Weekend sports review

3 May 2021

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There were some great efforts from Australians in sport overseas on the weekend including a MotoGP win.

F1

Lewis Hamilton now has 97 wins in Formula 1, winning the Grand Prix in Portugal on Monday morning. Hamilton’s Mercedes win saw Max Verstappen’s Red Bull coming second and his teammate Valtteri Bottas came third. Australian Daniel Ricciardo who had a horrible qualifying performance qualified 16th and finished the race in ninth spot in a great race from him.

Golf

On the PGA Tour, American Scott Burns won by three shots at the Valspar Championship in Florida. Burns scored a three-under 68 to win the tournament by three shots, scoring 14-under for the tournament. American Keegan Bradley came second with Norwegian Viktor Hovland and American Cameron Tringale coming tied for third.

On the European Tour, South African Dean Burmester has won the Tenerife Open in Spain, winning by five shots. A fantastic last round won him his first tournament in over four years, shooting a nine-under 62 on the final day. The best-placed Australian was Scott Hend who was tied for eighth with 16-under for the tournament.

Football

Sam Kerr is set to play in the Champions League final after Chelsea defeated Bayern Munich in the semi-final of the competition on Sunday. Chelsea came into the game 2-1 down after the first leg but won the second leg 4-1 to give themselves a 5-3 aggregate victory, booking a spot in the Champions League final in two weeks’ time.

MotoGP

Australia’s Jack Miller claimed his second victory with a win at the Spanish Grand Prix last night. The Ducati driver beat pole-sitter Fabio Quartararo off the line to start the race, but Quartararo later took back the lead. Issues with his bike then saw Quartararo drop down the order, Miller was able to hold off his teammate Francesco Bagnaia to record his first win since 2016.

Authors: Sean Dillion and Daniel Foley

Photo: Chelsea FC Women v Arsenal WFC, 29 February 2020 (02).jpg by Katie Chan available HERE and used under a Creative Commons Attribution. The image has not been modified.