Weekend Motorsports Roundup, Dec. 13-14, 2014

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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's three big things happening this weekend: the Race of Champions, the Gulf 12 Hours, and the Formula E Punta del Este ePrix.

Formula E is the only one of those that will actually be televised, so if you're in desperate need of new races to watch that don't have a gimmicky "FanBoost" (urgh), we hope you like live streams.

That's not to knock Formula E, though. This weekend will be Jean-Éric Vergne's debut with the Andretti Formula E team. Many see this as his possible way over into IndyCar, another series Andretti does. Either way, it's good to see one of Formula One's seat-less drivers land on their feet somewhere, particularly after Vergne was unceremoniously cut from the Toro Rosso squad.

If you know about anything we missed, or about good livestreams out there, let us know in the comments below.


All times below are EST.

Gulf 12 Hours

Yas Marina Circuit

Abu Dhabi

11:49 PM Friday (ends at 2:59 PM Saturday) livestreaming on Gulf12Hours.com

Race of Champions Nations Cup

Bushy Park Circuit

St. Phillip, Barbados

11:00 AM Saturday livestreaming on raceofchampions.com

Pro Motocross Thor Indiana National

Ironman Raceway

Crawfordsville, IN

12:00 PM (1st Moto) and 2:00 PM (2nd Moto) Saturday on MAVTV (replay from 8/16)


Formula E Punta del Este ePrix

Playa Brava Beach Street Circuit

Punta del Este, Uruguay

1:00 PM Saturday on FS2 (replay at 9:00 PM Saturday on FS1)

British Superbike Series TT Circuit Assen

TT Circuit Assen

Assen, Netherlands

2:00 AM Sunday on Velocity (replay from 9/18-20)

European Rally Championship Rallye International du Valais

Martigny and Sion, Valais Canton, Switzerland

3:00 AM Sunday on Velocity (replay from 10/23-25)

World Touring Car Championship China

Goldenport Park Circuit

Jinzhanxiang, Chaoyang District, China

4:00 AM Sunday on Velocity (replay from 10/4-5)

British Superbike Series Silverstone Grand Prix

Silverstone Circuit

Silverstone, England

6:00 AM Sunday on Velocity (replay from 10/2-4)

Rigid Industries SCORE Desert Challenge

Imperial Valley, CA

6:00 AM Sunday on CBSSN (replay from 9/25-28)

European Rally Championship Giru di Corsica - Tour de Corse

Porto-Vecchio and Ajaccio, Corsica

7:00 AM Sunday on Velocity (replay from 11/6-8)

World Touring Car Championship Japan

Suzuka International Circuit

Suzuka, Mie Prefecture, Japan

8:00 AM Sunday on Velocity (replay from 10/25-26)

Amsoil Championship Snocross Duluth National

Spirit Mountain

Duluth, MN

8:00 AM Sunday on CBSSN (replay from 11/28-30; replay at 4:00 PM Sunday and 9:00 PM Sunday on CBSSN)


Race of Champions

Bushy Park Circuit

St. Phillip, Barbados

11:00 AM Sunday livestreaming on raceofchampions.com

World of Outlaws World Finals

Charlotte Motor Speedway

Concord, NC

5:00 PM Sunday on CBSSN (replay from 11/6-8)

Lucas Oil Racing: Pro Lite and Pro Buggy Challenge Cup

Lucas Oil Off Road Park

Lake Elsinore, CA

8:00 PM Sunday on CBSSN (replay from 10/25; replay at 11:00 PM Sunday on CBSSN)

Red Bull Air Race World Championship

Red Bull Ring

Spielberg, Austria

8:30 PM Sunday on FS2 (replay from 10/25-26)

Photo credit: Getty Images



I actually liked watching formula E. I liked the fact that the tires were street tires, and that aero was minimal, so you could see the drivers working hard with the cars. The fan boost sucks, and so does the car change, but the core racing is good.