32pm (0h22m) Cooper MacNeil OP19, CP9, pits. fuel only (pit lane 0:45) passenger side door. unconfirmed if it was Jim Morrison or Ray Manzarek'.

We suspect that there is some sort of in-joke going on here.

Sat 17:23 USC - Detroit: No idea why that caution was so long, but at any rate, they're racing again now with just under 30 minutes left on the clock.

Sat 17:25 NASCAR - Dover: Final practice for the Sprint Cup field has just finished, and Jimmie Johnson managed to topple polesitter and morning pacesetter Brad Keselowski.

Here's how they stood:

1 Jimmie Johnson
2 Brad Keselowski
3 Ryan Newman
4 Denny Hamlin
5 Kevin Harvick
6 AJ Allmendinger
7 Carl Edwards
8 Brian Vickers
9 Paul Menard
10 Kyle Larson

Sat 17:26 USC - Detroit: Lots of squabbling between Barbosa in P2 and Dalziel in P6, which has allowed Ricky Taylor to kick out a 3.0s gap in just one lap.

Sat 17:28 USC - Detroit: Just over 20 minutes remaining, and the current order is:

1. Taylor
2. Barbosa
3. Westbrook
4. Pla
5. Negri

Sat 17:38 USC - Detroit: Corvette is excitedly tweeting about the fact that it's currently running 1-2-3, which is a big deal considering that GM's global HQ dominates the skyline here. There's still 14 minutes to go, but if the last few minutes are any guide then they're looking good - the outright battle is absolutely static.

It's a bit more interesting in GTD, where the top three are covered by 0.9s.

Marco WittmannSat 17:45 DTM - Hockenheim: Victory at Hockenheim, pole at Oschersleben, and now pole at the Hungaroring too - it's turning into a great 2014 for BMW's Marco Wittmann.

ANDREW VAN LEEUWEN's report has all you need to know about the young German's latest pole in Hungary this evening, and Mercedes' continued troubles:

Hungaroring DTM qualifying report

Sat 17:46 USC - Detroit: Barbosa has decided to make a race of this after all - what was a 3.0s lead a while ago is now down to 0.4s with five minutes remaining. This is about to get interesting.

Sat 17:49 USC - Detroit: Brave and aggressive move to the outside by Barbosa, but it doesn't come to anything. Further back, there's all sorts of scrapping going on among the GTD frontrunners. Alessandro Balzan leads that fight.

Sat 17:54 USC - Detroit: Taylor wins, but that last lap was a thriller. Barbosa tried the outside again, then ducked to the inside to make the pass at Turn 3. He succeeded, crunching Taylor against the wall for good measure, but in doing so damaged his own car and had his left-rear tyre explode a couple of corners later.

Taylor then had to withstand a late push from Richard Westbrook, but just barely managed to hold on for the win. Westbrook was second ahead of Pla, and Corvette has to settle for a 1-2 instead of a 1-2-3.

Balzan claimed GTD honours ahead of Mario Farnbacher and Christopher Haase.

Sat 17:57 Stick with us on AUTOSPORT Race Centre Live for the first of the weekend's two Detroit IndyCar races, starting at around 8.30pm UK time tonight.

Between now and then, we'll recap some of the day's action and its effects on various championship battles, and keep you updated with NASCAR events from Dover, where a host of Sprint Cup regulars are about to warm up for tomorrow's race by taking on the rising stars in the Nationwide Series.

Marco SimoncelliSat 18:03 MotoGP - Mugello: The much-missed Marco Simoncelli was celebrated by MotoGP again this weekend at Mugello.

His father Paolo joined MotoGP commercial chief Carmelo Ezpeleta and FIM president Vito Ippolito for a press conference as Marco was inducted into MotoGP's hall of fame, becoming the sport's 21st official Legend.

In the words of Marc Marquez, though: "Whatever we do [to remember Simoncelli], it can never be enough."

Sat 18:14 NASCAR - Dover: The field is just leaving the pits for the Nationwide race, with Joey Logano on pole ahead of Chase Elliott and Brian Scott.

Kyle Busch is fourth and already a winner this weekend, having triumphed in the Truck Series last night.

That was his fourth win in four Truck appearances in 2014, and his third in a row.

Sat 18:28 USC - Detroit: Here's the full story of that incredible conclusion to the United SportsCar race on Belle Isle, with the win going to the Taylor brothers - but only just:

Detroit United SportsCar race report

Sat 18:48 FR3.5 - Spa: Carlos Sainz Jr was untouchable in the first race of the Spa Formula Renault 3.5 weekend earlier today.

With fuel-feed problems sidelining Oliver Rowland and second-placed Pierre Gasly hamstrung by a brake issue, it was a good day for Sainz's title prospects too.

Here's GLENN FREEMAN's full report, and this is how the championship table now looks:

Championship standings after six of 17 rounds:


1 Carlos Sainz Jr 99
2 Pierre Gasly 69
3 Oliver Rowland 59
4 Will Stevens 50
5 Roberto Merhi 38
6 Jazeman Jaafar 36

(25 points for a win)

Sat 18:51 NASCAR - Dover: Although Logano lost the Nationwide lead in the first stint, he's firmly back in front near one-third distance, leading fellow Cup man Kyle Busch.

Marc MarquezSat 18:55 MotoGP - Mugello: Headline event of Saturday daytime in Europe was qualifying for MotoGP's Italian Grand Prix at Mugello.

Marc Marquez took his sixth pole in six events this year, but his closest rival was Pramac Ducati man Andrea Iannone.

Mugello MotoGP qualifying report

That owed a little to the softer tyres available to Iannone's Open class bike, so expect Jorge Lorenzo, Dani Pedrosa and Valentino Rossi - even though the local idol starts 10th - to be the main opposition tomorrow.

Despite his latest pole, Marquez remains absolutely adamant that this is going to be one of his hardest races of the year to win. But he said that at Jerez too, and then produced his most dominant victory...

Sat 19:02 IndyCar - Detroit: Drivers are heading to the grid for the first leg of the Detroit IndyCar double-header.

Qualifying was early this morning, and the 8.30am temperatures caused a lot of set-up puzzlement and a big grid shake-up.

Detroit IndyCar qualifying one report

Here's the full starting line-up, including Indy 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay on the back row...

1 Helio Castroneves
2 James Hinchcliffe
3 Jack Hawksworth
4 Mike Conway
5 Ryan Briscoe
6 Juan Pablo Montoya
7 Sebastien Bourdais
8 Tony Kanaan
9 Graham Rahal
10 Scott Dixon
11 Carlos Munoz
12 Carlos Huertas
13 Sebastian Saavedra
14 Josef Newgarden
15 Takuma Sato
16 Will Power
17 Simon Pagenaud
18 Marco Andretti
19 Justin Wilson
20 Charlie Kimball
21 Ryan Hunter-Reay
22 Mikhail Aleshin

Sat 19:11 NASCAR - Dover: The Nationwide race has passed its halfway point, and after the last round of pitstops it's Kyle Busch leading Matt Kenseth and Joey Logano up front.

Trevor Bayne and Chase Elliott lead the Nationwide-points-eligible drivers in fourth and fifth.

Kyle Larson is still running eighth despite slapping the wall pretty firmly earlier.

Sat 19:26 Tragic rallying news this evening, with AUTOSPORT receiving confirmation of three spectator fatalities in an incident on the Jim Clark Rally, which was round two of the 2014 British Rally Championship:

Spectators killed in Jim Clark Rally crash

Sat 19:33 IndyCar - Detroit: The pre-race festivities are beginning to wrap up here in Detroit, and we're not too far from the race start.

Sat 19:33 NASCAR - Dover: Going into the final quarter of the 200-mile Nationwide race, and we're under yellow after a shunt for midfielder Cale Conley.

Just before that, a very tight lead battle had been developing between Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth and Joey Logano.

Everyone has enough fuel to make this a straight fight to the end with no more pitstops, bar any tyre tactics anyone wants to try.

Sat 19:36 IndyCar - Detroit: It's one thing to hear about how bumpy some of IndyCar's street circuits, including Detroit, are - but it's quite another to see it for yourself. Here's a link to a lap from yesterday, courtesy of Simon Pagenaud's rather awesome visor cam:



Sat 19:46 IndyCar - Detroit: We didn't hear the command to start engines, but the fact that the cars have started their installation laps would suggest that it has been given. Weather-wise, it's an absolutely perfect day here in Detroit, which is a nice change from the downpours that we had last year.

Sat 19:50 IndyCar - Detroit: Green flag! Hawksworth has taken P2 from Hinchcliffe at the first corner, while Castroneves keeps his lead.

Sat 19:53 IndyCar - Detroit: Conway is putting some pressure on Hinchcliffe for third, but right now he seems to be sizing the Canadian up rather than actually trying to make anything happen.

There are several fast guys starting further back, including Power, Pagenaud, Dixon and Hunter-Reay, but none have made much progress yet.

Sat 19:54 IndyCar - Detroit: The one guy who has made some early progress is Josef Newgarden, who has climbed from 14th to ninth.

Up at the front, Castroneves is 0.5s ahead of Hawksworth. The BHA team is on the radio telling its rookie to look after his tyres.

Sat 19:58 IndyCar - Detroit: We were just about to tell you that there was almost contact between Power and Pagenaud ... when there was contact between Power and Pagenaud. Those two are developing quite a history together. The left-front of Pagenaud's car is trashed and his afternoon is over.

It looks like Pagenaud got into the back of Power, and Power then moved over on Pagenaud and squeezed him into the wall. Marco Andretti was lucky not to get caught up in that too.

Sat 20:00 IndyCar - Detroit: A few of the backmarkers, including Hunter-Reay, are taking advantage of the caution to pit, ditch their red tyres, and go off-strategy. Power has also pitted to do the same thing, and presumably also to give Penske a quick look at his suspension.

Sat 20:00 More details are emerging about the accident during the Jim Clark Rally earlier today that resulted in the deaths of three spectators.

Updated news story: Three spectators killed in Jim Clark Rally crash

Sat 20:04 IndyCar - Detroit: Restart. We've just heard Pagenaud describe the crash as a 'racing incident'. He believes that the car could be fixed - his problem is that it is currently stranded at the back of the circuit and race control might not allow it to be retrieved. A similar situation prompted an uncharacteristic outburst from Scott Dixon at Baltimore last year.

Kyle BuschSat 20:05 NASCAR - Dover: Kyle Busch is now on two wins from two races at Dover this weekend as he's just added a Nationwide victory to last night's Truck Series triumph.

Busch had a challenge from Trevor Bayne going into the closing stages, but pulled away to win by a second.

Bayne beat Joey Logano to second, with Matt Kenseth fourth and Chase Elliott fifth.

Busch starts second alongside Brad Keselowski for the Sprint Cup race tomorrow, not a bad spot for trying to complete a Dover hat-trick.

Sat 20:07 IndyCar - Detroit: Graham Rahal's season has been mostly brown and evil-smelling up to this point, but he appears to have a good car underneath him today, and right now he's using it to make life very uncomfortable for Montoya.

Further ahead, Conway is bobbing around behind Hinchcliffe again in his quest for third.

Sat 20:09 IndyCar - Detroit: Sato is back in the pits. Unless he's on a 12-stop strategy, there's something wrong there.

Rahal has just passed Montoya for P9, and now the Colombian is under pressure from Dixon.

Sat 20:13 IndyCar - Detroit: Rahal's on a bit of a misson here: he has now passed Kanaan, and is hunting down Newgarden.

No change in the order up at the front, and the gap between Castroneves and Hawksworth is hovering around 0.5s.

Sat 20:16 IndyCar - Detroit: Conway's in the wall at Turn 12. It looks like he did that all by himself.

Sat 20:18 IndyCar - Detroit: The leaders are all pitting under yellows, and there's a problem for Hawksworth. We can't see what happened, but there is no left-front wheel on his car, and he's climbing out.

Sat 20:21 IndyCar - Detroit: Rahal is the new leader, but neither he nor second-placed Marco Andretti have stopped. First of the guys who have stopped is Montoya, although he has already gone five laps longer than Castroneves, who is right behind him.

We've just heard from BHA - Hawksworth's car suffered a broken brake rotor. They're going to try to fix it and get him back out to salvage whatever he can.

Sat 20:24 IndyCar - Detroit: Restart. And we lied earlier - Power and Hunter-Reay are ahead of Montoya and Castroneves, but the first two are on a different strategy again.

Sat 20:26 IndyCar - Detroit: Hawksworth is already back out, albeit four laps down on the leaders.

Current top five:

1. Rahal
2. Andretti
3. Power
4. Aleshin
5. Hunter-Reay

Sat 20:30 IndyCar - Detroit: Rahal has set the fastest lap of the race, and is 1.6s ahead of Andretti. You'd have to expect him to be pitting soon.

Sat 20:31 IndyCar - Detroit: Rahal pits, Andretti stays out and takes the lead.

Sat 20:33 IndyCar - Detroit: Andretti stops next time around, and now Power moves into the lead ahead of Aleshin and Hunter-Reay. There are about four different strategies playing out right now.

Sat 20:36 IndyCar - Detroit: RLL and Andretti Autosport are optimistic that Rahal and Andretti can push hard to the end with just one more stop from this point on. Rahal has already made up two places since returning to the track.

Sat 20:38 IndyCar - Detroit: Power pits, and Aleshin becomes the first Russian ever to lead an IndyCar race. It will be short-lived, as he'll be in for his own stop at any moment.

Sat 20:39 IndyCar - Detroit: Aleshin and Hunter-Reay pit from first and second, and Castroneves is back in the lead.

Sat 20:43 IndyCar - Detroit: There's now a great scrap going on between Rahal and Hunter-Reay. Rahal mugged the Indy 500 winner while he was on cold tyres, but Hunter-Reay fought back and was able to reclaim his place a few corners later.

Current top five:

1. Castroneves
2. Hinchcliffe
3. Dixon
4. Briscoe
5. Newgarden

All of them are on the same strategy and can expect to go another eight to 10 laps under greens before they have to stop.

Sat 20:48 IndyCar - Detroit: Josef Newgarden is in the wall at Turn 7. He's fine, but a potential good result has gone out the window.

We've also just heard that Aleshin has been penalised for blocking - and having now seen a replay, the punishment was absolutely justified.

Sat 20:51 IndyCar - Detroit: The current top five:

1. Castroneves
2. Hinchcliffe
3. Dixon
4. Munoz
5. Power

Sat 20:59 IndyCar - Detroit: Josef Newgarden has taken responsibility for his shunt, which is nice of him as we never saw a replay. Sounds like he just locked up and couldn't catch it.

Elsewhere, it sounds like Andretti missed a message to pit, and has now come in right a the end of the caution period.

Sat 21:01 IndyCar - Detroit: Restart. Another nice getaway by Helio, who looks really strong today.

Sat 21:05 IndyCar - Detroit: Castroneves pits, Dixon is P1.

Further back Rahal is still making good progress but he's now come up against Montoya again, and is getting a bit of a lesson in defending.

Sat 21:07 IndyCar - Detroit: Dixon pits from the lead, and Power cycles into P1. Dixon almost got into an almighty shunt with Hinchcliffe when he rejoined, but they've got away with it.

Sat 21:10 IndyCar - Detroit: Some of the off-sequence cars are stopping to get back onto sequence, including Montoya.

Top five:

1. Power
2. Kanaan
3. Rahal
4. Briscoe
5. Andretti

Sat 21:12 We've updated our news story on the spectator fatalities during today's Jim Clark Rally with more details of the incidents and a statement from the MSA:

Updated news story: Spectators killed on Jim Clark Rally

Sat 21:15 IndyCar - Detroit: Power pits from the lead with 18 laps to go. TK followes a lap later, and Rahal leads again.

Sat 21:17 IndyCar - Detroit: Contact between Hinchcliffe and Aleshin has ended with Aleshin spining and stopping at Turn 7. Rahal immediately pits from the lead.

Sat 21:19 IndyCar - Detroit: The current order:

1. Briscoe
2. Power
3. Rahal
4. Kanaan
5. Wilson

Aleshin's car has been restarted and he is back under way, although he has fallen off the lead lap.

Sat 21:23 IndyCar - Detroit: Briscoe will still have to stop again unless there's another yellow. If it stays green, it's shaping up to be a Power v Rahal v Kanaan battle for the win.

Sat 21:24 IndyCar - Detroit: Restart, and Rahal is immediately all over the back of Power.

Sat 21:26 IndyCar - Detroit: Power's not taking any chances - he has passed Briscoe to move into P1; now Rahal is trying to find a way past too.

Sat 21:27 IndyCar - Detroit: Rahal is still attacking Briscoe but he's also coming under pressure from Kanaan. This is working out well for Power, who is opening a small gap.

Sat 21:27 IndyCar - Detroit: Rahal passes Briscoe, and Bobby gets on the radio to Graham: "Nice job. Now go get Will."

Sat 21:28 IndyCar - Detroit: Briscoe pits, which frees Kanaan up to try to catch Rahal again.

Sat 21:30 IndyCar - Detroit: Catching Rahal might take some doing - he's wiped Power's lead out, and the battle for the lead is ramping up. There are still eight laps to run.

Sat 21:33 IndyCar - Detroit: Power has reclaimed a couple of tenths, but he must be killing his tyres - Rahal still has every chance here. The gap is 0.6s.

Kanaan has lost touch with the leaders, and his job now is to stay ahead of Wilson.

Sat 21:35 IndyCar - Detroit: Power's still pulling away, and the gap is now 1.0s with four laps to run.

Sat 21:41 IndyCar - Detroit: Rahal comes back at Power in the final lap, but he doesn't have quite enough and the Australian crosses the line ahead. That's a great result, given that he qualified 16th with a car that he felt was basically undrivable. Good drive by Rahal, too - he's been awful up to this point in 2014.

Kanaan was third.

Some late drama further back, with Aleshin, Hawksworth and Hunter-Reay all going into the wall on the last lap. What was that all about?

Sat 21:45 IndyCar - Detroit - results:

1 Will Power
2 Graham Rahal
3 Tony Kanaan
4 Justin Wilson
5 Helio Castroneves
6 James Hinchcliffe
7 Carlos Munoz
8 Carlos Huertas
9 Charlie Kimball
10 Marco Andretti
11 Scott Dixon
12 Juan Pablo Montoya

Sat 21:49 That intriguing IndyCar race brings Saturday's AUTOSPORT Race Centre Live to a close.

We're back tomorrow morning from 9.30am UK time, and there's a LOT still to come.

Our sportscar expert GARY WATKINS will be providing updates from the Le Mans paddock all day as the official pre-race test for the 24 Hours takes place. Porsche vs Toyota vs Audi gets even more serious...

Here's the rest of the racing schedule for Sunday, all times UK:

9.50am Hungaroring European F3 race two
10am Mugello Moto3 race
10.20am Monza Auto GP race two
11.20am Mugello Moto2 race
12.30pm Hungaroring DTM race
1pm Mugello MotoGP race
2.05pm Spa Formula Renault 3.5 race two
3pm Detroit IndyCar qualifying two
3.50pm Hungaroring European F3 race three
6pm Dover NASCAR Sprint Cup race
8.30pm Detroit IndyCar race two

Sun 08:16 Good morning and welcome to AUTOSPORT Race Centre Live for Sunday June 1.

It's going to be a pretty tantalising day, as we get the first hints of Le Mans 24 Hours form at the official pre-race test day.

AUTOSPORT sportscar guru GARY WATKINS is, naturally, in attendance, and will be providing regular news updates in Race Centre Live through the day.

Just to get you in the mood, here's the 2014 field lined up on the starting grid yesterday afternoon.

Le Mans 2014 line-up

Sun 08:18 As well as keeping you informed about events at Le Mans, we'll also be providing as-it-happens commentary from...

MotoGP race day at Mugello
Leg two of the Detroit IndyCar double-header
The Hungaroring DTM race
Formula Renault 3.5 race two at Spa-Francorchamps
European Formula 3 races two and three in Hungary
The second Auto GP race of the Monza weekend
NASCAR Sprint Cup action on Dover's 'Monster Mile'

Sun 08:23 European F3 - Hungaroring: The first race start of the morning comes from Budapest, with the second European Formula 3 due off in about half an hour.

In race one yesterday, Tom Blomqvist defeated polesitting Lotus protege Esteban Ocon and managed to peg back the growing points lead that the Frenchman had been building.

Hungaroring European F3 race one report

Tougher times ahead for Blomqvist today: he's further back on the race two and three grids while Ocon has notched up another two poles.

Hungaroring European F3 qualifying two report

Sun 08:26 MotoGP - Mugello: We've already had the morning warm-up for MotoGP at Mugello, and Marc Marquez was quickest again, but only a tenth ahead of his main qualifying rivals Jorge Lorenzo and Andrea Dovizioso.

Warm-up results:

1 Marc Marquez
2 Jorge Lorenzo
3 Andrea Iannone
4 Dani Pedrosa
5 Andrea Dovizioso
6 Pol Espargaro
7 Bradley Smith
8 Valentino Rossi
9 Cal Crutchlow
10 Stefan Bradl

Bradl had a nasty high-side at the Scarperia right-hander and has gone to the medical centre to have a potential arm injury assessed.

Sun 08:27 MotoGP - Mugello: And as we type that, confirmation from race direction that Bradl has been passed fit to race today after that crash.

Sun 08:35 AutoGP - Monza: There were several penalties that were dished out after yesterday afternoon’s first race.

Yoshitaka Kuroda who finished a lowly 10th in his Euronova entry after suffering a puncture, will have 20s time added to his race two result after ignoring yellow flags yesterday.

Loris Spinelli also got a penalty, not for the incident with Christof von Grunigen that ended his and the Swiss debutant's race at Parabolica, but for first corner contact with Michele La Rosa.

He has been given a 10-place grid penalty, which is fairly meaningless after he was classified 12th out of the 13 entries yesterday.

Pole position for race two is held by Kevin Giovesi by dint of the reversal of yesterday’s result. The Milanese was unaffected by the penalty handed to his team for excessive personnel on the pitstop yesterday.

Sun 08:41 Le Mans Test Day: We're just over 90 minutes into the test, Toyota is one-two at the top of the times. Nakajima is quickest on a 3m26.371s, with Davidson seven tenths behind.

Lotterer is next up for Audi on a 3m27.641s but the interesting thing is a super-fast early pace on what looks like a very dirty track. Nakajima is only four tenths slower than last year's test best already.

Sun 08:43 AutoGP: Monza Yesterday's race winner Markus Pommer thinks he can get at least a podium from eighth on the grid this morning if his gear selection problem is fixed.

"I lost a lot of time yesterday, especially at Parabolica when I went from sixth to fifth gear. I think that cost me at 0.5s per lap, so anything is possible this morning for me... if it works 100 per cent."

Sun 08:50 MotoGP - Mugello: The late Marco Simoncelli was officially given MotoGP Legend status by the series on Friday, the 21st man to join grand prix motorcycle racing's 'hall of fame'.

As part of the celebrations of the much-missed Italian's career at Mugello that weekend, Loris Capirossi has just done a lap of the track on Simoncelli's 2011 Gresini Honda.

Readers new to MotoGP who didn't have the opportunity to enjoy Simoncelli in action should read this, written just after his death in October 2011:

Toby Moody's memories of Marco Simoncelli

Sun 08:50 European F3 - Hungaroring: The drivers head off on the formation lap for what promises to be a fantastic race two here at the Hungaroring.

Bruno Giacomelli and Alberto ColomboSun 08:53 Auto GP - Monza: Two ex-F1 faces in the Monza paddock this morning are ex McLaren/Alfa/Toleman and Life racer Bruno Giacomelli and ex ATS/Merzario driver Alberto Colombo. The pair are firm friends and just spectating today, soaking up the atmosphere.

"Alberto and I still love racing and we are here to take in the sights and smells as enthusiasts," Giacomelli told AUTOSPORT.

"I first came here in 1970, the day Jochen [Rindt] died just over there [points to Parabolica].

"The Lotus 72 is my favourite race car ever. I was so sad when he died in that great car."

Sun 08:55 European F3 - Hungaroring: Lights out and Ocon leads into Turn 1.

Jake Dennis is the fast starter, moving up from ninth to fourth with a fantastic start.

Sun 08:57 European F3 - Hungaroring: Ocon is 1.6s ahead at the end of the first lap, it's difficult to overtake at the Hungaroring and the Lotus protege has taken the first step to taking the win today.

Jake Dennis's fast start was too much to be true, the Carlin is in for a drive through penalty.

Sun 08:59 European F3 - Hungaroring: Mercedes power is 1-2-3-4 with Ocon, Fuoco, Auer and Rosenqvist leading the way.

Ocon's lead is up to two seconds over Fuoco and the Prema driver is in a class of his own early here.

Sun 09:00 Moto3 - Mugello: Engine revs are rising as the riders in the world championship's junior series prepare for their formation lap.

Pre-season title favourite Alex Rins is finding his feet after a quiet start to 2014 and has pole ahead of championship leader Jack Miller.

But the crowd's eyes are on young Italians Romano Fenati and Francesco Bagnaia, who start fourth and 17th for Valentino Rossi's VR46 team.

Leading qualifiers:

1 Alex Rins
2 Jack Miller
3 Jakub Kornfeil
4 Romano Fenati
5 Alexis Masbou
6 Alex Marquez
7 Karel Hanika
8 Juanfran Guevara
9 Brad Binder
10 Efren Vazquez

Le MansSun 09:01 Le Mans - Test Day: The Signatech Alpine team is quickest in P2 on a 3m43.682s. The team's ORECA 03, like the other five here today, is running new low-drag bodywork, which means the car should now be known as the 03R.

There was plenty of activity in the pits last night as the ORECA-equipped teams converted their old bodywork. The car, correctly known as the 03R, now has the look of a Toyota, with much more bulbous front fenders.

Sun 09:03 European F3 - Hungaroring: Tom Blomqvist, winner of the first race of the weekend yesterday, has failed to move up from sixth.

The Brit is the closest driver to Ocon at the top of the championship standings going into this race.

Sun 09:03 Moto3 - Mugello: Poleman Rins bogged down horribly just after the startline and Miller pulled ahead, but under braking for the first corner the Spaniard surged back in front.

Fenati is up to third already, and running a new Italian tricolore design on his bike this weekend for the home crowd.

Sun 09:05 European F3 - Hungaroring: The order after seven laps here at the Hungaroring:

1 Ocon
2 Fuoco
3 Auer
4 Rosenqvist
5 Verstappen
6 Blomqvist
7 Giovinazzi
8 Menezes
9 Serralles
10 Latifi

Sun 09:05 Moto3 - Mugello: The slipstreaming on the long, long main straight here is spectacular on the small bikes. The top seven crossed the line in one massive, wild swarm at the end of lap one.

Alex - little brother of Marc - Marquez judged it best and burst through to second behind Monlau team-mate Rins.

Sun 09:06 AutoGP - Monza: Giacomelli-watch: Bruno also reminisced about his friendship with legendary Ferrari ace, Gilles Villeneuve. "I remember here in 1981 Gilles' helicopter got broken in to and his briefcase and other things got stolen. I gave him my sympathy and you know what he told me? He said: 'Bruno, if the tifosi are responsible then I don't care too much. They are why we are racing here. I love them.'

"He [Gilles] was the most genuine person I ever met. I still miss him, even now."

Sun 09:08 Moto3 - Mugello: Bad news for title contender Efren Vazquez. He was only 10th on the grid anyway and now has a jump-start penalty... a penalty it's possible he hasn't spotted judging by the way he's still racing.

Sun 09:08 Lucas Auer is closing on second place man Fuoco, the gap is 0.5s.

Spike Goddard takes his drive through penalty for exceeding track limits, something we saw yesterday with Antonio Fuoco and Gustavo Menezes.

Sun 09:10 Moto3 - Mugello: Young Scot John McPhee judges the tow perfectly and flies from sixth to first in one move!

Alexis Masbou overtakes him, but McPhee elbows his way back through.

Rins, Marquez and Fenati are lining up right behind them.

Sun 09:10 European F3 - Hungaroring: Max Verstappen's weekend goes from bad to worse as he earns a drive through penalty for exceeding track limits.

He retired from yesterday's race and now faces an uphill struggle to score points in this race.

Sun 09:11 Le Mans - Test Day: Davidson has just gone quickest ahead of Toyota team-mate Nakajima with a 3m25.902s. That's quicker than Allan McNish went last year at the test and now only three and a half seconds from the 2013 pole.

Rusinov has jumped to the top of the times in P2 aboard the G-Drive/OAK Morgan on a 3m42.818s, which is eight tenths quicker than the Signatech ORECA.

Sun 09:11 Moto3 - Mugello: One less Italian for the crowd to follow as Niccolo Antonelli crashes. But given his form this year, they probably expected that anyway.

That was a scary crash actually, replays show Antonelli's tumbling bike nearly took Kornfeil with it.

Sun 09:13 Moto3 - Mugello: Five-abreast for the lead beginning lap six and it's Miller who emerges in front this time ahead of Marquez, Rins, Fenati, McPhee and pretty much everyone else.

Sun 09:13 European F3 - Hungaroring: Ocon has cleared off at the front now, the lead just under 5s to Fuoco. He also holds the fastest lap of the race so far.

Auer hasn't been able to make a move stick on Fuoco for second, the Austrian is 0.7s behind and unable to get close enough to make any sort of move.

Sun 09:16 AutoGP - Monza: Giacomelli-watch: Bruno tells us that in 1983 he was battling in his Toleman-Hart with Mansell's Lotus-Renault for seventh place on the final lap and was about to slipstream him when he noticed '5000 tifosi having an early party on the start/finish straight'. He was flat out doing approximately 190mph at the time!

"I screamed f**** f*** f**** and looked across at Mansell, who turned to me and said f*** f**** f**** too! Still, I managed to take the place but it was crazy. We were so close to a terrible disaster. I got back to the pit and asked my mechanics how many dead tifosi were under the car, luckily there were none, phew!"

Sun 09:16 Moto3 - Mugello: Scotland's great run comes to an end as McPhee crashes out of fourth place. That had been a brilliant, breakthrough ride from the 19-year-old.

Sun 09:19 European F3 - Hungaroring: Carlin's Sean Gelael has a spin, he drops to 17th in the order.

Szymkowiak, who scored his best finish of his European F3 career so far yesterday in the first race in sixth position, becomes the latest victim of the dreaded drive through penalty.

Sun 09:19 Moto3 - Mugello: We have an Italian leader - but it's not Fenati.

Gresini's 16-year-old rookie Enea Bastianini is the latest to sneak to the front of this massive slipstreaming lead pack. He's got Miller, Fenati, Marquez and Rins right on his tail.

Sun 09:22 Moto3 - Mugello: Bastianini's been shuffled back now and it's Rins leading Marquez.

Fenati is third but is now the sole VR46 man running as team-mate Bagnaia's KTM has slowed and retired.

Sun 09:22 European F3 - Hungaroring: Further down the order, Jake Dennis is a heartbreaking 18th after receiving a drive through early for jumping the start. He had got as high as fourth before the penalty.

Sun 09:23 Le Mans - Test Day: Bruni is fastest for the AF Corse Ferrari team in GTE Pro. An Am car, another AF entry, is second quickest in GTE with Giammaria driving.

Sun 09:25 European F3 - Hungaroring: Ocon's lead is up to 7.408s on lap 18, he really has been dominant so far and no one seems to have an answer for his blistering pace.

Auer is 0.594s behind second placed Fuoco, Auer has been right behind Fuoco for most of the race but has struggled to get close enough to pass the Prema Dallara-Mercedes.

Sun 09:26 Le Mans - Test Day: Nissan's ZEOD RC experimental racer has completed four laps and has managed a 4m04s so far in Reip's hands.

Sun 09:26 European F3 - Hungaroring: Gelael picks up a drive through penalty, and will just get it in before the end of the race.

Sun 09:29 European F3 - Hungaroring: Esteban Ocon wins race two here at the Hungaroring with a magnificent drive at the front. The Frenchman has been in a class of his own and untouchable for this 21 lap race.

Antonio Fuoco comes home second after a measured drive under pressure from third placed Lucas Auer, who finished just 0.396s behind Fuoco at the finish.

Sun 09:32 European F3 - Hungaroring: The top 10 from the Hungaroring:

1 Ocon
2 Fuoco
3 Auer
4 Rosenqvist
5 Blomqvist
6 Giovinazzi
7 Menezes
8 Serralles
9 Latifi
10 Bryant-Meisner

Sun 09:35 Auto GP - Monza: Kevin Giovesi leads the 13-car field off on the formation lap for round eight of the 2014 Auto GP season.

Sun 09:37 Moto3 - Mugello: Into the final three laps, the lead pack is Miller, Rins, Bastianini, Marquez, Vinales, Tonucci, Fenati, Ajo, Masbou and Olveira, and frankly any of them could win.

Sun 09:39 Moto3 - Mugello: Bastianini is more than holding his own in these decisive stages, popping back into second...

...but it's countryman Fenati who slipstreams into the lead as they begin the penultimate lap. The Monlau duo slot in behind him.

Sun 09:40 Auto GP - Monza: Giovesi leads in to the Rettifilo from Cipriani and Roda. Clean start.

Sun 09:40 Moto3 - Mugello: Championship leader Miller is only fifth at the moment, he won't want to be beaten by main rivals Rins and Fenati.

Sun 09:40 Moto3 - Mugello: From nowhere, Isaac 'cousin of Maverick' Vinales launches himself into the lead onto the last lap!

Sun 09:41 Moto3 - Mugello: Fenati regains the lead, Rins into second and Miller gets taken out in a three-bike tangle mid-pack!

Sun 09:42 Moto3 - Mugello: Fenati, Rins and Vinales cross the line three-abreast in a stunning photo finish and Valentino Rossi's protege gets a home win by just 0.008s over Rins and 0.010s over Vinales.

That was even better than we expected.

Sun 09:43 Moto3 - Mugello: Race direction is reviewing video of the finish to determine for certain who got second place. The timing system split Rins and Vinales by 0.002s.

Sun 09:44 Moto3 - Mugello: Replays of the last-lap shunt show that Oliveira cut across on Miller and caused the Australian to fall, with his sliding bike then taking out Bastianini and Marquez too.

Sun 09:44 AutoGP - Monza: La Rosa is off at Roggia as he tried to wrest third from Cipriani. Pommer is now up to fourth and right with Cipriani. The race one leader is flying. Giovesi still has a clear lead from Roda.

Sun 09:47 Moto3 - Mugello: The finishing order is confirmed and second/third are swapped, so here's your top 10 after what will probably be the best race anywhere in the world today, even better than the Legends at Cadwell Park:

1 Romano Fenati
2 Isaac Vinales
3 Alex Rins
4 Miguel Oliveira
5 Niklas Ajo
6 Alexis Masbou
7 Alessandro Tonucci
8 Juanfran Guevara
9 Brad Binder
10 Karel Hanika

Sun 09:52 Moto3 - Mugello: Race direction is going to investigate the crash that ended Miller, Bastianini and Marquez's races on the last lap.

Sun 09:52 AutoGP - Monza: Halfway point of the race and Giovesi still leads Roda and by a decent margin - 2.9s.

Third is now Kuroda after he took Cipriani at Rettifilo. Pommer has stopped and is setting fastest laps in clear air. His podium prediction looks on.

Kiss meanwhile is making up for a poor start and sits seventh.

Sun 10:00 Auto GP - Monza: Giovesi pits on lap 12 and takes two new rear tyres. No sticky wheels today for the Milanese. He now has a clear run to the flag with Roda 2.8s behind in second. Pommer is a net third, as Kuroda is yet to pit.

Sun 10:04 AutoGP - Monza: Kevin Giovesi takes a serene win for Eurotech in race two at Monza. Andrea Roda is second despite a late charge and Markus Pommer rounds off the podium. Yoshitaka Kuroda takes fourth and Tamas Pal Kiss finishes fifth.

Carlos Sainz JrSun 10:06 FR3.5 - Spa: Earlier this morning the Formula Renault 3.5 field had their second qualifying session of the weekend - and there was still no stopping Red Bull protege Carlos Sainz Jr.

Yesterday's dominant winner took another pole, while his Saturday rival Pierre Gasly - another Red Bull junior - was only 11th.

Racing Steps Foundation-backed Brit Oliver Rowland joins Sainz on the front row. Rowland is still a title threat, although retiring from race one was a blow.

Spa FR3.5 qualifying two report

Sun 10:09 Moto3 - Mugello: That last-lap shunt for Miller has thrown the title battle back open again.

Championship standings after six of 18 rounds:


1 Jack Miller 104
2 Romano Fenati 99
3 Alex Rins 87
4 Efren Vazquez 76
5 Isaac Vinales 64
6 Alex Marquez 60

(25 points for a win)

Full 2014 Moto3 data on FORIX

Sun 10:10 Le Mans - Test Day: Earlier today GARY WATKINS rounded up the early news from the test, including call-ups for an Audi GT star and a rising British sportscar racer, and some administrative shuffling with the Greaves entry.

Sun 10:14 MotoGP - Mugello: In the indestructible MotoGP rider style, Stefan Bradl tweeted this picture to show all is well and he's fine to race after his warm-up crash.

It was a vicious shunt - beginning as a low-side then somehow turning into a high-side when the tyre gripped as the crash was already underway, flicking him high into the air.

Sun 10:18 Moto2 - Mugello: Next up in Italy is Moto2. Tito Rabat has pole and his nearest title rival Mika Kallio is 10 places back.

But the Finn, Rabat's team-mate at Scott Redding's former home Marc VDS, is only seven points behind Rabat in the standings and was in much better shape in the warm-up.

Maverick Vinales has work to do, though. Third in the points and now 37 down on Rabat, he's only 16th on the grid.

After McPhee's heroic Moto3 ride, there's more for British fans to cheer in Moto2, where World Supersport champion Sam Lowes has qualified a breakthrough second.

Italy's eyes will be on Franco Morbidelli in eighth and Mattia Pasini in 13th, and maybe also on German-with-Italian-heritage Sandro Cortese in third.

There might be a charge from ex-MotoGP rider Alex de Angelis too, as a shunt left him only 30th on the grid for his home race.

Leading qualifiers:

1 Tito Rabat
2 Sam Lowes
3 Sandro Cortese
4 Jonas Folger
5 Dominique Aegerter
6 Luis Salom
7 Jordi Torres
8 Franco Morbidelli
9 Tom Luthi
10 Marcel Schrotter

Sun 10:22 Le Mans - Test Day: Audi has gone fastest with Bonanomi in the #3 car – he's now half a second faster than the Toyota on a 3m25.297s. Wurz is up to third in the second TS040.

Chatin has taken the Sigantech ORECA back to the top of the P2 times: his 3m39.992s is two seconds quicker than the previous best set by Mardenborough in the OAK Ligier.

Sun 10:23 Moto2 - Mugello: Folger makes the best start and is by far the best under braking for the first corner, emerging in the lead ahead of Rabat.

Rabat then runs wide further around the lap and drops to fourth, behind Salom and Aegerter, with Lowes in seventh behind Cortese and fast-starter Pasini.

Kallio is up to eighth, Vinales is 15th.

Sun 10:25 Moto2 - Mugello: Caterham isn't having a great time in motorcycle racing so far. Not long back from injury, Josh Herrin just crashed out from the midfielder. He's walking away but checking his collarbone.

Sun 10:30 Moto2 - Mugello: Rabat is now back up to third, but Kallio isn't far behind him in fifth, chasing Aegerter.

Up front, Salom - who won here in Moto3 last year - is keeping Folger under pressure.

Sun 10:32 European F3 - Hungaroring: Full results are now in for the second European Formula 3 race of the Budapest weekend.

It was a dominant win for Lotus F1 protege Esteban Ocon ahead of Ferrari F1 protege Antonio Fuoco, here's the full story and finishing positions:

Hungaroring European F3 race two report

Sun 10:35 DTM – Hungaroring: An hour until race start here in partially sunny Budapest. Here is a rundown of what tyres the drivers will be starting on, in grid order:

1 Wittman (BMW) OPTION
2 Glock (BMW) OPTION
3 Molina (Audi) OPTION

4 Martin (BMW) STANDARD
5 Da Costa (BMW) OPTION
6 Farfus (BMW) STANDARD
7 Tambay (Audi) STANDARD
8 Muller (Audi) STANDARD
9 Spengler (BMW) STANDARD
10 Green (Audi) STANDARD
11 Ekstrom (Audi) STANDARD
12 Mortara (Audi) OPTION
13 Rockenfeller (Audi) OPTION
14 Hand (BMW) OPTION
15 Scheider (Audi) OPTION

16 Wehrlein (Mercedes) STANDARD
17 Wickens (Mercedes) OPTION
18 Tomczyk (BMW) OPTION
19 Di Resta (Mercedes) OPTION

20 Juncadella (Mercedes) STANDARD
21 Paffett (Mercedes) STANDARD
22 Petrov (Mercedes) STANDARD
23 Vietoris (Mercedes) STANDARD

Sun 10:36 Moto2 - Mugello: Kallio has passed Aegerter for fourth so is now just one place behind title rival Rabat.

Folger continues to narrowly lead Salom, Vinales has progressed to 12th and Lowes has fallen to ninth.

Sun 10:38 DTM - Hungaroring: As for performance ballast, the majority of the field are back to the base weight of 1120kg. Here are those that aren't:

+2.5kg – Farfus, Tomczyk.

-2.5kg – Da Costa, Juncadella, Petrov, Martin, Wickens, Wehrlein.

Sun 10:39 Moto2 - Mugello: Pasini was upholding Italian honour in fifth but he's just crashed out at Scarperia.

Among those the right way up, Rabat has set a new fastest lap and is creeping up behind Folger and Salom with 12 laps left.

Sun 10:43 Moto2 - Mugello: It's now a three-bike lead train with Folger, Salom and Rabat covered by six tenths of a second and the top two side by side into the first corner, though Folger hangs on.

Vinales' salvage job is progressing better, as he battles past Torres and Morbidelli into ninth.

Kallio has fallen four seconds off the lead dice, so fourth looks like his limit for now.

Sun 10:48 Moto2 - Mugello: The leaders go three abreast down the pits straight and Salom emerges in first, with Folger down to third behind Rabat. Eight laps left.

In more good news for Rabat, Kallio is starting to drop back down the field again, falling to sixth behind Corsi and Aegerter, with Zarco on his tail.

Lowes runs eighth but is going to have to watch his back for Vinales.

Sun 10:50 Moto2 - Mugello: After biding his time, Rabat slips past Salom into the lead as the Moto3 graduate runs a little wide. Seven laps left.

Sun 11:01 FR3.5 - Spa: The second Formula Renault Eurocup race has finished, with championship contender Bruno Bonifacio leading a Prema Powerteam 1-2 ahead of race one winner Dennis Olsen.

McLaren junior Nyck de Vries once again couldn't convert pole position into victory, but he completed the podium at a circuit where Prema always seems to be strong with its FR2.0 cars.

Sun 11:03 Moto2 - Mugello: Salom didn't give up on that, rallying late on to cross the line just 0.248s behind winner Rabat.

Folger was third, but now we've got another video review in progress with Corsi, Aegerter and Kallio split by 0.097s on the timing system in fourth, fifth and sixth.

Lowes came home eighth behind Zarco, staying just ahead of Vinales.

Sun 11:04 Moto2 - Mugello: Race direction gives Aegerter the nod for fifth place ahead of Kallio, making Rabat's win a bit better still as it knocks his title rival team-mate back to sixth.

Sun 11:05 Auto GP - Monza: The Auto GP weekend is done and dusted at Monza, and here's SAM SMITH's full recap of Kevin Giovesi's victory in race two, as the field did its utmost to take advantage of pre-race points leader Kimiya Sato's absence.

Monza Auto GP race two report

Sun 11:06 Le Mans - Test Day: There's a flurry of quick times right at the end of the first of the two four-hour sessions: Bonanomi improves to a 3m23.799s, while Hartley jumps to third in the Porsche.

The timesheets read like this:

1 #3 Bonanomi/Jarvis/Albuquerque Audi 3m23.799s
2 #8 Buemi/Davidson/Lapierre Toyota 3m25.881s
3 #20 Hartley/Webber/Bernhard Porsche 3m26.179s
4 #7 Wurz/Nakajima/Sarrazin Toyota 3m26.371s
5 #2 Lotterer/Treluyer/Fassler Audi 3m26.886s
6 #1 Kristensen/Duval/Di Grassi Audi 3m27.517s

LMP2 Chatin/Webb/Panciatici ORECA 3m39.922s
GTE Pro Bruni/Vilander/Fisichella Ferrari 3m57.982s
GTE Am Giammaria/Case/Mann Ferrari 3m59.296s

Sun 11:10 DTM - Hungaroring: Not long until the race begins in Hungary, but there's time to get up to speed with yesterday evening's qualifying session, in which Marco Wittmann starred again and Mercedes flopped again...

Hungaroring DTM qualifying report

...and to have a browse at the championship standings after the first two of 10 rounds:

1 Mike Rockenfeller 30
2 Christian Vietoris 25
3 Marco Wittmann 25
4 Mattias Ekstrom 18
5 Adrien Tambay 16
6 Edoardo Mortara 15

(25 points for a win)
Full 2014 DTM data on FORIX

DTM gridSun 11:20 DTM - Hungaroring: Our DTM correspondent ANDREW VAN LEEUWEN is on his way back from the grid, this was the scene down there.

Sun 11:24 Moto2 - Mugello: Rabat's third win of 2014 and Kallio's mediocre race have made things looked more comfortable for the Spaniard in the points again.

Championship standings after six of 18 rounds:


1 Tito Rabat 124
2 Mika Kallio 102
3 Maverick Vinales 69
4 Dominique Aegerter 69
5 Simone Corsi 66
6 Luis Salom 59

(25 points for a win)

Full 2014 Moto2 data on FORIX

Sun 11:25 MotoGP - Mugello: With the Moto2 podium done, it's time for the main event: MotoGP's Italian Grand Prix.

Valentino Rossi won it every year from 2002-08, Jorge Lorenzo has won it for the past three seasons... but it's Marc Marquez who has won everything so far this year.

Sun 11:27 DTM – Hungaroring: Less than 10 minutes until the race starts, and the weather has finally warmed up.

Yesterday, Hankook's DTM engineer Christophe Stucke said that track temp needed to be 20 degrees for the option to work properly. It would certainly be above that now.

Still, an early safety car could undo any of the option starters. Might play into the hands of the likes of Martin, Farfus and Tambay.

However, should the race play out in a more straightforward manner, Wittmann is going to be very, very tough to beat.

Sun 11:28 MotoGP - Mugello: Right at the back of the grid, we've got a surprise returnee.

World Superbike racer Michel Fabrizio is about to make his 13th ever MotoGP start and his first since a one-off supersub run with Pramac at Brno in August 2009.

The 29-year-old Italian jumped on Ioda's Aprilia Open bike on Saturday morning after the team's regular rider Danilo Petrucci failed to get a medical all-clear to return following his Jerez arm injury.

Stand-in #1 Luca Scassa had already injured a leg in testing before Le Mans, but with new Italian sponsors for this race, Ioda had to get someone on the grid, so welcome back Fabrizio.

Sun 11:30 MotoGP - Mugello: We're still one bike down today, though, as Nicky Hayden withdrew before third practice when he decided it was time to listen to the doctors and stop riding so he could get surgery on the old wrist injury that has flared up.

Hayden's absence means just one Aspar Honda on the grid for Hiroshi Aoyama.

Sun 11:31 DTM - Hungaroring: Warm-up lap is underway. Seems to be a swarm of bees somewhere around the circuit that the cameras have spotted.

Martin, meanwhile, has stalled on the grid. Luckily for the rookie he's been helped out by Spengler, who doesn't pass him, therefore meaning he can keep his P4 grid spot.

Sun 11:34 DTM – Hungaroring: Race three of the 2014 DTM season is go!

Wittmann makes a clean start and holds off Glock into Turn 1. Da Costa is third.

Paffett has a less impressive start, and gets turned around at the second corner.

Sun 11:35 MotoGP - Mugello: Here's the top half of the field on the grid:

1 Marc Marquez
2 Andrea Iannone
3 Jorge Lorenzo
4 Dani Pedrosa
5 Pol Espargaro
6 Cal Crutchlow
7 Bradley Smith
8 Andrea Dovizioso
9 Stefan Bradl
10 Valentino Rossi
11 Alvaro Bautista
12 Aleix Espargaro

Scott Redding starts 14th between the Ducatis of Yonny Hernandez and Michele Pirro.

Sun 11:38 MotoGP - Mugello: Most of the crowd here is preparing to go nuts for Valentino Rossi, but there's also a grandstand full of Pramac guests cheering for the man who's actually the top Italian on the grid: Andrea Iannone.

AUTOSPORT Race Centre Live has made a habit of praising Iannone's progress this year just before he crashes. So we're saying nothing. Except that second on the grid is pretty decent for the second year rider, nicknamed 'Crazy Joe' or sometimes 'Joe the Maniac', on the satellite Ducati.

Marquez reckons Iannone will be the early leader, but no one expects him to stay the front - using the softer tyre available to Open runners helped him in qualifying but Ducati's longer-run pace isn't so great.

Sun 11:42 DTM - Hungaroring: Four laps completed here in Budapest, and Wittmann continues to lead. Glock isn't letting him go, the gap at 1.4s, while Da Costa is in the hunt too.

Best of the prime runners at the moment is Spengler in eighth. The pit window opens on lap 14, while all the soft runners have to pit by lap 20, and the prime runners can't pit until lap 20.

Sun 11:50 MotoGP - Mugello: It's Valentino Rossi's 300th grand prix start, and he didn't want to be taking it from 10th place.

Widely tipped to win here - by Marquez in particular - after his recent form, he's optimistic about his race pace still but concerned about how long it will take to fight through the field.

"We did a big mistake," he said after qualifying, "we decided to change the front tyre and it was the wrong decision because I felt very bad with the softer front tyre and I wasn't able to improve my laptime.

"It was a great shame because I had good potential and I could've started at the front.

"But it's like this. From the fourth row everything will be more difficult, but we have the pace."

Sun 11:50 DTM – Hungaroring: Gary Paffett is out of the race, and he's not happy. He just had this to say about Joey Hand, who hit him on the first lap:

"It's not bad luck, its bad driving. He just drove into me. I've never seen as much damage on a car that's been hit by another car. If he doesn't get a penalty, there's no point having an rules. He's an idiot. It's a stupid move."

Sun 11:53 MotoGP - Mugello: The tyre selection sheet is out and it's pretty much mediums all round for the frontrunners.

The only man doing anything different in the top part of the grid is Iannone, who has a softer rear on his Pramac Ducati in second place.

Sun 11:54 MotoGP - Mugello: Don't discount Dani Pedrosa today, he was very quick in practice and achieved fourth on the grid despite hitting an engine map button by mistake during Q2 and giving himself limited power.

If he avoids the switches, he should have good race pace.

Sun 11:55 MotoGP - Mugello: Tech 3's young duo Pol Espargaro and Bradley Smith did well in qualifying, taking fifth and seventh - despite both having some tumbles this weekend.

Espargaro's came on the out-lap for his second Q2 lap as he tried to put heat in his tyres, so hanging on to fifth was a relief.

Sun 11:56 DTM – Hungaroring: Here's the running order after 12 laps:

Wittmann -2.6s
Glock
Da Costa
Molina
Mortara
Rockenfeller
Wickens
Tomczyk
Hand
Di Resta

Spengler +42.5s
Martin
Tambay
Muller
Green
Ekstrom
Juncadella
Wehrlein
Vietoris
Petrov
Farfus
Scheider
Paffett

Drivers in bold are on option tyres.

Sun 11:58 MotoGP - Mugello: The grid is being cleared and the formation lap is about to begin.

Sun 11:58 DTM – Hungaroring: Meanwhile, Molina has nabbed third from Da Costa, and is hunting down Glock in second.

Sun 12:02 MotoGP - Mugello: Iannone takes the lead into the first corner as all the Ducatis make great starts.

Slight brush between Lorenzo and Crutchlow into the first corner, sending the Brit a bit wide.

Sun 12:03 MotoGP - Mugello: Lorenzo drops into second behind Iannone, is repassed by Marquez, but immediately takes the place back and then surges past Iannone to give Yamaha the Mugello lead.

Sun 12:03 MotoGP - Mugello: As Lorenzo leads, Rossi is up to sixth.

Sun 12:04 MotoGP - Mugello: Lorenzo completes lap one with a clear lead, as Iannone, Marquez and Dovizioso go three-abreast for second place. That Ducati has some power...

Sun 12:04 MotoGP - Mugello: Rossi is about to join the second-place battle, he's up to fifth behind Dovizioso.

Sun 12:05 MotoGP - Mugello: Now Rossi slips past Dovizioso, that's 10th to fourth in a lap and a half, to the delight of the crowd.

Pedrosa isn't flying, he's back in eighth behind Pol Espargaro and Crutchlow.

Sun 12:06 MotoGP - Mugello: Marquez slips past Iannone for second into the first corner as they start lap three, but Iannone immediately takes him back.

Not for long though, now Marquez establishes himself in second place. Lorenzo is 0.8s ahead.

Sun 12:07 MotoGP - Mugello: Bradley Smith is the race's first exit, crashing out on lap three. He's OK. His bike isn't.

Sun 12:08 MotoGP - Mugello: Marquez takes two tenths out of Lorenzo on lap three, as Rossi claims third from Iannone.

Sun 12:09 MotoGP - Mugello: Crutchlow crashes out, and his Ducati spins down the road and takes Bradl out too.

That's a very nasty accident, but both are OK.

Poor Bradl was a doubt for the race due to arm pain after his massive warm-up crash, so definitely didn't need to be sent flying again.

Sun 12:10 MotoGP - Mugello: Marquez is creeping up behind leader Lorenzo, the gap now down to half a second. Rossi is coming with Marquez, and Iannone is holding on in fourth.

Sun 12:11 MotoGP - Mugello: Marquez bangs in a new fastest lap of 1m47.892s on lap five and takes four tenths out of Lorenzo on that one. He's now just under 0.3s behind.

Sun 12:15 DTM - Hungaroring: Running order after the stops:

Wittmann -5.1
Molina
Mortara
Glock
Da Costa
Rockenfeller
Wickens
Tomczyk
Hand
Di Resta
Spengler +49s
Martin
Tambay
Muller
Ekstrom
Green
Juncadella
Wehrlein
Vietoris
Petrov
Farfus


Option runners in bold

Sun 12:15 MotoGP - Mugello: We're on lap seven of 23, Lorenzo has Marquez on his tail and Rossi is another 0.8s back.

Iannone holds a solo fourth now, with Pol Espargaro fending off Pedrosa and Dovizioso for fifth, all chased at a slight distance by Bautista.

Good run from Redding: he's pressuring Aleix Espargaro for ninth and holding off Hernandez.

Sun 12:16 MotoGP - Mugello: A few more onto the retirements list, as Fabrizio comes into the Ioda pits and Hector Barbera is shown walking away from what was probably a shunt.

Sun 12:17 MotoGP - Mugello: Pedrosa has cleared Pol Espargaro for fifth and is now beginning to hunt down Iannone for fourth.

Sun 12:18 MotoGP - Mugello: Marquez is currently content to sit two tenths behind Lorenzo. Rossi is losing a few tiny fractions per lap to the top two but is still in contention.

Sun 12:19 MotoGP - Mugello: Some Marquez family news - Marc's brother Alex went for x-rays after being involved in the nasty last-lap Moto3 crash with Jack Miller and Enea Bastianini, but he's been passed fit with no broken bones.

And a correction, as Race Direction says Barbera's retirement was a technical problem, not a crash.

Sun 12:20 MotoGP - Mugello: Pedrosa overtakes Iannone for fourth. The Honda is 5.2s behind third-placed Rossi with 14 laps to go, can he get himself in the podium hunt now?

Sun 12:21 MotoGP - Mugello: Hard to say if Marquez is holding station here to pass Lorenzo when he fancies, or if the resurgent Yamaha is just too quick to overtake at present. The runaway points leader certainly didn't charge onto Lorenzo's tail with his usual juggernaut momentum. They're still 0.2s apart with 13 laps to go.

Sun 12:22 MotoGP - Mugello: Iannone managed to repass Pedrosa for fourth briefly, but the Honda has reclaimed the place, although that dice allowed Pol Espargaro to catch them both too.

Sun 12:24 MotoGP - Mugello: Pedrosa just can't get rid of Iannone - the Pramac Ducati is back in front of the works Honda into fourth.

Sun 12:25 MotoGP - Mugello: Rossi is now 1.6s off the lead in third place. Unless Lorenzo and Marquez get tangled up, it looks like the local hero will be settling for the lowest step of the podium.

That's still a big improvement on last year's first-lap exit (in a clash with Bautista).

Sun 12:25 DTM – Hungaroring: Lap 32 and no big changes here. Wittmann is still leading from Molina, while Mortara, Glock and Da Costa are scrapping over third.

The best of the runners now on options is Bruno Spengler, who is eighth and running about two seconds a lap quicker than those around him. Could be a sneaky podium chance.

Sun 12:27 MotoGP - Mugello: Marquez is sliding around enough to suggest that he's pushing rather than just teasing Lorenzo.

Ten laps left in this race and still two tenths between the men up front.

Pedrosa has taken fourth back from Iannone - at least for now - and they've got Pol Espargaro and Dovizioso tussling behind them.

Sun 12:30 MotoGP - Mugello: Rossi's pace is now dropping away, he's three seconds off the lead in third place.

No threat from behind right now, though, as Pedrosa - who is finally getting away from Iannone - is seven seconds further back.

Sun 12:31 MotoGP - Mugello: Marquez drafts past Lorenzo down the outside on the pits straight as they begin lap 17.

Lorenzo takes to the grass for a moment in the pit exit as he tries to defend, and then almost gets it back at the first corner as Marquez runs a bit wide, but the Honda is ahead.

Sun 12:32 MotoGP - Mugello: This isn't over, Lorenzo is staying right with Marquez at the moment.

Sun 12:33 MotoGP - Mugello: Lorenzo tucks into Marquez's slipstream and dives through into the first corner.

He slips a bit wide and Marquez retakes it, but this is on.

Sun 12:33 MotoGP - Mugello: Now Lorenzo does get through, slicing inside as they plunge downhill to reclaim the lead.

Sun 12:35 MotoGP - Mugello: Six laps to go as they cross the line, Marquez takes a look on the pits straight but to no avail.

Both brake a little late into the first corner - Lorenzo later still - but the Yamaha hangs on in front.

The Lorenzo of 2013 is back. We've missed him.

Sun 12:37 MotoGP - Mugello: Marquez slipstreams past on the outside again, Lorenzo nips back inside at the first corner, runs wide and loses the lead, then takes it back once more at the next turn - with a bit of shoulder rubbing thrown in!

Sun 12:38 MotoGP - Mugello: We've got four more laps of this, and Rossi is creeping closer again as they fight, two seconds behind now.

Sun 12:38 MotoGP - Mugello: Marquez drafts past on the outside again, then manages to just about hold Lorenzo out through the next few corners.

Sun 12:39 MotoGP - Mugello: Marquez still can't get away though, Lorenzo is taking a look at every single corner.

Sun 12:39 MotoGP - Mugello: And Lorenzo forces his way back into the lead with just over two laps left!

Sun 12:40 MotoGP - Mugello: As they begin the penultimate lap, Marquez inches ahead in the draft down the outside but Lorenzo is even braver still on the brakes and keeps the lead.

Sun 12:41 MotoGP - Mugello: Lorenzo stays ahead of Marquez through the sweeps, now we begin the final lap...

Sun 12:42 MotoGP - Mugello: Marquez takes the lead down the outside into the first corner, brakes late and runs wide but still manages to stay ahead of Lorenzo.

Sun 12:42 DTM - Hungaroring: And it's win number two of the season for Marco Wittmann. Stunning drive from the young BMW driver here in Budapest. Miguel Molina is second, while Bruno Spengler charged home on the options for third.

Sun 12:42 MotoGP - Mugello: Lorenzo is back on Marquez again, half a lap left.

Sun 12:44 MotoGP - Mugello: Marquez takes win number six of 2014 after the toughest race of the year so far, as Lorenzo's bold last corner bid narrowly fails.

Sun 12:44 MotoGP - Mugello: Lorenzo lost out on victory by just 0.121s after a brilliant, resurgent performance.

Sun 12:45 MotoGP - Mugello: Rossi claims third from 10th on the grid, with Pedrosa fourth.

Iannone slipped back to seventh behind Pol Espargaro and Dovizioso in the end.

Bautista, Aleix Espargaro and Hernandez complete the top 10, Redding fell back to 13th.

Sun 12:47 DTM - Hungaroring: Here's the final result:

1 Wittmann
2 Molina
3 Spengler
4 Mortara
5 Tambay
6 Martin
7 Green
8 Da Costa
9 Ekstrom
10 Rockenfeller
11 Wickens
12 Muller
13 Tomczyk
14 Wehrlein
15 Hand
16 Juncadella
17 Petrov
18 Di Resta
19 Glock
20 Vietoris
21 Farfus
DNF Scheider
DNF Paffett

Sun 12:47 Le Mans - Test Day: The times are tumbling at the start of the afternoon session. Buemi is quickest for Toyota – and quicker than Bonanomi's morning mark – on a 3m23.014s.

Jani has set the best time for a Porsche so far with a 3m24.692s and Wurz is third on a 3m25.804s.

Sun 12:49 FR3.5 - Spa: The cars have just been released from the pits for their laps to the grid.

A little over 15 minutes until the start of race two, with title rivals Carlos Sainz Jr and Oliver Rowland on the front row, hopefully set for their first head-to-head battle for victory this season. Crucial points - and potentially a psychological edge - to play for this afternoon in Belgium.

Sun 13:01 MotoGP - Mugello: The crowd may be cheering for Marquez and Lorenzo too, but it's still yellow that's the dominant colour in the huge throng at the bottom of the podium - yellow flare smoke and yellow #46 flags for Rossi.

Sun 13:03 Our full report from this afternoon's amazing race is now ready for your perusal:

button Marquez wins Mugello thriller

Sun 13:05 MotoGP - Mugello: Six out of six means an inevitably large points lead for Marquez, and Lorenzo's distant fourth shows just how ropey the start to his season was - but he's emphatically back now.

Championship standings after six of 18 rounds:

1 Marc Marquez 150
2 Valentino Rossi 97
3 Dani Pedrosa 96
4 Jorge Lorenzo 65
5 Andrea Dovizioso 63
6 Pol Espargaro 49

(25 points for a win)
Full 2014 MotoGP data on FORIX

Sun 13:06 FR3.5 - Spa: Formation lap is underway here at a sunny Spa. Let's hope the start gantry is up to the job today and we don't get another aborted start.

Sun 13:07 FR3.5 - Spa: Sainz, Rowland, Stevens, Stanaway, Jaafar, Fantin is our top six on the grid.

Sun 13:10 MotoGP - Mugello: A jubilant Marquez reckons he was better under braking than Lorenzo, but that the Yamaha could carry more speed mid-corner.

Sun 13:10 FR3.5 - Spa: Rowland gets alongside Sainz on the outside into La Source, but the Spaniard hangs him out to dry. Rowland then fends off an attack from Stevens into Eau Rouge, and has half a look at Sainz again into Les Combes.

For the second race running we have a car in the tyre wall at Les Combes. This time it's Fantin who got spat out of the pack.

Sun 13:12 FR3.5 - Spa: Stanaway dispatches a fast-starting Laine at the start of lap two, retaking fourth place at La Source. Sainz leads Rowland by 1.3s at the end of the opening lap.

Sun 13:12 MotoGP - Mugello: Lorenzo believes Yamaha just needs a little bit power to finally stop this Honda run.

"A very, very, very fun race," he says. "I felt strong enough to fight with him and the bike seemed better than ever under braking.

"We need a little more top speed because every little tenth I take in the corners, I lose on the straight.

"With 3-4km/h more, I could have more than this second position.

"This time I couldn't win, but I think the victory will arrive soon..."

Sun 13:16 FR3.5 - Spa: Rowland has stabilised Sainz's lead at 1.4 seconds, with just a couple of laps until the pitstop window opens. Meanwhile a bit of a queue is forming behind Monaco winner Nato in sixth, with Jaafar and Gasly leading that chase.

Sun 13:21 FR3.5 - Spa: Fastest lap for Rowland brings Sainz's lead down to 1.2s. Stevens is 5s back already in third, and he has Stanaway for company.

Sorensen and Sirotkin have joined Jaafar and Gasly in pursuit of sixth-placed Nato.

Sun 13:25 FR3.5 - Spa: Sainz responds with a fastest lap of his own, taking the gap up to 1.7s.

Sun 13:28 DTM - Hungaroring: It wasn't so long ago that Marco Wittmann was on BMW's DTM subs' bench, but now he's looking like a potential champion.

Here's ANDREW VAN LEEUWEN's full report from round three of the 2014 DTM at the Hungaroring:

Wittmann takes commanding win in Hungary

Sun 13:28 FR3.5 - Spa: Just 0.9s covers the top two now, with Rowland closing up to Sainz. Stevens pits from third for Strakka.

Sun 13:29 DTM - Hungaroring: This is how Wittmann's win has left the points table looking (pretty good for him, basically).

Championship standings after three of 10 rounds:


1 Marco Wittmann 50
2 Mike Rockenfeller 31
3 Edoardo Mortara 27
4 Miguel Molina 26
5 Adrien Tambay 26
6 Christian Vietoris 25

(25 points for a win)

Full 2014 DTM data on FORIX

Sun 13:30 FR3.5 - Spa: Further back, Gasly has jumped Nato during the stops.

Can't be long until the leaders come in now, just 2 laps left in the pit window.

Sun 13:33 FR3.5 - Spa: Drama in the pits as Sainz and Rowland come in together. It's a race of the pit crews, but - unseen by the cameras, Rowland has a problem and loses 11s to the leader in his stop.

That's allowed Stevens through, and surely means Stanaway will rejoin ahead of the Briton as well when he pits.

Sun 13:36 FR3.5 - Spa: Stanaway pits from the lead and rejoins between Stevens and Rowland.

Rowland attacks for third place, but Stanaway holds him off. However, the timing screens are telling us that Stanaway has a 20-second penalty being added to his race time...

Sun 13:38 Le Mans - Test Day: Parente has gone quickest in GTE Pro in the Ram Ferrari - not bad for a Le Mans rookie.

Sun 13:40 FR3.5 - Spa: Sainz can cruise from here, more than 10s clear with nine minutes to go. Stevens, Stanaway, Rowland and Gasly complete the top five as things stand, and Stevens is being caught.

Sun 13:43 FR3.5 - Spa: Stevens has responded to the threat from behind, and has gained himself some breathing space in second.

Sun 13:50 FR3.5 - Spa: Final lap here and Sainz is well on his way to a double. He's 11s clear of Stevens.

Sun 13:52 FR3.5 - Spa: Sainz wins comfortably, with Rowland's pitstop problem ending the fight for victory. Stevens salvages something from his weekend with second, while Stanaway is third across the line. However, that 20s penalty he was given mid-race will drop him down the order, and hand the final podium spot to Rowland.

Sun 13:54 FR3.5 - Spa: Stanaway's penalty was for pitting outside of the mandatory window. The window was open until lap 12, and the Lotus driver came in at the end of lap 12. However, according to the regulations, that counts as pitting at the start of lap 13 - thus outside of the window.

Sun 14:01 Le Mans - Test Day: The session has been stopped: Dolan has gone off in the Jota Zytek LMP2 at the second chicane on the Mulsanne.

Sun 14:02 IndyCar - Detroit: After the excitement of yesterday's race, we're back to do it all again today, and the first qualifying group has just taken to the track.

Drivers involved in this group: Hinchcliffe, Power, Munoz, Andretti, Newgarden, Dixon, Aleshin, Kimball, Huertas, Conway and Rahal.

Sun 14:11 IndyCar - Detroit: One minute left for this group, and Scott Dixon is still yet to crack the top six. The driver currently on the bubble is Graham Rahal.

Sun 14:12 IndyCar - Detroit: Slight contact with the tyres at Turn 3 by Will Power. There's no damage, but that will have gotten his attention.

SainzSun 14:15 A perfect weekend for Sainz in Spa this weekend. Here's how the Red Bull protege sealed double victory in today's race:

button Sainz completes Spa FR3.5 double

Sun 14:16 IndyCar - Detroit: Your line-up for the second group: Simon Pagenaud, Helio Castroneves, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Takuma Sato, Ryan Briscoe, Tony Kanaan, Sebastian Saavedra, Justin Wilson, Jack Hawksworth, Juan Pablo Montoya and Sebastien Bourdais.

Sun 14:17 IndyCar - Detroit: We've just heard from Rahal, who decided to qualify on an scrubbed set of reds and save a new set for the race. That will be worth keeping an eye on later this afternoon.

Sun 14:18 IndyCar - Detroit: Green flag for group two.

Sun 14:18 FR3.5 - Spa: Rowland reveals that his car stalled as he pulled into his pit during that race. "I pulled the clutch in and nothing happened. Considering we had to fire the engine back up, finishing third is a pretty good result. But I was quicker than Carlos [Sainz] today so it's still disappointing."

Sun 14:20 IndyCar - Detroit: Ryan Hunter-Reay hits the wall and trashes his left-rear. That's his third hit of the weekend. As things stand, the two most recent series champions will share the back row.

Sun 14:23 IndyCar - Detroit: Michael Andretti shakes his head in disbelief as Hunter-Reay returns to the pits. The team was working late last night getting his car rebuilt for today, and how it faces another busy couple of hours to get it put back together for the race.

Sun 14:24 IndyCar - Detroit: Green flag. The clock is showing just over four minutes to go, so things are going to be manic.

Sun 14:26 IndyCar - Detroit: Ryan Hunter-Reay: "Been hard on that left-rear this weekend, just like yesterday. It snapped out, and I couldn't catch it. Colder tyre temps caught me out. Totally my fault."

Sun 14:27 Le Mans - Test Day: Chandhok goes quickest in P2 in the Murphy ORECA-Nissan. His 3m38.286s puts him over a second clear of the Judd/BMW-powered Race Performance version, which in turn was four tenths up on the first session best from Signatech Alpine.

Sun 14:35 IndyCar - Detroit: There's the flag, and Sato leaps to the top right at the end to take a surprise pole ahead of Hinchcliffe.

The top five:

1. Sato
2. Hinchcliffe
3. Castroneves
4. Conway
5. Briscoe

Sun 14:37 Le Mans - Test Day: This is the AF Corse set-up in the pits. It is running a total of 10 cars (two SMP P2s, two factory Ferraris and the six privateer cars), which must surely be some kind of record.

Reckon we should call their enclave 'Little Italy'...

Sun 14:43 Le Mans - Test Day: Bruni has restored order at the top of GTE Pro. He's shaded Parente by a couple of tenths with a 3m57.599s.

Sun 14:46 Le Mans - Test Day: Another red flag courtesy of debris on the entry to Mulsanne Corner. No reports of anyone having gone off as yet.

Sun 14:52 European F3 - Hungaroring: Race three is about to get underway here in Hungary, and for the second time today, the European F3 field leaves the grid for the formation lap.

Esteban Ocon will be looking to repeat his performance from earlier in the day, with a lights to flag victory in the second race of the weekend.

Sun 14:57 European F3 - Hungaroring: Ocon leads into Turn 1 with a huge battle for second

Sun 14:59 European F3 - Hungaroring: Rosenqvist has moved up to second thanks to an excellent move at Turn 2 and into Turn 3.

Lucas Auer had challenged Ocon at Turn 1 but forgot about team-mate Rosenqvist, who stole second.

Sun 15:01 European F3 - Hungaroring: Lap 3 and there are some umbrellas up in the stands, the track is starting to look a little greasy.

Ocon leads by 1.7s ahead of Rosenqvist, Fuoco and Auer.

Sun 15:03 European F3 - Hungaroring: The order at Lap 5:

1 Ocon
2 Rosenqvist
3 Fuoco
4 Auer
5 Verstappen
6 Giovinazzi
7 Serralles
8 Blomqvist
9 Menezes
10 Latifi

Sun 15:04 DTM – Hungaroring: ANDREW VAN LEEUWEN has just been down to Audi to have a chat with Jamie Green, who scored his first points of the 2014 season today with seventh place.

"The aim was to finish, because this is the race of the year, and I hadn't finished one yet. I thought if I got some points, it would be a bonus. So I'm satisfied to finish seventh.

"It's nothing special, but we needed it to settle the ship."

During the Audi press call, Timo Glock arrived to have a private chat with Audi's DTM boss Dieter Gass. No prizes for guessing that the topic would have been driving standards, after Glock spent the majority of the race banging doors with RS5s...

Sun 15:05 European F3 - Hungaroring: Rosenqvist has picked up a drive through penalty for exceeding track limits. He was in second but will tumble down the order.


Sun 15:08 European F3 - Hungaroring: Ocon has pulled out a gap of 2.187s on lap 6.

Sun 15:09 European F3 - Hungaroring: Sandro Zeller has turned in on Alexander Toril at Turn 1, the damage will put Zeller out of the race.

Sun 15:11 European F3 - Hungaroring: Rosenqvist has served his drive through, he rejoins in 18th.

Antonio Giovinazzi and Jake Dennis have received warnings for exceeding track limits.

Sun 15:12 European F3 - Hungaroring: Verstappen would love a podium place here, he inherited fourth as Rosenqvist took his drive through penalty.

Verstappen retired from the first race of the weekend, and he suffered from a drive through himself in race two only finishing 16th.

Sun 15:13 European F3 - Hungaroring: Mitch Gilbert is the latest to receive a drive through, no prizes for guessing the cause of the penalty, exceeding track limits

Sun 15:15 European F3 - Hungaroring: Ocon's lead on lap 8 is up to 6.898s, team-mate Fuoco in the same machinery is unable to match Ocon's pace today.

Sun 15:17 European F3 - Hungaroring: Fifth placed Antonio Giovinazzi has set a purple first sector, he's fifth just over 1s behind Verstappen in fourth.

Sun 15:18 European F3 - Hungaroring: Tom Blomqvist makes a great move into Turn 1, braking as late as he dared to steal sixth from Felix Serralles.

Sun 15:20 European F3 - Hungaroring: It's starting to rain heavily at the Hungaroring with six laps to go. Ocon's pace has reduced dramatically, signifying the conditions are worsening.

Ocon leads from Fuoco, Auer, Verstappen, Giovinazzi and Blomqvist.

Sun 15:22 European F3 - Hungaroring: Jake Dennis has passed Roy Nissany for tenth. Dennis started 13th and is moving up slowly.

Sun 15:23 European F3 - Hungaroring: The safety car is out, presumably for the conditions as the rain worsens in Hungary.

Sun 15:25 European F3 - Hungaroring: The red flag is out, the result is final and Esteban Ocon takes his second win of the day.

Sun 15:27 European F3 - Hungaroring: A slightly disappointing end to the race, here is the classification:

1 Ocon
2 Fuoco
3 Auer
4 Verstappen
5 Giovinazzi
6 Blomqvist
7 Serralles
8 Menezes
9 Dennis
10 Latifi

Sun 15:27 Le Mans - Test Day: Nakajima goes second with a time almost exactly a second behind team-mate Buemi. Bonanomi improves to third with a 3m24.453s and then team-mate Duval matches it to the one thousandth!

Sun 15:30 Le Mans - Test Day: Another red flag. Anton Ladygin has spun his SMP ORECA.

Sun 15:50 Here's our comprehensive report from today's IndyCar qualifying session in Detroit, with Takuma Sato claiming his fifth series pole position:

button Sato secures pole for AJ Foyt Racing

Sun 15:51 Le Mans - Test Day: Makowiecki, pole man in GTE Pro for the past two years, goes quickest in class for Porsche with a time half a second up on Bruni's factory finale. The second quickest GTE car is actually an Am car, the AF-run 8Star Ferrari driven by Ruberti.

Sun 15:56 Le Mans - Test Day: Rusinov jumps ahead of Chandhok in the P2 times. The Russian is five tenths clear in the OAK-run G-Drive Morgan.

Sun 15:59 Le Mans - Test Day: Red flag number four brings proceedings to a slightly premature end - there were two minutes left on the clock. Heidfeld has gone off in the Porsche Curves in the #12 Rebellion-Toyota.

Sun 16:02 So at the end of the day, the leaderboard looks like this:

TIMES OVERALL
1 #8 Buemi/Davidson/Lapierre Toyota 3m23.014s
2 #7 Nakajima/Wurz/Sarrazin Toyota 3m23.156s
3 #3 Bonanomi/Albuquerque Audi 3m23.799s
4 #1 Kristensen/Duval/Di Grassi Audi 3m24.453s
5 #16 Jani/Dumas/Lieb Porsche 3m24.692s
6 #2 Lotterer/Treluyer/Fassler Audi 3m24.757s

LMP2 Rusinov/Pla/Canal 3m39.922s
GTE Pro Makowiecki/Holzer/Lietz 3m57.260s
GTE Am Ruberti/Roda/Montecalvo Ferrari 3m57.403ss

Sun 16:34 Just under 30 minutes to go until we kick off our coverage of the 13th round of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season over at Dover. In the meantime, here's the report from the third and final Euro F3 race:

button Ocon wins rain-affected race

Sun 16:41 NASCAR - Dover: For the record, Brad Keselowski won the NASCAR Sprint Cup pole at Dover with a track-record speed of 164.444mph. It's his second pole of 2014, his first at Dover and the fifth of his career at the top level of US stock car racing.

Sun 16:48 NASCAR - Dover: The other big storyline is Kyle Busch. Can he 'do the triple' today, after winning the Truck Series and Nationwide races at Dover already this weekend? 'Rowdy' (or 'Shrub', you decide) did it at Bristol in 2010.

Sun 17:19 NASCAR - Dover: Kyle Busch takes the lead from polesitter Brad Keselowski.

Sun 17:21 NASCAR - Dover: Kyle Busch leads Keselowski, Logano, Hamlin, Johnson, Harvick and Gordon.

Sun 17:34 NASCAR - Dover: With 34 laps in the book, poleman Keselowski has tumbled backwards behind Logano and Hamlin to fifth.

Sun 17:39 NASCAR - Dover: Jimmie Johnson is up to third, behind Kyle Busch and Logano. Hamlin is fourth, ahead of Gordon, Harvick and Bowyer. Keselowski has fallen to eighth.

Sun 17:40 NASCAR - Dover: Gordon passes Hamlin for fourth, and Harvick goes by too. Johnson is attacking Logano for second on this long first green-flag run.

Sun 17:46 NASCAR - Dover: First caution of the day after a long green-flag run. Busch leads Johnson and Gordon, with Logano back to fourth from Harvick and Hamlin.

Sun 17:47 NASCAR - Dover: Alex Bowman clipped the wall, which gave NASCAR officials the opportunity they were looking for to liven things up.

Sun 17:49 NASCAR - Dover: After the first pitstop cycle, Kyle Busch still leads, ahead of Johnson and Hamlin. Gordon received a handling adjustment, which cost him some spots.

Sun 17:53 NASCAR - Dover: Johnson attacks Busch at the restart, but Kyle hangs on.

Sun 17:54 NASCAR - Dover: Hamlin was pinged for pitlane speeding in the last round of stops. That's a costly mistake.

Sun 17:56 NASCAR - Dover: Lap 82 and Johnson grabs the lead from Kyle Busch.

Sun 17:57 NASCAR - Dover: That's the 14th straight race that Johnson has led at Dover, a pretty impressive fact.

Sun 17:58 NASCAR - Dover: Harvick passes Busch for second. Dale Earnhardt Jr is also moving into the frame in the top 10.

Sun 18:08 NASCAR - Dover: Hamlin, after his pit speeding penalty, is currently 23rd.

Sun 18:09 NASCAR - Dover: Third placed Kyle Busch has fallen over 5s back from the battling leaders, Johnson and Harvick.

Sun 18:15 NASCAR - Dover: Caution number two and it's for Kyle Busch! No clean sweep for him today. He clips Clint Bowyer and fires into the wall. Ouch.

Sun 18:17 NASCAR - Dover: Kyle Busch has thought twice about some retribution on Bowyer, having lined him up under the yellow flag. His spotter pleaded with him not to do what he was clearly thinking...

Sun 18:19 NASCAR - Dover: Busch has headed to the garage without any further Bowyer interface. But don't expect that feud to end their; it was clear that Kyle felt he was taken into the fence.

Sun 18:22 NASCAR - Dover: The race restarts with Johnson leading Harvick, Menard, Kenseth and Gordon.

Sun 18:24 NASCAR - Dover: Big wreck as Ricky Stenhouse smacks the wall, along with - uh oh - team-mate Greg Biffle.

Sun 18:25 NASCAR - Dover: AJ Allmendinger seemed to be the catalyst for that. Wonder what Jack Roush thinks of that one, as it removed two of his cars...

Sun 18:29 NASCAR - Dover: That two-car pile-up has stopped the race due to a huge amount of debris that needs cleaning up.

Sun 18:30 NASCAR - Dover: Greg Biffle says: "It's a tough place, when someone makes a mistake a few cars pay for it."

Sun 18:32 NASCAR - Dover: Somehow six cars got involved in that crash, which started very innocuously. Allmendinger is blaming Stehounse and vice versa.

Sun 18:41 NASCAR - Dover: We're back underway, with Harvick grabbing the lead from Johnson. We haven't seen the inside line working like that this weekend, especially in the Nationwide race yesterday.

Sun 18:43 NASCAR - Dover: Harvick leads Johnson, Kenseth, Gordon, Menard, Kahne and Keselowski. Still a way away from half distance, though.

Sun 18:48 NASCAR - Dover: Jamie McMurray hits the wall, so caution is out on lap 158 - the fourth of today. Looks like he hit a beverage can of some kind...

Sun 18:50 NASCAR - Dover: No, it wasn't something thrown, it was the track surface that was torn up by a car and McMurray smote it at full pelt. Nasty.

Sun 18:51 NASCAR - Dover: Second red flag of the race. It's done a serious amount of damage to McMurray's car and sent him clattering into the wall.

Sun 18:54 NASCAR - Dover: We could be in for a lengthy delay here while the track is repaired. An expansion joint at Turn 2 is the culprit, and is now being fixed by track workers. Ryan Newman's car flicked up the piece of loose concrete, which was hit by McMurray.

Sun 18:56 NASCAR - Dover: Reminds this journalist of sitting for hours in the press room into the darkness at Daytona in 2010 as that year's 500 unintentionally became a night race.

Sun 19:01 NASCAR - Dover: Kevin Harvick, our race leader, says he looked at that corner after yesterday's Nationwide race and wondered about the state of the track in that section.

Sun 19:08 NASCAR - Dover: The good thing about a huge delay in fixing the track at Daytona in 2010 was the availability of food and drink in the press box, sited well above the start/finish line at the hallowed Florida speedbowl.

It was a good evening for Jamie McMurray, who won the 500 that year.

Not so good in this scenario, as his team can't even fix his car under red flag conditions.

Sun 19:11 NASCAR - Dover: Plenty of work still going on at Turn 2 as we attempt to get this race underway once more.

Sun 19:14 NASCAR - Dover: Matt Kenseth reports "so far so good" as he's risen to second from a lowly starting spot. Harvick is the only man ahead of him, and the cars should restart any moment. Let's hope that track fix holds...

Sun 19:17 NASCAR - Dover: Cars are rolling once more, which will be a relief as it's pretty hot out there today. We're expecting a peak temperature of 72F in Delaware today.

Sun 19:19 NASCAR - Dover: Phew, we're back racing. Harvick leads Kenseth, with Hamlin back to third.

Sun 19:20 NASCAR - Dover: Amazing. We've only just restarted and leader Harvick cuts a tyre.

Sun 19:21 NASCAR - Dover: Kenseth now leads, ahead of Hamlin (who's bounced back from a pitlane speeding penalty), Johnson, Gordon, Larson, Menard, Earnhardt Jr and Kurt Busch.

Sun 19:23 NASCAR - Dover: Harvick has rejoined two laps down. McMurray is also charging, trying to get back on the lead lap.

Sun 19:25 NASCAR - Dover: Johnson pings past Kenseth around the outside to grab the lead again - impressive stuff.

Sun 19:34 NASCAR - Dover: Half distance! The race order is Johnson leading from Gordon, Kenseth, Hamlin and Earnhardt Jr.

McMurray is 22nd. Harvick is 29th.

Sun 19:40 NASCAR - Dover: Earnhardt Jr pulls off a cheeky pass on Kenseth for third, that sent the Joe Gibbs Toyota up the race track. It's a Hendrick Motorsports 1-2-3 now.

Sun 19:40 IndyCar - Detroit: The Star-Spanged Banner has been sung, and the pre-race festivities are just wrapping up. Boogity-boogity-boogity, etc.

Sun 19:43 IndyCar - Detroit: AUTOSPORT took a walk along the dummy grid, and by our count there are roughly six drivers starting on a set of new reds. Conditions are a little warmer than yesterday - the current ambient temperature is around 29 degrees Celsius.

Sun 19:43 NASCAR - Dover: Alex Bowman crashes for not the first time today, bringing out the fifth yellow. He almost takes out Kenseth. A cut tyre was probably to blame; not sure what Kenseth was doing that high up the track.

Sun 19:44 IndyCar - Detroit: GM CEO Mary Barra gives the command to start engines.

Sun 19:48 IndyCar - Detroit: Plenty of potential intrigue for the opening laps here. Having the two most recent series champions sharing the last row should be entertaining, as should the prospect of Pagenaud and Power starting alongside one another. The former Team Australia Champ Car team-mates are developing quite a rivalry in IndyCar.

Sun 19:49 IndyCar - Detroit: Green flag!

Sun 19:49 NASCAR - Dover: We're racing again around the Monster Mile: Johnson leads Gordon, Kenseth and Earnhardt Jr.

Sun 19:49 IndyCar - Detroit: Yellow flag!

Sun 19:51 IndyCar - Detroit: Race control waved the start off. The cars are forming up again ...

Sun 19:51 IndyCar - Detroit: Green flag! This one looks better.

Sun 19:54 IndyCar - Detroit: Newgarden was knocked out of kilter by Power, then got hit by Rahal, who in turn was rammed from behind by Wilson. All of that was started by Power, who took Pagenaud down the inside and then decided to try to take Newgarden with the same move.

We've also seen Kimball facing the wrong way. He wasn't involved in that incident, so it's not clear what happened to the Ganassi driver.

Sun 19:55 NASCAR - Dover: Sixth caution in NASCAR-land as JJ Yeley's car explodes in flames. McMurray gets back on the lead lap despite the track's best efforts to thwart his day.

Sun 19:55 IndyCar - Detroit: Power's car appears to be undamaged. Newgarden and Wilson are on their way back to the pits for new nosecones, but Rahal looks like he's out for the day.

Sun 19:58 IndyCar - Detroit: Power actually did pit after that incident, but he has rejoined 13th. He's on the radio telling the team that "there was plenty of room outside". Look forward to hearing what Newgarden has to say about that later.

Sun 20:00 IndyCar - Detroit: Meanwhile RLL is going to try to get Rahal back out. Kimball is also up and running again, so whatever his earlier problem was has been taken care of.

Sun 20:00 IndyCar - Detroit: Restart.

Sun 20:01 IndyCar - Detroit: Power makes the same move at the same spot, and gains P12 from Hawksworth. Sato leads from Castroneves and Hinchcliffe.

Sun 20:02 NASCAR - Dover: Back to racing at Dover too. Johnson takes a big jump ahead of Gordon and Earnhardt Jr. But here comes Kenseth, who wrecks the Hendrick party and jumps to second.

Sun 20:02 IndyCar - Detroit: Power's first-lap move is under investigation by race control. The Australian is on a charge, and has just taken P11 from team-mate Montoya.

Sun 20:03 IndyCar - Detroit: Drive-through penalty for Power for causing avoidable contact. No surprise there.

Sun 20:04 IndyCar - Detroit: Power serves his penalty immediately, and rejoins in 20th behind Wilson, and last of the drivers on the lead lap.

Up at the front, Sato has a gap of about 0.6s over Castroneves, who in turn has Hinchcliffe bobbing around on his rear wing.

Sun 20:06 IndyCar - Detroit: Hinchcliffe pulls out of Castroneves' slipstream and outdrags the Brazilian to reclaim second place. Sato has quite a lead at the moment - the gap is in the 3.4s range.

Sun 20:07 NASCAR - Dover: Gordon wrests second from Kenseth, with 261 of the 400 laps in the book. No signs of his bad back playing him up.

Sun 20:09 IndyCar - Detroit: Sato is the only driver on the track with a set of new reds. All of the other drivers who started on them swapped to the harder compound during that first caution.

Sun 20:10 IndyCar - Detroit: Saavedra is in the wall near the fountain. He understeered out of Turn 7 and tore his left-front wheel off on the tyre barrier.

Sun 20:12 IndyCar - Detroit: Sato pits and changes to the harder tyres. Castroneves has also stopped, and Hinchcliffe now leads.

Sun 20:17 IndyCar - Detroit: Still under caution. The current top five:

1. Hinchcliffe
2. Conway
3. Munoz
4. Pagenaud
5. Huertas

Sun 20:17 IndyCar - Detroit: Restart.

Sun 20:18 NASCAR - Dover: Justin Allgaier has just attempted to pit sideways. Literally. Spectacular if not effective.

Sun 20:20 IndyCar - Detroit: Hunter-Reay hasn't made much progress from the last row - the Indy 500 winner is currently 19th. It's a different story for Scott Dixon, who started alongside him and has already climbed up to ninth.

Sun 20:21 IndyCar - Detroit: Hinchcliffe is under huge pressure from Conway. The Brit is on newer black tyres, and Hinchchliffe's scuffed reds don't appear to have any answer to them.

Sun 20:26 IndyCar - Detroit: There's no doubting who has the quicker car at this point in the race, but Hinchcliffe is doing a nice job of driving defensively. Conway's cause isn't being helped by how his car is dealing with the bumps - often when he'd like to be putting down the power, his car is jumping skywards instead.

Further back, Power has just passed two Ganassis - Kimball and Dixon - in one move.

Sun 20:26 IndyCar - Detroit: Conway finally finds a way past Hinchcliffe, and immediately sets about opening a gap. Hinchcliffe now has Munoz and Pagenaud to deal with.

Sun 20:27 IndyCar - Detroit: Or not - Hinchcliffe and Munoz both pit, as does Justin Wilson.

Sun 20:27 NASCAR - Dover: Keselowski has worked his way back into the top three, having slipped back from his pole position. Johnson leads Gordon by 2.8s with 88 laps to go, with one round of pitstops to go.

Sun 20:30 IndyCar - Detroit: Wow, in just a few laps Conway has kicked out a lead of 9.9s. He's been helped by some of the guys behind him pitting, but he's pulling away from second-placed Aleshin at a race of 0.7s per lap.

Sun 20:32 IndyCar - Detroit: Current top five:

1. Conway
2. Power
3. Aleshin
4. Dixon
5. Kimball

Sun 20:33 IndyCar - Detroit: Conway pits and switches to the red tyres. His lead was 11.0s, and he rejoins eighth. He's the only driver in the field on the softer rubber.

Power now leads from Aleshin.

Sun 20:34 NASCAR - Dover: Final green flag pitstops (probably) are complete, with Johnson leading Keselowski and Gordon. Stewart is up to fourth, ahead of Kenseth.

Sun 20:36 IndyCar - Detroit: Power pits for a new set of tyres and rejoins directly ahead of ... Pagenaud. Aleshin now leads from Dixon, but both will pit at any time now.

Sun 20:37 IndyCar - Detroit: And that's exactly what they do, along with Kimball and Andetti. New leader: Castroneves ahead of Hawksworth.

Sun 20:39 NASCAR - Dover: Stewart grabs third from Gordon after a scary moment in traffic, and Kenseth passes Gordon a lap later.

Sun 20:42 IndyCar - Detroit: Castroneves has a pretty handy lead over Hawksworth: right now it's about 7.1s. But if yesterday's race taught us anything, it's that track position right now is no indication of what lies ahead. There are too many different strategies playing out, and we don't know when the next yellow might fall.

Sun 20:43 IndyCar - Detroit: Castroneves pits from the lead, and most of the other cars around him will do the same in the next lap or so. Once all of this cycles through, Conway will lead from Power.

Sun 20:46 NASCAR - Dover: Less than 50 to go now, and Keselowski is reeling in leader Johnson, the gap currently 2.6s.

Sun 20:46 IndyCar - Detroit: No he won't - Castroneves managed to get out ahead of Conway. That was pretty impressive.

Less impressive is Briscoe's attempt to slide in between Hawksworth and Sato at Turn 3. There was no gap there, and Sato ends up being spun. Meanwhile, Hawksworth gets a penalty for pitlane speeding.

Sun 20:49 NASCAR - Dover: 39 to go and there's a yellow. Oooooooooh.

Sun 20:51 IndyCar - Detroit: No penalty for Briscoe. He can consider himself a bit lucky there.

Ed Carpenter Racing is tweeting about how Conway is experiencing no drop-off on his ageing reds, but the lap times appear to show otherwise. Not only that, he's just had the mother of all lock-ups.

Trouble also for Hunter-Reay, who was running out of fuel. He loses a pile of positions and rolls into the pits for a top-up.

Sun 20:51 NASCAR - Dover: Frantic action on pitlane, and the race off it is won by Bowyer (taking a two-tyre gamble) from Johnson, Kenseth, Stewart and Keselowski.

Sun 20:52 IndyCar - Detroit: Conway pits. Those tyres were absolutely torched.

Castroneves leads team-mate Power by just over 12s, with Pagenaud in third.

Sun 20:55 NASCAR - Dover: Bowyer restarts in the lead, but how long are those old left-side tyres going to last in this sprint to the finish?

Sun 20:56 NASCAR - Dover: Johnson takes the lead back almost immediately. Kenseth also passes Bowyer for second.

Sun 21:00 IndyCar - Detroit: Hinchcliffe pits from fourth. With every lap that passes under green, this is looking better and better for Castroneves.

Sun 21:04 IndyCar - Detroit: Helio pits from the lead. He had a lead of about 13.0s. Power pits from P2 at the same time, and Dixon now leads.

Sun 21:05 NASCAR - Dover: Johnson has done a great job of managing the lead, and with 10 laps to go he has a 2s lead over Kenseth and Keselowski.

Sun 21:06 NASCAR - Dover: Keselowski grabs second from Kenseth as the yellow flies for debris from the shattered tyre of Casey Mears. Grandstand finish, anyone?

Sun 21:07 IndyCar - Detroit: Problems for Rahal, who appears to have clipped a wall and is limping around with a wonky left-rear.

Up front, normal service has resumed: Castroneves rejoined in the lead, 12s ahead of Power, with Dixon in third.

Sun 21:09 NASCAR - Dover: Everyone from sixth place back has pitted, but Johnson stays out in the lead. This should be good when we go back to green.

Sun 21:09 NASCAR - Dover: We're going to have a four-lap shoot-out to the finish. Or a green-white-chequered...

Sun 21:10 NASCAR - Dover: As we get to the business end of this race, the restart order is Johnson, Kenseth, Keselowski, Boywer.

Sun 21:12 NASCAR - Dover: Johnson owned the final restart, and kept Keselowski at bay to score victory. Kenseth finished third, ahead of Bowyer, Hamlin, Truex and Stewart.

Sun 21:13 IndyCar - Detroit: Power is taking 0.6s-0.8s per lap out of Castroneves, but he has a huge task ahead - his team-mate is still 10.1s down the road with 15 laps to go. Dixon is still right behind Power in third, which would be a great result given that he started from the back.

Sun 21:15 IndyCar - Detroit: We should also mention that fourth-place is currently occupied by Kimball, who started 20th. He's under some pressure from Pagenaud.

Sun 21:18 IndyCar - Detroit: We haven't mentioned Sebastien Bourdais so far today, but we will now - because he's in the wall.

The caution is the last thing Castroneves wanted to see, because now he faces a restart with Power all over his rear.

Sun 21:26 IndyCar - Detroit: Nice restart by Helio. There are eight laps to go.

Sun 21:28 IndyCar - Detroit: Castroneves has pulled away, and Dixon was sizing Power up for second. He made a move, got onto the dirty side of the track, and got just out of shape enough for team-mate Kimball to skip past into third.

Sun 21:28 IndyCar - Detroit: Sato is in the wall at Turn 5.

Sun 21:30 IndyCar - Detroit: Shame for Castroneves, who really looked strong on that restart. Hinchcliffe was also good on that first lap under green, and made up two places.

We just saw a replay of Sato's exit - he got a bit of help from Andretti.

By the way, during the previous caution period Hunter-Reay retired with an electrical problem, ending a miserable weekend for the Indy 500 winner.

Sun 21:32 IndyCar - Detroit: There will be three laps to go at the restart. Order: Castroneves, Power, Kimball, Hinchcliffe, Dixon.

Sun 21:33 IndyCar - Detroit: Castroneves nails the restart. Power was caught napping again there.

Sun 21:35 IndyCar - Detroit: Drive-through for Andretti for hitting Sato.

Sun 21:37 IndyCar - Detroit: Big lunge from Hinchcliffe on Kimball for third. It doesn't work, they briefly touch, and the Canadian topples back two places.

Sun 21:38 IndyCar - Detroit: Helio wins! He was a class apart today. Power hangs on for second ahead of Kimball, Dixon and Hinchcliffe. That's a Penske clean-sweep for the weekend.

Sun 21:48 That rounds off AUTOSPORT Race Centre Live for today.

Our full Dover NASCAR and Detroit IndyCar race reports will be online in the news section shortly, with plenty more reaction to come both on the website and in print during the week.

AUTOSPORT Live returns for Formula 1's Canadian Grand Prix from 2.30pm UK on Friday, June 6th.

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