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Perry to front BBC TV coverage

ESPN Staff
December 21, 2012
The BBC has live coverage of nine confirmed races in 2013 © Getty Images

Former MotoGP presenter Suzi Perry will replace Jake Humphrey on the BBC Formula One coverage in 2013.

Humphrey is stepping down after four years in the role as he switches to BT to present its Premier League football coverage. While Chris Evans and current pit-lane reporter Lee McKenzie were linked with the role it has now been announced that Perry will take over having previously fronted the BBC's MotoGP coverage for 13 years until 2010.

"She'll bring real energy and years of experience to one of the biggest jobs in sports broadcasting," said BBC Head of F1 Ben Gallop. "Her presenting ability, coupled with her love and knowledge of motorsport, make her an excellent addition.

"I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank Jake Humphrey for his enormous contribution to the coverage over the last four years and we all wish him the best for the future."

The BBC has also announced the ten races it will broadcast live in the United Kingdom as part of its joint broadcasting deal with Sky. The Chinese, Spanish, Canadian, British, Belgian, Italian, Japanese, Indian and Brazilian races will be live on terrestrial television, as well as the yet to be confirmed European race in July.

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