Fans of the Le Mans Series have received a major boost with the announcement that Network Ten will be the host broadcaster for Adelaide's Race of a Thousand Years. Network Ten will not only broadcast highlights packages from all rounds of the...
Fans of the Le Mans Series have received a major boost with the announcement that Network Ten will be the host broadcaster for Adelaide's Race of a Thousand Years.
Network Ten will not only broadcast highlights packages from all rounds of the Le Mans Series, but will also screen extended highlights of the Adelaide New Year's Eve event.
The partnership with Network Ten completes a unique television package which also includes international exposure through NBC in the U.S. and six hours of live coverage on Eurosport in Europe.
The international program alone will reach more than 20 million homes in the U.S. and 200 million throughout Europe.
Adelaide will host the final round of the Le Mans Series from December 29-31 this year, culminating in the six hour sportscar event on New Year's Eve.
"Network Ten has shown an amazing commitment to motorsport in this country and we are delighted to reach this agreement for the Adelaide race and the entire series," Le Mans Adelaide, Managing Director, Mr Dean Rainsford said.
"Race fans will now be able to follow the entire series as the championship builds up to its Grand Finale on the streets of Adelaide."
Network Ten will also screen highlights of the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans from France in June while negotiations are continuing regarding the live broadcast of Adelaide's Race of a Thousand Years on cable television.
The Le Mans Series now joins V8 Supercars, the CART World Series, 500cc Motorcycle Grand Prix, World Superbike Championship, Australian Rally Championship, the "Trackside" program which screens V8 support events as well as the popular RPM magazine style motorsport program on Network Ten.
"We received an outstanding response to our highlights program on the Le Mans 24 Hour last year and the network is pleased to add the series to our motorsport programming," Network Ten's General Manager, News, Current Affairs and Sport, Mr David White said.
"These cars are fast and spectacular and with an Australian like David Brabham leading the charge, we believe this championship will be of great interest to our viewers.
"We have a strong commitment to providing quality motorsport for our viewers and the Le Mans Series is a great addition for us."