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Motorsport Calendar – October 2016

28 Sep , 2016  

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While 2016 heads into the Autumn the motorsport seasons slowly start to wind up, but with plenty of titles to decide and action to watch, what should you be watching, and where?

Week Ending 1st -2nd

As mentioned last month the WRC and WRX both have events with the Tour De Corse (WRC, BT Sport / Ch5) and the Latvian WRX excursion on Quest.
Elsewhere the BTCC wraps up for another year at Brands Hatch with 8 drivers mathematically able to lift the crown. ITV4 will be broadcasting live for those not in attendance.
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Stateside the Weathertech Sportscar Championship draws to a close at Road America with the 10hr Petit Le Mans, last year saw a shock victory as Nick Tandy took overall victory in his GT LM Class Porsche 911 ahead of the LMP2 and Daytona Protoype machines in appalling weather conditions.
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Motors TV and Radio Le Mans have the coverage.

The Blancpain Sprint series winds itself up for 2016 at Barcelona, BT and Motors provide the coverage.

The British Superbike Championship hops across the Channel to Assan, Holland for the penultimate event of 2016.

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Eurosport will be the place for those remaining on this Island to watch the action, while Premier Sports will bring the NASCAR action from Dover.

Week Ending 8th-9th

A quiet weekend here sees only a few events. Cyprus hosts the FIA ERC rally (Eurosport) while over on Premier Sports NASCAR heads to Charlotte.
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Elsewhere, Channel 5 picks up the live coverage of the 3rd season of Formula E, this time heading to Hong Kong while over in Australia it’s the big one.
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The Bathurst 1000 from Mount Panorama, BT and Motors bring the coverage.
Week Ending 15th-16th

The WEC heads east to Japan this weekend with Toyota looking to impress in front of the home support. Radio Le Mans and Motors TV have coverage.

Keeping with endurance racing the 24 hour series heads to Spain for the Barcelona 24 and the final event of it’s calendar. Motors TV and the series website will keep you up to date.

The DTM rounds off it’s championship at Hockenheim with BT and the series own YouTube channel offering coverage.
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Fans of rallying have a full weekend ahead with the Spanish WRC round (BT / Ch5) and the WRX from Germany (Quest).
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Bikers will also be channel surfing as the MotoGP arrives in Japan (BT / ITV4) and the Superbike championships head to Jerez, Spain (World) and Brands Hatch for the conclusion of the British series, it’s worth noting that the BSB has 3 races this weekend with the first being on the Saturday, Eurosport will keep you up to date.
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Premier again brings the NASCAR pictures, this time from Kansas.

Week Ending 22nd-23rd

Endurance racing heads to Portugal as the ELMS season draws to a close, Motors and Radio Le Mans are the places to be for this one.
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MotoGP heads to Philip Island for the Australian round (BT / ITV4) while the V8s head to the Goldcoast after their trek round the mountain. BT and Motors will bring this one. NASCAR on Premier this time is a Talladega Night.

Week Ending 29th-30th

This weekend sees the start of the 2016/17 Asian Le Mans Series from Zhuhai, China. Motors and Radio Le Mans should have the coverage.
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Bike fans will again be well catered for as the MotoGP squads head to Malaysia (BT / ITV4) while the WSBK teams conclude their series at Losail, Qatar via Eurosport. The NASCAR action on Premier this weekend comes from Martinsville.

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BTCC Correspondent