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This year’s East Coast Bullbars Australian Rally Championship has received an incredible television boost with confirmation that the series will entertain fans with coverage on not only Network Ten and OneHD but now also Foxtel’s SPEED TV.

In today’s statement that coverage will expand onto SPEED TV, Australian Rally Championship General Manager David Catchpole described the announcement as a momentous day for the sport.

“To expand our already impressive coverage across three channels is an incredible testament to the quality of the competition and the state of play in the East Coast Bullbars Australian Rally Championship,” Catchpole said.

SPEED TV Channel Manager James Harrison also expressed his excitment about the new association. "The addition of the East Coast Bullbars Australian Rally Championship is a perfect fit with our WRC and Rally Australia Coverage in 2013. It's an exciting time to have the new national 2WD championship on SPEED and provides the greatest rally coverage available on air in Australia.”

SPEED TV viewers will be able to tune in at 7.30pm on selected Friday evenings (with several repeats of each program also planned) to catch up with the Round-by-Round coverage of the best rally drivers in the country.

“Combined with our extensive coverage on Network Ten and OneHD, the addition of SPEED TV means that the ECB ARC will receive over 100 hours of national television coverage in 2013.  A Friday night prime time slot is also incredibly advantageous to the Championship,” continued David Catchpole.

SPEED TV will take an expanded coverage of each program following the initial Ten and ONE programming.

“What this also means for fans of the ECB ARC and Australian rallying is that between Ten, ONE and SPEED TV on Foxtel, coverage of the 2013 East Coast Bullbars Australian Rally Championship will stretch over a 24-weeks throughout 2013,” Catchpole confirmed.

This year’s television coverage of the East Coast Bullbars Australian Rally Championship has expanded from a single one hour programme  per Round to two separate one hour episodes.

The first hour of each Round’s coverage will feature the Australian Side by Side Rally Challenge, Australian Classic Rally Challenge and East Coast Bullbars National 4WD series as well as outright coverage from the Pedders Power Stage. The second hour will cover all the East Coast Bullbars ARC Outright action from each Round.

The first Round of the 2013 season, the National Capital Rally, will premiere on Network Ten this coming Sunday at midday (24th March, check local guides) before being repeated during the week on OneHD.

The second part of the coverage from the opening Round will broadcast one week later (Easter Sunday March 31st) on Network Ten with ONE repeats during the week following.

SPEED TV on Foxtel will air program one on Friday 5th April at 7:30pm (again check local guides) and program two Friday 12th April at 7:30pm with repeats throughout this period.

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