SWEDEN'S SVT CONFIRMS LIVE BROADCAST OF RALLYX ON ICE FINALE
Sweden’s national public broadcaster SVT will screen the RallyX on Ice season finale live from Gol in Norway on 3 March, in the latest boost to the burgeoning Scandinavian winter sport spectacular.
RallyX on Ice has been the most eagerly-anticipated new motorsport event of 2018, with an all-star driver line-up headlined by reigning Verizon IndyCar Series Champion Josef Newgarden, three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Hélio Castroneves – who will make his RX debut at Gol – and FIA World Rallycross Championship leading lights Timmy Hansen and Kevin Eriksson.
Rallycross is big business in Scandinavia, and in evidence of its fast-growing popularity and appeal, the fourth round of RallyX on Ice will be televised live on SVT at 13h00 local time (12h00 GMT) on Saturday, 3 March – enabling viewers to enjoy a vivid taste of the action as drivers duel doorhandle-to-doorhandle for glory around the snow-banked circuit.
“We’re really excited that we can show the finale of this new event,” said SVT Sport Executive Producer, Tobias Alsing. “We feel that RallyX on Ice will be a good complement to our regular coverage of the FIA World Rallycross Championship.”
“We are delighted to confirm this exciting partnership with SVT,” echoed Olsbergs MSE CEO Andreas Eriksson, the man behind the RallyX on Ice concept. “It is testament to the esteem in which our fast-paced series is already held that they will show the final event at Gol live.
“Rallycross is a major deal in Sweden, and with so many Swedish drivers on the entry list – including the likes of Timmy Hansen and Kevin Eriksson from FIA World RX – there is certain to be plenty of ‘home’ interest. This irresistible high-octane action will make for thrilling TV – and all against the picture-perfect backdrop of a Swedish winter wonderland.”
All three remaining events – Höljes (10 February), Ål (25 February) and Gol (3 March) – will continue to be broadcast live around the world on Motorsport.com’s online Motorsport TV channel, with additional live coverage for Swedish viewers via SBF Play.
2018 RallyX on Ice Calendar
February 3 Östersund, Sweden
February 10 Höljes, Sweden
February 25 Ål, Norway
March 3 Gol, Norway
Media accreditation for all four RallyX on Ice events is now open. Interested journalists and photographers should contact RallyX on Ice Media Officer Russell Atkins (firstname.lastname@example.org / +44 (0) 7725 223288).
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