From Formula One racing in Malaysia to the Supercross in Canada, it's been another action-packed weekend for the Red Bull stars...
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and Sauber's Sergio Perez were the stars of the show in an unexpected one-two as a storm-interrupted Malaysian Grand Prix produced a series of surprises at Sepang.
The result in Sepang was not what Red Bull Racing wanted, although Mark Webber was only one place off the podium as he picked up 12 championship points. Sebastian Vettel finished just outside the points, in 11th, after a late collision resulted in a punctured rear tyre.
It was a much better weekend for Scuderia Toro Rosso with Jean-Eric Vergne's eighth-placed finish an excellent result allied to a solid showing from Daniel Ricciardo in 12th. Kimi Raikkonen, meanwhile, registered the fastest lap of Sepang, with a time of 1:40.722 suggesting the Finn will be a force to be reckoned with this season on his return to F1 with Lotus-Renault.
In Toronto, Canada, Marvin Musquin, KTM's top rider in the absence of the injured Ryan Dungey, battled his way to sixth in the SX event at the Rogers Stadium. It was the French rider's last SX adventure for the season as he now swaps his KTM 350 SX-F for a KTM250 SX-F to prepare for the rest of the West Coast Lites competition.
Speaking of the Lites, Ken Roczen overcame flu at the Canada SX Lites East round to finish in second place on the podium.
RED BULL METRO PIPE
The brainchild of Red Bull rider Sergio Layos, Red Bull Metro Pipe saw some of the world’s best BMXers take to a half-pipe built over a train track at the Chamartín metro station in Metro station. Spain’s Daniel Peñafiel and the Czech Republic’s Michael Beran were crowned winners of the inaugural event in front of more than 15,000 spectators after seeing off the rest of the competition thanks to a Backflip Superman from the former and a Flair Tailwhip and a Wallride Tailwhip from the latter.
RED BULL NORDIX
Top International cross-country athletes gathered for the season-ending showrun Red Bull NordiX in Oslo, Norway. Olympic Champions and World Cup winners such as Petter Northug, Marcus Hellner and Andy Newell were in attendance but it was unknown skier Norwgeian Aanund Lid Byggland who was fastest among the men. Top of the ladies, meanwhile, was Czech Ludmila Hork who crossed the finish line first in her very international final.
After some dodgy weather earlier in the weekend, the final day of the second round of MotoGP testing in Jerez, Spain, went swimmingly for World Champ Casey Stoner. Having ridden just three laps on Saturday because of the bad weather, he was able to make significant progress on Sunday and ended the day with 61 unerringly consistent laps and the top spot under his belt. Dani Pedrosa was the next closest challenger to Stoner in terms of lap times, getting to within 0.377s of his Repsol Honda team-mate.
MAXXIS FIM ENDURO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN CHILE
Red Bull’s David Knight put in a fantastic performance at the opening event of the 2012 Maxxis FIM Enduro World Championship in Chile taking second place in Enduro 3 behind France’s Christophe Nambotin. Improving on his Day One result of fourth, the British KTM’s rider fought back in style to finish as runner up to Nambotin (who claimed victory by a 38-second margin) after Knight found conditions on the final day of racing more to his liking. Continuing on from his second place finish on Day One, the former GP motocross rider is proving to be a strong contender in Enduro 3.
RED BULL JUNIOR TEAM
Daniil Kvyat celebrated a promising start to 2012 with two race wins at the season opener of the Formula Renault 2.0 Alps championship in Monza. The 17-year-old Kvyat started from pole position and remained in the lead throughout the races despite a number of safety car interventions and a call from race officials for more discipline on the track. “Two races, two wins,” said Kvyat. “A season can’t start better than that. I had no problems at all today, a perfect car, and I was able to control the race from the very start.”