Supercars confirmed the introduction of the Fox Sports lineup and Seven Network’s coverage of the 2021 season.
Fox Sports has hired Jessica Yates as its program director, while Neil Crompton, Voice of Sports, and Mark Skyeeff, five-time Super Cars champion, will remain the main commentators.
Despite reports that Yates may miss the season opener with a baby on the way, TV category manager Nathan Prendergast said she will be attending every event this year.
Craig Lowndes remains an integral part of the comment board. Albeit in a new presentation role.
Garth Tander joins the broadcast team in a “multipurpose” role for next seasonHe’ll also see him occasionally in the Crompton Supercars later in the season.
Tander will report on the path of the pit and comment on the Super2 series alongside Chad Nilon, who will also return in 2021.
As already announced, Mark Larkham returns to coverage.
New talent for the show includes Australian rally champion Molly Taylor and former Hi-5 member and media personality Charlie Robinson.
Robinson is interested in pit-lane reporting and storytelling in color. Meanwhile, Taylor will participate in select events as a correspondent for the race lane and at the same time make up for international racing obligations.
Mark Beretta returns from Seven Network, ending a seven-year hiatus from playing sports.
The seven-network has also confirmed extensive coverage of the upcoming Mount Panorama 500.
Abby Gilmy will report alongside former international cricketer Brad Hodge and Bathurst 1000th stage Jack Perkins from 2019.
Ryanna Krihan is one of the notable omissions in this year’s coverageAndrew Jones and Matt Nolte.
Greg Murphy will be missing the lion’s share in the 2021 season. But basically he has an agreement to take him back if flight allows.
Fox Sports will host every practice, qualification, and race live via Foxtel and the online streaming service Kayo.
Seven Network will feature the Repco Mount Panorama 500 and Repco Bathurst 1000 early in the season in a selection of six live broadcasts.
“It is a pleasure to announce our new commentary team, in partnership with Foxtel and Seven Network, as we prepare for one of the most awaited tournaments in recent times,” said Supercars TV CEO Nathan Prendergast.
Our feedback team’s credentials are second to none, from some of the best drivers who have ever driven a supercar, to the most respected and experienced commentators and supervisors in Australia.
“We are excited to bring in new talent that, together with our experienced team, will continue to provide fans in Australia and around the world with exceptional coverage of the world’s most exciting touring car series.”
“We are counting the days for the world’s largest touring car championship to return to where it belongs to Seven and 7plus,” added Louis Martin, Managing Director and Head of Sports Network at Seven Melbourne.
“We are excited to bring all Australians the passion, intensity, chaos and sheer excitement of V8 racing with a new suspension team that will give a new era of motorsport coverage a dynamic start.
“There is no better way than Bathurst, the spiritual home of Australian motorsport.”
Mount Panorama 500 will be held for season opener from February 26-28.