Stan Sport announces sports slate expansion with Motorsport addition

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• The slate includes the NTT Indycar Series, World Rally Championship (WRC) and the World Endurance Championship (WEC)

Stan Sport has announced an expansion to its sports slate with the addition of Motorsport including multi-year coverage of the NTT Indycar Series, World Rally Championship (WRC) and the World Endurance Championship (WEC).

The 2022 Indycar Series will feature a 17-race schedule which will see its drivers compete in a series of temporary street circuits, road courses and ovals across the United States. The series will begin on the streets of St. Petersburg (Florida) on February 27 and will be headlined by the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, the 106th edition of the Indianapolis 500, on May 29. Every race of the 2022 Indycar Series will be shown ad-free, live and on demand on Stan Sport.

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Featuring in the 2022 Indycar Series will be two faces familiar to Aussie Motorsport fans, Will Power and Scott McLaughlin. Power, who was the 2014 Indycar Series champion and in 2015 won his first ever Indianapolis 500, will race for Team Penske and is always in contention on his favoured street courses. Alongside Power at Team Penske is three-time V8 Supercars champion Scott McLaughlin who was awarded Indycar Series Rookie of the Year last year and will be looking to secure his first-ever race win in 2022. Joining McLaughlin and Power will be a host of former Formula 1 drivers, including Roman Grosjean, Takuma Sato, and Sebastian Bourdais.

The FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) is the world’s highest level of rally competition and pits drivers, co-drivers and production-based cars against some of the most tough terrain on the planet. Consisting of thirteen events, run over three or four days, the WRC season will kick off with the Rallye Monte-Carlo on January 20 and will move on to a range of challenging surfaces featuring gravel, asphalt, snow and ice and unique environments around the world.

Also coming to Stan Sport in 2022 is the FIA World Endurance Championship consisting of four different classes of vehicles competing in seven races varying between six and 24 hours in length. Kicking off the series in 2022 will be the opening event in Sebring, Florida, on March 12 – 13 with the series concluding  on November 12 with the 8 Hours of Bahrain. The 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship series will be headlined by its flagship event, the 24 Hours of Le Mans (June 11), with the series also visiting tracks such as Spa, Monza and Fuji. 

Stan acting chief executive officer Martin Kugeler said: “This announcement signifies an exciting new chapter as Motorsport joins the slate of content on Stan Sport. We are very excited to be hosting some of the most iconic races in the world from Indycar, World Rally Championship and World Endurance Championship. We know that Australian Motorsport fans are some of the most passionate and we are excited to bring that passion to life by delivering world-class, ad-free coverage all year round.”

Stan Sport’s Motorsport coverage begins on Thursday 20 January with the opening WRC event in Monte-Carlo – streaming live, ad-free and on-demand.

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