Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Weekend in Motorsport (17/18 September 2011)

Now then Sportsfans,

Goodwood revival is the pick of bunch. It's a complete sell out, no general admission tickets are available. From the website "An unusual form of pedal power will take to the famous Goodwood motor circuit at this week’s Revival when the Baker Boys RAF Bicycle Display Team ride on the track in perfect formation.". It promises, as always to transport race goers back to the sixties. They are also celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Supermarine Spitfire - "On Sunday 18th September up to 12 Spitfires will take to the skies with a spectacular display as the Band of Royal Marines and RAF Choir perform on the motor circuit and airfield below."

Aussie V8 Supercars visit Phillip Island, Melbourne for a 500 kilometre race. It sees the start of the 'Endurance Season' where the 28 regular drivers team up with a co-driver.. Which should promise to mix things up a little!

Indycar is visiting the Motegi circuit in Japan. Can Will Power complete a hat trick of wins after topping the podium at Baltimore & Sonoma? "More than 420,000 pounds of cargo and 1,525 tires shipped to Japan, where it's unloaded at Twin Ring Motegi"

DTM returns back to Germany, after racing at Brands Hatch, and goes to Oschersleben. "In the past three years, the previous championship leader never succeeded in winning at Oschersleben. While the winner of the Oschersleben round always secured the title, in the end: Timo Scheider in 2008 and 2009, Paul Di Resta in 2010." Which should make things interesting as the top two are separated by a single point! Audi have unveiled their new A5 DTM car, at the Frankfurt Motorshow, which looks fast.

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
Lancia Delta S4 Bergrennen Hillclimb DTM BMW M3 Subida Oberhallau 2005 - Porsche 935 - Gruppe B and IndyCar Motegi Jeff Simmons Flip

If I Won the Lottery This Week, I Would Buy...
A Noble M12, saw one of these recently, understated excellence. Again, a few available on Pistonheads. They represent amazingly good value for money!

As always all of the aforementioned Race Series are available in the Motorsport Calendar App from the Android Market, and the Amazon App Store.

1 comment:

  1. You might want to check Race Countdown which counts down on the millisecond to every race event