Tuesday 12 December 2017 / 05:53 AM

The world Motorsport lowdown: Edition No.9

Spares Box Presents: The Weekend Motorsport Wrap Up – Spanish dominance in America, and French dominance in Quebec. Sounds familiar…

 

It’s been 50 years since the MotoGP world championship first saw action at the Czech Republic’s Brno Circuit, and few times since then has it seen the kind of dominance that Jorge Lorenzo displayed on Sunday. Enjoying a perfect start, it didn’t take long for Lorenzo to pull a sizeable gap to Honda’s Marc Marquez, and from start to finish Marquez looked essentially untouchable.

In an almost identical podium to last week’s Indianapolis GP, Lorenzo’s teammate at Yamaha Valentino Rossi claimed the last spot on the podium to maintain his 100 percent top-3 record this season. Lorenzo’s dominant victory, paired with Rossi’s third-place effort, now brings the two Yamaha riders completely level on points on top of the world championship table.

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It was the satellite riders that possibly delivered the best racing of the weekend however, as Ducati teammates Andrea Iannone and Andrea Dovizioso found themselves in a scrap with both each other and the Honda of Dani Pedrosa. After overtaking each other multiple times in the last few laps, it was eventually Iannone who pulled ahead to take fourth, while Pedrosa scraped across the line in fifth, beating out Dovizioso by less than a tenth of a second.

Unfortunately, when it comes to motorsport news this weekend, that was about it. Expect much more next weekend, as two of the world’s most prestigious races hit the tarmac. Formula 1 has potentially its best race of the season at Spa Francorchamps, while the WEC is back up and running, descending on the Nurburgring for the 6 Hour Race. The WRC also hits Germany as well, while the V8’s are currently unpacking in Sydney for the Supersprint. Get some rest in this week, because it’s gonna be a big weekend for us all.

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Brad Nash

CBS’s resident rev-head, Brad’s weekly round-ups fill our readers in on everything they need to know from the world of motorsport.

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