25th-26th June Weekend Preview

DTM
Mattias Ekstrom (Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM #5), DTM Lausitzring 2016” by Mattias Ekstrom is licensed under CC BY 2.0

As always, there is plenty of motorsport in action this coming weekend. Some of the series competing are previewed below.

MotoGP

MotoGP and its feeder categories are in the Netherlands this weekend for the TT Assen.

It will be new territory for Assen as it will host the race on the Sunday. It has, until recently, been traditional for the race to be held on a Saturday.

Going into the event, Spaniard Marc Marquez heads the Rider Standings, ten points ahead of Jorge Lorenzo and a further twelve ahead of Valentino Rossi who currently lies third in the standings.

The last round in Catalunya saw Rossi take victory ahead of the two Honda’s of Marquez and Dani Pedrosa. Lorenzo did not finish after being taken out of the race by Andrea Iannone’s Ducati.

MotoGP
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya” by Jose Manuel Romero is licensed under CC BY 2.0

 

IndyCar

This weekend sees IndyCar go to Road America for the Kohler Grand Prix which makes its return having not been on the IndyCar or CART/Champ car calendar since 2007, which saw current IndyCar driver, Sebastien Bourdais claim victory.

IndyCar
Simon Pagenaud – 2015 GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma” by Sarah Stierch is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Going into the race Simon Pagenaud leads Scott Dixon and Helio Castroneves in the Driver Standings.

The last round, the Firestone 600, was postponed due to poor weather. So many will be eager to go racing this weekend.

Other Series

There are plenty of other racing series in action this weekend but a few to note include DTM and FIA European Formula Three which are both racing in Germany at the Norisring. Meanwhile the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) is competing in Portugal, Formula V8 3.5 are in France at the Paul Ricard Circuit, and finally, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to action after a week off, where they will compete at Sonoma Raceway.

WTCC
Citroën Racing” by Stephan Wershoven is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0
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