Sky Sport have had to pull the plug on their coverage of this weekend’s opening round of the Porsche Carrera Cup Australia due to a rights issue for this event.
Qualifying and Race 1 were on Sky Sports’ schedule yesterday morning only for different programming to play come qualifying time.
Following this, the schedule was updated with all Carrera Cup coverage removed for the rest of the weekend. Instead, replays of Sky Speed and highlights of the World Endurance Championship were shown.
“Unfortunately, our team was informed late yesterday that we had to pull coverage of this weekend’s Porsche Carrera Cup due to a rights issue unique to this event,” said a spokesperson for Sky when approached by Velocity News for comment.
“We understand the inconvenience this may have caused and apologise for that.”
The Porsche Carrera Cup features three times over the weekend with one further race this evening and one tomorrow following last night’s run. New Zealanders Chris Pither and Callum Hedge are both involved in the series.
Hedge qualified fastest for the race and ran second before a Lap 2 incident between two Pro-AMs brought out the red flag. Track repairs and car retrieval meant the race could not resume, a non-result was declared instead.
Hedge will get a chance off pole again when Race 2 gets underway at 8.25 pm this evening, although New Zealand fans will be forced to follow through live timings with no televised coverage available.
Velocity News will provide information following each race as soon as it becomes available.
Image: Porsche Motorsport Australia