World Rallycross lands new TV deal
Every round of the World Rallycross Championship will be shown live on free-to-air channel Quest in the UK and Ireland this season.
Quest broadcast the World RX finale from Argentina last season as it happened, the first time that rallycross had been live on free-to-air TV in the UK in three decades.
“It is incredibly exciting to bring live coverage of the entire World Rallycross Championship season to Quest in 2016,” said the channel’s Simon Downing. “The championship has proven increasingly popular with our viewers. Adding comprehensive coverage of all the action this year ignites our sports offering yet further.”
Event highlights will also be broadcast on ITV4 on the Tuesday evening following events, and on Eurosport.
The British Rallycross Championship has also announced a new television deal for 2016.
BT Sport will broadcast onehour highlights programmes produced by Globecast, which is also working with British RX organisers to provide online coverage after events have taken place.
“The focus in 2016 is to deliver successful events and prepare the championship for the future,” said British RX manager Tim Whittington. “Having a quality TV product and a broadcaster who’s engaged with the championship is a key part of that.”