FIA World Endurance Championship
With the first three rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship Super Season taking place in Europe, October sees the series begin its globetrotting stint, starting off at the Fuji Speedway. After victories at Spa and the Le Mans 24 Hours, the #8 Toyota crew of Fernando Alonso, Sebastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima hold the upper hand over the sister car in the standings. In LMP2, Signatech Alpine lead the way, while both GTE classes see Porsches running at the sharp end.
FIA World Endurance Championship, 6 Hours of Fuji
LIVE, 14 October, 02:45 BST
Two of the Supercars season’s showpiece events take place in October, with the Bathurst 1000 and Gold Coast 600. Having not finished outside the top-five since round three, Scott McLaughlin has established at 131-point margin at the top of the standings ahead of the season’s Endurance rounds. The championship’s blue-riband event, the Bathurst 1000, sees the teams head to the fearsome Mount Panorama Circuit, while a different challenge is provided by the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit, with 2018 marking the 10th edition.
LIVE, 7 October, 00:55 BST
Gold Coast 600
LIVE, 20 October, 05:05 BST
LIVE, 21 October, 05:05 BST
FIA World Rally Championship
The FIA World Rally Championship continues in October, with a visit to Wales for Rally Great Britain, before traveling to Catalunya for Rally Spain. After catapulting himself into a points lead with victories in Portugal and Italy, a difficult run in Finland saw Thierry Neuville’s margin cut by Sebastien Ogier. The 74th running of Wales Rally GB will see Elfyn Evans attempting to repeat his home heroics from 2017, while the mixed-surface Rally Catalunya will act as a good precursor to the season finale.
FIA World Rally Championship, Rally Great Britain
Daily Highlights, 5/6/7 October, 22:30 BST
FIA World Rally Championship, Rally Catalunya
Daily Highlights, 26/27/28 October, TBC
Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations
The 71st running of the FIM Motocross of Nations sees the annual event return to the United States for the first time since 2010. In recent years, the French team anchored by Gautier Paulin has proved dominant, and in 2018 will be looking to take their fifth-consecutive victory. The Red Bud MX track, best known for the infamous ‘LaRocco’s Leap’ jump, hosts the event for the first time this year, and is sure to prove a favourite with the riders.
MX of Nations, USA
LIVE, 2018 MX of Nations, 7 October, 18:00 BST
LIVE, 2018 MX of Nations, 7 October, 19:30 BST
LIVE, 2018 MX of Nations, 7 October, 21:00 BST
European Le Mans Series
The final round of the European Le Mans Series sees the championship head to the Algarve in southern Portugal for four hours of racing to bring the curtain down on a memorable 2018 season. G-Drive Racing dominated the LMP2 class in the Monza and Red Bull Ring rounds, giving Roman Rusinov, Jean-Eric Vergne and Andrea Pizzitola a handy advantage in the points. The LMP3 category sees RLR Msport lead the way after their second win of the year in Austria, while Proton Competiton heads the GTE ranks.
European Le Mans Series, 4 Hours of Portimao
LIVE, 28 October, 12:45 GMT
TCR Europe Series
Despite only being in its infancy, the TCR Europe Series has produced some thrilling action during its debut season. With a field brimming with seasoned touring car racing talent, a rookie in fact leads the standings, with young Spaniard Mikel Azcona heading the likes of Jean-Karl Vernay and Dusan Borkovic. The season finale sees the series visit Spain for a double header on the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
TCR Europe Series, Barcelona
LIVE, 20 October, 13:30 BST
LIVE, 21 October, 14:55 BST
Vallelunga hosts the finale of the 2018 ELF CIV championship, as the next generation of Italian superbike racers look to end their season on a high. Michele Pirro retook the championship lead last time out in Misano, now sitting on a three-point cushion over Ducati stable-mate Matteo Ferrari.
ELF CIV, Vallelunga
LIVE, 6 October, 12:40 BST
LIVE, 7 October, 13:20 BST
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
As the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season continues, October sees highlights from another quartet of races with the Cup Championship Playoffs well underway. Kyle Busch has taken six victories so far this year, with the 2015 champion looking to add a second title to his collection.
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Charlotte Motor Speedway
Highlights, 2 October, 22:00 BST
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Dover International Speedway
Highlights, 9 October, 22:00 BST
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Talladega Superspeedway
Highlights, 16 October, 22:00 BST
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Kansas Speedway
Highlights, 23 October, 22:00 BST