MotoGP, tomorrow 12.30am (qualifying); 10.45pm (race). F1, Brazilian Grand Prix, tomorrow 1.45am (practice), 4am (qualifying); Monday 3.30am (GP).
There’s action on two wheels and four as the respective seasons near the end. The 18th and last stop on the MotoGP calendar is the Valencian Community Motorcycle Grand Prix — the now traditional season-ending race at the 150,000 capacity circuit which creates an amazing atmosphere. Spaniard Marc Marquez takes a 21-point lead into the race and needs only to finish 11th or better to head Italy's Andrea Dovizioso. Both have won six times this year. The F1 train is at Autdromo Jos Carlos Pace in Interlagos for the Brazilian Grand Prix. First held in 1972 and part of the world championship since 1973, the race has produced some spectacular racing, with many home-town heroes. Emerson Fittipaldi, Nelson Piquet, Ayrton Senna and Filipe Massa all won twice and Carlos Pace once. Massa, who has reaffirmed his decision to retire at season end, has one last chance to become the first three-time winner for Brazil. Alain Prost remains the most successful driver, winning six times between 1982 and 1990. Kiwi interest is again in Brendon Hartley, who flew into Rio from Shanghai after wrapping up the World Endurance Championship (for the second time) last weekend. He will again drive for Torro Rosso in what many see as a glimpse to the future.