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NEWS REVIEW - PUBLISHED ON APRIL 6TH 2009
The complete racing round-up
In a new addition for 2009, AUTOSPORT brings you the definitive who won what, and where, round-up from the season's busiest racing weekend so far

  By Matt Beer
 
 

The biggest racing weekend of the 2009 season so far put a legend back on top, as Jeff Gordon finally found his way back to victory lane in the NASCAR Sprint Cup at Texas.

Another superstar continued his dominant run, with Sebastien Loeb streaking ahead in the Rally of Portugal, while elsewhere new stars made an impact, with Aston Martin winning on its LMP1 debut in the Le Mans Series, Ryan Briscoe underlining his title credentials in the IndyCar Series opener in St Petersburg - despite Justin Wilson's best efforts - and Motorbase Performance shaking things up in the British Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch.

THE ACTIONJeff Gordon

GP2 Asia: Nunes takes first GP2 win at Sepang

GP2 Asia: Petrov wins wet Sepang GP2 sprint

ALMS: Highcroft gives LMP1 Acura first win

NASCAR Nationwide: Kyle Busch dominates at Texas

NASCAR Cup: Gordon ends winless streak at Texas

BTCC: Neal wins first Brands BTCC race

BTCC: Collard gives Motorbase first win

BTCC: Adam takes maiden win at Brands

BTCC: Adam penalty gives Plato victory

WRC: Loeb claims victory in Portugal

LMS: Dramatic win for Aston on debut

IndyCar: Briscoe wins season opener at St Pete

  FEATURES FROM APR 2, 2009 - APR 8, 2009
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Malaysian GP: The weekend's headlines
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Dodgy Business: From innocuous to grave
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Stat Attack: Malaysia (post-race)
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SuperStats: Malaysian Grand Prix
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The Weekly Grapevine
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Bamber's Week
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Online: Why F1 2009 could be a classic
By Jonathan Noble
Technical review: Australia and Malaysia
By Craig Scarborough
Pace Notes: Gronholm's guest column
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Darren Turner: Licence to thrill
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  ABOUT MATT BEER
Matt Beer starting freelancing for AUTOSPORT.com in the first week of its existence in 1999, and spent the next decade-and-a-half dovetailing increasing amounts of time contributing to it with working for other Haymarket motorsport websites, UK national reporting, co-managing award-winning Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatres, racing driver and team PR, and getting some degrees, plus contributions to an AUTOCOURSE Champ Car yearbook and the FIA Institute's in-house magazine. Now deputy editor of AUTOSPORT.com, he also oversees AUTOSPORT's talent development programme for emerging motorsport writers.
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