Once the sun has set in Singapore, everything comes alive. Formula 1’s annual night race spectacular really gets going during the second free practice session, which will be the first to be run after nightfall at Marina Bay.
After finishing fastest in FP1, Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso will be hoping to double up in the second session, but he will do well to beat the Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg as the times get quicker and more representative in FP2.
You can watch FP2 live on NBCSN and Live Extra from 9.30am ET. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.
F1 comes to Singapore at a pivotal point in the battle for the 2014 world championship. Both Hamilton and Rosberg have tasted victory and defeat in the past few weeks, and although the facade of smiles and grins remains, they are embroiled in a bitter fight at the top. Both have good track records at Marina Bay, so the stage is set for a thrilling fight at the front.
However, the likes of Red Bull and Ferrari could yet get themselves in the mix. The circuit’s tight and twisty nature should suit both teams, and Sebastian Vettel will hold faint hopes of a fourth successive victory in Singapore. They will have grown slightly fainter after FP1 though, where his session was ended early by an engine problem.
FP2 will give the drivers a chance to work on their long run pace ahead of the race on Sunday, as well as the new radio restrictions that have come into force for this weekend’s race.
Be sure to join us at 9.30am ET on NBCSN and Live Extra from FP2 live from Singapore. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.
ANAHEIM, California – Ken Roczen will make the move from HRC Honda to H.E.P. Motorsports with the Progressive Ecstar Suzuki team, ending a long and eventful offseason that saw his split from his longstanding team after he committed to running World Supercross (WSX).
“H.E.P. Motorsports is thrilled to announce that the team has signed Ken Roczen as its premier rider for the 2023 season,” the team announced on Instagram. “Former AMA Motocross champion Roczen will be aboard a Suzuki RM-Z450. Roczen, who won his most recent championship on a Suzuki, will be reunited with the brand and bring his exciting style, determination, and grit back to the RM Army.
“Ken Roczen will compete in the upcoming 2023 Supercross and Motocross Championship series which is set to start on January 7 at Anaheim Stadium in Southern California.”
For Roczen, it is a return to the bike of his youth and on which he had some of his greatest professional success.
“This thing has been going on for weeks and weeks and weeks in the making, but there was so much uncertainty,” Roczen told NBC Sports during Monster Energy Supercross Media Sessions. “It was a very unique situation. I just finally signed two nights ago, so it’s really only legit once the ink hits the paper. It’s been in the works for a long time, but there were just a lot of questions and a lot of input from a lot of other teams too.
“Good things take time, and I’m okay with that. I grew up riding Suzuki. Ot’s like a homecoming. It’s a special feeling”
Roczen won the 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship on a Suzuki before making the move to Honda. That year he won nine of 12 Nationals and finished no worse than second as he easily outpaced Eli Tomac by 86 points. He finished third in his next Pro Motocross outing in 2018 after sitting out the outdoor season in 2017.
“I am beyond excited to reconnect with Suzuki for the 3rd time in my career. We’ve had a lot of success in the past and I’m looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish together in our future.” Roczen said in the Instagram post.