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Motor racing-F1 opener puts overtaking in the spotlight

LONDON, March 27 Formula One entered a bold new era in Sunday's Australian season-opener with bigger tyres, faster cars and a winning Ferrari but the lack of overtaking is causing concern.

Motor racing-Lauda puts Bottas on a level with Rosberg

LONDON, March 27 Niki Lauda has hailed Valtteri Bottas's debut for Formula One world champions Mercedes as "incredible" and suggested the Finn's retired predecessor Nico Rosberg would have done no better.

Motor racing-Hamilton hopes for 'best v best' duel with Vettel

LONDON, March 27 Lewis Hamilton lost a battle but regained a rival after Sebastian Vettel won Sunday's Australian season-opener for Ferrari.

UPDATE 1-Motorcycling-Vinales wins delayed and shortened MotoGP opener

* World champion Marquez finishes fourth (Adds detail and quotes)

Motorcycling-Vinales wins delayed and shortened MotoGP opener

March 26 Maverick Vinales won a rain-delayed and shortened Qatar MotoGP season-opener on Sunday in a triumphant Yamaha debut for the young Spaniard.

Motorcycling-Motorcycling Grand Prix standings

March 26 (Gracenote) - Standings from the Motorcycling Grand Prix on Sunday 1. Maverick Vinales (Spain) Yamaha 25 2. Andrea Dovizioso (Italy) Ducati 20 3. Valentino Rossi (Italy) Yamaha 16 4. Marc Marquez (Spain) Honda 13 5. Dani Pedrosa (Spain) Honda 11 6. Aleix Espargaro (Spain) Aprilia 10 7. Scott Redding (Britain) Ducati 9 8. Jack Miller (Australia) Honda 8 9. Alex Rins (Spain) Suzuki

UPDATE 1-Motorcycling-Motorcycling Grand Prix Qatar motogp results

March 26 (Gracenote) - Results from the Motorcycling Grand Prix Qatar MotoGP on Sunday 1. Maverick Vinales (Spain) Yamaha 38:59.999 2. Andrea Dovizioso (Italy) Ducati 39:00.460 3. Valentino Rossi (Italy) Yamaha 39:01.927 4. Marc Marquez (Spain) Honda 39:06.744 5. Dani Pedrosa (Spain) Honda 39:07.127 6. Aleix Espargaro (Spain) Aprilia 39:07.660 7. Scott Redding (Britain) Ducati 39:09.781 8. Jack Miller (Australia) Honda

Motorcycling-Motorcycling Grand Prix moto2 standings

March 26 (Gracenote) - Standings from the Motorcycling Grand Prix Moto2 on Sunday 1. Franco Morbidelli (Italy) Kalex 25 2. Thomas Luethi (Switzerland) Kalex 20 3. Takaaki Nakagami (Japan) Kalex 16 4. Miguel Oliveira (Portugal) KTM 13 5. Alex Marquez (Spain) Kalex 11 6. Luca Marini (Italy) Kalex 10 7. Fabio Quartararo (France) Kalex 9 8. Lorenzo Baldassarri (Italy) Kalex 8 9. Xavi Vierge (Spain) Tech

Motorcycling-Motorcycling Grand Prix Qatar moto2 results

March 26 (Gracenote) - Results from the Motorcycling Grand Prix Qatar Moto2 on Sunday 1. Franco Morbidelli (Italy) Kalex 40:18.480 2. Thomas Luethi (Switzerland) Kalex 40:21.161 3. Takaaki Nakagami (Japan) Kalex 40:21.784 4. Miguel Oliveira (Portugal) KTM 40:22.064 5. Alex Marquez (Spain) Kalex 40:29.706 6. Luca Marini (Italy) Kalex 40:32.227 7. Fabio Quartararo (France) Kalex 40:32.468 8. Lorenzo Baldassarri (Italy)

Motorcycling-Motorcycling Grand Prix moto3 standings

March 26 (Gracenote) - Standings from the Motorcycling Grand Prix Moto3 on Sunday 1. Joan Mir (Spain) Honda 25 2. John McPhee (Britain) Honda 20 3. Jorge Martin (Spain) Honda 16 4. Aron Canet (Spain) Honda 13 5. Romano Fenati (Italy) Honda 11 6. Andrea Migno (Italy) KTM 10 7. Niccolo Antonelli (Italy) KTM 9 8. Fabio Di Giannantonio (Italy) Honda 8 9. Marcos Ramirez (Spain) KTM 7 10. Adam

Dhoni: the legacy of a cricket champion

When Dhoni finally hangs up his boots for good in all forms of cricket, he'll be best remembered as a handsome and charismatic leader who inspired India to scale cricket's greatest heights.