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Marquez extends lead at the top of the table
Marc Marquez snatched a relatively uncomplicated in the French Grand Prix held at Le Mans. He, however, was helped by the crashes suffered by fellow competitors Andrea Dovizioso and Johann Zarco.AlthoughAlthough he fell as below as 6th at the beginning of a hard-fought opening lap, he still extends his lead at the top of the table to 36 points after his impressive win. The Honda rider looked confident of snatching the victory once Zarco and Dovizioso dropped out of the running. Marquez had reached 4th by the end of the second lap as he joined a four-rider lead group.
Ducati’s Daniel Petrucci finished 2nd, having given the oppurtunity after those crashes while iconic Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi finished 3rd, which signals his first podium finish since the Qatar GP. Along with Dovizioso, Ducati riders Tito Rabat and Alvaro Bautista were also unable to complete the race.
Harvick triumphs over Suarez; wins NASCAR race
At the Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday, Kevin Harvick took home a hefty $1 million, thus continuing on his dominating season. Having won two of his initial three stages, he got the better of fellow competitor Daniel Suarez. This win signals Harvick’s second All-Star Victory, which happens to come exactly 11 years since his first triumph.HarvickHarvick seems to be on a roll as he already has registered five victories at this year’s Cup Series circuit including his last two wins at Kansas and Dover.
Suarez needed one more win to reach the main event. He finished second. Joey Logano finished third as a clash involving Kyle Larson and Logano with just two laps left set up a thrilling two lap shootout. A massive wreck very late in the third stage which included drivers like Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski, Clint Bowyer and Kurt Busch further secured Harvick’s win.
Bottas believes disappointing weekends behind him
Finn Valteri Bottas believes that he has stopped fretting about his performances in certain weekends of 2017 in his first season with Mercedes, which involved some bad races, especially in Bahrain, China, Baku and Spain His performances have been more consistent this season with the Mercedes F1 team. Bottas believes that he has been meeting his targets more this year which is a continuation from last year. He also acknowledged the fact that there is no end to his learning and that he wants to keep on improving. He added that he knows how to win races, calling it extremely difficult by totally possible.
AfterAfter 5 races, Bottas finds himself 37 points behind great Lewis Hamilton. Bottas, however insists that he is not prepared to give up just adding his mission of focusing from race-to-race. Merecedes boss Toto Wolf seemed to mirror Bottas’ opinion as he said that he does believe that Bottas has upped his game in 2018 and is getting better with each race.