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Alexander Rossi wins Watkins Glen International

Alexander Rossi capped off a dominant weekend with a win on Sunday at Watkins Glen International, a beautiful 11-turn, 3.37-mile road course. While the rain held off at the historic racetrack, Rossi battled through a fuel issue and scored his first victory since the 2016 Indianapolis 500.

The 25-year-old Californian led a race-high 32 laps and drove the No. 98 NAPA Auto Parts Andretti-Herta Autosport Honda across the finish line 0.951 of a second ahead of four-time WGI winner, Scott Dixon. Rossi won the 60-lap race from pole position (the first in his IndyCar career), just two days after it was announced he would return to Andretti Autosport next season in a multi-year deal that includes NAPA.

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Solid finish for Alexander Rossi at Gateway

On Saturday night, Alexander Rossi finished a strong sixth at Gateway Motorsports Park, and also moved up to seventh in the Verizon IndyCar Series Championship. In a weekend where the Team Penske Chevrolet’s were fastest on the short oval, Rossi and his Andretti Autosport Honda were able to run up front with the leaders throughout the evening.

The race marked the Verizon IndyCar Series' return to the St. Louis region for the first time in 14 years. A packed main grandstand cheered and remained standing for most of the 248 laps on the 1.25-mile oval.

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Hamilton sees off Vettel challenge to win Belgian Grand Prix

 Lewis Hamilton took the 58th victory of his career, his third at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps and fifth of the 2017 season, as the Mercedes superstar closed the gap at the top of the Drivers' Championship down to just 7 points against Ferrari star Sebastian Vettel.

Ferrari finished second and fourth in a Belgian GP that was closely contested right down to the wire. Vettel was runner-up, with Kimi Raikkonen fighting back after a penalty to take fourth. Sebastian still leads the Drivers’ classification with a 7 point advantage over Lewis Hamilton.

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Rayo Racing finishes 1-2 in Senior Category of National Rotax

Aaroh Ravindra from Rayo Racing continued his domination in the Senior category of the Meco FMSCI National Rotax Karting Championship here at Bengaluru. The Mumbai racer finished ahead of his Rayo Racing teammate – Aanjan Patodia who put in a brilliant performance to come from last, all way up to finish second.

Earlier in the weekend, it was Faridabad’s Manav Sharma from BPC Racing who qualified on pole with a laptime of 55.384 seconds, ahead of Chennai’s Nirmal Umashankar from M Sport. Aanjan Patodia of Pune was third while National Championship leader – Aaroh Ravindra could only manage fourth with a time 55.677 seconds, thanks to the ultra-competitive grid on the top. 

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Guy Martin to Join Williams Martini Racing Pit Crew for the Belgian GP

Motorcycle racer and TV personality, Guy Martin, is set to take on one of the most coveted job in motorsport - working as part of an elite Formula One pit crew. With no Formula One experience to his name, Guy will be going in at the deep end when he joins WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING, one of the world’s leading Formula One teams, at this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix in Spa.

A truck mechanic by trade, Guy will visit Williams’ UK base ahead of the Belgian GP, where the team will run him through the major tasks he’ll be expected to perform during the race weekend. Having forged a successful career motorcycling, Guy knows only too well how the race result is in the mechanics’ hands, so practice is essential.

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Podium finish for Rossi in Pocono

Alexander Rossi led 44 laps and took home the third position at Pocono Raceway this Sunday. Starting from P6 in the ABC Supply 500, Rossi advanced quickly and was battling for the lead from the get go. The thrilling race featured 42 lead changes among 10 drivers - a Pocono race record.

"A lot went right for us today," said Rossi. "I think the Military-to-Motorsports car was strong and got right to the front from the beginning. It was our race to control from a fuel standpoint, and our NAPA Know How crew did a good job in the pits all day."

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Alexander Rossi Has Strong Mid-Ohio Weekend

Alexander Rossi advanced three positions from his grid spot and finished sixth in the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, the 13th race on the the Verizon IndyCar Series calendar. In the 13-turn, 2.25-mile permanent road course, competitors were within hundredths of seconds of each other throughout the weekend.

Rossi had a strong weekend, leading many of the practice sessions. He made it to the second round of qualifying, but admitted to a mistake when they made a last-minute change to the set-up. "I'm pretty disappointed to miss the (Firestone) Fast Six after running so well in the morning of practice," said Rossi. "We just went the wrong direction with a change in session and it hurt us in the end. It's a tough pill to swallow, but we have a fast race car."

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