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RACING ROUND-UP - PUBLISHED ON JUNE 29TH 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
 
 

A host of motorsport milestones were reached during the weekend, as Mikko Hirvonen completed an amazing turnaround to knock the hitherto dominant Sebastien Loeb off the top of the World Rally Championship, Valentino Rossi clinched his 100th win at motorcycle grand prix level and Joey Logano became the youngest race winner in NASCAR Sprint Cup history.

An all-action weekend at the Norisring culminated in Jamie Green becoming only the second man to win a DTM race in a year-old car after a thrilling multi-car lead battle, and hard-fought Formula 3 Euro Series wins for Jules Bianchi and Christian Vietoris.

Thrills were in short supply at Richmond though, with IRL record-equalling IndyCar winner Scott Dixon apologising to the fans after another processional oval race.

Two of motorsport's youngest series were in action too. Tobias Hegewald left his Formula 2 rivals behind all weekend at Spa, and Liverpool's Adrian Valles and AC Milan's Giorgio Pantano kicked off the second Superleague Formula season with Magny-Cours victories.

THE ACTIONMikko Hirvonen

125cc: Gadea wins thriller at Assen

250cc: Aoyama escapes late crash to win

MotoGP: Rossi claims 100th GP win at Assen

F3 Euro Series: Bianchi wins first race at Norisring

F3 Euro Series: Vietoris wins chaotic Norisring race

Formula 2: Hegewald dominates first Spa F2 race

Formula 2: Hegewald still unbeatable in race two

NASCAR Nationwide: Kyle Busch wins at Loudon

NASCAR Sprint Cup: Logano takes maiden Sprint Cup win

IndyCar: Dixon wins as Ganassi dominates

Superleague: Valles wins opener for Liverpool

Superleague: Pantano wins for AC Milan in France

Superleague: Liverpool's Valles wins super final

WRC: Hirvonen takes win and points lead

DTM: Green on top in Norisring thriller

  FEATURES FROM JUN 25, 2009 - JUL 1, 2009
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Dodgy Business: Back to the past
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A1GP & Ferrari: The look of love
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A1GP: Top 10 drivers
A1GP review: Happy days for Adam Carroll
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The Weekly Grapevine
By Dieter Rencken
Bamber's Week
By Jim Bamber
Assen review: Rossi gets the ton
By Toby Moody
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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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