Fox Sports drives away with WRC rights in Italy

Pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports has agreed a two-season deal for exclusive rights in Italy to the World Rally Championship motorsport series.

The contract will cover the 2017 and 2018 WRC seasons with Fox Sports to offer live coverage along with magazine and highlights programming.

The 2017 WRC season commences with the Rallye Monte-Carlo on January 19-22. Italy stages its round of the 13-event championship as the Rally Italia Sardegna takes place on June 8-11.