The World Touring Car Championship's visit to Pau provided the craziest action of a packed racing weekend. Amid SEAT's fury at regulation tweaks, mass post-qualifying penalties and even a collision between the race two leader and the safety car, Rob Huff and Alain Menu came through to continue Chevrolet's street track winning streak.
At Hockenheim, the DTM and Formula 3 Euro Series kicked off with breakthrough F3 successes for Stefano Coletti and Jean-Karl Vernay, and a return to winning form for Tom Kristensen - just two days after he announced this would be his final shot at the DTM title.
Returnee James Thompson also ended a long absence from the top step of the podium in the British Touring Car Championship at Donington Park, while in America Tony Stewart give his Stewart Haas Racing team its first NASCAR victory in the non-championship All-Star race.
In the two-wheeled world, the MotoGP title fight now looks even tighter after Jorge Lorenzo made up for his Jerez accident with a brilliant Le Mans victory, and left the crashing to his team-mate Valentino Rossi this time.
F3 Euro Series: Coletti scores maiden win
F3 Euro Series: Vernay takes first victory
Formula Master: Leimer wins first race at Pau
Formula Master: Kouzkin takes win on debut at Pau
FIA GT: Vitaphone #1 wins Adria evening race
NASCAR: Stewart takes All-Star victory
125cc: Simon dominates at wet Le Mans
250cc: Simoncelli claims first win of 2009
MotoGP: Lorenzo takes victory and points lead
BTCC: Thompson wins wet Donington race
BTCC: Thompson wins again at Donington
BTCC: Collard wins Donington race three
WTCC: Huff wins race one at Pau
WTCC: Menu wins incident-packed race two
DTM: Kristensen ends DTM victory drought
ALMS: De Ferran dominates Utah ALMS race