The Australian Motor Racing Series online coverage package has received a significant boost, with experienced motorsport television reporter, presenter and producer Kylie King joining the broadcast team for the remainder of 2018.
King comes to the role with a wealth of motorsport and mainstream media experience. Just some of the highlights on her extensive CV include support category reporter for Supercars Television, feature story producer for Network 10’s RPM program, story producer for the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, television pit reporter for the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix and producer of Supercars race highlights packages.
King is based in Albury – just an hour from Winton Motor Raceway – and has recently become involved in communications support for the Benalla Auto Club, which promotes the AMRS. Her activities include the distribution of corporate media releases and contribution of feature articles and interviews to the Pitstop club magazine.
King will be an on-the-ground reporter for Blend Line TV’s live streaming coverage, working with series commentator Lachlan Mansell and the rest of the team to ensure the on-track action is complemented by paddock interviews and other feature stories.
AMRS series manager Wayne Williams said King is a valuable addition to the team whose experience will enrich the quality and content of the live stream broadcasts.
“I’ve known Kylie since I was running my V8 Ute Series team, and as well as being a very professional presenter, she has always been extremely thorough in her research and is never afraid to ask the drivers probing questions,” Williams said.
“Blend Line TV’s coverage of the racing has been good so far, and live stream audiences have been strong – the next stage is bringing out the personalities and giving the viewers a sense of what the drivers are like out of the car.
“There are some great characters competing in AMRS categories, and having paddock interviews will give the drivers more of a chance to showcase themselves.”
King is excited about the joining the AMRS team.
“When the AMRS started, I could see it was going to be a good thing for national motorsport and when Wayne asked me to come on board, I jumped at the chance,” King said.
“Even though a lot of AMRS competitors are new to national-level motorsport, there are always stories to be told and news items to chase – I can’t wait to meet all the drivers and teams, and help produce some insightful content for all the fans.”
King’s role will commence at Round 4 of the AMRS at Wakefield Park, 17-19 August.