Supercross: Dungey, Musquin make it three in a row with Indianapolis wins

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The Red Bull KTM team continued their recent domination of Monster Energy Supercross on Saturday night, with Ryan Dungey and Marvin Musquin both winning their respective classes at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. It’s the third week in a row the duo has successfully completed the sweep.

In the 450 Class main event, Dungey grabbed the lead on the opening lap and held on for a wire-to-wire victory. With his fifth win of the season, Dungey extended his points lead to 45 and has all the momentum right now.

A second-place finish from Cole Seely vaulted the 450SX rookie from seventh to fourth in the point standings. His American Honda teammate, Trey Canard, finished behind him in third but still faces a tough challenge to try to catch Dungey for the championship lead over the final six rounds.

It was a similar story in the 250 Class, as Marvin Musquin led all 15 laps of the main event to lock up his fourth win in five races. The Frenchman did it in dominant fashion, finishing 22 seconds ahead of the rest of the field by the time the checkered flag came out.

With another second-place result, Justin Bogle kept himself in title contention but will need to make up a 16-point deficit during the final three rounds of the 250SX East Region series. Although they didn’t get the win, it was a strong night for GEICO Honda overall, as Bogle’s rookie teammates – RJ Hampshire and Jordon Smith – finished third and fourth, respectively.

The big shocker in the 250 Class was Jeremy Martin failing to qualify for the main event. Last summer’s Lucas Oil Pro Motocross 250MX champion was forced to go through the LCQ to qualify, but a crash during the race resulted in him missing the cut and will likely cost him a shot at the title.

Monster Energy Supercross resumes next Saturday at Ford Field in Detroit.

Indianapolis 450SX Results
1. Ryan Dungey
2. Cole Seely (-3.9 seconds)
3. Trey Canard
4. Weston Peick
5. Davi Millsaps

450SX Point Standings (after 11 of 17 races)
1. Ryan Dungey, 249
2. Trey Canard, 204
3. Eli Tomac, 169
4. Cole Seely, 160
5. Ken Roczen, 156

Indianapolis 250SX Results
1. Marvin Musquin
2. Justin Bogle (-22.3 seconds)
3. RJ Hampshire
4. Jordon Smith
5. Kyle Cunningham

250SX East Point Standings (after 5 of 8 races)
1. Marvin Musquin, 122
2. Justin Bogle, 106
3. Jeremy Martin, 85
4. RJ Hampshire, 74
5. Joey Savatgy, 73

Valtteri Bottas wins chaotic season-opening F1 Austrian Grand Prix

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SPIELBERG, Austria — Valtteri Bottas won a chaotic season-opening F1 Austrian Grand Prix while six-time series champion Lewis Hamilton finished fourth after getting a late time penalty Sunday.

The Formula One race was interrupted three times by a safety car, and nine of 20 drivers abandoned, including both Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Alexander Albon – who tried to overtake Hamilton on the outside with 10 laps left, touched wheels and flew off track.

Hamilton was given a 5-second time penalty for causing the collision, having earlier been hit with a three-place grid penalty after an incident in Saturday’s qualifying was reviewed by stewards.

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Bottas led all 71 laps in the eighth victory of his career. It was the second consecutive victory in the season opener for the Finn, though he won four months earlier in 2019 after this season’s start was delayed by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Lando Norris of McLaren F1 celebrates after his first podium finish (Mark Thompson/Getty Images).

Bottas started from pole position and Hamilton from fifth, but it looked like a straight fight between the two Mercedes drivers as has been the case so often in recent years.

But late drama in Spielberg ensured otherwise and Hamilton’s time penalty meant Charles Leclerc took second place for Ferrari, and Lando Norris sent McLaren’s garage into raptures – and threw all social distancing rules out of the window amid the euphoria – with third place.

It was the 20-year-old British driver’s first career podium, and his superb final lap was the fastest of a dramatic season opener.

Norris became the youngest British driver to secure a podium finish and the third-youngest ever in Formula One.

Valtteri Bottas leads Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton during the Formula One Grand Prix of Austria (Mark Thompson/Getty Images).