Top 5 Motorsport Events To Look Out For In March
1) WRC-Rally of Mexico, (7th-10th March), Tour De Corse, (28th-31st March)
The ever extraordinary World Rally Championship delights us with two rallies this month they couldn't be more different. We start at the beginning of the month with the Rally of Mexico where we have the first dirt Rally of the season, Mexico is widely known for the infamous altitude that is experienced along the treacherous Mountain paths. Ultimately the winner will be whoever can survive mechanically as well consistent pace. The Tour De Corse, in contrast, is one of the flattest rounds of the season, as the cars pound up the iconic Corsica hills the features of the Rally are similar to those of Monte-Carlo and the road section in Catalunya. These circumstances may favour the like of Sebastien Loeb who is coming in and surprisingly replacing Andreas Mikkelsen. After these two rounds the truth is we will probably learn nothing about who is going to win the championship, however, I guarantee it will be excitement from beginning to end.
2) MotoGP (Qatar 8th-10th March), Argentina (29th-31st March)
The first round of the MotoGP season once again kicks off in the desert night and once again we wait to find out whether anybody can beat the dominance of Honda and Marc Marquez, with Jorge Lorenzo moving to Honda there will certainly be more of a challenge for Marc to keep the power in the team. With the Ducati team also seeing improvements there already strong pace will cause even more trouble and not to mention the legend that is Valentino Rossi hunting down for an incredible 10th world championship. MotoGP is always exhilarating to watch and we can't wait to see it return.
3) ABB Formula E (Hong Kong 10th March), (China 23rd March)
After four rounds of the Formula E championship of 2018/19, we have had four different winners and are as yet no closer to discovering which team or in fact driver is going to win the season 5 title. Rookie Pascal Wehrlien is currently sitting an impressive 5th despite only completing 2 races and the truth is it could've been so much better having been only meters away from taking the win in Mexico when is car expired and ran out of power. It is nearly impossible to say who will win either of these races but I think that Pascal will have an extremely high chance of victory and if not will have success. This being said we obviously can't forget about the Formula E legends of Di Grassi, Bird, Vergne and D'Ambrosio who are all right in contention for the championship with the possible exception of Jean Eric-Vergne who has been ridden with bad luck which has hurt his hopes of retaining his title. This being said don't expect him to be trying any less hard and racing at the top of his game.
4) FIA World Endurance Championship-Sebring 1000 Miles (12th-15th March)
The FIA World Endurance Championships inaugural super season makes it's 2019 debut as it returns to the home of American endurance racing in Sebring for the first time since its first ever race in 2012. The event is the final round before the championship returns to Europe for Spa and the conclusion at the Le Mans 24Hours. It is a momentous weekend for Endurance racing as it is the same weekend as the legendary Sebring 12Hours in the IMSA endurance championship. The battle for the LMP1 championship is not as competitive as anybody would like it to be and Toyota appear to have all but wrapped it up, however in all of the other classes the battle is impossible to call as we get different cars at the front of the field every race. Despite it looking set for a Toyota 1 and 2 it would certainly be nice to see Fernando Alonso win at another prestigious circuit that he has never won at and give him great confidence for racing in America before he looks to complete his triple-crown, unfortunately, you can't really class a win here to be the final part of his Endurance triple-crown as he would need to win the illustrious 12 hour race. This is, of course, assuming he is going to win which is easier said than done and when it comes to endurance racing we all know anything can happen.
5) Formula 1 (Australia 14th-17th March), (Bahrain 29th-31st March)
The wait is finally over, this is the month, the Formula One season finally returns and after an extraordinary two weeks of testing in Barcelona, it looks like we are going to have one of the closest title battles we have had for a long time. The Ferrari has shown amazing pace and looks like it will be the best challenge to finally dethrone Mercedes dominance of the Hybrid era, and with two exceptional drivers in Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc, they pose their strongest threat for a long, long time. The ever-unpredictable mid-field battle is always exciting and from testing, it seems that there is little to no difference in the pace of the teams and none of the teams seems to have the slightest worry about their car. Unfortunately, this is not completely true as the Williams is still once again an anomaly because we don't realistically know where about it is in comparison to the other teams. No matter how the season pans out we will be watching intently as it is undoubtedly the peak of the sport we all most love.
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