Channel 4 takes British Rallycross
Quaife MSA British Rallycross Championship, 23.03.10

The MSA British Rallycross Championship will have terrestrial British television coverage for the first time in more than two decades when Channel 4 shows the championship for the first time this year.

Channel four will provide regular terrestrial coverage of the BRC in 2010.

The addition of terrestrial coverage is part of an expanded television package for the Quaife MSA British Rallycross Championship which broke new ground with two live broadcasts on Motors TV last year and will continue to work with the satellite and cable channel in 2010. “This is a huge leap for us and British Rallycross. The live television coverage with Motors TV was a massive achievement for all involved and we are continuing this in 2010 but to have the additional exposure on Channel 4 moves us even closer to our sporting goal of making Rallycross one of the foremost championships in the UK,” said Amy Doran of championship promoter Lydden Hill Motorsport Club (LHMC).

Coverage of the championship will again be provided by Hayfisher Productions, “We are delighted to be working with the British Rallycross Championship again this year. Having brought live coverage of Rallycross to TV screens last season, the terrestrial deal with Channel 4 will help even more viewers to experience this fantastic sport,” said Hayfisher MD Richard Hay.

The Channel 4 deal is based on a plan to cover the eight-event championship in four programmes, the first of which is scheduled to review rounds one and two.

Building on the success of last year’s live broadcasts, Motors TV has renewed its agreement to cover the Quaife MSA British Rallycross Championship and is planning to show three of the events live, beginning with a four-hour feature from the season opener at Lydden on Easter Monday. The championship’s revolutionary Night Race at Blyton in June will also be screened live. “Broadcasting live Rallycross action from Lydden Hill last year was quite a gamble for both LHMC and ourselves, but it immediately proved successful and led to another event from Mallory Park. We’re thrilled at the idea of going live again in 2010 with even more rounds, and especially looking forward to the night race, which will definitely be a great show!” said Motors TV director Frederic Viger.

Further details of Channel 4 and Motors TV programmes and transmission times will be available in the coming weeks.

The live broadcast from the first round of the Quaife MSA British Rallycross Championship will take place between 1300 and 1700 on Monday April 5 with a highlights show at 2220.

The highlights show will be repeated on April 8 at 0135 and 1500, April 9 at 1100 and 1905 and April 10 at 0335.

Motors TV is available on Sky Digital channel 413, and Virgin Media channel 545.

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