CBS SPORTS NETWORK RETURNS AS TELEVISION PARTNER FOR 2018 SEASON TO TELEVISE PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE ROAD RACING SERIES
Telecasts set for the entire 10-weekend campaign
AUSTIN, Tex. – CBS Sports Network and the Pirelli World Challenge, North America’s top GT Production-based road racing series, have announced their continued partnership with televised coverage throughout the 10-weekend 2018 PWC racing season.
CBS Sports Network will televise all of the Pirelli World Challenge classes (GT/GTA, GTS/GTSA, TCR, TC and TCA) beginning with this weekend’s Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (March 9-11) with the GT/GTA and GTS/GTSA doubleheader 50-minute sprint events at the 14-turn, 1.8-mile temporary street course near the docks of St. Petersburg.
This weekend’s GT will be televised on Sunday, March 18 at 3 PM, ET and the GTS doubleheader sprint events will air on Saturday, March 24 at 9:30 PM, ET. All telecasts will be 60 minutes in length.
“We are proud to return to the CBS Sports Network for our 2018 Pirelli World Challenge events,” said Greg Gill, president and CEO of WC Vision, producers of the Pirelli World Challenge. “Our seven classes of racing have been well documented by CBS Sports over the past three years, and we look forward to an even closer working relationship for the coming years.”
The CBS Sports Network announcing team will be led by Jeff Lepper and Calvin Fish in the play-by-play and racing analyst roles with Greg Creamer covering the Indy Car weekends. Ryan Myrehn (GT/GTA and GTS/GTSA telecasts) and former racer Gino Carini (TCR, TC and TCA shows) will join as the pit row reporters.
Dates and times of the remaining CBS Sports Network-televised Pirelli World Challenge races will be announced shortly.