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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1 comment:

  1. Great Blog!! :) As ever, an enjoyable read.