TCR UK has confirmed a television and live-streaming deal ahead of its widely anticipated inaugural season.
Every race will be broadcast live on Facebook, YouTube and the TCR portal in the same fashion as the recently-halted TCR International Series, with TV stations including Front Runner, Motorsport TV and Sky Sports set to broadcast the series.
Pro-Active Broadcast will handle the production for both the live stream and broadcast programmes, with a wide-ranging background in sports television. Past clients include the BBC and BT Sport.
The presentation and commentary team has also been confirmed, with Bryn Lucas set to front the programme alongside the voice of Andy McEwan. Lucas has already graced motorsport at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Autosport International Show, whilst McEwan is a regular fixture on the circuit commentary scene and has previously worked with a number of BRSCC championships.
Starting with a double-header at Silverstone over Easter weekend, the championship takes in a number of the nation’s best-known venues, including Oulton Park, Brands Hatch, Donington Park and a popular fixture at Castle Combe.
“The announcement we’remaking today means that everything is now in place for our first season,” commented TCR UK Media Co-Ordinator, Mark James.
“We think Pro-Active will be fantastic partners and the channels have all shown great enthusiasm for the championship.
“I’m particularly looking forward to working with Bryn and Andy as our
presentation team and I’m sure the fans will enjoy superb coverage of what we are
confident will be close, exciting racing this year.”
“We’re absolutely delighted to be involved with the new TCR UK championship,” added Tommasina Kay, Director of Pro-Active Broadcast.
“The project has huge potential and we’ll work with the organisers to develop the coverage step by step and to promote theTCR brand – including all of the teams, sponsors and partners – with an extensive package of quality live and highlights coverage.”
The championship is set to confirm a host of driver and team entries at its Media Day in March.