04/01/2019

Clio Cup part of unique live free-to-air TV motor sport deal in 2019

The Renault UK Clio Cup will be among the only major motor sporting package to receive live, season-long coverage on free-to-air television (ITV4) in 2019.
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For the 20th successive season, all 18 of the Clio Cup’s rounds will take place at the British Touring Car Championship’s high profile events.

Each will receive around seven hours of live coverage on Sundays on both ITV4 and ITV4 HD. The action, which includes at least one Clio Cup race, will also be streamed live to mobile devices via ITV.com.

The BTCC’s events are the only motor sport fixtures in the UK scheduled to receive regular live coverage on a free-to-air TV channel in 2019 (Channel 4's Formula 1 coverage will include only the British Grand Prix as live – all its other F1 races will be shown as highlights).

As part of the BTCC's events, the Clio Cup received over 30 hours of coverage on the ITV network in 2018 – 15 during the BTCC’s live ITV4/ITV4 HD broadcasts and a further 15 shown as highlights in the Motorsport UK programme (ITV4 and ITV1 and their HD channels).

Trackside figures also impressed once again, averaging over 38,000 people per event. That equates to around 350,000 people at the nine BTCC events at which the Clio Cup figures.

CLICK HERE for 2019’s Clio Cup calendar which will see the championship expand its reach with a return to the spectacular Knockhill circuit in Fife.