Weekend Preview: 3-4 October 2009

Feature Events


FIA Formula 1

– 2009 Formula 1 Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix
– Suzuka International Racing Course
– Suzuka-shi, Mie-ken, Japan
– (15/17)
www.formula1.com
Map and Guide by Pitlane Fanatic
– with Porsche Carrera Cup Japan

We’re back at Suzuka! F1 fans have missed this place after a couple of visits to the sanitised Fuji circuit, both of which suffered with heavy rain. Suzuka is thankfully untouched other than a bit of resurfacing, a new pit complex and a lick of paint!

In any given season whenever they are on the calendar the top two circuits drivers list as their favourites are Spa and Suzuka. Designed in the 1960s as a test track, this circuit has everything. A tricky first section, a fast last section and the only track crossover in major motorsports as well as the potential for rain, as we saw in Friday practice which heavily limited the running.

Remember Jenson Button only needs to outscore Rubens Barrichello by five points to be crowned the 2009 F1 Champion.

UK TV: LIVE on BBC ONE from 5.00am Sunday, repeated at 2.00pm.

US TV: LIVE on SPEED from 12.30am ET Sunday (Saturday night), repeated at 10.00pm.


MotoGP

– bwin.com Grande Premio de Portugal
– Estoril
– Portugal
– (14/17)
www.motogp.com
– with 250cc, 125cc

UK TV: LIVE on BBC TWO at 12.30pm.

US TV: DELAYED on SPEED at 6pm Sunday.

Other Events

Open-Wheel:


Superleague Formula

– Autodromo di Monza
– Monza, Milan, Italy
– (5/6)
www.superleagueformula.com
– UK TV: Highlights on Eurosport 2 at 11pm.
– Supported by GT Open and F3 Open

Stock Car:


NASCAR Sprint Cup

– Price Chopper 400 presented by Kraft Foods
– Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kansas, USA
www.nascar.com
– UK TV: LIVE on SKY SPORTS 3, Sunday 8.30pm
– US TV: LIVE on ABC, Sunday 1pm ET
(I am aware the difference between 1 ET and 8.30 UK makes no sense whatsoever, unless the US have a 2.5hr pre-race or their clocks changed)


NASCAR Nationwide Series

– Kansas Lottery 300
– Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kansas, USA
www.nascar.com
– US TV: LIVE on ESPN 2, Saturday 3pm ET (not covered in UK)

Sports Car / Touring Car:


FIA GT

– Petit Le Mans (see above)
– Paul Ricard, France
www.fiagt.com
– UK TV: MotorsTV 4pm
– suppported by FIA GT3

International GT Open

– Monza
– Supporting Superleague, with F3 Open


BTCC

– Brands Hatch GP
– Brands Hatch, Kent, England
www.btcc.net
– UK TV: ITV4 from 11.30am
– suppported by Porsche UK, Ginetta, FRenault, Clio Cup
– final round!


Brazilian V8

– Campo Grande


Argentinian TC2000

– Punta del Este

Britcar

– Britcar 500
– Silverstone, England

Rally:

World Rally Championship

– Rallye de Espana
www.wrc.com

Other:

World Superbikes

– Magny-Cours, France
– UK: Eurosport at 9.30am (race 1 live) and 5.15pm (race 2 delay)
– US: SPEED at 3pm (race 1 delay) and 4pm (race 2 delay)


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Sources
FORIX (sub req.)
Live Sport on TV
RadioTimes.com
Series websites as mentioned
Autosport magazine

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