In the Russian GP, the 4th race of the 2017 F1 Championship, where many teams involved are equipped by BMC, the Finnish Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) scored the first victory of his F1 career, narrowly beating Sebastian Vettel.
Marc Marquez won the third round of the championship at Austin on the Circuit of the Americas. The battle for the podium positions was an entertaining affair as Pedrosa was hunted down by nine-time World Champion Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP).
Formula 1, championship where many teams involved are equipped by BMC, heads towards Europe with the Russian Grand Prix at Sochi, which joined the F1 calendar in 2014. The track surface is smooth, with mild weather conditions expected, so for the second time this season the three softest tyres in the range have been nominated.
After the wintry Rallye Monte-Carlo, snowy Sweden, Mexico’s high-altitude tracks and the year’s first pure asphalt skirmishes in Corsica, the 2017 World Rally Championship (WRC), championship where many teams involved are equipped by BMC, kicks off a sequence of gravel rounds this week with the sandy Rally Argentina in the hills and mountains near Cordoba and Villa Carlos Paz, with rough terrain and river crossings.
The 2017 Championship arrives in the Netherlands for the fourth round of the season. Riders competing in the production derived World Championship will be racing on the demanding TT Circuit Assen from Friday 28 to Sunday 30 April.
Sebastian Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix, third race of the F1 championship where many teams involved are supplied by BMC.
Toyota won Great Britain’s 6 Hours of Silverstone, first 2017 WEC round where many teams involved are supplied by BMC. First past the flag was the n°8 TS050 hybrid of Buemi/Davidson/Nakajima, which finished clear of the n°2 (Bernhard/Bamber/Hartley) and n°1 (Jani/Lotterer/Tandy) Porsches.
Last Sunday Lewis Hamilton won the China GP. On this weekend the F1 championship will take place in Bahrain for the third round 2017. As for the whole year, lots of the teams involved are equipped by BMC.
Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) continued, at Termas de Rio Hondo, his successful start to 2017 with another victory, ahead of his teammate Valentino Rossi. So Yamaha earn his first one-two finish of the year. Third was Cal Crutchlow (Honda).
Thierry Neuville (Hyundai) won last weekend the Tour de Corse – Rallye de France, after leading most of the WRC rallies in 2017. Four different manufacturers have won the first four rallies of the 2017 season. The last time that happened in World Rally Championship was back in 1986.
After five seasons of incredible competition (both in Prototypes Class both in GT Class) and growth, the FIA World Endurance Championship has matured into one of the world’s most entertaining and respected motor sport series.