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MotoGP: home glory for Dovizioso

The 2017 Gran Premio d'Italia Oakley – round six of the MotoGPTM World Championship – was won by Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team), ahead of Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) and fellow Italian Danilo Petrucci (Octo Pramac Racing). Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) was fourth.  

MOTOGP™

MotoGP: Italian action at Mugello

The 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship moves on to Tuscany, Italy, this weekend for round six at Mugello, home turf for superstar Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP).

MOTOGP™

MotoGP: Barcelona, a highlight of the season!

After last weekend’s trip to Mugello, Italy, the 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship moves on to Barcelona, Spain, for the year’s seventh round: the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya.

 

With three wins to his name so far this season, including at last week’s clash in Italy, Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) will start his home race at the top of the provisional Riders’ standings, 26 points clear of Mugello victor Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team).

The Catalan will be hoping for the backing of local fans to extend that gap, but he will have to share Spanish support with Repsol Honda Team’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa who are also targeting first place at a venue that has frequently been kind to them in the past in order to close the gap at the table’s sharp end.

Another likely front-runner is Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team) who claimed his first top-three finish for the Borgo Panigale-based make at Jerez. His ambition will be to repeat the recent success of team-mate Dovizioso who notched up Ducati’s maiden win last Sunday. Lorenzo has scored several top results in Catalonia and was quick there again two weeks ago in private testing, while Dovizioso will be eager to continue his recent form.

Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) – who came fourth in Italy – is third in the provisional standings, 30 points adrift of team-mate Viñales, and is hunting for a second straight victory at Montmelo.

Despite running a little further back at Mugello, Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech3) has his sights set on more podium honours to defend his current status as best-placed Independent Team Rider and sixth overall behind Repsol Honda’s two stars.

Soft-, medium- and hard-compound versions of the front and rear MICHELIN Power Slick (all asymmetric; harder compound for the right-hand shoulder) will be available for the weekend’s showdown, plus the MICHELIN Power Rain in the case of poor weather.

Free practice begins at 9:55am local time on Friday, June 9.

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FIA WEC

Le Mans 24 Hours: Toyota/Michelin dominates Test Day

The top three places at Sunday’s official pre-Le Mans Test Day were monopolised by Michelin-equipped Toyota TS050 Hybrid/Michelin prototypes. Japan’s Kamui Kobayashi (N°7 Toyota) bettered the 2016 pole-winning time, while Michelin runners also dominated the LM GTE Pro class with Corvette and Porsche.

FIA WRC

Ogier claims fifth Portugal victory

A fifth Rally de Portugal victory for Sébastien Ogier has taken the Ford Fiesta RS WRC/Michelin star’s personal tally to 40 world class wins and level with Markku Alèn as the event’s most successful driver. The Frenchman has also established a new record for the highest number of WRC points scored at this level. He was joined on Sunday’s podium by Hyundai i20 Coupé WRC/Michelin rivals Thierry Neuville and Dani Sordo.

FIA Formula E

Paris ePrix: Buemi triumphs in French capital

Sébastien Buemi (Renault e.dams) followed up his victory in Monaco last week with another at Saturday’s Paris ePrix, ahead of Lopez and Heidfeld. A mistake by rival Lucas di Grassi (Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport) helped him to comfort his cushion at the top of the provisional Drivers’ standings.

FIA Formula E

Monaco ePrix: Buemi beats di Grassi in the Principality

Pole-winner Sébastien Buemi (Renault e.dams) led from lights-out to the flag in Monaco to claim his fourth ePrix win of the 2016/2017 season. Lucas di Grassi (Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport) and Nick Heidfeld (Mahindra Racing) were second and third.

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