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Car events Diary

1 Apr 2009

Essential dates for the petrolhead's calendar

Apr 3-5 Malaysian GP
It’s been thoughtfully moved to Malaysian teatime, meaning we can watch it over our Sunday-morning fry-up. Perfect.
www.f1.com

Apr 4-5 BTCC, Brands Hatch
The British Touring Car season begins at Brands. Keep an eye out for the evo sponsorship on the cars…
www.btcc.net

Apr 12-13 European Rallycross, Lydden Hill

Rallycross comes to its founding circuit as part of the European championship for the first time.
www.erc24.com

Apr 17-19 Chinese GP
McLaren has been off the pace in early testing. Where will Hamilton and Kovalainen stand come race three in Shanghai?
www.f1.com

Apr 24-26 Bahrain GP
Did you know that the podium-dwellers at Bahrain spray non-alcoholic rosewater instead of champagne?
www.f1.com

Apr 24-26 WRC Argentina
Last year’s torrential rain and the subsequent mud has led to a reschedule. We’d still pack a brolly…
www.wrc.com

Apr 25 European Drift Championship, Oulton Park

It’s the first of five EDC rounds. Despite its name, it takes place solely in the UK.  
europeandriftchampionship.eu

Apr 25-26 British touring car championship, Thruxton
The Hampshire circuit hosts the second round of the Touring Cars. Early testing has been led by Team RAC driver Colin Turkington in his BMW 320si, ahead of sole manufacturer team (and favourite) Vauxhall. And you can see if his good form has continued by entering our competition. We have 15 pairs of tickets for Thruxton to give away

May 1-3 WTCC Morocco
Morocco’s first international motor race in over 50 years will be held on the new Marrakech Street Circuit.
www.fiawtcc.com

May 8-10 Le Mans Series, Spa
This year’s Le Mans challengers compete for the last time before the biggie at La Sarthe a month later.
www.lemans-series.com

May 16-17 Beaulieu Autojumble
A chance to go along and buy unnecessary amounts of car clutter – and peruse the Motor Museum.
www.beaulieu.co.uk

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