Magnus Racing entered the final race of the 2013 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series season as the championship leader. Two laps in, TRG’s No. 66 Aston Martin had a different opinion.
The Korean Grand Prix is one of the newest additions on the Formula 1 calendar. Debuting in 2010, there were concerns ahead of the race that the circuit wouldn’t be ready. Despite numerous delays for the final track inspection, the circuit was completed, just about, and the inaugural F1 round in Korea took place.
Organizers of the race wanted the Korean Grand Prix to be held at a venue near the capital of Seoul; however they got the complete opposite. 400 miles away sits the Korea International Circuit, a remote location that has hindered attendance figures and proved to be a tricky location to house the thousands involved in the Formula 1 circus.
World Champion Jorge Lorenzo says he ‘pushed to the limits’ in Sunday’s 23 lap Gran Premio Iveco de Aragon race, but it was not enough to prevent another Marc Marquez victory.
Lorenzo made a brilliant start to the race from second on the grid and it looked in the early stages of the race as if he could repeat his Silverstone and Misano victories, as he cranked up the pressure.
Rookie sensation Marc Marquez took control of the MotoGP world championship with victory in the Aragon Grand Prix but at a high cost to team harmony within the Repsol Honda squad.
And only time will tell if a post-race apology by Marquez to his bruised and battered teammate Dani Pedrosa will be enough to heal a widening rift.
Pedrosa was unforgiving in his assessment that Marquez’s aggressive, high-risk late braking style is over the limit.
Valentino Rossi was back on the podium for the fifth time in 2013 and the 146th time in his premier class career at the Gran Premio Iveco de Aragon on Sunday.
The nine-time World Champion took advantage of the highside crash of Dani Pedrosa in front of him during the race to slot in behind Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo and was happy to return to the rostrum.