RIANA RETURNS: SUPERCARS 2022 TV BROADCAST LINE-UP CONFIRMED

RIANA Crehan has been confirmed as re-joining the Repco Supercars Championship TV line-up for this year’s telecasts to be aired on FOX SPORTS, Kayo and Channel 7.

Currently appearing on 7’s ‘SAS Australia’, Crehan will return to Supercars Media after being left without a deal at the end of the 2020 season.

She will return to a role that includes pit lane reporting for the first time since the 2020 Bathurst 1000.

“After a whirlwind few weeks of quick and abrupt change, I am thrilled to be back presenting with the Supercars Family,” said Crehan.

“This news will come as a surprise to some and still, even myself, but the fan support has been consistent and very uplifting – so, to everyone who has reached out and encouraged me personally and pushed for my return, I thank you.

“Despite 12 months away from the sport I have remained connected to it throughout, and I look forward to bringing the supporters at home the best coverage possible alongside the racing that we all know and love.

“The future is so bright for the Supercars and I will be honoured to be a small part of it once again.”

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Supercars today confirmed its broadcast team for this year’s championship with a handful of changes from last year’s line-up.

This weekend’s opening round of the Repco Supercars Championship will be a combined coverage featuring talent from Supercars Media, FOX SPORTS and Channel 7.

Jess Yates will return to host the coverage for the eighth straight season with Neil Crompton and Mark Skaife to again call the racing from in the commentary box.

Garth Tander and Craig Lowndes return as part of the telecast team, as do Mark Larkham and Chad Neylon and support caller Matt Naulty, while 7’s Mark Beretta and Jack Perkins will appear this weekend in Sydney as part of the broadcast team given the event is the first of six for the year to be shown live on Channel 7. Beretta and Perkins will appear at all Channel 7 rounds.

Supercars confirmed last week that Charli Robinson will not be returning to the telecasts this year. Molly Taylor, who appeared at a handful of rounds last year, has signed to work on the SpeedSeries broadcasts on Stan Sport this year.

Channel 7 will broadcast six rounds of the championship live on free to air – this weekend’s Sydney SuperNight, the Darwin Triple Crown, Townsville 500, Repco Bathurst 1000, Gold Coast 500 and Repco Newcastle 500.

Coverage of this weekend’s Sydney SuperNight will be shown on 7mate and 7+ streaming. Other rounds of the championship will be shown as highlights.

FOX SPORTS and Kayo will provide coverage beginning on Friday at 1.00pm.