FIM Women’s MX World Championship - LIVEMotors TV UK enter the Guinness Book of World Records this week courtesy of becoming the first channel in broadcasting history to televise women’s motorsport, live. A prestigious, groundbreaking and magnificent moment, I think you’ll agree. The girls of the MX World Championship gear up for the first event of a seven round calendar in Bulgaria this week where Livia Lancelot will be out to retain the title she won 12 months ago. 39 other ladies, including Britain’s very own Natalie Kane and Sophia Paull, will be doing their damndest to ensure that doesn’t happen around the jumps and whoops of Sevlievo.
Women’s MX, Round 1, Sevlievo, BulgariaSunday, 5th April, 09:00 - LIVEALMS: St Petersburg – DELAYED-AS-LIVEAfter the razzamatazz of Sebring two weeks ago, the teams and drivers make the journey across Florida to St Petersburg for round two of the American Le Mans Series. The tight and twisty street circuit is typical of a city course which features 90 degree corners and long straights, one of which is actually the runway of Albert Whitted Airport.
ALMS, Round 2, St PetersburgSunday, 5th April, 15:00 - DELAYED-AS-LIVE
World MX1 / MX2 - LIVEJust like their female counterparts, the male World Motocross riders have travelled to Bulgaria where the planet’s finest scrambler exponents will do battle on the dirt of Sevlievo. Britain’s Tommy Searle took a double victory there in MX2 last season but with his departure Stateside, it’ll be up to his fellow countrymen, led by world title favourite Shaun Simpson, to bring home the bacon in 2009. As always, all four races across the two classes are live.
World MX1 / MX2, Round 2, Sevlievo, BulgariaSunday, 5th April, from 10:00 and 13:00 - LIVEWorld SBK and European Superstock night!Thursday night becomes five-and-a-half-hour, two-wheeled marathon night this week in the form of a World Superbike and European Superstock double header. The Superstock lads kick things off with action from the opening round of the 600 and 1000cc championships in Valencia. That’s followed by the main attraction of your evening's entertainment as the World SBK brigade take to the same Spanish circuit. The event was one of the only venues retired bike racer/V8 Supercar bound Troy Baylis didn’t win at last year with Lorenzo Lanzi and Noriyuki Haga taking the spoils. With the former no longer involved, don’t bet against the Japanese doubling up this time around.
European Superstock / World SBK, Round 1 / Round 3, Valencia Thursday, 9th April, from 19:30
WSORR: Borg Warner CupWSORR comes to its conclusion this week but not before the championship’s showpiece event has run its course. What the Superbowl is to American Football, Le Mans to sportscars or Wimbledon to Tennis, the Borg Warner Cup is the event any self respecting off-road racer wants to win. Expect the usual array of barmy pick-up trucks jumping side-by-side at break neck speeds whilst a stadium filled with cheering Americans eat hot dogs.
WSORR, Borg Warner CupMonday, 6th April, 22:00Race and Rally UKDomestic motorsport is given the once over as Race and Rally UK looks back at the weekend’s action.
Race and Rally UKFriday, 10th April, 21:30