New WEC TV broadcast team announced for 2017
The FIA World Endurance Championship is delighted to announce that one of the modern greats of endurance racing, Allan McNish, will be a key part of its refreshed broadcast team for 2017.
The former Audi Sport driver retired from the cockpit at the end of 2013, and has since used his decades of experience, natural charm and communication skills to become an in-demand expert commentator and analyst for the BBC and Sky Sports in the UK, SPEED TV in the USA and Star TV across Asia.
Allan McNish, who will be at 6 WEC rounds, will be joined in the commentary booth by two extremely experienced, well-respected, and multi-discipline commentators who will, between them, cover all eight rounds of the WEC – the 24 Hours of Le Mans broadcast package being a separate entity.
Toby Moody is a British sports broadcaster who has commentated extensively on both two and four-wheeled world championships, and who brings with him decades of experience and skills in live event, play-by-play presentation. In 2015 he covered the WEC season for Quest TV in the UK, and for this season will cover the 6 Hours of Silverstone, the 6 Hours of Nürburgring and the 6 Hours of Bahrain.
The voice of Briton Martin Haven will be well-known to endurance fans far and wide as he has covered endurance racing for the last 20 years for broadcasters in Europe and the USA, particularly for Eurosport at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. His love of motorsport and the passionate way in which he conveys that is evident in his commentary, and his experience covers many motorsport disciplines plus winter sports. Martin will cover the WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, 6 Hours of Mexico, 6 Hours of COTA, 6 Hours of Fuji and 6 Hours of Shanghai.
The team will be fully supported from the pits and paddock by WEC regular Louise Beckett who returns to the championship for the fifth year and whose cool, unruffled presence brings real added value to the broadcast team.
As well as covering the whole of the European Le Mans Series, Graham Goodwin will also be part of this new commentary team, and will be present to strengthen the WEC TV broadcasts throughout the 2017 season.
Gérard Neveu, CEO of the WEC: “We believe that one of the reasons for the WEC’s current success in today’s motorsport world is that we try not to rest on our laurels; we are always looking to innovate and re-energise the championship in every area.
“John Hindhaugh, who has been our lead commentator until now, has decided to return to his first love of radio commentary, and we want to thank him for the great job he has done, and for his contribution to the championship. We are sure we will have an opportunity to work together again in the future but, for this year, we are very enthusiastic about our new broadcast team and the season ahead.”
The experts’ commentaries cover the qualifying session and entire 6-hours of racing for each event, and can be found on the FIAWEC App and live on the new WEC website which will be launched at the 6 Hours of Silverstone.
To follow the WEC Broadcast team on social media:
Allan McNish – Twitter @allanmcnish, Instagram allanmcnish
Toby Moody – Twitter @tobymoody, Instagram tobymoody
Martin Haven – Twitter @MartinHaven, Instagram martinhaven
Louise Beckett – Twitter @LouiseeB, Instagram louiseeb99
Graham Goodwin - Twitter @dsceditor, Instagram dsceditor
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