Nitro Rallycross has revealed its launch plans ahead of the inaugural series that begins on September 24th.
The competition will be broadcast to over 200 regions through 14 media partners, and will be covered by BT Sport non-exclusively in the UK. Other notable deals include global partners DAZN and YouTube, as well as NBC Sports and Peacock in the US.
Created by motorsport icon Travis Pastrana and part of Thrill One Sports Entertainment, Nitro Rallycross sees ten teams from seven car manufacturers compete on dedicated tracks across the United States.
New distribution partners
BT Sports – United kingdom
dazn – Brazil, Italy, Japan, Spain (exclusive) + all non-exclusive regions (more than 200 regions)
Fox Sports + You Australia (exclusive)
SC Belgium, France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands (Exclusive)
sports net – Canada
Youtube – All non-exclusive regions (more than 200 regions)
Broadcast partners previously announced:
be in sports – Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia (27 territories)
NBC Sports + Peacock – United States (Exclusive)
sky New Zealand (exclusive)
Sports – Caribbean (12 territories)
Super Sport Sub-Saharan Africa (54 regions)
Tencent – Porcelain
Viplay Sport Nordic, Baltic states and Poland (9 territories)
SNTV – Trade VNR around the world
In addition to broadcast plans, Nitro Rallycross has revealed that Laurette Nicoll will be joining the previously announced team of Andrew Coley and Jarod DeAnda as track reporter. Previously he held similar positions at Nitro World Games, X Games, Formula Drift, EnduroCross and Global Rallycross. A celebrity journalist will assemble the broadcast team, with figure skating legend Todd Richards on the first weekend.
2021 Nitro Rallycross calendar
September 24-25 – Utah Motorsports Campus // Salt Lake City, Utah
October 2-3 – Erics Motor Park // Minneapolis, MN
November 13-14 – Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park // Phoenix, Arizona
November 20-21 – Glen Helen Raceway // Southern California
December 4-5 – Company // North Florida
While the first season of Nitro Rallycross will take place in the US, there are plans for the 2022 campaign to visit Europe and the Middle East as well. It will also introduce the FC1-X electric supercar for the second season.
Jo Carr, CEO of Thrill One Sports & Entertainment, said: “Excitement and anticipation for the launch of the Nitro Rallycross series has reached its peak, and we are delighted that fans around the world will soon be able to experience this innovative concept in full. by putting a ‘Nitro’ stamp on Rallycross We are taking “action packed” to another level; anyone who loves adrenaline will surely really appreciate this next generation race.
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