Townsend Bell previews a lap of Le Mans on simulator (VIDEO)

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NBCSN Verizon IndyCar Series analyst Townsend Bell is going for an encore win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Scuderia Corsa, co-driving the No. 62 WeatherTech-sponsored Ferrari 488 GTE with Bill Sweedler and Cooper MacNeil.

After returning from the Le Mans Test Day on June 4, Bell stopped by CXC Simulations to complete a simulator lap of the 8.4-mile Circuit de la Sarthe in the Motion Pro II simulator and the iRacing.com lap of the track. The video is above.

“There is no other track like Le Mans,” Bell said in a release. “It is an incredibly demanding, long and fast circuit. And because it is essentially a temporary circuit, made up of a combination of permanent circuit and country roads, it really puts testing and practice time at a premium.

“Last week, I joined my teammates in the Scuderia Corsa Ferrari for the one-day Le Mans test day. Even though the test went well I’m always searching for ways to be better prepared so I took advantage of iRacing’s release of the Ferrari 488 GTE and the CXC Simulations Motion Pro II to get some more seat time before I head back to the race this weekend. This is as close to testing at Le Mans as you can get.”

Video highlights from Sunday’s Dakar Rally Stage 8: Bikes, Cars, Quads, Trucks

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Sunday’s Stage 8 of the Dakar Rally brought the race into the final country it will compete in, Argentina.

Monday’s Stage 9 was cancelled after bad weather made course conditions impassible for racing. Stage 10 picks up Tuesday morning. The overall Rally ends Saturday.

Here’s some of Sunday’s key video highlights:

BIKES

Antoine Meo wins Stage 8.

QUADS 

Simon Vitse wins Stage 8.

CARS

Stephane Peterhansel wins Stage 8.

TRUCKS

Dmitry Sotnikov wins Stage 8.