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The Race of Champions worldwide broadcast details confirmed

Sun 01 November 2009

The Race of Champions worldwide broadcast details confirmed

  • Live coverage of The Race Of Champions to be broadcast on Eurosport and online through Freecaster
  • Action to be broadcast daily in Europe from 12:00 GMT, 13:00 CET
  • CCTV5 showing all three days of action live in China


Motorsport fans around the world will get the chance to watch the biggest ever Race of Champions live on TV or on their computers, after organisers confirmed that the event will be broadcast live on TV channels across the world, as well as online through   www.raceofchampions.com and www.freecaster.tv.

The three-day event will be held in Beijing’s Bird’s Nest Stadium from Monday 2 to Wednesday 4 November and, like the 2008 Olympics, the time difference means that most of the action will take place during the European afternoon.

“This is the first time The Race of Champions has been held outside Europe, and we don’t want fans to miss out on live coverage,” said Fredrik Johnsson, President of event organisers IMP. “As well as the TV companies who will show the event around the world, the online broadcast, which was extremely popular last year, means that if viewers can’t get to a TV, they can watch the action live action wherever they are.”

The Race of Champions 2009 begins with ROC China on Monday 2 November, where China’s top racers will compete to see who represents the country in The ROC Nations Cup on Tuesday. The ROC Nations Cup will feature drivers put into pairs based on their nationality, with each team battling to prove they are the fastest nation. In The Race of Champions itself, on Wednesday 4 November, all the top drivers will fight against each other to see who is crowned the “Champion of Champions”.

All days of the event are broadcast live on  www.raceofchampions.com, with action starting each day at 20:00 local time in China, which is 12:00 GMT and 13:00 CET.

Drivers confirmed for this year’s event include newly-crowned F1 World Champion Jenson Button, seven-time World Champion Michael Schumacher, eight-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Tom Kristensen and five-time MotoGP Champion Mick Doohan.
Any media interested in broadcasting the event through their website should contact press2009@raceofchampions.com.

Other ROC news, 2008 AMA Supercross and 2009 National Motocross Champion Chad Reed will step in as Mick Doohan’s Australian Team-mate in The Race of Champions. Jamie Whincup decided not to attend due to concerns it may affect his chances of winning a second consecutive V8 Supercar Championship.

Worldwide television coverage confirmed for ROC 2009 so far:

Worldwide

www.raceofchampions.com – Live coverage of The ROC Nations Cup & The Race of Champions

Europe

Eurosport – Live coverage, delayed coverage plus highlights of The ROC Nations Cup & The Race of Champions

Middle East

Al Jazeera Sport – Live coverage plus highlights of The ROC Nations Cup & The Race of Champions

Asia

Eurosport Asia – Live coverage, delayed coverage plus highlights of The ROC Nations Cup & The Race of Champions

South America

ESPN International – Highlights of The Race of Champions

Pacific

ESPN International – Highlights of The Race of Champions

Australia

Network Ten – Delayed coverage plus highlights of The ROC Nations Cup & The Race of Champions
ESPN International – Highlights of The Race of Champions

Brazil

Sport TV – Live coverage of The ROC Nations Cup & The Race of Champions

China

CCTV5 – Live coverage of ROC China, The ROC Nations Cup & The Race of Champions

Finland

MTV3 – Live coverage of The ROC Nations Cup & The Race of Champions

France

Eurosport France - Live coverage, delayed coverage, plus highlights of The ROC Nations Cup & The Race of Champions

Great Britain

British Eurosport - Live coverage, delayed coverage, plus highlights of The ROC Nations Cup & The Race of Champions

Iceland

365 – Live coverage of The ROC Nations Cup & The Race of Champions

USA

Discovery Channel – Highlights of The Race of Champions

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