One issue for the IZOD IndyCar Series that has had little acknowledgement is the lack of an apparent TV deal for the UK in 2011.
IndyCar’s contract with Sky Sports ran its course at the end of last year and there a replacement deal has yet to be announced.
While it is understandable that INDYCAR CEO Randy Bernard and his team may be concentrating on programmes in the Americas, the series should not ignore another ready made audience on this side of the Atlantic – especially when one considers the number of European drivers based in the Championship. Whether the likes of Eurosport or Motors TV would be willing to take on IndyCar is not known at this stage.
Although probably not ideal for many, indycar.com will still be streaming both the IndyCar Series and Indy Lights sessions live from their website with commentary from the ever reliable radio crew; however I am sure there are many that would rather plonk themselves down in front of the television set instead.
Until then, watch this space.