The #2 (LM P1) Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 TDI driven by Marcel Fässler, André Lotterer and Benoit Treluyer fought its way to a magnificent win of the 79’th runing of the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans 2011. Olivier Lombard, Karim Ojjeh, Thomas Kimber-Smith took an emphatic victory in LMP2 for the #41 Greaves Motorsport Zytek-Nissan, which finished with a lead of more than seven laps. Antonio Garcia, Olivier Beretta und Tommy Milner took the #73 Corvette to the GTE Pro class win, while the #50 Larbre Competition Corvette of Patrick Bornhauser, Julien Canal and Gabriele Gardel took victory in the GTE Am class.
Dario Franchitti led a Chip Ganassi Racing 1-2 in the first of the two races at the IndyCar Twin 275s at Texas, hanging on to P1 from Scott Dixon after a late restart. In the second race Will Power finally clinched the first ever oval victory of his career.
Casey Stoner won a soaking wet British Grand Prix at Silverstone to take the MotoGP World Championship lead as Jorge Lorenzo crashed out.
Carlos Checa once again underlined his World Superbike dominance at round six – winning both races at Misano.
Stefan Bradl stretched his Moto2 championship lead yet further with a commanding win at a very wet Silverstone – but the hero of the race was home rider Bradley Smith, who came through from 28th on the grid to take second.
In the 125cc class German youngster Jonas Folger took his first race win at World Championship level, fending off Frenchman Johann Zarco, who finished in P2 for a second time in the matter of eight days.
Johannes and Ferdinand Stuck won the first of two ADAC GT Masters races at Zolder in their #2 Reiter-Lamborghini Gallardo LP600+, while Alexandros Margaritis and Dino Lunardi took race two in the Liqui Moly Team Engstler-BMW ALPINA B6.