WATCH LIVE: Mercedes chases fifth straight pole in Spanish GP qualifying

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After dominating all three practice sessions so far this weekend, Mercedes is looking to continue this good form during qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix and secure its fifth pole position in a row.

You can watch qualifying live on NBCSN and Live Extra from 8am ET. CLICK HERE to watch via livestream.

Lewis Hamilton is currently the man in form after winning the last three races, but teammate Nico Rosberg still leads the championship by four points. Both have excelled thanks to the brilliant W05 Hybrid car, which is a cut above the rest of the field.

The race in Spain sees a number of teams introduce updates for their cars, and it was thought that this could result in a reshuffling of the pecking order. Red Bull and Ferrari both thought that they could cut the gap to Mercedes at the front, but the opposite has instead proven to be true. The Silver Arrows appear to be further ahead than ever, and anything but a Mercedes win would be a surprise this weekend.

Nevertheless, we are set for another tantalizing battle for pole between Hamilton and Rosberg, so be sure to join us from 8am ET on NBCSN and Live Extra. CLICK HERE to watch via livestream.

Recapping the 2018 Dakar Rally with “best of” video highlights

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EDITOR’S NOTE: NBCSN will air additional Dakar Rally highlights on Monday at 7 p.m. ET.

As it has done so for four decades, the 40th annual Dakar Rally – the most grueling test of man and machine anywhere – produced a number of surprise finishes and also several disappointments for drivers or riders who were expected to do well in the nearly 5,600-mile trek that began in Peru and continued through Bolivia and ending in Argentina.

NBCSN has aired highlights from all 14 stages (actually 13, because one stage was completely rained out) during the Rally’s two-week run, which concluded Saturday.

Here’s some of the “best of” highlights from the overall Rally highlights, followed by a quick guide that gives you wrapups to all 14 stages.

So, without further adieu, here’s NBCSN’s “best of” the 2018 Dakar Rally:

2018 Dakar Rally: Best of cars

2018 Dakar Rally: Best of bikes

2018 Dakar Rally: Best of trucks

2018 Dakar Rally: Best of quads

Lastly, here’s a day-by-day wrapup of how the Rally played out.

MORE: Dakar Rally daily stages schedule, NBCSN broadcast schedule, list of all competitors.

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