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Motorsport Fans Rejoice: Seven Network Strikes New Deal for Expanded Coverage

In a significant move for Australian motorsport enthusiasts, the Seven Network has inked a fresh broadcast agreement with Motorsport Australia, guaranteeing extensive coverage of motorsport events in 2024 and 2025.

This development ensures that the Shannons SpeedSeries will be streamed live and at no cost on 7plus over the next two years, showcasing a wide array of thrilling categories at diverse locations nationwide.

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Seven’s Commitment to Motorsport Broadens

Continuing its legacy as the Home of Motorsport, Seven will maintain its coverage of the Bosch Motorsport Australia Rally Championship (ARC) and the Polaris Motorsport Australia Off Road Championship (AORC). These events have seen substantial growth during their tenure on 7plus, solidifying Seven’s pivotal role in broadcasting motorsport in Australia.

The 2024 Shannons SpeedSeries promises a rich variety of categories, including the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series, Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia – powered by AWS, National Trans Am Series, Monochrome GT4 Australia Series, Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge, and many others.

Season Highlights and Scheduling

The season commences at Sandown International Raceway from 9-11 February, followed by consecutive races at Mount Panorama, featuring the Bathurst 12 Hour and the Supercars’ Bathurst 500 opening round. These events will be broadcast live and free on Seven and 7plus.

The Shannons SpeedSeries is slated to span 10 rounds, concluding with the Supercheap Auto Bathurst International. The series will visit Australia’s most iconic race circuits, offering a spectacular motorsport experience.

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All rounds will be accessible on 7plus on Saturdays and Sundays, with key events also airing on 7mate, including the season opener at Sandown.

Rally and Off-Road Championships

The Bosch Motorsport Australia Rally Championship continues to gain momentum. In the next year, the championship will feature more content across Seven’s screens. After an intensely competitive season, Toyota’s Harry Bates and co-driver Coral Taylor aim to defend their title against a field of modern rally cars. The first round is set for Canberra on 5-7 April.

The AORC’s 2024 season starts in New South Wales with the Pooncarie Desert Dash scheduled for 19-21 April. Post-event highlights and interviews will be available on 7plus.

Motorsport Australia CEO Sunil Vohra expressed excitement about expanding the partnership with Seven.

We’re excited to be expanding our existing partnership with the hard-working team at Seven to be bringing more motorsport more often to fans,”

Vohra said. He emphasized the importance of making motorsport content accessible live, free, and on-demand, particularly through the 7plus platform.

Seven Network Head of Sport Lewis Martin shared his enthusiasm.

As Your Home of Motorsport, we are ecstatic to deliver even more high-octane action to fans all over Australia, live and free on Seven and 7plus,”

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Martin said. He looked forward to continuing the partnership with Motorsport Australia to provide accessible content to all Australians.

With the Supercars Championship’s coverage reaching over 9 million people in 2023, and a 29 percent increase in BVOD reach year-on-year, motorsport on Seven continues to thrive, promising an electrifying year ahead for Australian motorsport fans.

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  1. FTA favoring again. This article fails to stat Bathurst 12 hour is televised live and ad free in races over 2 days on Foxtel. and Supercars Bathurst will also be of Foxtel

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