Latest Motorsports News (Week 2 March 2018)

Sebastien Bourdais wins the IndyCar’s season opener

Sebastien Bourdais has won the IndyCar’s season opening race held in St. Petersburg on the 11th of March,2018. Albeit the win came off an unfortunate turn of events on the track but nonetheless a win is a win. The victory was literally handed to Bourdais – he was running third trailing behind leader Robert Wickens and second position Alexander Rossi. But a crash saw both of them taken out of the race and Bourdais came out on top in that scenario. It was Wickens debut race and he was gunning for first until two late cautions saw Rossi take it away from him. With the last two laps remaining Rossi tried to dive inside of Wickens going up to the first turn where the cars made contact and spun off control resulting in the crash. Bourdais on third manoeuvred through the crash and went on to claim the title.

Kevin Harvick on a roll clocking another victory

Kevin Harvick does not know when to stop. The man seems possessed right now racing to his third consecutive NASCAR Cup Series victory in one month. He held off Kyle Busch again to claim the cup extending his record to nine wins in the ISM Runway. Riding on a high from his victories at Atlanta and Vegas Harvick managed to get in front of Busch when Busch made a pit stop with 53 laps left. Busch’s pit crew had a little trouble with the right rear tire and that was enough time for Harvick since he made his pit stop three laps before to pull through en route to his 40th Cup victory. Ryan Newman was leading the race until the last 22 laps when he made his stop and that is where Harvick took the lead. After Joey Logano in 2015 Kevin Harvick is the first person to win three straight NASCAR Cups. Harvick was the fastest on track during the practice sessions on Saturday and that reflected on his on-pitch performance when inspite of starting 10th made steady progress until he reached the top. Busch came in 0.774 seconds late followed by Chase Elliott.

Kris Meeke “frustrated” with his Rally Mexico performance

Kris Meeke was visibly disappointed and made no efforts to hide his discontent over the quality of his performance in the 2018 Rally Mexico after coming off with a third-place finish. The 2017 Rally Mexico winner was quoted saying that he had “no excuses” for winning the race and that he was “frustrated” with his performance. He feels like he should have done a lot better since he had a favourable start at the seventh position. But despite his lacklustre performance Meeke still sits in the fourth position in the championship standings three points behind third placed Andreas Mikkelsen but a long way from the top two.