Motors TV Weekly Highlights

25th – 31st October 2008 (Sky Channel 413, Virgin Media 545)


The final round of the DTM comes live from Hockenheim where Britain’s Paul Di Resta will be hoping to snatch the championship away from season-long leader Timo Scheider. The Mercedes driver lies only two points behind the German after an impressive tyre gamble in Le Mans last time out paid off. The 22 year-old failed to score there during the 2008 opener but has steadily chipped away at the deficit ever since and would clinch the title with a third season victory regardless of Scheider’s result.

DTM, Round 11, HockenheimSunday, 26th October, 12:45 - LIVEAussie V8 Supercars - DELAYED AS LIVE

The Aussie’s love their motor racing. In fact if it’s big, loud and above all fast then it’s pretty much guaranteed to secure the interest of your typical antipodean. And just in case you thought labelling a regular four door family saloon a Supercar seemed a tad optimistic, the power of adding fire spitting V8 engines and enormous spoilers can never be underestimated. Round 11 of the championship comes from Surfers Paradise.

V8 Supercars, Round 11, Surfers ParadiseSunday, 26th October, 14:30 – DELAYED-AS-LIVE

 F3 Euroseries - LIVE

Motor racing’s future stars try their hand around Germany’s current GP venue when the F3 Euroseries visits Hockenheim for the 11th and final round of the championship. Home favourite Nico Hulkenberg wrapped up the title last time out in Le Mans and could well be one of those vying for a seat at the sport’s top table in the next couple of years. With a Williams testing contract already in his back pocket, he should be amongst the favourites here. Watch out for Britain’s Jon Lancaster who’s still right in the hunt for the rookie championship ahead of the final two races.

F3 Euroseries, Round 10, HockenheimSunday, 26th October, 08:45 - LIVE

British F3

Ten rounds couldn’t decide the 2008 British F3 champion so now it comes down to this: Two races, one circuit and only one winner. Britain’s Oliver Turvey currently occupies the box seat but that won’t be enough to stop Jaime Alguersuari from giving it his all in pursuit of the most coveted national junior title in motorsport. The Spaniard sits only 12 points behind Turvey in the standings and with a maximum 37 still available at Donington Park, that gap is in no way insurmountable. 

British F3, Round 11, Donington ParkSaturday, 25th October, 17:00

 The Fast Lane

Television’s equivalent of a monkey joy-riding his master’s Skyline around Croydon town centre whilst simultaneously sticking two fingers up at Britain’s law enforcement officers rocks up for the series’ second instalment this Sunday where more automotive mayhem is presumably guaranteed.   

The Fast Lane, Episode 2Monday, 27th October, 21:00Superbike School: UK

Sadly, all good things must come to an end and the same goes for Superbike School: UK, the only show that two-wheeled now-even-more-legendary-legend Valentino Rossi wishes he’d signed up for. In the series’ sixth and final part, Sheela learns the Hip Flick drill from Andy Ibbott before catching up with classmate Derek Redmond on a trackday at Brands Hatch. Meanwhile, Al Fagan’s riding his JHS Racing Triumph 675 - the same bike he races in the British Supersport Cup, and searching for every square inch of track he can find with Chief Riding Coach Johnny Haynes.Superbike School: UK, Episode 6Tuesday, 28th October, 20:30