The first race broadcast is set to take place live on June 7 with Arabic and English commentary.
BeIN Media Group and Indycar have announced a multi-year media rights agreement. The deal gives beIN SPORTS exclusive broadcast rights to NTT Indycar Series 2020 and 2021 across 24 territories in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
The first NTT Indycar Series 2020 race broadcast exclusively on beIN SPORTS HD7, the Genesys 300, is set to take place on June 7 at the Texas Motor Speedway at 4:00 am (UAE) live and with Arabic and English commentary.
Founded in 1994, Indycar serves as the sanctioning body for the NTT Indycar Series and offers its international line-up of drivers such as Scott Dixon (five-time championship winner) and Josef Newgarden (reigning series champion) the most diverse challenges in motorsports.
The NTT Indycar Series is considered faster than any other form of motorsports – featuring a margin of victory less than one second and speeds of up to 240 mph.
Drivers of the NTT Indycar Series drive single-seat cars that feature a 2.2-litre, twin-turbocharged, direct-injected V-6 engine optimised to run at 12,000 RPM with an estimated 500-700 horsepower engine.
New for this season is the Aeroscreen, a safety innovation for enhanced driver cockpit protection. Mandated by Indycar, the safety feature is a ballistic, canopy-like windscreen anchored by titanium framework encompassing the cockpit.
Commenting on the deal, Jonathan Whitehead, Head of Sports for beIN MENA, said: “As live sports return across the world, beIN is delighted to be at the heart of all the action, having secured the media rights to the NTT Indycar Series for the next two seasons in 24 territories across MENA. beIN SPORTS will exclusively broadcast these thrilling races to its fans and subscribers in the region.”