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RACING ROUND-UP - PUBLISHED ON JUNE 15TH 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
 
 

Peugeot's first Le Mans win with the 908 was a huge breakthrough for the home team after so much frustration in recent years - especially as it also marked the first time a works Audi team had been defeated at Le Mans in a straight fight since 1999 - but it was not the only significant result of the weekend.

Just a few weeks ago all the talk in the World Rally Championship was about whether Sebastien Loeb would win every round this season. Now, after the world champion's massive Acropolis accident and Mikko Hirvonen's well-judged victory, Loeb's advantage is just seven points and the title fight is on.

Things are even closer in MotoGP, where Valentino Rossi struck back after two poor races by denying his Yamaha team-mate Jorge Lorenzo a home win at Catalunya with an astounding last corner move. That result leaves the Yamaha pair and Casey Stoner all tied atop the points table a third of the way into the season.

Elsewhere, Valtteri Bottas took his maiden Formula 3 in fine style by conquering the Masters event at Zandvoort, Mark Martin emerged victorious from some last lap NASCAR drama at Michigan, and Colin Turkington took control of the British Touring Car Championship.

THE ACTIONMikko Hirvonen

Formula Renault 3.5: Fauzy secures first victory

Formula Renault 3.5: Di Sabatino wins chaotic race

NASCAR Nationwide: Logano wins at Kentucky

NASCAR Cup: Martin takes dramatic Michigan win

125cc: Iannone wins after Simon error

250cc: Bautista takes dominant home win

MotoGP: Rossi beats Lorenzo in thrilling finish

WRC: Hirvonen clinches Acropolis victory

BTCC: Turkington takes win and points lead

BTCC: Turkington wins again in race two

BTCC: Giovanardi wins wet race three

F3 Masters: Bottas takes lights to flag victory

Le Mans 24 Hours: Peugeot finally wins Le Mans with 908

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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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