Thursday, October 2, 2014

What to watch this Weekend (Oct 2nd - Oct 8th)

  • Pirelli World Challenge 2014. Tooele. Thursday @ 10:30am - 12:30am (MAVTV) replay
  • /Drive on NBC Sports. Pair of Ferrari's. Friday @ 12:30am - 1am (NBCSN(HD))
  • Formula 1 - Japanese Grand Prix; from the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, Japan. Practice. Friday @ 1am - 2:30am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • WRC. Rally action from France. Friday @ 2pm - 3pm (MAVTV) live
  • Formula 1 - Japanese Grand Prix; from the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, Japan. Qualifying. Saturday @ 1am - 2:30am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • WRC. Rally action from France. Saturday @ 6:30am - 7:30am (MAVTV) live
  • United Sports Car Championship. Petit Le Mans. From Road Atlanta. Saturday @ 3pm - 10pm (FS2(HD)) same-day delay 
  • Formula 1 - Japanese Grand Prix; from the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, Japan. Race. Sunday @ 1am - 4am (NBCSN(HD)) live
  • WRC. Rally action from France. Sunday @ 6am - 7am (MAVTV) live
  • Top Gear (UK). Mini-marathon of past episodes. Monday @ 4pm - 12pm (BBCAmerica (HD)) great replays
  • Motorweek. Acura TLX. Tuesday @ 5:30pm - 6pm (VelocityHD)
  • Chasing Classic Cars. Hunting for Healey. Tuesday @ 8pm - 9pm (VelocityHD) new
  • Top Gear America. Need for Speed. Tuesday @ 10pm - 11pm (HistoryChannel(HD)) new
We have a quite a weekend ahead of us with the conclusion of the TUDOR USCC season with the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. Unfortunately the race is on FS2, which isn't widespread in accessibility via cable providers. We also have live WRC action from France, new CCC and Top Gear America. Arguably the main event this weekend is F1 returning to Suzuka Circuit. For a quick recap of the last two races, Hams went from bad luck to two poles and two race wins back to back. The second pole was by a split-hairs margin of 0.007 seconds. Unbelievable. More unbelievable was the fact that Nico's bad luck has finally reared its head, with the car not even making it off the grid for the start of the race; he started from pit lane and a few laps later suffered a rather unsightly failure for Petrona's Mercedes. The RedBull boys drove their butts off and with the smoke cleared Hamilton is on top of the Driver's Championship for the first time all season, up by a mere 3 points on Nico and Ricciardo waiting in the wings just another 57 points back.

Suzuka is loved by the drivers for being a demanding technical track with great fans. This weekend should be great -- the first of only 5 races left. Until next week.

Video courtesy of EVO.

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