Latest Motorsports News (Week 1 July 2018)

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Kevin Harvick posts Chicagoland Speedway victory

Kevin Harvick won the Chicagoland Speedway Stage 2 and in style passing his Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Kurt Busch on the way. Harvick was close second upto the 142nd lap when he inherited the lead from his other Stewart-Haas Racing teammate teammate Aric Almirola who was forced to make a pit stop owing to a loose wheel. Harvick finished first with Kurt Busch coming in second, Kyle Larson coming in third and Martin Truex jr. and Ryan Blaney making fourth and fifth respectively. The space between Stages 1 and 2 saw a lot of pit stops happening from which Aric Almirola emerged first to take the lead when Stage 2 went live on the 86th lap. On the 119th lap all of the cars again made a round of green flag pit stops. Logano and truex were the first to pit and was followed by Almirola a lap later. And after this set of pit stops Harvick had emerged top infront of both Kurt Busch and Aric Almirola. On Lap 142 Almirola made another pit stop complaining of a losse wheel and now Harvick was steady in the lead. He converted this advantage to a win.

Marc Marquez adds to his MotoGP championship points

Spain’s Marc Marquez won the Dutch Grand prix thus adding to his tally of MotoGP championship points and increasing it to 41. This was a close race at the TT Circuit Assen with over a 100 overtakes and a mere 4.462 seconds of time difference between first and seventh. The winners were all Spanish riders which included Alex Rins from Suzuki and Maverick Vinales from Yamaha geting in second and third respectively. Marquez is 41 points clear of second placed Italian Valentino Rossi who came in fifth in this. When asked about it Marquez replied that he knew that getting away would be difficult in this race and second placed Alex Rins was just 2.269 seconds behind himself. The wind was heavy and according to Marquez the straights were actually very trying and everybody had some amount of contact with each other.

Max Verstappen has the Austrian GP in the bag

Max Verstappen has pulled off an incredible feat providing Red Bull with their first victory at the Red Bull Ring and have deprived Mercedes one- two qualifying stunner. When asked about his win Verstappen seemed elated and said that it was an amazing experience and that they tyres were maintined very well inspite of heavy blistering. He added that the win was more special because it was at the Red Bull Ring and the win was for Red Bull infront of a lot of Dutch supporters. He said that he needed a win to catch up on his points and that is exactly what he has done today.