5 Motorsport Events To Look Out For In April

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1) BTCC (Brands Hatch, 6th-7th April) (Donnington, 27th-28th April)

Britain's premier Motorsport series returns in the first weekend of the month and quite frankly it would be idiotic to make any sort of predictions with regards to who wins any of the races let alone the championship. This being said you would be sure to say that current champion Colin Turkington won't give up his crown without a fight especially as he will be driving the all-new BMW 3-series. I also wouldn't look far past Tom Ingram who came agonizingly close to claiming his maiden title last season. We also have the pleasure of star names such as BTCC legends Matt Neal and Jason Plato along with former F1 driver Mark Blundell joining the championship. But in truth, there is no point in me making any predictions as we all know the British Touring Car Championship is impossible to call.

2)World Rallycross (Abu Dhabi, 4th-6th April) (Spain, 26th-28th April)

This years FIA World Rallycross championship may not be as star-studded as previous years championships with the exit of famous names such as Petter Solberg, Sebastien Loeb and reigning champion Johan Kristoffersson along with departures from major manufacturers including Audi and VW. Despite the very public criticism of the way the series has handled the negativity around the sport don't think for one minute that this means the quality and the intensity of the action will be subsided. The action will be on some all-new purpose-built tracks along with some based around current Formula One circuits such as Abu Dhabi and Catalunya. There are also still some notable drivers competing such as both Timmy and Kevin Hansen along with Andreas Bakkerud. So in all, I definitely don't think you should sleep on Rallycross.

3) Formula One (China 11th-14th April) (Azerbaijan 25th-28th April)

With the first two races of the season completed both of which with mixed reaction we are all looking forward to the next chapter of what is shaping up to be a classic season. First up is China where the sport reaches an enormous landmark with it's 1000th and if Bahrain is anything to go on it will be a four possibly five-way battle for the win. Next up is Azerbaijan which is a must watch providing us with arguably race of the season for the past two seasons and in truth, it doesn't really matter who has the fastest car, it depends on who can maximize their luck and take advantage of others lack of it. Will we see Leclerc get redemption for a heartbreaking Bahrain or will we see the same old as Lewis dominate with back to back wins or can Bottas prove to us that Australia was more than a one-off or can Vettel finally shut the doubters up by taking a much-needed victory.

4) ABB Formula E (Rome 12th-13th April) (Paris 26th-27th April)

With the Asian leg of the 2018/19 ABB Formula E championship coming to an end with reigning champion Jean-Eric Vergne taking his first victory of the season. With this victory Vergne becomes the sixth winner and for the sixth different team proving that once again the Formula E championship is as unpredictable as always and the championship is literally anyone's to win. The series moves to Europe for the first time returning to two of the most iconic capital cities in the world in Rome and Paris where we will surely see a couple of drivers finally capitalize and assert dominance in the race for the season 5 title. Sam Bird will be keen to avenge the mistakes he made in Hong Kong costing him a second victory, whilst drivers such as Andre Loterer who will be wanting to get revenge for his misfortunes in Hong Kong and former F1 stars such as Felipe Massa and Stoffel Vandorne will be looking to finally prove themselves in their new series.

5) World Rally Championship (Rally of Argentina 25th-28th April)

We only have one WRC rally to look forward to with the Rally of Argentina, however it is the event I am personally looking forward to the most this month because as the past two rallies have proven despite there being a clear top three in the battle for the championship it is anyone's game in regards to who is going to win each individual rally as proven in the Tour De Course. A heartbreaking final stage which was truly hard to watch (especially as a proud Welshman) when agonizingly the front right Tyre of Elfyn Evans' M-Sport Ford Fiesta blew going through a pot hole, which denied him a second rally win despite leading over Thierry Neuville by 11.5 seconds, hopefully however he will at least be able to put his Argentina past behind him with a strong performance. The title battle is anyone's game as each rally it seems there is a different driver each outing and I for one can't wait to see who it is after Argentina, so you do not want to miss this one.

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