ITV1, will further significantly increase its commitment to the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship by broadcasting live coverage from all ten of the championship’s rounds on Sunday afternoons in 2006.
Alan Gow, BTCC Series Director, is delighted with the arrangement in what will be ITV1’s fifth consecutive year of screening Britain’s most famous and popular motor racing championship.
Gow says: "The fact that a network, of the size and importance of ITV, is prepared to make such a major commitment fully endorses the BTCC’s standing as one of the UK’s biggest sporting spectacles. In the long and proud history of the championship, this is the largest TV broadcasting arrangement it has ever had. Everyone involved in the BTCC – our teams, manufacturers, drivers, sponsors and partners – will benefit tremendously from this expanded coverage.
"Equally, this is great news for the BTCC’s millions of fans across the UK. In fact, it’s fantastic news for the whole of UK motor sport and I would like to sincerely thank ITV1 for their valued and vital support of this great series. We’ve got an absolutely cracking season in store, so roll on 9 April!"
Details of ITV1’s BTCC broadcast times, as well as the championship’s satellite coverage and other programming, will be released at a later date.