This week has been an exciting one for motorsport fans with plenty of racing action going on in different events around the globe. With 11 racing events including MotoGP, NASCAR TRUCK, and INDYCAR taking place during the 34th racing week of 2019 it can be difficult to follow all the high-speed action. So to get you up to speed here are some of the major highlights from the 34th motorsports racing week.
DTM 2019 | Rene Rast recovered from the opening race by winning the finale and Audi is on their way to winning the manufacturers title for 2019
Rene showed remarkable skill and made the final race look easy by dominating his teammate Muller and front position starter Jonathan Aberdein.
With top 9 finishers from the Audi team in the finale, it is safe to say that Audi is on their way to claiming the manufacturer’s title for 2019. Team Audi has scored 710 points in the twelve races so far with their Rival BMW only securing 426 points.
Rene also dominated the qualifying round for the 1st race by setting the record for fastest ever lap time by a DTM car at the Lausitzring. Even being a pole sitter didn’t help Rast in the first race because his RS5 faced issues and he was forced to stop the race but his recovery in the final race was remarkable.
Check out the results of the first race here: https://www.motorsport.com/dtm/results/
IMSA: WeatherTech SportsCar Championship | Virginia International Raceway saw history being made as teammates finished together from top to bottom positions.
Ever since IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship event was started we never saw cars from same teams in first 8 finishing positions together with Pilet and Tandy duo coming out on top of the bunch.
Porsche GT Team has won the event for the sixth time this year and it seems like there is no stopping them either.
We saw the yellow flag being waved at the final race because Legge was involved in a major crash caused by tire failure. But the race was restarted after the track was cleared.
Check out the results here: https://sportscarchampionship.imsa.com/schedule-results/current-results
IndyCar: Gateway | Sato raced like he sought redemption after he was accused of crashing his teammate Alexander and he earned it by winning Indy Car while Oliver Askew won Indy lights.
Sato was accused by his team and even the fans for causing a crash at Pocono Raceway but accusations were quickly clarified as race data showed Sato didn’t cause the crash.
But Sato wasn’t going to rely on race data to prove that he still has what it takes to win on his own as the 42 year old beat Carpenter to the checkered flag by just 0.0399 seconds.
And it is not like Carpenter was easy to beat because this was his best finish since 2018 Indy 500.Meanwhile in Indy Lights Askew came out victorious after he was able to fend off attack after attack from Rinus Veekay who finished second.
You can check the results here
NASCAR: XFINITY | Christopher Bell Earns Victory at Road America Track
The final race was a nail-biting event with Christopher Bell taking the win after going toe to toe with AJ Allmendinger and Austin Cindric.
For results click here: https://www.motorsport.com/nascar-xs/results/
NASCAR Truck: Canadian Tire Motorsports Park | Brett Moffitt pulls a massive victory after dominating 44 laps of the 64 lap race.
Brett Moffitt has turned into a force to be reckoned with in this season by taking his fourth win of the season.
Moffitt gave the GMC racing team something to cheer about as soon as the race started by dominating the stage 1.
Second place went to Alex Tagliani who got bested by Moffitt by an impressive 5.1 seconds.
Check out the results here: https://www.nascar.com/ngots-racecenter
WRC: Rally Germany | Ott Tanak managed to complete his hat trick in ADAC Rally Germany by winning three times in a rowOtt Tanak seems to be lucky for Toyota because thanks to Tanak’s three consecutive wins Toyota was able to get there first podium clean sweep since 1993.Tanak’s Toyota Yaris did run into some braking issues during the power stage but he was still able to put a 20.8 second lead on Kris Meeke who finished second overall.This four-day rally event took place on beautiful vineyard tracks of Mosel. Track was multi-surface and provided plenty of opportunities to driver for showing off their skills.
Check out the results here: https://www.motorsport.com/wrc/results/
Endurance: Suzuka 10 hours | Audi Sport team WRT won the 10-hour endurance eventIntercontinental GT event held in Suzuka Japan was dominated by Audi crew by a gap of 40 seconds between them and #999 Mercedes crew.
The winning crew consisted of Kelvin van der Linde, Dries Vanthoor and Frederic Vervisch and they were driving the R8 LMS GTSs.The Audi R8s were too much to handle for AMGs who were the closest rivals of Team Audi as 201 out of 268 laps were lead by the #25 crew.
Despite having homeland advantage Honda crew only managed to finish at 14th and 15th positions.The event wasn’t all smooth sailing as there was fender bender when #5 Nissan GTR and #88 Lamborghini Huracan collided and Krognes’s BMW was also hit by the spinning Nissan.
Check out the results here: https://www.motorsport.com/endurance/results/
MotoGP: British GP| Alex Rins claims victory and Andrea Dovizioso had to be airlifted to the hospital after crashing hard
Rins won the British GP by outsmarting the competition on his Suzuki. Alex Rins and Marc Marquez went back and forth throughout the race but Rins took the upper hand and won the event.
During the first lap of the race, the first corner saw the carnage as Quartararo crashed trying to outmaneuver Rins. And Dovi’s Ducati slammed into Petrona’s Yamaha resulting in Dovizioso having to be airlifted to the hospital as he showed signs of temporary memory loss caused by the crash.
During the free practice on Friday crowd witnessed the unexpected as three lap records were set at the historic track of Silverstone. New records were set in all three classes of the Grand Prix including MotoGP, Moto2, and Moto3.
You can check out the complete race results here: https://www.motorsport.com/motogp/results/