Mark Webber Joins The Ten Team

  • 21/08/2014
  • By Network Ten
  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship

Network Ten is set to transform Australian motorsport coverage in 2015 by delivering a consistent 10-month program schedule, anchored by motorsport legends including Mark Webber.

With guaranteed motorsport coverage 40 weeks of the year from 4pm every Sunday, Network Ten will be the home of event motorsport, bringing fans six live V8 Supercars Championship races, live Formula One races, live MotoGP races and eight V8 Supercars highlights programs.

The extensive coverage heralds the return of V8 Supercars to Network Ten from March next year.

Next year will also see the return of Australia's favourite motorsport panel show,RPM. Hosted by Matt White,RPMwill deliver all the latest in race previews and reviews, as well as driver, car and bike feature stories.

Matt White will be joined each week by a variety of V8 Supercars drivers, former Formula One driver Alan Jones and ex-MotoGP 500cc Champion Daryl Beattie.

The firstRPMshow for 2015 will welcome Mark Webber as co-host. Mark will give viewers his expert knowledge and unique insight into the 2015 Formula One season and Aussie favourite Daniel Ricciardo.

Network Ten, Head of Sport, David Barham said: "Our consistent program schedule and our treatment of live event motorsport, including Formula One, MotoGP and V8 Supercars, will deliver a powerful and exciting broadcast to all motorsport fans.

"Having Mark Webber, one of the world's most popular sportspeople, as a member of the Network Ten commentary team is tremendous. It underlines our long-term commitment to motorsport, while strengthening our ability to deliver a breadth and depth of coverage that will be unrivalled.

"The return of popular panel showRPMfurther demonstrates our commitment to motorsport and cements Network Ten as the home of live event motorsport," he said.

Network Ten's live coverage of event motorsport starts from the first race of the V8 Supercars Championship, theClipsal 500in Adelaide, on Friday, February 27, 2015.

Network Ten will broadcast over 80 hours of live coverage of the V8 Supercars Championship which also includes the CastrolTownsville 500, Wilson Security Sandown 500, Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, Castrol EDGE Gold Coast 600andSydney 500.

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