Motors TV Monthly Highlights, August

FIA World Rally ChampionshipAugust sees the summer sequence of gravel rallies conclude when the WRC visits all-asphalt Rallye Deutschland after the ever-popular blind jumps of Rally Finland. Jari-Matti Latvala will be seeking a second home victory in order to remain in title contention and banish 2013’s Jyvaskyla nightmare, while VW team-mate Sebastien Ogier aims to bounce back from a disastrous German jaunt 12 months ago.Round 8, Finland: Friday 1 August at 21:30, Saturday 2 August at 21:30 and Sunday 3 August at 21:30Round 9, Germany: Friday 22 August at 21:30, Saturday 23 August at 21:30 and Sunday 24 August at 20:30LIVE United SportsCar ChampionshipAmerica’s premier GT series takes a rural turn in August for rounds 10 and 11 from Road America and Virginia International Raceway respectively. The Starworks Motorsport duo of Renger van der Zande and Mirco Schultis will be looking to return to winning ways in the PC class, while Prototype leader Ricky Taylor will seek a repeat of his 2011 Elkhart Lake victory, this time with brother Jordan.Round 10, Road America: Sunday 10 August at 19:00Round 11, Virginia International Raceway: Sunday 24 August at 21:00LIVE NASCAR Nationwide SeriesAugust’s intense schedule sees the second tier of America’s premier stock car organisation host five races in four weeks. The two consecutive road races at Watkins Glen and Lexington are live, while Bristol, Atlanta and Iowa are delayed. Brad Keselowski took consecutive wins in Newton and New York 12 months ago, while A.J. Allmendinger’s final Nationwide appearance of 2013 at Ohio resulted in victory.Round 20, Iowa Speedway: Sunday 3 August at 08:20Round 21, Watkins Glen: Saturday 9 August at 19:00Round 22, Mid-Ohio: Saturday 16 August at 19:30Round 23, Bristol: Saturday 23 August at 15:00Round 24, Atlanta: Sunday 31 August at 15:30LIVE V8 SupercarsThere’s another double helping of Australia’s premier touring car series this month with live third-race action from Queensland Raceway and delayed coverage from Sydney Motorsport Park. Reigning champion Jamie Whincup, Scott McLaughlin and Chaz Mostert took victories at the super-quick Ipswich circuit last season, while Triple Eight’s Whincup and Craig Lowndes secured a fourth successive clean sweep when V8 Supercars last graced Sydney’s Eastern Creek in 2012.Round 8, Queensland: Saturday 2 August at 13:00 and Sunday 3 August at 06:50Round 9, Sydney: Saturday 23 August at 13:00 and Sunday 24 August at 18:45LIVE Motors TV Live RacedaySnetterton plays host to 2014’s third Motors TV Live Raceday, as five irresistible hours of enthralling grassroots British motorsport light up the Norfolk countryside. The action is sure to remain fast and furious with this made-for-television format continuing to attract a wide range of series including classic touring cars, BMWs, Caterhams, MGs and GTs.Motors TV Live Raceday, Snetterton: Saturday 30 August at 13:30LIVE FIA Formula 3 European ChampionshipEurope’s leading F3 series resumes in August with rounds eight and nine from the Red Bull Ring and Nurburgring, as rookie Esteban Ocon looks to secure the title. Felix Rosenqvist searches for another Austrian clean sweep in Spielberg, while his Mucke Motorsport squad head home to Germany aiming to prevent Prema Powerteam from repeating their 2013 dominance in the Eifel Mountains.Round 8, Red Bull Ring: Saturday 2 August at 10:00, Sunday 3 August at 09:50 and 14:15Round 9, Nurburgring: Saturday 16 August at 10:00, Sunday 17 August at 09:50 and 14:15LIVE FIM Motocross World ChampionshipClement Desalle will be relishing the home support in Lommel as Suzuki’s Belgian sensation looks to finally end Tony Cairoli’s run of MXGP championships. In Bastogne 12 months ago, Desalle claimed an overall victory but failed to pip Italian Cairoli to title honours. Meanwhile, Australian Dean Ferris took victory in the MX2 category in the wake of reigning champion Jeffrey Herlings’ injury absence. However, nothing looks like preventing the Dutchman from wrapping up a third successive crown this season.Round 15, Belgium: Sunday 3 August at 12:00 and 15:05LIVE British GT ChampionshipTwo hours of Britain’s premier GT series from Brands Hatch is the perfect way to round off August as we visit Kent’s former British Grand Prix venue for 2014’s penultimate meeting. Andrew Howard and Jonathan Adam took their sole victory of 2013 there 12 months ago on their way to championship glory, while it was a third consecutive GT4 class win for Ryan Ratcliffe and Rick Parfitt Jr. en route to their own title triumph.Round 9, Brands Hatch: Sunday 31 August at 11:00All times are BST