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Murray to return to commentary box.

Formula 1's most well known commentator, Murray Walker will get back behind the microphone next weekend for the Race of Champions event at Wembley Stadium.

Murray will be on-hand for Sky Sports' live coverage of the extravaganza, as the likes of Michael Schumacher, Jenson Button and David Coulthard compete on a purpose-built race track under the famous arch.

“The Race of Champions is a brilliant concept and it's going to be a fantastic occasion,” he noted. “The driver line-up is great and the venue unique. I'm raring to get into the Sky Sports commentary box.

“The prospect of seeing Michael Schumacher back in the seat is mouth-watering. I also can't wait to see how the likes of Jenson Button, David Coulthard and Andy Priaulx get on against him too.”

Sky Sports' live coverage will be presented by Georgie Thompson, who presents A1 Grand Prix on Sky, as well as Sky Sports News.

“We've got motorsport legends on the track, and now we've got one in the commentary box,” said Thompson. “I can't wait to work alongside Murray on what should be an unforgettable day of motorsport.”

The Race of Champions was created in 1998 and features a multitude of drivers from various formats, racing one another in identical cars on a parallel track to determine a 'Champion of Champions'.

Over 16 drivers will compete in a series of knockout heats in their own division to determine their class champion. Then in a shootout to determine who is the master of motorsport, the winners from the two divisions go head to head in a super final.



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supervan

December 03, 2007 8:55 PM

stupid headlines! Just to get us to read these articles. Why can't the headlines contain accurate information. I was over the moon the other day when i read that Schumacher was to make a comeback, only to be very disappointed to find out that it was Ralph. And this one, I was almost as excited to hear that Murray is returning as this would hopefully mean that that so called commentator james allen will be removed as he should be. But no, it's all just silly headlines to pull in the readers. :rolleyes:

Ron - Unregistered

December 03, 2007 8:39 PM

give the guy a break he can do whatever he likes and retire or come out of retirement as many times as he likes, just like any other worker in any other field in the world. he doesn't have to answer his reasons to anybody.



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