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May 17, 2001

TSN Replaces Hatch With A Car Guy For TV Broadcasts Of Canadian Series

TSN has mandated the replacement of play-by-play announcer David Hatch--who has held the position for seven years and has proven to be one of the more knowledgeable motorcycle road racing announcers on TV--by TSN motorsport host Vic Rauter. Racer Colin Fraser will continue to provide color commentary for the Canadian network's coverage of the 2001 Parts Canada Superbike Championship. Shows covering the series will be replayed on the Outdoor Life Network this fall.<BR><BR>According to a press release issued by series organizers, TSN Senior Manager of Programming Phil Pizza said "Vic is our voice for motorsport and his reputation for motorsports is already established. It's a synergy we wanted to have."<BR><BR>The first show concerning the 2001 Canadian Series will be a series preview show seen on Sunday, May 20 at 12:00 p.m. but the release doesn't specify which time zone that's in and we'll just have to assume it's EDT.<BR><BR>