Eurosport Events, the promoter of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, is pleased to confirm extensive live television coverage of RACMSA Rally of Scotland, the penultimate round of the 2010 IRC season from 15-17 October.
The promoter’s international media partner Eurosport, Europe’s largest television sports channel, will broadcast live the two passes through the 17.68-kilometre Errochty stage at 11:00hrs-12:00hrs and 17:30hrs-18:30hrs CET on Saturday 16 October and the two runs through the Loch Ard stage, which measures 29.04 kilometres on Sunday 17 October at 11:00hrs-12:00hrs and 13:45hrs-15:00hrs CET.
In addition, Eurosport will also show its Rally Magazine review programme at 23:00hrs-24:00hrs CET on Tuesday 19 October. Eurosport’s Asia-Pacific platform will show the second Errochty stage live plus slightly delayed coverage of other stage action.
Between its various platforms, Eurosport will devote approximately 15 hours of coverage to the event through its live coverage and replayed highlights thereby further underlining its commitment to the IRC and Rally of Scotland.
Géraldine Filiol, Managing Director of Eurosport Events, said: "Producing rallying live is probably one of the most complex TV operations, but this is our ambition to continue giving viewers the opportunity to experience the excitement of the IRC directly as it happens. We started the IRC season with our landmark coverage of Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo, and we are delighted to bring our innovative broadcast package back to Rally of Scotland. Once again we will build our coverage of the event around four live stages over the two days, including the impressive Loch Ard stage, which will mark the climax of this year’s rally."
Guy Wilks, a regular in the IRC this season for Škoda UK Motorsport and the winner of the inaugural RACMSA Rally of Scotland in November 2009, said: "Live television for rallying is very important. It’s a very difficult thing to do because the cars are moving over a massive distance, not like on a circuit. It’s obviously a major challenge to broadcast it live, paint a picture and tell a story. It’s something that’s been missing from rallying for a number of years so it’s credit to Eurosport for taking up the challenge and doing a fantastic job."
Rally of Scotland will mark the third time this season that a round of the IRC has enjoyed extensive live airtime on Eurosport, following the network’s groundbreaking coverage of Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo in January. Four stages of Rally d’Italia-Sardegna in June were also shown live and a similar commitment has been made for FxPro Cyprus Rally, which is scheduled to bring the curtain down on the IRC season in early November.
RACMSA Rally of Scotland live broadcast schedule on Eurosport
Saturday 16 October
11:00hrs-12:00hrs CET (Eurosport): LIVE Errochty 1
17:30hrs-18;30hrs CET (Eurosport and Eurosport Asia-Pacific): LIVE Errochty 2
Sunday 17 October
11:00hrs-12:00hrs CET (Eurosport): LIVE Loch Ard 1
13:45hrs-15:00hrs CET (Eurosport): LIVE Loch Ard 2 

IRC aces Guy Wilks (left) and Kris Meeke attended today’s Rally of Scotland media launch and will star on Eurosport’s live coverage of the event

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