STARS OF KARTING FINAL TO BE TELEVISED ON SPEED
Series organisers have today confirmed that, for the second consecutive year, the final round of the CIK Stars of Karting Series presented by Castrol EDGE will be broadcast across Australia on SPEED.
In an expanded coverage from 2011, the broadcast will be split across four 30-minute programs, three focusing the action in each of the Pro categories and one on the Challenge categories.
Along with extensive coverage of next month’s final round to be hosted by the Go-Kart Club of Victoria at its Port Melbourne venue on September 22/23, each of the four programs will incorporate highlights from the opening four rounds of the championship held at Bolivar, Newcastle, Ipswich and Eastern Creek.
There will be also some other special features included in each program, including some technical and historical aspects of the sport of karting.
The broadcasts will be hosted by Chad Neylon with a special comments and co-commentator to be confirmed in the coming weeks. The broadcasts will be produced by the team at Television Sport International.
Over the past few years, Neylon has been one of the faces of the drag racing telecast on behalf of ANDRA and is developing into one of the country’s most reputable hosts in Australian motorsport.
The team at Television Sport International has produced a number of broadcasts on New Zealand karting events. They’ve also been the company of choice for the producing telecasts of events such as the World Jet Sprint Championships, UIM World Hydroplanes Series, Singapore Marathon and the World Longtrack Speedway titles.
“I’m delighted to be able to finally lock in the details of the television production for 2012, it’s great to be able to have karting on tv across the country for two years in a row,” said CIK Stars of Karting’s Lee Hanatschek.
“Chad is a perfect fit as a host for the sport of karting, his youthful exuberance mixed with his intimate motorsport knowledge will provide us with a great anchor for the telecasts.
“I’m excited about the opportunities that lie ahead with Ian Rawkins and his team at Television Sport International but I’m also very thankful to Murray Lomax and the team at Castle Media for all of their efforts in producing the 2011 broadcast on behalf of the series.
“The expanded telecasts will be able to provide the viewers with a further insight in the finer aspects of our sport but also the people behind the sport as well, while also incorporating more racing action than we were able to in 2011.”
The dates for the telecasts will be finalised over the coming weeks and announced in due course with the four shows expected to air in mid-November.