Weekend review and results round-up

Indianapolis 500 qualifying provided huge drama all weekend, with Helio Castroneves coming out on top, Alex Tagliani and Bruno Junqueira starring, Tony Kanaan and Takuma Sato only just making it into the field - and Paul Tracy missing the cut

Weekend review and results round-up

Elsewhere, title battles are starting to take shape, particularly in MotoGP, where Jorge Lorenzo's second straight win edged him clear of Valentino Rossi, and Casey Stoner's Le Mans crash dropped him even further behind.

Across France at Magny-Cours, Oli Webb moved ahead of pre-season favourite Jean-Eric Vergne in the British Formula 3 title battle thanks to two wins from the three races on the Superleague Formula bill - where AC Milan's Yelmer Buurman was the man to beat in the main event.

Monza saw great success for Jolyon Palmer in Formula 2, and last lap tyre drama decide both World Touring Car Championship races, with Andy Priaulx and Yvan Muller the beneficiaries.

Romain Grosjean and Thomas Mutsch put Matech Ford back on top in the GT1 World Championship at Brno, and at Valencia, former champion Mattias Ekstrom was top dog in the DTM as Kevin - son of Jan - Magnussen made a winning debut in the Formula 3 Euro Series.

The motorsport action

British F3: Webb claims maiden British F3 win

British F3: Vergne wins fraught reverse grid race

British F3: Webb wins and takes British F3 lead

Auto GP: Tambay wins Imola Auto GP thriller

Auto GP: Iaconelli wins in second race at Imola

NASCAR: Busch wins All-Star race at Charlotte

DTM: Ekstrom leads Audi 1-2 at Valencia

Indy 500: Castroneves earns fourth Indy pole

Indy 500: Kanaan qualifies as Tracy misses out

GT1: Vitaphone wins Brno qualification race

GT1: Grosjean/Mutsch triumph at Brno

WTCC: Last lap chaos hands BMW Monza 1-2

WTCC: Muller wins amid more last lap drama

F2: Palmer wins classic Monza opener

F2: Palmer clinches Monza double

Superleague: AC Milan's Buurman wins race one

Superleague: Basel's Wissel wins chaotic race two

Superleague: Buurman back on top in super finalv

125cc: Espargaro defeats Terol in France

Moto2: Elias wins as rivals crash out

MotoGP: Lorenzo dominates at Le Mans

F3 Euro: Mortara wins and extends Euro lead

F3 Euro: Magnussen wins on Euro Series debut

ALMS: Highcroft comes from last to victory

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