I was a bit disappointed that Aleshin's crash was the only thing Finnish media reported about the final IndyCar race. But after a quick look on some newspapers' and tabloids' websites, I saw articles only on American sites, and not on all of them, saw nothing e.g. on NY Times' website.
I guess in Europe, motorsports are F1 and maybe MotoGP for the mainstream media.
In my home country, Finland, F1 gets quite a lot media coverage. I'd say the most after hockey. WRC is probably the 2nd most important series and gets coverage in the mainstream media, yet has gotten a bit more of a niche sport after its heyday. MotoGP is the 3rd most important series and covered in the mainstream media. But hardly anything else gets mentioned in the mainstream media, maybe Indy 500 and Le Mans winners.
Edit: And I forgot the obvious thing. A big crash gets always mentioned. It doesn't even have to be a serious crash if it involves somebody who's driven in F1 or is a celebrity otherwise.
Edited by August, 31 August 2014 - 12:45.