Welcome to the Jalopnik Weekend Motorsports Roundup, where we let you know what's going on in the world of racing, where you can see it, and where you can talk about it all in one convenient place. Where else would you want to spend your weekend?
There you sit, still stuffed with turkey and turkey leftovers, in the barren, prostprandial somnoletic wasteland that is the country once known as America (#1!). You can barely lift the remote, let alone actually rise from the couch. So why not sit and watch some racing?
As this weekend does, technically, bring us into the depths of December, there's not a whole bunch of the live stuff going on. The replays we do have, however, seem to be masterfully curated.
First up is the Silk Way Rally, which is kind of like the famous Dakar Rally in that it has a lot of big trucks slogging through the ends of the Earth, but is unlike the Dakar Rally in that it is entirely run through Russia. This year's Silk Way Rally was run from Moscow to Astrakhan, a city world famous for its voting fraud in the last mayoral election, according to Wikipedia. I may have won my school's Geography Bee twice, my Astrakhan trivia is a bit rusty, so... sorry, I guess. According to Wikitravel, though, it does have one restaurant, so there's that.
Astrakhan natives, feel free to chime in with your local sights and sounds in the comments.
If road rallies through forested Russia aren't your thing, and you crave naught but sand and heat and sand, there's the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, which is another rally, but this time through the sands of the United Arab Emirates. Should be fun.
We've also got replays of Australian V8 Supercars and the FIA GT Series, and those are always swell. Seriously, some of the best racing around.
If there is some live racing near you, please do let us know where it is, and where we can catch the race. Help a petrol-headed brother out.
We know there's been a few site changes recently, so in the interests of comfort and familiarity we'll be keeping the races in the body of the posts. Of course, please use our image annotation tool on the map above to show us races we might have missed, where they're being held, and where we can livestream them.
All times Eastern.
Silk Way Rally (replay)
Moscow to Astrakhan
1 PM Saturday on VELOCITY
Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (replay)
United Arab Emirates
2 PM Saturday on VELOCITY
Isle of Man Tourist Trophy Supersport Race 1 (replay)
Snaefell Mountain Course
Isle of Man
8 AM Sunday on VELOCITY
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series - Pro Buggy and Pro Lite - Rd 15 (replay)
Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park
Lake Elsinore, California
12 PM Sunday on FS1
Australian V8 Supercars Sargent Security Phillip Island 360 (replay)
3 PM Sunday on FS2
FIA GT Series Slovakia (replay)
Automotodróm Slovakia Ring
Orechová Potôň, Slovakia
5 PM Sunday on FS2
FIA GT Series Spain (replay)
Circuito de Navarra
Los Arcos, Spain
7 PM Sunday on FS2