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A delighted Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen had not won an F1 race since 2013 but he broke that winless streak in the USGP in an epic battle with Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton
Marc Marquez celebrates his 5th MotoGP championship, and 7th title overall
Race winner Marc Marquez passes Dovizioso and goes on to win to the delight of Honda executives in attendance
The start of the USGP saw Kimi Raikkonen squeeze under polesitter Lewis Hamilton to take the lead in Turn 1
Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 Mountain Dew Camaro ZL1, races to victory for his 3rd win this year in the final phase of Round of 12 Playoff Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race
Alan Marler/HHP for Chevy
Supercars: Surfers Paradise
Monsoon rains cut short the Gold Coast 600 finale on Sunday on the streets of Surfers Paradise
Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari crew gives him quick service on his way from 15th to 4th at the finish
Race winner Marc Marquez does a wheelie at 170 mph across the finish line
Formula E: Valencia
The Andretti BMW Formula E team (drivers Sims and Da Costa) dominated preseason testing with the new Gen-2 cars
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USGP post-race press conference
I've proved people wrong, says Raikkonen after stunning Austin winDrivers:
1st: Kimi RAIKKONEN (Ferrari)
2nd: Max VERSTAPPEN (Red Bull)
3rd: Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes)
Chase Elliott Scores Third Cup Series Victory
Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway
It took 99 races for Chase Elliott to get his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory. Ten events later, the scion of NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott has three wins, the latest coming at Kansas Speedway in the Sunday's Round of 12 elimination race in the series Playoffs. Elliott took charge in the Hollywood Casino 400 when Kevin Harvick was hit with a pit road speeding penalty on his last green-flag pit stop on Lap 214 of 267. After inheriting the lead when Brad Keselowski came to pit road on Lap 224, Elliott stayed out front the rest of the way.
Raikkonen holds off Verstappen and Hamilton in USGP
Title fight goes on to Mexico
Taking advantage of one pit stop vs. two for Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen held off Max Verstappen (Red Bull) and Hamilton (Mercedes) to win the USGP for Ferrari - his first win in 113 races. Meanwhile Sebastian Vettel choked again and spun out trying to pass the Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo on lap 1 and fell to last. He battled back to 4th behind Hamilton in a race he should have won. However, by passing Valtteri Bottas on the last lap Vettel kept the title fight alive until the Mexican GP in one week.
Doohan: "I am proud to share this milestone with Marc"
Both have 5 MotoGP titles with Honda
Marc Marquez has won all his MotoGP titles riding Honda motorcycles equaling Mick Doohan as the two riders with the most premier class titles with the Japanese manufacturer (5). As a result, Marquez has joined Mick Doohan, Valentino Rossi and Giacomo Agostini as one of only four riders to have taken five or more premier class titles.
Marquez is the 2018 MotoGP World Champion
Highlights of his record
Marc Marquez scored a brilliant victory at Twin Ring Motegi today, earning his eighth win of the season, the seventh World Title of his career and his fifth MotoGP World Championship in six years. The 25-year-old Spaniard is the youngest rider in the history of the sport to win seven World Championships: 125cc in 2010, Moto2 in 2012 and MotoGP in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Marc is also the youngest rider to have won five premier-class titles.
Marquez outduels Dovizioso to win in Motegi, secure title
Dovizioso falls trying to repass Honda star
Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) wrapped up a sensational seventh World Championship title at the home of Honda after claiming a stunning victory at the Motul Grand Prix of Japan, a race-long battle with Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) ended with the latter crashing out of contention at Turn 10 with two laps to go, handing the title to the number 93.
USGP Post-Qualifying Press Conference
1 - Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes)
2 - Sebastian VETTEL (Ferrari)
3 - Kimi RAIKKONEN (Ferrari)
Hamilton wins pole for USGP
Barely nips Vettel and Raikkonen
On his very last lap, Mercedes ace Lewis Hamilton turned a lap of 1m32.237s to beat his championship rival Sebastian Vettel by just 0.061s and the 2nd Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen by just 0.070s. But Vettel gets a 3-place grid penalty for ignoring a red flag in Friday practice and will start 5th. Valtteri Bottas was 4th but will move up to 3rd on the grid ahead of the Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo and the Force India of Esteban Ocon.
John Hunter Nemechek denies Hemric in Kansas
NASCAR Xfinity race
John Hunter Nemechek was a playoff spoiler Saturday at Kansas Speedway, scoring his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory. Nemechek led 64 of 200 laps in the Kansas Lottery 300, the opening race in the series’ postseason Round of 8. The 21-year-old driver overcame an extra pit stop to tighten lug nuts, rallying from sixth place on the final restart to surge ahead of Daniel Hemric with 30 laps remaining.
Dovizioso on pole in Motegi with Ducati power
Marquez 6th for Honda
Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) will start Sunday’s Motul Grand Prix of Japan from pole position after a fantastic Q2 session saw the Italian set a 1:44.590, enough to ensure he launches from his third premier class Motegi pole. This time beat second-place Johann Zarco’s (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) best effort by 0.068 seconds as Jack Miller (Alma Pramac Racing) produced a stunning lap to grab a front row start in third.
Logano wins Busch Pole Award for Kansas
Ford domination continues
Saving the fastest lap of the day for the final round of Friday’s knockout qualifying session, Penske Ford driver Joey Logano navigated 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway in 28.177 seconds (191.646 mph) to claim the pole position for Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400. Stewart-Haas Racing driver Kevin Harvick (191.178 mph) qualified second and, in fact, was second fastest in each of the three rounds. Last Friday, the four SHR Ford drivers claimed the top-four starting spots at Talladega and ran 1-2-3-4 for most of Sunday’s race.
USGP Friday Press Conference
Brown announces no McLaren IndyCar teamTEAM REPRESENTATIVES
Maurizio ARRIVABENE (Ferrari)
Claire WILLIAMS (Williams)
Gene HAAS (Haas)
Zak BROWN (McLaren)
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