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BT Sport Extends WRC Deal Until 2024

July 21, 2021

British rally fans can continue to follow the fortunes of their heroes in the all-action FIA World Rally Championship on BT Sport until 2024.

BT Sport have screened the WRC since 2014, tracking the rise of young British drivers like Elfyn Evans and Gus Greensmith to become established stars of the line-up.

The new deal, which kicks in next season, means BT Sport will show live coverage of every stage from round as the WRC launches an exciting new era of hybrid-powered cars from Evans’ Toyota Gazoo Racing squad to Greensmith’s M-Sport Ford team.

As ever, BT Sport will provide fans with expert analysis from rallies, key interviews with the top stars and behind-the-scenes features with live coverage of every special stage as it happens.

A pre-event magazine show, daily highlights capturing all the twists and turns on the leaderboard and a post-rally review programme are also part of the extended agreement.

Philipp Maenner, media rights director at WRC Promoter said: “British rally fans have celebrated some stellar moments over the years, cheering on as they watched TV coverage of Colin McRae and Richard Burns bringing WRC championship glory to their shores.

“Now a new generation of British drivers is focused on emulating those amazing achievements. I’m delighted that, as the WRC travels the globe to compete in picture-postcard locations and gruelling conditions, BT Sport will continue to screen the thrills and spills from every round.

“The introduction of sustainable hybrid technology next year for the WRC’s headline category marks one of the biggest milestones in the sport’s history and this extension means British fans will be right there from the beginning.”

Rachel Knight, Sports Rights Director, BT Sport added: “Today’s news not only extends our successful long-term relationship with WRC Promoter, it builds on our existing motorsports coverage of Moto GP, Extreme E and Moto E.

“BT Sport is passionate about sustainability and we aim to become one of the greenest broadcasters globally, so we welcome the chance to showcase WRC’s landmark hybrid evolution from 2022.”

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