Weekend review and results round-up

This was a weekend of the crazy and the unexpected, with rain, accidents and upsets the main themes in the championships still in progress

Weekend review and results round-up

NASCAR always delivers incident at Talladega, and this time the 'big one' came right at the end, leaving Clint Bowyer and Kevin Harvick waiting to see which of them would be declared the winner when the officials figured out who was in front when the race-ending yellow was called. Bowyer got the nod, but second still brought Harvick closer to Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin in the tight title battle.

It poured on the World Touring Car Championship field at Okayama, where Rob Huff and Augusto Farfus did the best job of staying on track and took the wins. A brace of podiums for Yvan Muller and crashes for SEAT and BMW's top championship prospects Gabriele Tarquini and Andy Priaulx mean Chevrolet is now on course for the title.

The DTM championship battle closed up amid mayhem at a damp Adria. Timo Scheider's title hopes are over, but he still came from 15th on the grid to take a remarkable victory, while Paul di Resta was punted off and lost the points lead to Bruno Spengler. The race will mainly be remembered for Alexandre Premat's huge crash, though.

Rain really shook things up for the MotoGP world at Estoril, where the riders' first laps in the dry were not until the race itself. Jorge Lorenzo coped best and took his first win since August, while Ben Spies was caught out and suffered a dislocated ankle on the way to the grid. Moto2 and 125cc delivered two astounding races - with Kenan Sofuoglu leading for much of his Moto2 debut before Stefan Bradl won, and Marc Marquez recovering from a crash during a red-flag period to win yet again in 125cc.

The motorsport action

WTCC: Huff wins wet Okayama race one

WTCC: Farfus triumphs as SEATs slip up

DTM: Scheider wins crazy Adria race

NASCAR: Bowyer edges Harvick at Talladega

125cc: Marquez wins despite crashing

Moto2: Bradl wins, Sofuoglu stars in Moto2

MotoGP: Lorenzo takes another Estoril win

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