‘Officer’ Mario Andretti lays down the law on going too slow

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Mario Andretti has spent much of his life speeding — on the racetrack, of course.

But in a hilarious new video for Honda, the legendary race car driver fills the role of a cop who hands out tickets – “slow citations” to put an end to everyday slowness.

In other words, Andretti and his squad want people to pick up the pace in everything they do.

The premise of the video, which was shot in Chicago, was simple: Andretti and his team of actors – also outfitted as cops – walk up to unsuspecting residents of and visitors to the Windy City and issue them tickets for being too slow in their actions or activities.

The look on some of their faces is priceless.

The promotion is part of the Honda-sponsored and Andretti-led #FastestSeat competition, which puts winners of the contest in the jump seat of an Indy car piloted by the legendary Mario.

Check out the video below of “Officer Andretti.”

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Champion Marc Marquez leads MotoGP into virtual world Sunday

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During its layoff because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, MotoGP will become the latest racing series to enter the virtual world.

The MotoGP Virtual Race will be held at 9 a.m. ET Sunday, March 29 with 10 riders. It will be streamed on several platforms, including the Motorsports on NBC YouTube channel. Reigning series champion Marc Marquez is among the riders in the field.

The premier class of MotoGP has yet to hit the track this season as its opener was canceled and the next three races were postponed, including the Grand Prix of the Americas being moved from April 5 to Nov. 15.

Several other racing series have tried online racing in recent weeks.

IMSA held a “SuperSaturday at Sebring” March 21 in place of the postponed Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. NASCAR started its Pro Invitational Series last Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway and will continue Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway. IndyCar kicked off its six-race IndyCar iRacing Challenge with a Saturday race at Watkins Glen International that was won by Sage Karam.