Marc Marquez claimed his fifth straight victory at the Circuit Of The Americas which hosted Round 3 of the 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship today. The Repsol Honda Team rider was joined on the podium in Austin, Texas, USA, by Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) and Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team).
After visiting Qatar and Argentina, the MotoGPTM World Championship travels to the Circuit of the Americas, near Austin, Texas, USA, for round three of the 2017 season: the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas.
Toyota Gazoo Racing and Michelin won Great Britain’s 6 Hours of Silverstone for the second time after their maiden victory there together in 2014. First past the flag was the N°8 TS050 Hybrid of Buemi/Davidson/Nakajima, which finished clear of the N°2 (Bernhard/Bamber/Hartley) and N°1 (Jani/Lotterer/Tandy) Porsches. Michelin won all three of the classes in which it was represented.
The winner of the second round of the 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship at Termas de Rio Hondo, Argentina, was Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) who also won the season’s recent opener in Qatar. Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) and Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) were second and third in South America.
Sébastien Ogier (Volkswagen/Michelin) won the Vodafone Rally de Portugal for the fourth time today. The Frenchman took the victory by a margin of 43.2 seconds over Mikko Hirvonen (Ford), while Mads Ostberg (+1m12.4s) was third for Citroën.
The new Peugeot 208 T16/Michelin celebrated its maiden international outing by collecting victory in Greece in the hands of Irishman Craig Breen. The FIA European Rally Championship qualifier’s all-Michelin top five (five different cars!) was rounded off by Bouffier (Citroën), Kajetanowicz (Ford), Lappi (Skoda) and Magalhaes (Peugeot).
After victories for Volkswagen and Opel on the ‘modern’ and ‘historic’ events respectively, Tesla and Renault can now also claim Rallye Monte-Carlo success in 2014. Tesla took the top prize in the 15th Rallye Monte-Carlo des Energies Nouvelles (‘New Energies’) and Renault won the 5th Rallye Monte-Carlo ZENN (Zero Emission, No Noise).
Sébastien Ogier and Jari-Matti Latvala provided Volkswagen with another one-two finish today in Mexico. For the Frenchman, it was his 18th world class victory and his second this season. Like last year, Thierry Neuville came third to collect Hyundai’s first ever WRC podium finish.
The 60th edition of the Acropolis Rally will celebrate its inclusion in the European Rally Challenge for the first time since 1968 with a mixed-surface format (dirt and asphalt). Peugeot has chosen the event for the international debut of its new 208 T16.