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17 Feb 2014

TV: WRX on British Eurosport

Category: ERC, News Posted 17.02.14 13:36 by

The new for 2014 FIA World Rallycross Championship will benefit from live television coverage in the UK for the majority of races in its inaugural season.

 

Having televised the FIA European Rallycross Championship last year, British Eurosport has extended its relationship with FIA World Rallycross Championship Promoter, IMG Motorsport. All rounds bar Finland, Sweden, Canada and France will be shown live on either British Eurosport or British Eurosport 2, with most enjoying two hours of screening during primetime Sunday afternoon slots. Highlights and repeats will also form part of the comprehensive package, with a season preview and review similarly in the pipeline. The commentary team will continue to be led by respected ‘Voice of Rallycross’, Andrew Coley.

“British Eurosport’s commitment to televising the entire FIA World RX Championship this year – the vast majority of it live – is a tremendous boost to our rapidly growing series,” said Martin Anayi, Managing Director of the FIA World Rallycross Championship for IMG Motorsport, a division of IMG, the global sport, fashion and media company. “With its exhilarating blend of flat-out, wheel-to-wheel rallying and circuit racing, Rallycross’ popularity is very much in the ascendancy, and the fact that UK-based fans will be able to follow all of the breathtaking action on TV is excellent news. Rallycross is well-acknowledged to be one of the most thrilling sports to witness trackside, but it is also one that lends itself perfectly to the small screen. All of us at FIA WorldRX are immensely enthusiastic about the prospect of working closely alongside British Eurosport again this season, and we are looking forward to seeing the increased coverage and promotion that will accompany it – as, I’m sure, are all of the championship’s fans.”

“Rallycross was a popular fixture on British Eurosport’s scheduling in 2013, and the advent of the new FIA World Championship this year is another great fillip for the sport,” added British Eurosport Managing Director, David Kerr. “We are looking forward to collaborating with FIA WorldRX promoter, IMG, to further spread the reach of this exciting sporting discipline.”

 

  • The provisional schedule for British Eurosport’s FIA World RX coverage in 2014 is as follows:
  • May 4, Montalegre (Portugal), 14.00–16.00 GMT, BES 2 – Live
  • May 25, Lydden Hill (United Kingdom), 14.30–16.30 GMT, BES 2 – Live
  • June 15, Hell (Norway), 14.30–16.30 GMT, BES 1 – Live
  • June 29, Kouvola (Finland), 18.00–19.00 GMT, BES 2 – Delayed
  • July 6, Höljes (Sweden), 16.30–18.30 GMT, BES 1 – Delayed
  • July 13, Mettet (Belgium), 13.00–15.00 GMT, BES 2 – Live
  • August 9, Trois-Rivières (Canada), 13.30–15.30 GMT, BES 2 – Delayed
  • September 7, Lohéac (France), 18.00–20.00 GMT, BES 1 – Delayed
  • September 21, Buxtehude (Germany), 13.00–15.00 GMT, BES 1 – Live
  • September 28, Franciacorta (Italy), 13.00–15.00 GMT, BES 2 – Live
  • October 12, Istanbul Park (Turkey), 12.00–14.00 GMT, BES 2 – Live
  • November 23, TBC (Argentina), 17.00–19.00 GMT, BES 2 – Live
  • (Note: All timings are listed for UK audiences and are subject to change!)

 

Photo: In 2014 the inaugural FIA World Rallycross Championship will be widely covered on TV. © JKR/ERC24