Deal enables FloSports to live stream world-class racing series on FloRacing.com
AUSTIN, Texas — April 4, 2018 — Today, FloSports, the innovator in live sports and original content, announced an exclusive multi-year agreement with IMG to air the 2018 FIA World Rallycross (World RX) Championship in North America exclusively on FloRacing.com.
The FIA World Rallycross Championship, now in its fifth season, is one of the largest racing series in motorsports, with partners including Monster Energy and Cooper Tires. Recognized by FIA as the highest class of international rallycross, each race of the World RX consists of qualifying heats, knockout rounds, and a final, making it a uniquely sophisticated series that attracts drivers and fans from around the world.
The deal provides FloRacing with exclusive rights in North America to live stream each race in the series, with coverage beginning April 14 at the World RX of Catalunya – Barcelona, and continues through to the season-ending Championship event November 24 with the World RX of South Africa.
“The FIA World Rally Championship is one of the largest and most elite racing series in the world,” FloSports co-founder and COO Mark Floreani said. “The races ignite fans, and attract a mass following in the racing community. With events spanning the globe, we’re looking forward to bringing the fervor of World RX to fans in North America, and providing an unmatched level of coverage and content for fans all around.”
“We’re delighted to be partnering with FloSports to live stream the World Rallycross Championship to U.S. audiences in 2018 on FloRacing.com,” said Paul Bellamy, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Motorsports, IMG. “Ahead of the first-ever World RX of USA at COTA, this is a great opportunity for new fans to discover what rallycross is all about.”
The addition of World RX allows FloSports to expand its racing footprint beyond domestic dirt racing events, elevating coverage on a global scale. In addition to World RX, FloRacing’s robust schedule of races includes the 2018 Super DIRTcar Series, 2018 Ultimate Series, 2018 American Modified Series, and much more.
The full 2018 World RX Series schedule, available live exclusively on FloRacing.com, is as follows:
- Round 1: April 14-15, 2018 – World RX of Catalunya – Barcelona
- Round 2: April 28-29, 2018 – World RX of Portugal
- Round 3: May 12-13, 2018 – Coyote World RX of Belgium
- Round 4: May 26-27, 2018 – World RX of Great Britain – Speedmachine Festival
- Round 5: June 9-10, 2018 – World RX of Norway
- Round 6: June 30-July 1, 2018 – World RX of Sweden
- Round 7: Aug. 4-5, 2018 – World RX of Canada
- Round 8: Sept. 1-2, 2018 – Bretagne World RX of France
- Round 9: Sept. 15-16, 2018 – Neste World RX of Latvia
- Round 10: Sept. 29-30, 2018 – World RX of USA
- Round 11: Oct. 13-14, 2018 – World RX of Germany
- Round 12: Nov. 24-25, 2018 – World RX of South Africa
To access live and on-demand coverage of the 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship races throughout the year, users must sign up to become a monthly or annual PRO subscriber on FloRacing.com. Both subscriptions unlock access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Roku, or Apple TV 4.
For more information, visit www.FloSports.tv
FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, partners with event rights holders and governing bodies to unlock a world of sports coverage that true fans have been waiting for. Through live streaming of premier events, original video programming, and weekly studio shows, FloSports is growing the sports, the events, the athletes, and the fans. Current verticals under the FloSports header include Basketball, MMA, Football, Wrestling, Track, Gymnastics, and more.
IMG is a global leader in sports, events, media and fashion, operating in more than 30 countries. The company represents and manages some of the world’s greatest sports figures and fashion icons; stages thousands of live events and branded entertainment experiences annually; and is the world’s largest independent producer and distributor of sports media. IMG also specializes in sports training; league development; and marketing, media and licensing for brands, sports organizations and collegiate institutions. In 2014, IMG was acquired by WME, the world’s leading entertainment agency, to form WME | IMG.