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THE broadcast team for the SpeedSeries on Stan Sport has been revealed ahead of the opening round at Symmons Plains this weekend.

Experienced broadcaster Matt White, who has previously worked on motorsport at Network 10 and Seven, will host the telecasts of Australian Racing Group categories.

Chris Stubbs, Greg Rust, Richard Craill, Matt Naulty, Molly Taylor and TCR Australia driver Michael Caruso have also been named in the line-up.

New Zealand-based Rust though will miss this weekend’s event due to border restrictions.

The behind-the-camera crew is led by executive producer Andrew Janson, with significant support of the Supercars Media team.

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As announced last week, Stan Sport will carry all SpeedSeries rounds live this season as part of a $20 million, four-year deal.

The Nine Network is set to broadcast selected races this weekend live on 9Gem and highlights only for future rounds.

“This is arguably the best team of broadcast talent in the country,” declared ARG MD Matt Braid.

“Professional, knowledgeable and dedicated to delivering you, the fans, with the most entertaining and informative motorsport coverage possible.

“The Stan Sport deal represents an exciting, ground-breaking time for Australian motorsport, and we hope you enjoy the ride as much as we are going to.”

Michael Caruso will be on double duties with driving and TV. Pic: Supplied

Caruso is a notable addition to the on-camera line-up, set to contribute to the broadcasts between on-track commitments in his TCR Alfa Romeo.

“It’s great to have the chance to compliment my racing with another passion of mine, television presenting, in the ARG SpeedSeries broadcasts this year,” said Caruso.

“I’ve been given the chance to offer some colour to the Stan Sport coverage, and I can’t wait to get into it.

“I’ve always found the TV stuff to be really fun, and I love to challenge myself with something like broadcasting. It’s in no way as simple as it looks!”

Taylor meanwhile featured in selected ARG and Supercars broadcasts on Seven last year and heads to Symmons Plains having competed in the Dakar Rally in January.

Stan Sport is ARG’s new broadcast partner. Pic: Supplied

“Helping to bring the TV broadcast to life is certainly a different world,” said Taylor, who recently lost her drive in the Extreme E Championship, despite winning the 2021 title.

“I’m more familiar being asked the questions, so to be holding the microphone is still a bit foreign, but also quite a buzz.

“I look forward to working with the ARG broadcast team, all of the different racing categories, and the teams and drivers are a pleasure to work with.

“To join Stan Sport, and be at the forefront of something new in sports media, is an exciting opportunity.

Stan Sport will broadcast live action from 1pm to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday, showing all qualifying sessions and races from the TCR Australia Series, S5000 and Trans Am.

The 9GEM coverage is scheduled for 3pm-5pm Saturday and 1pm to 3pm Sunday, meaning it will take in Races 1 and 2 for S5000, Trans Am and TCR, but miss Race 3 for all three.

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