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Live motorsport to be broadcast on free sports channel Front Runner

Free-to-air sports channel Front Runner has confirmed it's showing live motorsport this weekend, at the season opener of the 24H Series from Dubai.

Fans can tune into real-time updates from the "Hankook 24H DUBAI – Round 1 of the 24H SERIES" on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th January 2017 via Sky, Freeview, Freesat and Talk Talk/BT (YouView). The show will be presented by commentators from

Almost 100 endurance teams and over 400 drivers are set to compete in the race and the broadcast will be the first high-profile motorsport event to be aired live on Front Runner.

On Friday, between 9.30am and 11am follow the race buildup and anticipation from the start grid, with pre-race interviews with the drivers, the first pit stops and initial laps of the race. From midday to 5pm, tune into the race’s progress and get to know more about the drivers and teams competing.

On Saturday’s show, the racing action and analysis continues non-stop between 2am and 10.30am with the finish and podium ceremony.

And depending on viewer reaction, this might be the start of future live events for the channel.

Ryan Scarratt, from Front Runner, said: 
“We’re delighted to be introducing live motor racing with the first round of the 24H SERIES and screening all the action as it happens in Dubai.
“If the live broadcast on Friday and Saturday is successful, we will explore the possibility of screening further live races as the motor racing season continues around the world.”

Front Runner is available on Freeview & YouView (BT/TalkTalk/Plusnet) channel 91, subject to terrestrial coverage and receiver, Freesat channel 250 and Sky channel 468.

Freeview viewers can check if Front Runner is available in their region here. The Freeview advice line is available on 03456 505050.