August 2022 Preview

Here is a look at just some of the championships that are due to be in action this month.

World Rally Championship (WRC)

The WRC continues its season with Rally Finland between 4-7 August and will then contest the Ypres Rally Belgium between 18-21 August.

Kalle Rovanpera continues to lead the championship for drivers having won five of the seven rallies contested so far. The Finn’s nearest challenger is Thierry Neuville who is 83 points behind with the Belgian having a 13 point advantage over third placed Elfyn Evans.

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In the championship for manufacturers it is Toyota that leads the way and is 87 points ahead of second placed Hyundai. There is then a 54 point gap between the Korean manufacturer and third placed M-Sport Ford.

NTT IndyCar Series

The IndyCar series resumes its 2022 campaign with two rounds in August, starting off with heading to Nashville on 7 August. The series will finish the month of racing on August 20 at World Wide Technology Raceway.

Will Power heads the driver standings at the beginning of the month and has a nine point lead over second placed Marcus Ericsson. Completing the top three in the standings is Josef Newgarden who is 23 points behind Ericsson and six ahead of fourth placed Scott Dixon.

MotoGP

Having not held a Grand Prix in July MotoGP returns to action with two events this month. It will start off with the British Grand Prix on 7 August and then complete the month in Austria on 21 August.

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Fabio Quartararo will resume the 2022 MotoGP season leading the riders’ standings by 21 points from Aleix Espargaro with 37 points separating second place and third placed Johann Zarco.

NASCAR

It is another busy month for the NASCAR Cup series with it starting off in Michigan on 7 August followed by Richmond a week later. The Cup series will finish the month off with a race at Watkins Glen on 21 August and at Daytona on 27 August.

Chase Elliott is at the top of the driver standings with Ryan Blaney occupying second and Ross Chastain in third. The top four in the playoff standings going into August are Elliott, Chastain, Joey Logano and William Byron.

FIA ABB Formula E

The Formula E series completes its eighth season this month with a double header in Seoul, South Korea between 13-14 August.

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Stoffel Vandoorne leads the driver standings and is 36 points clear of Mitch Evans who has a five point advantage over third placed Edoardo Mortara. Whilst in the teams standings Mercedes leads by 36 points from Venturi Racing with third place occupied by DS Techeetah who are 11 points behind second.

Japanese Super Formula

Having held one race in July Super Formula is due to contest a double header at Motegi between 20-21 August.

Heading into this month it is Tomoki Nojiri who leads the drivers’ championship, 29 points ahead of second placed Ryo Hirakawa. The latter having finished third in the two races prior to Motegi.

Completing the top three in the championship is Frenchman Sacha Fenestraz who is seven points behind Hirakawa at the start of this month.

Formula 1

After a busy July in which Formula 1 hosted four Grand Prix, it will return from its summer break to contest one race in August, that being the Belgian Grand Prix on 28 August. The series is set to be supported at Spa-Francorchamps by both Formula 2 and Formula 3.

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Max Verstappen will resume the season with an 80 point advantage over second placed Charles Leclerc with Sergio Perez completing the top three in the standings. The Mexican will be only five points behind Leclerc when Formula 1 heads to Belgium.

In the constructors’ standings it is Red Bull that is at the top 97 points ahead of Ferrari with Mercedes 30 points behind in third place.

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