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Podiums for Spengler and Wickens in Europe

The actuality of last weekend was particularly North American, with NASCAR and IndyCar in the eastern United States. Yet it is in Europe that Canadian drivers are more illustrious.

In NASCAR Sprint Cup-proof presented to the Michigan International Speedway was won the runner-up in 2010, Denny Hamlin. It is the tenth different winner at the end of last five Sprint Cup races. Hamlin and his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota have ahead of arrival over Matt Kenseth, his teammate Kyle Busch, Paul Menard and championship leader Carl Edwards. For the latter, this weekend at Michigan was far from being bad, since it not only increases his lead over Kevin Harvick in the overall standings, but also a triumph in Saturday's Nationwide Series race. 

Not very far from the stood the ordeal of the eighth season of IndyCar, the small oval in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A race dominated almost from one end to the other by the Scot Dario Franchitti, the 2010 champion, with his Dallara-Honda Chip Ganassi Racing. Graham Rahal, the son of former champion Bobby Rahal, was harvesting his best result in the series oval track by finishing second. No luck in revenge for Alex Tagliani. The wheel of a car completely lacking in stability, Alex has conceded a mere twenty-nine laps to the leaders! But rather than abandon, in continuing its slow growth and focusing on drop its direct rivals (which did not fail to happen, so that no less than six accidents came slow-proof) Tagliani ranks all the same eighteenth and gleans a few more points in the overall standings of the drivers.

Finally, the best results of Canadian pilots are from Europe. DTM leader on the eve of the fourth race over the Lausitzring circuit, Bruno Spengler third class, first Mercedes drivers. A podium that has a little bitter for the pilot of St. Hippolyte, who had signed him taste the pole position, his third in four events since the beginning of the season.

The German Martin Tomczyk, Audi has won this test, ahead of his compatriot Timo Scheider, Audi also. This double Tomczyk Audi A4 allows a command to delight Spengler championship by one point.

It is also in Germany, but on the Nurburgring this time had held a doubleheader Formula Renault 3.5 Series. This championship is seen as a preparatory series has Formula 1, which has triumph drivers like Robert Kubica in the past. Robert Wickens, a Canadian from Toronto who has recently been recruited as a pilot reserve the stables Virgin F1 season this argument throughout this series. Deja winner Spa-Francorchamps early May, he recurrence at the Nurburgring, clinching Saturday's race before finishing second in the Sunday. He had beforehand clinched pole position for both races. These two new podiums allow Wickens was pointing now leading the championship.

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