Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Motorsport Calendar App, now available on the Amazon App Market

Following on from the Motorsport Calendar being available on it has also now been approved and is available on the Amazon App Market.

Amazon review and comprehensively check each App before it is allowed to be published on their market. It should also allow for Apps to be used on Windows machines (7 onwards) once Bluestacks is openly available.. !!

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

The Motorsport Calendar App, now available from

As we strive to give our users more choices and options we have made our App available here Some Android device owners don't have access to the Android Market and we felt that it was important to ensure that these owners were able to benefit from our App!

The main Android App Market will always be the location to find the most up-to-date release of the Motorsport Calendar, but we will continue to roll out the App to other sources, if we feel that they offer real benefits to users.

Friday, 19 August 2011

Weekend in Motorsport (20/21 August 2011)

Morning Sportsfans,

Topping the bill for this week is The American Le Mans Series from the Road America circuit at Elkhart Lake in Wisconsin.

Former Bentley Boy Guy Smith seems to be topping the time sheets in practice in his Mazda engined Lola.

The race will be shown live on MotorsTV in Europe, on ABC in the States and online at and on the ALMS website.

Another series that is pioneering online coverage is the SRO's European GT3 series, with GT1TV complementing MotorsTV and the Bloomberg news channels output. This weekend the series is debuting at the SlovakiaRing outside of Bratislava. Slovakia is not normally a country that we'd associate with motorsport, but a quick glance at a map shows the circuit is located neatly between the neighbouring capitals of Budapest and Vienna as well as being not a million miles from Brno across the border in the Czech Republic. Dull fact of the week: Slovakia builds more cars per head of population than any other nation due to manufacturers such as VW and Kia setting up new factories in the country since its entry to the EU.

Slovakia also has links to Skoda and this week saw EVO magazine's Richard Meaden taking a modified Octavia vRS to the Bonneville salt and hitting 214mph.

Videoes of The Week
A recent Gareth Jones on Speed podcast featured Gaz taking a few laps of Goodwood with the 2nd Nicest Man in Motorsport, Austin Kinsella in a Merc SLS. (The Nicest Man in Motorsport is, of course, Win Percy).

If I Won the Lotto This Week, I Would Buy...
A De Tomaso Magusta.

Lastly, as previewed last week:

Fatlace TV x RAUH-Welt BEGRIFF : Nakai-San from Luke Huxham on Vimeo.

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Wednesday, 17 August 2011

v 0.9.6 Now available from the Android Market

The App has been updated to include more circuit information. In addition the memory footprint of the Motorosport Calendar App has now been greatly reduced. In v 0.9 we started noticing that a small handful of users were getting App Errors due to memory and bitmap handling. The layout for 320x480 resolution devices was updated, to align it with the newer display of information.

If you do suffer an Android Error and are able to report it, please let us know the handset that you are using and Android OS version, as this helps us to troubleshoot problems raised.

Many thanks for the continued support, we are gaining new users every day! Work has commenced on updating the data for the forthcoming 2012 season, which will be added to the Free version of the App.

Friday, 12 August 2011

Weekend in Motorsport (13/14 August 2011)

I trust we are all well.

First up this weekend is Grand-AM and NASCAR from Watkins Glen in upstate New York.

United Autosport's Mark Blundell talks about the event to SPEED tv's John Dagys:

And let's not forget, Blundell has a history of being Any Good in a sportscar:

As always there is a very strong British presence in the Indycar series in New Hampshire (state motto: Live Free or Die) with Testing Timesheet Topper Dario Franchitti being joined by part-season entrant the fragrant Pippa Mann and three other British drivers (Mike Conway, James Jakes and Alex Lloyd).

If I Won the Lotto This Week, I Would Buy...
a big arsed RWB modified 911 from Japan.

RAUH-Welt BEGRIFF Teaser from Luke Huxham on Vimeo.

Finally, a tale about a dream car that reminds us that motorsport is not all sweetness and light.

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Tuesday, 9 August 2011

v 0.9 Now available from the Android Market

We've now added 120+ circuit maps to the App, so that when selecting a race event you can see what the circuit looks like. In addition to this information we also give the circuit length and a URL to the official website of the race circuit selected.

There will be a couple more updates and then we will create a Paid For version which will add more functionality to the existing free functionality. The Free version will continue to exist and will be updated, but may not gain all of the functionality of the Paid For version.

Please keep the feedback coming, it really helps to get a feeling for how the App is being used.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Weekend in Motorsport (6/7 August 2011)

Now then.

We'll begin this week with looking back at last week's action. An eventful Spa 24 Hours saw the pace setting McLaren suffering a Very Heavy Crash in the opening hour, leaving Audi to take victory from BMW.

The chaps from Ingolstadt kindly documented their weekend for those of us not lucky enough to have made it across the channel.


This weekend's Stateside action brings us Indycar and ALMS from Mid-Ohio and NASCAR at Pocono, PA.

Here in the UK it's the return of the BTCC from their summer break. This week's race will be at the revamped Snetterton circuit in Norfolk. The MSC team attended the Lotus Festival at Snet earlier this year and can confirm that the new layout is very spectator friendly with a number of very large viewing mounds (including one that is probably the highest point in the whole county) giving an excellent view of the track.

The Honda Racing team have created a video of their BTCC exploits that will be release later this month to coincide with the Knockhill round, the home circuit of driver Gordon Sheddon. TRAILER

Whilst we're in a BTCC mood, I came across the following video from 1986 featuring Southampton Football Club's leading celebrity fan and former Radio One disc jockey and helicopter crasher Mike Smith.

If I Won the Lotto This Week, I Would Buy...
a Morgan 3-Wheeler

...and Finally:

The excellent "SENNA" movie is now available to PRE-ORDER. If you haven't yet seen the film then you really should. The mixture of archive footage and the contrasting styles of Murray Walker's gentle english commentary versus the frenetic Portuguese of the Brazilian commentator make the story come alive for even the most cynical of motorsport fan.

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