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Red Bull KTM livery unveiled.
The 2017 KTM RC16 has been revealed on Monday in Austria as Red Bull KTM Factory racing unveiled their MotoGP World Championship projects for the coming season.

After debuting in the 2016 Valencian GP with Mika Kallio as a wildcard, the team prepares to line up full time on the MotoGP grid and just came back from the first tests of 2017 at Sepang and Phillip Island.

Spaniard Pol Espargaro and Bradley Smith from the UK were on hand to present their machines, with the new Moto2 and Moto3 projects also revealed during the launch.

"KTM is really new to MotoGP compared to other brands and we’re making huge steps," said Espargaro, who made his MotoGP debut in 2014.

In Moto2, Red Bull KTM Ajo are headed by reigning Moto3 World Champion Brad Binder and 2015 Moto3 runner up Miguel Oliveira, with a new KTM chassis in the class proving a new challenge for the riders and for Team Manager Aki Ajo.

Moto3 has a line up change for Red Bull KTM Ajo, as Brad Binder graduates to Moto2. Bo Bendsneyder remains with the squad after his first podium finish as a rookie, but lightweight class race winner Niccolo Antonelli joins the squad on the other side of the garage.

All quotes:

Pol Espargaro: “Right now the bull is a little bit wild, but it feels really good. KTM is really new to MotoGP compared to other brands and we’re making huge steps. Every time we jump on the bike we get closer and it’s beautiful to see the evolution. I want to thank KTM for trusting me, and for this project.”

Bradley Smith: “There’s a lot of pressure. It’s something that you’ve always wished for and worked for throughout your career but when you finally get that opportunity there’s the pressure that comes with it. But I embrace the opportunity that I have and both me and Pol – and the team – will be working extremely hard. We’ve been busy so far already in the winter tests and the work won’t stop. It’s just the beginning and I’m excited to see what 2017 brings.”

Mike Leitner, MotoGP Team Manager: “First of all I want to see I’m super happy. The whole company has been working like crazy in the past year to get to this moment with the project. After the Valencia race we had some issues and the designers have all worked very hard. I think we went in the right direction. The most important thing is that we keep these guys motivated and can deliver what they feel in the laptime and what they need on track. That’s what everyone here is working for.”

Miguel Oliveira: “I’m very happy to be part of the project and after working with KTM in 2015 it’s nice to come back and embrace a new challenge. I’m looking forward to it. It’s been really positive and so far so good. We still have a lot of things to improve but for sure we will.”

Brad Binder: “Stepping up from Moto3 to Moto2 will always be tough but I haven’t set a goal to be honest, I just want to get on the bike and improve every time I do. Just keep working as hard as possible and see where we end up.”

Aki Ajo: “First of all we are all so proud to be part of this project. It’s difficult after good seasons because expectation is really high but we need to keep our feet on the ground. Every season is different, especially with this new project in Moto2 - it’s like starting from zero and we can’t expect to win straight away but that’s our aim. And in Moto3 we’ve fought for the title and this year we’ll try and do the same. Our targets are high.”
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Horner high on 2017 tilt.
Christian Horner and the brains behind the Red Bull Racing F1 team have given an insight into their hopes for the upcoming 2017 season following a strong finish to 2016.

Team Principal Horner said: “We are like a swan on the surface and paddling furiously underneath but that is the same as every preseason so generally we are on target."

In terms of dynamic driver duo Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen, he added: “They are both ferocious racers. I don’t think there are drivers out there who are better overtakers than our guys. They revel in being Grand Prix drivers and having fun along the way. There is a big brother little brother mentality going on.”

As for the future of the sport in the wake of the recent takeover by Liberty Media, he said: “Perhaps we need to think a little less about technology and a little bit more about ultimate chariot racing that Formula 1 should be.”

Looking at the new 2017 technical regulations, Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey claimed: “The biggest set of regulation changes since 2009. The flow structures are similar, but very different in the detail.”

Head of Aerodynamics Dan Fallows said: “We get more freedom in terms of areas of the car that can deliver quite a bit of performance.”

Chief Engineering Officer Rob Marshall said: “The car is expected to be between three and five seconds a lap faster and most of that gain will come through cornering speeds where the increased downforce on the car will mean the car will go around the corners quicker.”

Chief Engineer Pierre Wache said: “As an engineer, the 2017 regulation changes are more exciting. You have to try and optimise the performance of the car with something you don’t know.”
+Red Bull +Red Bull Holden Racing Team +MaxVerstappenNL +DanielRicciardoF1 +F1 Racing +F1 Racing 
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Davis sets All-Star record.
Anthony Davis wins prestigious MVP award after netting a record 52 points.

The New Orleans Pelicans forward thrilled the crowd on his home court in Louisiana to help the Western Conference beat the Eastern Conference 192-182.

Davis made 26 of 39 shots and scored 20 points in an entertaining final quarter to overtake Wilt Chamberlain’s record of 42 points set in 1962.

In doing so, the 23-year-old landed his first MVP trophy and became the first player to lift the award on his home floor since Kobe Bryant in 2011.

Davis said: “It was amazing. That’s what I wanted to do, get the MVP for this crowd, for this city. This one definitely means a lot to me.

“The next one I’m going to try to do is 100 points."
+NBA +NBA-JAM +NBA Basketball +Red Bull +Along Basketball +MVP Sports +New Orleans Pelicans +USA TODAY +Kobee Bryant 
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Peugeot primed for action.
Team Peugeot Hansen are looking to go one better in the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship with Sébastien Loeb, Timmy Hansen and Kevin Hansen raring to go.

Nine-time FIA World Rally Championship king Loeb and five-time World Rallycross race winner Timmy will drive 2017-specification PEUGEOT 208 WRXs, while the FIA’s ‘Rookie of the Year 2016’ Kevin will drive the 2016-specification PEUGEOT 208 WRX.

The season launches in Barcelona on April 1-2 with Sébastien and Timmy aiming to win both the Driver and Team titles by the end of the team’s fourth World Rallycross campaign.

Eighteen-year-old Kevin will look to gain valuable experience in the 2016 car after storming to victory in last year’s European Rallycross season.

Loeb revealed, “I believe I learnt a great deal in the course of my first full season in 2016. I’ve obviously set my sights higher this time round and I hope the 2017 version of the PEUGEOT 208 WRX will enable us to challenge for victory. Given the stiffer competition we face, it won’t be easy but I am determined to add to my record in this discipline.”

Timmy said, “I can’t wait for the season to start! The engineers did a great job over the winter and the PEUGEOT 208 WRX has taken a big step forward.”

Kevin added, “I’m very happy to be a fully-fledged World Rallycross driver at last! I will do my very best and try to eke out a place amongst the sport’s elite.”

Team Principal and the Hansen brothers' father Kenneth declared, “The 2017 World Rallycross Championship is shaping up to be a big challenge, with four manufacturers involved this time round. The level is clearly going to be higher than ever, so we won’t be able to afford to relax an instant if we want to come first.”

Finally Peugeot Sport Director Bruno Famin enthused, “We won the Teams’ title in 2015 and were runners-up in 2016, so the aim is to take things a step further this time by targeting both the Teams’ and Drivers’ crowns.”
+Peugeot +Sébastien Loeb Rally EVO +FIA WTCC +WTCC Premium TV +Red Bull 
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Hirscher banks slalom win.
Austrian brings curtain down on World Championships with historic sixth gold.

Marcel Hirscher brought two weeks of breathtaking skiing to an end at St. Moritz with a virtuoso display to win slalom gold at the 2017 FIS World Championships.

The Austrian led after the first run, then saw his rivals fail to rise to the challenge to take his 2017 haul to two golds and one silver with six world golds in his career.

It leaves him alongside Jean-Claude Killy in the history books and just one behind compatriot Toni Sailer, who won seven golds during the 1950s.

Norwegian Henrik Kristoffersen set a decent early time of 47.08 for the field to better in the first run.

New British star Dave Ryding soon eclipsed that by 0.12s to put pressure on the main favourites.

Giant slalom gold medallist Hirscher immediately seized the initiative with a superlative run of 46.43 to put down his marker for the competition.

He watched on as fellow Austrians Marco Schwarz and Michael Matt both squeezed inside Ryding’s time to set up a second run topped by an Austrian 1-2-3.

Sweden’s Mattias Hargin, Austrian Manuel Feller, Russian Alexander Khoroshilov, Swiss Ramon Zenhaeusern and Germany’s Felix Neureuther rounded out the top 10.

Sadly for France Alexis Pinturault slid out while Italian Manfred Moelgg was way off the pace along with home Swiss hope Daniel Yule.

Combined gold medallist Luca Aerni showed the course was quick in the sun early on in the second run to lift the mood of the largely host crowd.

Neureuther, nursing a bad back, soon jumped to the head of the queue by 0.17s - Feller usurping him by 0.25s with six skiers left to fight it out for their medals.

Hargin slid out and Ryding found the going too tough, leaving three Austrians to target another Austrian for the last medals dished out this championships.

Matt and Schwarz both failed to master the difficult later conditions, leaving Hirscher to cruise down to win by 0.68s from Feller and Neureuther - Germany’s only medal of 2017.

Hirscher said, “It is perfect. The sun is shining and great conditions today. Skiing was pretty good. Austria is stoked with 1-2 on the podium. Thank you to the amazing crowd.

“The young guns (fellow Austrians) are kicking my ass during every training run so I am very thankful for this. It is helping me to improve myself.”
+Red Bull +Skiing Magazine +MySwitzerland +Welt des Wintersports +MarcelHirscherFans 
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Mikaela Shiffrin was the first woman down the mountain in St. Moritz on Saturday and she dominated from the start to win her third FIS Alpine World Ski Championships slalom gold in a row.

The American sensation was handed bib No.1 for the first run and she charged down the course to set an imposing time of 47.80s.

Thankfully for the home crowd, Switzerland’s Wendy Holdener managed to post an excellent 48.18s to give Shiffrin food for thought ahead of the second run.

Slovakian pair Veronica Velez Zuzulova and Petra Vlhova also got within one second of the American while Frida Hansdotter, Michelle Gisin and Michaela Kirchgasser gave themselves a chance of a medal.

Shiffrin, who had already secured a giant slalom silver medal earlier in the week, is still only 21 years of age and also has a Sochi Games gold from 2014 and three World Cup slalom titles to her name.

The Colorado native had to watch on from the top of the course as Vlhova and Hansdotter produced impressive second runs, only for Zuzulova to ski out early in her second run after she went the wrong side of a gate.

It was left to home darling Holdener to try and post a quick time to make Schiffrin nervous, her assured run putting her just in the lead from Hansdotter.

The American, though, is currently skiing on a level all her own and she gracefully carved her way down to an emphatic victory by 1.64s.

Shiffrin said, “Today was a really good day and I am really happy. I’m not going home quite yet, but I am happy to walk away from here with two medals.

“It (first run) felt solid. There wasn’t anything crazy going on. It was nice to get that under my belt.

“To be honest, sometimes I don’t control the pressure that well. Sometimes I wake up feeling great and ready to go, and sometimes I feel nervous. Today was somewhere in between.”
+FIS - International Ski Federation +Swisscom +Mikaela Shiffrin Fanclub +Skiing Magazine +Google

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World first in-game POV
Ice hockey is one of the fastest and toughest global sports with players reaching speeds of over 45kph in their pursuit of the elusive puck.

Not only that, they have to endure hard body hits which can often measure over 1,000 pounds of force.

In a world first Austrian defender Alexander Pallestrang, who is the last line of defence before the goalkeeper, has worn an On-Body Cam (aka Jersey Cam) to highlight the exciting, frenetic nature of this daredevil sport.

POV cameras have been used in America’s NHL on referees in games and players in practice, however never on a player in a competitive game.

Follow the #6 around the rink as he helps set up a goal, the first one ever made in a competitive game by a player wearing the On-Body POV Cam.
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Hirscher denied in thriller
Austrian edged out by 0.01s as Swiss youngster Aerni wins world combined.

Marcel Hirscher produced another extraordinary 2017 slalom run in St. Moritz, however fell just short in the world championship combined event.

The reigning combined champion from Beaver Creek in 2015 will have been disappointed after his downhill run left him back in 24th place.

Hirscher found the going tough in glorious sunny conditions to sit 2.30 seconds behind the leader Romed Baumann of Austria leaving Frenchman Adrien Theaux second and Slovenia’s Martin Cater third alongside German Thomas Dressen.

Slalom experts Justin Murisier of Switzerland and France’s Alexis Pinturault were better placed than Hirscher to make a charge for gold after they finished the downhill in 13th and 16th places respectively.

When it came down to the pressure cooker atmosphere of the second slalom run, though, they were powerless to stop five-time World Cup overall champion Hirscher storming past them.

The 27-year-old zigzagged his way gracefully down the mountain to post an amazing time of 44.79, which left him 2:26.34 over the two disciplines.

Nevertheless little known Aerni, who was 2.61s down after the downhill, picked up speed superbly on the bottom half of the course to nick the gold medal from Hirscher and leave his adoring home fans on their feet.

The Swiss crowd were also cheered by a fast slalom run from Mauro Caviezel that earned a bronze ahead of Aleksander Aamodt Kilde and Dominik Paris.

Afterwards Hirscher admitted that he has been ill and will make a decision soon on the other events.
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Phil Robertson to skipper Oman Air in 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™. Oman Air's bid to claim the Extreme Sailing Series™ crown will be led by World Match Racing Champion Phil Robertson, who has been appointed skipper for the 2017 campaign, which starts in Muscat, Oman, on 8 March.

In the 2016 season, having sat at the top of the leaderboard since the first Act, the Omani team's shot at the title was scuppered in the final Act by its main adversary, Alinghi. This season the team will look to retain that top spot to the very end, with Robertson at the helm.

"I am very excited about the new role ahead," said Robertson, who is no stranger to the Extreme Sailing Series circuit, having skippered Gazprom Team Russia in 2014 and 2015 and as a wildcard in 2016.

"I know these guys are extremely competitive so we will be pushing for podiums and if we can put ourselves in a position to have a shot at the title, then we'll be working around the clock to make it happen," he added.

Robertson admits his appointment to the role of skipper of Oman Air, one of the most experienced teams in the Extreme Sailing Series, will require a lot of hard work and commitment.

"Oman Air is a very experienced and talented team with a successful history, so to be able to lead such a great crew is an amazing opportunity. The team finished second last year so the fire in their belly is burning," he said.

"The expectations have to be realistic. Firstly, I have to push really hard to catch up to the rest of the team. They are brilliant and successful sailors and it will be an honour to lead them and learn from their experience and knowledge."

Asked what he will bring to the Oman Air crew he joked: "The first thing I'll bring is a lower average age with some spark and enthusiasm."

Robertson will be teaming up once again with James Wierzbowski, who was a member of his $1Million World Match Racing Tour winning crew last year.

The Aussie bowman returns to Oman Air for 2017 along with core crew members Pete Greenhalgh, Nasser Al Mashari and Ed Smyth.

With the eleventh edition of the Extreme Sailing Series kicking off in Muscat, Oman, Robertson will start on the front foot, given that Omani-flagged teams have a track record of success on their home territory, backed by huge local support.

"We are so happy to have Phil on board for 2017 and look forward to working hard and hopefully winning the title," said Omani sailor Al Mashari, who will be starting his ninth season in the Extreme Sailing Series.

"He is one of the most experienced match racing helmsmen in the world so we will learn a lot from him," Al Mashari added.

Oman Air will race alongside Alinghi and SAP Extreme Sailing Team in the 2017 season, with further team announcements to come ahead of the opening Extreme Sailing Series Act. Ahead of Act 1, the teams will compete in the inaugural GC32 Championship, taking place in Muscat from 27 February - 5 March 2017.
+Sailing World +GC32 Racing +Red Bull +ExtremeSailingSeries +SAP 
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Emotional win for Latvala.
Jari-Matti Latvala wins fourth Rally Sweden to hand Toyota victory.
It was the Finn’s 17th career victory, but one of his most emotional. He faced a season on the sidelines after his Volkswagen team withdrew from the sport at the end of last season, before finally joining the Japanese manufacturer in a late deal.

After a 17-year absence from the FIA World Rally Championship, Toyota are back on the top step just two rallies into their comeback.

Latvala began the final leg with a slender 3.8sec lead over Ott Tänak after long-time leader Thierry Neuville crashed last night. He won all three snow and ice-covered speed tests in his Yaris World Rally Car to extend the margin to 29.2sec.

He claimed maximum bonus points from the Power Stage and, after finishing second in the season-opening Rallye Monte-Carlo, holds a four-point lead in the drivers’ standings.

It is the first time any driver other than four-time champion Sébastien Ogier has led the championship since February 2014.

“It’s amazing. A new team, a new car, our second rally and we’re winning. I have no words to describe it, I’m so emotional. We’re at a good level but now we go forward and it gets more difficult. Mexico is next up and I’m really motivated for the championship,” he said.

Tänak, driving a Ford Fiesta, had the upper hand on Latvala yesterday when he closed in. The Estonian was unhappy with his car’s handling today and after conceding seven seconds in the opening special stage, he settled for second, matching his career-best result.

Team-mate Ogier was also in the victory fight but a spin in the first corner of the opening test ended his hopes and he finished 30.3sec behind Tänak.

Dani Sordo was the top Hyundai finisher in fourth following Neuville’s accident. The Spaniard finished 39.7sec ahead of Craig Breen, who struggled to perfect his Citroën C3’s set-up but banked good points from a solid debut in the car.

Elfyn Evans was sixth in another Fiesta, despite losing nearly a minute with an engine misfire in today’s opening stage. The Welshman made repairs and the car was restored to full health for the final two tests.

The new-era World Rally Cars take on the challenge of high temperatures and dirt roads for the first time next month when León hosts round three at Rally Guanajuato Mexico (9 - 12 March).

Final results:
1. J-M Latvala / M Anttila FIN Toyota Yaris 2hr 36min 03.6sec
2. O Tänak / M Jarveoja EST Ford Fiesta + 29.2sec
3. S Ogier / J Ingrassia FRA Ford Fiesta + 59.5sec
4. D Sordo / M Marti ESP Hyundai i20 + 2min 11.5sec
5. C Breen / S Martin IRE Citroën C3 + 2min 51.2sec
6. E Evans / D Barritt GBR Ford Fiesta + 5min 26.6sec

FIA World Rally Championship (round 2 of 13):
1. J-M Latvala 48pts
2. S Ogier 44pts
3. O Tänak 33pts

+FIA WTCC +WRC news +Sébastien Ogier +Sébastien Loeb Rally EVO +Sweden +Red Bull Holden Racing Team +Red Bull 
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