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Race Report for Week 36

Race Report for Week 36
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We are getting to witness some quality racing this season and this past week was no exception. And we are bringing you the highlights from all the major racing championships from around the world so buckle up because we have a lot of catching up to do.

Super GT: Autopolis | Lexus Duo Heikki Kovalainen and Yuichi Nakayama takes away the Super GT victory thanks to a timely switch to wet tyres just before the rain started

The weather was mixed at Autopolis this weekend and the cars had to face both dry and wet track conditions making the race a tricky one to win. But the duo got an upper hand after switching from slicks to wet tyres after the second safety car period that gave them an edge when it came to handling in wet conditions.  

Kovalainen and Nakayama celebrated their first victory as a team but they have been consistently performing well individually as well with regular top 5 finishes in previous rounds.

Check out the final results here: https://supergt.net/results

 

Blancpain Sprint: Hungaroring | A dramatic win for Lamborghini duo Caldarelli and Mapelli based on point advantage even though the Mercedes crew dominated the weekend

The Lamborghini Huracan finished one place behind the Mercedes AMG of Engel and Stolz but the Lamborghini drivers Andrea Caldarelli and Marco Mapelli won the title thanks to count back. The Mercedes crew was 2 points behind the Lamborghini crew when heading into the final race.

Both the teams finished this season with 92.5 points causing a tie so the final decision was taken based on the two race wins by team Lamborghini while the team Mercedes had only one.  

Check out the final results here: https://www.blancpain-gt-series.com/resultsfilter_season_id=9&filter_meeting_id=128&filter_race_id=

World Superbike: Algarve | Alvaro Bautista overcame the odds and won the World Superbike race despite recovering from a shoulder injury

Bautista was able to recover from a sloppy launch and fight the shoulder pain caused by his Laguna Seca crash to win the World Superbike Event. Rea was the one with the winning streak in the last two races of the weekend and he was also the favorite for the final race. But Bautista was able to beat Rea by a very close margin of 0.111 seconds.

Check out the final results here: https://resources.worldsbk.com/files/results/2019/POR/SBK/003/CLA/Results.pdf?version=3f254ea62985e67d70d5751fd79112ed

 

NASCAR Cup: Indianapolis | Kevin Harvick won the NASCAR Cup title for the second time

Harvick won the series in 2014 and he did it again last weekend by outmaneuvering the competition and pretty much dominating the whole race in his #4 Ford. The second place was also a Ford driven by Joey Lagano who lagged behind Harvick by a massive 6.118 seconds.

Harvick’s car also passed the post-race inspection fairly easily and it was found to be compliant with the regulations recently put in place for all the cars participating in all three categories of NASCAR series.

Check out the final results here: https://www.nascar.com/results/race_center/2019/monster-energy-nascar-cup-series/big-machine-vodka-400-at-the-brickyard-powered-by-florida-georgia-line/

 

NASCAR Xfinity: Indianapolis | Busch does it again for the 4th time by winning the Xfinity Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

A crash that caused Christopher Bell and Tyler Reddick to abandon the race paved a way for the smooth win of Kyle Busch. Both Bell and Reddick were leading the pack throughout the race but they both wrecked their cars just 7 laps short of the finish. When the race restarted after the crash Busch took the lead as he is known to handle restarts pretty well.

Check out the final results here: https://www.nascar.com/results/race_center/2019/xfinity-series/indiana-250/

F1: Italian Grand Prix | Charles Leclerc made it to the finish first against all odds after teammate Vettel was out of the race early on

Leclerc drove his way to glory and earned Ferrari a very proud win in their home race at Monza. Leclerc cemented his spot in the list of Ferrari’s top drivers after winning Belgian Grand Prix and now Italian Grand Prix. The race was already a tough one with high competition but the odds turned further against Leclerc after his teammate who was in the fourth position spun out and ended up in the 14th position.

But Leclerc had the latest Ferrari engine installed in his car and that turned out to be a lifesaver for him and he was able to block all attacks from the two Mercedes. The celebrations after Leclerc’s win showed how much the fans loved his performance and how important his win actually was.

Check out the final results here: https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2019/races/1013/italy/race-result.html

F2: Monza | Jack Aitken the Renault F1 junior driver took his third win of the season and dedicates it to Anthoine Hubert

The young driver beats King and De Vries to finishes first at Monza. Aitken took the lead early on thanks to a great launch and was able to hold the lead but he was constantly challenged by MP Motorsport’s machine of Jordan King.

Check out the final results here: http://www.fiaformula2.com/Results/?raceid=1004&seasonid=176

F3: Monza | Yuki Tsunoda bagged his first F3 win at Monza despite the mixed weather conditions

The track was wet from the start of the race and Tsunoda was able to climb from sixth to the second position and held the position until he passed the leader Hughes to take a decisive lead. The track had dried up by the mid of the race and that allowed Tsunoda to retain his lead until the finish. 

Check out the final results here: http://www.fiaformula3.com/Results/?raceid=1008&seasonid=176

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