Latest Motorsports News (Week 3 July 2018)

Latest Motorsports News:

CAMS validate change of Asutralian GT ownership:

Trofeo Motorsports are on top of the world having gained the full Category Management Agreement (CMA) rights for all three Australian GT series. This has been confirmed by the Confederation of Australian Motorsport (CAMS). This move was first reported in June by Auto Action where they said that the CAMS Australian Endurance Championship, CAMS Australian GT Championship and the CAMS Australian GT Trophy Series from Tony Quinn’s Australian GT Sportscar Group Pty Ltd. Will all be taken over by Trofeo Motorsports. Jim Manolios,Trofeo Motorsports owner said that this was a welcome change and we can all expect an increase in interest for all three categories of GT in Australia.CAMS CEO Eugene Arocca was quoted saying that this move has been ratified by the CAMS Board and the change was a welcome one and they were pleased to have Trofeo Motorsports onboard. Tony Quinn was also thanked by Arocca repeatedly for his dedidcation and commitment to the category. The CMA for the GT categories will expire on 2020.

Will Power looks unlikely to win the second IndyCar title:

Will Powers looked all set to win the next and his second IndyCar title after he swooped in for a first win by an Australian at the Indianapolis 500 , six weeks ago. But that was not to be. Scot Dixon the other Queenslander in the North American open-wheeler series has one upped Powers to jump almost a 100 points ahead of the proud product of Toowoomba with 5 of the 17 rounds to go. Dixon is probably the most successful IndyCar driver since AjFoyt and Mario Andretti having won four championships and he won the race on the streets of Toronto,Canada and almost doubled his lead over one of Power’s Penske teammates and also reigning champion Josef Nrewgarden. Newgarden finished 9th in the group while Powers could only manage an 18th.

Espargaro crash out of German GP in lap one:

Pol Espargaro has come out and accepted his mistake stating that he indeed caused a four way melee on the opening lap of the German grand prix trying to compensate for poor grid position. Espargaro took a tumble at turn 3 and took  Suzuki’s Alex Rins with him and ruined any chances for Andrea Iannone (Suzuki) and Jack Miller (Pramac Ducati) at Sachsenring. He did not get penalised for the incident inspite of both Suzuki drivers complaining that he should. But Espargaro has come out and accepted his mistake himself. Espargaro said that the mistake stemmed from his starting grid position at a lowly 15th admitting that any sort of qualifying performances is KTM’s Achilles Heel right now. Asked of his opinion he said that KTM would be better off just by qualifying for better start positions.