Weekend Preview: 24-25 October 2009

Another ‘Finals’ weekend as a clutch of series will be ending their seasons or deciding their championships on Sunday. This is a quick edition as I am in a hurry.

Feature Events


FIM MotoGP

– Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix
– Sepang International Circuit
– Sepang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
– (16/17)
www.motogp.com
– with 250cc, 125cc

The penultimate round of the series, can Rossi win the top prize again?

UK TV: LIVE on BBC ONE at 6.45am Sunday (repeated 12.45pm)

US TV: DELAYED on SPEED at 6pm ET Sunday.

Other Events

Single Seater:

World Series by Renault

– Spain
– Hockenheimring, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
www.worldseriesbyrenault.com
– Eurosport at 2pm and 10pm.
– Season finale

Stock Car:

NASCAR Sprint Cup

– Tums Fast Relief 500
– Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, Virginia, USA
www.nascar.com
– UK TV: SKY SPORTS 3 at 5.30pm Sunday
– US TV: LIVE on ABC at 1pm ET Sunday


NASCAR Nationwide Series

– Kroger On Track For The Cure 250
– Memphis Motorsports Park, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
www.nascar.com
– US TV: LIVE on ESPN 2 at 3pm ET Saturday (not covered in UK)


NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

– Kroger 200
– Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, Virginia, USA
www.nascar.com
– US TV: LIVE on ESPN 2 at 12.30pm ET Saturday (not covered in UK)

Sports Car / Touring Car:

DTM

– Hockenheim
– Hockenheimring, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
www.dtm.com
– I can’t find UK TV c0verage, it should be on the website though.


V8 Supercar

– Surfers Paradise
– Surfers Paradise, Australia
www.v8supercar.com.au
This is the event A1GP should have been attending 😦

FIA GT

– Zolder
– Zolder, Belgium
www.fiagt.com
– Live on MotorsTV at 12pm
– Season finale


FIA Euro Touring Cup

– Braga, Portugal
www.fiaetcc.com
– Live on Eurosport at 12.45pm

This is the annual standalone event inviting S2000 touring car teams and drivers from various European national series to come and race against the entrants from the WTCC’s ‘Independent’ class (manufacturer teams are barred). Could be entertaining.

Rally:

WRC

– Wales Rally GB

The final round of the WRC is a straight fight between Loeb and Hirvonen for the title. Coverage and Eurosport with highlights on Dave.

Motorbikes:

World Superbike

– Portimao, Portugal

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That’s it from me this week, as I say, I’m in a rush so if you spot any errors or other races to add please drop a note in the comments!

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

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