Mike Stevens | Nov 25, 2009

V8 SUPERCARS AUSTRALIA has today announced a partnership with the Fox Sports network in the US that will see the Australian racing series broadcast across North America.

The championship will be aired on the SPEED channel, which currently broadcasts Formula 1, MotoGP and NASCAR, and has over 79 million subscribers.

"V8 Supercars is one of the most exciting forms of auto racing in the world today," said FOX Sports Chairman David Hill.

"It is fabulous to watch and I’m happy that we’ve been able to develop this new partnership with SPEED."

Tony Cochrane, V8 Supercars Australia Executive Chairman, described the deal as a "huge milestone" as the series continues to build international recognition.

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Cochrane said that the 2010 V8 Supercars championship will be broadcast in more than 135 countries in a mix of live races and packaged highlights.

"We are delighted to announce that the [North American] coverage will commence with next week’s Sydney Telstra 500 being shown on SPEED over the weekend of December 12 and 13 as a taste of what North American fans can view all of next season," Mr Cochrane said.

"This is the first of many new international TV announcements that will be rolled out between now and our opening event at the YAS Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi next year."

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