Season opener to air live in UK, Italy and Germany thanks to expanded television agreement with Sky

1 April 2022

This weekend's Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS season opener will enjoy live television coverage in the UK, Italy and Germany thanks to the championship's expanded agreement with Sky. 

The 2022 campaign begins with a three-hour Endurance Cup contest at Imola where a 52-car field will compete for victory. The major storylines heading into the event include the arrival of MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi, who will run the full campaign with Team WRT, while both Audi and BMW will give competitive debuts to new cars. 

With the season kicking off at Imola on Sunday afternoon, it is appropriate that Italian fans can watch the race from start to finish on Sky Sport Action (14:30–18:30 CEST). In addition to the opening portion will also air on Sky Sport Uno (14:30–16:30 CEST). Viewers in Germany and the UK will be able to watch on their respective Sky Sports F1 channels. The German coverage will air from 14:30 until 18:30 CEST, while in the UK it runs from 13:30 until 17:30 BST.

The Sky agreement forms part of an extensive television package that has been put in place for the 2022 season. This includes a new deal with French channel AutoMoto La Chaîne, which will stream the race live and in full. A combination of live action and highlights will air across the globe, with Asia, America, Africa, Oceania and the Middle-East all among the regions covered. For more information on broadcasters, please click here.  

Fans will also enjoy access to every racing lap of the upcoming campaign thanks to free-to-view streaming across the series' website and social media platforms, including Facebook and the GT World YouTube channel. In a new development for 2022, German and Italy commentary will be added alongside the established English and French options. 

Away from the live action, several global motorsport magazine programmes will feature Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS throughout 2022. These include Mobil 1: The Grid, Sports Unlimited, and Motorsport Mundial MaxPower.

Once again, comprehensive television broadcasting and live web streaming have been put in place for the year ahead. Indeed, every fan will have the opportunity to follow the action from start to finish in what promises to a thrilling 2022 season for Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS.