Eurosport has become the host broadcaster of The Maxxis British Motocross Championship. The channel will broadcast the series into homes worldwide, giving Maxxis global exposure to motorcycle enthusiasts across the globe throughout 2016.
The BBC has ended its television coverage of Formula One early as part of measures to plug a £150 million annual gap in its finances identified by the corporation’s director general. The BBC regained the broadcast rights to F1 in 2009, and agreed a shared package with Sky Sports during a previous round of cost-saving measures in 2012. 10 of the 2015 season’s grands prix were broadcast live on the BBC, with extensive highlights of the remaining nine races. The radio commentary rights – currently held by BBC Radio 5 live – have been extended until 2021.
The 2015 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship will dominate ITV4’s Easter Sunday schedule (5 April). Eight hours of live, free-to-air and exclusive UK television coverage will be broadcast from the opening event of the season at Brands Hatch, demonstrating the reasons for Dunlop’s continued investment in its title sponsorship and tyre supply agreement. Global interest in the series is also growing, exemplified by the series’ new North American broadcast partner, CBS Sports Network, which plans to award the BTCC with a prime time slot on Wednesday evenings.
Hemel car mechanic, Vicky Kempton has landed herself a starring role in a series of short films, alongside BBC Formula 1 presenter Suzi Perry. Vicky (37) who works as a technician for Roy Chapman in Berkhamsted, was approached by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) to help with some films to show women drivers how to look after their cars and deal with garages with confidence.