It’s the final weekend of August and there is plenty to watch in terms of motorsport action, including the following:
World Endurance Championship
The WEC returns to action for the 6 hours of Nurburgring.
In LMP1, Toyota, Audi, Porsche and Rebellion all bring two cars, whilst Team Bykolles will field one car. There will be no Nissan competing in the class.
In LMP2, G-Drive Racing and Extreme Speed Motorsports will both be fielding two cars. Signatech Alpine, Strakka Racing, Team Sard Morand and KCMG will all field one car.
In GTE PRO, AF Corse and Porsche Team Manthey will both field two cars. Aston Martin on the other hand will have three cars despite two being entered as Aston Martin Racing (#95 and #97) and a sole car being entered as Aston Martin Racing V8 (#99).
Lastly in GTE AM, there will be two Aston Martin Racing entries, a sole AF Corse entry alongside Abu Dhabi-Proton Racing, Dempsey – Proton Racing, SMP Racing and Larbre Competition.
All LMP2 and GTE AM teams will be fielding three drivers whilst only two teams will field three drivers in GTE PRO (Aston Martin Racing and Aston Martin Racing V8). Lastly only Team Bykolles will field two drivers in LMP1 with all other entrants choosing to field three.
MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3
MotoGP and its feeder categories return to action, heading to Silverstone for the British Grand Prix.
Danny Kent will be hoping for a strong performance in front of his home crowd. On the other hand Enea Bastianini will be hoping to continue to close the points gap even further between himself and Kent in the championship.
In Moto2, Sam Lowes will be aiming to claim his second win of the season in front of his home crowd, whilst Johann Zarco will be hoping to continue building his already substantial championship lead as Esteve Rabat and Alex Rins continue to battle for second in the championship.
Lastly there is MotoGP where Yamaha riders, Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi enter a mini, eight round championship after Lorenzo drew level on points with Rossi in the Czech Republic. Both riders are now on 211 points.
IndyCar heads to Sonoma for the season finale in a subdued mood after the passing of fellow racer, Justin Wilson.
As the season finale, the race in Sonoma offers double points, which allows six drivers to go into the race still with a mathematical chance of winning the championship.
The current championship leader is Juan Pablo Montoya who had finished third in Pocono, extending his lead to thirty four points over Graham Rahal who failed to finish.
Josef Newgarden is the furthest title contender, eighty seven points behind Montoya. The three other drivers in contention are Scott Dixon, Will Power and Helio Castroneves.
The IndyCar paddock will be in a somber mood after the passing of fellow racer, Justin Wilson.
There is a good variety of motorsport available this weekend from sportscar racing to motorbikes and open wheel racing. Which are you looking forward to the most?