Pirelli World Challenge TV schedule announced

Pirelli World Challenge TV schedule announced

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Pirelli World Challenge TV schedule announced

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WC Vision today announced the television schedule for its 25th anniversary 2014 Pirelli World Challenge Championships season that will air on NBC Sports Network. All races will be broadcast in either 90-minute or two-hour programs aired in prime time on Saturdays or Sundays, with re-airs occurring on mostly Thursdays or Fridays.

“Coming off of a record-setting 2013 season that saw tremendous growth in the series’ base of fans, cars and sponsors, we’re excited to see more FIA GT3 homologated cars entered to race with us in 2014 as well as an increase in the number of world-class drivers joining the series,” said Greg Gill, Vice President Marketing and Communications for WC Vision. “Our growth has allowed us the opportunity to expand our relationship with NBC Sports Network and produce an eighth broadcast for this coming season. The additional broadcast will be used to cover our races at Road America in June. The series’ return to one of the most revered and iconic racetracks in the country with all our classes racing will provide for an amazing broadcast for our fans.”

Veteran sportscar racing announcers Greg Creamer and Calvin Fish will again provide play-by-play, color commentary and in-depth series analysis. As in 2013, Jeff Lepper will join Creamer and Fish for pit lane, and pre- and post-race segments. The broadcasts will include exciting in-car camera footage from series partner GoPro, unique feature segments, interviews with series personalities and behind-the-scenes footage.

“Our upcoming 25th anniversary season is going to be one filled with excitement with 50-plus car fields, returning champions like O’Connell and Aschenbach and new teams joining the series running world-class marques like the Ferrari 458 Italia, Porsche 911 GT3 R, and Lamborghini Gallardo FL2 GT3,” said Scott Bove, WC Vision President and CEO. “For fans that can’t make our races in person or for those that attended and want to relive it, our broadcast partner NBC Sports Network will deliver all of the action.”

2014 Pirelli World Challenge Championships television schedule on NBC Sports Network:

St. Petersburg, Fla.
Sunday, April 6 at 5:30 p.m.
(re-air Saturday, April 12 at 12:30 a.m.)

Long Beach, Calif.
Sunday, April 20 at 5:30 p.m.
(re-air Friday, April 25 at 1 a.m.)

Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, Ala.
Saturday, May 10 at 3 p.m.
(re-air Friday, May 16 at 1 a.m.)

Belle Isle, Detroit, Mich.
Sunday, June 15 at 2:30 p.m.
(re-air Saturday, June 21 at 12 a.m.)

Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wis.
Friday, July 4 at 6:30 p.m.
(re-air Saturday, Aug. 2 at 12:30 a.m.)

Toronto, Ontario/Mid-Ohio, Lexington, Ohio
Sunday, August 10 at 1:30 p.m.
(re-air Saturday, Aug. 16 at 12 a.m.)

Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, Calif.
Saturday, August 30 at 1 p.m.
(re-air Thursday, Sept. 5 at 12:30 a.m.)

Miller Motorsports Park, Toole, Utah
Sunday, September 28 at 2:30 p.m.
(re-air Thursday, Oct. 2 at 10 p.m.)

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