New TCR Australia 'hot hatch' series to get free-to-air coverage by SBS
TCR Australia, the new ‘hot hatch’ motor racing series, has agreed a deal with SBS, the country’s free-to-air broadcaster, for live coverage in a deal negotiated by the Australian Racing Group, the motorsport promoter, and CAMS, the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport.
With both Saturday and Sunday races of every TCR Series to be broadcast live and free in high definition, the deal is being touted as the best free-to-air coverage of any motorsport category in Australia.
All seven TCR rounds will be held in conjunction with the Shannons Nationals, the annual series of race meetings featuring various motorsport formulas, and will be screened on the primary SBS channel and available on SBS’s digital platforms.
Five eligible TCR Series manufacturers have so far been confirmed for 2019: Alfa Romeo, Audi, Honda, Hyundai and Volkswagen.
Ken Shipp, SBS’s head of sport, said: “It’s great news that live motorsport is returning to our screens at SBS.
“I have no doubt the upcoming season will bring with it some exciting wheel-to-wheel moments and superb on-track entertainment which will be available free-to-air to all Australians.”
The opening TCR Series round will be held at Sydney Motorsport Park on 17-19 May.