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: a flawless weekend for Viñales at Le Mans

Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) produced a grand-slam performance at the HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France, round five of the 2017 MotoGPTM World Championship. The Spaniard added pole position and fastest race lap to his third win of the season. Second and third were local star Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech3) and Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team). 


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.



Valentino Rossi, Maverick Viñales and Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team) spent the opening laps trading the lead before Andrea Dovizioso, who started third on the grid, took command with 10 laps remaining to collect the afternoon’s victory

Racing on medium-compound front and rear MICHELIN Power Slicks, the Italian secured the third MotoGP victory of his career, and his second with Ducati after his success last season at Sepang, Malaysia.

Pole-winner Viñales led from Laps 4 to 13 but couldn’t contain the ultimate winner and had to settle for second spot (+1.3s). The Catalan rider continues to top the provisional Riders’ standings, however.

Petrucci qualified a lowly ninth but produced a splendid performance to claim the podium’s third step – ahead of Rossi – and make it two Ducati riders in the top three to the delight of the tifosi.

Álvaro Bautista (Pull&Bear Aspar Team) was fifth over the line, chased by Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team). Johann Zarco (7th, Monster Yamaha Tech3) was the best-placed rookie, while Jorge Lorenzo, Ducati wildcard entry Micelle Pirro and Andrea Iannone (Team Suzuki Ecstar) rounded out the top 10. 

Dovizioso’s win has seen him leap to second in the championship standings on 79 points, 26 units short of front-runner Viñales. Rossi (75) is third, tailed by Repsol Honda Team’s Marquez and Pedrosa (68).

Next round: Grand Prix de Catalunya, Barcelona (June 9-11).


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.

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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.

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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.


Toyota/Michelin claims Spa 1-2

Toyota Gazoo Racing came first and second at the 2017 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps with its N°8 (Buemi/Davidson/Nakajima) and N°7 (Conway/Kobayashi) Michelin-equipped TS050 Hybrids. There was one-two glory, too, for Ferrari/Michelin with its N°71 and N°51 488 GTEs in LM GTE Pro.

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