Motors TV Weekend Highlights

7/8 SeptemberThe Grand-Am championship battle is remarkably close ahead of the penultimate round of the season at Laguna Seca, which tops the bill for Motors TV’s live coverage this weekend. The top five crews in the standings are separated by a mere five points, setting up a thrilling fight over the last two races. If that wasn’t already enticing enough, the appearance of IndyCar stars Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon in a second Ganassi car adds an extra dimension to the California race.We’ve also got live coverage of the 18th and final round of the FIM MX World Championship from Lierop in the Netherlands. Antonio Cairoli and Jeffrey Herlings have already secured their respective crowns so the meeting provides their rivals with a great chance to end the campaign on top with a Benelux GP win.Single-seater action this weekend comes courtesy of the European F3 Open, which resumes its season at Spa-Francorchamps. The young racers will all be keen to add a victory at the classic Belgian circuit to their CVs, but a top result would have particular importance for title protagonists Sandy Stuvik and Ed Jones.Also roaring back onto your screens with races at Spa will be the International GT Open. With Luca Filippi busy elsewhere, points leader Andrea Montermini has another rapid Italian as his co-driver for the weekend in the shape of Davide Rigon. Saturday’s F3 and GT contests will be shown live and Sunday’s will be aired delayed-as-live.The NASCAR Nationwide Series rolls on to Richmond International Raceway for round 25 as the end of the season draws nearer. Catch our delayed-as-live coverage of the night race in Virginia as Sam Hornish Jr. defends his lead in the title race from pursuers Austin Dillon, Elliott Sadler and Regan Smith.We’ve also got British GT action as the series packs its bags and travels across the North Sea to Zandvoort on the Dutch coast, with the Sunday race being shown later the same day. The grid is both large and competitive with four different manufacturers represented by the top four driver pairings in the standings.Saturday 7 September13:50 LIVE European F3 Open, Rd 6, Spa-Francorchamps (Race 1)14:50 LIVE International GT Open, Rd 6, Spa-Francorchamps (Race 1)16:20 NASCAR Nationwide Series, Rd 25, RichmondSunday 8 September11:00 LIVE FIM MX2 World Championship, Rd 18, Benelux (Race 1)12:00 LIVE FIM MX1 World Championship, Rd 18, Benelux (Race 1)14:00 LIVE FIM MX2 World Championship, Rd 18, Benelux (Race 2)15:00 LIVE FIM MX1 World Championship, Rd 18, Benelux (Race 2)16:00 International GT Open, Rd 6, Spa-Francorchamps (Race 2)17:10 European F3 Open, Rd 6, Spa-Francorchamps (Race 2)18:00 British GT, Rd 6, Zandvoort (Race 2)21:30 LIVE Grand-Am, Rd 11, Laguna SecaAll times are BST