RACING: Channel 4 launches ‘Horse Tracker’ app

April 5, 2013

Channel 4 has launched a brand new second screen app which for the first time will allow viewers to track the position and speed of the horses in the John Smith’s Grand National.

As part of its commitment to broadcast the showpiece event for the first time in 2013, Channel 4 has introduced this ground-breaking innovation to bring viewers even closer to the world’s most famous horse race at Aintree this year.

The free Channel 4 Horse Tracker app is available to download immediately from the Apple App Store while a non-synchronised version of tracker will also be available online via the Channel 4 website.

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MOTORSPORT: British Superbikes 2013 – Live on British Eurosport & Highlights on ITV4

April 1, 2013

British Superbikes 2013 on Eurosport ITV

The MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship roars into action this weekend at one of Britain’s most exciting circuits – the famous Brands Hatch circuit in Kent.

This year’s championship has been dubbed ‘The War for Four’ with defending champion Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne going up against returning hero Ryuichi Kiyonari for a record-breaking fourth title to become BSB’s most decorated rider.

British Eurosport will broadcast live coverage from all 12 race meetings during the 2013 season with free-to-air highlights on ITV.

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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: 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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FORMULA 1: Suzi Perry becomes the new face of BBC F1

December 21, 2012

Suzi Perry has been announced as the new presenter of the BBC’s Formula 1 coverage.

The former MotoGP presenter will link-up with BBC favourites Eddie Jordan and David Coulthard for the entire 19-race season, starting in Melbourne on March 15-17.

Perry replaces Jake Humphrey, who left the corporation to become the face of BT Sport’s Premier League coverage.

The BBC have also confirmed the nine races that will be shown live on terrestrial television during the 2013 season, including the British, Belgian, Italian and the season-ending Brazilian Grands Prix, but the Monaco Grand Prix is not included as one of the live BBC races.

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FORMULA 1: Sky Sports confirms its coverage plans for 2013

December 21, 2012

Sky Sports F1 will show the Monaco Grand Prix exclusively live next year when the Formula 1 World Championship returns for the 2013 season.

The broadcaster has confirmed its plans for 2013 which will include live coverage of every practice session, qualifying session and race from each grand prix weekend with 10 of them exclusively live.

Every race will be screened on the dedicated Formula 1 channel Sky Sports F1 HD, which made its debut during the 2012 season.

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RACING: QIPCO British Champions Day 2012 – Live on BBC One

October 15, 2012

The climax to the QIPCO British Champions Series takes place this Saturday as Flat racing’s end-of-season championship event at Ascot crowns the best horses of 2012.

QIPCO British Champions Day brings the curtain down on an exciting and historic season, with the headlines set to be dominated by what is probably the final appearance of the feted Frankel, regarded in some quarters as the best racehorse in history.

BBC Sport will have all the action covered on what promises to be a memorable occasion for thousands of racegoers and fans on Saturday, October 20.

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