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Network Ten has re-committed to the Australian Rally Championship with an unprecedented amount of coverage scheduled for 2013.

A total of 48 hours of East Coast Bullbars ARC coverage will go to air across the year on TEN and ONE showcasing the six round series.

According to Network Ten’s Chief Operating Officer, Jon Marquard, the network is proud to continue its ongoing support of the Australian Rally Championship.

“Network Ten has been the television partner with the Australian Rally Championship for more than 15 years and we are excited to step up our involvement in 2013,” said Jon Marquard.

“Our 2013 coverage of the East Coast Bullbars Australian Rally Championship will be the biggest ARC commitment since we got involved with the championship in the 1990’s. It feels fitting to increase our commitment with the championship celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2013 and as the new two wheel drive era is dawning.”

Twelve one hour shows will be produced throughout the year with each shown on TEN in a revised Sunday afternoon time slot and replayed on ONE a minimum of three times. Two hours on TEN plus another 6 hours on ONE will be dedicated to each of the six events within the 2013 East Coast Bullbars Australian Rally Championship.

“We look forward to bringing the Australian Rally Championship to more viewers than ever before with a new Sunday time slot on TEN,” added Jon.

CEO of the Australian Rally Championship, Scott Pedder, praised Network Ten for its ongoing support of the ARC and says the increased television time is a reflection of the growth of the series.

“Network Ten’s support for the ARC has been unwavering over the past 15 years and our thanks go to TEN for providing the platform to showcase the championship,” said Scott Pedder. “It’s going to be vital  for the ECB ARC  to reach as wide an audience as possible in 2013 as we welcome new manufacturers, teams and partners to the sport and Ten provides us the ability to reach  more people right across the country.

"Next year will be the largest TV schedule in the 45-year history of the ARC and further proves we are heading into the most exciting and successful era of the sport.

“The Sunday afternoon timeslot is a better timeslot for the ECB ARC and will result in more viewers,” added Pedder.

“The new structure of the telecast agreement between Network Ten and the ARC also enables greater flexibility to showcase all aspects of our unique championship from the East Coast Bullbars two wheel drive outright ARC to the Side x Side Rally Challenge, Australian Classic Challenge, rallyschool.com.au Junior Challenge, and ECB SUV challenge and four wheel drive national series.”

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