Round 5 of the championship heads to Silverstone, as the European stage of the 2007 season comes to a close and, having made her Motors TV commentary debut during last month’s Spa 1000kms, Liz will again provide expert analysis and comment on the six-hour race alongside Mark Cole, John Hindhaugh and former BTCC race-winner David Leslie.
The dual sportswoman currently remains sidelined from racing as she recovers from a broken collarbone sustained in a fall from her horse, Fox, during a three-day event in July.
Whilst she would have liked to have been behind the wheel at the home of British Motorsport this weekend, the California-born, British-based Halliday is delighted to be involved with Motors TV once more.
“I’ve lived in the UK for so long now that I guess Silverstone would have been my home race!” Liz said. “While I’m obviously disappointed that the injury will prevent me from driving there, it’s great to still be involved in this way.”
“I enjoyed working with both Mark Cole and Carlton Kirby during the Spa 1000kms and am looking forward to teaming up with Mark again, and also working with John and David this weekend. I know John very well and have commentated alongside him before in the American Le Mans Series, and it will be great to work with David. His record as a racing driver speaks for itself and he’s also got a lot of experience behind the microphone. I think the four of us will make a good team.”
Halliday is making good progress following the break which required surgery to pin the bone in place. She now has full movement in the arm, but faces a second operation to remove the pin and is currently still restricted from riding or racing.
Frédéric Viger, Motors TV Head of Programming and Acquisitions said: “Liz was definitely a great addition to our commentary team during the Spa 1000kms race last month. We’re delighted that she’ll again be part of the coverage from the UK’s round of Le Mans Series, although we wish her a quick recover from injury so she can get back into the drivers-seat soon!”
The Silverstone 1000kms take place on Sunday 16 September with LIVE coverage on Motors TV. Please visit www.motorstv.co.uk for listing information in your country.
photos Janos Schmidt