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Motorsport events to watch during winter break - how to watch

The winter break is well underway for most motorsports in Europe and the northern hemisphere, including Formula 1 which came to an end after the final race in Abu Dhabi. With events such as MotoGP and NASCAR also in the off-season, many will be looking for other motorsport events to enjoy over the winter.

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Most events will now be enjoying a deserved rest period over the Christmas break but events such as Asian Le Mans kicked off in early December, while the 2024 Formula E season begins mid-January, so there are plenty of events to watch.   

 

Here’s a full guide of all the motorsport events happening in the winter break and how to watch: 

 

24h Series

  • Next race: 12h Kuwait 

  • Location: Middle East 

  • Qualifying: 8 December 2023 - 11:55am (GMT) 

  • Race: 9 December 2023 - 7am (GMT) 

  • How to watch: Qualifying and the race are available to watch on Motorsport.tv 

The 24h series is an endurance race which sees both GT, touring cars and Le Mans-style prototype racing. Teams will compete in eight long races across the globe visiting countries such as Belgium, Italy and Spain. 
Teams must consist of at least two drivers as a due to regulations, a single driver cannot drive for more than 70% of the completed laps made by a team's car. Driving fast is not the main focus in the 24h race, with looking after the cars the priority, such as managing their engine and tyre wear, this ensures the cars are able to make it to the end of the long races.  
The 24h series also allows for multiple classes of vehicles and non-professional drivers to compete. Both the qualifying session and the race will be available to watch on Motorsport.tv.  
Other races:

Race 

Date 

Time (GMT) 

How to watch 

24h Dubai 

13 January 2024 

9am  

6h Abu Dhabi 

21 January 2024 

6am 

Gulf 12 hours

  • Next race: Gulf 12 Hours Abu Dhabi 

  • Location: United Arab Emirates 

  • Qualifying: 9 December 2023 – 2pm (GMT) 

  • Race: 10 December 2023 – 5:30am (GMT) 

  • How to watch: Qualifying and the race are available to watch on Motorsport.tv 

 

Gulf 12 hours is back for its 13th edition at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi and for the first time in the race’s history, it will only be open to GT3 cars. The race will feature the best GT teams including cars from Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, McLaren and Mercedes AMG. 

 

The race will see Formula 3 driver Oliver Goethe compete alongside his brother Benjamin, as well as Shaun Balfe and Louis Prette among a host of other drivers. Both qualifying and the race will be available to watch on Motorsport.tv.  

The 2022 Gulf 12 Hours

Photo by: SRO Motorsports Group

The 2022 Gulf 12 Hours

FIM SuperEnduro World Championship

  • Next race: GP Poland  

  • Location: Krakow 

  • Race: 9 December 2023 - 4pm (GMT) 

  • How to watch: The race is available to watch on Motorsport.tv 

 

SuperEnduro is a hybrid motorcycle competition which combines both supercross and enduro racing on an indoor circuit which has a variety of obstacles. Although similar to supercross, there are many obstacles such as wooden bumps and rocky paths that drivers must navigate.  

 

Tracks have a variety of off-road riding style sections including rocks, logs, mud and water. 50 drivers will compete across the event including Cooper Abbott, Tim Apolle and Taddy Blazusiak. 

SuperEnduro can be watched live on Motorsport.tv. 

Race 

Date 

Time (GMT) 

How to watch 

GP Germany 

6 January 2024 

5pm 

GP Romania 

20 January 2024 

4pm 

GP Hungary 

3 February 2024 

5pm 

GP Bulgaria  

24 February 2024 

4pm 

GP United Kingdom 

2 March 2024 

6pm 

Stock Car Pro Series

  • Next race: Interlagos III 

  • Location: Brazil 

  • Qualifying: 16 December 2023 - 4:40pm (GMT) 

  • Race: 17 December 2023 - 4:06pm (GMT) 

  • How to watch: Qualifying and the race are available to watch on Motorsport.tv 

 

Stock Car Pro Series is a touring car series is based in Brazil. The series consists of 12 rounds with a final race, the Corrida do Milhão rewarding drivers with double points.  

 

The competition is one of the most important in South America and has attracted many former F1 drivers including Felipe Massa, Nelson Piquet Jr and Jacques Villeneuve. The season finale will take place on 17 December and will be available to watch on Motorsport.tv. 

 

Dakar World Rally Championship

  • Next race: Day 1 - Alula 

  • Location: Saudi Arabia 

  • Race: 5 – 19 January 2024  

  • How to watch: The race is available to watch on Redbull TV. 

 

The Dakar Rally 2024 will be held in Saudi Arabia with teams racing from one side of the country to the other and then back again. The total distance of the rally is 7,891 kilometers (4,903 miles) with half the race being timed specials where drivers must race against the clock. 

 

The specific course of the Dakar Rally is kept a secret from the teams until the start of each stage where they are then handed a roadbook. Drivers are given a GPS but the roadbook is the only way to discover specific way points and hazards.  

Taking part in this year's competition is Carlos Sainz sr, father of Formula 1 driver Carlos Sainz, Nasser Al-Attiyah and Giniel De Villiers. Each day's events will be available to watch on Redbull TV. 

#347 Maxxis Dakar Team Powered By Eurol Jefferies Dakar Rally: Tim Coronel, Tom Coronel

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#347 Maxxis Dakar Team Powered By Eurol Jefferies Dakar Rally: Tim Coronel, Tom Coronel

World Rally Championship

  • Next race: Rallye Monte-Carlo 

  • Location: Monaco 

  • Race: 25-28 January 2024  

  • How to watch: The race is available to watch on Rally.TV

 

The World Rally Championship (WRC) sees drivers climb inside hybrid-powered cars as they compete on unforgiving and intense terrain. Drivers must compete against the elements and the clock in 12 rallies in four continents, including snowy forests to rocky mountain paths. 

 

Each rally consists of around 15-25 timed sections, with drivers battling one by one to complete the stages as quickly as possible. Teams consist of the main driver as well as a co-driver who will ensure the cars avoid any dangerous hazards which may get in their way. 

 

The first race is the iconic Rallye Monte-Carlo which has been running since 1911. The event ran as a “concentration rally” up until 1997 and would see competitors race from various locations in Europe to Monaco. The iconic rally race will return to the WRC for 2024 after being missed the last two years due to major works being carried out in Monaco. 

 

The World Rally championship is available to watch on Rally.TV

 

Other races: 

Race 

Date 

Time (GMT) 

How to watch 

Rally Sweden 

15-18 February 2024 

TBC 

Asian Le Mans   

  

  • Next race: 4h of Dubai 

  • Location: United Arab Emirates 

  • Qualifying: 4 February 2024 - 5am (GMT)  

  • Date: 4 February 2024 - 8:45am (GMT) 

  • How to watch: Qualifying and the race are available to watch on Motorsport.tv 

  

The Asian Le Mans endurance races are returning for the 2023/2024 season with the entire championship happening before the end of February. 39 cars will compete in four-hour races which will visit both the Dubai Autodrome and Yas Marina Circuit.  

 

Asian Le Mans is packed full of faces you might recognise with former Formula 1 drivers Paul di Resta, Nikita Mazepin and Formula 2 driver Arjun Maini all competing in this year's races.

 

Successful teams and drivers will be rewarded for their efforts with invites to race at the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans.  

 

The races will feature three classes LMP2, LMP3 and GT all competing side by side for their own titles. Driving duties for the cars will be shared by both professional and amateur drivers, including Harry King, Tom Gamble, and Nicky Catsburg, who will all be taking part as professional drivers. 

 

Asian Le Mans and its qualifying sessions will be available to watch for free on Motorsport.tv. If you are also interested in catching up with last year's events, all the races are available to watch on the Asian Le Mans page.  

Race 

Date 

Time (GMT) 

How to watch 

4h of Abu Dhabi 

10 February 2024 

10:45am 

4h of Abu Dhabi 

11 February 2024 

11:45am 

Oliver Rowland, Nissan Formula E Team, Nissan e-4ORCE 04

Photo by: Simon Galloway / Motorsport Images

Oliver Rowland, Nissan Formula E Team, Nissan e-4ORCE 04

 

 

Formula E

  • Next race: Round 1: Mexico City E-Prix 

  • Location: Mexico 

  • Date: 13 January 2024  

  • How to watch: The races will be available to watch on TNT Sports

 

The Formula E world championship kicks off on 13 January 2024 and will see three races before the 2024 F1 season begins. Formula E is the all-electric racing series which acts as a competitive platform for teams to test and develop their electric technology. 

 

Each car has the same chassis and battery, giving each team an even playing field during the 45-minute races. This year 2020-2021 champion Nyck de Vries will return to the series, taking on defending champion Jake Dennis and other stars like Pascal Wehrlein and Sebastien Buemi. 

TNT Sports has become the new home of Formula E for the 2024 season and will be hosted by former footballer Jermaine Jenas. TNT Sports is available on TV platforms including BT TV, Sky and Virgin Media but a subscription to discovery+, the streaming destination for TNT sports in the UK can be purchased for £29.99 a month. 

Race 

Date 

Time (GMT) 

How to watch 

Diriyah E-Prix 

26 January 2024 

TBC 

TNT Sports 

Diriyah E-Prix 

27 January 2024 

TBC 

TNT Sports 

Hyderabad E-Prix 

10 February 2024 

TBC 

TNT Sports 

Super Sprint Motorsport New Zealand Championship

 

  • Next race: Round 2 - Saturday 

  • Location: Taupo International Motorsport Park 

  • Race: 19 January 2024 - 9pm (GMT) 

  • How to watch: The race is available to watch on Motorsport.tv 

 

The Super Sprint New Zealand championship is a speed event where cars are sent out onto the track in either pairs or separately with the aim to set the fastest lap. Cars are allowed onto the track in 10 second intervals with faster cars at the front to minimise any potential overtaking. 

 

This year features an 18-car line-up across two classes and will have drivers representing BMW, McLaren and Mercedes-AMG. Two father and son duos will compete for Mercedes-AMG, with both Glenn and Sam Cotterill and James and John Sax racing. 

 

The races are available to watch live on Motorsport.tv or on catch-up once the race has ended. 

Race 

Date 

Time (GMT) 

How to watch 

Round 2 - Sunday 

20 January 2024 

9pm 

Le Touquet Enduropale

  • Next race: 2024 Le Touquet Enduropale 

  • Location: France 

  • Race: 4 February 2024 - 12:45pm (GMT) 

  • How to watch: The race is available to watch on Motorsport.tv 

 

The Le Touquet Enduropale will return to the Le Touquet-Paris-Plage and Stella beach for the 46th edition of the competition. The race lasts 3 hours on the 13km course, with the winners determined by number of laps completed and the running order across the finish line. 

 

The race will see over 2000 riders who will race across the beaches to claim their titles. The Le Touquet Enduropale can be watched live on Motorsport.tv 

 

NASCAR  

 

  • Next race: Busch Light Clash at The Coliseum 

  • Location: Los Angeles, California  

  • Race: 4 February 2024 - 1am (GMT) 

  • How to watch: Viaplay  

NASCAR is made up of three different series: the Cup Series, the Xfinity Series and Truck series with the Cup Series being considered the most important.  

 

A few familiar faces from Formula 1 competed in NASCAR in 2023 including Jenson Button and Kimi Raikkonen. Other drivers in the series include reigning champion Ryan Blaney, 2021 champion Kyle Larson and 2020 title winner Chase Elliott.  

 

NASCAR is available to watch in the UK on Viaplay

Race 

Date 

Time (GMT) 

How to watch 

Bluegreen Vacations Daytona 

15 February 2024 

12am 

Daytona 500 

18 February 2024 

7:30pm 

Ambetter Health 400 

25 February 2024 

8pm 

 

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