NEW-LOOK SERIES BLASTS OFF IN TIME WE REFLECT ON RACE RETRO
Formula 1 is back! Well, sort of. As you read this, testing has already begun and, although you can’t watch live (what fun would that be anyway?!), Ted’s Notebook features a round-up of the remaining days throughout the week. Highlights of day two (Wednesday, 1730-1800hrs) and day three (Thursday, 1715-1745hrs) are available on the rebranded Sky Sports F1. They had a brief spell of people throwing sharp things at a circle on the wall, but now it’s back to racing.
As well as Formula 1 testing, there are other circuit racing programmes on offer. Highlights of the Bathurst 12 Hours (Wednesday, 1750-2100hrs, Motors TV), the Daytona 500 (Wednesday, 2150-2250hrs, Premier Sports TV) and the New Zealand-based Toyota Racing Series won by Brit sensation Lando Norris (Saturday, 2000-2100hrs, Motors TV) are all available.
Onto the loose, the Galway International Rally is finally in the TV guide this week, having opened the Irish Tarmac Championship’s new rules package. Garry Jennings put on a show and ended his winless streak in Galway in his WRC Subaru Impreza, while Keith Cronin topped R5 (Friday, 2135-2235hrs, Motors TV).
There are also rally highlights on offer, with the poorly named WRC Retro (Saturday, 2235-2340hrs, Motors TV) showing Rally Mexico 2015 (that’s not retro!), and the BTRDA’S season opener – the Cambrian – is also available (Wednesday, 1620-1650hrs, Motors TV).