* 2015 Ready! *
In order to watch too much racing you will need to know when it is on. Keep up with your favourite racing series by adding IWTMR Calendars to your Google Calendar, Apple iCal (iOS/iPhone/iPad), Microsoft Outlook, or any other service which supports the XML, ICAL or HTML formats.
Just click the link for the series you want to import and it will appear in your calendar.
Scroll down to the table below to pick your championships!
2015 update complete.
I’ve updated all calendars for the dates announced as of 31st January 2015.
– Super Formula
– Pirelli World Challenge
I’m trialling the addition of a round number in the title, e.g. R5 = Round 5. Let’s see if it works or if it makes it too cluttered. At the moment I’m using the event number not the specific race number.
Pros & Cons
Why should you use the IWTMR Calendars? Here are the positives, and some of the things I haven’t been able to include – I happen to think these are positives as well because it keeps the feeds tidy!
– One calendar per series.
Sign up to the racing you are interested in without getting loads of dates you don’t care about. Just pick the championships that interest you. You can also colour-code them whichever way you want, e.g. brown for rally, green for endurance.
– Dates only.
Sorry but I don’t have the time to track race start times. You’d be surprised how late some of them are confirmed, often not until race week and quite late in race week. I cover over 30 series and I can’t monitor them on a weekly basis. They can vary from their published schedule for reasons of weather or force majeure – I don’t like being held liable for you missing a race because the series moved it! Please use these calendars for guidance and check your local or online coverage.
- Races only.
Races are more important. Please use these as ‘event reminders’ rather than ‘session reminders’. With experience, I found if you enable more than seven or eight calendars at once the sheer volume of practice & qualifying sessions overwhelm it and you lose sight of any Saturday races. It becomes unreadable. Clarity is better. This system allows you to note a race is happening this weekend and look up the schedule on their website. As with the ‘dates only’ bit above, practice sessions are even more likely to be rescheduled than are races, so it is futile trying to keep up with them all.
– No TV times.
I don’t know where you live!
- Multiple Races & Multi-Day Events
If a series has two or more races in one day I set up ONE event date and note ‘2 races’ or ‘3 races’ in the title.
If a series has two or more races across a weekend I set up an entry for EACH DAY.
Endurance events like 24-hour races and stage rallies have a single event spread across the running of the main event.
– ‘Misc’ calendar
Catch-all calendar. Includes such things as the Dakar Rally, Goodwood Festival of Speed, Goodwood Revival, Isle of Man TT, Nurburgring 24 Hours, Bathurst 12 Hours and anything else that pops into my head.
– ‘Other Sport’ calendar
I made this for my own benefit in 2012 for the Olympics & Paralympics. I like to know that I’m not going to miss the Tour de France or the FA Cup Final or the Six Nations. With that in mind it is heavily biased toward things I care about!
I’ve been running these calendars since the 2011 racing season. Many of these decisions have been taken with experience to make the usability the best it can be and to reduce the admin overhead.
I still miss things and dates are changed sometimes without me noticing. If you see any errors or would like to see any additions please let me know!
If you find these useful please do share them. Spread the word!
One last thing – please DO NOT add your own events to these lists. I think I have now turned off the option for you to add items but I can never be sure..
I’ve included all three links provided to me by Google Calendar. Try them and pick the best one suited to your app.
For Google Calendar: click the HTML link then click the +GoogleCalendar icon at the bottom right.
For Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, Mac): tap the ICAL link
Some things may prefer you copy & paste the XML link.
If in doubt try all three until one works the way you want it.
Clicking the series shortname will take you to their website.
||Name (notable event)||Calendar Format|
|FIA F1||FIA Formula One (Monaco GP)||XML||ICAL||HTML|
|IndyCar||IndyCar Series (Indy 500)||XML||ICAL||HTML|
|OTHER OPEN WHEEL|
|FIA FE||FIA Formula E||XML||ICAL||HTML|
|FR3.5||WSR Formula Renault 3.5||XML||ICAL||HTML|
|Indy Lights||Indy Lights||XML||ICAL||HTML|
|ACO / IMSA / ‘LE MANS’|
|FIA WEC||FIA World Endurance (Le Mans 24)||XML||ICAL||HTML|
|IMSA USC||IMSA United Sportscar (Daytona 24, Sebring 12)||XML||ICAL||HTML|
|ELMS||European Le Mans Series||XML||ICAL||HTML|
|Asian LMS||Asian Le Mans Series||XML||ICAL||HTML|
|BES||Blancpain Endurance (Spa 24)||XML||ICAL||HTML|
|BSS||Blancpain Sprint (was FIA GT)||XML||ICAL||HTML|
|IMSA C.Tire||IMSA Continental Tire Challenge||XML||ICAL||HTML|
|PWC||Pirelli World Challenge||XML||ICAL||HTML|
|Super GT||Super GT||XML||ICAL||HTML|
|GT Open||International GT Open||XML||ICAL||HTML|
|24H||24H Series (Dubai 24)||XML||ICAL||HTML|
|British GT||British GT||XML||ICAL||HTML|
|Britcar||Britcar British Endurance||XML||ICAL||HTML|
|DTM||Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters||XML||ICAL||HTML|
|V8SC||V8 Supercars Australia (Bathurst 1000)||XML||ICAL||HTML|
|WTCC||FIA World Touring Car Championship||XML||ICAL||HTML|
|BTCC||MSA British Touring Car Championship||XML||ICAL||HTML|
|NSC||Sprint Cup (Daytona 500)||XML||ICAL||HTML|
|NXS||Xfinity Series (was Nationwide)||XML||ICAL||HTML|
|NCWTS||Camping World Truck Series||XML||ICAL||HTML|
|WSBK||FIM World Superbikes||XML||ICAL||HTML|
|FIA WRC||FIA World Rally Championship||XML||ICAL||HTML|
|FIA ERC||FIA European Rally Championship||XML||ICAL||HTML|
|FIA WRX||FIA World Rallycross Championship||XML||ICAL||HTML|
|FIA ERX||FIA European Rallycross Championship||XML||ICAL||HTML|
|NHRA||NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series||XML||ICAL||HTML|
|FIA EDRC||FIA European Drag Racing Championship||XML||ICAL||HTML|
|MISC||Dakar, Nurb.24, IoM TT, Goodwood||XML||ICAL||HTML|
|OTHER||Tour de France, Olympics, World Cup||XML||ICAL||HTML|
I hope you find them useful!