A Sky Sport television package has been confirmed for the all-in finale of the New Zealand Endurance Championship at Highlands Motorsport Park on November 7.
The broadcast will be presented in conjunction with the Starship Foundation, and The Heart of Racing. Former Supercars commentator and Rusty’s Garage podcast host, Greg Rust, and race driver Andrew Waite will anchor the telecast, with Sky Speed presenter Steven McIvor and superbike racer Avalon Biddle operating in pit lane.
“This broadcast is a way for The Heart of Racing to share its joy for motorsport to all who watch,” says Heart of Racing team founder Gabe Newell.
“Broadcasting the finals on Sky Sport to show our support for the Starship Foundation and the Kiwi motorsport community is a great way to end our debut season in New Zealand. The whole experience has been a tonne of fun.”
“There’s nothing better when everyone works together for the greater good,” added Highlands Motorsport Park Chief Operating Officer Josie Spillane.
“We’ve got the best of the best Endurance competitors, the best track, the best broadcaster and together, not only is the sport winning, but at the same time we can make a difference for NZ’s children’s hospital, Starship. This is a great example of how good people making smart decisions can make a great difference.”
The event is set to pool all of the best entries from the Golden Homes North Island Endurance Series and Carters Tyres South Island Endurance Series, including the Aston Martin Vantage GT3 of Darren Kelly/Alex Riberas, the recently crowned NIERDC champ McLaren 650 S GT3 of Glenn Smith and John De Veth, and the Greg Murphy/Dwayne Carter Mercedes-AMG GT3.
The broadcast is scheduled to kick off from 10.30am November 7, on Sky Sport 5.