So, the summer is here, allegedly, and some series are taking a break while others are returning to track action.
We start at the Nurburgring and the WEC, more than 2 months after the Le Mans 24 hours race the WEC is back on track and Audi will be looking to rein Porsche back in on what is home territory for both squads, Toyota – who’s LMP1 programme is also based in Germany will be looking for a strong showing on the back of an indifferent 2015 thus far. 6 hours of Nurburgring is on the 30th of August and can be seen on Motors TV.
Staying with Prototype racing, the IMSA Tudor United Sports car Championship heads to Virginia and the Oak Tree Grand Prix, Virginia International Raceway a week earlier than the world series on the 22nd and 23rd of the month, again Motors TV should bring you coverage.
Moving a little closer to home, the BTCC makes a welcome return to track action following the mid season break and tests. The series heads to Snetterton on the weekend of the 8th and 9th and, Knockhill, Scotland on the 22nd and 23rd, we should see a full grid of 32 cars now with the news that Motorbase are set to return for the second half of the season. If your’re not there be sure to have your armchairs pointing at ITV4!
Staying on our island the British GT returns from its jaunt to Spa and heads to Brands Hatch on the 1st and 2nd before heading to Snetterton on the 22nd and 23rd, again Motors TV brings the coverage.
Rally fans won’t be left waiting this summer as the WRC continues its trek with stops at Finland (July 31st-Aug 2nd) and Germany (Aug 21st-23rd) again Motors will give you live coverage while ITV4 brings highlights.
The ERC heads to The Czech Republic on the weekend of the 28th-30th while the World Rally Cross championship heads to Trois-Rivages, Canada on the weekend of the 7th, Eurosport will keep gravel fans occupied on these dates!
Bikers have plenty to keep themselves busy with the World Superbikes taking in Malaysia on the 1st and 2nd before packing up for a break, British Superbikes visiting Thruxton (1st and 2nd) before moving north to Cadwell on the week ending the 23rd, as ever Eurosport brings live coverage with ITV4 highlighting the British series.
Moto GP fans however have plenty to get excited about, as the series takes in Indianapolis (7-9th), Brno (14-16th) before heading to Silverstone at the end of the month (28th-30th) if you can go believe me it is worth it, make the effort and go! Otherwise BT Sport and ITV4 bring you the action.
So plenty to keep you all occupied this summer but if that is not enough Premier Sport will have NASCAR on the 2nd, 9th, 16th and 22nd while the Aussie V8s (OK I know they dropped the Aussie a few years back) head to Queensland on the weekend of the 2nd and Eastern Creek 3 weeks later, head to Motors TV for your coverage.
Enjoy the summer sun and see you track side in September!