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Weekend Recap: July 3-4

Jul 072021

Once again, Monster dominates this weekend’s events. Check out the latest sports new & more below!




The globally recognized and beloved RedBud motocross circuit in Michigan booted off Monster Energy motorsports activity this past Saturday and Sunday. Nearly 20,000 rabid motocross fans encroached upon the sweeping motocross venue where they watched on as Monster Energy racers Dylan Ferrandis (Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing), Eli Tomac (Monster Energy Kawasaki) and Aaron Plessinger (Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing) swept the podium in the premiere 450MX classification in the Luas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. In fact, in the all-conclusive second moto on Saturday afternoon, Monster Energy 450cc racers Tomac, Ferrandis, Plessinger, Chase Sexton (Team Honda), and Christian Craig (Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing) finished first through fifth. All things considered in the 450MX racing division, Dylan Ferrandis now leads the class points lead in the chase for the National Championship, absolute domination! Furthermore, Monster Energy riders Justin Cooper and Jeremy Martin of the Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing team paced second and fifth overall, respectively, in the 250MX division at RedBud.



Meanwhile also hosting racing festivities over the weekend was Donington Park in England. Precisely 3,812 miles away from the RedBud motocross circuit in Michigan, Donington Park in Leicestershire played host to the 2021 FIM Superbike World Championship. Staged upon the historical 12-turn, 2.498-mile Donington Park circuit, Jonathan Rea and Alex Lowes and their Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK ZX-10RRs got it all started on Saturday by lacing a string second and third in the opening 23-lap opening race. 24 hours later, Rea would roar back to take the Sunday morning Tissot Superpole Race victory. Lastly from Donington, Monster Energy racers Scott Redding of Aruba.IT Racing Ducati and Michael van der Mark of the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team placed fourth and fifth, respectively, in Sunday’s third and final WSBK race. Jonathan Rea crashed while leading the race and fell to second in the latest 2021 Superbike World Championship point standings. The WSBK Championship will now head towards the Assen TT circuit and their next event on July 24-25th.



Monster Energy drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas and their Mercedes-AMG F1 W12 E Performance Silver Arrows race cars competed in the Formula 1 BWT Grosser Pries Von Osterreich 2021 at the 2.831-mile, 18-turn Red Bull Ring on Sunday. Bottas finishing the race in runner-up position. In what was something of an off-song race for the seven-time F1 World Champion, Lewis Hamilton who placed an uneventful fourth in Austria is second in the championship points standings.



After what was a five-year absence, the MXGP Motocross World Championship returned to action at the fabulous Maggiora circuit in Italy. Over the weekend, Monster Energy Yamaha MXGP Factory Team rider Glenn Coldenhoff raced to a second-place overall finish, while Romain Febvre of the Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team finished fifth. Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team rider Maxime Renaux was the runner-up finisher in the highly competitive MX2 division with teammate Jago Geerts racing to third overall on the day. Fourth overall went to Monster Energy’s Roan Van De Moosdijk of F&H Racing Team Kawasaki.



The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing visited the scenic Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin Road America facility over Independence Day Weekend. A 4.048-mile, 14-turn circuit situated in Wisconsin, Road America is known as “America’s National Park of Speed.“ On Saturday afternoon in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Henry 180, Riley Herbst guided his Monster Energy Ford Mustang to a strong seventh place finish, while Monster Energy’s Ty Gibbs placed 33rd after suffering a broken transmission while fighting for the lead. On Sunday afternoon in the Jockey Made in America 250 NASCAR Cup race, Kurt Busch powered his No. 1 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet Camaro to a 4th place finish. NASCAR will now head to the dauntingly fast 1.5-mile, 24-degree banked Atlanta Motor Speedway next weekend. Welcome Monster Energy race fans!



Way to storm the podium! Monster Energy mountain bike athletes had a dominating performance at the Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Les Gets, France, this weekend. In round two of the MTB downhill racing season, 20-year-old Monster Energy rider Thibaut Dapréla from France claimed first place in the Elite Men’s Racing division with a 3:33.424-minute finish, his first World Cup win. The rookie was joined on the podium by 27-year-old Australian Connor Fearon in fourth place and 26-year-old Canadian rider Mark Wallace in fifth.