Recent Motor Sports News
Marc Marquez is the real deal. Sure, the humble Spanish phenom may be inclined to play down the fact that he holds a 16-point lead in the Championship standings as a MotoGP rookie. Or the fact the fact that he’s on the heels of three recent victories (the most recent coming at Laguna Seca in Northern California – where he became the first rookie to have ever triumphed at the track). He’s the youngest ever to tally back-to-back wins, by the way. Marc’s quick to point out that the absences and injuries of fellow Spanish superstars like Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo allowed him chances to win – and that their presence may have altered the results. But he also noticeably omits the fact that his first-ever victory, coming at the inaugural Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin (Texas), was achieved by convincingly outgunning his childhood hero (and fellow Oakley superstar), Valentino Rossi, who’s finally found his form after a couple of tough years with Ducati.
He locked it up! With a win in Mexico City to start the season, a runner-up finish at Glen Helen and now a win in Madrid, Thomas Pagès is your 2013 Red Bull X-Fighters world champion. Riding in front of a raucous crowd at the iconic Las Ventas bullfighting ring, Pagès left no doubters that he was deserving of the title, with some of his most polished and dynamic runs of the year.
Magic Streak: IndyCar’s Scott Dixon Now ‘Winningest’ Active Driver, Takes Three Straight with Toronto Victory
A week sure can do wonders. Just ask Scott Dixon, who went from seventh in the standings and his first victory in more than a year – to dominating his third straight race and catapulting into IndyCar Championship contention…all in a matter of eight days. Now trailing current standings leader, Helio Castroneves, by a mere 29 points, Oakley’s ‘Kiwi’ veteran not only smoked the field in Pocono and Toronto (doubleheader) – he now charged his way into the history books as the winningest active driver in the sport and the seventh all-time winningest driver overall. But despite some serious fanfare from a truly magical stretch of racing, Scott’s remaining focused. “We’re here for the points,” he said following his 32nd career triumph. “It’s been a hell of a swing over a seven-day period.”