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Car events diary

1 May 2009

Petrolheaded events for the car enthusiast's diary

May 2-3 FIA GT, Silverstone
Take in the evo supercar tour on May 1 before watching FIA GT in its current format for the last time.
www.fiagt.com

May 8-10 Spanish GP
Kimi Raikkonen holds the current Catalunya lap record. Can Ferrari get things back on track to ensure he can defend it?
www.f1.com

May 15 evo Track Evening
Summer (or something that resembles it) is here, so what better than a warm Friday evening with evo at the Bedford Autodrome?
truyendoremonche.info/trackdays

May 17 BTCC, Donington Park
The Touring Cars hit Donington before the track gets modified into its new Grand Prix guise.
www.btcc.net

May 21-24 Monaco GP
Lewis Hamilton put in a superb effort to win here last year. Will his 2009 demons be put to bed for a repeat performance?
www.f1.com

May 22-24 WRC Italy
Two new stages this year. Sa Line follows an old train line, Fiorentini is on forest roads. Probably more glamorous than Kielder…
www.wrc.com

May 22-24 Mini United, Silverstone
Minis old and new celebrate the model’s 50th birthday. Our tame art director will be there with his JCW, too.
www.miniunited.com

May 22-25 European Drag Racing, Santa Pod
With 300mph dragsters and 3000bhp Funny Cars, the Pod should smell more than a little of burnt rubber.
www.santapod.co.uk|

May 22-25 European Drag Racing, Santa Pod
With 300mph dragsters and 3000bhp Funny Cars, the Pod should smell more than a little of burnt rubber.
www.santapod.co.uk

May 23-24 Nurburgring 24 Hours
Our man Barker braves 24 hours in a gas-powered VW Scirocco. Follow him on evo.co.uk.
adac.24h-rennen.de

May 23-25 Masters Historic Festival, Brands Hatch
Legendary racers from the ’60s to the ’80s in action.
www.brandshatch.co.uk

May 31 BTCC, Oulton Park
Youngster Liam McMillan will be hoping to make an impact on his home circuit, but Jason Plato will no doubt be looking to hog the limelight with his crowd-pleasing, YouTube hit-making car control. You wouldn’t bet against him and his World Touring Car-spec Chevrolet stealing a march on the 2009 championship. And you can see for yourself who shines at Oulton by entering our competition – we’ve got 15 pairs of tickets to give away. Enter here. www.btcc.net

June 5-7 Turkish GP
Turn 8 at Istanbul is actually four left-handers combined, and forces drivers to pull 5g for four long seconds. Tough stuff.
www.f1.com

June 13-14 Le Mans 24 Hours
Audi’s R10 diesel has dominated La Sarthe of late. Will its R15 successor follow in its tyre tracks?
www.lemans.org

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