Friday, 30 March 2012

Weekend in Motorsport (31 March- 1 April 2012)

Evening all,

We get into Full Swing with this weekend's motorsport action, with multiple events for all tastes and preferences.

Looking Forward... Event of the Week
Le Mans Series - 6hrs of Le Castellet (some say, Paul Ricard)

The first European endurance event of 2012 might actually be a bit of a disappointment. With the factory prototype teams racing in the World Endurance Championship and the top flight GT teams entering the Blancpain series and/or regional GT series, there's only a handful (20) of cars pitching up in the south of France.

Plenty of coverage from Radio Le Mans and MotorsTV on Sunday.

The British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) begins as well, with again a full day's television coverage on ITV4.

Looking Back...
A video has surfaced of TRG's (The Racers Group) time at January's Rolex 24hr at Daytona. The team's 911s had a decent roster of pro-drivers to tackle the Florida banking.

The Grand-Am series is a Barber Motorsports Park this week.

Television Show of the Week...

Set your generic recording devices on Sunday evening for BBC4's documentary on Group B rallying, entitled "Madness on Wheels".

Internet Video of the Week...

There's now a growing selection of YouTube channels featuring motoring videos with pretty good production values and decent presenting staff. From sources such as traditional magazines (eg. Evo) or web based new comers such as the DRIVE Channel and their dreamteam of hosts (Monkey Harris, Fatty Farah, Alex Roy, Leo Parante plus uber-producer JF Musial).

Our choice of VotW is Motor Trend's European Roadtrip featuring Justin Bell. MotorTrend seems to have evolved from the publication that named the Chevrolet Caprice its 1991 Car of the Year to something more youthful and sporting.

If I Won the Lotto This Week, I Would Buy... Nothing. I did not buy a ticket.

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