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MotoGP: Marc Marquez second surgery for titanium plate, news, Czech Grand Prix in Brno

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MotoGP race winner Chris Vermeulen has urged defending World Champion Marc Marquez to sit out this weekend’s third round of the MotoGP season, the Czech Grand Prix in Brno.

The Honda star has undergone a second operation on his broken right arm after the titanium plate initially used to brace his humerus was found to be damaged from ‘stress accumulation’.

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“Maybe he should just wipe this weekend and see how he goes turning up to Austria next weekend but it’s Marc Marquez, he’s a multiple world champion … if they declare him fit and he wants to have a go, who’s going to stop him?” Vermeulen said.



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F1 2020: Russian Grand Prix, news, qualifying, Daniel Ricciardo, results, live, blog, standings, Mercedes,

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Formula 1, Russian Grand Prix, Qualifying LIVE: Saturday 10pm AEST —

The Mercedes duo of Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton topped their rivals by over a second on Friday practice, but promised even more improvements heading into Saturday’s qualifying on a track the team has never lost a race.

But a brilliant Friday for Daniel Ricciardo saw him finish second behind Bottas in FP1 before claiming third behind the Mercedes pair in FP2.

The Australian has never qualified higher than fifth at the track, while his best race finish in Sochi is seventh.

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Supercars 2020: Scott McLaughlin wins at The Bend, news, result, video

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Scott McLaughlin took another big step towards a third straight Supercars title with victory in a tense opening race at the OTR SuperSprint at The Bend.

The Shell Ford driver fended off Shane van Gisbergen in the closing stages of the 31-lap sprint, taking the flag 0.6 seconds clear.

With Jamie Whincup managing just 10th from his lowly 14th-place grid slot, McLaughlin now leads the standings by 263 points.

McLaughlin can secure the title tomorrow and avoid a final round showdown at Bathurst if he ends the day 300 points clear of Whincup.

Cameron Waters completed the podium in third, having got the better of teammate Jack Le Brocq.

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F1 Russian Grand Prix: Max Verstappen erupts, Daniel Ricciardo, practice times, video

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Red Bull’s Max Verstappen wasn’t a happy driver during the opening practice session at the Russian Grand Prix.

Verstappen endured a tougher than expected run throughout the two sessions as the Red Bull fell behind several middle of the pack cars.

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But it was during the first practice session when Verstappen was left seeing red as he sat stuck behind the Williams of George Russell.

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