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Issue #316: Pagenaud On Top

All eyes were Speedway, Indiana, this weekend for the qualifying sessions of the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 mile road race at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. After rain initially delayed running on Sunday, Simon Pagenaud dominated the Fast Nine to take this year's pole position.

At the other end of the grid, McLaren and Fernando Alonso were packing their bags after failing to make the grid as they were knocked out along with two of their Indy 500 partner, Carlin's cars too. Steve Camp has the full story of how things unfolded late yesterday afternoon at a damp IMS.

Over in France at the Le Mans Bugatti circuit, Marc Marquez got back to his winning ways to pick up a third MotoGP win in the Grand Prix de France yesterday afternoon. Lewis Duncan and Kyle Francis have the story of how the Spaniard did it and why he had it so easy...

A few hundred miles north of Le Mans, the DTM grid lined up one more at Zolder. After 10 long years, the DTM grid was back at the iconic Belgian track. Davey Euwema has the story of how young South African Sheldon van der Linde picked up his first DTM pole position in just his fourth ever race!

And as always we have all the usual news, views and stories in this week's edition of the most widely read weekly motorsport magazine in the world!