Senna and McLaren – together again with Bruno in a GT car

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The year may be 2015 but the news out from McLaren GT this morning is a wonderful reincarnation from the late 1980s and early 1990s.

A Senna is driving a McLaren again.

Ayrton’s nephew Bruno – formerly of the Aston Martin GTE program and parts of three Formula 1 seasons – has been signed as a McLaren GT factory driver.

Bruno Senna will primarily focus on test and development work of the new McLaren 650S GT3, with a selected race program to be announced at a later date.

“It is a great honor for me to be joining McLaren; a team my uncle enjoyed such huge success with, and one of the most famous names in motorsport,” Senna said in a release. “2015 is a big year for the whole of McLaren, and it is an exciting time to be part of everything that is taking place.”

Ayrton Senna’s McLaren F1 career stretched from 1988 to 1993, with him taking his three World Championships (1988, 1990, 1991) in those years.

Bruno Senna has also been active in the FIA Formula E Championship during its first season.

MotoGP points leader Fabio Quartararo scores third win of season

MotoGP Fabio Quartararo
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Fabio Quartararo won the Catalan Grand Prix, recapturing the MotoGP points lead and his championship momentum Sunday with his third victory of the season.

Quartararo, who opened the season with his first two career victories in the premier series, took his first checkered flag in two months by winning at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya aboard his Petronas Yamaha SRT.

The French rider opened an eight-point lead (108-100) over Joan Mir, who finished second Sunday. Alex Rins was third.

After winning the previous race, Maverick Vinales slipped to 18 points behind Quartararo after a ninth-place finish.

Andrea Dovizioso was the points leader entering the race but crashed his Ducati in the second turn and placed last. Dovizioso fell three spots to fourth in the championship rankings, 24 points behind Fabio Quartararo in MotoGP.