(Sky Channel 413, Virgin Media 545)
THE MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
As the exclusive broadcaster of the MX1, MX2 and Women’s MX Motocross World Championships, Motors TV is ready for an extra-special month of May with no less than three rounds planned, all of which will be screened live and uninterrupted.
The High Speed Television channel heads to Portugal, Spain and Great Britain for the action. The Portuguese and Spanish rounds also feature the Women’s championship on the tracks at Agueda and Bellpuig, where French star Livia Lancelot will be fighting to defend her title.
Agueda (Portugal) – Live, Sunday 10 May at 11am.Bellpuig (Spain) – Live, Sunday 17 May at 10am.Mallory Park (Great Britain) – Live, Sunday 31 May at noon. WORLD SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP
There’s no respite for the World Superbike (and Supersports) Championships which face two more important rounds in May. Monza, the quickest circuit on the calendar where speeds top 300 km/h is first, followed by Kyalami in South Africa, the first time the series has visited the African continent.
As usual Motors TV brings in-depth highlights of all the best moments with a special WSBK night on the Thursday after both races.
Monza (Italy) – Thursday 14 May at 9pm.Kyalami (South Africa) – Thursday 21 May at 9pm.
AMERICAN SUPERCROSS IS THE STAR To supplement an amazing month of motorbike action, don’t forget Motors TV has coverage of the entire AMA Supercross season, the United States’ most prestigious motocross discipline. The season is drawing to a close this May with the final two rounds presenting viewers with a chance to see the Open Category’s superstar-rider James Stewart in action….
Quest Field –Tuesday 12 May at 7 pm.Rice Eccles Field –Tuesday 19 May at 7pm.Sam Boyd Stadium –Tuesday 26 May at 7pm.
V8 & ALMS – A 3 RACE PROGRAMME The two major motorsport disciplines on the Motors TV schedule in 2009 have to be the American Le Mans Series and V8 Supercars championship. Every round of these two spectacular series is broadcast exclusively on the High Speed Television channel, with live and delayed-as-live coverage.
In May three races appear on the calendar, including the final major sportscar race ahead of the Le Mans 24 Hours in June.
ALMS:Salt Lake City – Sunday 17 May at 6pm.
V8 SUPERCARS:Winton – Sunday 3 May at 2pm. Symmons Plains – Sunday 31 May at 7pm.
INSIDE GPFormula 1 features on Motors TV thanks to Inside Grand Prix, a special preview show screened each Monday before the weekend’s GP.
With news from the drivers and teams as well as interviews, archive footage, paddock gossip and incredible 3D modelling of each circuit, this show can’t be missed by any F1 fan.
Spanish GP preview – Monday 4 May at 9pm.Monaco GP preview – Monday 18 May at 9pm.
Created by PlayStation and Nissan, GT Academy is an international competition which takes place over an 8 month period. It combines virtual and real driving to allow two grass-roots racers to fulfil their dreams of becoming a professional racing driver. The selection process is tough, with supervision from ex-F1 driver Johnny Herbert. Not-to-be-missed entertainment.
GT Academy – Saturday 2, 9, 16 and 23 May at 7.30pm.
AND DON’T FORGET
MOBIL 1 THE GRID – All the news from the world of International motorsport!Friday nights at 9pm.
MX TV – Australia’s most popular home-grown dirt bike TV Show, MX TV, covers all aspects of dirt bike riding and racing both in Australia and via exclusive content in the US. Each Tuesday at 9pm.
Best of British Motorsport – including Formula Ford, Caterhams and Ginettas. Each Saturday at 7pm.
THE BEST OF EUROPEAN GT – Find all Europe’s major GT racing championships on Motors TV:
Saturday 2 May:- Dutch Supercar Challenge – Spa (Belgium): 4pm.- Belgian GT Championship – Zolder: 6pm.- Italian Superstars Series – Imola: 6:30pm.
Saturday 9 May:- FIA GT3 European Championship and GT4 European Cup – Silverstone (UK): 5pm.- British GT Championship – Donington Park: 6pm.
Saturday 16 May:- Super Série - French GT Championship – Dijon: at 4pm.
Saturday 23 May:- Superstars Series – Adria: 2:30pm.- FIA GT3 European Championship and GT4 European Cup – Adria (Italy): 3pm.- Dutch Supercar Challenge – Donington Park (GB): 4pm.- International GT Open – Portimao (Portugal): 5pm.- British GT Championship – Spa (Belgium): 6pm.