Ten have announced more big names to join it’s V8 Super cars commentary team.
Current V8 Supercars driver Rick Kelly and former driver and expert commentator Mark Larkham will join Matt White and Formula One legend Mark Webber to complete the commentary line-up for the 2015 V8 Supercars season.
With just two weeks to go until the Clipsal 500 returns to television screens around the country, fans can look forward to extensive motorsport coverage on Ten in 2015, with a consistent 10-month program schedule anchored by some of the biggest names in the business.
Rick Kelly will provide expert analysis in the commentary box in between racing for Nissan Motorsport, bringing a unique insight to viewers and adding another dimension to Ten’s broadcast of V8 Supercars.
Commenting on his new association with Network Ten, Kelly said: “I am really excited to be working with Network Ten. During my career, I’ve had the opportunity to experience some really great things, but I’ve never worked with a television network before. It’s definitely going to be a new challenge.
“This is a chance for me to develop my skills and push myself a bit further. I want to deliver interesting, insightful comments from a current driver’s perspective for the viewers to enjoy.
“I have some very fond memories of the great work Network Ten has done with motorsport in general and V8 Supercars specifically, including my championship winning year in 2006,” he said.
Mark Larkham’s involvement with Network Ten will see him provide pit lane commentary and technical analysis throughout the race weekends. He will also be a regular contributor to therelaunched motorsport panel show, RPM. Larkham said: “To be involved in this next chapter of motorsport broadcasting was a no brainer for me.
“I feel an overwhelming obligation to the multitude of motorsport viewers who haveabsolutely humbled me with their support, warmth and desire for me to surface as part of the motorsport team.
“In addition, the opportunity to work with Mark [Webber] and importantly my old work buddy Matty White, whom for me is the consummate broadcast host, were both important considerations. I can’t wait.”
Network Ten Head of Sport, David Barham, said: “The addition of Kelly and Larkham to Ten’s commentary team ensures that our coverage of the V8 Supercars will be a first-class television experience for viewers.
“Having the likes of Mark Webber, Matt White and now Rick Kelly and Mark Larkham is tremendous. It underlines our long-term commitment to motorsport, while strengthening our ability to deliver a breadth and depth of coverage that will be unrivalled.”
The V8 Supercars commentary team will commence official duties at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide this month followed by the Townsville 500, Sandown 500, Bathurst 1000, Gold Coast 600 and Sydney 500.