12th - 20th April - Channel 413 on Sky Digital and 545 on Virgin Media
SUPPORTING ROLESWhilst Formula One is the crowd puller, each Grand Prix weekend has plenty more on-track action to entertain the fans. This season Motors TV brings highlights of the Porsche Supercup and Formula BMW Europe championships which support a typical F1 meeting. The Supercup draws packed grids of Porsche 911 GT3 Cups, while FBMW plays host to the latest crop of young F1-hopefuls.
Porsche Supercup & Formula BMW Europe, Round 1, BahrainSaturday 12 April, 17:00F3 EUROSERIES - LIVE2008 sees an exciting F3 Euroseries season from a British perspective. Carlin join Manor Motorsport in the teams’ championship while second-year racer James Jakes is joined by Jon Lancaster, Sam Bird and Martin Plowman, not to forget Ireland’s Niall Breen, in the battle for the drivers’ title. Motors TV has every round LIVE or DELAYED-AS-LIVE starting with the season opener at Hockenheim.
F3 Euroseries, HockenheimSunday 13 April, 08.45 - Race 1 DELAYED-AS-LIVE, 09.45 – Race 2 LIVEDTM - LIVEHostilities resume between Audi and Mercedes as Europe’s most prestigious tin-top series, the DTM, gets underway at Hockenheim. Audi are desperate to retain their title, but will the addition of Ralf Schumacher to the Mercedes driver line up swing the balance in their favour? Brits Jamie Green, Gary Paffett, Paul di Resta and Susie Stoddart (all Mercedes) return, while Oliver Jarvis and Katherine Legge join Audi’s attack.
DTM, HockenheimSunday 13 April, 13:00 - LIVECORR BLIMEY
A rough ride it may be, but the CORR Pro Series provides huge entertainment to a legion of fans. Purpose-built pickups bump, barge and, literally, leap their way around motocross-style tracks across America. Rounds 9 & 10 come from the Texas Motor Speedway in the heart of South Central USA.
Championship Off Road Racing (CORR), Rounds 9 & 10, TexasMonday 14 April, 21:00 THE ‘GREEN’ CAR SHOWHas the environment ever been more prominent in the worldwide public consciousness than right now? With the effects of climate change beginning to take their toll, the motor industry is coming under increasing pressure to find more ‘environmentally friendly’ solutions to motoring. April’s edition of Biocar looks at the latest developments in ‘green’ technology, offering insight, road tests, reviews and much more.
Biocar, April EditionTuesday 15 April, 19:00CATCH THE DRIFTDrifting is the fastest growing discipline in motorsport and Motors TV has highlights of arguably its best championship, The European Drift Championship. The spectacle of high-powered GT cars sliding sideways with tyres smoking is not-to-be-missed and round 1 of the season kicks off at Donington Park.
European Drift Championship, Round 1, Donington ParkFriday 18 April, 20:30