My pick for this week is the Indy Racing League – but there’s plenty of other races for those of you who don’t like ovals…
Indy Racing League, Nashville
It’s a hectic time for the Indy Racing League with a string of consecutive races. Dario Franchitti has asserted himself and has a strong championship lead. But was Scott Dixon’s victory at Watkins Glen last week the sign of a resurgence by early pace setters Ganassi?
The race at the Glen last weekend ended in ugly scenes and Tony Kanaan, Sam Hornish Jnr and their associates have all been fined for the pit lane brawl. Expect sparks to fly on the track at the short oval at Nashville on Saturday night.
BTCC, Donington Park
A single point separates Fabrizio Giovanardi and Jason Plato in the battle for the championship. Plato is struggling with his Seat’s lack of straight line speed – but the twists of Donington Park may neutralise that and serve up three rounds of close racing between the championship duellists.
British F3, Brands Hatch
The F3 Euroseries race at Brands Hatch a few weeks ago was turgid. Happily the British series races on the full length Grand Prix track, not the oval, so this should be much better.
Runaway championship leader Marko Asmer is looking impossible to stop. But there’s also the British GT race to watch – keep an eye out for the stunning Team Modena Lamborghini Gallardo.
DTM & F3 Euroseries, Mugello
Mercedes has finally gotten a handle on its 2007 car but Audi’s Mattias Ekstrom and Martin Tomcyk are putting Bernd Schneider under pressure in the championship. This title race is still anybody’s game – don’t rule out McLaren tester Gary Paffett in the year-old car either.
James Jakes’ first win in the F3 Euroseries at Magny-Cours propelled him to this in the championship – but can he catch leaders Sebastien Buemi and Romain Grosjean?
What motor racing are you watching this weekend? Are you off to a track somewhere? Let us know below…
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