Tiff Needell’s Motoring Career! Brits Win At WRC, Crash at Moto3 | EP29
Welcome to episode 29 of the Lovecars On The Grid podcast! Tiff Needell and Paul Woodman are back, with the latest updates from motorsport around the World!
Paul was marshalling at Castle Coombe this weekend, as a result of getting 9 points on his racing license after going through 2 black and white flags during the race in the Caterham Academy!
Starting with World Rally Championship, the British driver Elfyn Evans and his co-driver, Scott Martin led the way in Finland in their Toyota Gazoo Racing WRC Yaris. Just 24 points separate Evans and Championship leader, Sébastien Ogier in his Toyota. Just 2 rounds left of the WRC, with the next round in Spain in a few weeks!
Hear about Tiff Needell’s racing career and the famous drivers he raced alongside, along with the teams and cars in Formula 1, at Le Mans and his 230MPH crash on the Mulsanne Straight!
Moto GP was the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas, in Austin, Texas. Spanish rider, Marc Marquez took the win on his Honda, with Australian rider, Jack Miller just 0.1 seconds behind on his Ducati. In Moto3, there was a terrible accident, involving Deniz Oncu, Jeremy Alcoba, Andrea Migno and title leader, Pedro Acosta. Miraculously, all four escaped serious injury, despite sliding on the tarmac at 140MPH! It’s led to a 2 race ban for Oncu.
In Superbikes, the race this weekend was in Portugal and championship leader, Toprak Razgatlioglu unfortunately crashed out due to a technical issue, but still managed to win race 1. Rival British rider, Jonathan Rea won race 2. Just 26 points seperate the two riders, with one round left. Will Toprak win it?
British Superbikes were at Donington Park in the pouring rain! Gino Rea won Bennetts race 1 and Tarran Mackenzie race 2 with one round left at Brands Hatch. DTM has just one round to go too, with Liam Lawson and Kelvin Van Der Linde battling for the championship win at Hockenheim. Van Der Linde took the win, with AlphaTauri AF Corsa driver, Alex Albon in 2nd place.
Next week, it’s a weekend of final rounds! DTM goes to Norisring for the final round, whilst it’s the last chance for Paul Woodman to get a podium in the green group for the Caterham Academy Championship at Snetterton! Good luck Paul! Elsewhere Tiff is testing the new Corvette for our other channel! Formula 1 goes to turkey, whilst BTCC is at Donington!