MOTORTREND TO BROADCAST LIVE COVERAGE OF THE 1000 MILES OF SEBRING

 The 1000 MILES OF SEBRING is Available Live on the MotorTrend App in the U.S. and Canada, and on MotorTrend TV in the U.S. Starting at 3:30 PM ET on Friday, March 15, 2019–

(Silver Spring, Md.) — Today, MotorTrend announced live coverage of the 1000 MILES OF SEBRING – the sixth round of the 2018-2019 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season. The race marks WEC’s highly anticipated return to Sebring Raceway, one of America’s greatest and oldest continuously-operating race tracks. 1000 MILES OF SEBRING will air live in the U.S. and Canada on the MotorTrend App, and in the U.S. on MotorTrend TV starting at 3:30 PM ET on Friday, March 15, 2019.

1000 MILES OF SEBRING is the first FIA WEC race held at the storied Sebring Raceway in central Florida since the 12 Hours of Sebring in 2012. The 1000 MILES OF SEBRING will feature 99 top competitive drivers from around the world racing across four vehicle classes including LMP1, LMP2, LM GTE PRO and LM GTE AM. Highlights include Fernando Alonso – a two-time F1 World Champion and one of the best drivers in motorsports history – driving the Toyota TS050 Hybrid for Toyota Gazoo Racing, the Ford Chip Ganassi Team racing two Ford GTs and the Dempsey-Proton Racing team (owned by famed actor Patrick Dempsey) racing two Porsche 911 RSRs.

The 1000 MILES OF SEBRING will air live on the MotorTrend App in the U.S. and Canada, and on MotorTrend TV beginning at 3:30 PM ET on Friday, March 152019. In Canada, linear TV viewers can watch the race on Velocity.

The MotorTrend App is available across iPhone, iPad, and Android mobile devices, as well as media players and streaming devices such as Apple TV, Roku, Google Chromecast, Amazon FireTV, in addition to Xbox One and Xbox 360 platforms, and on the web.

About MotorTrend Group

MotorTrend Group is the largest automotive media company in the world, bringing together Discovery’s fast-growing MotorTrend TV, formerly Velocity, and a vast automotive digital, direct-to-consumer, social, and live event portfolio, including MOTORTREND, HOT ROD, ROADKILL, AUTOMOBILE, and more than 20 other industry-leading brands. With a monthly audience of 26 million across web, TV, and print, and 110 million social followers, culminating in 2 billion monthly content views across all platforms, the company encompasses television’s #1 network for automotive superfans, a leading automotive YouTube Channel, and the MotorTrend app, the only auto-dedicated subscription video-on-demand service. MotorTrend serves to embrace, entertain, and empower the motoring world.

About Discovery

Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps and Discovery Kids Play; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player and MotorTrend App; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media and a strategic alliance with the PGA Tour to create the Global Home of Golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, and Science Channel, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit https://corporate.discovery.com/ and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.

About the FIA World Endurance Championship

The WEC is the most successful and fastest growing sportscar championship in the world, offering motor manufacturers a real-world relevance to advances in road car design and crossover technology, performance and safety. Strong, stable regulations allow for complex yet beautiful sports prototypes featuring the latest in hybrid technology, independent chassis and engines suppliers competing at the highest levels, and the world’s leading luxury car marques going head-to-head in the GT categories.  Up to 35 cars are on track at the same time, leading to action, excitement, endless passing and entertainment for fans worldwide.

The WEC offers teams, drivers, partners and stakeholders a unique stage on which to compete, at premier race circuits around the world.  Ranked alongside the Olympics, the Super Bowl and the soccer World Cup, the cornerstone of the WEC remains one of the world’s greatest sporting events, the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June each year – the final round of a cross-calendar-year championship. Contested over 8-rounds across Europe, North and South America, Asia and the Middle East – it is a true World Championship.  There are races of varying distances, from the shortest at 4 hours to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and three rounds run into the night.

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