Motorsport.tv to broadcast rest of 2019 Super GT season for free
||Thursday, May 2nd 2019, 08:56 GMT
Motorsport.tv, the OTT arm of Motorsport Network, has secured exclusive international rights to broadcast the 2019 Super GT season online.
All seven remaining rounds, beginning with this Saturday's prestigious Fuji 500km event, will be streamed live and for free across the globe here, with the exception of Japan, Malaysia and Thailand.
Motorsport.tv will provide live commentary in both English and French - and viewers will also have the option of watching the race on demand later.
With Motorsport.tv already broadcasting the 2019 Super Formula season, also for free, the move makes Autosport's sister livestreaming service the premier destination for international fans of Japanese motorsport.
Super GT, which enjoys widespread popularity in Japan due to its famous Honda-Nissan-Lexus rivalry, has also caught the attention of international racing fans lately, partly due to the arrival of 2009 Formula 1 champion Jenson Button.
Button joined Japanese racing ace Naoki Yamamoto at Kunimitsu Honda at the start of last season, and the pair beat Nick Cassidy and Ryo Hirakawa to the title in a dramatic finale at Motegi.
The Englishman stays in the category for a second campaign, but his title defence got off to a difficult start at Okayama last month, with Real Racing's Koudai Tsukakoshi taking out Yamamoto while battling for the lead.
Apart from Button, the 2019 Super GT field features several other names of international racing pedigree - including 2017 champions Cassidy and Hirakawa, multiple race winner James Rossiter, Porsche WEC ace Frederic Makowiecki, ex-F1 race winner Heikki Kovalainen and Nissan GT Academy graduate Jann Mardenborough.
Saturday's Fuji 500km race will begin at 5:30am GMT, with the free livestream available here