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RACING ROUND-UP - PUBLISHED ON MAY 11TH 2009
Racing review: All the results
AUTOSPORT brings you the definitive who won what, and where, round-up from throughout the racing world last weekend

  By Matt Beer
 
 

Formula 1's return to Europe also meant the start of the 2009 GP2 Series, in which Romain Grosjean demonstrated his F1 credentials with a comfortable victory and then a charge to second behind Edoardo Mortara in the reverse grid sprint race.

Elsewhere, Peugeot warmed up for the Le Mans 24 Hours by winning the Spa Le Mans Series race, albeit not with the anticipated crushing one-two, Kris Meeke remained the man to beat in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, and Mark Martin continued his "second childhood" with another NASCAR victory at Darlington.

The Indianapolis 500 itself is still a fortnight away, but the grid is now two-thirds formed - and it will be Helio Castrneves who leads the field away for the third time. Not a bad turnaround for a man who sat nervously in a Miami court room this time a month ago.

THE ACTIONRomain Grosjean

NASCAR Nationwide: Kenseth takes Darlington win

NASCAR Cup: Martin wins again at Darlington

GP2: Grosjean starts GP2 season with victory

GP2: Mortara beats Grosjean to sprint win

IRC: Meeke seals superb Azores victory

F1: Button leads Brawn 1-2 at Spanish GP

LMS: Peugeot claims Spa victory

IndyCar: Castroneves takes third Indy pole

  FEATURES FROM MAY 7, 2009 - MAY 13, 2009
Stat Attack: Spain
By Michele Merlino
The Spanish GP preview
By Edd Straw
Grand Prix Gold: Spain 1981
By Nigel Roebuck
Grooming Grosjean for Renault
By Adam Cooper
GP2 Series: Runners and riders
By Mark Glendenning
GP2 Series: Season preview
By Mark Glendenning
MPH: Mark Hughes on...
By Autosport magazine
The complete 2009 Spanish GP review
By Matt Beer and Pablo Elizalde
Spain news wrap-up
By Matt Beer
Racing review: All the results
By Matt Beer
Dodgy Business: How Barrichello lost in Spain
By Tony Dodgins
Stat Attack: Spain (post-race)
By Michele Merlino
The Weekly Grapevine
By Dieter Rencken
Bamber's Week
By Jim Bamber
SuperStats: Spanish Grand Prix
By David Wright
Online: What's eating Lewis Hamilton
By Jonathan Noble
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  ABOUT MATT BEER
Matt Beer originally joined autosport.com as a weekend editor in the website's early days from 1998 to 2001, before spending several years writing for other motorsport websites, covering UK national racing, working for teams and drivers, and getting some degrees.

He returned to the autosport.com fold for the start of the 2006 season and has remained on board ever since. Alongside his journalistic career, Matt is a director of a company that runs several award-winning theatres at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
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