Essential events for every motorist's calendar

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  1. #1 ajzahn, May 4, 2008
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    1st May 2008

    MAY 2-4
    A1 GP Brands Hatch, Kent
    It’s the grand finale of the 2007/2008 season.
    www.motorsportvision.co.uk

    MAY 3-4
    HiQ British Touring Car Championship, Donington Park
    Can you really fit five abreast through the Craner Curves?
    www.btcc.net

    MAY 4
    Goodwood Breakfast Club, Goodwood Circuit, West Sussex
    ‘Two Wheels or More, Excluding Four’. www.goodwood.co.uk

    MAY 9-11
    1000Km Spa, Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
    Been to Le Mans? Been to the Nurburgring? Then why not try Spa? www.race-rally.be

    MAY 9-11
    F1 Turkish GP, Istanbul
    Turn 8 is still the one to watch, especially now there’s no TC. www.f1.com

    MAY 16-18
    WRC Rally Italia, Sardinia
    The short final stage is based around the actual hotel used in ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’. www.wrc.com

    MAY 22-25
    F1 Monaco Grand Prix, Monaco
    Why not hire a super- yacht, moor up near the swimming pool complex and have yourself a party? www.f1.com

    MAY 23
    evo Track evening, Bedford Autodrome
    What better way to spend a sunny summer Friday evening?
    www.evo.co.uk

    MAY 23-25
    Nurburgring 24hrs, Nurburg, Germany
    Strange things happen in the forests of the Eiffel Mountains in the middle of the night… www.nuerburgring.de

    MAY 23-25
    Jim Clark International Rally, Kelso
    If Catchpole and his Swift survived Kielder then this’ll be their next outing… www.jimclarkrally.com

    MAY 24-June 6
    Isle of Man TT
    Nobody should be this brave. John McGuinness last year set a 131mph (that’s average speed) lap and it sums up why you simply have to go to the TT at least once. Even if you don’t ride a bike you will love it. Don’t expect to go over in a Lamborghini and be cuddled, but you’ll get grudging respect if you take a Caterham or Atom. Finding somewhere conventional to stay (like a hotel) can be tricky but islanders open up their homes as sort of informal B&Bs. Look on the homestay section of the tourist board’s website – www.visitisleofman.com – for availability. If you want somewhere to watch then we recommend the bottom of Bray Hill. www.iomtt.com

    MAY 29-JUNE 1
    WRC Acropolis Rally, Greece
    The toughest rally of the year. Cars have to be built extra strong and crews need to be at peak fitness. www.wrc.com

    JUNE 1
    Goodwood Breakfast Club, Supercar Sunday
    The best place to look at an Enzo whilst munching on an organic snorker. www.goodwood.co.uk

    JUNE 6-8
    F1 Canadian GP
    Look out for people crashing into the Wall of Champions (it used to
    have ‘Bienvenue au Quebec’ on it!). www.f1.com

    JUNE 7-8
    The Rally Show at Chatsworth
    Have you been missing Gronholm this year? Well, luckily for you, he’ll be at Chatsworth. www.therallyshow.org

    JUNE 13-15
    Le Mans 24 Hours
    Can Peugeot finally break Audi’s domination? www.lemans.org

    (evo)
     
  2. #2 ajzahn, May 4, 2008
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    Diary: August - September

    21st August 2007
    Sept 7-9 ITALIAN GRAND PRIX, MONZA, ITALY
    Aug 27
    KUMHO MSA BRITISH RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP, LYDDEN HILL
    If you like your racing door-bangingly close, get yourself down to Kent. www.rallycrossuk.com

    Aug 31-Sept 2
    FIA WRC RALLY NEW ZEALAND
    NZ might be too far to travel for the weekend, but you should be able to make it as far as ITV4. Come on Gronholm!

    Aug 31-Sept 2
    GOODWOOD REVIVAL, GOODWOOD CIRCUIT
    Go in fancy dress and enjoy the likes of Sir Stirling Moss and Derek Bell trading paint in saloon cars from the 1950s and 60s. www.goodwood

    Sept 1-2
    DUNLOP MSA BTCC, KNOCKHILL, SCOTLAND
    Watch the world�s costliest bumper-cars fighting for the same chunks of tarmac on Scotland�s premier circuit

    Sept 2-6
    2007 WORLD OF SPEED, BONNEVILLE SALT FLATS
    Passing through Utah in early September? Then take time out to see this fabulous spectacle. www.landracing.com

    Sept 7-8
    FIA EUROPEAN DRAG RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS, SANTA POD
    The Northants drag strip plays host to more than 300 of Europe�s best teams � take your earplugs. www.santapod.co.uk.

    Sept 7-8
    BRITCAR 24-HOUR RACE, SILVERSTONE, NORTHANTS
    Finances willing (all offers of sponsorship gratefully received), the evo team will be taking part in Britain�s very own 24-hour race in a pair of Nissan 350Zs. We�ll be joining professionals from the worlds of endurance racing, Touring Cars and GTs, amongst others. Even better, the organisers, the European Endurance & Racing Club, are kindly offering

    Sept 7-9
    ITALIAN GRAND PRIX, MONZA, ITALY
    Hamilton versus Alonso, the pair of them versus Italy�s homeboys � it promises to be a cracking race in front of a passionate crowd

    Sept 9
    INTERNATIONAL AUTOJUMBLE, BEAULIEU, HANTS
    Best visited with no money in your pockets � you�re bound to see some little item you can�t live without... a cracking race in front of a passionate crowd Hamilton versus Alonso, the pair of them versus Italy�s homeboys � it promises to be a cracking race in front of a passionate crowd

    Sept 8-9
    MSA BRITISH OFF-ROAD C�SHIP, RADNOR FOREST, WALES (below)
    This is full-on foot-to-the floor mud racing. Just remember to wear your wellies. www.offroadrally

    Sept 15-23
    IAA FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW, GERMANY
    New GT2? Ferrari 430 Scuderia? You can see them all at Frankfurt

    Sept 21
    evo TRACKDAY, PEMBREY, WALES
    Pit your wits against this fast and challenging circuit in the company of other evo-minded souls. From �125. Book here

    Sept 22
    2007 RALLYDAY, CASTLE COMBE, WILTS
    Rally fans won�t want to be anywhere else this Saturday as Castle Combe becomes a special stage for icons old and new www.rallyday.com

    Sept 22-23
    DUNLOP GREAT & BRITISH MOTORSPORT FESTIVAL, PEMBREY
    Cheer-on members of the evo team in our 350Z (right) in the Dunlop Sport Maxx Cup

    (evo)
     

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