Red Bull Global Rallycross coming to NBC Sports Group in 2014

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The Red Bull Global Rallycross championship joins the portfolio of motorsports series in the NBC Sports Group family of networks for 2014. Just last week, the series confirmed its 2014 schedule. The full series release regarding the TV news is below:

Red Bull Global Rallycross is pleased to announce the launch of a multi-year partnership with NBC Sports Group, beginning with the 2014 season. In 2014, nine Red Bull Global Rallycross events will be broadcast on NBC, with rebroadcasts taking place on NBCSN.

“This is a great step forward for Red Bull Global Rallycross,” says series CEO, Colin Dyne. “Partnering with NBC will allow us to bring our events to millions of our existing fans, and welcome new fans as well. We look forward to delivering unparalleled, high-octane race action.”

The 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross broadcast schedule is as follows:

  • Top Gear Festival Barbados: Saturday, May 24 (tape delay), 1-2PM ET, NBC
  • X Games Austin: Saturday, June 7 (live), ESPN
  • Washington, DC: Sunday, June 22 (live), 2-3PM ET, NBC
  • New York, NY: Sunday, July 20 (live), 2-3PM ET, NBC
  • Charlotte, NC: Saturday, July 26 (live), 2:00-3:00PM ET, NBC
  • Detroit, MI: Sunday, August 3 (live), 2-3:30PM ET, NBC
  • Daytona, FL: Saturday, August 23 (live), 3:30-4:30PM ET, NBC
  • Los Angeles, CA: Saturday, September 20 (live), 5-6PM ET, NBC
  • Seattle, WA: Sunday, September 28 (tape delay), 2:30-3:30PM ET, NBC
  • Las Vegas, NV: Sunday, November 16 (tape delay), 2-3PM ET, NBC

Red Bull Global Rallycross is also grateful for its founding relationship with ESPN. The series looks forward to participating in this year’s X Games Austin, which will be broadcast on ESPN.

Rebellion confirms LMP1 return, all-star line-up for WEC super season

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Rebellion Racing has confirmed it will return to the LMP1 class of the FIA World Endurance Championship for the 2018/19 ‘super season’ with an all-star line-up featuring Le Mans winners Neel Jani and Andre Lotterer.

Rebellion raced in LMP1 as a privateer between 2009 and 2016 before stepping down to LMP2 for the most recent season, capturing the class titles at the first attempt.

Following a push from the WEC and Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) to make LMP1 more appealing to privateer teams, Rebellion announced on Wednesday it would return to the premier class for the 2018/19 season with a two-car effort.

WEC LMP2 champion Bruno Senna will return with Rebellion next year, as will Mathias Beche, with the pair set to be joined by four new faces.

The most notable arrivals are Porsche factory drivers Lotterer and Jani, both of whom were left without an LMP1 drive following the closure of the German manufacturer’s program at the end of the season.

American racer Gustavo Menezes will also join Rebellion, stepping up after two years in LMP2, while outstanding 2017 rookie Thomas Laurent completes the Swiss team’s line-up.

“I am looking forward to coming back where my endurance career started nine years ago,” said Jani.

“Rebellion Racing played a huge role in my career and also helped me become a factory driver for Porsche. When Porsche stopped in LMP1, it was clear for me that I wanted to race again for Rebellion.

“With the new regulations, I hope we can reach the overall podium at Le Mans and with a bit of luck, maybe we can even grab some wins during the super season of WEC.”

“I am very happy to join the champion Rebellion team,” added three-time Le Mans winner Lotterer.

“The LMP1 project is very exciting and to be able to go on with the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the FIA WEC challenge is something I did not want to miss.

“I am motivated and looking forward to have a great time with great people there.”