NEW 'OTT' EURO RX HIGHLIGHTS SHOW AVAILABLE FROM TUESDAY
A brand new FIA European Rallycross Championship highlights show will be available following each of the five Euro RX rounds in 2016. The new OTT [over-the-top content] programme will follow the same format as the World RX highlights show, and will include footage from Euro RX Supercars plus the Super1600 and TouringCar support categories.
The first 48 minute highlight show from Belgium will be available at 7pm BST (8pm CEST) on Tuesday 17 May and will include Euro RX Supercars and the TouringCars. It can be viewed via the official World Championship YouTube channel on the following link:
Four qualifying sessions (Q1-Q4), semi-final action and a final will be shown in the highlights show plus interviews, paddock content and podium celebrations.
Euro RX Supercar competitors this year include last year’s Champion Tommy Rustad (Norway) who returns in 2016 to defend his title in an Albatec Racing prepared Peugeot 208 Supercar. Last year’s runner-up Jerome Grosset-Janin (France) will compete in a similar car.
Other competitors include reigning RX Lites Cup Champion Kevin Hansen (Sweden), current Andros Trophy Champion Jean-Baptiste Dubourg (France), Polish Dakar Rally stars Krzysztof Holowczyc and Martin Kaczmarkski plus former GP3 and Formula Renault driver, Tamas Pal Kiss (Hungary). In total, there will be 23 permanent Euro RX Supercar entries spanning 12 different nationalities.
World RX Managing Director for IMG, Paul Bellamy, explained: “By offering new OTT programming in World RX, we are moving with the times to ensure that all content around the World Championship is being offered up to the fans. The Euro RX Supercars are exactly the same as what you see in the headline World Championship category, each equipped with 600bhp. The biggest change for this year, however, is that they will compete in their own qualifying sessions, semi-finals and final. The Super1600 and TouringCar support categories are a breeding ground for future World RX stars with the likes of Timerzyanov, Bakkerud and Nitiss graduating to World RX from Super1600 and Larsson and Marklund both starting out in TouringCars.”
Timetable of shows available on YouTube
- Tuesday 17 May: Belgium, Euro RX Supercar and Euro RX TouringCar
- Tuesday 14 June: Norway, Euro RX Supercar and Euro RX TouringCar
- Tuesday 5 July: Sweden, Euro RX Supercar, Euro RX Super1600 and Euro RX TouringCar
- Tuesday 20 September: Barcelona, Euro RX Supercar and Euro RX Super1600
- Tuesday 4 October: Latvia, Euro RX Supercar and Euro RX TouringCar
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