Looking back at ARG SpeedSeries’ opening round weekend coverage of AWC Race Tasmania on 9Gem

by Sports Benches

Looking back at the ARG SpeedSeries opening weekend coverage of AWC Race Tasmania on 9Gem, it’s great to see Matt White back broadcasting motorsport as well as on Nine/Stan for the first time, after three decades on the air between Seven and Ten.

Alongside Matt is co-host Chris Stubbs, who has decent contacts with drivers and personnel through pit lane, where he delivered top-notch reporting right on the spot.

We would’ve also loved to see Greg Rust joining them this weekend from his current New Zealand residence, he too can be very versatile between the commentary box and pit lane in addition to his usual podcast show online but good to hear that he will be back from Round 2 next month in Phillip Island.

It’s lovely to hear Matt Naulty and Richard Craill run through on commentary with the rules and regulations in each category, while profiling several drivers where some youngsters are up and coming for huge potential. They can also capture every moment both good and bad through play-by-play on the race track.

Then we move onto the expert panel, Molly Taylor is a great example that can help increase the female demographic interest of motorsport in Australia. She brings a vast driving history of her own in rallying as well as a bit of circuit racing & is currently the reigning Extreme E champion for Team Rosberg. Plus, her doing research, knowing these drivers and interviewing them on-air will benefit Taylor’s media contribution to this broadcast coverage.

And how about we applaud a man of many talents in Michael Caruso, where he does double duty both as a driver and analyst when not racing TCR Australia. Love how he interviewed the legendary Marcos Ambrose and arch-rival in the TCR of Fabian Coulthard earlier today in the garage, then finished 9th in Race 2 after a stunning turnaround yesterday from the back of the grid to 12th, despite no practice and qualifying beforehand via a steering issue. Plus, he has a podcast while not racing called “Below the Bonnet” on Kayo with current Supercars driver for Kelly Grove Racing, David Reynolds.

So there’s your broadcasting team for the 2022 ARG SpeedSeries competition. The remaining six of seven races including Phillip Island next month will exclusively be on Stan Sport for $20 a month to watch, if not tune during a mid-week evening for an hour of highlights on 9Gem.

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