Ready for the 500
Will Power and Ryan Briscoe will start second and fourth in this year’s Indianapolis 500. The Team Penkse pair could not match teammate Helio Castroneves, who took pole position.
Chad Reed returned to the top of American motocross with victory in the first round of the outdoor championship following an injuryplagued season in the super cross series earlier this year. Reed rode his Monster Kawasaki to an easy win at Sacramento in California.
Chris Atkinson has a confirmed start in the IRC rally series — second only to the world championship — with Proton as part of the deal which sees him chasing the Asia-Pacific championship with the Malaysian maker. His first IRC start is in the Ypres Rally, an allbitumen event in Belgium next month.
David Brabham has scored another big win in the ALMS sports car series in the USA, taking victory in a six-hour race at Laguna Seca in California. Brabham shared his Honda racer with Simon Pagenaud and Marino Franchitti and they drove from last to first after a technical penalty.
Jason Crump has dropped to fourth in the World Speedway Championship rankings after a mediocre meeting in Prague last weekend. The defending champion was eighth on the night and admits feeling ‘‘out of form’’ with his riding.