Recent Motor Sports News
At this point in the MotoGP season, it will almost be more surprising if and when Marc Marquez doesn’t win than when he does. Ten races, 10 wins – and each one just a bit different and equally impressive. At times he’s made it look easy, dominating the field (Jerez); other times he’s looked like it wasn’t his day, only to shock us all with late race heroics (Mugello and Catalonia). This weekend at the Indianapolis Grand Prix at the world famous Brickyard, the reigning world champ opted for something that feel in-between those two categories.
Scott Dixon’s Mid-Ohio victory on Saturday was impressive for a variety of reasons; namely being that it was his fifth win at the natural terrain road course in the past eight years. Although Dixon has made a habit of winning on this particular racetrack, including three in the past four years, the New Zealander didn’t make it easy on himself this time around. After spinning out in qualifying, Dixon was forced to start the race in the very back of the field. With his triumph, he became the first person to win the race at this track after starting last.
Washougal was exactly the result Ryan Dungey needed in order to keep his title hopes alive. Trailing Oakley teammate Ken Roczen by 24 points heading into the weekend, Dungey won both motos, while Roczen took two thirds. The win – Dungey’s 30th of his 450 Class career – takes a 10-point chunk out of Roczen’s lead for the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship title, with three rounds remaining in the 2014 season. “Today was just about coming in and not worrying about the championship. There’s a lot of racing left [this season],” said Dungey, who won for the sixth time at Washougal. “We just tried to put out our best effort and we did that. We got great starts and Eli [Tomac] kept us honest in that second moto, but I just really tried to put the hammer down and extend the gap. Fortunately, we did that. I love it here [at Washougal] and this just feels awesome.”