WATCH LIVE: FP3 for the Canadian Grand Prix on Live Extra from 10am ET

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Following a rain-affected second practice session on Friday, the drivers and teams will be keen to get out on track nice and early in FP3 ahead of qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix later today.

Heavy showers meant that the teams were unable to complete any representative running during the second half of FP2 on Friday, but conditions are far brighter for the final practice session on Saturday morning.

The action kicks off at 10am ET, with the final one-hour practice session giving the teams a last chance to perform system checks and setup changes ahead of qualifying this afternoon.

You can watch FP3 for the Canadian Grand Prix live on Live Extra from 10am ET on Saturday. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.

In spite of the rain, Mercedes opted to brave the conditions and send both of its drivers out on track in a bid to learn something in case of a wet race on Sunday.

However, the decision backfired as Lewis Hamilton aquaplaned off the circuit and into the wall at the hairpin, leaving Mercedes with some repair work to do overnight.

Hamilton still managed to finish the day as the fastest driver in both sessions, underlining his love for the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve where he has won three times before.

With teammate Nico Rosberg hot on his heels at the top of the drivers’ standings and Ferrari also looming large this weekend, the Briton is unlikely to have it all his own way in Canada.

You can watch FP3 for the Canadian Grand Prix live on Live Extra from 10am ET on Saturday. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.

Ken Roczen signs with HEP Progressive Ecstar Suzuki for 2023

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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.