LOVECARS ON THE GRID PODCAST. CATERHAM AT BRANDS HATCH, DTM, NASCAR AND MORE! EP21
Welcome to Episode 21 of the Lovecars On the Grid Podcast, where we’ve had a jam packed week of motorsport! We start with Paul Woodman’s race in the Caterham Academy, which was at Brands Hatch this week. Even with Tiff Needell there to cheer him on, Paul unfortunately had a disappointing race, having chose the wrong tyres for the race this time. This comes after choosing the wrong tyres for qualifying at Silverstone at the last race! Full video to come soon and next race at Croft with just three races to go. Can Paul get a podium in the last few races? What do you think? In British GT, the cars were in the rain at Snetterton this week, with wins from Aston Martin and Mercedes. In DTM, Alexander Albon had a tough couple of races in his AlphaTauri Ferrari, finishing 5th overall at Zolder circuit. In Moto GP, perhaps the biggest news was the announcement of the retirement of Valentino Rossi, who will hang up his leathers after 25 years racing as ‘The Doctor’ in Moto GP. In the Grand Prix itself, there was a red flag after lap 3 at the Styrian Grand Prix, after a crash involving Dani Pedrosa and Lorenzo Salvadori which caused bikes to burst into flames in a very dramatic event. In World Superbikes, the riders were in the Czech Republic, and Irish rider Jonathan Rea saw his Championship lead reduced after finishing in 3rd place behind British rider Scott Redding and Turkish rider Toprak Razgatlioglu. Elsewhere in America, there was lots going on, with both NASCAR and Indycar. The Big Machine Music City Grand Prix was the race for Indycar, in Nashville, with lots of bumps and crashes, especially on the race restarts. The race ended up taking 2 hours 45 minutes with a win for Swedish driver Marcus Ericsson. The NASCAR was another great race, at Watkins Glen International, New York, with a win for Kyle Larson, his fifth for this season so far, chasing off his teammate Chase Elliott. Coming up next week, we have lots more action in Europe, with the second round in Austria for the Moto GP with the Austrian Grand Prix, World Rally Championship are in Belgium, whilst British Superbikes are at Donington Park four you motorbike fans. In America, Indianapolis gets Indycar road course on Saturday and NASCAR on Sunday, so an exciting weekend there!