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LIVE COMMENTARY: SPA WEC, JEREZ MOTOGP - SPA WEC, JEREZ MOTOGP
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As it happened: Spa WEC, Jerez MotoGP
By Matt Beer, Edd Straw, Gary Watkins, Mitchell Adam and Stuart Codling
The live commentary has ended. No further updates will be posted.
Sat 10:05 Hello and welcome to AUTOSPORT Race Centre Live and our coverage of a bumper weekend of international motorsport.

Coming up in the next few hours today (all times UK):

13.10: Jerez MotoGP qualifying
13.30: Spa 6 Hours WEC race
13.30: Hungaroring WTCC qualifying
13.45: Hockenheim DTM race one
All afternoon: Hockenheim World Rallycross heats
18.00: Talladega NASCAR qualifying

Sat 11:55 MotoGP - Jerez: Huge attention on Marc Marquez's left little finger this weekend after it was broken when a friend ran him over in a motocross crash last Saturday.

Marquez has just given the injury another test by crashing in the free practice four session that precedes qualifying. He's OK and back out on bike number two now.

Marc Marquez

Sat 12:00 MotoGP - Jerez: Marquez isn't the only man to crash in this short session, which is generally used for harmless race preparation.

Bradley Smith and Loris Baz have also gone down and are unhurt.

Baz's second crash of the weekend is Forward Racing's third, with his team-mate Stefan Bradl having fallen too.

The team that achieved so much with Aleix Espargaro is having a rough 2015 season in his absence, summed up by this slightly mournful tweet from Baz earlier today:

"If somebody find some rear grip can he please bring it to Jerez for the bike n76? THANKS A LOT!:)"

Sat 12:02 MotoGP - Jerez: Andrea Iannone has just topped practice four, ahead of the so-far unstoppable Jorge Lorenzo.

Here's the result:

1 Iannone
2 Lorenzo
3 Dovizioso
4 Marquez
5 Crutchlow
6 Petrucci
7 P Espargaro
8 Rossi
9 Vinales
10 A Espargaro

The one to watch there is Danilo Petrucci - he and Pramac team-mate Yonny Hernandez, plus Suzuki's Maverick Vinales, are the main contenders to get out of the upcoming Q1 session and reach Q2.

Sat 12:05 MotoGP - Jerez: Lorenzo has just tried a practice start that proved very ropey indeed. He's berating himself a bit for that sluggish/wheelie-ing effort. Second attempt is better.

Sat 12:08 WEC - Spa: The cars are lined-up echelon-style, tails against the pitwall, for the pre-grid. The three Porsches at the front are all in black-and-white, but if they repeat the trick at Le Mans next month, they'll each be a different colour. Read our qualifying report here.

Sat 12:10 MotoGP - Jerez: That's not an amusing a practice start as the one that occurred at the end of Moto3 practice.

Young Italian rookie Stefano Manzi couldn't quite get stopped in time in the practice start area, bumped into the back of Miguel Oliveira and tumbled slowly over the front of his own handlebars.

Oliveira looked pretty nonplussed.

The big news from Moto3, though, was that teenage sensation Fabio Quartararo - a man tipped for a very, very big future after his back-to-back titles in the highly-competitive Spanish CEV Moto3 series - took his first grand prix pole on only his fourth appearance.

Sat 12:11 WEC - Spa: The KCMG ORECA coupe, which qualified second in LMP2 yesterday, has had its times disallowed after failing post-qualifying scrutineering. The front skid block failed the deflection test.

Because this cannot be rectified for the race, the car, which is shared by Nicolas Lapierre, Richard Bradley and Matt Howson, has been given a 30-second penalty and will start from the pitlane.

KCMG, Spa WEC 2015

Sat 12:14 Jerez - MotoGP: Q1 has begun. The top 10 quickest riders in combined practice times go straight through to Q2.

This session for everyone else decides which two riders join them, and sets the grid from 13th back.

Sat 12:16 WTCC - Hungaroring: The rain has finally abated here in Hungary after a thoroughly wet morning. GP2 refugee Racu Regalia has just prevailed over former Williams and Jaguar Formula 1 driver Antonio Pizzonia in the AutoGP support race, pressuring Pizzonia into making an error with two laps to go. Just nine cars took the start, but some entertaining action in the midfield made up for the thin grid.

Sat 12:18 WEC - Spa: Timo Bernhard is racing with a special helmet here at Spa that celebrates the life and career of the late Stefan Bellof, who died at this track 30 years ago.

"The Rothmans Porsches were the first cars I remember as a kid and Stefan was one of my idols, so that's why I wanted to do this," said Bernhard.

Timo Bernhard's Stefan Bellof helmet

Sat 12:18 MotoGP - Jerez: As predicted, Q1 is between Petrucci, Vinales and Hernandez so far - they're split by precisely 0.1s.

Hector Barbera is on their tail, with Eugene Laverty and Bradl next up.

Sat 12:19 WTCC - Hungaroring: Qualifying begins in just a few moments and the drying track will give the teams and drivers something to ponder. They have only run properly in wet conditions thus far, since the usual Friday test session was commuted to a shakedown behind the safety car because several drivers were involved in a street demonstration in the city centre.

Hungary WTCC parade

Sat 12:23 MotoGP - Jerez: Stunning lap from Alvaro Bautista - he's just put the Gresini-run Aprilia third in Q1, just 0.009s shy of pinching a provisional Q2 spot from Vinales.

Sat 12:23 MotoGP - Jerez: Very fast laps coming in from Petrucci and Hernandez on the Pramac Ducatis now.

Sat 12:25 MotoGP - Jerez: Petrucci raises the bar with a 1m39.250s to go three tenths clear, then Barbera grabs second.

He doesn't stay there long before Hernandez makes it a Pramac one-two.

Vinales makes a mistake at the final corner on his latest lap and is now fourth between Barbera and Bautista.

Sat 12:26 MotoGP - Jerez: A very frustrated Vinales is slapping himself around on his slowing-down lap as the flag comes out with Petrucci and Hernandez getting the Q2 spots.

Sat 12:27 MotoGP - Jerez: So the back half of tomorrow's grid will look like this:

13 Barbera
14 Vinales
15 Bautista
16 Aoyama
17 Laverty
18 Hayden
19 Bradl
20 Abraham
21 Baz
22 Miller
23 di Meglio
24 de Angelis
25 Melandri

And our Q2 contenders are:

Lorenzo, Rossi, Marquez, Dovizioso, Iannone, A Espargaro, P Espargaro, Smith, Petrucci, Hernandez, Redding, Crutchlow

Sat 12:28 WTCC - Hungaroring: The good news for Sebastien Loeb fans is that his car has been repaired after his shunt on his first flying lap this morning. Unfortunately the team is €500 lighter, having been fined for closing the garage door while effecting those repairs.

Sebastien Loeb, Citroen, crash, Hungaroring WTCC 2015

In other peculiar rule-breach news, Tom Coronel was investigated by the stewards for "Car allegedly not angle-parked in formation in the Pit Lane" in FP2. That would be a breach of Article 105h of the WTCC Sporting Regulations. He's been exonerated following a review of video footage.

The two Campos Chevrolet drivers, Hugo Valente and John Filippi, will both take five-place grid drops for ignoring yellow flags in FP1, and Filippi has had an official reprimand for crossing the white line at the pit exit. Lada's Mikhail Kozlovskiy will start from the back of the grid after an engine and turbo change before the event.

To conclude a busy round of stewarding, Rickard Rydell and his team have been cleared to skip the event on the grounds of medical force majeure.

Sat 12:28 WEC - Spa: The cars are completing their second formation lap — Brendon Hartley is leading the way in the #17 Porsche.

Sat 12:32 WEC - Spa: Hartley converts pole into the race lead, but Marc Lieb is up from third on the grid and has demoted Nick Tandy.

Sat 12:33 WTCC - Hungaroring: They're off! Just Hugo Valente and Tom Chilton to leave pitlane.

Sat 12:34 WEC - Spa: Hartley leads by 1.5s at the end of the opening lap. Fassler is up to third, having nipped past Tandy at the Bus Stop at the end of the opening lap.

Sat 12:34 WTCC - Hungaroring: Red flag! Gabriele Tarquini has spun at Turn 3 and deranged the nose of his Honda.

Sat 12:36 MotoGP - Jerez: Q2 begins, 15 minutes to sort pole between the leading contenders. Even though you can win a MotoGP race from pretty much anywhere on the grid (cool, isn't it?), that won't stop this quarter of an hour being epic.

Sat 12:36 WTCC - Hungaroring: Replays show Tarquini taking a little kerb, losing the rear and then nosing in to the barrier on the inside.

Sat 12:37 WEC - Spa: Tandy got back past the Fassler Audi and is fighting a rear-guard action to hang onto third.

Tincknell leads LMP2 in the Jota Gibson, while Mucke is in frong in GTE Pro for Aston Martin.

Sat 12:38 MotoGP - Jerez: Lorenzo got himself out of the pitlane first and sets a benchmark straightaway with a 1m38.497s.

Rossi follows him over the line and is already six tenths slower.

Iannone and Crutchlow then demote Rossi to fourth.

Sat 12:39 MotoGP - Jerez: Pol Espargaro, who's been flying this weekend, goes second, just 0.042s off Lorenzo.

Elder brother Aleix puts the Suzuki a provisional fifth, pushing Rossi back another place.

Sat 12:40 WEC - Spa: Tincknell has been given a drive-through penalty for jumping the start, as has Sorensen in the Aston Martin.

Sat 12:40 MotoGP - Jerez: Marquez goes third with his first lap, between Pol Espargaro and Iannone.

Sat 12:40 MotoGP - Jerez: Order after first runs:

1 Lorenzo
2 P Espargaro
3 Marquez
4 Iannone
5 Crutchlow
6 A Espargaro
7 Rossi
8 Dovizioso
9 Smith
10 Petrucci
11 Redding
12 Hernandez

Sat 12:40 WTCC - Hungaroring: That's not good news for Honda, which has pitched up in Hungary with a revised aero package. A senior engineer with one of the rival teams has opined to AUTOSPORT that Honda has been 'creative' in its interpretation of the aero rules at the front, particularly around the horizontal split line defined by the regulations. But the FIA technical delegate is satisfied that the Civic is in compliance.

Team boss Alessandro Mariani confirms that the kerb was wet, helping Tarquini off.

Sat 12:41 MotoGP - Jerez: Rossi has copied the tactic Marquez began last year of hopping onto his second bike mid-way through qualifying. Lorenzo is sticking with his main bike.

Marquez improved his sectors on his second flying lap but remains 0.077s off Lorenzo.

Sat 12:43 WEC - Spa: Hartley's lead over Lieb is up to 3.5s after five laps. Tincknell has just taken his drive-through.

Sat 12:43 MotoGP - Jerez: Rossi is improving a little on his second bike, while Lorenzo is back out and doing likewise in the early sectors.

Sat 12:44 MotoGP - Jerez: Rossi only gains one place to sixth.

Sat 12:44 WTCC - Hungaroring: The flatbed has delivered Tarquini's damaged Civic back to the pits and we're rolling again. In what may be a portent of things to come, Jose Maria Lopez leads the field out.

Sat 12:44 MotoGP - Jerez: Lorenzo makes his provisional pole more comfortable, improving to a 1m38.243s. He's now 0.296s clear.

Sat 12:45 WEC - Spa: Tandy has just made contact with one of the factory Manthey Porsche GTE Pro cars at Turn 11. He's nosed it into the barriers, but has got going.

Sat 12:45 DTM - Hockenheim: We're about to get the first DTM race of the season underway.

Jamie Green will start on pole, sharing the front row of the grid with Pascal Wehrlein. As an update to the full report, below, Augusto Farfus (lack of fuel at the end of the session) and Gary Paffett (parc ferme infringement after ART had to change a sensor) will start at the back.

Jamie Green puts Audi on pole for Saturday race



Sat 12:46 WEC - Spa: The Manthey 911 RSR was Kevin Estre - who is racing a factory Porsche for the first time today.

Sat 12:46 MotoGP - Jerez: Iannone thrusts the Ducati (and its softer tyres) up from fourth to second, though he's still 0.225s off Lorenzo.

Sat 12:47 MotoGP - Jerez: Rossi is sticking with his spare bike for his third qualifying attempt. He's still sixth right now, sharing the provisional second row with Marquez and Crutchlow.

Marquez now sets a new overall best in sector one.

Sat 12:48 WEC - Spa: Tandy has pitted and the #19 Porsche is taken into the garage for repairs. Hartley's lead is up to 4.7s, though it is fluctuating massively with traffic.

Sat 12:48 MotoGP - Jerez: Marquez improves but is still only second, as Lorenzo hang on to provisional pole by 0.057s.

Sat 12:49 WTCC - Hungaroring: Yvan Muller fastest so far with a 1m50.757s.

Sat 12:49 MotoGP - Jerez: Dovizioso is on a very good lap - he's back in eighth right now but set to leap forward.

Sat 12:49 DTM - Hockenheim: Jamie Green got the start and has bolted. Wehrlein is second, from di Resta and Mortara. Some contact back in the pack but nothing major.

Sat 12:49 MotoGP - Jerez: Lorenzo is improving yet again, he's looking unstoppable this weekend.

Sat 12:51 MotoGP - Jerez: Aleix Espargaro moves up to fifth on the Suzuki, pushing Rossi down to seventh, but the championship leader responds and gets between the Espargaro siblings in fifth.

Sat 12:51 WEC - Spa: Tincknell is already back up to fifth in P2 despite his penalty – but he's 11s down on the top four in class.

Sat 12:51 WTCC - Hungaroring: Lopez and Ma Qing Hua return to the pits. Tom Chilton, cannily, has held back and given himself a clear track. He's now fourth with 1m51.285s. Rob Huff is second in the Lada with 1m50.901s.

Sat 12:52 MotoGP - Jerez: Lorenzo moves it right out of everyone's reach with a 1m37.910s. A stunning performance.

Marquez and Iannone keep second and third, as Dovizioso's lap tailed off.

Sat 12:52 MotoGP - Jerez - Qualifying result:

1 Lorenzo
2 Marquez
3 Iannone
4 P Espargaro
5 Rossi
6 A Espargaro
7 Crutchlow
8 Dovizioso
9 Hernandez
10 Smith
11 Petrucci
12 Redding

Sat 12:52 DTM - Hockenheim: Green leads by 2.8 seconds at the end of the second lap. No doubt keen to put on a good show for the royal baby.

Meanwhile, Timo Scheider and Robert Wickens have come into the pits with damage and replays show Antonio Felix da Costa did a 360-degree spin on the opening lap.

Sat 12:53 WTCC - Hungaroring: With the track now mostly dry and rubbering-in all the time, these final minutes are going to be very tense for those in the elimination zone.

Sat 12:55 WTCC - Hungaroring: Ma Qing Hua is back out - he needs a good lap because he's currently 12th and on the cusp of elimination.

Sat 12:55 DTM - Hockenheim: Green's lead is up to 3.3 seconds, as di Resta moves past Mercedes stablemate Wehrlein and into second.

Of the other Brits in the field, Paffett is 17th and Blomqvist, having started eighth has obviously been caught up in the opening lap action and is 22nd and last.

Sat 12:55 WEC - Spa: Fassler is right with Lieb now after getting the better of the traffic. Hatley, meanwhile, is 7.4s up the road.

Sat 12:56 WTCC - Hungaroring: 11th-placed James Thompson also back out to try to bank a faster lap.

Sat 12:59 WTCC - Hungaroring: Stefano D'Aste has just pushed Ma down to 13th temporarily. But Ma's flyer is good - he crosses line third fastest with a 1m50.754s. Lopez now second on 1m48.988. Muller has improved again, still P1 with 1m49.269s

Sat 13:00 WEC - Spa: Bird has pulled out an 11s lead at the head of P2, but the fastest man in class is Lapierre in the recovering KCMG ORECA,

Sat 13:01 DTM - Hockenheim: Blomqvist has joined the list of retirees. Replays show that he was tagged by da Costa at the Turn 3 hairpin, and pushed into Scheider, who retired at the end of the first lap.

On lap eight, Green leads by 3.7 seconds. Here's the order:
1. Green
2. di Resta
3. Wehrlein
4. Mortara
5. Rockenfeller
6. Muller
7. Tambay
8. Ekstrom
9. Wittmann
10. Martin

Sat 13:02 WEC - Spa: Fassler has spun at the Bus Stop – but only loses one place to Audi team-mate Duval. He's now nearly 30s off the lead, but still ahead of Buemi in the best of the Toyotas.

Sat 13:03 WEC - Spa: Mucke has pitted out of the GTE Pro for what is believed to be a scheduled pitstop – he's known to be on a different strategy to the other Astons.

Sat 13:04 WTCC - Hungaroring: Loeb demotes Ma to fourth, but then comes a final flurry. Huff restores himself to second place with a 1m49.929s, Tiago Monteiro pops in a 1m50.053s to slot in to fourth behind Lopez, and Hugo Valente posts a 1m50.709s. That's fifth fastest, leaving Loeb sixth, followed by Ma, Chilton, Michelisz, Bennani, Coronel and D'Aste. Filippi, Thompson, Demoustier, Kozlovskiy and, of course, Tarquini are outside the top 12 and eliminated.

Sat 13:04 DTM - Hockenheim: Molina is into the pits as well. He copped a hit from Gotz at pitlane entry as he defended 18th, whether it was cause or effect isn't yet known.

Sat 13:07 WTCC - Hungaroring: Yvan Muller leads the train out for the second portion of qualifying.

Sat 13:08 DTM - Hockenheim: We've got a safety car on circuit, Juncadella is in the barriers at Sachs Kurve. Doesn't look like he was helped.

We're about halfway through the 20-minute race, Green did have a 3.6 second lead over di Resta. He'll have to do it all again shortly.

Sat 13:08 WTCC - Hungaroring: "It was my mistake. The track was not completely dry," says Tarquni. "The kerb was wet. But the car seems very competitive."

Sat 13:09 WTCC - Hungaroring: Just Valente, Coronel and Chilton left in the pit lane now.

Sat 13:10 DTM - Hockenheim: With 18 minutes left on the clock, racing resumes. Green got a good jump and crossed the line 0.8s clear of di Resta - pretty handy as he looks to get out of the one-second DRS window as quickly as possible.

Sat 13:11 WTCC - Hungaroring: After the first flying laps Muller is fastest by 0.251s from Lopez, with Ma third, a further 0.053s off. Monteiro is the fastest non-Citroen, 0.360s off Muller's benchmark.

Sat 13:13 WTCC - Hungaroring: Lopez, Monteiro and Michelisz break for the pits. Muller still P1 with 1m49.459s from Lopez, Ma, Monteiro, Huff, Loeb, Chilton, Michelisz, Bennani, D'Aste, Valente and Coronel.

Sat 13:14 WEC - Spa: Fassler is the first of the LMP1 cars to make a scheduled stop, pitting out of fourth with approaching 45 minutes on the clock.

Sat 13:15 WTCC - Hungaroring: Round of applause for Hugo Valente, now second overall in the Campos Chevrolet, just 0.059s off Muller. But wherever he ends up, he'll go back five places because of the penalty he incurred this morning.

Sat 13:15 DTM - Hockenheim: Safety car again.

While Green looked to rebuild his lead, there was mayhem behind him on the restart. Tambay and Ekstom made contact, which sent Ekstrom to pitlane for a new set of tyres, while Tambay then ran wide after contact with Martin.

Half a lap later, Tomczyk lost the rear at the hairpin and got into Paffett (now in the pits) and Auer. Tough times for ART on debut.

Sat 13:15 WEC - Spa: The leader overshoots the Bus Stop in bizarrre fashion and nips through a gap in the tyre barrier. Lieb and Duval are in the pits for their first stops.

Sat 13:16 WTCC - Hungaroring: Coronel has also improved to P8. Who'll secure the reverse-grid pole?

Sat 13:16 DTM - Hockenheim: Auer also retires as we get racing underway again, with 12 minutes remaining. Green still leads.

The carnage means we've only got 16 cars circulating from the original 24.

Sat 13:17 WTCC - Hungaroring: Chequered flag is out but some drivers are still on a flying lap.

Sat 13:17 WTCC - Hungaroring: Muller, Lopez and Loeb all trying again.

Sat 13:18 WEC - Spa: Hartley pits and Bernhard takes over. Buemi is up to third for Toyota after forgoing new tyres.

Sat 13:20 DTM - Hockenheim: Don't look for Paffett to endorse Tomczyk for 'racecraft' on LinkedIn anytime soon... He was just interviewed and used the word stupid about four times, including twice in succession. Said Tomczyk was "out of control".

Meanwhile, with eight minutes remaining, Green still leads di Resta by 0.8 seconds.

Sat 13:20 WTCC - Hungaroring: Loeb goes P1 with his final flyer! But elation turns to disappointment as Muller and Lopez both go faster. It's Lopez on top with 1m49.171s. Valente is fourth from Ma Qing Hua, Monteiro, Huff and Coronel.

Sat 13:21 WEC - Spa: Bernhard leads by 10s from team-mate Jani. Buemi is third, 11s behind, with Duval on his tail.

Sat 13:23 WEC - Spa: Beumi is demoted from third to fifth in one lap by both Audis.

Sat 13:24 WTCC - Hungaroring: The air horns have been parping all morning for local hero Norbert Michelisz, but now they rise to a crescendo as the crowd is informed that 'Nobby' has secured the reverse-grid pole.

Final qualifying gets going in just a few moment as Lopez, Muller, Loeb, Ma and Valente. Pole position is up for grabs - but not for Valente, who will be taking a five-place grid drop.

Sat 13:26 WTCC - Hungaroring: The single-lap shoot-out that is Q3 is go, but Ma has missed his shot - he couldn't get in from Q2 fast enough to change tyres and take his place for Q3.

Sat 13:26 DTM - Hockenheim: With two minutes remaining, Green is in control. Behind him, Wehrlein has just passed di Resta, who says he's running out of brakes over the radio.

The Audis of Mortara, Rockeneller and Muller are behind him.

Sat 13:27 WTCC - Hungaroring: The impressive Valente clocks 1m49.081s

Sat 13:30 DTM - Hockenheim: Green's on his final lap. He's almost got a first win for Audi.

Sat 13:30 WTCC - Hungaroring: Loeb cocks a right-rear tyre at Turn 5 and again at the final corner. It's scrappy. He crosses the line 0.491s short of Valente.

Sat 13:32 WEC - Spa:The #97 Aston started by Mucke and now with Bell at the wheel leads in GTE Pro after the other frontrunners stopped on the hour.

Sat 13:32 WTCC - Hungaroring: Yvan Muller steps up to the plate. He's fastest in sector one. Fastest in sector two. Tidy through the final corners. He's nailed it - 1m48.848s. P1.

Sat 13:33 WTCC - Hungaroring: What can Jose Maria Lopez do? He's just about to start his flying lap.

Sat 13:36 WTCC - Hungaroring: Lopez is down in sector one but goes fastest of all in the second sector. It's all going to come down to sector three. Can he usurp Muller? No! 1m49.567s is only good enough for P3. That scrappy first sector thwarted him. But with Valente's five-place penalty he will line up on the front row tomorrow.

Sat 13:37 DTM - Hockenheim: Green takes the win, with Wehrlein second and di Resta third. Full report online shortly.

Sat 13:38 WTCC - Hungaroring: Pole position for Yvan Muller, then. Full report to follow.

Sat 13:39 WEC - Spa: Fassler has just taken third from team-mate Duval. Tincknell is edging in on Bird at the top of the P2 order and has reduced the gap from 20s to 11s.

Sat 13:52 WEC - Spa: The leading Porsche has been awarded a 15s stop-go for Hartley's misdemeanour at the Bus Stop during the opening stint. The penalty is for disrespecting track limits and causing danger to marshals.

Sat 13:57 WEC - Spa: Bernhard takes the penalty for the #17 Porsche and emerges 24s down on Jani and second ahead of the battling Audis of Fassler and Duval.

Sat 14:02 WEC - Spa: Duval, who'd got ahead of Fassler, nips past Bernhard for second at the Bus Stop and just hangs onto the position going into Les Combes.

Sat 14:09 WEC - Spa: The #17 Porsche makes a scheduled stop and is then wheeled into its garage. Dumas now leads in the #18 car by 18s from Lotterer in the #7 Porsche.

Sat 14:15 WEC - Spa: Lotterer is making some inroad into the Porsche's lead and has got the gap down to 16s. Jarvis is a further 7s down in third. Webber has resumed a lap down in seventh in the #17 car.

Sat 14:23 WEC - Spa: Lotterer has now got the lead down to 13s. The #17 Porsche's problem was a related to the rear suspension.

Sat 14:26 WEC - Spa: Mitch Evans has taken the P2 lead for Jota and is pulling away from Canal in the G-Drive Ligier – but remember this is gold versus silver battle.

Sat 14:37 World RX - Hockenheim: Warm-up is taking place at Hockenheim. Timur Timerzyanov has returned to the paddock without completing a lap in his Ford Fiesta.

Petter Solberg is currently fastest ahead of Johan Kristoffersson and Timmy Hansen.

In dry conditions, lap times have dropped by almost four seconds from yesterday.

Sat 14:39 World RX - Hockenheim: Solberg finishes warm-up fastest with a 43.655 ahead of Johan Kristoffersson, Timmy Hansen, Tanner Foust, Edward Sandstrom and Reinis Nitiss.

Sat 14:41 WEC - Spa: The gap between Dumas and Lotterer is going out - it's up to 19s now.

Sat 14:43 WEC - Spa: The #9 Audi, driven only by Bonanomi so far, pits more or less on schedule and is taken into the garage.

Sat 14:46 WEC - Spa: The short delay for the #9 Audi, which now has Rast at the wheel, was to replace the left-hand door after the window blew out on Bonanomi.

Sat 14:49 WEC - Spa: Stanaway leads from out-of-sequence Aston team-mate Turner by 15s. Rigon, who got ahead of the sister AF Corse Ferrari in the last round of stops, is right behind him in the GTE Pro battle.

Sat 14:57 WEC - Spa: Dumas now leads by 14s from Lotterer after the third round of stops at which the Porsche and the Audi both took fresh tyres.

Sat 15:02 WEC - Spa: Dumas has got the lead back to 19s after Lotterer has to make his way past the two Toyotas in fourth and fifth positions.

Sat 15:03 WEC - Spa: The GTE Am Larbre Chevrolet with Poulsen at the wheel, which was running second in class to Lauda's Aston, has gone off at T15.

Sat 15:05 WEC - Spa: Slow lap there from Lotterer allows Dumas to go 25s clear at the front.

Sat 15:07 World RX - Hockenheim: VW Team Sweden pair Johan Kristoffersson and Tord Linnerud win the first two races of heat three. They are currently first and third in the heat times, split by EKS driver Anton Marklund.

Sat 15:10 European F3 - Hockenheim: Felix Rosenqvist was pretty unimpressed with F3 backmarker Mahaveer Raghunathan, who he took half a lap to clear late in today's race.

"If you can't see the blue flag and you can't see your mirrors, maybe you should try another sport," he said. "Even when I overtook him he was trying to fight back."

Sat 15:23 WEC - Spa: The class leaders currently are:

LMP1: #19 Porsche (Dumas)
LMP2: #38 Jota Gibson (Evans)
GTE Pro: #99 Aston Martin (Stanaway)
GTE AM: #98 Aston Martin (Lauda)

Sat 15:25 World RX - Hockenheim: Petter Solberg won the last race of heat three and tops the heat three standings, the only person to go faster than Kristoffersson. Tanner Foust, Davy Jeanney and Liam Doran run nose to tail behind.

Sat 15:25 World RX - Hockenheim: Reinis Nitiss won the fourth race of the heat while PG Andersson, Timur Timerzyaov Andreas Bakkerud and Timmy Hansen were all delayed by contact.

Sat 15:26 WEC - Spa: Davidson is still battling hard with Toyota team-mate Sarrazin, but Webber's delayed Porsche is creeping up on them.

Sat 15:27 European F3 - Hockenheim: F3 race winner Felix Rosenqvist probably hasn't shared a paddock with as many Swedes since his days in the national Formula Renault series, which he won in 2009.

When he scanned down AUTOSPORT's World Rallycross entry list he revealed that he knows many of them - not just the Swedes but Finn Toomas Heikkinen, a team-mate from his childhood karting days.

Sat 15:31 WEC - Spa: Webber is right with the battling TS040s now. No sign of any team orders form the Toyota pit.

Sat 15:33 WEC - Spa: Webber blows plast Davidson to take fifth down the Kemmel Straight.

Sat 15:34 World RX - Hockenheim: Intermediate standings at the end of heat three:

1 Liam Doran
2 Petter Solberg
3 Reinis Nitiss
4 Davy Jeanney
5 Johan Kistoffersson
6 Tanner Foust
7 Tord Linnerud
8 Manfred Stohl

Sat 15:39 WEC - Spa: Dolan has just got in the Jota Gibson that is leading the P2 class. He's 10s up on the #28 G-Drive Ligier, but more significantly just over a minute up on the #26 car that now has Rusinov at the wheel. So it's silver versus gold again.

Sat 15:43 WEC - Spa: The Lotterer Audi is in the pits and the di Grassi car is going slowly with damage to the front right bodywork.

Sat 15:45 WEC - Spa: The #8 Audi is into the pits and pulled back into the garage, but perhaps more significant is that Lotterer did not take on new tyres. Lieb has just taken over from Dumas in the leading Porsche and did get a new set of Michelins.

Sat 15:46 WEC - Spa: The Porsche had a slow stop — 10 or so second were lost. That means Lotterer is now leading the race by 11s.

Sat 15:48 WEC - Spa: Davidson stops in the #1 Audi and is pulled back into his garage. It's the fifth P1 to go into the garage today. Toyota report that they are checking a problem with the throttle.

Sat 15:50 WEC - Spa: Rusinov has already taken 13s out of Dolan in the battle for P2.

Sat 15:52 WEC - Spa: They are changing the throttle pedal on the Toyota. Or rather they've changed it – Buemi has just left the pits.

Sat 15:56 WEC - Spa: Lotterer, on old tyres, is matching Lieb's times on the fresher Michelins, and then some. The Porsche closed to within 8.5s, but the Audi has managed to re-extend its advantage.

Sat 15:57 DTM - Hockenheim: For the full DTM race report from Mitchell Adam, click here

Sat 15:58 F3/DTM/World RX - Hockenheim: There's been British interest in each of the races this weekend. Ben Barker took a strong third in the German Carrera Cup race today, behind Christian Engelhart and Alex Riberas. In the inaugural Audi TT Cup race, which was won by Marc Coleselli, Josh Caygill finished 11th.

Sat 15:59 WEC - Spa: Buemi suddenly slows out of the Bus Stop and is limping around the lap in the #1 Toyota.

Sat 16:01 WEC - Spa: Rast has just moved his Audi (the only high-downforce R18 here) past Conway's Toyota for fourth

Sat 16:02 WEC - Spa: The #8 Audi is back in its garage for so-far undisclosed reasons.

Sat 16:04 WEC - Spa: Lieb is coming back at Lotterer now — the gap is down to 6.2s.

Sat 16:11 WEC - Spa: Lieb is almost with Lotterer now — the gap is about a second.

Sat 16:12 WEC - Spa: #8 Audi is back on track after a change of ECU.

Sat 16:13 WEC - Spa: Rusinov has pitted in the #26 G-Drive car from just over half a minute down on Dolan.

Sat 16:16 World RX - Hockenheim: Andreas Bakkerud beats Timmy Hansen in the second heat four race by taking an early joker lap. Rene Munnich finished third. Koen Pauwels won the first race from JRM driver Danny Way.

Sat 16:16 WEC - Spa: Stanaway leads GTE Pro by 28s from Vilander, who has Lietz right on his tale. The Aston is going to need a splash at the end of the race, whereas the chasing Ferrari and Porsche should do this race on five stops.

Sat 16:17 WEC - Spa: The #1 TS040 is out of the garage. Toyota as reported that the problem was electrical, but hasn't been more specific.

Sat 16:21 WEC - Spa: The gap at the front is under a second — just four tenths to be precise.

Sat 16:22 World RX - Hockenheim: Russian driver Timerzyanov rolls his Ford Fiesta from the lead of the third race on lap three but it lands on its wheels and the OMSE driver finishes the race, won by PG Andersson ahead of Alx Danielsson and Liam Doran.

Sat 16:25 WEC - Spa: Lieb gets alongside into Les Combes, but Lotterer puts the squeeze on him and hangs it around the outside to keep the lead.

Sat 16:28 WEC - Spa: Massive moment for Lieb passing a P2 car at T15.

Sat 16:31 WEC - Spa: Lotterer pits out of the lead to hand over to Treluyer. A telling double stint that bodes well for Audis' chances in this race.

Sat 16:34 WEC - Spa: Lieb pits and doesn't take tyres, which means he leaves the pits in the lead. The big question is now is whether Treluyer on fresh rubber can start making inroads into his advantage.

Sat 16:34 World RX - Hockenheim: Toomas Heikkinen wins heat four race four ahead of European champion Robin Larsson.

Swede Anton Marklund fends off the attentions of Tord Linnerud in the closing stages after the Norwegian spun through 360 degrees off the start line, squeezed by Larsson and Marklund.

Sat 16:35 WEC - Spa: Lietz, who was running third in GTE Pro, has taken a stop-go for abusing track limits.

Sat 16:36 WEC - Spa: Lieb's lead is 22s by the way. And Treluyer was straight into the 1m59s on his new Michelins.

Sat 16:38 WEC - Spa: A 58s from Treluyer that time, and the Porsche's lead is down to 17s.

Sat 16:38 World RX - Hockenheim: Petter Solberg wins the last race of heat four to top the Intermediate classification and claim 16 championship points.

He beat Reinis Nitiss while Davy Jeanney ran second until his lap-four joker when he made contact with Johan Kristoffersson at the joker-lap exit.

Sat 16:40 WEC - Spa: And another 58 from Treluyer, while Lieb is in the 2m01s – the lead is down to 14s.

Sat 16:44 WEC - Spa: Treluyer's times are creeping up as his tyres lose their bite, but he's still in the 59s and now almost within 10s of the leading Porsche.

Sat 16:47 World RX - Hockenheim: Overall standings at the Intermediate Classification.

1 Petter Solberg
2 Reinis Nitiss
3 Liam Doran
4 Johan Kristoffersson
5 Davy Jeanney
6 Tanner Foust
7 Andreas Bakkerud
8 Robin Larsson
9 Tord Linnerud
10 Toomas Heikkinen
11 PG Andersson
12 Timmy Hansen

Edward Sandstrom qualifies in 13th position and is out, as are Manfred Stohl, Timur Timerzyanov and Alx Danielsson in 14th, 15th and 16th.

Sat 16:49 WEC - Spa: Rusinov is now finally within 30s of Dolan. Reckon the battle for LMP2 is going to be pretty much a straight fight between Tincknell and Bird once they climb back in their respective mounts for the run to the flag.

Sat 16:50 WEC - Spa: The lead is down to 6.6s and Treluyer is still lapping in the 1m59s.

Sat 16:54 WEC - Spa: Another two laps, and the gap at the front is down to 3s.

Sat 16:57 WEC - Spa: Bruni is still third for AF Corse and Ferrari in GTE, but he's now only 16s down on the leading Aston in MacDowall's hands. That means the Ferrari is now favourite in our book given that the Vantage will have to make a splash at the end.

Sat 16:58 WEC - Spa: Treluyer is now only 1.5s behind Lieb.

Sat 16:59 WEC - Spa: The leaders are together now and Treluyer is looking for a way through.

Sat 17:00 WTCC - Nurburgring: There has been much activity behind the scenes here, with several drivers called to the stewards after qualifying to discuss potential yellow-flag infractions during free practice this morning.

As a result of the deliberations, Hugo Valente's penalty has been overturned and he will start from second on the grid in the first race tomorrow.

Sat 17:01 WEC - Spa: Treluyer nips past the Porsche into La Source, but the hybrid boost of the 919 Hybrid allows Lieb to get back past. But the Audi takes the lead back around the outside into T12.

Sat 17:03 WEC - Spa: Treluyer is nine tenths ahead as they cross the line, which means he is out of range of the big-boosting Porsche as they head up to Les Combes.

Sat 17:04 WEC - Spa: Lieb pits in the second-placed car. Porsche obviously believes that it can make it to the end with one more stop after this.

Sat 17:08 WEC - Spa: Bruni has just taken second from Bell in the #97 Aston but just as importantly he is only 10s down on MacDowall in the leading Vantage.

Sat 17:10 WEC - Spa: Bird, who has just taken over the best of the G-Drive Ligiers, appears to have a problem. There's smoke from the left-side exhaust. That should allow Jota to reprise its 2012 P2 victory here.

Sat 17:22 WEC - Spa: Treluyer completes his first stint on schedule. The bad news for Porsche is that he the #7 Audi is doubling again. That said, Jani is only 15s behind.

Sat 17:24 WEC - Spa: Bruni is now less than 2s behind MacDowall as his final stop approaches. The Aston is going to need a splash after its last full stop.

Sat 17:31 WEC - Spa: Almost exactly an hour to go, and Bruni takes the GTE Pro lead from MacDowall with a cheeky move requiring lots of kerb at the Bus Stop.

Sat 17:31 WTCC - Hungaroring: In you-couldn't-make-it-up news, we learn that in presenting new evidence to the stewards to have his five-place grid penalty overturned, Hugo Valente's team-mate John Filippi has incurred a €1000 fine for having an unapproved camera in his car.

Sat 17:35 WEC - Spa: Treluyer's lead is down to just over 7s, but remember the #7 Audi will spend less time in the pits between now and the chequered flag because Lieb had to cut short his attempt at a double.

Sat 17:39 WEC - Spa: The #99 Aston is back in the lead after a slow stop for the Ferrari (still with Bruni at the wheel). Turner, who is on a six rather than five-stop strategy is between them. MacDowall made it past the five-hour mark before handing over to Rees, which begs the question, does the leader need a splash?

Sat 17:42 WEC - Spa: Jani has whittled the lead down to 5s, but the Porsche is going to have to do another double. New rules for this year limit the number of sets of tyres allowed in the six-hour races to half a dozen.

Sat 17:43 WEC - Spa: Bruni has just turned his quickest lap of the race as he chases down Rees in the Aston. The gap has come down from 11 to 8s.

Sat 17:46 WEC - Spa: Jani is within a second of Treluyer now and still doing good times as he comes to the end of his first stint on these tyres. Audi are still favourites in our book, though.

Sat 17:48 WTCC - Hungaroring: This weekend's WTCC event continues to do wonders for the FIA's cashflow. To clarify John Filippi's €1000 fine, this was for "Fitting an additional camera support to the incident camera without permission". Team-mate Hugo Valente has received a reprimand for "Change of incident camera position".

Tom Chilton's ROAL Motorsport team is also having to dip into its pockets for "Car inside the garage after the start of the session" in Q1. That will be €500. Handily, the FIA appends its IBAN and Swift Code to the stewards' notice for ease of electronic payment.

Perhaps cheered by the prospect of a glass of wine from the bottom of the list after all this fineage, the stewards have determined that Gabriele Tarquini can participate in tomorrow's race in spite of crashing out in Q1. He will start both races from the back of the grid.

Sat 17:48 WEC - Spa: Jani sets the fastest sector one of the race to get within two tenths of the Audi. Big time traffic at the start of sector two, then loses him a second.

Sat 17:50 WEC - Spa: Next time around, he makes it past the Audi to take the lead on the Kemmel Straight.

Sat 17:54 WEC - Spa: Jani stops with 35 minutes of this race to go. He doesn't take on fresh tyres – because there aren't any left! The Audi will need to stop again, but it is going to be a genuine splash and it will have fresh tyres if it wants them.

Sat 17:55 WTCC - Hungaroring: Just one more item before we depart the circuit for the evening. We understand that James Thompson has a dental abscess and may be a non-starter tomorrow. We await official word from the Lada team.

Sat 17:56 WEC - Spa: Rees has stabilised the gap at the front of GTE Pro to just over 4s from the charging Bruni. That's going to be meaningless if he has to stop again.

Sat 17:58 European F3 - Hockenheim: The award for most bizarre retirement of the weekend in F3 looks almost certain to go to Alessio Lorandi in the wet Friday race. He was hit by Julio Moreno on the green-flag lap, the Ecuadorean deranging his suspension.

There was no damage to the Italian's car except to the rainlight, and because it wasn't functioning the Van Amersfoort Racing team was ordered by the race officials to bring Lorandi in to retire.

Sat 18:02 WEC - Spa: Treluyer is pulling away from Jani. The gap is up to 50s, which should be more than enough for the Audi to make its splash and still get out in front

Sat 18:07 The numbers that matter right now are 50.7 and 2.4: those are the gaps in seconds between the Audi and the Porsche at the front of the field and the Aston and Ferrari squabbling over GTE Pro honours.

Sat 18:10 WEC - Spa: Treluyer stops with just under 22 minutes to go. No tyres for the run to the flag, which means his Michelins will be two and a half stint old by the end of the race.

Sat 18:11 WEC - Spa: Treluyer's lead is 12s at the end of Sector 1. If his tyres hold on, Audi are going to make it two from two in this year's WEC.

Sat 18:13 NASCAR - Talladega: We're into the pole shootout part of the NASCAR Sprint Cup's revised superspeedway qualifying procedure at Talladega.

F1-style knockout sessions have taken NASCAR qualifying from 'painfully dull' to 'quite good' since their introduction last year, but with drafting so important at Daytona and Talladega, those tracks' qualifying sessions became chaos and sometimes carnage.

So from Talladega this weekend we're back to single-car qualifying on superspeedways, but much more quick-fire than the pre-2014 system, with cars setting out for their flying laps while the previous one is completing theirs.

And there's still a knockout element - the top 12 from the first runs go out again to decide the first six rows on the grid.

Sat 18:16 WEC - Spa: Bruni is only 1.2s behind Rees at the head of GTE Pro. No signs of a splash for the Aston yet.

Sat 18:16 NASCAR - Talladega: Biggest name to lose out in the first session was champion Kevin Harvick - he was only 24th.

Two of his three Stewart-Haas team-mates had similar struggles: Danica Patrick was only 25th and last year's Richmond winner Kurt Busch 19th.

But their team-mate and boss Tony Stewart is flying: he's currently on provisional pole ahead of Clint Bowyer, Casey Mears and Sam Hornish Jr.

Still to run: Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Paul Menard, Matt Kenseth, Ryan Blaney, Kasey Kahne, Dale Earnhardt Jr and David Ragan.

Sat 18:17 NASCAR - Talladega: That didn't last too long for Stewart, Johnson just deposed him by 0.002s.

Sat 18:17 WEC - Spa: Bruni is past the Aston with another forceful move, this time at La Source.

Sat 18:18 WEC - Spa: But the Ferrari has just been given a one-minute stop-go for a pitstop infringement.

Sat 18:19 NASCAR - Talladega: Here's a crowd-pleaser: Earnhardt takes provisional pole by 0.044s over Johnson.

Sat 18:19 WEC - Spa: Sorry, Bruni didn't actually pass the Aston — but that's irrelevant now.

Sat 18:20 NASCAR - Talladega: Every time another Hendrick car comes out, it takes provisional pole - now it's Kahne's turn...

...and it's Gordon up next.

Sat 18:20 WEC - Spa: At least, not when I said. He has now. But again that's pretty much irrelevant!

Sat 18:21 NASCAR - Talladega: Next after Wood Brothers' rookie Blaney, that is. He's just split up the Hendrick formation by getting between Kahne and Earnhardt into second.

Sat 18:22 NASCAR - Talladega: Kenseth is running now, then we should have Gordon and Menard to finish the session.

Sat 18:26 NASCAR - Talladega: Gordon is last to run, and he absolutely storms it.

This session has been all about tiny, tiny margins, but Gordon's lap of 49.160s and 194.793mph thrust him onto pole by 0.281s.

Sat 18:27 NASCAR - Talladega - pole qualifying results:

1 Gordon
2 Kahne
3 Blaney
4 Earnhardt
5 Johnson
6 Stewart
7 Menard
8 Kenseth
9 Ragan
10 Bowyer
11 Mears
12 Hornish

Sat 18:30 WEC - Spa: Jarvis is off at Stavelot in the #8 Audi. He nudges the tyres and is trying to get going.

Sat 18:32 WEC - Spa: Treluyer crosses the line to make it two from two for Audi in this year's WEC.

Sat 18:40 WEC - Spa: So, here's the final classification up front:

1 #7 Audi (Treluyer/Lotterer/Fassler)
2 #18 Porsche (Jani/Dumas/Lieb), +13.424s
3 #17 Porsche (Bernhard/Hartley/Webber), +1 lap
4 #9 Audi (Albuquerque/Bonanomi/Rast), +2 laps
5 #2 Toyota (Wurz/Sarrazin/Conway), +3 laps
6 #19 Porsche (Tandy/Hulkenberg/Bamber), +3 laps
7 #8 Audi (Jarvis/Duval/Di Grassi), +8 laps
8 #1 Toyota (Davidson/Buemi), +14 laps

Sat 18:42 WEC - Spa: And the winners in the three other classes:

LMP2: #38 Jota Gibson (Tincknell/Dolan/Evans)
GTE Pro: #99 Aston Martin (Stanaway/Rees/MacDowall
GTE Am: #98 Aston Marti (Dalla Lana/Lamy/Lauda)

Sat 18:43 WEC - Spa: So that's two wins in two WEC races so far for the #7 Audi of Treluyer, Lotterer and Fassler. With Le Mans next up, who would bet against yet another Audi triumph there?

Sat 18:44 That's it for our live coverage today. Thanks for following. We will be back at 0945 tomorrow morning for a packed day of racing including DTM, European F3, World Rallycross and NASCAR.

Sun 08:42 Welcome back to AUTOSPORT Race Centre Live - where over the next five hours we'll be taking you through...

* The Jerez MotoGP race day with Moto3, Moto2 then MotoGP

* World Rallycross semi-finals and final from Hockenheim

* The main race of the DTM opener at Hockenheim

* Both WTCC races from the Hungaroring

Timur Timerzyanov rolls, Hockenheim World Rallycross 2015

Sun 08:58 MotoGP - Jerez: First up today at an already-packed (but not as hot as yesterday) Jerez is Moto3.

The start of something big here as Fabio Quartararo has pole position.

MotoGP tweaked its rules a little to get the then-15-year-old Frenchman into the Moto3 field this year after his stunning run to back-to-back titles in the Spanish CEV series, Europe's hotbed of emerging motorbike talent.

Quartararo, who's now turned 16, has been rapid from the outset and he starts on pole today in only his fourth GP.

Alongside him is Danny Kent. The Brit is starting to run away with this championship having run away with the last two races.

Miguel Oliveira, whose qualifying session ended with young Italian Stefano Manzi running into the back of him in the practice start area, completes the front row.

Here's how they line up:

1 Fabio Quartararo
2 Danny Kent
3 Miguel Oliveira
4 Brad Binder
5 Philipp Ottl
6 Karel Hanika
7 Enea Bastianini
8 Romano Fenati
9 Niccolo Antonelli
10 Jorge Navarro

Sun 09:02 Moto3 - Jerez: Veteran Oliveira jumped Quartararo through the first corner, while Kent was edged down to fifth, though he's already regaining that ground.

Sun 09:05 Moto3 - Jerez: Valentino Rossi's protege Fenati - who rose to prominence by winning here in the wet in only his second GP start three years ago - has muscled his way up to fifth.

Quartararo took the lead from Oliveira for a second at the Dry Sack but couldn't hold it. Kent is now right with them, as is Binder.

Sun 09:05 WTCC - Hungaroring: The air horns have been in full cry for local WTCC star Norbert Michelisz since 8am, and fellow Hungarian Ferenc Ficza has just given them even more to cheer about. He rose from fifth on the grid to prevail in an entertaining European Touring Car Cup thrash after polesitter Dusan Borkovic was handed a drive-through penalty for contact with Petr Fulin while they battled for the lead. The top five in qualifying all drove SEAT Leons.

Sun 09:07 Moto3 - Jerez: Oliveira, riding for the Ajo team that nearly took Jack Miller to the title last year, is hanging on in the lead on lap three, with Kent on his tail and Quartararo scrapping with Oliveira's team-mate Binder for third.

Sun 09:08 Moto3 - Jerez: Maria Herrera has crashed out of her home race. She's being taken away on a stretcher but is moving and removing her own gloves.

Kent had a big, big look at Oliveira for the lead but is staying patient for now. Still a four-bike pack up front.

Sun 09:09 Moto3 - Jerez: Quartararo is in a hurry to get himself back to the front - he's giving Kent plenty of hassle for second.

That might've given Kent some inspiration - he now dives past Oliveira into Dry Sack. Will he now escape again?

Hanika, another Ajo man, just had a high-side tumble and hopped back on his bike again. Bold stuff.

Sun 09:11 WTCC - Hungaroring: After his shunt in qualifying yesterday Gabriele Tarquini has had to change engines, which carries the penalty of starting at the back of the grid for the next race. Happily, this was where he was due to start anyway after failing to set a time.

Sun 09:12 Moto3 - Jerez: Quartararo gets up to second, then makes a bit of a mistake and has to work hard to fend off the Ajo pair for a moment. But he regains momentum without losing touch with Kent.

This could be a five-way fight soon, as Kent's Leopard Racing team-mate Efren Vazquez has made it past Fenati and broken clear of that pack.

Sun 09:15 Moto3 - Jerez: Oliveira retakes second from Quartararo and is onto Kent's tail. Vazquez is getting ever closer to Binder too. Sixteen laps to go.

For about half a lap, Kent looked like he might be poised to do his 'run away and hide' trick but Oliveira is all over the back of him now.

Sun 09:16 Moto3 - Jerez: Quartararo stuffs himself back into second place, and has to work very hard to keep it. That's giving Kent a very, very slight breather.

Sun 09:19 WTCC - Hungaroring: The second European Touring Car Cup race is under way and there's been contact at the first corner, of course. Polesitter Michal Matejovsky's BMW was assaulted from behind by fellow front-row starter Alexandr Artemyev's SEAT at the first corner. Artemyev seemed to be trying to take a short-cut across the kerb and grass on the inside and practically T-boned the BMW. A drive-through penalty will no doubt ensue. Dusan Borkovic is currently leading, having started fourth.

Sun 09:22 Moto3 - Jerez: This is really kicking off now, with 12 laps left.

Quartararo hustled his way back into the lead in a move that cost Kent momentum and dropped the championship leader from first to fifth.

Binder, Oliveira and Vazquez now split Quartararo from Kent.

Sun 09:22 ETCC - Hungaroring: As surely as night follows day and eggs don't bounce, race control takes a poor view of Alexandr Artemyev's first-corner antics and he's handed a drive-through penalty. Time elapsed between the announcement that the incident was under review and notification of penalty? 34 seconds.

Sun 09:23 DTM - Hockenheim: This Moto3 race is almost as wild as the timing screens in DTM second qualifying. Here's how that session unfolded:

Hockenheim qualifying two report

Mike Rockenfeller, Phoenix Audi, Hockenheim DTM 2015

Sun 09:23 Moto3 - Jerez: Oliveira retakes the lead, and Kent is on his way back - now third behind Quartararo.

Sun 09:26 Moto3 - Jerez: Quartararo spends a short time back in first, but then Kent outbrakes both the French rookie and Oliveira to go from third to first!

Only for half a lap though: Quartararo is back in front at Dry Sack.

Oliveira, Binder and Vazquez give chase.

Through the long corners towards the end of the lap, Kent is back through into the lead.

Three lead changes in less than a lap - hello Moto3.

Sun 09:28 ETCC - Hungaroring: Borkovic still leads and he's set the fastest lap. Race-one winner Ferenc Ficza lies second, 1.5s down, with Petr Fulin and Mato Homola lying further back for a SEAT 1-2-3-4.

Having adjudicated the Artemyev contact with great vim, the stewards have taken a more relaxed view of an incident outside the top 10 between Daniel Conrad (whose startling resemblance to Leo Sayer has provoked amusement in some quarters) and Galip Atar. This will be investigated after the race. Will the verdict make Daniel feel like dancing?

Sun 09:28 Moto3 - Jerez: Two more changes of lead, Kent back in front, nine laps to go. It would be amazing if this didn't come down to the very last corner.

Sun 09:31 Moto3 - Jerez: Nasty collision at the end of the back straight between Hiroki Ono and Jakub Kornfeil.

That was Ono's fault - he basically lost the bike under braking - but Kornfeil running over to yell at Ono while the Japanese was trapped under his bike and not looking especially healthy was bad form. Your rivals' wellbeing matters more than whatever minor points position you just lost...

All turns out well though, Ono is now walking away looking chastened but basically OK.

Up front, Quartararo has just shoved Kent aside again to retake the lead.

Sun 09:33 Moto3 - Jerez: Oliveira takes second off Kent with six laps left, then outbrakes Quartararo for the lead at the second attempt.

Sun 09:36 Moto3 - Jerez: Quartararo goes from third to first then swiftly back to third. Oliveira leads from Kent with four laps left.

Sun 09:36 DTM - Hockenheim: A wet Friday was followed by a dry Saturday and although rain returned to the region last night, it looks like we're in for a bit of both on Sunday.

The warm-up was wet, qualifying dried rapidly and there is a strong chance of rain later this afternoon. What will we get when the race starts at 1:45pm local time? Who knows...

On paper, it's a bad qualifying session for Mercedes, with Gary Paffett the lead car in eighth, but he led a Merc 1-2-3-4 in the wet warm-up and Pascal Wehrlein and Paul di Resta were on the podium yesterday in the dry.

So much of the final results came down to when you started your final lap and who was around you, and it looks like that worked against the Mercedes drivers.

They - and yesterday's winner Jamie Green who'll start 19th - will have an hour to make up the ground this afternoon.

Sun 09:36 ETCC - Hungaroring: Homola, whose front-left wheel has been rubbing against its arch and smoking intermittently, has just yielded fourth place to Davit Kajaia's BMW. Dusan Borkovic now leads by over two seconds and looks to have this one in the bag.

Meanwhile, an interesting spat has been brewing between Borkovic and Homola - or whoever operates their Twitter feeds - about precisely what happened between whom in race one.

Sun 09:37 Moto3 - Jerez: Into Dry Sack, Kent outbrakes Oliveira for the lead, but Quartararo is outbraking both of them and squeezes down a tiny gap into the lead.

Kent then takes a look at Quartararo through the right-handers and Quartararo just-just-just leaves enough space to avoid contact as he turns in and keeps the lead.

Sun 09:38 Moto3 - Jerez: As they cross the line to make it three laps left, Kent moves back into the lead.

Only four in it again now, Vazquez has been dropped by this four-bike lead group.

Sun 09:40 ETCC - Hungaroring: Borkovic eases off at the end and takes the flag 1.72s ahead of Ficza. Fulin is 2.524s further back.

Sun 09:41 Moto3 - Jerez: Kent got a slight gap up front, then makes a tiny mistake and Quartararo and Oliveira breeze past him to lead onto the last lap.

Sun 09:41 Moto3 - Jerez: Oliveira muscles past Quartararo to lead, while Kent is now working hard to retake second.

Sun 09:42 Moto3 - Jerez: All three of them brake slightly too late into Dry Sack and it's Kent into the lead, but only briefly before Kent retakes it.

Sun 09:45 Moto3 - Jerez: That Moto3 finish was so good, it wiped out our internet for a minute... Here comes the recap.

Sun 09:46 Moto3 - Jerez: Quartararo dived down the inside into the final corner, nearly lost control, swiped Kent - who somehow stayed upright and still in the lead - then slid very, very wide.

Kent managed to maintain enough momentum to fend off Oliveira and Binder to the line and claim his third grand prix win in a row, and Quartararo has to settle for fourth.

Sun 09:47 Moto3 - Jerez - result:

1 Kent
2 Oliveira +0.097s
3 Binder
4 Quartararo
5 Vazquez
6 Fenati
7 Bagnaia
8 Navarro
9 Bastianini
10 McPhee

Sun 09:48 Moto3 - Jerez: And Quartararo may have come off fourth-best in that one, but bear in mind Kent has been at this level since 2010, Binder and Oliveira since 2011, Vazquez since 2007 and Quartararo for just over a month...

Sun 09:54 World RX - Hockenheim: Petter Solberg wins the first semi-final in Hockenheim with a lights to flag victory.

Solberg's SDRX team mate Liam Doran was passed by Andreas Bakkerud in the opening lap, before taking his joker on lap one.

The Brit returned to the main circuit in third but was hit in the rear by PG Andersson. Doran later stopped.

Solberg, Bakkerud and Toomas Heikkinen go through to the final. Tanner Foust, Andersson and Doran go out.

Sun 09:58 Moto3 - Jerez: Dunlop has provided the podium finishers with traditional Andulacian hats, adding to Kent's novelty winner's headgear collection after his Texas stetson last month.

This is exactly what Kent needed to do this season. He's still only 21, but in MotoGP ladder terms he's been around a while and he's already lost career momentum once when he struggled in Moto2 with Tech 3 in 2013. That followed his breakthrough 2012 Moto3 campaign with Ajo, in which he was a match for champion team-mate Sandro Cortese (remember him? Still making little impression in Moto2...) in the second half of the season.

Stepping back to Moto3 with Ajo last year didn't deliver much for Kent, but linking up with the now-Leopard-branded Kiefer team that took Stefan Bradl to the 2011 Moto2 title ahead of Marc Marquez is definitely paying off. Three wins in a row and a growing championship lead.

Championship standings after four rounds:

1 Kent 91
2 Vazquez 60
3 Quartararo 52
4 Bastianini 47
5 Binder 44
6 I Vinales 38

(25 points for a win)

Sun 10:03 World RX - Hockenheim: Reinis Nitiss claims semi-final two by leading from Turn 1 to the finish.

Robin Larsson climbed to second at the start and finished in the position.

Timmy Hansen pulled off the drive of the race - last on lap one, he stayed out, passed Johan Kristoffersson on lap five and left his joker until the last opportunity, returning to the main circuit ahead of Tord Linnerud.

Kristoffersson finished fifth and Davy Jeanney sixth.

Nitiss joins Solberg on the from row for the final, but the pole position slot seems to be the one with all the grip.

Sun 10:10 AutoGP - Hungaroring: The cars are driving to the grid for the second of this weekend's AutoGP races. Just nine entries thus far, though the series persists in running two qualifying sessions, the first of which is supposed to filter out all the drivers outside the top 10.

Antonio Pizzonia was on pole for yesterday's race but was usurped in changing conditions by GP2 refugee Facu Regalia. The top eight finishers were reversed to form the grid for today's race, which means Andres Mendez is on pole with Nikita Zlobin alongside. Luis Sa Silva and Johnny Cecotto (who started from the back yesterday after not running in qualifying) form the second row, ahead of Leonardo Pulcini and Christof Von Grunigen, who was quite spectacular on his way to a third-place finish in race one.

Pizzonia and Regalia start from the fourth row ahead of Giuseppe Cipriani, who spun off in race one at the first corner.

Hungaroring Auto GP 2015

Sun 10:12 Moto2 - Jerez: The Moto2 field is now forming up. While Moto3 is providing fireworks on track but has a runaway points leader, Moto2 is the other way around - the races haven't been supremely thrilling stunners, but the title is still anyone's.

Jonas Folger, Sam Lowes and Johann Zarco have all won races, while Moto3 graduate Alex Rins has made a brilliant start to his Moto2 life with a run of top four finishes.

Here's how they stand:

1 Johann Zarco 53
2 Alex Rins 49
3 Sam Lowes 41
4 Franco Morbidelli 33
5 Jonas Folger 32

No sign of reigning champion Tito Rabat there - the man who dominated 2014 and stayed put to defend his crown with Marc VDS has not enjoyed the front-end feeling of the new Kalex and has had an incident-filled start to 2015, leaving him only 11th in the points.

But he's emphatically back on it on home ground this weekend and starts on pole ahead of Rins, Folger, Tom Luthi, Taka Nakagami and Lowes.

That made Marc VDS happy, as the picture shows. Not so great for its other rider Alex Marquez, though - Marc's Moto3 champion brother is only 17th.

Tito Rabat takes Jerez Moto2 pole 2015

Sun 10:21 AutoGP - Hungaroring: Mendez was clearly rolling before lights-out and leads into the first corner. Pizzonia storms through to take the lead on the opening lap and, indeed, Mendez has been given a penalty for a jump start.

Pulcini is second with Cecotto third.

Sun 10:21 DTM - Hockenheim: Gary Paffett and Adrien Tambay - who qualified eighth and 11th - will start this afternoon's race from the rear of the grid.

They were excluded from the session for not having the rear wing spacer that blocks DRS during qualifying installed.

Sun 10:22 Moto2 - Jerez: Rabat holds the lead at the start, while Folger emerges from a big jostle through the first corner to take second.

Sun 10:23 World RX - Hockenheim: Petter Solberg wins the second round of the World Rallycross Championship, leading the final throughout with Reinis Nitiss following him all the way in second.

Drive of the race was by Swede Timmy Hansen, who made a great start from sixth on the grid to lie third. He waited until the last lap to take his joker, following Reinis Nitiss and returning to the main circuit third, just ahead of Robin Larsson who then spun, collecting Toomas Heikkinen.

Andreas Bakkerud retired on lap two.

That means Solberg extends his championship lead.

Sun 10:23 Moto2 - Jerez: Not a good first lap for championship contenders Lowes and Zarco, who are down to ninth and 11th.

Sun 10:24 Moto2 - Jerez: Lowes runs very wide trying to make up ground and hands ninth to title rival Zarco.

Rabat leads ahead of Folger, Luthi, Rins and Nakagami.

Sun 10:25 AutoGP - Hungaroring: Regalia didn't make quite such a decisive break from the penultimate row as Pizzonia, but is now up to fourth as Mendez peels in to take his penalty. Von Grunigen is fifth, ahead of Zlobin, Sa Silva and Cipriani. The latter is dropping off the back of that battle for fifth.

Sun 10:27 Moto2 - Jerez: Lowes is getting shuffled right down the order and is back to 17th now, while Zarco is up to seventh.

Lowes loses another place to Anthony West, it's looking like his bike might have a problem.

Sun 10:28 AutoGP - Hungaroring: Excitement clearly got the better of Mendez at the start. From seventh, Pizzonia was fourth going in to Turn 1 and then Sa Silva obligingly overshot into Turn 2, offering a window for Pizzonia to get a run on those ahead.

Sun 10:28 Moto2 - Jerez: Rabat and Folger are making a bit of a break in the lead, while Rins is all over Luthi for third.

Zarco has now reached fifth place, Lowes has fallen to 19th.

Sun 10:32 AutoGP - Hungaroring: Now it's just Von Grunigen and Zlobin in that battle for fifth, Sa Silva having slipped back to 1.7s adrift. Fourth-placed Regalia is nearly five seconds further up the road and pulling away, but he's making no inroads into the 10 seconds that separate him from Cecotto.

It was Cecotto who made most progress on the last lap, closing to 1.2s off Pulcini. Up front Pizzonia has relented a little but he still has over two seconds in hand.

Sun 10:33 Moto2 - Jerez: Beautiful stuff from Rins - he lines up Luthi around the outside through a left-hander and takes third into the next right, then fends off Luthi getting back alongside him in an effort to retake the place.

Can the rookie now hunt down Rabat and Folger up front?

Sun 10:35 AutoGP - Hungaroring: Half distance now - lap 10 of 20 - and Pulcini's mirrors are full of Cecotto's machine. But Cecotto spins at Turn 9 and the pressure is off for now.

Sun 10:36 Moto2 - Jerez: Lowes's tumble down the field has stabilised in 18th place, but while he's in a group of bikes that stretches up to ninth, he's not making any progress.

Folger is putting some proper pressure on Rabat for the lead, with Rins and Luthi not far behind, and Zarco inching closer to them all.

Sun 10:37 AutoGP - Hungaroring: While we've been following the battle for second there's been a shuffle further down the pack. Von Grunigen seems to be experiencing car trouble and has dropped to eighth behind Cipriani. His last lap was nearly four seconds slower than Pizzonia's.

Sun 10:38 Moto2 - Jerez: A little slip from Rabat sends him wide and Folger shoves his way through into the lead.

Sun 10:39 AutoGP - Hungaroring: On the comeback trail, Cecotto is taking a second a lap out of Pulcini but time is running out. Seven laps to go and he's got to make up 4.5s and get past.

Zlobin, meanwhile, has passed Regalia for fourth.

Von Grunigen has come into the pits and stopped.

Sun 10:41 Moto2 - Jerez: This is all closing up nicely - Folger isn't getting away from Rabat, Rins and Luthi are still with them, and Zarco is closing in. There's still 3s covering the quintet but we have 15 laps to go.

Meanwhile Lowes has dropped to 21st.

Slightly better race than qualifying for Alex Marquez - he's progressed to 12th.

Sun 10:41 AutoGP - Hungaroring: Regalia comes off worse in a midfield tussle with Sa Silva and is now down to seventh.

Pulcini - a 16-year-old graduate from Italian Formula 4 - has raised his pace and is now 4.6s ahead of Cecotto.

Sun 10:44 AutoGP - Hungaroring: Four laps to go and Pizzonia remains in command up front. Pulcini is a further five seconds back but he now has five seconds in hand over Cecotto.

Sa Silva was two seconds faster than Zlobin last time around and may be tilting for fourth place.

Sun 10:45 AutoGP - Hungaroring: To complicate matters, spots of rain are starting to fall.

Sun 10:47 AutoGP - Hungaroring: Von Grunigen has returned to the fray but shot straight off at Turn 1. The track is clearly getting slippery - which bodes well for the upcoming WTCC race.

Zlobin is going backwards, losing fourth to Sa Silva and fifth to Cipriani. Two laps to go.

Sun 10:49 Moto2 - Jerez: Zarco gets very, very, very close to the back of Luthi for fourth into the last corner but misses him, stays upright and continues in fifth.

Folger is continuing to lead ahead of Rabat, while the battling Luthi and Zarco are closing in on Rins for third.

Sun 10:53 AutoGP - Hungaroring: After two perilous final laps, Pizzonia takes the chequered flag by 10.24s from Pulcini. Outstanding work from the young rookie there in difficult conditions - he crosses the line 11.08s ahead of the more experienced Cecotto. Then it's Sa Silva, Zlobin, Regalia, Cipriani, Von Grunigen and Mendez.

Regalia out-dragged Cipriani out of the last corner to nose ahead by 0.053s.

Sun 10:54 Moto2 - Jerez: Zarco has finally made it past Luthi for fourth and is now poised to attack Rins with seven laps left.

Rabat is sitting menacingly behind leader Folger.

Sun 11:02 Moto2 - Jerez: Folger has managed to take charge of the race going into the final laps - his lead is up to 1.7s over Rabat.

Rins is fending off Zarco for third still while Luthi was fallen away. No hope of points for Lowes right now in 20th.

Sun 11:05 Moto2 - Jerez: Rabat's pace has tailed off dramatically. As Folger storms off towards the win, the champion has Rins and Zarco all over him on the last lap.

Sun 11:06 Moto2 - Jerez: And Rins makes the first mistake of his Moto2 career - sliding into Rabat at the final corner and tumbling out of the race while going for second!

Folger wins it, Zarco snatches second and Rabat hangs on for third.

Sun 11:08 Moto2 - Jerez: Rins drags his battered bike over the line in 18th - which is still two places ahead of Lowes...

Sun 11:12 Moto2 - Jerez - results:

1 Folger
2 Zarco
3 Rabat
4 Luthi
5 Simeon
6 Morbidelli

18 Rins
20 Lowes

Lowes is giving TV interviews now and citing a tyre problem making the bike "impossible" to ride.

Sun 11:16 Now we're getting into the meat of the day, coming up next:

(UK time)

12.30: Hungaroring WTCC race one
12.45: Hockenheim DTM race two
13.00: Jerez MotoGP race
13.40: Hungaroring WTCC race two

Sun 11:28 WTCC - Hungaroring: It's still continuing to spot with rain here in Hungary, but not to the levels experienced yesterday morning. Still, laptimes dropped off by 10s or more during the closing stages of the AutoGP race earlier.

Sun 11:34 WTCC - Hungaroring: Citroen's Yvan Muller starts from pole position with Chevrolet privateer Hugo Valente - excused his five-second grid penalty - alongside. Jose Maria Lopez and Sebastien Loeb are just behind. No pressure, Hugo...

We've been green-flagged but the signal comes through from race control for an extra formation lap.

Sun 11:40 WTCC - Hungaroring: Looks like we had a car out of place on the grid. Take two.

The Citroens surge forwards and go 1-2-3-4 into Turn 1, but there's contact between Ma Qing Hua and Loeb and Valente gets to go through in third. Lopez gets by Muller into Turn 1.

Sun 11:42 DTM - Hockenheim: The formation lap is underway. It's dry and the front end of the grid looks like this:
1. Rockenfeller
2. Ekstrom
3. Wittmann
4. Mortara (down two places from a R1 penalty)
5. Molina
6. Tomczyk

Farfus and Blomqvist will start 16th and 22nd after penalties relating to when they accessed their wet tyres before qualifying, while Paffett and Tambay are at the back. They were excluded from the session for not having the required spacer to block DRS in qualifying installed.

Sun 11:42 MotoGP - Jerez: The grid is forming up for today's main event at Jerez.

Jorge Lorenzo has been fastest in four of the six sessions so far. Marc Marquez is fresh from hand surgery, Valentino Rossi has been struggling to settle on tyres and set-up, Cal Crutchlow is under the weather, Ducati isn't quite on it here, Hiroshi Aoyama is still on the other Honda... this is Lorenzo's race to lose.

Here's how the grid looks:

1 Lorenzo
2 Marquez
3 Iannone
4 P Espargaro
5 Rossi
6 A Espargaro
7 Crutchlow
8 Dovizioso
9 Hernandez
10 Smith
11 Petrucci
12 Redding
13 Barbera
14 Vinales
15 Bautista

Jorge Lorenzo takes Jerez MotoGP pole 2015

Sun 11:45 DTM - Hockenheim: We're underway. Ekstrom got the jump into the lead, but was passed by Wittmann at the hairpin. the reigning champion leads, polesitter Rockenfeller is down to fourth.

And we're without Lucas Auer, who fell off the road at Sachs Kurve on his way to the grid.

Sun 11:47 WTCC - Hungaroring: We're into formation racing here as the drivers guard their tyres and hope for those ahead to make mistakes. It's Lopez from Muller, Valente, Ma, Monteiro, Loeb.

Then it's Tom Chilton, who passed Norbert Michelisz on the second lap quite forcefully, with the Lada of Rob Huff in ninth after he got shuffled backwards in the first-lap melee. He was actually 10th but he edged by Tom Coronel on lap two.

Race control says it will investigate car 68's (Muller) starting procedure after race two, but from where we were sitting it looked like Sebastien Loeb was the one out of place on the grid.

Sun 11:50 DTM - Hockenheim: Ekstrom has just reclaimed the lead from Wittmann on Lap 4, down the inside at the Mercedes Arena. Mortara is third ahead of Rockenfeller and Tomczyk as the top five hang together.

Wickens is sixth and the best Mercedes, while yesterday's winner Green and Paffett are currently 18th and 19th.

Sun 11:55 WTCC - Hungaroring: Lopez now has a lead of 2.5s over Muller, with Valente slipping back to 4.1s adrift and now looking like he's holding up Ma and Monteiro. Loeb is 1.835s away from that battle and he has tom Chilton just half a second behind.

Further back, Huff has got Coronel tucked in his slipstream and they've been joined by Gabriele Tarquini, who started last. He's just passed Mehdi Bennani cleanly, which on a track like this is meritorious in itself.

Sun 11:56 DTM - Hockenheim: Lots of tiny pieces of carbon fibre aerodynamic ornaments coming off from under the cars whenever they run wide and over the kerbs.

Here's the order, 14 minutes into this hour race:
1. Ekstrom
2. Wittmann
3. Mortara - pressuring Wittmann
4. Tomczyk - passed Rockenfeller while this was being typed
5. Rockenfeller
6. da Costa
7. Molina
8. Wickens
9. Spengler
10. Muller

Sun 11:58 DTM - Hockenheim: Mortara is now past Wittmann for second place. DRS helped him get the job done on the run to the hairpin. Ekstrom leads by 2.1 seconds.

The threat of rain remains, TV director has just cut to a shot of spectators holding umbrellas and an Audi crew member doing the tried and tested 'I'll stick my hand outside to see if it's raining' test.

Sun 11:59 MotoGP - Jerez: Pretty standard tyre choices through the frontrunners this week, though the Suzukis might be perky early on with the softer front tyre they've gone for.

Lorenzo leads them away for the formation lap.

Sun 11:59 WTCC - Hungaroring: No further changes in the order as we hit lap 12 of 13, but the gaps have shuffled a little. Ma has dropped back from Valente as he fends off Monteiro, while Chilton has also dropped off the back of Loeb as he contends with the threat from Michelisz.

Sun 12:00 DTM - Hockenheim: We do indeed have some light rain. It caught out Wittmann and Rockenfeller at the hairpin, Tomczyk was the chief beneficiary, he's now fourth.

Sun 12:01 MotoGP - Jerez: Lorenzo holds his lead ahead of Marquez, Pol Espargaro and Rossi, while Iannone went backwards with a poor start from the outside of the front row.

Sun 12:02 MotoGP - Jerez: Rossi is already attacking Espargaro for third. He can't get it at the end of the back straight and finds himself under threat from Pol's brother Aleix on the Suzuki instead.

Sun 12:03 MotoGP - Jerez: Marquez is staying right on Lorenzo's tail so far as they complete lap one.

Marquez is using painkillers today, for the first time this weekend. He was worried it would dull his senses too much in qualifying but didn't fancy 27 laps without some medical help given his injury.

Sun 12:04 WTCC - Hungaroring: Muller won here last year but he's had no answer to Lopez in this first race. They cross the line 3.958s apart with Valente a further 6.332s down. A fine effort from the Campos driver to preserve a podium finish, keeping his head at Turn 1 while some around were losing theirs.

Then it's Ma-Monteiro-Loeb-Chilton-Michelisz-Huff-Coronel for the top 10.

Tarquini was a solid 11th after starting from the back of the grid, ahead of Bennani, Gregoire Demoustier, John Filippi and an unusually muted Stefan D'Aste. Mikhail Kozlovskiy retired on lap 6.

Sun 12:04 MotoGP - Jerez - lead order:

1 Lorenzo
2 Marquez
3 P Espargaro
4 Rossi
5 A Espargaro
6 Crutchlow
7 Dovizioso
8 Smith
9 Petrucci
10 Hernandez
11 Iannone
12 Redding

Sun 12:05 MotoGP - Jerez: Onto lap three and Marquez is staying glued to Lorenzo's tail.

Further back, Crutchlow is all over Aleix Espargaro for fifth.

Dovizioso seems to have made a mistake and plunged down the order.

Sun 12:06 MotoGP - Jerez: Rossi grabs third from Pol Espargaro.

Rossi was frustrated on Friday as he couldn't get the hard tyres to work, but you'd expect him to be more competitive in the race as ever. He's 1.7s behind the leaders already, though.

Sun 12:08 DTM - Hockenheim: We've just had a flurry of pitstops over two laps, and drivers have thrown wets on.

Molina, da Costa and Scheider didn't pit but have been caught and passed by the leaders, who have pitted. They were seriously limping into pitlane. Everyone is now on wets and has made a stop.

By pitting a lap earlier, Mortata has taken the lead from Ekstrom - who has 4.5s clear before people started pitting.

Sun 12:08 MotoGP - Jerez: Crutchlow has dismissed one Espargaro and is hunting down the other for third.

At the foot of the top 10, the Pramac duo are the top Ducatis, fending off Iannone while Dovizioso is down in 23rd after his error.

A replay shows Dovizioso trundled right through the gravel at the last corner.

Sun 12:09 MotoGP - Jerez: Despite a few little wobbles, Lorenzo has got his lead over Marquez up a little - it's now half a second with 23 laps to go.

Rossi can't keep pace at the moment - he's 2.2s further back and not exactly storming clear of Espargaro and Crutchlow.

Sun 12:10 MotoGP - Jerez: Iannone has got past his former team Pramac's bikes and is now trying to catch Smith for seventh.

Sun 12:11 DTM - Hockenheim: Ekstrom is all over the back of Mortara. Putting all of his rallycross and general Swedish loose surface skills to good use, he put a couple of seconds on the pack when the rain first arrived.

Sun 12:12 MotoGP - Jerez: Crutchlow and Pol Espargaro are having a very muscular battle for fourth - it looks a little like Crutchlow is trying to clamber back onto the Tech 3 bike Espargaro usurped him from at the end of 2013.

Crutchlow is now through and into fourth as Espargaro makes a small error.

Sun 12:13 DTM - Hockenheim: And now Ekstrom's back in the lead. Big move at the hairpin with half an hour in the books.

Here's the field at a glance:
1. Ekstrom
2. Mortara
3. Wittmann
4. Tomczyk
5. Rockenfeller
6. Spengler
7. Wickens
8. Paffett - who started at the rear of the grid
9. Farfus
10. Green

Sun 12:14 MotoGP - Jerez: Lorenzo is looking as under control as he has all weekend - his lead is up to 1.4s after seven laps.

Marquez is keeping up a consistent pace, 2.8s ahead of Rossi for now. The question mark is whether Marquez's hand will allow him to stay up to speed for the full 27 laps.

Crutchlow hasn't escaped from Pol Espargaro for fourth yet, while Iannone is past Smith into seventh and about to chase Aleix Espargaro.

Dovizioso is on the cusp of making it back into the points... which he does right now by passing Aoyama.

Sun 12:16 DTM - Hockenheim: Green moved past Farfus at the hairpin, which forced the Brazilian wide. Glock capitalised and also gained a place, and now Molina is all over the back of Farfus.

Wehrlein and Scheider are also in this pack contesting ninth through to 14th.

Paffett, meanwhile, is now all over Spengler. He wants to continue his charge by taking sixth from the Canadian.

Sun 12:18 MotoGP - Jerez: Iannone handed seventh back to Smith with a mistake at the first corner, but he soon regains the place.

Great recovery ride from Dovizioso - his early gravel visit left him firmly last but he's now 12th, with Barbera and Vinales just ahead.

Sun 12:19 MotoGP - Jerez: Crashers so far - Mike di Meglio (who remounted), Karel Abraham and now Loris Baz too. Awful weekend for Forward Racing here.

Sun 12:21 DTM - Hockenheim: Paffett is now past Spengler, thanks to a forceful move at Turn 2. There was a decent hit between the two.

Di Riesta and Muller have spun exiting the same corner, after Muller made contact with the rear of the ex-Force India F1 man's Mercedes.

Meanhile, Ekstrom has the race under control. He leads by six seconds - essentially pulling away at a second during each minute of the race since he took the lead.

Sun 12:23 DTM - Hockenheim: Paffett's charge continues, he's now past Rockenfeller and into fifth place.

Sun 12:23 MotoGP - Jerez: This isn't looking like one of MotoGP's thrillers so far, but it's good for the title battle, bringing Lorenzo back within 20 points of Rossi and giving Marquez a bit of help too.

The first decent fight on track is for sixth, where Iannone has caught Aleix Espargaro, then further back Petrucci is resisting Hernandez and Redding for ninth.

Dovizioso is up to 13th and pushing Vinales.

Sun 12:24 DTM - Hockenheim: And Wittmann for fourth.

Paffett's next target is his close, personal friend, Martin Tomczyk.

Sun 12:25 WTCC - Hungaroring: Some activity under Tarquini's car; the JAS team are making an experimental setup change to the Civic's rear suspension.

Sun 12:25 MotoGP - Jerez: Lorenzo is ramming home his superiority as we pass half-distance, getting his lead up to over four seconds.

Marquez's pace is fading but Rossi isn't making much progress towards him, staying 2s adrift for now.

Sun 12:28 MotoGP - Jerez: Aoyama has crashed out... Quite a big shunt at the fast Turn 5, but he's OK.

Honda top brass gave a lengthy press conference earlier this weekend in which many of the questions were about why Casey Stoner isn't on that bike, and many journalists came away not entirely satisfied the answers stood up to logic.

And will Dani Pedrosa be back for Le Mans? That's the plan, but he hoped to be back here too...

Sun 12:29 MotoGP - Jerez: Wonderful stuff between Iannone and Aleix Espargaro for sixth place. After four chances of position in as many corners, the Ducati looks like it has now made it clearly past the Suzuki.

Dovizioso is past Redding for 11th now on the other works Ducati.

Sun 12:29 DTM - Hockenheim: The two Canadians, Spengler and Wickens are immersed in a fierce dice for seventh place. Great racing.

Sun 12:30 MotoGP - Jerez: Further back, Eugene Laverty is clinging onto the final point for 15th ahead of Alvaro Bautista (who's got some decent pace out of the Aprilia this weekend) and Stefan Bradl (less said about his Forward Racing career so far, the better).

Laverty had a scare yesterday when a bird crashed through the windshield on his Honda. The bird did not fare well.

Sun 12:31 DTM - Hockenheim: Just over 10 minutes left, Ekstrom still leads Mortara, 8.2s is the gap now. Tomczyk is a further 6.4s back and he now has Paffett right behind him.

Sun 12:32 DTM - Hockenheim: Paffett makes the move around the outside of the hairpin. Left Tomczyk a football field of room, just to be safe.

Sun 12:34 MotoGP - Jerez: Eight laps left and Rossi is within 1.2s of Marquez for second. Chances of another late Marquez/Rossi fight seem good.

Sun 12:35 MotoGP - Jerez: Lead order with seven laps left:

1 Lorenzo
2 Marquez
3 Rossi
4 Crutchlow
5 P Espargaro
6 Iannone
7 A Espargaro
8 Smith
9 Dovizioso
10 Hernandez

Redding is 12th, and Bautista and Bradl have demoted Laverty to 17th.

Sun 12:37 MotoGP - Jerez: Some wild place swapping going on between Hernandez, Petrucci and Vinales on the edge of the top 10, allowing Redding and Barbera to close in on them.

Sun 12:37 DTM - Hockenheim: With six minutes left, Ekstrom leads by 8.8s over Mortara, with Paffett a further 6.3s behind, but now 2.2s clear of Tomczyk.

And what of yesterday's podium finishers? Wehrlein is ninth, Green 12th and di Resta 22nd and the last of the runners after being turned around by Muller earlier.

Sun 12:39 WTCC - Hungaroring: Pressure now for Norbert Michelisz as he sits on pole in front of his home crowd. Air horn noise is reaching a deafening pitch...

Sun 12:39 MotoGP - Jerez: It's not really coming alive between Marquez and Rossi yet - they're still a second and a half apart.

Dovizioso's charge has pretty much reached its limit. Having reached ninth, he's 6s behind Smith and not catching.

This isn't Ducati's greatest track, and throwing it into the gravel on lap one didn't help Dovizioso's damage-limitation bid.

Interestingly while most teams are testing here tomorrow, Ducati is heading home to Mugello to do so instead.

Sun 12:41 MotoGP - Jerez: Petrucci, Hernandez, Vinales, Redding and Barbera are doing their best to bring a bit of Moto3 spirit into this race in their battle for 10th. All still upright.

Sun 12:41 MotoGP - Jerez: Lorenzo continues to sit on a 4s lead with three laps left now.

Marquez has inched up to a 2s advantage over Rossi again, but third would still give Rossi a record 200th podium at grand prix level.

Sun 12:42 DTM - Hockenheim: With 90 seconds-plus-one-lap remaining, Wittmann and Rockenfeller are fighting over fifth.

Ekstrom is 8.6s clear.

Sun 12:43 MotoGP - Jerez: Two laps left and the top three looks settled.

One last battle developing: Smith has caught Aleix Espargaro for seventh, that soft tyre perhaps tiring on the Suzuki.

Sun 12:44 MotoGP - Jerez: It's in the bag for Lorenzo, as he starts the final lap 5.3s ahead of Marquez and 8.4s ahead of Rossi.

Sun 12:46 MotoGP - Jerez: Huge, huge cheers from the crowd as Lorenzo comes through the final corner and wins the Spanish Grand Prix.

Sun 12:46 WTCC - Hungaroring: Michelisz and Chilton are safely though into P1 and P2 but Rob Huff is outdragged by the Citroens and biffed off the circuit entirely at Turn 1. How rude!

Sun 12:46 MotoGP - Jerez: Second for Marquez and his wonky hand, and Rossi decides third and a safe championship lead is worth a big wheelie.

Sun 12:47 MotoGP - Jerez - result:

1 Lorenzo
2 Marquez
3 Rossi
4 Crutchlow
5 P Espargaro
6 Iannone
7 A Espargaro
8 Smith
9 Dovizioso
10 Hernandez
11 Vinales
12 Petrucci
13 Redding
14 Barbera
15 Bautista

Sun 12:47 WTCC - Hungaroring: Our error - it's Tom Coronel in P2 ahead of Chilton into Turn 1. A sterling effort from the flying Dutchman, who has neither the latest engine nor the latest aero on his Chevrolet.

Sun 12:47 DTM - Hockenheim: Mattias Ekstrom wins, completing Audi's clean sweep.

Edoardo Mortara leaves with the championship lead after finishing second, 7.3s behind Ekstrom and only 0.8s ahead of Gary Paffett at the flag. Big drive from Paffett.

Martin Tomczyk, Marco Wittmann and Mike Rockenfeller complete the top six.

We'll have the full report online shortly.

Sun 12:51 MotoGP - Jerez: Endearingly bonkers celebrations from Lorenzo. It's a bit of a 'best of' as he tries to plant his 'Lorenzo's Land' flag in a gravel trap but snaps the pole, and then parks his bike and runs towards the circuit's infield lake as if to reprise his victory swim from a few years ago... before peeling round in a circle on the edge and running back to the track again.

Now he's stood atop his Yamaha in pard ferme and going pretty crazy.

Lorenzo is happy again.

Sun 12:52 WTCC - Hungaroring: As the field settles down after that opening-lap fracas it's Michelisz up front with a lead of 3.6s over Coronel at the start of lap 4.

Chilton is on Coronel's bootlid, followed by Monteiro, Loeb, Lopez, Muller, Valente, Ma, Demoustier, Filippi, D'Aste and Kozlovskiy.

Tarquini is the last runner after making a trip to the pitlane. He went on the grass at the start in an effort to go around the outside of Filippi. Bennani and Huff are in the pits.

We continue our efforts to find out who hit Huff, although it may be quicker to identify those who didn't, since everyone seemed determined to biff the yellow Lada...

Sun 12:56 WTCC - Hungaroring: Replays indicate that it was a veritable tag-team assault on Huff as Ma tried to avoid a swerving Loeb, who tapped Lopez, who in turn got a tankslapper as they rounded Turn 1.

Sun 12:58 WTCC - Hungaroring: No further action, say the stewards. They mean, of course, the Turn 1 accident, but the phrase might equally apply to this race.

Sun 13:03 MotoGP - Jerez: Here's how the standings look after that closing-it-up-a-bit result:

1 Rossi 82
2 Dovizioso 67
3 Lorenzo 62
4 Marquez 56
5 Iannone 50
6 Crutchlow 47

(25 points for a win)

Sun 13:03 WTCC - Hungaroring: Kozlovskiy has parked his Vesta again, completing a miserable weekend for Lada.

Michelisz looks to have an unassailable lead, and Coronel is looking comfortable in P2 with a 1.5s margin over Chilton. Perhaps Tom asked too much of his tyres running behind his team-mate in the opening laps. But at least they didn't hit each other this week.

Tarquini may be running dead last but he's just set the fastest lap - 1m50.386s. Michelisz has just done a 1m50.838s and he's not hanging around.

Sun 13:04 WTCC - Hungaroring: Three laps to go and Michelisz still leads from Coronel, Chilton, Monteiro, Loeb, Lopez, Muller, Valente, Ma and Demoustier.

The air horns, naturally, continue to blare.

Sun 13:11 WTCC - Hungaroring: Norbert Michelisz sends the home crowd into rapture as he takes the chequered flag by 7.103s from Tom Coronel. And what a commanding performance it's been by the Zengo Honda driver.

Tom Chilton follows in third place, 2.21s behind Coronel. No Citroen presence on the podium for what seems like an age.

The conga line follows: Monteiro, Loeb, Lopez, Muller, Valente, Ma, Demoustier, Filippi, D'Aste, Tarquini.

Sun 13:17 Here's the full race report from the MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix

Sun 13:18 That's it for AUTOSPORT's live coverage today. But check back on www.autosport.com later today for reports from the final European F3 race at Hockenheim, the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Talladega and the United Sports Car Championship from Laguna Seca.

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