- Popular duo to reprise English-language commentary double act
- Andrew Coley anticipates ‘super close racing’ across all classes
- Hal Ridge relishing blend of ‘old-school rallycross and young talent’
- All of the action to be broadcast live and free-to-air at tv.rallyx.se
Following the tremendous success of last year’s RallyX Nordic presented by Cooper Tires livestream, Andrew Coley and Hal Ridge will again take to the mic for the series’ 2021 curtain-raiser at Nysum this weekend (1-2 May), with all races to be broadcast completely free-to-air.
RallyX Nordic’s comprehensive broadcast package in 2020 set new standards with its spectacular drone footage, cutting-edge content and live studio interviews. Producers are confident of further raising the bar this year, with the global livestream – free to view anywhere in the world – set to tell the story of the on-track action and the major talking points behind-the-scenes, plus pre-race build-up and post-show highlights.
As the renowned international ‘Voice of Rallycross’, Coley needs little introduction, and was recently announced as lead commentator for the new Nitro Rallycross series in the United States. He has gained a legion of fans for his engaging and on-point delivery, paddock presence and close relationship with many of the sport’s leading lights – meaning he is invariably ‘first with the news’.
“I’m really looking forward to commentating on another RallyX Nordic campaign, especially as the off-season has been so long!” he enthused. “The entry looks great, and I’m expecting super close racing across the classes at Nysum and indeed at every event. I just can’t wait for Q1 to begin on Saturday morning!”
Ridge is one of the sport’s most authoritative, respected and knowledgeable journalists who – like Coley – has first-hand experience of being behind the wheel, as a former competitor in the EuroRX Super1600 Championship and regular rallycross track-tester.
“The racing in RallyX Nordic last season was fantastic and I’m looking forward to commentating on the championship again this year alongside Andrew,” he said. “Adding the Open 2WD category brings some real old-school rallycross engineering concepts into the series, young talent will shine through in both CrossCar classes and Supercar Lites and there’s a great mix of cars and drivers in Supercar, too.
“The RallyX Nordic schedule visits some amazing circuits with real character, starting at Nysum, a venue that produced brilliant action in the finale last year. I’m sure we will see more of that this weekend.”
Coley and Ridge’s natural chemistry inside the commentary box was a major hit in 2020, and is sure to continue to entertain viewers over the coming campaign. All of the high-octane action across all five classes will be broadcast live and in high-definition at tv.rallyx.se, with the racing set to get underway at 11:20 CET on Saturday, 1 May and 10:00 CET on Sunday, 2 May.