FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
THRILL ONE SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT AND NBC SPORTS RENEW THE MEDIA RIGHTS AGREEMENT TO REPRESENT ALL NITRO RALICROS COMPETITIONS 2022-23 LIVE EXCLUSIVELY
Peacock will present exclusive live coverage for a global season of 10 races
CNBC and NBC Sports Digital Platforms to provide encore coverage for each race in the 2022-23 season; The encore race of the season finale by NBC
Season It starts on June 18-19 from Leaden Hill in the United Kingdom
STAMFORD, Connecticut – June 8, 2022 – Thrill One Sports & Entertainment and NBC Sports have renewed their media rights agreement for the Nitro Rallycross season 2022-23, and all competitions will be broadcast live exclusively at Peacock, both parties announced today.
All 10 2022-23 Nitro Rallycross events from around the world, including almost 80 hours of coverage of rounds, qualifiers and major competitions, will be presented live in Peacock with encore presentations on the digital platforms CNBC and NBC Sports. NBC will also broadcast the final encore race of the season.
“We are excited to continue our partnership with Nitro Rallycross for the second season in a row and Peacock is the perfect place for NRX super fans to come to every minute of live racing,” he said. Mike Perman, Vice President of Programming, NBC Sports. “The action-packed innovative style of NRX racing fits seamlessly into NBC Sports’ extensive motorcycle portfolio.”
“It’s great for Nitro Rallycross to return to Peacock for another season,” he said Joe Carr, CEO of Thrill One Sports & Entertainment. The Nitro RX will expand globally to 10 races this season and will debut with the FC1-X, our all-electric supercar with over 1,000 hp. With market leaders such as NASCAR and INDYCAR, NBC Sports is the perfect home for our disruptive new motorsport. ”
The Nitro Rallycross race begins with the opening of the 2022-23 season from Lydden Hill in Canterbury, UK, on June 18-19 via the digital platforms Peacock, CNBC and NBC Sports. Full details of the seasonal programming will be announced in the coming days.
Last season, Thrill One Sports & Entertainment and NBC Sports presented five live Peacock races and NBCSN encores in the first year of the Media Rights Partnership.
Nitro Rallycross joins Peacock’s robust motorsport program, which includes the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The Dale Jr. Downloadand NASCAR America Motormouths. Peacock’s extensive sports broadcast also includes MLB Sunday LeadoffTriple Crown Horse Racing, Golf, USFL, Premier League, Sunday night football, Notre Dame football and many others. Peacock also offers daily sports programs on NBC Sports, which broadcasts Peacock Original Brother from Another and brackets such as The Dan Patrick Show,Professional football live chatandThe Rich Eisen Show.
About NITRO RALICROS
Launched in 2018 by a motor sports icon Travis Pastrana and the innovators of Nitro Circus, Nitro Rallycross revolutionized motorsport. With innovative specially built tracks, sloping curves, inspired by the wide open action of Supercross and short form, direct competition, Nitro RX creates a powerful, thrilling race. Nitro RX’s dedicated tracks – with the biggest jumps seen in motorsport – create unrivaled racing excitement. The full throttle race will now become global with the expansion of the Nitro Rallycross into a full stand-alone championship series. The Nitro RX also adds Group E, an all-new circuit that includes the all-new FC1-X, the most powerful cross-country rally vehicle ever created. For more information, visit NitroRallycross.com.