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Sky Sports to show Izod Series for the next two years
Last Updated: 08/02/11 8:33am
Sky Sports has confirmed a new two-year deal for exclusive live high definition coverage of the Izod IndyCar Series.
Sky Sports will endeavour to screen live high definition coverage of all 17 events from the centennial year of the IndyCar Series - including the Indy 500 from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May.
The season begins with the streets of St Petersburg on March 27 and will also include races from Japan, Brazil and Canada.
The show will be presented by Keith Huewen, with Johnny Mowlem the regular studio analyst. Speaking about the new season, Keith said: "It's really exciting to have Indycar back on our screens, especially in HD.
"There is a lot of fantastic British talent in the sport at the moment, including current reigning champion Dario Franchitti. We've seen Dario's career come to life on Sky Sports, and over the next two years we will see the conclusion.
"This year will be huge for Indycar and to have the next two Indy500 confirmed on Sky Sports really excites me - it's where the world's biggest motorsport event belongs."
Sky Sports will also screen a regular highlights show featuring the Nascar Sprint Cup Series.
2011 Izod Indy Car Series
|March 27||Streets of St Petersburg|
|April 10||Barber Motorsports Park|
|April 17||Streets of Long Beach|
|May 1||Streets of Sao Paulo - Brazil|
|May 29||Indianapolis Motor Speedway|
|June 11||Texas Motor Speedway|
|June 18||The Milwaukee Mile|
|June 25||Iowa Speedway|
|July 10||Streets of Toronto - Canada|
|July 24||Edmonton City Centre Airport - Canada|
|August 7||Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course|
|August 14||New Hampshire Motor Speedway|
|August 28||Infineon Raceway|
|September 4||Streets of Baltimore|
|September 19||Twin Ring Motegi - Japan|
|October 2||Kentucky Speedway|
|October 16||Season Finale - TBA|