Corona, California - July 18, 2013 The World Rally Championship (WRC) is the top-ranked rally series organized by the FIA. It currently consists of 13 events of up to 25 special stages, driven on gravel, tarmac, snow and ice. The global motorsports series races in Argentina and Greece will air at 7pm E/P on July 18 and July 25 on MAVTV American Real re-airing throughout July, with additional races airing through August. The WRC provides authentic and competitive motorsports action featuring powerful cars and fantastic drivers in unique environments, and MAVTV acquired the rights to the sporting series to continue delivering the action-themed motorsport programming for which it's known.
The FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) pits cars and drivers in a series of two, three or four-day events though some of the toughest, and most varied, conditions on the planet. The roads on this epic motorsport adventure range from the ice and snow of Scandinavia to the stifling heat of Greece - over surfaces including packed ice, smooth asphalt and boulder-strewn rocky tracks. Unsurprisingly, the series is widely regarded as the most challenging motorsport competition in the world. Established in its current format in 1973, in 2013 drivers and manufacturers will battle it out for the 41st annual drivers" and manufacturers" championship trophies on rallies spread across 13 countries.
In October 2012, the FIA appointed the WRC Promoter GmbH, a joint company of the Red Bull Media House and the Sportsman Media Group as responsible for all commercial aspects of the WRC operation in the global television production and media rights management and distribution for all rallies on the WRC calendar. In May 2013, the WRC Promoter GmbH sold the rights to broadcast all races in the United States to independent cable network, MAVTV.
To receive tune-in reminders for new rallies on-air on MAVTV or to view the full programming schedule visit www.mavtv.com/shows/fia-world-rally. To find out where MAVTV is available or to demand MAVTV, go to www.mavtv.com/get-mavtv/demand-mavtv.
Free for editorial use, high-resolution photos and high definition video clips of the FIA World Rally Championship featured in the programming can be downloaded at www.redbullcontentpool.com.
About MAVTV American Real
MAVTV is the independent cable television network owned and operated by Lucas Oil Products, an international lubricant manufacturer with a long history in action-themed television production and distribution. Recognized as America's fastest growing independent cable network, MAVTV is committed to delivering "American Real." It's all about real people living out their American life stories. Aired entirely in vibrant HD, the network's unique programming focuses on shows the entire family can enjoy from blockbuster movies both modern day and classic as well as animated series, music and action to top-level motorsports competition from every corner of the country. For more information visit: www.mavtv.com
About WRC Promoter GMBHl
The WRC Promoter GMBH is responsible for all commercial aspects of the FIA World Rally Championship including broadcast formats, TV production and the marketing of global media and sponsorship rights. The Promoter has responsibility to promote the Championship and to increase the field of participants, consisting of manufacturers and private teams. Subject to approval of the FIA, the Promoter has also the mandate to propose the venues that form the FIA WRC calendar. The WRC Promoter GMBH is a joint company of Red Bull and the sportsman media holding. Oliver Ciesla of the sportsman media group and Jona Siebel of the Red Bull Media House head up the company, based in Munich, as managing directors. For more information visit: www.wrc.com
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