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Other Sports - 16. August 2007.

Liz Halliday joins Motors TV commentary team for Spa 1000kms


Halliday, who is currently recovering from a broken collar bone sustained during a Three-Day Eventing accident, will team up with regular commentators Mark Cole and Carlton Kirby to bring expert analysis of the six-hour race.

This season, Liz competed in the opening rounds of the Le Mans Series in an Aston Martin DBR9 and for the third year running was the only woman driver at the Le Mans 24 Hours, where her Del Bello Racing team led the LMP2 class for a time before gearbox problems forced retirement. She is also the most successful female ever in American Le Mans Series (ALMS) history and has worked for US network CBS Sports as a pit lane reporter at several ALMS races this season.

Halliday said: “I’m really excited to be working with Motors TV with whom I have always enjoyed a great relationship. Along with the work I have done with CBS Sports in the American Le Mans Series this season, this should be another great experience for me. Having raced in the Le Mans Series earlier in the year it is very frustrating to be out injured at the moment, so it’s nice to still be involved for the Spa 1000kms, even if it’s not behind the wheel!”

Frédéric Viger, Motors TV Head of Programming and Acquisitions said: "Even though we are very disappointed for Liz and we know how frustrating it must be for her not to be able to take part in the Spa 1000kms due to her injury, we are very happy that she can join our commentary team and bring her race experience to our viewers."

The Spa 1000kms take place on Sunday 19 August with LIVE coverage on Motors TV. Please visit www.motorstv.co.uk for listing information.

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