Ricciardo’s first podium in ages comes, like Bourdais’ at Toronto, with a trophy drop


The good news for Daniel Ricciardo in Sunday’s action-packed Hungarian Grand Prix was that, despite a number of incidents, he made it back to a Formula 1 podium for the first time since coming third at the United States Grand Prix in Austin last November.

The bad news? He dropped his trophy in the post-race media scrum.

Watch as Ricciardo speaks to Sky Sports, and note NBCSN F1 pit reporter and insider Will Buxton in the background, as the likable Australian briefly lost control of his trophy (h/t: @WTF1.co.uk)

This immediately brings back memories for me of when Sebastien Bourdais returned to an IndyCar podium for the first time in ages, when he came second at the first Toronto race in 2013. Bourdais’ glass trophy fell off its perch on the Saturday race and took a tumble. Townsend Bell and Steve Matchett were on the call with Leigh Diffey for NBCSN on that occasion.

Good times from the podium.

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.