Without any fanfare the V8 Supercars returned to Fox Sports last week, with a deal signed on the week of the first V8 Supercar round.
Fox Sports told the V8 Insiders that they had not had any time to advertise the return of the series to the Pay TV Network as the deal was done while most of the main players were in the Middle East.
While the TV Guides are not yet showing when the races will be on, the V8 Insiders have contacted Fox Sport who advised us that Barhain and Clipsal have been scheduled for Prime Time Sunday Night.
Round 2: Coverage to be shown on Sunday, February 28 at 7.30pm AEDST on FOX SPORTS 1HD & FOX SPORTS 1
Round 3: Coverage to be shown on Sunday, March 14 at 9.00pm AEDST on FOX SPORTS 2HD & FOX SPORTS 2
Extract from the Fox Sport Press Release:
18 February 2010
FOX SPORTS IS THE ULTIMATE DESTINATION FOR
MOTORSPORT FANS IN 2010
In addition to the LIVE and EXCLUSIVE coverage of every race of this year’s Superbike World Championship and NASCAR, FOX SPORTS will screen every championship round of the 2010 V8 Supercars Championships Series in
full. Coverage commences with the YAS V8 400 from Abu Dhabi this Sunday, February 21 at 8.00pm AEDST on FOX SPORTS 3HD and FOX SPORTS 3.
Of the V8 Supercars Championships Series screening on FOX SPORTS, chief executive David Malone said: “I’m thrilled to welcome the V8 Supercars Championships back to FOX SPORTS.”
“FOX SPORTS will screen every championship round of the 2010 V8 Supercars Championship Series in full, adding more quality motorsport to our current stable which includes the World Superbikes and NASCAR.”
James Erskine, Chief Executive Officer of Sports & Entertainment Limited (SEL), said: “This is an exciting development for the V8 Supercars Championships Series, ensuring motorsport fans have the opportunity to
watch every minute of every championship race.”
V8 Supercars Australia Executive Chairman, Tony Cochrane, said: “We are absolutely delighted to enter this agreement with FOX SPORTS which is a real win for our many fans at home.”
In addition to FOX SPORTS coverage of the 2010 Superbike World Championship, V8 Supercars Championships and NASCAR, foxsports.com.au and FOX SPORTS News will keep fans informed throughout the year.