MOTORSPORT: British Touring Car Championship 2013 – Live on ITV4

March 26, 2013

Another thrilling year of wheel-to-wheel racing gets underway this weekend as the 2013 British Touring Car Championship season begins around the famous Brands Hatch Indy circuit in Kent.

Britain’s most popular national motorsport series is preparing for one of the biggest and most competitive seasons in its illustrious 56-year history with a record 18 teams entering a total of 32 cars.

ITV Sport will continue to provide comprehensive free-to-air coverage thoughout the 2013 season with each of the 10 race meetings exclusively live on ITV4 and ITV4 HD.

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FORMULA 1: Malaysian Grand Prix 2013 – Live on Sky Sports F1 & Highlights on BBC One

March 19, 2013

After a thrilling start to the season, the Formula 1 circus moves on to Malaysia and arguably the best of the Hermann Tilke-designed tracks – the Sepang International Circuit.

Since joining the F1 calendar in 1999, this race has thrown up a number of classics – particularly since it adopted a late-afternoon timeslot, meaning heavy rain is always a possibility given the country’s tropical climate.

Sky Sports F1 will screen all three practice sessions, qualifying and the race exclusively live, as well as the first round of the GP2 Series. Free-to-air highlights of the key moments will be shown on BBC One.

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FORMULA 1: Australian Grand Prix 2013 – Live on Sky Sports F1 & Highlights on BBC One

March 11, 2013

After months of preparation and hundreds of miles in pre-season testing, the 2013 Formula 1 season begins in earnest this weekend (March 15-17) when the teams and drivers descend on Melbourne’s Albert Park circuit for the Australian Grand Prix.

It is set to be a thrilling year for the sport as the likes of Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton looks to break the stranglehold Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel has had on the world title for the last three seasons.

Sky Sports F1 will show every second of the action from qualifying and the race, as well as all three practice sessions, exclusively live, while BBC TV will have extended highlights of the weekend’s action with the BBC F1 team led for the first by new presenter Suzi Perry.

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MOTORSPORT: World Rally Championship returns to UK TV with ITV4

March 7, 2013

ITV has picked up the UK rights to screen highlights of the 2013 World Rally Championship, starting with the Rally of Mexico.

One-hour peak-time highlights from each of the remaining eleven rounds of this season’s championship will be shown on ITV4 and ITV4 HD, broadcast on the Tuesday following each event with a repeat showing on Saturday mornings.

The WRC was left without a UK broadcast partner for the opening two rounds in Monte Carlo and Sweden, but the new ITV deal ensures the championship’s return to British television as well as guaranteed free-to-air coverage for the rest of the season.

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FORMULA 1: 2013 season on Sky Sports F1 HD – Everything you need to know

March 6, 2013

Sky Sports F1 will provide unrivalled coverage of the 2013 Formula 1 season, starting with the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 15-17.

Now in its second full season, Sky’s dedicated Formula 1 channel will include live coverage of every practice session, qualifying session and race from each grand prix weekend.

Simon Lazenby will lead the Sky Sports’ comprehensive coverage of the entire season alongside some of the biggest names in F1 broadcasting, including Martin Brundle, Damon Hill, Johnny Herbert, David Croft and Ted Kravitz.

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FORMULA 1: 2013 season on the BBC – Everything you need to know

March 6, 2013

The BBC will bring all the Formula 1 action, news and interviews throughout the 2013 season across television, radio, online and mobile.

This year will see an increased live presence for F1 on network television as all three practice sessions during the BBC’s nine live races will be shown live for the first time on BBC Two and the new BBC Two HD channel.

Some new faces have been added to the BBC TV and radio presentation teams for the 2013 season, including presenter Suzi Perry, pit-lane reporter Tom Clarkson and Allan McNish, who joins BBC Radio 5 live as an expert analyst for at least six races.

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MOTORSPORT: David Addison replaces Toby Moody as ITV’s new BTCC commentator

February 28, 2013

David Addison has been confirmed as ITV Sport’s new lead commentator for its Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship coverage.

Addison will join former BTCC title winner and long-time series commentator Tim Harvey in the commentary box for all ten events this season, which will once again be broadcast live on ITV4 and ITV4 HD.

He replaces Toby Moody, who has returned full-time to his MotoGP commentaries with Eurosport after just single season with ITV, who in turn stepped in to replace Ben Edwards after his departure to the BBC F1 team in 2011.

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