Thursday, 8 September 2011

Weekend in Motorsport (10/11 September 2011)

Morning Sportsfans,

Topping the bill for this weekend is The Le Mans Series & International Le Mans Cup at Silverstone. 6 Hours of proper racing, featuring some of the same vehicles that muscled their way around La Sarthe, for the Endurance Race.

F1 is back, after the summer holiday, while Truckosaurus (your usual motorsport blogger) is trekking up Mt. Kilimanjaro on his summer holiday, the F1 circus rocks in to Monza. One of the proper old circuits still left on the calendar, admittedly it's been a bit ruined over the past few years (thanks Max!!) but it is still the fastest circuit on the F1 calendar. There was a little controversy surrounding the tyres and cambers being ran at Francorchamps a couple of weeks ago, see the James Allen on F1 blog for great insight into the tyres and other F1 related ephemera. F1 is joined by GP2 and Porsche SuperCup.

NASCAR is at Richmond, sponsored by Wonderful Pistachios 400... I kid you not!

Super GT is at Fuji, from their site "A turmoil race means keep your eyes on GT-R fleet"

I don't read many of the motorsport magazines, but have been reading "No Angel". For those who don't know it's a biography by Tom Bowers about Bernie Ecclestone. It covers a period from his early childhood right up to almost the current day. It is a gripping and enlightening read, which attempts to shed light on what makes Bernie the man he is.

Videos of The Week
Graham Rahal vs Safety Truck IZOD Indycar... at the start of the race!! Le Mans Legend Henri Pescarolo finally got given back his team and produced a win at Le Castellet!! Henri, Henri, Henri! As F1 is at Monza, here is a superb video of the 1972 race, featuring Emo.

If I Won the Euro Lotto (126M GBP!) This Week, I Would Buy...
A TVR Sagaris, lush! A handful for sale on Pistonheads. Omnomnom!!

As always all of the aforementioned Race Series are available in the Motorsport Calendar App.

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