Liz Halliday has worked for several high-profile television companies over the past 12 months, bringing her wealth of motorsport knowledge to a variety of roles.
SPEED TV - GT Academy
During 2011 Liz made use of her racing knowledge in the role of expert judge on SPEED TV's GT Academy USA. The five-part television series, which seeks to turn one online gamer’s virtual racing dream into reality, saw Liz join former Indycar champion and 1985 Indianapolis 500 winner Danny Sullivan, as well as Tommy Kendall – a four time Trans-Am Series title winner turned broadcaster – on the judging panel.
Screened over five episodes, GT Academy allowed Liz to further increase her experience in front of the camera whilst putting her considerable racing know-how to good use.
Sky One - The Race
In a competition that wasn't for the faint-hearted, Liz teamed up with racing legends David Coulthard and Eddie Irvine to mentor and ultimately judge two celebrity teams of five girls and five boys competing in a series of daily challenges over a week
Eddie’s team of boys, including former boxer Nigel Benn, footballing legend Les Ferdinand, musician Gary Numan Lock Stock actor Nick Moran & ACDC Front man Brian Johnson were pitted against David’s team of Girls including singer Ms Dynamite, former Atomic Kitten Jenny Frost, Tamara Ecclestone (Bernie's daughter) & Melissa Joan Hart (Sabrina the Teenage Witch) for a week of ‘Boys versus Girls’ racing challenges on and off the road.
Liz acted as driver coach and mentor for the girls team as they were put through their paces during a week of driving super-minis, off-road buggies, hovercrafts, and monster trucks, the Celebs tested their skills in The Race Finale driving single-seater Grand Prix cars on Sunday 12th November 2006 at Silverstone’s National Circuit.
Liz worked for CBS Sports throughout the 2007 season helping with their coverage of the American Le Mans Series.
In her role as pit lane reporter, Liz is on the spot to speak to the drivers as soon as they get out of the car, with her extensive knowledge of the ALMS, where she holds the record of being the most successful female driver of all time, providing her with the unique insight into the series.
Liz worked with Motors TV during their LIVE broadcasts of the European-based Le Mans Series. Teaming up with regular commentators Mark Cole, Carlton Kirby and David Leslie, Liz provided expert analysis throughout the six-hours of the Spa and Silverstone 1000km races.
Liz has commentated on the Le Mans 24 Hours for Eurosport's LIVE coverage of the world's most famous motor race on several occasions. As part of the channel's commentary team she provides expert analysis on the start and finish of the race as well as action throughout the twice-around-the-clock event.