Texas Grand Prix, End Of BTCC and Moto GP! | EP32
Welcome to Episode 32 of the Lovecars On The Grid Podcast! Tiff Needell and Paul Woodman are back with their global motorsport roundup after a very exciting week!
Kicking off with the Formula 1, which was this time taking place at Austin in Texas, the race was a fantastic one! The Lewis and Max Championship battle continued, with cars bouncing over the curbs both from Mercedes and Red Bull. In the midfield, there were also tense battles with McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo against Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz. Track limits were a bit questionable, especially in qualifying!
Continuing in the US, the W Series final race took place at the Circuit of the Americas, where British driver, Jamie Chadwick taking the championship win. Congratulations to her! This weekend marked the end of the British Touring Car Championship too, where Ash Sutton took the championship win, with a win at Brands Hatch, and Championship rival, Josh Cook taking wins in the other two races. Colin Turkington came 2nd in the Championship, with Tom Chilton in 3rd place.
Caterham racing also concluded the Seven Championship at Cadwell Park, with some spectacular racing at a difficult circuit!
Kyle Larson took another win at NASCAR, with just two rounds to go after racing at the Kansas Speedway, Hollywood Casino 400. Chase Elliot tried chasing Larson down, but couldn’t quite catch him after scraping the wall. One race before the shootout race, coming up at Martinsville! Is anyone following NASCAR?
In Moto GP, Spanish Rider, Marc Marquez won the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, and it was also Valentino Rossi’s last Italian Grand Prix, with who stands of spectators wearing the yellow 48, with Rossi himself throwing his helmet into the crowd in celebration! But the 2021 World Title went to French rider, Fabio Quartararo on his Yamaha.
Extreme E was back in Sardinia, with their Island X-Prix. Rosberg X Racing closes in on the title after taking the victory, despite lots of cars breaking their suspension with the bumps on the terrain!
Coming up in the next week, what should we be watching? The WEC commences on it’s last 2 rounds, both being held in Bahrain for 2 weekends. NASCAR is taking place at Martinsville, with seven drivers being cut to three for the final round. Then, the British Rally Championship is in Llandudno for the Conwy Cambrian Rally.
Finally, it’s Tiff Needell’s birthday on Friday, so make sure you wish him well in the comments!