The community has screened the WRC since 2014, monitoring the rise of younger British drivers like Elfyn Evans and Gus Greensmith to develop into established stars of the WRC line-up.
Following a sequence of knife-edge battles for the drivers’ and producers’ titles in that interval, WRC Promoter, which owns the championship’s business rights, has prolonged its unique reside broadcast partnership with BT Sport for 3 extra years.
BT Sport will display each spherical of the championship reside. The brand new deal kicks in subsequent season, when the WRC launches an thrilling new period of hybrid-powered vehicles from Evans’ Toyota Gazoo Racing squad, Greensmith’s M-Sport Ford workforce and Hyundai Motorsport.
The broadcaster will cowl each particular stage from each championship spherical because it occurs. As well as, followers will take pleasure in skilled evaluation from rallies, key interviews with the highest stars and behind-the-scenes options.
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A pre-event journal present, day by day highlights capturing all of the twists and activates the leaderboard and a post-rally assessment programme are additionally a part of the prolonged settlement.
“British rally followers have celebrated some stellar moments over time, cheering on as they watched TV protection of Colin McRae and Richard Burns bringing WRC championship glory to their shores,” mentioned Philipp Maenner, media rights director at WRC Promoter.
“Now a brand new era of British drivers is concentrated on emulating these wonderful achievements. I’m delighted that, because the WRC travels the globe to compete in picture-postcard areas and gruelling circumstances, BT Sport will proceed to display the thrills and spills from each spherical.
Elfyn Evans shall be on the forefront of the WRC title battle on BT Sport“The introduction of sustainable hybrid know-how subsequent yr for the WRC’s headline class marks one of many largest milestones within the sport’s historical past and this extension means British followers shall be proper there from the start.”
Rachel Knight, Sports activities Rights Director, BT Sport mentioned: “As we speak’s information not solely extends our profitable long-term relationship with WRC Promoter, it builds on our present motorsports protection of Moto GP, Excessive E and Moto E.
“BT Sport is captivated with sustainability and we purpose to develop into one of many greenest broadcasters globally, so we welcome the prospect to showcase WRC’s landmark hybrid evolution from 2022.”