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eSkootr Championship races will be shown live on the BBC

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Coverage of the eSkootr Championship (eSC) 2022 season will be shown live on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport digital platforms, it was confirmed today.

This means fans that miss out on a ticket to the opening race on 13-14 May at Printworks London can still get a first look at the brand-new sport on the BBC’s platforms.

The BBC will broadcast live coverage of the Saturday evening final, with expert presentation and commentary, introducing viewers to the riders and Championship.

The high-speed racing, short format and specially designed tracks will make for exhilarating television viewing, while creative camera angles, production techniques and second screen experience will ensure viewers get a unique sports broadcast.

Fans can expect a pre-race build-up, live race commentary, post-race interviews, highlights and analysis.

eSC’s remaining five rounds on the 2022 calendar, in Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain and the US, will also be covered by the BBC.

Canadian production company Boombox will create the programme with eSC, which the BBC will then use.

“We can’t wait to give fans their first taste of eSC and introduce them to our new form of racing,” said Sharon Fuller, Chief Content Officer at eSC. “We want the Championship to be accessible, and working with the BBC will ensure the widest possible audience has the opportunity to see the sport. It is going to be fast, competitive and unpredictable, with innovative TV production taking viewers right into the heart of the action.”

Fuller added: “As well as the racing, the programme will introduce viewers to eSC, guide them through its format, and provide expert insight and analysis on the action.”

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