Weekend review and result round-up

It had been on the cards since he opened up a big points lead during the summer, but with third place in race one at Imola, Andy Soucek officially became the first champion of Formula 2's modern era. He then put the icing on that cake by taking victory on Sunday

Weekend review and result round-up

Bertrand Baguette was the other man to clinch a title this weekend, putting the Formula Renault 3.5 crown beyond his rivals' reach at the Nurburgring.

Nico Hulkenberg and Daniel Ricciardo had wrapped up GP2 and British Formula 3 a week ago, and each started their season finale weekend with a crushing victory, before things went awry for them in their second races. It was Luca Filippi who emerged on top of a chaotic GP2 sprint race in Portugal, while Ricciardo's poor start in race two at Brands Hatch opened the door for his Carlin team-mate Max Chilton.

The IndyCar Series championship will not be decided until Homestead next month - Ryan Briscoe having squandered his points lead with a pitlane crash in Japan that allowed race winner Scott Dixon and his Ganassi team-mate Dario Franchitti to set up a three-way showdown in Florida.

The British Touring Car Championship remains open too, but Colin Turkington is looking well-placed having come out best from a typically wild day at Rockingham.

NASCAR's elongated championship showdown is only just getting underway, and it is Mark Martin who has the early advantage after denying Juan Pablo Montoya a first oval win in a tense shoot-out at Loudon.

The motorsport action

IndyCar: Dixon takes victory and points lead

F3 Euro Series: Bianchi wins again in race one

F3 Euro Series: Van der Zande wins for Motopark

F2: Soucek seals title as Vasiliauskas wins

F2: Soucek celebrates title with Imola win

Formula Master: Leimer scores seventh win of '09

Formula Master: Rossi wins second race at Imola

Formula Renault 3.5: Baguette closes on title with victory

Formula Renault 3.5: Baguette clinches title as Pic wins race

GP2: Hulkenberg dominates in Portugal

GP2: Filippi wins dramatic season finale

British F3: Ricciardo takes crushing Brands win

British F3: Chilton wins finale at Brands

BTCC: Jelley secures first BTCC victory

BTCC: Plato secures 50th BTCC race victory

BTCC: Jelley triumphs again in race three

WTCC: Tarquini extends lead with home win

WTCC: Yvan Muller wins Imola race two

DTM: Scheider wins as Audi dominates

FIA GT: Ruffier and Longin win in Portugal

NASCAR Sprint Cup: Martin beats Montoya to Loudon win

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