Weekend review and results round-up
|Monday, September 19th 2011, 09:11 GMT|
Last year the IndyCar title race was all about Dario Franchitti carving into Will Power's early points lead. This season it's the other way around, with Power's second place behind Scott Dixon at Motegi allowing him to edge ahead of Franchitti with two rounds to go after the reigning champion had a messy race in Japan.
The MotoGP championship now looks like Casey Stoner's to lose after another runaway win at Aragon, where Jorge Lorenzo could only struggle to third - and Valentino Rossi's tough year became even more complicated.
Another title race to tighten was the Formula Renault 3.5 fight. A superb home weekend for Jean-Eric Vergne at Paul Ricard saw him slice Carlin team-mate Robert Wickens' lead to just two points heading into next month's decider.
DTM leader Martin Tomczyk did a great damage limitation job at a wet and chaotic Oschersleben, where Mattias Ekstrom took a dominant win.
The British Touring Car Championship remains finely poised but the big news from Rockingham was not Jason Plato, Gordon Shedden and James Nash's wins, but a pitlane spat between old foes Plato and Matt Neal, and the ongoing NGTC controversy.
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