Welcome to a new edition of Motorsport Weekend, our own feature where we talk about the most exciting motorsport events from the last three days.
This weekend we were treated with the MotoGP San Marino GP, which took place in Monza, Italy, as well as with the Nascar Emory Healthcare 500, which took place at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, counting for the Sprint Cup.
If you’re curious to see how Jorge Lorenzo, Dani Pedrosa, Tony Stewart or Carl Edwards faired in their respective events, hit the jump to find out.
The MotoGP San Marino GP was part of a tragic weekend, as young Moto2 rider Shoya Tomizawa died after a violent crash. This is the second death in two weeks, after American rider Peter Lenz died last week at the Indianapolis GP in the USA.
The MotoGP race was won by Spaniard Dani Pedrosa, who managed to fend off Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi. This was the first podium for Rossi after he recovered from his injury in the middle of the season.
Overall standings still see Lorenzo in the lead, with 281 points, followed by Pedrosa, with 208, and Andrea Dovizioso, with 139.
Nascar’s Sprint Cup arrived at the Atlanta Motor Speedway this week, for the Emory Healthcare 500. It was an extremely tough race, and many of the leading drivers in the overall standings led at some point or another the rest of the pack.
The end win went to Tony Stewart, which is showing impressive form in the last 14 races. Runner up was Carl Edwards, who is also performing great in the last seven race. Third spot was nabbed by reigning champ Jimmie Johnson.
Overall standings see Kevin Harvick in the lead, followed by Jeff Gordon, 219 points behind, and Kyle Busch, 260 behind. It’s also worth noting that Tony Stewart is fourth with 283, followed by Edwards with 297. It’s an extremely close top five.
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