Asian Festival of Speed
I know what you’re thinking; Goodwood in the Gulf. Well think again, motorsport fans. For a start there’s no hill, straw bales or tweed. And you can forget visiting the Vueve Clicquot tent and stately home because they’re missing as well. What we actually have here is the biggest automotive meeting the continent has to offer; Formula Renault and BMW, Touring Cars and Porsche Carrera Cup, each fighting it out around the twists and turns of Sepang in Malaysia. Motors TV has coverage of the two latter championships this week with the Asian-style single-seater action to be broadcast at a later date.
Asian Festival of SpeedTuesday, 2nd December, 21:00London Cup
Aficionados of grassroots motorsport will no-doubt be rubbing their hands together with glee at the prospect of Motors TV dedicating a whole two hours to go-karting this week. Not just any karting either, oh no, the London Cup no less! Britain’s biggest event attracted 190 drivers this year across a multitude of classes and age-groups. One of the oldest circuits in the UK, Hoddesdon Kart Club’s 960m tight and technical layout keeps the action frantic and the competitors on their toes. The likes of Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button can be counted amongst the Cup’s previous winners so tune in and claim the bragging rights to spotting the sport’s next big thing.
The London CupWednesday, 3rd December, 19:00
International Superstars Review
It’s review-tastic on Motors TV this week and we’re kicking off with a look back at the International Superstars championship. Not to be confused with 70’s hit BBC athlete-meets-entertainment TV extravaganza, Italy’s top touring car series plonks a V8 engine into your executive saloon and asks the rear-wheels to do the rest. It’s all a bit Aussie Supercar in truth but hey, if ain’t broke then don’t fix it. One-time grand prix also-ran Gianni Morbidelli heads the cast as we trawl through the season’s best bits to find the ultimate Italian tin-top hero.
International Superstars ReviewSaturday, 29th November, 15:30British F3 Review
Seeing as this year’s British F3 championship was a bit of a classic, we’ve only gone and dedicated three hours to re-telling the story cover to cover (although it’s highly probable there would have been one regardless). Anyway, with one of the strongest fields in many-a-moon, this year’s title was always going down to the wire and so it proved. Jaime Alguersuari eventually came out on top after snatching the crown from under Oliver Turvey’s nose in the final round at Donington Park, securing him a place in the history books as the first Spaniard to win the championship.
British F3 ReviewSaturday, 29th November, 21:00
British GT Review
Those with a penchant for endurance racing will be happy to see the British GT brigade’s season review benefitting from the same, three hour-long treatment as its F3 compatriot. With Ferraris, Astons, Lambos and Vipers all in the mix, it’s the perfect pudding to a feast of weekend motorsport reviews.
British GT ReviewSunday, 30th November, 21:00
The Fast Lane
Understeering like a supermarket trolley laden with canned goods and foodstuffs picked up at your local cash and carry, The Fast Lane four-wheel drifts itself straight into the Fruit and Veg aisle of Monday night television for the seventh instalment of the wacky weekly motoring magazine show.
The Fast LaneMonday, 1st November, 21:00