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MotoGP: Marquez in control at the Sachsenring

Since the start of the 2019 MotoGPTM World Championship, Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) has failed to go two consecutive races without winning. This weekend, true to form, the Spaniard bounced back from his Netherlands defeat to score an assertive victory at Germany’s Sachsenring where he was joined on the podium by Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) and Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda Castrol).

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MotoGP™ - HJC Helmets Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland - Racecard

All you need to know about the HJC Helmets Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland, 9th round of the MotoGP championshipClic on the photo to download the racecard.

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MotoGP: Marquez makes it six on the trot at Austin

An assertive ride saw Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) notch up his sixth straight victory in Austin, Texas, which was hosting Round 3 of the 2018 MotoGPTM World Championship, the Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas. The King of COTA was joined on the podium by Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) and Andrea Iannone (Ecstar Suzuki Team), while Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) is back on top of the provisional Riders’ standings.

 

Marquez qualified on pole position but was given a three-place grid penalty for slowing Viñales during the latter’s fast lap. Despite starting from fourth place, though, the world champion completed the first of the afternoon’s 20 laps in front. Equipped with medium and hard MICHELIN Power Slicks front and rear, he went on to post a string of quick laps to pull rapidly clear of his chasers, posting his best effort on Lap 5 (2m4.658s). He subsequently went unchallenged to collect his sixth win in a row at the Circuit of the Americas, 3.5 seconds ahead of pole-sitter Viñales.

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The opening lap saw Iannone and Marquez both pass Viñales, but the Yamaha rider fought back on Lap 7 to appear in second place which he defended all the way to the flag.

Iannone was third over the line to earn Suzuki’s second consecutive podium finish following Alex Rins’ result for Ecstar Suzuki Team a fortnight ago in Argentina.

Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) was fourth, while Dovizioso went back to the top of the points table by coming fifth.

The best-placed Independent Team rider was Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) who was sixth past the post, ahead of Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) who put in an impressive run considering that he was racing with a broken wrist.

Tito Rabat (Real Avintia Racing), Jack Miller (Alma Pramac Racing) and Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini) rounded out the day’s top 10.

Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) led the championship ahead of the trip to the USA but had to settle for 19th spot following a fall.

Marquez – who notched up Michelin’s 399th premier class victory since 1973 – is second in the provisional standings, a point short of Dovizioso (46 points). Viñales (41 points) is third.

 

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Next round: Spanish Grand Prix (Jerez), May 4-6

FIA Formula E

Vergne scores second straight Formula E crown!

DS Techeetah/Michelin’s Jean-Eric Vergne emerged from the 2019 New York City E-Prix as the first driver in Formula E history to claim the title twice. The Frenchman successfully defended his 2017/2018 crown after the weekend’s doubleheader meeting in New York City, USA, which produced wins for Sébastien Buemi (Nissan e.dams/Michelin) and Robin Frijns (Envision Virgin Racing/Michelin). DS Techeetah/Michelin is Season 5’s Teams’ champion.

The Nürburgring 24 Hours delivers all-Michelin podium

Michelin runners monopolised the top three places at this year’s Nürburgring 24 Hours with three different carmakers. The top prize went to the Phoenix-run N°4 Audi R8 LMS of Kaffer/Stippler/Vervisch/Vanthoor, ahead of the N°911 Porsche 911 GT3-R (Manthey Racing, Bamber/Estre/Christensen/Vanthoor) and N°3 Mercedes-AMG GT3 (Black Falcon, Buhk/Haupt/Jaeger/Stolz). 

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Formula E success for Vergne (DS Techeetah/Michelin) in Bern

Jean-Eric Vergne (DS Techeetah/Michelin) followed up victory in qualifying for the Bern E-Prix with a flag-to-flag win that has extended his lead in the Drivers’ standings ahead of the 2018/2019 FIA Formula E Championship’s two-race finale in New York. The Frenchman was followed over the line in Switzerland by Mitch Evans (Panasonic Jaguar Racing), Sébastien Buemi (Nissan e.dams) and André Lotterer (DS Techeetah).

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ABB FIA Formula E - 2019 Julius Baer Swiss E-Prix - Racecard

All you ever wanted to know about the Bern E-Prix.Click on the photo to download the racecard.

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