FOX SPORTS ASIA TO COVER BOTH RACES OF GT ASIA SERIES FINAL LIVE
16 October 2016
2016 GT Asia Series
Text/Photos: Motorsport Media
After the closest season in GT Asia Series history, the 2016 championship comes to it’s conclusion at Shanghai International Circuit on 19-20 October and Fox Sports Asia – who have been instrumental in building the profile of the category over the last six months – have pulled out all stops to cover every minute of the action from the final two rounds of the year.
13-drivers are still in the Series with a mathematical chance of championship victory heading to the Chinese event, which due to a last-minute change forced upon Motorsport Asia by an external event promoter has seen the date change to mid-week, with the final now scheduled for Wednesday 19 October and Thursday 20 October.
As a result Fox Sports Asia (and Star Sports China), have committed to cover both final races LIVE, whilst Fox Sports will also replay both races on Sunday 23 October for those who were unable to catch all the live action as it unfolded.
In addition, China’s popular online network LeTv will also host both races live, the network one of 27-online platforms that saw the fifth event of the season at Shanghai (19-21 August) broadcast to more than 6.3-million viewers across China.
“I have to say, this is fantastic news, and thanks to Fox International Channels for supporting us with the final after what has been a particularly challenging month for the category, with promoters failing to deliver on promises,” Motorsport Asia Limited CEO David Sonenscher admitted.
“There’s no question that the 2016 season has been the closest on record. Six different teams in four different marques – five different models – have taken wins in the ten races so far, whilst the most recent round saw 11 cars separated by less than a second in qualifying, and two tenths of a second covered three marques at the line after 60-minutes of intense competition..!
“It really has been a season to remember with some incredible racing across every round, so it’s really only fitting that we are able to show both races of the final round live and to continue to promote GT Asia to the growing fan-base in China who have clearly taken to the category with great interest.”
Schedule; 2016 GT Asia Series
FINAL, Shanghai International Circuit, China (19-20 October)
Thursday, 20 October 2016 (CST – GMT +8)
Race One (60-minutes): 10:30am
Race Two (60-minutes): 2:30pm
The GT Asia Series is sanctioned by the FIA as an International Series and is clearly recognised as the Region’s leading GT Championship. It is solely managed and promoted by Motorsport Asia Ltd and is backed by Singha, Michelin, KW Automotive, Motul, Race Room, Panta, YOFC and Tunewear.