Sunday 13th August 2017

Event of the day

Our event of the day...

is the eleventh round of the MotoGP World Championship at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. Ducati’s Andrea Iannone took first place in last year’s race, in what was the first time the Championship had travelled to Austria since 1997. After last week’s win at the Czech Grand Prix, Mark Márquez gave himself a 14-point advantage over second placed rider Maverick Viñales, and will be hoping to have increased the gap come the end of today’s race.

Another rider in contention today is Dani Pedrosa, who finished in second place at the Czech Grand Prix - therefore moving into fifth position in the current MotoGP standings. Andrea Dovizioso and Valentino Rossi currently occupy third and fourth place in the Championship, and will also be hoping for success in Austria, before moving on to the British Grand Prix at the end of August. Márquez is on pole followed by the Ducati teammates in second and third respectively, Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo. It is all set for a thrilling race.

Honourable mentions...

around the globe go to the final round of the final major - the 2017 PGA Championship at the Quail Hollow Country Club in Charlotte, North Carolina. Americans Kevin Kisner and Chris Stroud as well as Hideki Matsuyama from Japan are the favourites heading into this final day.

Today will also see the IAAF World Championships in London draw to an end, with highlights of the day including the men's 1500m final, the women's 800m final and the women's and men's 4x400m relay finals. Over in Dublin, the Women’s Rugby World Cup continues, with six fixtures set to take place throughout the day. Meanwhile, the Premier League will see Newcastle host Tottenham at St James’ Park, and West Ham take on Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Whatever you’re watching, enjoy!


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