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Motorsports Calendar 2017: April

23 Mar , 2017  

Well, the spring has finally arrived, and with it plenty of top motorsports action, plenty of series restart this month, here’s a rundown on what to watch and where!

Weekend of the 1st 2nd

The BTCC roars back into life after winter that seemed to last forever, plenty of movement in the close season sees some returning faces, familiar faces in unfamiliar liveries and Vauxhall return as a works manufacturer with Power Maxed racing.

The Brands hatch Indy circuit hosts the first 3 rounds of the ’17 season. ITV4 brings pictures live if you can’t make it.
Formula E returns to the streets and screens on the Saturday as the Mexican round of the championship. Channel 5 bring the UK coverage live.
The TCR Touring car series kicks off its ’17 season with a visit to Gerogia. Motorsport TV should have some live and highlight coverage of the event.
Blancpain Sprint action gets back on track at Misano (BT / Motorsport / Series webchannel) while rally fans can catch the European action from the Azores (Eurosport) and WRX from Barcalona via Eurosport & Quest.
Back in the UK, Silverstone plays host to the Britcar 24hr race. Motorsport TV should have some coverage or check the website for possible live stream.


Weekend of the 8th-9th

Motorsport TV and Radio Le Mans should bring the Weathertech Sportscar action from Long Beach, while those after a longer endurance race could check out the 12hr of Red Bull Ring via the 24Hr series website and probably a highlights package on Motorsport TV.
Tin Top fans on a high from the BTCC return could do worse than tune in to Eurosport for the WTCC from Morrocco.
BT, Red Bull TV and Channel 5 should cover the WRCs outing to Corsica while Motorsport and BT should also have pictures and coverage of V8 Supercars from Tasmania.


Weekend of the 15th-16th

The WEC returns to Silverstone for a double header of WEC and ELMS (Saturday) action, those not trackside tune into Motorsport TV…
… Unless, you are at either Donington or Oulton Park! The BTCC heads to Donny (ITV4) while the British GT series kicks off at Oulton (Motorsport and CH4).
Bahrain sees the TCR championship in action via Motorsports TV.


Weekend of the 22nd-23rd

If the WEC wasn’t enough for you then you may wish to head to Donington, the UK LMP3 Championship kicks off its inaugural championship. I would expect some coverage via Motorsport TV at some point but have yet to have confirmation.
Staying with endurance racing, Blancpain Endurance returns this weekend at Monza. BT, Motorsport and the series website should have you covered.

Eurosport and Quest share coverage for ’17 of the WRX, this weekend’s action is from Portugal while the V8 supercars return to mainland Australia and Phillip Island with Motorsport and BT covering the action.


Weekend of the 29th-30th

British GTs head to the infield configuration of Rockingham (Motorsport TV CH4) while Eurosport brings the pictures from Monza’s WTCC event.
Rally fans get a double whammy this weekend with WRC action from Argentina (BT / CH5 / Red Bull TV) and British Action from Carlisle (CH5).
A slightly fuller calendar this month, and its gets busier in May.

BTCC Correspondent