It’s great to see Matt White cover motorsports again, who will be the face of Stan Sport and Nine’s ARG (Australian Racing Group) SpeedSeries coverage, for all seven races this season.
He will be in a co-hosting role alongside Chris Stubbs, but no plans to bring him on commentary like he did in previous years, such as the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix on Network 10 from 2015-19 & V8 Supercars on Seven from 2007-2014.
There‘s a few on-air talent out there that will do double duty on Nine/Stan, with Stubbs also reporting on pit lane, Greg Rust splitting his time both on commentary/pit lane & Michael Caruso doing both colour commentary for various categories other than his TCR Australia driving duties with Ashley Seward Motorsport.
And we round it off with veteran commentators such as Richard Craill and Matt Naulty, plus legendary rally driver and defending Extreme E champion for Nico Rosberg’s team, Molly Taylor.
It’s the first time that we will see Matt White on Nine after his long-running stints in the past with two other commercial rivals at Seven & 10, even though he’s not on contract there as Supercars Media is handling the production/on-air talent.
We would also love to see Rust back on Nine where he once made his breakthrough as announcer during the support races at the 1996 Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix in Eastern Creek, NSW. He has had an amazing broadcasting career involving motorsports ever since, such as at Network 10 for 18 years before he moved onto Supercars Media and now doing freelance.
However, he won’t be able to travel to Tasmania this weekend due to border restrictions from his current residence in New Zealand. We should able to see/hear him throughout the season via one-hour highlights shows on 9Gem, but hopefully he makes a live return next season.