Motorsport.tv UK Monthly Highlights: March

Motorsport.tv UK Monthly Highlights: March

FIA World Rally Championship
Following on from the series’ two ‘cold’ rallies in Monte Carlo and Sweden, the FIA World Rally Championship moves to rather warmer climates in March, heading to Mexico for the 15th time. The event, which takes in gravel routes around the Guanajuato region of the country, has been won three times by reigning champion Sebastien Ogier, though the 2017 edition saw score Kris Meeke his fourth WRC win for Citroen, after his famous trip through a car park in the final moments.

FIA WRC – Mexico
Daily Highlights, 10/11/12 March, 09:30 and 22:30 GMT

Australian Supercars
After a dramatic ending to the Supercars season in Newcastle decided the Drivers’ Championship in favour of Jamie Whincup, Australia’s premier touring-car series returns in March, starting with the Adelaide Street Circuit. Full programmes for defending Teams’ Champions DJR Team Penske, representing Ford, and also for Triple Eight Race Engineering, on Holden’s side, headline the entry. Another talking point will be the appearance of the first ‘Gen 2’ regulation cars, with free chassis, styling and the twin-turbo V6, which will feature as wildcard entries.

Supercars – Adelaide
Race One, 3 March, 04:30 GMT
Race Two, 4 March, 04:30 GMT

FIM Motocross World Championship
In 2017, Tony Cairoli wrapped up his ninth world motocross title, making the most of rivals’ mistakes and putting in consistent performances throughout the season. March plays host to the opening three rounds of the 2018 MXGP championship, with Argentina, the European round from Valkenswaard, Netherlands and a new Spanish event in Redsand. One rider to look out for is 2016 MX2 Champion Jeffrey Herlings, who at the end of 2017 took seven wins from 12 races.

MXGP of Patagonia, Argentina
Race One, 4 March, 15:00 GMT
Race Two, 4 March, 18:00 GMT
MXGP of Europe, Netherlands
Race One, 18 March, 12:00 GMT
Race Two, 18 March, 15:00 GMT
MXGP of Valenciana, Spain
Race One, 25 March, 13:00 BST
Race Two, 25 March, 16:00 BST

24 Hours of Le Mans: The Great History
Continuing Motorsport.tv’s exclusive look at the complete archives of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, March sees the 1973 to 1985 races revisited. The era saw big changes in sportscar racing, as the 3.0L sports-prototypes, such as the Matra-Simca MS670 and Ferrari 312, were superseded by the new breed of Group C cars, including the Porsche 956 and Lancia LC2.
New episode every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 22:00 GMT/BST


The Windsor Interviews: Nigel Mansell
In another Motorsport Network exclusive, Peter Windsor sits down with 1992 Formula One World Champion Nigel Mansell. Also a champion in the CART IndyCar World Series, the Brit enjoyed a long and varied career in motorsport, which has produced some fascinating anecdotes.
Premiere, 2 March, 21:00 GMT


Asian Le Mans Series
Now in its third season of the winter calendar, the Asian Le Mans Series continues to cater for a market with a growing interest in sportscar racing. For the 2017/18 season, the last generation of LMP2 cars headlined the entry list for their competition swansong, while LMP3 and GT3 spec cars made up the remainder of the grid, all of whom were looking to earn an entry to the 2018 Le Mans 24 Hours. Catch all the highlights from 18 hours of racing, in four countries, with Motorsport.tv’s full season review.
Season Review, 3 March, 18:30 GMT


NASCAR Xfinity Series
Coverage of the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series continues, as the next generation of budding NASCAR Cup drivers look to break on to the scene, following in the footsteps of 2017 Champion William Byron. Rounds three, four and five come in quick succession, as the series heads to Las Vegas, Avondale and Fontana over the month of March.

NASCAR Xfinity Series, Round 3, Las Vegas
Highlights, 7 March, 19:00 GMT
NASCAR Xfinity Series, Round 4, Avondale
Highlights, 14 March, 19:00 GMT
NASCAR Xfinity Series, Round 5, Fontana
Highlights, 21 March, 19:00 GMT
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
The third rung of the stock car racing ladder returns in 2018, as the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series looks set to provide some close pick-up based racing! With reigning champion Christopher Bell not defending his title, 2016 winner Johnny Sauter will be looking to regain his crown, though he will face stiff competition from a field of young talents, who are sure to put up a fight.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Round 2, Atlanta
Highlights, 1 March, 19:00 GMT
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Round 3, Las Vegas
Highlights, 8 March, 19:00 GMT
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Round 4, Martinsville
Highlights, 29 March, 19:00 BST


Formula E Street Racers
Formula E magazine show, Street Racers, goes behind-the-scenes as the all-electric racing series continues its globe-trotting exploits. Join Sian Welby and a number of special guests, as they discuss the latest news from around the Formula E paddock.

Formula E Street Racers
Episode 9, 8 March, 21:00 GMT
Episode 10, 22 March, 21:00 GMT