BTRDA rally championship survives on TV for each round with renewal of Special Stage Rally Review package
As well as the BRC scoring a new TV deal, one of Britain’s major series has saved it’s TV coverage in the face of adversity.
The BTRDA rally championship, which served as the most prestigious UK championship in 2015 thanks to the BRC’S hiatus, will once again partner with Special Stage Rally Review.
While the deal isn’t increased coverage – it’s actually a reduction from an hour to just a half-hour in length – it’s vital for the clubman championship to remain on screen in light of competitors giving their sponsors air time and making national rallying viable. The home of the coverage – Motors TV – is also available on free view, making it more accessible.
The renewal has certainly been popular, with likeable presenter Paul Woodford and producer Wayne Goldring (as well as the rest of the crew) becoming permanent fixtures; not just in the BTRDA but through other national championships such as the Motorsport News Circuit Rally Championship.
The BTRDA has suffered the loss of REIS, one of it’s title sponsors, but the continued backing of Special Stages and its TV coverage is a welcome and necessary move on behalf of the championship. Jack Benyon