Motors TV January Highlights

(Sky Channel 413, Virgin Media 545) AMA Supercross

The category has everything required to entertain the large crowds which gather both trackside and in front of their TV sets, with its bumps, jumps and whoops. The main protagonists have always been viewed as international stars of motor sport, the likes of which include: Jean-Michel Bayle, Jeff Stanton, Jeremy McGrath, Ricky Carmichael and more….

A predominance of riders from the USA shows just how important this type of racing is State-side where the AMA Supercross championship is a phenomenal success, every year filling the stadiums it visits.

Their new super star is James Stewart. The man who shares his name with a former Hollywood legend is the Tiger Woods of Supercross. He came very close to winning everything in 2007 and 2008 as he became the main beneficiary of the retirement of Ricky Carmichael.

Will 2009 see a repeat? Find out as Motors TV brings AMA Supercross highlights of the main Open and Lites categories, every Tuesday from 7pm, starting on January 27th.

AMA Supercross Open and Lites - Round 1, Angel Stadium – Tuesday 27 January at 7pm.

Autosport International Racing Car ShowIt’s the most important date of the off-season: the Autosport International Show at Birmingham’s NEC. Autosport is THE motorsport magazine in Great Britain and every year those responsible for this ‘bible’ of the sport organise the country’s most important Racing Car show. Everyone and everything that matters in motorsport is present, coming together to meet the public and enjoy the exhibitions, conferences and of course the traditional charity kart race…

Motors TV UK is the official television partner of Europe’s biggest date for motorsport professionals. Our reporters will pound the floors of the NEC exclusively for the ‘High Speed Television’ channel bringing the best bits of the show to three special programmes, two of 26 minutes (the 1st one even before the show opening to the general public) and the other of 52 minutes. This is not to be missed!

Autosport Show, Friday and Saturday, 9 and 10 January at 10pm and Sunday 17 January at 8pm.

 CORRCORR, Championship Off-Road Racing, is cross-country racing at its most spectacular and the fastest form of the discipline in the USA, all featured on the ‘High Speed Television’ channel.

Competing in 4x4 buggies, CORR takes place at motocross-type tracks located in Los Angeles, San Diego and Las Vegas. The discipline is also divided into two ‘conferences’: CORR (with three separate categories) and WSORR (World Series Off-Road Racing).

Manufacturer involvement shows just how important this series is viewed in the USA and highlights of the exciting fourth season begin this January on Motors TV.

Starting in January, all of 2008’s eight rounds will feature on Motors TV in a special programme on Monday evenings.

CORR + WSORR – Monday 5, 12 and 19 January, starting at 9pm and the 26 January at 9.30pm.

ARCAStock car championship ARCA takes its lead from NASCAR and is unofficially the second division of the USA’s most popular motorsport discipline, mostly using the same circuits including the mythical Daytona.

Drivers destined for NASCAR’s Sprint Cup traditionally cut their teeth in ARCA first. Juan Pablo Montoya, Jacques Villeneuve and Indy 500 winner Dario Franchitti have all competed here while this season ex-F1 driver Scott Speed has been the star of the series. The one time Toro Rosso man was anything but a bit part player during an impressive first year in stock cars.

Motors TV brings the story of the 2008 ARCA season with highlights every Saturday evening at 9pm.

ARCA – Saturday 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 January at 9pm. Andros Trophy

There’s no respite for the world’s most famous ice racing championship this winter after their brief Christmas holiday. Having completed three rounds in December, the Andros Trophy returns in January with four more weekends of action: Lans en Vercors (9-10 January), Isola 2000 (16-17 January), Serre Chevalier (24-25 January) and Superbesse, which brings the season to a close on Saturday 31 January.

Every Wednesday at 6pm after each round, Motors TV brings a special one-hour programme rounding up all the best action from the previous weekend. A 26 minute programme with the best from the two-wheeled Pilot Bike category is shown at 5.30pm.

Lans en Vercors - Wednesday 14 January – Pilot Bike at 5.30pm, Andros Trophy at 6pm.Isola 2000 - Wednesday 21 January – Pilot Bike at 5.30pm, Andros Trophy at 6pm.Serre Chevalier - Wednesday 28 January – Pilot Bike at 5.30pm, Andros Trophy at 6pm.

AND ALSO...THE FAST LANE

The final episodes of the popular magazine show where the boys test some of the best sports cars in their own unique way! Not to be missed, would it be only for the outcome of their now legendary “Spy Guide”!

The Fast Lane – Episodes 11, 12, 13 - 5, 12 and 19 January at 9pm.

OFF ROAD A-Z

Do you yearn to know everything there is to know about Off Road Racing? Well this series of programmes is made for you! The Off-Road A-Z is a complete run down of everything that makes off-road racing great, whether it be on two wheels or four. Broadcast every Monday evening just after CORR and WSORR.

Off Road A-Z – Monday 5, 12 and 19 at 11.30pm and Monday 26 at 11pm.

NZ JETSPRINT

NZ Jetsprint returns to Motors TV. The spectacle of small, high-powered motor boats zigzagging their way through natural lanes of the swamps of New Zealand is, frankly, unmissable!

NZ Jetsprint – Friday, 9, 16, 23 and 30 January at 9pm.

HONDA FORMULA 4 STROKE POWERBOAT SERIES

One of the world’s most prestigious off-shore powerboat series sees 25 teams armed with between 150-250 bhp going head-to-head.

Honda Formula 4 Stroke - Friday, 9, 16, 23 and 30 January at 8pm.

FIM SUPERMOTO – Review

A special day for Supermoto fans as Motors TV reviews the 2008 season. We begin with the season reviews of FIM MX2 (at 3pm) and MX1 (at 7pm) and then step back to look at the highlights of the FIM Supermotard season, the highly spectacular discipline which brings together the track and the dirt! The FIM Off-Road Awards follows at 10pm.

FIM Supermoto – Thursday, 1 January at 9pm. Off-Road Awards at 10pm.

GNCC RACING

The Grand National Cross Country championship is the equivalent of CORR, but features motor and quad bikes! This American delight comes every Thursday evening at 9pm.

GNCC ATV Class – Thursday, 8, 15, 22 and 29 January at 9pm.

BREITLING AIR POWER

A competition for aircraft which is well worth a look!

Breitling Air Power, GP of Romania - Thursday, 8 January ay 8.30pm.

BEST OF CRASH

A compilation of the most spectacular thrills and spills of the season.

Best of Crash 2008, Part One and Two –Saturday 3 January from 8pm.