April races

The month of April sees the motorsports world kick into life. The British Touring Car Championship, DTM, British F3, Formula 2, the new FIA GT1 world championship, and the LMS championship all start their seasons this month.

The third race of the F1 season takes place on the 4th April at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia, where Sebastian Vettel will be wanting to put his bad luck behind him. Two weeks later, the Formula One crowd race at the Shanghai circuit for round 4 of the season.

The British Touring Car Championship starts this Sunday at Thruxton. With works teams in the form of Honda Racing and Silverline Chevrolet, and competitive independent teams, 2010 is sure to be a good season for the BTCC. With rounds 1,2 and 3 happening at Thruxton, Rockingham plays host to rounds 4,5 and 6 on April 25th.

Sumo Power's Nissan GT-R
British entry Sumo Power's Nissan GT-R

The new FIA GT1 World Championship starts on April 17th at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi. East Sussex based outfit and GT debutants, Sumo Power GT will be looking for a good start and reliability. The team, which will run two Nissan GT-Rs has the experienced Jamie Campbell-Walter paired up with fellow Brit, Warren Hughes. Peter Dumbreck will partner Michael Krumm in the second car.

April at a glance

F1
4th Malaysia GP, Sepang
18th China GP, Shanghai

BTCC
4th April Thruxton – Rounds 1,2,3
25th April Rockingham – Rounds 4,5,6

DTM
25th April Hockenheim

American LeMans series (ALMS)
17th April Long Beach

British F3
3-5th April Oulton Park

Formula 2
17th+18th April Silverstone

FIA GT1 World Championship
17th April – Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi

IRL
11th April – Barber Motorsports Park
18th April – Long Beach

LMS
11th April – Paul Ricard

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