St Petersburg, Florida: Josef Newgarden continues Team Penske’s mighty start to the 2019 motor sport year by winning IndyCar’s season-opener. He holds off a strong challenge from reigning champion Scott Dixon of Chip Ganassi Racing, the pair having leapt ahead of their respective team-mates – polesitter Will Power and debut star Felix Rosenqvist – during the race.
Losail, Qatar: Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso pips Honda’s reigning champion Marc Márquez in a typically thrilling battle to win MotoGP’s curtain-raiser. Ducati also had to survive a post-race protest from rivals over the bike’s new rear aero.
World Rally Championship
Rally Mexico: Sébastien Ogier and Citroën claim their second win of the season by triumphing in Mexico. Ogier finished half a minute ahead of Ott Tänak in the Toyota, who retains his championship lead.
NASCAR Cup Series
Phoenix, Arizona: Kyle Busch ended Penske’s unbeaten start to the NASCAR Cup season with a dominant Phoenix win. Busch is now within one victory shy of Richard Petty’s record of 200 NASCAR wins, and also remains unbeaten at this track since it was reconfigured.