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RACING ROUND-UP - PUBLISHED ON JUNE 22ND 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
 
 

For the third IndyCar Series race in a row, Ryan Briscoe dominated only to find himself second - as this time it was Dario Franchitti who jumped him at the final stops and grabbed victory at Iowa.

A similar scenario unfolded as NASCAR made its first road course appearance of 2009, with Kasey Kahne surprising himself as he snatched the Sonoma win from championship leader Tony Stewart.

Probably the biggest shock of the weekend came in the first Silverstone GP2 race, where Alberto Valerio took a commanding maiden victory as Romain Grosjean slumped. The sprint saw another South American success, this time Pastor Maldonado leading from lights to flag.

Amid chaos and carnage at Brno, Roberto Ravaglia's BMW Italy-Spain team enjoyed a superb World Touring Car weekend, with Alex Zanardi taking a popular race one win and his team-mate Sergio Hernandez scoring his first victory in race two.

Formula 2 was barely any less eventful, and with Valencia dominator Robert Wickens hitting trouble, fellow Red Bull protege and Brno race one winner Mirko Bortolotti now heads the standings, despite spinning out of race two, won by ex-GP2 man Andy Soucek.

THE ACTIONDario Franchitti

V8 Supercar: Whincup takes comfortable win

V8 Supercar: Caruso holds on for maiden win

Formula 2: Bortolotti wins first race at Brno

Formula 2: Soucek wins hectic second race

GP2: Valerio takes first victory

GP2: Maldonado wins Silverstone sprint

Formula Master: Leimer wins race one at Brno

Formula Master: Rossi lands maiden win at Brno

IRC: Meeke clinches Ypres victory

NASCAR Nationwide: Edwards takes first win of 2009 at Milwaukee

NASCAR Sprint Cup: Kahne takes surprise Sonoma win

WTCC: Zanardi grabs Brno race one victory

WTCC: Hernandez takes maiden victory

FIA GT: PK Carsport Chevrolet wins eventful Oschersleben race

IndyCar: Franchitti beats Briscoe to Iowa win

  FEATURES FROM JUN 18, 2009 - JUN 24, 2009
Stat Attack: Great Britain
By Michele Merlino
How Red Bull can challenge Button and Brawn
By Adam Cooper
Grand Prix Gold: Great Britain 1969
By Patrick McNally and Simon Taylor
The TOCA party: Croft
By Marcus Simmons
Barcelona review: Rossi back with a bang
By Toby Moody
Analysis: Why Peugeot finally triumphed at Le Mans
By Mark Glendenning
The complete 2009 British GP review
By Matt Beer and Pablo Elizalde
Britain news wrap-up
By Matt Beer
Racing review: All the results
By Matt Beer
Stat Attack: Britain (post-race)
By Michele Merlino
Dodgy Business: Mosley's biggest challenge
By Tony Dodgins
The Weekly Grapevine
By Dieter Rencken
Online: What's happening on the track in F1
By Jonathan Noble
Bamber's Week
By Jim Bamber
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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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