The 20-year-old Honda rider had his shoulder put back into place and will compete in the race. The accident occurred at Vale corner, where Marquez collided with the Yamaha of Cal Crutchlow, who had crashed at the same corner moments earlier.British GP, Marc Marquez, MotoGP, Silverstone, Video
After the pit road commotion at Sonoma, Scott Dixon still sent a congratulatory text to winner Will Power.
Yes, Dixon’s penalty wiped out his shot at a victory, but he was at least going to be a good sport.
“I respect Will. He’s a fantastic driver,” Dixon said. “We’re going to be competing, hopefully, together for a lot of years.”
That competition, for now, means they can’t seem to get away from each other on the track.
Power spun Dixon in Saturday’s practice. But Dixon got the final payback when he swiped the pole from Power on the last lap of qualifying to take the top spot for the Grand Prix of Baltimore.Grand Prix of Baltimore, IndyCar, Scott Dixon, Will Power
The mishap did, however, prompt IndyCar to install new rules involving drivers and the safety of pit crew members.
Dixon was on his way to victory at Sonoma when he received a drive-through penalty with 15 laps to go for clipping a tire in the left hand of a member of Power’s crew. The incident occurred when Dixon’s Honda left his pit directly behind Power’s Chevrolet.
Dixon was livid after finishing 15th, claiming the pit crew member intentionally got in his way. His stance mellowed Friday — to a degree.
“I’m obviously not as angered. I’d probably take back some of the words I used,” Dixon said. “But still, I think the guy was incompetent, not paying attention, and we don’t need that on pit lane. He’s going to cause somebody else harm. I still feel he should be removed from pit lane or some kind of penalty inflicted on him.”
The new rules instituted Friday addressed that concern, and clearly defined where pit crews should stand during the race.Grand Prix of Baltimore, IndyCar, Scott Dixon, Sonoma Raceway, Will Power
Graham Rahal will drive an IndyCar Series car Wednesday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course as part of a test designed to see if the infield road is suited for an open wheel race in the future.
Adding a second race to the schedule at IMS would follow one of the recommendations from a report a consulting group the series hired to evaluate business operations.Graham Rahal, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IndyCar
Michael Andretti is looking for sponsors for an IndyCar ride for Montoya, who is leaving Chip Ganassi’s NASCAR team. Montoya says he hasn’t decided where he’s going next, but several drivers at Sonoma Raceway think he belongs back in American open-wheel racing, which left in 2001 for Formula One, followed by an underwhelming foray into NASCAR.Formula 1, IndyCar, Juan Pablo Montoya, Michael Andretti, NASCAR, SHR