TCR Australia secures free-to-air TV deal

TCR Australia has announced a live, free-to-air television broadcast deal for its inaugural season on SBS.

The HD broadcast will feature live coverage of both Saturday and Sunday races at every Shannons Nationals round in 2019, with further broadcast details to be revealed in due course.

SBS is no stranger to coverage of Australian motorsport through the Speedweek programme and was once the official broadcaster of the Sandown 500.

“The Australian Racing Group, in conjunction with CAMS, is very pleased to announce our partnership with SBS to broadcast the 2019 TCR Australia Series,” Matt Braid, director of series promoter the Australian Racing Group, said. “Every TCR race in each of the seven Shannons Nationals rounds will be shown live and in high definition on SBS, making it the best free to air coverage of any motorsport category in Australia.

“We have worked hard to confirm the best possible coverage for the inaugural TCR Australia Series for our competitors, and particularly for Australian motorsport fans, and we are extremely pleased to be partnering with SBS who have a great heritage in broadcasting high quality, local and international motorsport.”

Hyundai, Honda, Audi, Volkswagen and Alfa Romeo will all be represented on the grid for 2019, with Garry Rogers Motorsport amongst the teams to have signed up.