2nd – 8th May
V8 Supercars – DELAYED-AS-LIVEWinton Motor Raceway is the setting for our latest V8 Supercar offering which, thanks to the laws of geography and unsociable time difference, comes to you delayed-as-live. No matter, we’ll have all the action uncut from start to finish as championship rivals Jamie Whincup and Will Davison attempt to repeat their achievements at the Victoria venue of last season where they took a win apiece.
V8 Supercars, Round 3, WintonSunday, 3rd May, 14:00 – DELAYED-AS-LIVE British F3The second round of the world famous British F3 International Series sees the drivers and teams travelling to Donington Park, subject of course as to whether the soon-to-be grand prix venue gets its national motorsport license sorted. Those in charge presumably understood the consequences of digging a sizable hole just yards from one of the circuit's fastest corners before calling in the JCBs regardless. Then again, maybe not.
British F3, Round 2, Donington ParkSaturday, 2nd May, 17:00
SuperstarsIt’s here, ladies and gents, the motorsport to warm hearts and hands after the long, bleak winter break – the Superstars series. Forget DTM, BTCC and WTCC because this is the future of touring cars; V8 executive saloons with preposterous body kits and an Italian accent. Where else on planet tin-top can you expect to find Jaguar, Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Chrysler and, wait for it, Maserati, going toe to toe? That’s right, nowhere. Not exciting enough for you? Well let’s throw in a pair of Minardi F1 legends – Pierluigi Martini and Gianni Morbidelli – for good measure. Consider it done.
Superstars, Round 1, ImolaSaturday, 2nd May, 18:30Dutch Supercar ChallengeKeen Weekly Highlights readers are no doubt familiar with the bizarre Dutch Powerpack series that appeared in these listings seven days ago. Well, Europe’s most liberal nation have been at the wacky-baccy again and come up with this, the Dutch Supercar Challenge which makes its 2009 Motors TV bow this week. Thought you knew sportscar racing? Think again, because a strictly Porsche/Ferrari affair this is not. DTMs, V8 Supercars, GTs, prototypes and even family hatchbacks get on their dancing shoes and head out to cut up a rug. It’s no more than should be expected from a country that invented clogs, I suppose.
Dutch Supercar Challenge, Round 1, SpaSaturday, 2nd May, 16:00
Caterhams - Best of British Motorsport slotEveryone’s favourite track car that-sort-of-works-on-the-road-if-you-don’t-mind-getting-wet unsurprisingly has its own championship. In fact, the greedy buggers over at Caterham have no less than four senior classes which premiere on the High Speed Television Channel this week. Roadsports A & B are designed for the beginners or relatively poor which maintain enough resemblance to their road going counterparts that they can be driven to and from races. Then there’s the Superlight classes – R400 & R300 – the proper fire and brimstone machines that have a better power-to-weight ratio than Ferrari’s F430. Caterhams, Rounds 1 & 2, Silverstone & Donington ParkSaturday, 2nd May, 19:00MX TVYou know your sport has really arrived when it gets its own magazine programme. Safe to assume then that the people over at Motocross HQ are cracking open the champagne at news of MX TV which rounds up all the action from the American scene, includes interviews with the star names and even has time for a feature or two.
MX TVTuesday, 5th May, 21:00