6th – 12th December
Aussie V8s - DELAYED-AS-LIVE
Round 14 of Australia’s premier tin-top championship comes from Oran Park where it’s the V8 Supercar circus' last hurrah of 2008. Holden and Ford will both be desperate to claim the bragging rights going into the winter (or is it summer over there?) ahead of the 2009 campaign.
V8 Supercars, Round 14, Oran ParkSunday, 7th December, 14.30 – DELAYED-AS-LIVEDTM Review
Those displaying the early signs of V8 withdraw symptoms after the last of 2008’s touring car championships comes to an end won’t have to wait long for their next shot. Half an hour on from 180mph saloons down-under, it’s the German’s chance to show off the effects of 500bhp in a lightweight, racing derived production four-door. The DTM season review should be a cracker and, as has become the norm over the past four seasons, features plenty of British interest. Former champ Gary Paffett might not be in the most competitive of cars these days but thankfully Mercedes pair Jamie Green and Paul Di Resta are. Both took victories this year but it was the latter whose consistency saw him mount a sustained title challenge right to the last. See how they got on for yourselves in this four-hour, two-part spectacular.
DTM ReviewSunday, 7th December, 19:00
F3 Euroseries Review
Wherever the DTM goes, the F3 Euroseries is sure to follow and this week is no exception. The cast of motorsport’s most competitive championship will be on show for one final time in 2008 as Motors TV re-tells the season’s story. Many of the 31 drivers who took part this year will have moved on to pastures new for 2009 making this your last chance to spot a future F1 star. No prizes will be awarded for picking Nico Hulkenburg however after the German steamrollered the field to finish nearly double the points ahead of his nearest rival. The last time a driver dominated like that was in 2005. Who’d have thought three years on he’d be F1 World Champion...?
F3 Euroseries ReviewSaturday, 6th December, 21:00Andros Trophy
With the weather outside bound to be frightful, and the fire most probably delightful, best settle down and watch the Andros Trophy on Motors TV wishing it could be just as festive in Britain as it looks in France. To call it a World Championship is a little strong seeing as it’s primarily a Franco affair but to be honest, we’re nit picking. Where else can you watch Alain Prost sideways on ice? Exactly. The opening round comes from Val Thorens. Andros Trophy, Round 1, Val ThorensWednesday, 10th December, 18:00
No, this isn’t the much vaunted but ultimately futile breakaway Formula One World Championship we seem to hear about every time the FIA try and implement a rule change. Instead, what we have here is the seventh and penultimate round of the F1 UIM Powerboating series from Abu Dhabi. American Jay Price is the name on everyone’s lips as the ‘Ragin Cagin’, whatever that means, bids to wrap up the championship in only his second season after amassing a sizeable lead in the standings.
F1 UIM, Round 7, Abu DhabiThursday, 11th December, 20:00
Asian Festival of Speed
Sepang plays host once more to the second instalment of Asia’s grandest motorsport event which this week features a whole host of single-seater action. Drivers from Formula BMW Pacific, FRenault 2.0 as well as its big brother V6 variety, will all be trying their luck around Malaysia’s pioneering venue in the hope of progressing into the mainstream motorsport market.
Asian Festival of Speed, SepangTuesday, 9th December, 21:00