CBS Sports Network to televise Blancpain GT Series in North America

16 May 2014

SRO Motorsports Group is very pleased to announce that, through an agreement entered into by its North American distribution partner, Performance Communications Group ( PCG ), an agreement has been reached with CBS Sports Network for same-day coverage of the 2014 season of the Blancpain GT Series, as part of the long-running CBS Sports Spectacular series.

CBS Sports Network the 24-hour home of CBS Sports, airs more than 400 live events annually and is widely available in the United States and Canada through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 221 and DISH Network Channel 158. For more information, and to access the CBS Sports Network channel finder, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.

The coverage of the Blancpain GT Series will consist of same day “ as live “ coverage of the Blancpain Sprint Series races, with a subsequent repeat airing. The Blancpain Endurance Series (including the Total 24 hours of Spa) will also be covered through same day one hour highlight programmes.

Stephane Ratel (Founder and CEO of SRO Motorsports Group): “At SRO we are extremely happy to have reached this agreement with CBS Sports Network. In addition to the existing coverage, this means that the Blancpain GT Series is now televised live, or same day as live, across the globe - further proof that our series provides attractive and exciting racing and is appreciated by race fans worldwide.

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Blancpain

Over 275 years of tradition in motion:
Founded in 1735 by Jehan-Jacques Blancpain, the watch brand bearing his name is the oldest in the world. Blancpain is currently engaged to the renewal of mechanical watchmaking and to passing on exceptional expertise from one generation to the next through constant investment in human resources, production facilities and research. This approach is its strength and the expression of our long-term vision, even though it goes against the tide of a certain tendency to seek immediate profit. From the creation of components through to watch design, Blancpain is distinguished by its ability to develop exceptional movements. Over the past nine years, the Manufacture has indeed developed no less than 32 new calibres.

Through its various models, Blancpain preserves its heritage of precision and elegance, while also displaying an innovative and occasionally provocative spirit. Its range encompasses the sportive L-evolution line, the legendary Fifty Fathoms diver’s watch, as well as the classic Villeret collection, the high complication from Le Brassus collection and the Women models.

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Pirelli – Official Tyre Supplier

Pirelli is a tyre manufacturer and world leader in the automotive industry. It has an exclusive relationship with over 50 racing series worldwide, including Formula One.

Pirelli has a long and illustrious history in endurance racing, and has also claimed a huge variety of class wins in GT racing all over the world. The design of the new Pirelli GT tyres meets the needs of GT racing while maintaining the performance characteristics that endurance drivers have appreciated in the past.The slick tyres used for GT racing are branded Zero: just like the slicks that have become a central feature of Formula One. The name P Zero is used in the highest categories of motorsport such as GT racing.

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