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Live coverage in UK, Italy and Germany headlines TV and oinline options for Sprint Cup opener

28 April 2022

This weekend's Sprint Cup opener at Brands Hatch will enjoy extensive television coverage, including live action in the UK, Italy and Germany, thanks to the expanded collaboration between Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS and Sky. 

A pair of 60-minute races will be staged on the Kent venue's 3.9km Grand Prix layout, launching the short-format championship four weeks after the Endurance Cup campaign began at Imola. A 26-car field is confirmed for the event, which employs unique a two-day format over Saturday and Sunday.  

Fans in the UK, Italy and Germany will be able to watch both contests live and in full via their respective Sky platforms. Coverage of the opening race will run from 12:00 to 13:40 CEST in Germany (Sky Sports F1) and Italy (Sky Italia), and from 11:00 to 12:40 BST in the UK (Sky Sports F1). The second 60-minute event will run from 17:00 to 19:00 in the CEST regions and 16:00 to 18:00 in the UK.   

The Sky agreement forms part of an extensive television package that has been put in place for the 2022 season. This includes a new deal with French channel AutoMoto La Chaîne, which will stream this weekend's races live and in full. A combination of live action and highlights will air across the globe, with Asia, America, Africa, Oceania and the Middle-East all among the regions covered. For more information on broadcasters, please click here.  

Fans will also enjoy access to every racing lap of the upcoming campaign thanks to free-to-view streaming across the series' website and social media platforms, including Facebook and the GT World YouTube channel. German and Italy commentary will be added alongside the established English and French options, with coverage beginning at 09:00 on Saturday with free practice.  

Away from the live action, several global motorsport magazine programmes will feature Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS throughout 2022. These include Mobil 1: The Grid, Sports Unlimited, and Motorsport Mundial MaxPower.

Once again, comprehensive television broadcasting and live web streaming have been put in place for the year ahead. Indeed, every fan will have the opportunity to follow the action from start to finish in what promises to a thrilling 2022 season for Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS.