RX Academy launches online highlights package for 2019
As RX Academy enters its third season, every single event will be broadcast online in 2019.
In the week following each of the six rounds, RX Academy TV will broadcast an exclusive highlights package, with behind-the-scenes interviews, highlights from qualifying and full, uninterrupted coverage of the semi-finals and finals.
Viewers will be able to join FIA World Rallycross Championship television commentator Andrew Coley and an expert co-commentator for insight and analysis as RX Academy joins RallyX Nordic to travel across Sweden, Denmark, Latvia and Finland this year.
The move is the next step in the growing RX Academy concept, first introduced for the 2017 season. Initiated to give aspiring World Champions of the future a professional platform to learn about all aspects of becoming a professional motorsport athlete, RX Academy not only aids young drivers in refining driving ability, using identical factory-built Renault Clio RS RXs, but gives tuition on mental and physical coaching, along with media and PR training.
“We have worked hard this winter to continue the growth of RX Academy, and we feel now is the right time to implement RX Academy TV. Making sure we have a solid base to work from is critical for us.
“That underpins everything we do and I’m very happy with the team we have in place to work on the production both behind the scenes, and with Andrew as lead commentator, who is now synomous with rallycross broadcasting both online and on television,” said head of RX Academy, Jussi Pinomäki.
“It’s an important step to be able to showcase the drivers that are taking part in the programme, and to help give their partners and supporters exposure. We have some great characters involved and some fantastic racing on track in RX Academy. I can’t wait for people to be able to see that for themselves around the world.”
The first ever RX Academy Champion, Jesse Kallio, won FIA European Rallycross Championship events last season with his prize drive for winning RX Academy, and has now been signed by one of the biggest teams in the sport for 2019.
Last year’s RX Academy Champion Sami-Matti Trogen will race the prize drive car this year, competing at seven rounds of the FIA World Rallycross Championship supporting RX2 International Series.