Movers and Shakers: Realising your potential

Record-breaking and all-conquering – Red Bull's athletes had plenty to celebrate at the weekend.

Sebastien Loeb of France and Daniel Elena of Monaco celebrate their victory with the complete Citroen Total WRC members during Day Three of the WRC Argentina
Loeb and Elena: We are the champions© Massimo Bettiol/Getty Images

Nine-time WRC champion Sebastien Loeb won the Rally of Argentina on Saturday for the eighth consecutive year. Despite deciding not to defend his WRC title this year and competing in a limited number of events, the Frenchman still showed all his class to beat compatriot Sebastien Ogier into second place.

An estimated 80,000 people lined the course to witness Loeb's 78th WRC win. Finland's Jar-Matti Latvala completed the podium with a third place for finish for the Volkswagen team.

Pedrosa and Marquez on podium© Andrew Northcott

The reign in Spain was in full effect this past weekend as Dani Pedrosa led a Spanish 1-2-3 finish in Jerez on Sunday. With 22 laps to go, Honda's Pedrosa made short work of pole-sitter Jorge Lorenzo and streaked away to take the Spanish MotoGP win.

Perhaps the biggest story though was 20-year-old Marc Marquez who finished second and in doing so became the youngest rider to claim three successive podium finishes.

The young Spaniard was in jubilant mood following the race.
"I tried to give 100 percent and in the last lap I gave it all… it has been a great end to the race for the fans."
Marquez's second place means he still leads the overall standings on 61 points, three ahead of Dani Pedrosa who has 58.

 Luis Salom of Spain and Red Bull KTM Ajo celebrates on the podium the third place in Moto3 class at the end of the Moto3 race during the MotoGp Red Bull U.S. G
Luis Salom: 3rd place© Mirco Lazzari gp/Bongarts/Getty Images

Meanwhile in the Moto3, there was more good news for Spanish riders as a red-flag interrupted race saw Luis Salom claim second place ahead of Germany's Jonas Folger.

Antonio Cairoli celebrates the third place after MotoX WC stop in Portugal
Antonio Cairoli© KTM

Soaring temperatures in Agueda, Portugal welcomed the cream of MX1 and MX2 on Sunday for the 6th round of the world championship. Italian MX legend Antonio Cairoli managed to stave off the searing heat to claim third spot in race one and climb the next two steps on the podium in race two to claim the win.

Jeff Herlings races for the 1st place during MotoX WC stop in Portugal
Jeff Herlings performing in Portugal© KTM

In the MX2 race, things were somewhat simpler for Holland's Jeffrey Herlings who won both races to streak further clear in the overall standings and cement his KTM as the bike to beat for the rest of the field.

 Maria Clara Salgado Rufino and Carolina Solberg Salgado (L) of Brazil celebrate after defeating Barbara Hansel and Katharina Schutzenhofer of Austria
Sisterhood© ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images

In beach volleyball, the Salgado sisters of Brazil claimed third spot in the Shanghai Grand Slam tournament on Sunday. Maria Clara Salgado Rufino and Carolina Solberg Salgado narrowly lost their semi final to compatriots Talita Antunes da Rocha of Brazil and Taiana de Souza Lima but regained their form to beat the Dutch pair of Madelein Meppelink and Sophie van Gestel in the third place final.

Felix Serralles (PUR), Raffaele Marciello (ITA) and Tom Blomqvist (GBR) pose for a winners' portrait at the Formula 3 Euro Series 2013 at Hockenheimring
Young talents© Dutch Photo Agency/Red Bull Content Pool

It was a good weekend for Junior Team drivers Tom Blomqvist and Daniil Kvyat at Hockenheim with Blomqvist scoring 3rd places in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship Races 1 and 2 and Kvyat taking 3rd in Race 3 from pole.

AMA Supercross Championship 2013. Image shows the rejoicing of Ken Roczen (GER/ KTM)
Ken celebrates his winning© GEPA pictures/ KTM Images

There was more success in the latest AMA Supercross event from Las Vegas, as a second place finish for Ken Roczen assures him of the 2013 250 West Regional Supercross Championship.

In the 250 East Main Event there was also a third place finish for Marvin Musquin on the KTM taking him to second in the 250 East Point standings.

Fellow KTM rider Ryan Dungey also had a productive weekend as he claimed second in the 450 class taking him up to third in the overall table after 16 rounds.

Craig Lowndes on podium in Adelaide
Craig Lowndes shares some champagne with the crowd© VUE Images

Another amazing feat from the weekend was secured by Craig Lowndes as wins for both he and Jamie Whincup handed Red Bull Racing Australia their first clean sweep of a V8 Supercars in Perth.

It was a landmark weekend for Lowndes who's victory set a new record for career victories – 91.