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Press Release

2005 United States Rally Championship to be Broadcast on Motorsport Mundial

Knoxville, TN (February 25, 2005)

Half hour episodes to be broadcast on the Speed Channel in the U.S. as well as internationally

The 2005 United States Rally Championship (USRC) will be broadcast as full half-hour segments on the internationally acclaimed Motorsport Mundial television program. Greenlight Television, the Isle of Man-based producer of Motorsport Mundial will be filming each of the rounds.

The Championship will be in good company, as Greenlight Television already produces the Pirelli British Rally Championship, the MSA Rallycross Championship, and the European Truck Racing Championship, as well as numerous other motorsport series. Motorsport Mundial is carried in the United States on the Speed Channel, and each round will be shown three times to the approximately 65 million homes that receive the channel. Internationally, the event coverage will be distributed to nearly 500 million homes, including Canada, Europe, the UK and the Pacific Rim through Motorsport Mundial, as well as its sister programs Max Power and Motorsport Asia.

"We're excited about the coverage on Motorsport Mundial. The international scope of the show fits perfectly with the philosophy behind the series, which is to provide FIA-sanctioned international level competition within the United States. We project that the world-wide exposure provided by Motorsport Mundial and its sister programs will add to international participation in the series, both this year and in coming years, as those competitors realize the benefit of the television broadcast in their local markets, as well as in the U.S.," stated Ivan Orisek, the Championship's International Liaison.

"It is important that the world knows that stage rally is not only thriving, but growing in the United States, and broadcast on Motorsport Mundial more than achieves that goal," added Orisek. "Viewers will be able to see rallies in areas as diverse as the Appalachian Mountains in Tennessee, the Catskill Mountains in New York, the Angeles National Forest in California, and even the Grand Canyon in Nevada. We couldn't ask for better exposure for the Championship."

The United States Rally Championship is made possible through the cooperative partnership of the United States Auto Club (USAC) and the National Auto Sport Association (NASA).)For more information, contact Wilson von Kessler, (423) 265-2020,, or visit the United States Rally Championship website at