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What other racing series do you watch?
20th September 2011, 4:54 at 4:54 am #130093
Hey folks! Just wondering; what other racing categories do you watch, other than F1? Surely F1 can’t be the only thing you all watch! Well?
For me personally, I watch GP2/WSR but I don’t really support anyone. I just find it good to watch WSR/GP2 to see who I should support for theF1 of next year :D
I don’t watch much else in terms of open wheel racing to be honest. Other than this I do watch a bit of GT1 (though again; I don’t follow the championship; I just watch the races for the “racing”) though I find it slightly contrived that in a 1-hour timeframe you’d have to use 2 different drivers.
Finally I watch (and actively follow) DTM. Not because of di Resta/Coulthard, but I’ve always loved the DTM. And I support Ekström and Audi :D
What are your picks?20th September 2011, 7:31 at 7:31 am #178440
V8 supercars, Indycar and Nascar.20th September 2011, 7:41 at 7:41 am #178441
I watch V8 Supercars, the best touring car series in the world. Here in Australia we don’t get much European racing unless you have pay TV, I wouldn’t watch European touring car series anyway because they would not be as good. I also follow Indycar despite not being able to watch it live.20th September 2011, 8:34 at 8:34 am #178442
I’ll catch the V8 Supercars when and where I can, but this year the sport has become too political for my tastes.
I’m actually quite taken with MotoGP. It tends to alternate with Formula 1, so when there is a slow Sunday night, there’s at least something worth watching. The MotoGP series is a write-off with Casey Stoner running away with it, but Moto2 has a grid twice as big and is very competitive; the Moto2 race at Aragon this weekend had some of the best racing I’ve seen in years.
I’ll also occasionally get the WRC, but I was very disappointed with the local coverage of Rally Australia this year. In three hours on the Sunday afternoon, I think I saw maybe thirty minutes of actual driving. Everything else was puff pieces about the town. And most of the coverage was dumbed down to the lowest common denominator. Fortunately, the one-hour recap from Europe was good – though I had to laugh when they kept mincing the stage names; there was a stage called “Urunga”, and they kept pronouncing it “Ooh-roong-ha”. But since I’m a local boy, I know it’s pronounced “Ewe-run-gar”.20th September 2011, 8:43 at 8:43 am #178443
I never really watched Aussie V8s. Is it any good? The only touring car series I watch is DTM; which I think is fantabulous.20th September 2011, 9:17 at 9:17 am #178444
I too watch the V8 Supercars when I can, although I don’t think the racing has been as good this year as it has in the past. Only two and a half weeks until Bathurst!!
That’s really the only other series that I follow on a regular basis. I love the Le Mans 24 Hour and I watch NASCAR and MotoGP occasionally but I wouldn’t call myself a massive fan of either.20th September 2011, 9:31 at 9:31 am #178445
I never really watched Aussie V8s. Is it any good?
It can be. The series really prides itself on the battle between the manufacturers, though of late one of them fields twice as many cars as the other.20th September 2011, 11:30 at 11:30 am #178446
- GP2 and GP3, as they’re live and easy to watch on F1 weekends.
- WRC (and some IRC).
- V8 Supercars.
- WTCC (not that much into it, but since it’s on TV and the races are short, why not watch it).
- Randomly: ALMS/other endurance series, whatever is on Eurosport at times, like ETCC or British Superbikes.
I used to watch DTM, F2 and MotoGP. But all of them either became incredibly boring (15 bikes and nothing happening, cars just going round in circles etc.) or moved to pay-tv.20th September 2011, 11:36 at 11:36 am #178447
I’ll watch anything I can. I love motorsport.
I avidly follow the MotoGP and the BTCC, though.20th September 2011, 12:03 at 12:03 pm #178448
I love Formula Renault 3.5 and it’s possible to watch it live. I like GP2 as well but I can rarely watch it as it’s usually not on Eurosport, and even when it is it’s on the UK channel only. Online live streams are usually pretty bad.
I occasionally watch GP3, which is also on Eurosport Europe.
From other than European feeder series, I like MotoGP and Indycar, though I don’t watch all the races. I like WRC as well but it’s a shame it doesn’t have live coverage (apart from the power stage).20th September 2011, 18:10 at 6:10 pm #178449
GP2 … some mad races this year and a worthy champion in Grosjean.
GP3 … has been wide open until the last couple of race, something like 11 different winners.
WSR3.5 Just 2 points between team mates with 2 races to go.
Just wish EurosportUK would show more races live.20th September 2011, 18:41 at 6:41 pm #178450
Alianora La CantaParticipant
I watch (and/or listen, depending on what’s available for that race) to every ILMC and LMS sportscar race, qualifying and practise, except the bits that directly clash with F1. I support Giancarlo Fisichella (who’s recently become LMS champion) and whoever his team-mate(s) happen(s) to be. Live coverage, but parts of it can be a bit flaky if my internet connection plays up and occasionally it can be hard to follow because the commentators often focus on the prototypes at the front of the field.
If Fisico is in any other sportscar races, I watch those. Frustratingly, the coverage can be highly variable – I remember the one he did at Vallelunga last year where the coverage was so poor I ended up depending on a Twitter user who happened to be watching the race for all my updates…
MotoGP is quite interesting. I support Valentino Rossi there so this has been a somewhat difficult year of support, but there’s still good racing to be had. Mum likes it too.
Sometimes I watch other forms of motorsport – I saw the BTCC races last week – but F1, sportscars and MotoGP are the main ones.22nd September 2011, 21:47 at 9:47 pm #178451
sbl on tourParticipant
just F1 now, not interested in anything else anymore, would watch nascar and indy car but cant get it on telly
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