A UK TV deal for IndyCar

Will Power can be seen on UK screenns this year. © Dana Garrett

Following several weeks of fan uncertainty, it was announced yesterday evening that the IZOD IndyCar Series has secured a broadcast partner for the next two years.

The mainly US Championship has re-signed with Sky Sports, some six weeks prior to the first race of the year in St Petersburg.
Fronting the coverage will be former motorbike racer and presenter Keith Huewen, who will be paired in studio by long-time ALMS competitor Johnny Mowlem.
All seventeen races will be covered live and in High Definition.

Whether the IndyCar Series has a future on some of the premier Sky Sports channels remains to be seen; however for this year at least, the broadcasts will most likely remain on Sky Sports 4.

No ancillary programming is expected. Indy Lights will not have a broadcast in Europe, but can still be caught live on indycar.com. All IndyCar practices, qualifying (and the race) can also be found on the Championship’s home site.

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