Best of 2013

After a little break I gave to myself, let's get back to work. And now I'll talk about some really good moments in the racetrack in 2013.

Starting from WTCC, more specifically from China's Race 1. Every motorsport fan likes a competitive race, and if this goes to the finish, is even better, and that's what we saw from Yvan Muller and Tom Chilton. In a race that was full of action, the final lap revealed Chilton and Muller fighting for the victory, side by side, corner by corner, until the final straight, when Chilton proved his strength and beat Muller by only 0.010 seconds.

The other thing about this race was the fight not so much behind them. After James Nash(3rd) and Alex MacDowall(4th) crossed the finish line, the gap between Pepe Oriola(5th), Robert Huff(6th), Gabriele Tarquini(7th), James Thompson(8th) and Tom Boardman(9th) was less than 0.5 seconds.

See by yourself in the video:



Next one was a record obliteration. Going to USA, in the Pikes Peak Hillclimb, we saw the legend Sebastien Loeb , driving a Peugeot 208 T16, smash the previous record, that was of Rhys Millen (9:46.164). Loeb completed the grueling 19.9km course in nothing more than 8:13.878, more than a minute and a half faster. With that, he won the overall title, as well the Unlimited class title.




And to close this post, the one that I consider the most exciting race finish of 2013.

Peter Dempsey ended fifth in the Indy Lights points table, with only one win, but that only win he got, in my opinion, must be part of Hollywood superproduction.

Dempsey won the Freedom 100 in Indianapolis, in a last lap where he was fourth, with Carlos Munoz in 1st, Sage Karam in 2nd and Gabby Chaves in 3rd. When they came on the backstraight, Karam got side by side with Munoz, and after Gabby Chaves came to teh party, making an incredible 3-wide in the last two turns. And now you ask: where's Dempsey? He was behind the trio, and in the exit of turn four, he got the slipstream of Chaves and tried the move on the outside, passing them all and winning in a 4-wide finish, with just 0.0026 to the same Gabby Chaves he got the way to win, the shortest winning margin at IMS.

It was really a first-class act:



I, honestly, expect more of these near-heart attack actions. This is what makes motorsport so exciting.