Weekend Preview: 29-30 August 2009

Apologies for the delay..again!!

Feature Events

FIA Formula 1

– Formula 1 ING Belgian Grand Prix
– Spa-Francorchamps
– between Spa and Francorchamps, Belgium
– (12/17)
www.formula1.com

Spa! It’s only Spa!! We all love Spa, and I think this weekend’s grid proves why, not to mention the stunning scenery around the circuit as they cars thread their way through the trees. This a proper race track, not like the car park in Valencia or the Mickey Mouse run around in Hungary.

TV Guide:
UK – LIVE on BBC One at 12.10pm BST Sunday

USA – LIVE on SPEED at 7.30am ET Sunday

with GP2 Series, Formula Master, FBMW Europe, Porsche Supercup.


IRL IndyCar Series

– Peak Antifreeze and Motor Oil Indy 300
– Chicagoland Speedway
– Joliet, Illinois, United States
– (15/17)
www.indycar.com

With the aero updates introduced before Kentucky, mixed with the ‘overtake assist’, will we see a return to 2 and 3 wide at Chicagoland? I hope so! Unfortunately this race is on at 2am our time so I won’t be watching live.

TV Guide:
UK – DELAYED on Sky Sports 2 at 9am BST Sunday

USA – LIVE on VERSUS at 9pm ET Saturday

with Indy Lights


MotoGP

– Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix
– Indianapolis Motor Speedway
– Speedway, Indiana, United States
– (12/17)
www.motogp.com

Last year this event was affected by severe weather conditions as Hurricane Ike ran amok over Indy, the race had to be stopped because of it and the 250cc got cancelled, so in effect you could say this is the first ‘real’ running of MotoGP at Indy. I really hope the local populace will come out to support it, unfortunately there is an IndyCar race up in Chicago which isn’t million miles away and will pull some of the potential audience away. I’m not sure there is a lot of crossover of fans but there must be some, right?

TV Guide:
UK – LIVE on BBC THREE at 7.45pm BST Sunday

USA – LIVE on FOX at ???pm ET Sunday

with 250cc, 125cc, etc

Other Events


American Le Mans Series

– Grand Prix of Mosport
– Mosport
– Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
– (8/10)
www.americanlemans.com

TV Guide:
USA – LIVE on SPEED at 3pm Sunday
You can also follow along at the official website and at Radio Le Mans.

Atlantics, Star Mazda, FBMW Americas and the IMSA GT3 Cup join them.


NASCAR Nationwide Series

NAPA Auto Parts 200
– Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, Canada
www.nascar.com


NASCAR Camping World Trucks

– Chicagoland 225
– Chicagoland Speedway
– Joliet, Illinois, United States
www.nascar.com


Grand Am

– Montreal
– Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, Canada


FIA GT

– Hungaroring
– Budapest, Hungary
www.fiagt.com


BTCC

– Silverstone (National circuit)
– Silverstone, Northants, England, UK


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Apologies for the lateness of the post!!

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Sources:
FORIX (sub req.)
Live Sport on TV
RadioTimes.com
series websites

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