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Production company Greenlight Television has partnered with global motorsport website Motorsport.tv for the debut season of the Road Race ranking series, King of the Roads.

MOtorsport greenlight 12July2019The racing takes place across a number of iconic Road Races in Europe and Asia with events taking place on closed public roads offering road racing not normally seen by TV audiences. The series ranks riders at the main race at each of the ten Road Races being televised in 2019.

Greenlight’s production crews have been filming the world’s fastest Road Races for over 25 years and claim to have used state-of-the-art technology to bring the racing closer than ever to TV audiences. The agreement with Motorsport.tv will enable fans to watch more races. Two main races from each meeting will be available the same day and a one-hour highlight show of the whole event shortly afterwards.

International distribution of the series is being managed by Greenlight International with current agreements including ITV4, Sky Networks NZ, CBS Sports and Fox Sports Australia.

“We identified in road racing a unique opportunity to bring to the eyes of the world, via Motorsport.tv, for the first time ever on any screen, the thrill and bravery of those open roads competitions,” commented Motorsport TV’s Olivier Dufour. “And when our project materialised to choosing both a commercial and production partner, the obvious choice has been Greenlight whose name and expertise are indissociable from live motor racing.”

Greenlight director Rob Hurdman added: “We are thrilled to create a series with Motorsport TV that enables riders to compete for an overall prize fund, it also allows our international audience see and understand the progression the riders have made over the season.”