Weekend Motorsport Roundup; September 1-2, 2018

Here’s a roundup of the weekend’s motorsport action from September 1-2, 2018:

Formula 1 – Belgian Grand Prix:

  • At the iconic Spa-Francorchamps circuit, Lewis Hamilton secured a dominant victory for Mercedes, extending his championship lead over Sebastian Vettel.
  • Hamilton’s teammate Valtteri Bottas finished in second place, while Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel completed the podium in third.

NASCAR – Bojangles’ Southern 500:

  • At Darlington Raceway, Brad Keselowski emerged victorious in the NASCAR Cup Series’ throwback-themed event, the Bojangles’ Southern 500.
  • Keselowski’s win marked his first victory at Darlington and secured his spot in the playoffs.

IndyCar – Portland Grand Prix:

  • In the IndyCar Series, Takuma Sato claimed victory at the Portland Grand Prix, marking his first win of the season.
  • Sato’s win came after a thrilling battle with Ryan Hunter-Reay and Sebastien Bourdais in the closing laps of the race.

MotoGP – British Grand Prix:

  • In motorcycle racing, the British Grand Prix at Silverstone was canceled due to unsafe track conditions caused by heavy rain.
  • The decision to cancel the race came after several riders experienced crashes during practice sessions and raised concerns about the track’s surface.

WRC – Rally Turkey:

  • The World Rally Championship ventured to Turkey for the Rally Turkey, where Sebastien Ogier secured victory, extending his lead in the championship standings.
  • Ogier’s win came after a grueling and challenging event, with rough terrain and high temperatures testing the drivers and their cars to the limit.

Overall, it was an action-packed weekend of motorsport, with thrilling races and unexpected twists keeping fans on the edge of their seats. From Formula 1 to NASCAR, IndyCar to WRC, the weekend delivered excitement and drama across the globe.

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