Har­vey’s in hot wa­ter

Motor Sport News - - World Rallycross -

Last Sun­day’s Bri­tish Tour­ing Car Cham­pi­onship races were packed with too much ac­tion at Snet­ter­ton, which saw sev­eral cars se­verely dam­aged, a TV cam­era tower de­mol­ished in the process and even driv­ers call­ing for an ur­gent im­prove­ment in driv­ing stan­dards.

Then, what com­ment at the end of the day did for­mer cham­pion Tim Har­vey have to of­fer? That driv­ers fur­ther down the grid “need to learn how to push and shove safely”. Out­ra­geous.

This sit­u­a­tion is par­tic­u­larly dis­ap­point­ing be­cause the se­ries di­rec­tor of the BTCC is Alan Gow, also the chair­man of the na­tional gov­ern­ing body, the Mo­tor Sports As­so­ci­a­tion, and it is this body that is in charge of im­prov­ing driv­ing stan­dards for all.

Mo­tor rac­ing is sup­pos­edly a non-con­tact sport. John D Perry Calver­ton, Not­ting­hamshire

It’s that time. The F1 sum­mer break kicks in and we’re left pon­der­ing what to do. Luck­ily Mo­tor­sport News has scoured TV land to bring you ac­cept­able re­place­ments.

If it is F1 you’re miss­ing, what bet­ter than F1 Clas­sics to whet your ap­petite? This week’s a good one; Senna and Prost at Suzuka (Fri­day, 2100-2230hrs, Sky Sports F1) and Prost and Berger at Monza in 1989 (Thurs­day, 2100-2130hrs, Sky Sports F1). Feast on that.

The Ar­chi­tects of F1 se­ries takes on Flavio Bri­a­tore and his roller­coaster ride in For­mula 1 this week (Wed­nes­day, 2145-2245hrs, Sky Sports F1). The ex-re­nault and Benet­ton team boss has a his­tory that won’t fail to en­ter­tain.

Mov­ing away from F1, there’s a chance to catch up with more ac­tion from the last few weeks.

One se­ries that of­ten goes un­der the radar in the UK is the ADAC GT Masters, the premier GT se­ries in Ger­many. With names like Lau­rens Vanthoor, Daniel Abt and Martin Tom­czyk, it’s bound to pro­duce the goods. High­lights are from the Nur­bur­gring (Thurs­day, 1900-2000hrs, BT Sport 2).

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