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Motorsports Calendar 2017: May

3 May , 2017  

So, May, Spring and, a pretty full calendar for the fans this month.

 

Weekending 6th-7th May

Spa hosts the second round of the World Endurance Championship, the final dress rehearsal before the big one, you may have heard about it, it takes place in France next month. Motorsport TV and Radio Le Mans will keep you up to date, keep an eye out for a highlights show on ITV4 a week or so later mind!

 

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Sticking with sportscars, COTA hosts the IMSA event on the same weekend, again, expect Radio Le Mans and Motorsport coverage for this.

Motorsport TV, the series own website and Radio Le Mans should also bring coverage from Paul Ricard for the 24 hour event happening there this weekend, while on a shorter scale Blancpain lands in the UK with Brands Hatch hosting the Sprint event. Again, series website, BT and Motorsport TV should have some form of coverage over the coming week.

Touring car action is also on many people’s radar this weekend as Thruxton hosts the third instalment of the BTCC. If you’re not there (or Brands Hatch) ITV4 will keep you up to date with all the BTCC and support action.

 

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Craving more? OK, Motorsport TV should have some coverage of the WEC supporting TCR series from Spa while BT and the series website will bring DTM action from Hockenheim.

Also appearing at Hockenheim (and via Motorsport TV and ITV4) the World Rally Cross heads to Germany for one of the most intriguing crossover events on the calendar while the European Rally Championship takes in the Canaries on Eurosport.

 

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Those used to early starts and late nights can catch V8 Supercar action on Motorsport and BT from Perth.

 

Weekending 13th 14th May

Starting as we did last week with prototypes the ELMS heads to Monza, Motorsport and Radio Le Mans as always have this. Blancpain Endurance this time lands in the UK with Silverstone hosting the 3 hour event, again Motorsport, BT and the series live stream should cater for those not making the trip.

 

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Formula E returns after recharging it’s batteries and heads to Monaco (CH5, Youtube) while the World Touring Car action heads to Hungary (Eurosport).

 

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World Rally Cross (Motorsport ITV4) takes the short trip from Hockenheim to Belgium for the second event in as many weekends.

 

Weekending the 20th-21st

More prototype action this weekend with the new for 2017 UK LMP3 Cup heading to the GP loop at Brands Hatch, check series website for TV details!

Elsewhere on these shores the BTCC moves to Oulton Park (ITV4) while the British Rally Championship heads north of the border for the Dumfries Rally. (Ch4, BT Sport – I think).

 

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Elsewhere WRC Rally action comes from Portugal (BT, Ch5 and Red Bull TV) DTM (BT, Youtube, website) moves to the Lausitzring and V8 Supercars, the Winton Supersprint. BT and Motorsports TV should give some pictures.

 

Weekending 27th-28th May

Some big events this weekend both in the UK and worldwide so this section we’re doing a little different. Trackside you have the option of British GT from Snetterton live on Frontrunner TV on freeview if you are not trackside.

Lydden Hill hosts the British round of the World Rally Cross championship, again Motorsport and ITV4 for those not in attendance and, while simply due to the scale of the calendars this year while we have left most motorcycle racing off it’s worth noting that the World Superbike Championship heads to Donington Park.

Eurosport and again ITV4 will have pictures.

 

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Elsewhere, well there’s WTCC action from Germany. Nurburgring to be precise, Eurosport will cover this while Radio Le Mans and the Nurburgring website should be streaming pictures of the N24 direct to devices the world over.

We’ve also been asked about a certain race in America, with Fernando Alonso’s announcement that he’s to race the Indy 500 this year over the Monaco Grand Prix it seems daft to leave either out.

BT Sports should cover the stateside action while Sky and Channel 4 will show Monte Carlo.

By

BTCC Correspondent