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Hamilton leads Bottas in stunning Mercedes 1-2 in Montreal, Vettel fights back to finish fourth

Lewis Hamilton took his 56th career victory, his sixth at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, and his third of the 2017 season at the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday. Such was Hamilton's dominance in Montreal that he completed just the fourth Grand Slam of his career, claiming pole, the victory, fastest lap and leading every lap of the Grand Prix.

To make things even better for Mercedes, Lewis' teammate Valtteri Bottas came home in second to secure the Silver Arrows' first 1-2 of 2017. Daniel Ricciardo claimed third place for Red Bull, leaving title contender Sebastian Vettel in fourth ahead of his Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen who finished way down in seventh place.

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Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso wins Catalan MotoGP

Italian rider Andrea Dovizioso of Ducati on Sunday claimed his second victory of the season by winning the Catalan Moto Grand Prix at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. His victory came of the heels of a win in his home country last weekend in Tuscany.

"I didn't expect to be competitive here and I won," Dovizioso said after the race.

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Unprecedented adventure in store for the off-road maniacs at Force Gurkha RFC India 2017

With less than two months left for the fourth edition of India’s toughest and the most celebrated annual off-road motorsport competition, the Force Gurkha RFC India, adrenaline is running high in the entire Indian off-roading community. There is a lot of speculation about what to expect from the upcoming event, to be held in Goa from 22nd July to 30th July. Well, here is a teaser of the new things in store for participants and visitors at Force Gurkha RFC India 2017.

Firstly, a lot of fresh offroad talent will be coming forward and participating in this muddy and slushy battle of man and machine in extreme off-road conditions. Of the 40 teams that will be competing for the Force Gurkha RFC India 2017 Champion title, as many as 13 will be making their debut in the event this year. These newcomers include Ajit Bache from Pune, Sushant Saini from Yamuna Nagar, Dattaraj Dessai from Goa, Gowtham Santhakumar from Pollachi, MK Rojith, Shibu Varghese, Nithin Uday Krishna and Shemi Mustafa from Kerala, Pragun Arora from Delhi, Sachin Chordiya from Aurangabad, R. Sumanth Shenoy from Chikmagalur and Venkat Devineni from Hyderabad. 

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Rossi Gains 7 Spots in Detroit Race 2

Alexander Rossi is the master at grinding out top ten finishes in the deeply talented Verizon IndyCar Series. When a small mistake in qualifying led to a P14 spot on the gird, Rossi battled back to finish seventh.

“(Qualifying) this morning really hurt because we went out on used tires for the one-lap shootout after the red flag, and that was the wrong decision," said Rossi. "So, we started 14th instead of towards the front." 

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Andrea Dovizioso wins Italian Moto GP

Italian Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso won the Italian motorcycle Grand Prix at the Mugello Circuit in Tuscany on Sunday. The 31-year-old came down with food poisoning on Saturday night and still managed to win the title despite barely getting any sleep.

Dovizioso finished with a time of 41:32.126, averaging 174.2 kph. Spanish Movistar Yamaha rider Maverick Viñales finished second and Italian Ducati rider Danilo Petruci took third place.

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Rossi Fifth in Detroit Race 1, Remains Fifth in Points

Alexander Rossi finished fifth in today's Detroit Grand Prix, and is fifth in points for the Verizon IndyCar Series Championship. Running in the top three during the race, Rossi fell back a couple spots after the off-strategy drivers were able to advance up the charts.

"We weren’t quite quick enough today," said Rossi. "The top four were on another level. I think our first stint on reds was strong, but on blacks we slowed a little bit in speed. Once those off-strategy guys squeezed past me, I just couldn't catch them."

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Takuma Sato wins Indy 500, Alonso suffers engine failure

Takuma Sato, driving for Andretti Autosport, became the first Japanese driver to win the Indianapolis 500, prevailing at the 101st edition of the iconic IndyCar Series race.

Sato sped to victory at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday ahead of Brazil's Helio Castroneves, with Team Penske, who came within a whisker of his fourth Indy 500 win, and newcomer Ed Jones, with Dale Coyne Racing, a Briton born in Dubai.

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