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9th June 2010, 22:50 at 10:50 pm #127701
Which other series do you watch and if you do, who do you support?
Here are mine:
Indy Car Series – Helio Castroneves, Takuma Sato, Tony Kanaan
Moto GP – Rossi, Lorenzo, Pedrosa
Renault World Series – Brendon Hartley, Daniel Ricciardo
Le Mans Series – Aston Martin10th June 2010, 9:17 at 9:17 am #135103
V8 Supercars – Holden, Garth Tander, Lee Holdsworth, Michael Caruso, Jason Bright
Moto GP – Yamaha, Casey Stoner
NASCAR – Marcus Ambrose10th June 2010, 9:24 at 9:24 am #135104
WRC almost as fanatically as F1 but not quite.
Now started Indy Car Series.
Le Mans Series.
Moto GP although bikes don’t do much for me, I like the characters there though and the celbrations are mad.
Sometimes GT races.
BTCC and now WTCC and DTM sometimes.
Now I have Sky though I pretty much watch anything and everything I can.10th June 2010, 9:46 at 9:46 am #135105
WRC (if I see it’s on) and I’ve recently got quite into bikes (unfortunately after Rossi’s accident) so I’ve been watching the IoM TT all this week and should be watching Moto GP more often! Back to four wheels…I used to watch GP2 when it was on ITV4 but its not worth paying for on Eurosport. I did go and watch the F2 at Silverstone recently, and was pleasantly surprised! I think they need a bigger grid though…10th June 2010, 10:58 at 10:58 am #135106
GT1 – Reiter Engineering (bascially because I love the Lamborghinis and the livery is cool, so nothing special really :P)
WRC – Kimi Räikkönen10th June 2010, 11:03 at 11:03 am #135107
MotoGP. Rossi, Pedrosa, Melandri, Dovizioso. If Lorenzo wins it this year I WILL take my life. Least favourite ‘sportsman’ ever.
WRC. Support Loeb and Citroen. It’s dying on its feet but with Ogier at least now there’s another guy that can win. It still needs more manufacturers though.
BTCC. You cant beat a good bit of crashbangwallop racing. Not as good as in the 90’s, but still a great series.
GT1. Only got into it this year and I’m loving it. The race at Brno was brilliant!
If I had Eurosport or something I’d watch every race series going!10th June 2010, 11:20 at 11:20 am #135108
V8 Supercar – Ford
Indy Car – Ryan Briscoe, Will Power
NASCAR – Marcos Ambrose
Renault World Series – Daniel Ricciardo
Red Bull Air Race – Matt Hall
Red Bull X-Fighters – Robbie Madason
Speedway GP – Jason Crump, Chris Holder
Moto GP – Casey Stoner
Can anyone see a theme here.10th June 2010, 23:09 at 11:09 pm #135109
Indycar – Hunter-reay, Power, Wilson
Motogp – Pedrosa, Dovizioso, Spies
GP2 – Bianchi, Bird, Ericsson
F2 – Vasiliauskas, Stoneman, Palmer
WSBR – Aleshin, Pentus, Ricciardo
WRC – Hirvonen, Raikkonen, Wilson11th June 2010, 8:43 at 8:43 am #135110
Indycar – Dario Franchitti & Helio Castroneves
NASCAR – Jeff Gordon
BTCC – Jason Plato
V8 Supercars – Jamie Whincup/Holden
GP2 – haven’t decided yet
Continental Tire Challenge – none
Rolex Sports Car Series – Scott Pruett
American Le Mans Series – Corvette Racing Team12th July 2010, 18:39 at 6:39 pm #135111
motoGP – Rossi
British Super Bikes – Laverty
Road Racing – Martin
Elite League Speedway – Belle Vue Aces
Trials – Lampkin
Obviously I’m primarily a bike and F1 fan although I’ll watch whatever motor sport is on TV and thanks to Eurosport that means almost everything.12th July 2010, 21:40 at 9:40 pm #135112
GP2 – D’Ambrision
Nascar – Montoya
Indycar – Baguette
GT1 – All Belgians (Kumpen, Leinders, longin,..) and Hezemans
Motogp – Rossi12th July 2010, 22:20 at 10:20 pm #135113
MotoGP – de Puniet, Lorenzo, Rossi
WRC – Ford
WTCC – Priaulx, Turkington
BTCC – Chilton, Plato
Also watch GP2, F2, WSBR and World super bikes but I don’t really support anyone in these series.12th July 2010, 22:35 at 10:35 pm #135114
I don’t manage to follow many other motorsport series closely on the TV as I don’t have Sky, but when I’m at my dads house who does have sky i can sit watching Eurosport or Motors TV for hours on end.
I think I would follow MotoGP if I just got into the habbit of watching it, I’ll watch F1 religiously on a Sunday afternoon but it doesn’t at all bother me if I miss a Moto GP race.16th July 2010, 18:38 at 6:38 pm #135115
Series I follow without fail:
Indycar Series – Ryan Hunter-Reay and Tony Kanaan
ALMS- Risi Competizione
GP2 – Jules Bianchi and Sam Bird
GP3 – Alexander Rossi
WRC – Kimi Raikkonen
GT1 – Not really a team or driver, but I like the Ford GTs
When I can, I watch British F3 and WSBR…not very often though (have to use bitTorrent in the USA to watch those and they are hide to find on the site I use). Occasionally I go to the local dirt track and watch some dirt oval racing on the weekend.16th July 2010, 22:10 at 10:10 pm #135116
I try to watch as much GP2 and IndyCar as possible – though it depends on whether Eurosport and Sky Sports respectively are showing them live.
Eurosport are showing far too few live GP2 races this year, but at least it’s an improvement over the dark days of Setanta.
Thankfully Sky Sports has given up trying to get people to like NASCAR and we seem to be getting more live IndyCar this year.
I usually catch the BTCC and a bit of WTCC, though the latter is by far the less exciting and interesting. I usually get to one BTCC weekend per year, I was at Oulton this year.
I’m going to my second British F3 race of the year this weekend.
I see the occasional Renault World Series, GP2 and F2 race on TV. The only regular F1 support race I make a point of not watching is Porsche Supercup – I find it slow and dull.
I watched a lot of the Le Mans 24 Hours. Wasn’t half as good as last year’s race though. I’m fascinated to see what becomes of this sports prototype world championship, though, I could really get into that especially if the petrol cars can compete.
I’d watch F3 Euroseries, DTM and Auto GP but they’re on channels I don’t have.
I wish I had the same fondness for the WRC I did a decade ago but I just don’t. And bikes fail to move me too.
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