Watkins Glen IndyCar iRacing results

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Sage Karam finished 3.6174 seconds ahead of Felix Rosenqvist to win Saturday’s American Red Cross Grand Prix, the opener of the IndyCar iRacing Challenge.

Karam led 43 of 45 laps at Watkins Glen International, yielding the lead to third-place finisher Will Power twice for two laps on pit stops.

Scott McLaughlin and Oliver Askew rounded out the top five. Seven-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson, who is exploring an IndyCar debut this season, finished 16th.

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The race took one hour and 5 minutes to complete and was caution-free with an average speed of 138.200 mph. Power turned the fastest lap at 141.689 mph (1 minute, 25.6239 seconds) on the final circuit of the race.

Click here for the full box score from Saturday’s IndyCar iRacing event at Watkins Glen International.

Jimmie Johnson finished 16th in his No. 48 Chevrolet in the American Red Cross Grand Prix at virtual Watkins Glen International (Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

MotoGP champion Marc Marquez has second surgery on fractured arm

MotoGP Marc Marquez second surgery
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Defending MotoGP series champion Marc Marquez underwent a second surgery Monday after a titanium plate inserted in his fractured right arm sustained damage. The Repsol Honda Team said in a statement that it’ll be two days before the recovery period is determined.

Marquez was injured during a crash in the July 19 season opener. He underwent an initial surgery July 21 in Barcelona, and doctors said there was no nerve damage.

The eight-time champion was cleared to race in the season’s second event Jerez. But Marquez decided to skip the July 26 race after experiencing discomfort while riding the No. 93 bike in a July 25 practice.

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He had planned to race in Sunday’s grand prix at the Automotodrom Brno in the Czech Republic in hopes of returning to defend his title. His status for Sunday apparently will be unclear until at least Wednesday.

In a statement Monday, the team said the titanium plate in Marquez’s right arm successfully was replaced after stress accumulation. Marquez will stay in the hospital for two days recovering.

Dr Xavier Mir, who performed the surgery at the Hospital Universitari Dexeus, said in the release that “Marc Marquez underwent surgery 13 days ago and today he returned to the operating room. The first operation was successful, what was not expected was that the plate was insufficient. An accumulation of stress in the operated area has caused the plate to suffer some damage, so today the titanium plate has been removed and replaced by a new fixation.

“The rider has not felt pain during this period. He has always followed the medical advice given and the feeling from his body. Unfortunately, an overstress has caused this issue. Now we have to wait 48 hours to understand the recovery time.”