In order to watch too much racing you will need to know when to look for it. 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 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!
2016 Now Available!
I’ve updated all calendars for the dates announced as of 1st January 2016. Some may be provisional and are subject to change.
Not yet included:
GP2, Global Rallycross, Super GT – these are not currently available.
TCR International Series – very impressive growth in 2015, a series to watch!
AutoGP – 2015 season cancelled before halfway. There’s a season scheduled within Italy only but I will be surprised if it happens. Sad, but a casualty of the abundance of series at this level in Europe.
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!
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.
– One calendar per series.
Sign up to the racing you are interested in without getting loads of dates you don’t care about. Pick the championships that interest you.
In Google Calendar you can colour-code them whichever way you want, e.g. you could make all the endurance series green, single-seaters red, or rally brown (for dirt..).
– Dates only.
Once you know the day of the event it is your responsibility to check the series website, or the details of TV/radio in your area. Sorry, I don’t have time to track start times! These are announced much later than race dates, if at all. Sometimes only a day or two before the race. I cover 30 series, I can’t monitor them on a weekly basis. They can vary from their published start time. There is also the issue of timezone conversion.
– Races only.
Races are more important. Races are why we are all here. Once you know the date of a race you can roughly work out when their associated qualifying and practice times will be, or the Calendar date will act as a reminder to check their website. I tried tracking individual sessions in 2011, you’d be amazed how frequently they got moved! They also clog up the feeds so you can’t find the actual races. It was a messy nightmare. Clarity is better.
– No TV times.
I don’t know where you live!
– Round numbers.
Event titles include ‘R1’, ‘R2’, etc. ‘R’ means ‘Round’. I try to mirror the way the series count rounds. Some series number each individual race with its own round number even if there are 3 races in a day. Other series might have one number for the whole weekend and say ‘Round 3 Feature’ and ‘Round 3 Sprint’. This varies from series to series so I’ve probably got this wrong somewhere.
– Multiple Races & Multi-Day Events.
If a series has two or more races in one day (like WTCC or BTCC) I set up ONE event for that day and note in the title how many races are held that day. I tried having one entry per race but it was a mess on days with BTCC (3 races), WTCC (2 races) and so on.
If a series has two or more races across a weekend (like GP2 or V8 Supercar) I set up an event for EACH DAY a race is held.
Endurance events such as 24-hour races and stage rallies are listed as a single event spread across multiple days of the main event (not qualifying, not recce’s).
– ‘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 that doesn’t quite fit anywhere else.
– ‘Other Sport’ calendar.
I made this for my own benefit for the 2012 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. Or that racing isn’t going to clash with it. With that in mind it is heavily biased toward things I care about!
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!
Creative Commons BY SA International
You may share or copy the calendar entries for any purpose.
Add these into your calendar systems or make a copy for your own personal use. Please make sure if you are editing the events, or adding other things, that you are doing so to your own copy and not the publicly-available lists! Those MUST remain unchanged. I *think* I turned off the option for editing, but I’m never sure..
Your usage does not imply that I endorse what you do with it, so don’t make something and then tell people I endorse it, if you haven’t asked.
If you’re with a race team you can use them in any way you like.
I receive no benefit from doing these, commercial or otherwise.
I’ve included two 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.
This is not restricted to Apple devices, try it on others.
Clicking the series shortname will take you to their website.
|Shortname||Name (notable event)|
|FIA F1||FIA Formula One (Monaco GP)||ICAL |||HTML|
|IndyCar||IndyCar Series (Indy 500)||ICAL |||HTML|
|FIA FE||FIA Formula E||ICAL |||HTML|
|GP2||GP2 Series (future FIA F2)||ICAL |||HTML|
|F3.5||Formula 3.5 (ex WSR Formula Renault)||ICAL |||HTML|
|Indy Lights||Indy Lights||ICAL |||HTML|
|SuperFormula||Super Formula||ICAL |||HTML|
|FIA F3 Europe||FIA Formula 3 European Championship||ICAL |||HTML|
|GP3||GP3 Series||ICAL |||HTML|
|ACO / ‘LE MANS’|
|FIA WEC||FIA World Endurance (Le Mans 24)||ICAL |||HTML|
|Euro LMS||European Le Mans Series||ICAL |||HTML|
|Asian LMS||Asian Le Mans Series||ICAL |||HTML|
|IMSA Cshp||IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship (Daytona 24, Sebring 12)||ICAL |||HTML|
|IMSA Cllnge||IMSA Continental Tire Challenge||ICAL |||HTML|
|SRO & OTHER SPORTSCAR|
|BES||Blancpain Endurance (Spa 24)||ICAL |||HTML|
|BSS||Blancpain Sprint||ICAL |||HTML|
|PWC||Pirelli World Challenge||ICAL |||HTML|
|Super GT||Super GT||ICAL |||HTML|
|GT Open||International GT Open||ICAL |||HTML|
|24H||24H Series (Dubai 24)||ICAL |||HTML|
|British GT||British GT||ICAL |||HTML|
|Britcar||Britcar British Endurance||ICAL |||HTML|
|DTM||Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters||ICAL |||HTML|
|V8SC||V8 Supercars Australia (Bathurst 1000)||ICAL |||HTML|
|WTCC||FIA World Touring Car Championship||ICAL |||HTML|
|BTCC||MSA British Touring Car Championship||ICAL |||HTML|
|TCR Int’l||TCR International Series||ICAL||HTML|
|NSC||Sprint Cup (Daytona 500)||ICAL |||HTML|
|NXS||Xfinity Series||ICAL |||HTML|
|NCWTS||Camping World Truck Series||ICAL |||HTML|
|MotoGP||FIM MotoGP||ICAL |||HTML|
|WSBK||FIM World Superbikes||ICAL |||HTML|
|BSB||British Superbikes||ICAL |||HTML|
|FIA WRC||FIA World Rally Championship||ICAL |||HTML|
|FIA ERC||FIA European Rally Championship||ICAL |||HTML|
|FIA WRX||FIA World Rallycross Championship||ICAL |||HTML|
|FIA ERX||FIA European Rallycross Championship||ICAL |||HTML|
|GRX||Global Rallycross||ICAL |||HTML|
|NHRA||NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series||ICAL |||HTML|
|FIA EDRC||FIA European Drag Racing Championship||ICAL |||HTML|
|MISC||Dakar, Nurb.24, IoM TT, Goodwood||ICAL |||HTML|
|OTHER||Tour de France, Olympics, World Cup||ICAL |||HTML|
I hope you find them useful!