It’s not very often you get a four-time Super Bowl champion to a Grand Prix, but New England Patriots star Tom Brady was present at today’s Canadian Grand Prix.
In a brief interview with NBCSN’s Will Buxton, Brady gave a quick synopsis of the grid and the atmosphere. He was standing with Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner at the time and spent quite a bit of time in the Red Bull garage this weekend.
“It’s pretty sweet. Lot of energy at this point,” Brady said. “Those cars are amazing. To see what they can do – these drivers are into it. It’s the ultimate team sport.
“Seeing them go so fast, I’m not getting into one!”
Alex Marquez of Spain won the inaugural MotoGP #StayAtHomeGP Virtual Race as the world’s premier bike racing series followed other motorsports into online racing.
The #StayAtHomeGP, which was streamed Sunday on several platforms including the Motorsports on NBC YouTube channel, featured a field of 10 riders competing on their console gaming systems at home.
Francesco Bagnaia was the runner-up, and Maverick Vinales rounded out the podium.
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Defending MotoGP premier series champion Marc Marquez, the older brother of the rookie race winner and his teammate at Repsol Honda Team, finished fifth.
Here’s a recap of the race from the MotoGP site.
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.