MotoGP Kawasaki has reversed its decision to leave the series, announcing that it will run a single bike for ex-Ducati rider Marco Melandri. n British Eurosport has signed a deal with Dorna to continue screening Friday and Saturday practice, plus the 125cc and 250cc races. The BBC will continue to air races live.
Casey Stoner led the Qatar test with a time of 1min 55.744sec. Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi were second and third fastest.
WRC Sébastien Loeb took his 50th WRC victory in Cyprus, finishing over 20 seconds ahead of Mikko Hirvonen.
Marcus Grönholm was due to return to the WRC in a one-off drive for Subaru in Rally Portugal as Motor Sport went to press.
IRL Ex-F1 tester Mike Conway was fastest rookie in the first series test at Homestead. Scott Dixon was quickest overall ahead of Ryan Briscoe and Dario Franchitti.
A1GP Netherlands driver Jeroen Bleekemolen won the Sprint race at Kyalami, South Africa, while Switzerland’s Neel Jani took victory in the Feature race.
GP2 The Campos team has been renamed Barwa Addax and will run Romain Grosjean and Vitaly Petrov this year. n Former Durango driver Alberto Valerio has joined the Piquet team. n Lucas di Grassi led the Paul Ricard test for the Racing Engineering team.
SpeedcarJean Alesi won both races at the Dubai Autodrome, even after starting seventh on the reversed grid in race two.
BTCC Rob Collard, 40, has signed a deal to stay in the series with Motorbase Performance this year.
LMS After struggling to find funds, Didier Theys has announced his retirement from racing.
WTCC SEAT got the perfect start to its title defence at Curitiba, Brazil after finishing 1-2-3-4 in both races. Yvan Muller won race one and Gabriele Tarquini race two.
FIA GT Matech Concepts has announced that its Ford GT1 project will be ready to race in round one at Silverstone in May. Marc VDS Racing has expressed interest in running a second GT1.