Motors TV Weekend Highlights October 4,5

The beginning of October heralds only the second all-tarmac event of 2014 as our FIA World Rally Championship highlights continue with Rallye de France-Alsace.The Strasbourg-based rally has a habit of deciding world championships with Sebastiens Loeb and Ogier claiming titles in three of the last four years. That trend could continue this weekend as the latter looks to capture his second successive crown with a third home victory.However, it’s crunch time for VW team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala, who needs some bad luck to befall the Frenchman in order to prolong the internal battle. Meanwhile, the three-way fight for fourth resumes between Mikko Hirvonen, Thierry Neuville and Mads Ostberg.Elsewhere, there’s also live TUDOR United SportsCar Championship coverage from Road Atlanta’s season finale, Petit Le Mans.Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi will look to secure the Prototype title at the 10-hour/1000-mile race following a late-season surge, while just 31 points cover the first six GTLM pairings, with SRT Motorsports’ Kuno Wittmer and Jonathan Bomarito leading the way.Remaining Stateside, we’ll also be at Kansas Speedway for live NASCAR Nationwide Series action.Standings leader Chase Elliott extended his advantage over Regan Smith to 26 points in Dover, while Ty Dillon’s average weekend has dropped the rookie 46 behind JR Motorsports’ Elliott. Elsewhere, Elliott Sadler’s first top-five finish since May keeps him in distant contention for a maiden title.The end of term feeling continues with live EuroV8 Series coverage from Hockenheim’s closing round.Courtesy of a dominant victory at Sachsenring, Tomas Kostka leads the championship by two points from Nicola Baldan, setting up a Audi-Mercedes shootout heading to Germany’s grand prix venue. However, Solaris Motorsport’s Francesco Sini is just 13 points behind Kostka and will be seeking a third victory of 2014 in order to keep his title hopes alive.It’s back to America for Maserati Trofeo highlights from Virginia International Raceway, as Mauro Calmia tries to extend his advantage.The 22-year-old Swiss leads the overall standings from Riccardo Ragazzi, while in the Over-50 category Roberto Silva looks to build on his 29-point lead over Michael Cullen.The globetrotting nature of our coverage is completed by V8 Utes highlights from Sandown as the V8 Supercars support series lands in Melbourne.Despite leading the opposition by 18 points, Kris Walton will face stiff competition from second-placed David Sieders, who’ll be seeking a maiden win at the Victoria circuit, while the three-way battle for third between Ryan Hansford, Nathan Pretty and Rhys McNally continues with only nine points separating the trio.Saturday 4 October09:00 FIA World Rally Championship, Rd 11, France – Highlights (Day 1)09:35 Maserati Trofeo, Rd 4, Virginia International Raceway – Highlights13:40 V8 Utes, Rd 5, Sandown – Highlights16:00 LIVE TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, Rd 13, Petit Le Mans20:30 LIVE NASCAR Nationwide Series, Rd 29, Kansas21:35 FIA World Rally Championship, Rd 11, France – Highlights (Day 2)22:00 LIVE NASCAR Nationwide Series, Rd 29, Kansas23:30 LIVE TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, Rd 13, Petit Le MansSunday 5 October09:00 FIA World Rally Championship, Rd 11, France – Highlights (Day 2)12:55 LIVE EuroV8 Series, Rd 6, Hockenheim14:15 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, Rd 13, Petit Le Mans – Highlights17:20 NASCAR Nationwide Series, Rd 29, Kansas – Highlights22:35 FIA World Rally Championship, Rd 11, France – Highlights (Day 3)All times are BST