After a two-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, motor racing is back! Over the next few weeks, the schedules will begin to fill back up with live motor racing action taking place from across the globe.
Kicking us back into action are two stateside championships: MotoAmerica and the IndyCar Series. MotoAmerica is the American equivalent of the British Superbikes championship, with ten race weekends featuring on the revised 2020 calendar.
This weekend’s MotoAmerica race (30th and 31st May) is the first of two stops for the series at the Road America circuit in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, with both races airing live on Eurosport for UK viewers.
One week later, the IndyCar Series begins its 2020 tour at the Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday 6th June. For the first time ever, in addition to qualifying and the race, practice also airs live for UK fans on Sky Sports F1.
Elsewhere, there is a plethora of new programming on Sky Sports F1 and BT Sport, whilst there is plenty of Esports action also on offer. RaceFans has a complete list of the Esports events taking place this weekend.
Of interest also to UK readers is the fact that Formula E documentary film ‘And We Go Green‘ premieres on Channel 4 on Tuesday 2nd June at 00:05 (Wednesday morning).
IndyCar Series – Texas (Sky Sports F1, Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Mix)
06/06 – 18:30 to 20:00 – Practice
06/06 – 22:00 to 23:00 – Qualifying
06/06 (Saturday night) – 00:30 to 04:00 – Race (Main Event and Mix from 01:00)
MotoAmerica – Road America (Eurosport)
30/05 – 20:00 to 22:00 – Day 1
31/05 – 19:00 to 21:00 – Day 2
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5 thoughts on “Scheduling: The 2020 MotoAmerica and IndyCar season openers”
There’s been 7 real NASCAR races already in the past 2 weeks, with 13 more planned between now and June 21.
That’s right Alex.
Also Indycar is on SkySportsMix
To be specific, four premiership (Cup Series) at the time of the original post, and a fifth has since happened. Four more races are scheduled (radio streaming listed) — Sunday evening (1930 GMT, GOPRN.COM for radio Atlanta), and the next three Cup rounds on MRN.COM for radio coverage — Thursday morning 11 June Martinsville (Midnight GMT), then Sunday 14 June Miami (2030 GMT), and Sunday 21 June Talladega (2130 GMT).
They’ve stuffed three second-tier (Xfinity) rounds and have added Atlanta (2130 Saturday 6 June, PRN’s site), Homestead (2000 13 June and 1700 14 June, MRN’s site), and Talladega (2000 20 June).
They also have one third-tier (Gander RV & Outdoor Trucks) round added and have rounds in Atlanta (1700 GMT Saturday 6 June), Homestead (1700 Saturday 13 June).
Television commentators are not allowed on-site except for one or two pit reporters. Radio commentators are working on-site.
Radio commentators should be in their studios and only allow a reporter on site?
Great story on announcing preparations for today’s Indycar race at Texas.