Murray Walker returns to the commentary box with Motors TV

Latest News Picture Murray Walker returns to the commentary box with Motors TV Formula One commentating legend Murray Walker will step out of retirement and make a welcome return to the microphone this July as he joins the Motors TV commentary...

Latest News Picture Murray Walker returns to the commentary box with Motors TV

Formula One commentating legend Murray Walker will step out of retirement and make a welcome return to the microphone this July as he joins the Motors TV commentary team for LIVE coverage of the Silverstone Classic.

Walker, who dedicated over 50 years to enriching the race day experience of viewers of the BBC's and ITV's F1 coverage with his enthralling commentaries, will join the 'High Speed Television' channel for one of the UK's premier historic motorsport events. He is set to revive memories of nostalgia by covering the two FIA Historic Formula One races scheduled for the weekend.

The FIA Historic Formula One Championship is for F1 cars made between 1966-85, an era originally covered by Murray during his 48-year stint with the BBC, and includes a number of classic machines from Ferrari, McLaren, Williams, Lotus, Brabham and Tyrrell.

Motors TV's Head of Programming & Acquisitions Frederic Viger said: "We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Murray Walker to Motors TV. His iconic commentaries defined many generations of Formula One racing and we feel it is very fitting that he joins us for the Historic F1 races which will be a highlight of our 24 hours of live coverage from the Silverstone Classic."

Murray Walker said: "Although I have obviously kept in very close touch with Motorsport since I stopped commentating I have missed the cut and thrust and the buzz of being in the commentary box so I'm really going to enjoy being back there with Motors TV for the Silverstone Classic, especially since it was at Silverstone that I did my very first commentary on the British Grand Prix in 1949 and where I have seen so many great races. It will be tremendous, too, to be back amongst the truly great cars that I had so much fun talking about when they were in their heyday"

Motors TV (Sky Channel 413, Virgin Media 545) will provide LIVE coverage of both days of the Silverstone Classic on 26th -- 27th July. Each race will be screened Live or Delayed-as-Live while the channel will also provide behind-the-scenes footage and features.

In addition to the commentary deal, and in cooperation with publishers Porter Press International, Motors TV will also launch a competition on its website, www.motorstv.co.uk, allowing viewers to win signed editions of the "Murray Walker Scrapbook", his latest book released a few weeks ago, and that is currently being promoted on-air.

Motors TV, the High Speed Television Channel, provides the widest international motorsport offer, with exclusive events and more than 75 championships transmitted in 54 countries and close to 15 million households subscribing by satellite, cable and ADSL.

-credit: motorstv

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