SILVERSTONE CLASSIC: EUROPE’S BIGGEST GATHERING OF HISTORIC RACING CARS!Motors TV brings a special weekend of coverage from the Silverstone Classic, one of the UK’s biggest motorsport events, in which 80 years of historic racing cars meet for a memorable two days. 21 races will take place and include 1965-68’s F1s, 1950’s sports cars, the Groups Cs which were part of the Le Mans legend in the 1980’s-1990’s and 1960’s GTs. Lotus, Porsche and Aston Martin will also take pride of place.
Motors TV, official partner of the event, will broadcast live during the two days of events, on Saturday and Sunday, the only interruption being for 90 minutes on Sunday afternoon for the DTM race at the Nürburgring. In total around twenty hours will be dedicated to The Silverstone Classic!
Silverstone Classic – on Saturday 26thJuly and Sunday 27thJuly from 9amBRITISH F3 AND GTStaying on these shores, Motors TV has the best coverage of the UK’s traditional and prestigious National championship; British F3 and British GT. There’s no need to recall the list of prestigious drivers who have passed through British F3 on their way to F1 (but they include Senna, Barrichello, Button, Sato and Piquet) nor the importance of British GT’s teams in sportscar racing.
British GT, Thruxton – on Saturday 12th July at 6pmBritish F3, Thruxton – on Saturday 12thJuly at 10.30pmBritish F3 and GT, Brands Hatch – on Saturday 26thJuly at 6.10pmTRANSORIENTALE: THE BEST OFThe Transorientale may only have just finished, but the highlights are already here. It’s time to relive those unforgettable adventures and enjoy that magnificent scenery once more.
Motors TV was the exclusive pan European broadcaster for this prestigious rally raid which brought 250 committed competitors from Saint Petersburg in Russia to Beijing in China.
Transorientale highlights – on Saturday 5thJuly at 5pmINSIDE GP: F1 BACKSTAGEInside GP provides a comprehensive preview of each Grand Prix still to come in the Formula One World Championship calendar. The programme is extremely popular with viewers and one of the High Speed Television channel’s favourite programmes. You have three opportunities to watch this fantastic show in July.
Inside GP United Kingdom - on Tuesday 1st July at 7.30pmInside GP, Germany - on Tuesday 15thJuly at 7.30pmInside GP, Hungary - on Tuesday 29thJuly at 7.30pm
A FESTIVAL OF BIG MOTORBIKE MEETINGSTwo big championships broadcasted by Motors TV feature prominently this summer.
In Motocross, Motors TV is the exclusive broadcaster of the MX2 World Championship this year. We’ve already arrived at rounds 9 and 10 of the 2008 season which are scheduled this month. Please note that the race at Nelspruit, in South Africa, is the only one to happen outside Europe.
On the track, every Thursday following each race, Motors TV brings highlights of the World Superbike and Supersport Championships. Two hours of highlights mean you hardly miss a second of the action. Two rounds are scheduled for July.
MX2, Uddevalla - on Sunday 6thJuly at 11am and 2pm (live)MX2 Nelspruit - on Sunday 20thJuly at 11am and 2pm (live)World Superbike and Supersport, Misano - on Thursday 3rdJuly at 9pmWorld Superbike and Supersport, Brno - on Thursday 24thJuly at 9pm
NO TRUCE FOR TOURERSThere is no time to relax this summer when it comes to the DTM or Australian V8 Supercars. Two meetings for each of these two major championships are scheduled in July. Because of the Tour de France, the start time for the DTM race in Zandvoort is very late (start at 17.30!) and will still be screened live on Motors TV. In Australia, we will go directly from the Hidden Valley circuit to Queensland for successive rounds of V8 Supercar action, a journey of about 3 500 km!
DTM, Zandvoort - on Sunday 13thJuly at 4.20pmDTM, Nürburgring - on Sunday 27thJuly at 11.45amV8 Supercars, Hidden Valley - on Sunday 6thJuly at 3pmV8 Supercars, Queensland - on Sunday 20thJuly at 3pm ENDURANCE: THE AFTER LE MANS BEGINSIf we make a comparison with football, then the Le Mans 24 Hours is the World Cup Final and the Le Mans Series and American Le Mans Series are the Champions League. After Le Mans, teams and drivers return to the track at a range of circuits across the globe. In the USA in particular, where the season is longer than in Europe, the action resumes quickly as we once again look forward to the different duels (Audi-Porsche for victory, Porsche-Acura for P2 category) which is define the ALMS.
ALMS, Lime Rock - on Saturday 12thJuly from 7pm (Live)ALMS, Mid-Ohio - on Sunday 20thJuly at 6pmTHE FUTURE OF SINGLE SEATER RACING IS IN SAFE HANDSStill in the USA we find the Indy Lights Series, the second division of Indy Car racing.
A recent arrival to the Motors TV schedule, this discipline allows fans to discover the drivers who will be future winners at Indianapolis!
In Europe, the F3 Euroseries plays a crucial role in developing the stars of the future, those who dream to follow in the footsteps of Lewis Hamilton (a former champion of this discipline three years ago).
Across the two series, we can look forward to five meetings in July.
Indy Lights, Iowa – on Saturday 5th July at 10pmIndy Lights, Watkins-Glen - on Saturday 19thJuly at 9pmIndy Lights, Nashville - on Saturday 26thJuly at 10pmF3 Euroseries, Zandvoort - on Sunday 13thJuly at 12.45.pmF3 Euroseries, Nürburgring - on Sunday 27thJuly at 7am SUMMER OF GTGT cars have at pride of place this month with the French FFSA Championship visiting Spa for round 5 of the season. The short excursion to Belgium will be a massive meeting! Meanwhile, the FIA-GT Championship heads to Oschersleben (Germany), and Motors TV will have highlights of the FIA GT3 European Championship and GT4 European Cup.
FFSA French GT Championship, Spa – on Wednesday 23rdJuly at 6pmGT3 and GT4, Oschersleben –on Saturday 12thJuly at 5pm