THE FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) returns to television screens when Network 10 starts a new schedule of regular highlights with coverage of this weekend’s sixth round from Chile.
PHOTO: Hyundai’s Andreas Mikkelsen will be one of the star drivers featuring on Network 10’s new WRC highlights coverage from 18 May (Jaanus Ree/WRC Media pic)
A one-hour highlights show featuring the excitement of the WRC’s newest event at Copec Rally Chile will be broadcast on 10 BOLD at 2pm on Saturday 18 May.
Free coverage of every remaining round of the 2019 championship will follow until the grand finale on 14-17 November at Kennards Hire Rally Australia, which will be broadcast live on Network 10 from the NSW Coffs Coast.
Tackling everything from snow and ice to high-altitude, tarmac and gravel across 14 countries, the WRC is renowned as the world’s toughest international motorsport series.
Television footage, including onboard, takes viewers on a breathtaking ride between trees at 200 kmh, literally flying over blind crests or sliding sideways down a rocky mountain pass.
Network 10’s Head of Sport Matt White said: “Rally has been part of our motorsport DNA for many years, so we’re thrilled to have the World Rally Championship back on 10 Sport.
“The championships are always packed with amazing action and incredible footage making them a perfect fit for 10, the home of big event motorsport. RPM and Sports Tonight will also be following the storylines of the championship, so look out for more WRC than ever on our screens.”
The Network 10 WRC highlights schedule until Rally Australia is –
Rally Chile 18 May 2pm
Rally Portugal 8 June 3pm
Rally Italy 22 June 3pm
Rally Finland 10 August 3pm
Rally Germany 31 August 3pm
Rally Turkey 21 September 3pm
Rally GB 12 October 3pm
Rally Spain 2 November 3pm
(Check guides for local times. Also available on 10play.com.au)
Broadcast times for Kennards Hire Rally Australia will be announced closer to the event.
Kennards Hire Rally Australia is supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW.