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|F1: Bloody hell! Easy Rider talks sense!
||by Mathias Olaf Uncertain
17th Jan 2012
dotdotdotcomma finds itself in the unusual position of not only finding something he says vaguely relevant and interesting, but actually agreeing with former ITV F1 anchor man Easy Rider, who has stated in public at the Autosprout Show that he thinks that the BBC should start televising other forms of motorsport, now that it is obvious that, because of the unique way in which it is funded, the BBC can no longer afford to line Bernie Ecclescake's already overlarge pockets.
Rider, a man who used to be transported around the globe at ITV's enormous expense to demonstrate to millions of viewers worldwide his total ignorance of Formula 1, was replaced - when the BBC regained its once rightful control of F1 - by impertinent lout Unigate Humphrey, and has since disappeared into the relative obscurity of the British Touring Car Championship, where he has at least had the opportunity to watch some great racing.*
It is no doubt this experience that has led to Rider singing the praises of British Formula 3 and, for some reason, the World Rally Championship as worthy contenders for the BBC's attention. And how right he is! Apart from the bit about WRC, obviously.
So, if anyone from the BBC is reading this, here are a few of the things dotdotdotcomma would like you to broadcast from now on, preferably with presenters from the Channel 4 motorsports pantheon:
Formula Renault UK
British Formula 3 and F3 Euroseries
Whichever of GP2/GP3, FRenault 3.5 and F2 you can get
24h du Mans
Formula 3 Macau GP
Masters of Formula 3
Formula Ford Festival
Other blue riband events like the Indy 500, Bathurst 1000, Daytona 500, 24h du Snetterton
No bikes, obviously
And, why not show them live or "as live", or even half-decent highlights: I mean what the fuck is the point of four channels and a red button anyway?
* In Formula Renault UK, obviously. Everything else on the BTCC programme is tedious as hell. In my opinion.