JULY 10, 2019
Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 07:32PM

(Photo by special AE contributor Whit Bazemore)
Marc Marquez (No. 93 Repsol Honda Team) extended his lead at the top of the championship with a seventh consecutive victory in the German MotoGP at the 
Sachsenring on Sunday. The 26-year-old Spaniard, who watched his brother Alex win the Moto2 race earlier in the day, led from start to finish, taking the checkered flag over four seconds ahead of Maverick Viñales (No. 12 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP). Cal Crutchlow, who had broken his leg and damaged knee ligaments four days earlier in a bicycling accident, finished an outstanding third on the No. 35 LCR Castrol Honda. "The race went to plan, I was riding out in front and enjoying myself," said Marquez. "At the end I was thinking about my brother. I am very happy with this victory and very happy to have the summer break in these conditions." It was another dominant performance from Marquez, who has now won at each of his last 10 races at Sachsenring. He first won there in 2010 in the 125cc race and followed that in 2011 and 2012 with wins in Moto2. He has won every MotoGP in Germany since 2013. It was the fifth victory in nine races for Marquez this season, which puts him well ahead in his bid for a sixth MotoGP title. He now has 185 points, 69 clear of Andrea Dovizioso.
Photo by by special AE contributor Whit Bazemore)
Marc Marquez dissecting the race with his team in parc ferme after the race.

Editor-In-Chief's Note: We hope you are enjoying the superb photography and insider's perspective of MotoGP racing by special AE contributor Whit Bazemore. MotoGP has become my personal favorite form of motorsport, and to have someone with Whit's talent share his visual art and deep knowledge of MotoGP is truly special for us and we really appreciate it. By the way, you may recognize Whit's last name; Bazemore began making a living from drag racing when he was sixteen-years-old and he is a two-time U.S. Nationals winner and still the fifth-fastest Funny Car driver ever at 333.25 MPH.

It took just seven days for Mazda to score its second win of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season. This week it was at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix, with Oliver Jarvis and Tristan Nunez taking the win in the No. 77 Mazda Team Joest RT24-P/Michelin. Teammates Jonathan Bomarito and Harry Tincknell (No. 55 Mazda Team Joest RT24-P/Michelin) finished second to make it a Mazda 1-2. “It’s an amazing team effort,” Jarvis said. “Incredible. It’s been an incredible ten days with the team. We were all getting quite bored of getting that question, ‘When were we going to get our win?’ We always said we were close. I honestly believed if we got our first, to get the second seven days later is amazing. What an effort. Mazda Team Joest puts so much effort into this team, Multimatic and AER. This is a culmination of a lot of work. It’s paid dividends in seven days. It’s amazing.” Juan Pablo Montoya and Dane Cameron (No. 6 Acura Team Penske ARX-05/Michelin) finished third, their fifth consecutive podium finish, which extended their championship points lead in IMSA's top DPi class.
Earl Bamber and Laurens Vanthoor (No. 912 Porsche 911 RSR/Michelin) delivered the fifth straight GT Le Mans victory for the Porsche GT Team dating back to Sebring. It was also the duo's third GTLM win this season. Since IMSA was reunited as one series starting in 2014, Porsche is the first brand in this class to record five straight wins in a single season. "Sometimes even to our frustration, until the manufacturer championship is won, they don’t care if they win or we win,” said Vanthoor of the Porsche team. “That’s the reality. That’s the main goal for Porsche even though we’re race drivers, we want to win ourselves. We want to beat each other to be even more exciting during the season. We’re obviously fighting for the same thing, but at the moment we work together and the main thing is a Porsche wins.” Jesse Krohn and John Edwards (No. 24 Team RLL BMW M8 GTE/Michelin) finished second, and Nick Tandy and Patrick Pilet (No. 911 Porsche 911 RSR/Michelin) came in third. The next round of the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship will be the first GT showdown of the season. The two-hour, 40-minute Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park will feature only the GTLM and GTD classes and is scheduled for the weekend of July 18-20. The race goes green on Saturday, July 20 at 3:10 p.m. ET live on the NBC Sports App and NBCSports.com, with the NBCSN broadcast scheduled for 10 p.m. 
Bill Auberlen and Robby Foley (No. 96 Turner Motorsport BMW M6 GT3/Michelin) scored the GT Daytona class win after Foley had put the machine on the pole. Auberlen scored his 58th IMSA win, leaving him just one race behind Scott Pruett's all-time win total. Trent Hindman and Mario Farnbacher (No. 86 Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian Acura NSX GT3/Michelin) finished second, extending their GTD points lead to 19 over Frank Montecalvo and Townsend Bell (No. 12 AIM Vasser Sullivan Lexus RC F GT3/Michelin). Bell and Montecalvo finished third.
Dalton Kellett and Matt McMurry (No. 52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports Oreca 07/Michelin) won their third straight race in LMP2.

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Justin Haley (No. 77 Spire Motorsports Chevrolet) was first when Sunday’s Coke Zero Sugar 400 at the Daytona International Speedway was red-flagged for lightning 33 laps short of the intended 160-lap distance. Two hours and 12 minutes later, the 20-year-old Indiana native was celebrating his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup win, in only his third career start. As Haley stood speaking with reporters during the long weather delay, a team member walked up and hugged him, delivering the career-defining news to the Xfinity Series standout: “You just won your first Monster Energy NASCAR race.” "It's absolutely a blessing, pretty incredible that I have so many people around me who have given me this opportunity,” Haley said. Haley became the second-youngest Cup winner in Daytona International Speedway history. Drivers were actually called to their cars to restart after the initial red flag, but lightning moved into the immediate area again causing another 30-minute safety delay. Before that time passed, the rain returned. And the race was declared official. Hendrick Motorsports teammates William Byron (No. 24 Chevrolet) and Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Chevrolet) finished second and third, respectively.  


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