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Indycar’s race at Bar­ber Mo­tor­sport Park was post­poned un­til Mon­day – af­ter MN closed for press – with just 22 laps com­pleted on Sun­day night. A mix­ture of heavy rain and wind limited the race to just a hand­ful of green flag laps when orig­i­nally sched­uled with reign­ing cham­pion Josef New­gar­den in the lead at the time of the fi­nal red flag… Jaguar For­mula E driver Mitch Evans has de­scribed the se­ries’ sec­ond gen­er­a­tion car as “some­where be­tween a pro­to­type and sin­gle­seater”. All of the sea­son five man­u­fac­tur­ers com­pleted an­other col­lec­tive test in the new car last week and Evans said: “It’s a dif­fer­ent beast, it’s faster. I think vis­ually this will be more spec­tac­u­lar around the For­mula E cir­cuits.” Mean­while NIO has ditched Luca Filippi – who had scored just one point this sea­son – with Ma Qing Hua now part­ner­ing Oliver Tur­vey in Paris this week­end… ART Grand Prix driver An­thoine Hu­bert set the fastest time of the fi­nal pre-sea­son GP3 test at Barcelona last week, nar­rowly beat­ing his Bri­tish team-mates Cal­lum Ilott and Jake Hughes. Cam­pos driver Leonardo Pul­cini topped the times on the open­ing day… Two-time DTM cham­pion Mat­tias Ek­strom will com­pete in the sea­son opener next week­end in an ex­tra Audi as he marks his re­tire­ment from the se­ries. The Swede re­tired at the end of last sea­son af­ter 17 sea­sons in DTM to fo­cus on World Ral­lycross… Yifei Ye and Chris­tian Lundgaard made it four dif­fer­ent win­ners from the open­ing four For­mula Re­nault Eurocup races of the sea­son, af­ter tak­ing the vic­to­ries at Monza. But it was a night­mare week­end for 2016 Bri­tish F4 cham­pion Max Fewtrell as he was in­volved in col­li­sions in both races and could only take a best re­sult of 10th… Bri­ton Har­ri­son Scott claimed his maiden Pro Mazda win at Bar­ber last week­end. He was sec­ond in the opener be­fore tri­umph­ing in tricky wet con­di­tions in race two… Kyle Busch claimed his third NASCAR Cup vic­tory in a row af­ter pass­ing long-time leader Joey Logano in the clos­ing stages at Rich­mond last week­end…

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