Motors TV - August Highlights

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 HECTIC SCHEDULE FOR THE AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES!In more ways than one, August is the ‘hottest’ month of the year for endurance racing in the USA. While the summer temperatures soar stateside, the ALMS hosts three race meetings in just four weekends!

In no way will the action be any less spectacular or frenetic than normal in the wake of the Le Mans 24 Hours, with Audi having no time to rest on its laurels as the Porsche Spyders of Penske and Dyson Racing and the four teams running Acuras, look to take the scalp of the Le Mans winners!

The first of August’s three meetings takes place at Road America; without doubt the most beautiful circuit in America and some say a rival to Europe’s finest track, Spa-Francorchamps.

The second meeting is at Mosport, a small, tight and ultra-fast Canadian venue, and will be screened LIVE on Motors TV.

The final meeting is also LIVE and takes place on the streets of Detroit, just six days after Mosport.

With every kind of taste catered for, the sounds and smells of American racing will be drifting onto the High Speed Television channel this August!

ALMS, Road America – Sunday 10th August from 3pm (DELAYED-AS-LIVE).ALMS, Mosport – Sunday 24th August from 8pm (LIVE).ALMS, Detroit – Saturday 30th August from 7.30pm (LIVE).AUDI vs. PEUGEOT: THE REVENGE!Still with endurance racing, this time in Europe, August also presents Peugeot a first opportunity to take its revenge on Audi since the Le Mans 24 Hours – LIVE on Motors TV! The fourth round of the Le Mans Series takes place on 17 August and will be the first time the two fabled manufacturers have met since their fierce battle in La Sarthe. Despite their fighter-plane-shaped car, Peugeot lost victory at Le Mans to their experienced and efficient rivals. Two months later they meet again for this 1000km race, which promises to be equally as exciting. German marque Audi may have home advantage at the Nurburgring, but the Peugeot boasts the greater speed. With a maximum time limit of six hours, the 908s will be hoping they can avoid trouble and take a victory which might lessen their Le Mans disappointment.

Le Mans Series, Nürburgring – Sunday 17th August from 10.45am (LIVE).THREE MOTOCROSS MEETINGS!It’s not just endurance racing that enjoys a busy summer schedule this August; it’s the same thing in the world of Motocross and the World MX2 Championship, of which Motors TV is the live and exclusive broadcaster. Three meetings are slated, all in Europe, and they are set to stage the decisive battles for the title as, after August, only two rounds remain. As usual Motors TV has LIVE coverage of each double-header, with the MX1 races screened DELAYED-AS-LIVE on each Tuesday after each meeting.

MX2, Lommel (Belgium) – Sunday 3rd August at 11am and 2pm (LIVE). MX2, Loket (Czech Republic) – Sunday 10thAugust at 11am and 2pm (LIVE). MX2, Dublin (Ireland) – Sunday 31st August at 12pm and 3pm (LIVE).

ENGLISH STOP FOR DTMAugust plays host to what is traditionally one of the biggest meetings of the season in the DTM, the world’s most prestigious Touring Car championship, which pits German manufacturer giants Mercedes and Audi against each other. Every year, the DTM heads to the UK for a round at Brands Hatch, where the drivers will undertake 73 laps of the ‘bean shaped’ Indy Circuit. On such a short track, gaps in the pack are minimal and racing always spectacular. The likes of Le Mans 24 Hours winner (for a record eighth time) Tom Kristensen and fellow Le Mans racer Alexandre Prémat will be on show for Audi, while Mercedes has the youth of Canadian Bruno Spengler and Brits Paul di Resta, Jamie Green and Gary Paffett – who are sure to enjoy the support of the home crowd.

DTM, Brands Hatch – Sunday 31st August from 1pm (LIVE).AND ALSO.........F3 Euroseries – The seventh round of the season takes place at Brands Hatch, supporting the DTM. Those wishing to follow in the footsteps of former champions Lewis Hamilton and Romain Grosjean must do well….

F3 Euroseries, Brands Hatch – Sunday 31st August from 4pm.

V8 Supercars – Ahead of the season’s two big opening endurance meetings, round eight heads for the Winton circuit near Melbourne…

V8 Supercars, Winton – Sunday 3rd August from 3pm.

World Superbike – More action from the ever-popular Brands Hatch as the World Superbike Championship stops off in the UK for round 10 of the season. Highlights appear on Motors TV the Thursday after each round, with additional coverage of the Supersport and Superstock races….

WSBK, Brands Hatch – Thursday 7th August from 9pm.

Porsche Supercup – The world’s most prestigious one-make tin-top series supports all the European Formula One Grand Prix and always produces scintillating action at some of the continent’s most famous circuits. The tight, dusty circuit at Budapest will provide a stern test…..

Porsche Supercup, Budapest – Saturday 9th August at 4pm.

British F3 & GT – Two of the UK’s most high-profile series enjoy the best coverage on Motors TV, with two hours of highlights. Both championships provide very different challenges to its drivers, but both have packed grids and unrivalled on-track action….

British F3 & GT – Saturday 30th August from 5pm.