Life Gets Even Better For European ALMS Fans
It's a new look and sound for Motors TV this weekend, as they intend
to broadcast live flag-to flag coverage of the ALMS Mid Ohio event.
It's the first time a European audience will have had the chance
to see a full 2 hours and 45 mins of ALMS action 'live' –
although Sebring was covered in almost its entirety by the excellent
a bonus for the viewers to the channel, Motors TV will further add
to the atmosphere by featuring the on-site ALMS Radio commentary
as their play -by play throughout the whole of their English language
broadcast of the Mid Ohio race. This mirrors the use of Radio Le
Mans for the last two 24 hour races by Speed TV. Their 'insomniacs
coverage' has proved to be a big hit with fans.
Although the ALMS Radio coverage has been used by local radio stations
in the US and in in segments by Speed TV, this will be the first
time that a major TV broadcaster has completely turned over their
airwaves to the ALMS Team.
Motors TV commences race
coverage at 18.00 BST, June 27.
For Mid Ohio the team will consist of Graham Tyler in the pits,
with Jim Martyn and John Hindhaugh in the booth. All three are just
back from duty as part of Radio Le Mans at the recent 24 Hours in
France. Hindhaugh has already done duty with Motors TV on AMA Motorcycles,
Busch Series and of course LMES Monza 1000K.
For US ALMS fans, CBS
Sports will be covering two hours of the race live. Ralph Sheheen
will anchor CBS' Mid-Ohio coverage, joined in the booth by former
sports car racer Bill Adam for analysis. Calvin Fish will cover
the action from the pits and Tracy Wolfson will be a feature reporter.
There's more good news
for sportscar fans as Motors will also be showing live coverage
of the Saturday Evening LMES race from the Nurburgring. After their
successful debut at Monza, the Franchitti / Hindhaugh pairing is
retained for commentary duties.
Meanwhile back at the ALMS Mid Ohio - as ever there will be live
Radio coverage of Qualifying on Saturday at www.americanlemans.com
Use the link on dsc’s Mid-Ohio pages to go straight to the
Radio Web coverage of the ALMS.
Fans in Europe as well as in the USA are encouraged to contact the
studio with comments, questions and observations prior to and during
the broadcast. The address is email@example.com
Get emailing this weekend, as the race season really gets underway.