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Weekend Recap: June 26-27

Jul 062021

Another epic weekend for our Monster Energy athletes! Check out the latest sports new & more below!  

MOTOGP:

 

The MotoGP World Championship ran at the TT Circuit Assen on Sunday afternoon where Monster Energy riders swept the podium. On the 2.831-mile, 18-turn circuit globally recognized as “The Cathedral of Motorcycle Racing”, Fabio Quartararo of the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP team raced to his fourth victory of the 2021 season. Runner-up at Assen was Quartararo’s Yamaha teammate Maverick Vinales. Third on the afternoon went to yet another Monster Energy racer, reigning World Champion Joan Mir of Team Suzuki Ecstar. Halfway through the 2021 MotoGP season, Fabio Quartararo leads the chase for the world title heading into next Sunday’s race. In Moto2 action from Assen, Monster Energy rider Sam Lowes placed fourth for the ELF arc VDS Racing Team, while Monster Energy’s Marco Bezzecchi placed fifth for SKY Racing Team VR46. Monster Energy racer Darryn Binder finished seventh in the Moto3 classification for the Petronas Sprinta Racing team.

FORMULA 1:

 

The Formula 1 BWT Grosser Preis Der Steiermark 2021 took place in Austria over the weekend on the 2.683-mile, 10-turn circuit. Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas placed second and third in their Mercedes-AMG F1 W12 E Performance Silver Arrows race cars. Hamilton and Bottas will race in Austria once again next weekend. Hamilton is 18 points out of the F1 World Championship points lead in second position.

MXGP: 

 

The 2021 FIM Motocross World Championship series put stakes in the ground over the weekend with the MXGP of Great Britain. Set along the rolling green valley of Matterley Basin in Winchester, England, Monster Energy Yamaha MXGP Factory Team rider Glenn Coldenhoff raced to a fifth-place overall finish, while Romain Febvre of the Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team finished seventh. Jeremy Seewer, a Monster Energy Yamaha MXGP Factory Team pilot, was eighth on the day. In MX2 action from Matterley Basin, Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team rider Maxime Renaux was the overall winner with a fantastic 1-2 performance. Fifth overall fell to Roan Van De Moosdijk of F&H Racing Team Kawasaki. Seventh overall went to Monster Energy Yamaha team rider Thibault Benistant.

RALLY: 

 

In East Africa, 19-year-old Oliver Solberg competed in the storied Safari Rally Kenya. Solberg’s rally ended on Friday when he and the Hyundai suffered heavy chassis damage via a gnarly shunt which produced an unbelievable 19G impact.

NASCAR: 

 

The National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing produced an action-packed weekend of racing at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania, back-to-back Cup races the featured attraction on the funky 2.5-mile circuit known as the Tricky Triangle. First off, Kurt Busch in the No. 1 Chip Ganassi Racing Monster Energy Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE was a hard fought sixth on Saturday in the 130-lap Pocono Organics CBD 325. 24 hours later, this time in Sunday’s Explore the Pocono Mountains 350, Busch drove to a 20th place finish. In ARCA Menards Series racing action from Pocono Raceway, Monster Energy’s Ty Gibbs placed second in the General Tire #AnywhereisPossible 200, Gibbs now only four points out of the ARCA Menards Series championship lead. On Sunday afternoon, the NASCAR Xfinity Series Pocono Green 225, Monster Energy driver Ty Gibbs once again placed second, a mere 0.331 away from the win! Monster Energy’s Riley Herbst finished 35th at Pocono, his race sabotaged by bad luck and mechanical issues. In NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race action from Pocono Raceway, Hailie Deegan and the No. 1 Monster Energy DGR Crosley Racing Ford F-150 finished 26th.

SHORT COURSE OFF ROAD RACING: 

 

The 2021 AMSOIL Championship Off-Road series hosted the Forest County Potawatomi Brush Run at Crandon International Raceway over the weekend. The fiercely competitive Pro 4 classification was absolutely dominated on Saturday by Monster Energy drivers with Kyle LeDuc (Monster Energy Ford), CJ Greaves (Monster Energy Toyota) and Johnny Greaves (Monster Energy Toyota) finishing one, two and three, respectively.

NHRA: 

 

The NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series took place over the weekend in Norwalk, Ohio. Monster Energy Top Fuel driver Brittany Force moved through elimination rounds before the rains came and halted competition.

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