2012 Race Schedules

For the last two seasons I’ve created race schedules for use in Google Calendar, iCal, Outlook and any other compatible diary system. 2012 is no exception and I can now announce the calendars for the year ahead are now, mostly, complete!

IWTMR Motorsport Calendar for May 2012 (click for Large)

If you want to track some of your favourite series and events, just load your selection of racing categories into your calendar so that you can make plans to watch live or set the DVR – and hopefully never miss another race!

Please go to the Calendar page for futher details and updates.

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Weekend Preview : 1-2 August 2009

Feature Events


IRL IndyCar Series

– Meijer Indy 300
– Kentucky Speedway
– Sparta, Kentucky, United States
– (12/17)
www.indycar.com

Changes to the aero rules for this race (see previous post) should mean an improvement in the racing on this 1.5 mile oval, as it has been fairly bad on ovals earlier this season. Since side by side open-wheel racing on ovals is the hallmark and unique selling point of this series, let’s hope they work.

Note this is a Saturday night race under the lights.

TV Guide:
UK – LIVE on Sky Sports 1 at 2am Sunday
(repeated 11.30am and 4.30pm on SS Xtra)
USA – LIVE on VERSUS at 8pm ET Saturday

Other Events


Le Mans Series

– 1000KM do Algarve
– Portimao
– Algarve, Portugal
– (3/5)
www.lemans-series.com

The is the first evening/night race for the Le Mans Series in Europe, and also the first visit of the series to this new circuit. The race will begin at 7.15pm local (and UK) time and run for the usual LMS distance of 1000km or six hours.

TV Guide:
UK – Eurosport at 7pm for 1h30m.


Formula Renault 3.5

Portimao
– Algarve, Portugal

Supporting the LMS, both races are on Saturday afternoon.

TV Guide:

Race 1 on Eurosport at 12pm Saturday.
Race 2 doesn’t appear to be covered.

NASCAR Sprint Cup

– Pennsylvania 500
– Pocono, Pennsylvania, United States
www.nascar.com

TV Guide:
UK – LIVE on Sky Sports 3 at 7pm Sunday
US – LIVE on ESPN at 1pm Sunday


NASCAR Nationwide Series

– Iowa Speedway
– Iowa, United States
www.nascar.com

NASCAR Camping World Trucks

– Nashville Speedway
– Tennessee, United States
www.nascar.com


DTM

– Oschersleben
– Germany
www.dtm.tv / www.dtm.com

dtm.tv should have live coverage from 1pm UK time.

V8 Supercars

– Norton 360 Sandown Challenge
– Sandown, Australia
www.v8supercar.com.au


Indy Lights

– Oschersleben
– Germany


F3 Euroseries

– Kentucky Speedway
– Kentucky, USA

Superleague Formula

– Donington Park
– Leics., England, UK

World Rally Championship

– Rally Finland
www.wrc.com

Kimi Raikkonen has entered his home round of the WRC in a Super 2000 spec Abarth. After the first day’s stages he’s performing among the top runners in his class and in the top 20 overall!


Intercontinental Rally Challenge

– Rally Vinho Madeira
– Madeira, Portugal
www.ircseries.com


British Touring Car Championship

– Snetterton
– Norfolk, England, UK

TV Guide:

UK – The usual six hours (3 x BTCC plus lots of support races) on ITV4 from 11.30am!

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Sources:
Live Sport on TV
RadioTimes.com
and several of the series sites mentioned above

Weekend Preview: 18-19 April 2009

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Feature Event

FIA Formula 1 World Championship (3/17)
– Chinese Grand Prix
– Shanghai, China

See my Chinese GP Preview here!

Race coverage:
UK: Live on BBC1 @ 6.00am BST
US: Live on SPEED @ 2.30am EDT

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Other Major International Events:

IRL IndyCar Series
– Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (2/17)
– Long Beach, California, USA

See my Long Beach Preview here!

Race coverage:
UK: Live on Sky Sports 3 @ 9.00pm BST
US: Live on VERSUS @ 3.30pm EDT

American Le Mans Series
– Tequila Patrón American Le Mans at Long Beach (3/10)
– Long Beach, California, USA

The ALMS returns to Long Beach for another Saturday race. The field is slightly bigger this week with the final ever North American appearance from the Corvette GT1 programme. Pratt & Miller will be taking the cars to Le Mans before replacing them with a GT2 effort in the ALMS later in the year.

Race coverage:
The race takes place on Saturday afternoon/evening local time.

UK: Tape delayed on MotorsTV @ 5.00pm BST Sunday
US: Tape delayed on ABC @ 12.30pm EDT Sunday

NASCAR Sprint Cup
– Subway Fresh Fit 500 (8/36)
– Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Another 500 miler! This time it is a Saturday night race.

Race coverage:

UK: Live on Sky Sports @ 1.30am BST Saturday night (Sunday morning)
Sky Sports Xtra has highlights at 8am, Sky Sports 2 has highlights at 6.30pm.

US: Live on FOX @ 8.00pm EDT Sunday

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Other Events – check your TV listings:
(according to FORIX (sub req.))

World Series by Renault / Formula Renault 3.5
– Barcelona (1/9)
– Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

WSbR’s season kicks off with the usual double-header format at Barcelona. Driver line-ups were still being formalised as late as this week! As ever the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup will be in support, and I assume the Meganes and Clios will be there too.

Race coverage:
There is a race on Saturday and a race on Sunday. This year Eurosport will be providing coverage for selected rounds which is big news for this series.

UK: Race 1 is live on Eurosport at 12.45pm BST Saturday. Race 2 is live on Eurosport at 12.00pm Sunday.
US: n/a

NASCAR Nationwide Series
Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Firestone Indy Lights
Long Beach, California, United States

Australian V8 Supercars
Hamilton, New Zealand
(UK tape delay: MotorsTV 2pm Sunday)

Super GT
Suzuka, Japan

International GT Open
Imola, Italy