British Eurosport secures new GP2 deal

Eurosport in the UK has secured a deal to broadcast the exciting GP2 series for the next two and half years. The renowned feeder series for Formula 1 returns to British Eurosport after a two year absence, with the digital sports...

Eurosport in the UK has secured a deal to broadcast the exciting GP2 series for the next two and half years.

The renowned feeder series for Formula 1 returns to British Eurosport after a two year absence, with the digital sports channel's previous coverage showing the emerging talent of reigning F1 champion Lewis Hamilton and AT&T Williams driver Nico Rosberg, among others.

Eurosport takes on the 2009 championships with six rounds remaining, including races at Spa in Belgium, Monza in Italy and the season finale at Portimao in Portugal on September 20th. GP2 races are run during Formula 1 weekends as part of the race card at each circuit.

Dave Kerr, Director of British Eurosport said: "We are delighted to have this prestigious and exciting series back on British Eurosport and to be able to ensure that fans can see the rest of this season's races! It's great to add GP2 to our already superb line-up of motorsport, which includes the World Touring Car Championship, World Rally Championship, Formula 2, Dakar Rally, the Renault World Series and the IRC."

GP2 has two races per weekend, 26 identical cars, compulsory pit-stops ands reverse grids which are designed to generate entertainment, excitement and test the skills of the emerging young drivers.

The next race takes place in Germany over July 11th/12th at the Nurburgring circuit. British Eurosport will broadcast race 1 in prime-time at 7.15pm on Saturday July 11th and race 2 the following day, July 12th live at 10.30am.

GP2 joins the US PGA Tour golf as Eurosport's latest acquisition following the close of Setanta's UK operations.

British Eurosport is available on Sky channel 410 and Virgin Media channel 521.

-credit: eurosport

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Series FIA F2
Drivers Lewis Hamilton , Nico Rosberg
Teams Williams
Tags TV