Motors TV Monthly Highlights December

LIVE Race Of Champions and Nations CupThe only event that assembles the world’s best drivers from a wide range of disciplines to compete against each another makes its debut at Bushy Park Circuit, Barbados. Icons such as Romain Grosjean, Tom Kristensen and Jamie Whincup go head-to-head in identical machinery to be crowned ‘Champion of Champions’. Elsewhere, the Nations Cup sees two-man squads battle for national honours, with Germany’s formidable combination of Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel winning the previous six titles.Nations Cup: Saturday 13 December at TBCRace of Champions: Sunday 14 December at TBCV8 SupercarsThe atmosphere at Sydney’s season finale is guaranteed to be electric as Australia’s premier touring car series reaches its conclusion in New South Wales. Two-time victor Craig Lowndes will hope to round off his season with another strong showing at Homebush Street Circuit, while Shane Van Gisbergen – the only non-Australian native to triumph in Sydney – seeks a repeat of his 2013 win. Elsewhere, Scott McLaughlin looks to end a successful year on a positive note with returnees Volvo.Round 14, Sydney: Saturday 6 December at 13:00 (Race 1) and Sunday 7 December at 13:00 (Race 2)Season Review: Saturday 20 December at TBC (Part 1) and Sunday 21 December at TBC (Part 2)NASCAR Nationwide SeriesFollowing the season run-in that traditionally culminates at Miami’s Homestead Speedway, 2014’s 33-round battle to be crowned NASCAR’s final Nationwide Series winner – before becoming the Xfinity Series in 2015 – is shown in all its glory. Year-long contenders Chase Elliott, Regan Smith and Ty Dillon head for a showdown as they each pursue a maiden championship in the second tier of America’s premier stock car organisation.Season Review, Part 1: Saturday 13 December at TBCSeason Review, Part 2: Sunday 14 December at TBCLIVE FIM SuperEnduro World ChampionshipA Northern Hemisphere winter marks the traditional start of the FIM SuperEnduro season, and there’s no better place for Polish SE Prestige champion Taddy Blazusiak to chase a sixth consecutive world crown than on home soil in Gdansk. With races taking place between December and March, it’s likely that some of the Pole’s road racing counterparts will compete in order to remain sharp. Meanwhile, in the SE Women category, Emma Bristow is favourite to defend her title.Round 1, Gdansk: Saturday 6 December at TBCLIVE Ferrari World FinalsHeld at Yas Marina in 2014, this annual four-day celebration traditionally marks the conclusion of the Scuderia’s racing activities. Bringing together a wide collection of cars past and present – including Formula One and GT machinery – the extravaganza gives Ferrari’s Tifosi an opportunity to witness a unique collection of glorious machines grace Abu Dhabi’s grand prix venue.Saturday 6 December at TBCLucas Oil Off-Road Racing SeriesThis chaotic short course off-road championship has blossomed in recent years, as 11 classes of off-road vehicles tear up dirt tracks around the western United States. Five-time Pro 4 Unlimited champion Carl Renezeder heads to round one in Chandler, Arizona, aiming for his fourth crown in six years, while Steve Greinke kicks off his Pro Buggy Unlimited title defence at Wild Horse Pass Raceway before the series travels to Lake Elsinore, California, and Sparks, Nevada, respectively.Rounds 1&2, Chandler: Wednesday 3 December at 19:50 and Wednesday 10 December at 19:50Rounds 3&4, Lake Elsinore: Wednesday 17 December at 19:50 and Wednesday 24 December at 19:50Round 5, Sparks: Wednesday 31 December at 19:50Andros TrophyWhile many enjoy the northern European snow for a festive getaway, the fastest motorsport on ice begins as Val Thorens hosts 2015’s opening round of the Andros Trophy. Reigning title holder Jean-Philippe Dayraut will be aiming to make a solid start to his bid for a sixth crown, although he’s still way behind 10-time champion Yvan Muller. Meanwhile, fellow Frenchman Sylvain Dabert’s two-wheeled defence also begins in the French Alps.Round 1, Val Thorens: Wednesday 10 December at 18:30Round 2, Andorra: Wednesday 17 December at 18:30Round 3, Alpe d’Huez: Wednesday 24 December at 18:30All times are GMT