GP2: Latifi and Amberg confirmed for Hungary

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Nicholas Latifi and Zoel Amberg will both take part in the GP2 Series races in Hungary this weekend following late announcements from their respective teams.

As part of the current driver merry-go-round taking place in GP2, Latifi will make his debut in the series with MP Motorsport in place of Oliver Rowland.

“I’m really excited to be joining MP Motorsport”, Latifi said. “I have never worked with the team before but I look forward to developing a good relationship with everyone.

“I have driven a GP2 car previously, and raced in Hungary earlier this year [in Formula Renault 3.5], which will definitely help me getting up to speed quicker.”

Rowland raced for the Dutch team at Silverstone as a one-off in place of Sergio Canamasas, who enjoyed a rather acrimonious parting with the outfit ahead of the race in Austria.

The Spaniard returned to GP2 for Silverstone with Lazarus, but now moves to Hilmer – his third team of the season. Canamasas’ place at Lazarus has been taken by Austria’s Zoel Amberg.

In other GP2 news, ART Grand Prix will race with a tribute to Jules Bianchi this weekend following the Frenchman’s death last Friday. Bianchi raced for the team between 2008 and 2011 in F3 and GP2.

You can watch GP2 highlights from Hungary on NBCSN at 4:30pm on Saturday.

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.