WATCH LIVE: Bahrain GP on NBCSN, Live Extra from 10:30am ET

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Following an exciting season-opener in Australia two weeks ago, the 2016 Formula 1 season continues on Sunday with the Bahrain Grand Prix, live on NBCSN and Live Extra from 10:30am ET on Sunday.

Lewis Hamilton will start from pole position at the Bahrain International Circuit after edging out Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in the final stage of qualifying on Saturday, heading up another front-row lock-out for the German manufacturer.

However, with the Ferrari duo of Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen lurking just behind, the stage is set for a thrilling battle under the lights in Bahrain.

You can watch the Bahrain Grand Prix live on NBCSN and Live Extra from 10:30am ET on Sunday. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.

Leigh Diffey, David Hobbs and Steve Matchett will be in the booth to give the call for Sunday’s race, while pit reporter Will Buxton is on-site in Bahrain to offer the latest insight and analysis.

Conditions are expected to grow cooler as night falls in Bahrain, giving teams another challenge to face when it comes to tire choice and management.

Read our ‘What to watch for’ piece for our full pre-race preview and the starting grid for the Bahrain Grand prix.

You can watch the Bahrain Grand Prix live on NBCSN and Live Extra from 10:30am ET on Sunday. CLICK HERE to watch via live stream.

Sports imitates art with Tyler Bereman’s Red Bull Imagination course

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This past weekend riders took on the Red Bull Imagination, a one-of-a-kind event conceived by Tyler Bereman – an event that blended art, imagination, and sports.

In its third year, Red Bull Imagination opened to the public for the first-time, inviting fans to experience a more personal and creative side of the riders up close and personal.

As the event elevates its stature, the course gets tougher. The jumps get higher and the competition stouter. This year’s course took inspiration from a skatepark, honoring other adrenaline-laced pastimes and competitions.

“There’s a ton of inspiration from other action sports,” Bereman told Red Bull writer Eric Shirk as he geared up for the event.

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Bereman was the leading force in the creation of this event and the winner of its inaugural running. In 2022, Bereman had to settle for second with Axell Hodges claiming victory on the largest freeride course created uniquely for the Red Bull Imagination.

Unlike other courses, Bereman gave designer Jason Baker the liberty to create obstacles and jumps as he went. And this was one of the components that helped the course imitate art.

Baker’s background in track design comes from Supercross. In that sport, he had to follow strict guidelines and build the course to a specific length and distance. From the building of the course through the final event, Bereman’s philosophy was to give every person involved, from creators to riders, fans and beyond, the chance to express themselves.

He wanted the sport to bridge the valley between racing and art.

Tyler Bereman uses one of Red Bull Imagination’s unique jumps. Garth Milan / Red Bull Content Pool

Hodges scored a 98 on the course and edged Bereman by two points. Both riders used the vast variety of jumps to spend a maximum amount of time airborne. Hodges’s first run included nearly every available obstacle including a 180-foot jump before backflipping over the main road.

The riders were able to secure high point totals on their first runs. Then, the wind picked up ahead of Round 2. Christian Dresser and Guillem Navas were able to improve their scores on the second run by creating new lines on the course and displaying tricks that did not need the amount of hangtime as earlier runs. They were the only riders to improve from run one to run two.

With first and second secured with their early runs, Hodge and Bereman teamed up to use their time jointly to race parallel lines and create tandem hits. The two competitors met at the center of the course atop the Fasthouse feature and revved their engines in an embrace.

Julien Vanstippen rounded out the podium with a final score of 92; his run included a landing of a 130-foot super flip.