Details for first IndyCar race on BT Sport revealed

Scheduling details for the first IndyCar race on BT Sport have this evening been revealed. The fourteenth round of the season from Mid Ohio will air live on BT Sport 2 on Sunday 4th August from 20:00 to 23:00. BT Sport formally take over from ESPN UK as part of their acquisition of the group, as announced back in May.

In another announcement this evening, it looks like that Georgie Thompson will be part of the new BT Sport channel after all. Thompson, who left Sky Sports in February and announced a move to America last week, is currently listed on DigiGuide as one of the hosts of the BT Sports Panel on Saturday mornings alongside Tim Lovejoy. A mistake? We shall see….

Update on July 29th – The Georgie Thompson listing is still there on DigiGuide. At this stage, it has to be an error, I cannot see it being anything else. I do find that interesting though, because it shows that BT Sport were definitely in advanced stages of bringing her on board, but for whatever reason, original plans fell through. Rather amateurish though of BT Sport not to notify DigiGuide and rectify it.

As for the IndyCar Series, a repeat airing is scheduled for ESPN UK on Monday 4th August from 17:30 to 20:00, whilst Indy Lights Series highlights are scheduled for the Tuesday at 21:30, so it seems nothing is changing on that particular front. I’m not going to list each individual airing, but both are repeated several times throughout next week.


6 thoughts on “Details for first IndyCar race on BT Sport revealed

  1. Well, so long IndyCar. Looks like I will have to try and find another way to watch it now, as I wont have access to the BT Sport channels.

  2. I was looking forward to watching BT sport till you mentioned GT was part of it… Lovejoy I don’t mind so much as he’s matured a fair bit being on the BBC for a while… They haven’t really mentioned indycar in their promotion… The only thing motorsport I’ve seen on there is about half a second of NASCAR footage

  3. In case you didn’t see it, this evening’s (Sunday 01/09/13) earlier BT Sport ESPN broadcast of the Indycar Baltimore GP (scheduled between 1900 and 2200 BST) suddenly went off mid-sentence at 2100 and switched to baseball. After a lot of faffing around, I managed to find the page on the BT Sport website for logging complaints about their sport programme broadcasting, and sent in a complaint, though I suspect I wasted my energy. Imagine if one of their Premier League games suddenly got switched off halfway through…! Other less-interesting sports obviously don’t matter though. Their patchy coverage of Indycar has compleely ruined it for me this year. At least Sky were guaranteed to show each race, and have a sensibly-scheduled highlights package for each one as well.

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