So, it’s March and now we begin to see a little more action on the world’s circuits and TV screens.
As with February, we’ll start in Australia, this time though with the V8 Supercars opening event.
The Clipsal 500, Adelaide. 3 races over the weekend of the 4-6th of March will see the winner of the series 2nd biggest race crowned before the squads head to Melbourne 2 weeks later with support coming in the form of the Australian Grand Prix.* Motors TV and BT (I believe) Should cover the event.
Moving to America and, following a phenomenal Dayton 24 Hour the newly named for 2016 IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship land at Sebring, Florida for the annual 12 hour event, be aware the 12 hour is a Saturday race starting on the 19th. Expect a mix of live and highlights via Motors TV.
While on the subject of prototype racing the WEC returns to the spotlight in the “Prologue” launch held at Paul Ricard France with free entry to fans on the Saturday the 26th if you do find yourselves at a loose end in the south of France!
Also launching this month in readiness for the coming season the Blancpain Sprint and Endurance championships hold their media party while Donington Park is the place to be for UK based tin top fans on the 22nd of March, as the BTCC (hopefully) puts everything into place.
Back to the racing and the 24 hour International Endurance Series returns for more GT and saloon action this time at Mugello Italy on the Friday / Saturday 18th and 19th of March, the series website and Motors should give you real time and highlights once again.
Formula E continues with season 2 this time heading to Mexico on the 12th of the month. Interestingly ITV have declined to show live coverage this time concentrating on a full as live programme the following morning and highlights as usual via the ITV1 & 4 channels. The race can be viewed live on YouTube.
Rally fans have plenty to watch as the WRC heads to Mexico a week prior to the FE cars, BT Sport bring live coverage while Channel 5 and Motors bring various highlights.
The ERC European Rally Championship continues, having moved from the snowy stages of Latvia the teams head to the tropics and the Canary Isles, Eurosport have the action.
Keeping things closer to home the British Rally Championship is set to return following a one year absence, the Mid Wales Stages on the 5th and 6th of the month see the series get going, if you can’t be there, keep an eye on Channel 4 and BT Sport for the action.
Bikers get their fix as the MotoGP returns following the controversies and knee jerk reactions to a, well knee jerk reaction Jorge Lorenzo will be out to retain his title. BT Sport brings the live coverage again from Qatar on the evening of the 20th of March, while Eurosport will have World Superbike action from Thailand a week prior on the 11-13th of the month.
The NASCAR juggernaut will continue its trek across the USA with events on the 6th (Las Vegas) 13th (Phoenix) and 20th (Fontana) and Premier Sports will bring you the coverage.
If you are looking for more trackside action try heading to Goodwood for the 74th annual Members Meeting but, be aware tickets are a: limited and b: pricey! That said you do get to see a variety of classic sports cars and top name drivers including Mika Hakkinen and a host of (super) touring car drivers driving a host of classic (super) touring cars!
Well, the schedule is getting fuller and there is still more to add next month. See you all then.
*This statement may not be 100% accurate.