A first summary of some of this Weekend’s racing action around the world.

WTCC – Rob Huff overtook team-mate and pole sitter Yvan Muller for the lead right at the start of race one at Brno, the leading duo increasing their margin with Alain Menu completing a Chevrolet 1-2-3. Despite starting from eighth on the reverse grid, Yvan Muller put in a strong performance to recover positions, ousting a determined Tom Coronel from the lead and claiming another victory for Chevrolet, while Alain Menu, Rob Huff and Michel Nykjaer completed top 5.

SuperGT – Perfect win for last year’s GT500 champion team Weider and their Honda HSV-010 at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia driven to thhe race win from pole position by Takashi Kogure and Loic Duval.

NASCAR – Carl Edwards passed Roush Fenway Racing teammate Ricky Stenhouse Jr. on Lap 117 of 125 and pulled away to win the Nationwide Series race at Michigan International Speedway. The victory was Edwards’ fourth this season and the 33rd of his career. Stenhouse came home second, followed by Kyle Busch, polesitter Paul Menard and Trevor Bayne.

V8Supercars – To win in Darwin driving patiently and racing smart was the ingredient for success for both Rick Kelly and Shane van Gisbergen respectively, each claiming his second V8 Supercars race win at the Hidden Valley race track.

WRC – Sébastien Ogier moved into the lead of the Acropolis Rally of Greece by three stages on the final day and bagging three bonus points for going fastest on the event-closing Power Stage by a scant margin of 0.009s over Sébastien Loeb, whose second place in the intense Greek heat was his 100th podium finish in the WRC. Citroen’s one-two finish means it now holds a 55-point lead over Ford in the manufacturers’ championship.

SWRC – Finnish pairing Juho Hänninen and Mikko Markkula expertly navigated their Škoda Fabia S2000 to victory on the fourth round of the 2011 FIA Super 2000 World Rally Championship at Acropolis Rally of Greece.

World Superbikes – Marco Melandri took his second win of the year after leading when it really counted as his rival Max Biaggi made a small slip a few laps from the end of race one at Motorland Aragon in Spain. Aprilia’s Biaggi then took his long awaited first win of the 2011 season after an immaculate display of front running in race two, heading Melandri by 4.809 seconds, after the Yamaha rider ran off track at one point, with a few laps to go.


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