Whatever Sebastien Loeb decides to do these days, we can follow, and follow live. FIA GT Series races are streamed live, so we can follow Sebastien’s progress in this pretty exciting championship, but this is not all.
91st edition of Pikes Peak Internatioanl Hill Climb race will also be streamed live on the Internet, organizers have confirmed. That means we’ll be able to follow the hill climb adventure of Mr. Loeb and his monstrous new friend, Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak.
Dare I say, it’s encouraging to know that Red Bull Media House is behind this project. Yes, they’re also the global promoters of World Rally Championship. Put 2 and 2 together, and hopefully soon we’ll be able to see 4, that is, have some live streaming action from WRC stages as well.
Below is the official press release concerning Pikes Peak streaming deal.
THE PIKES PEAK INTERNATIONAL HILL CLIMB TO BROADCAST LIVE STREAM OF THE 91ST RACE TO THE CLOUDS TO VIEWERS AROUND THE WORLD ON REDBULL.TV
Fans around the world of the famed Pikes Peak International Hill Climb will be able to watch and enjoy the 91st edition of America’s second oldest motorsports race via the Internet for the first time on June 30.
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is working with Red Bull Media House to digitally live stream the Race to the Clouds on one of the media company’s global content delivery platforms – RedBull.TV. This will provide a front row seat to all the action for millions of viewers in the comfort of their home or office.
Race veteran Dan Cochell of 1580 AM in Colorado Springs will be the voice of the live stream, Chris Shearer of Shearer Brilliance will produce the show, Windstar Studios will provide pre-produced interviews with key drivers and racers and Access Media will provide cameras and operators on the course. The PPIHC will provide exciting overhead helicopter images along the 12.42 mile course to the summit finish line. Peak Internet will be providing the Internet service on race day to assist with making the live stream possible.
Red Bull TV offers a service featuring exclusive sports coverage and content on demand. Viewers have the luxury of watching the content on www.redbull.tv from virtually any location with Internet access.
Race fans can follow the event live, or go back and watch something that they may have originally missed, utilizing a computer, lap top, or cellular device. The material is always available with the ease and convenience for users that will give them a unique experience.
In keeping with the race’s growing international reputation, entries have been received from drivers and racers from the United States, Japan, Latvia, France, Sweden, Canada, Brazil, Great Britain, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Italy, Scotland, Poland and Korea.
“We are thrilled to have a digital home for our global audience,” said PPIHC Chairman Tom Osborne. “The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has become a significant event for motorsport fans everywhere, and now, for the first time, they can actually see and be part of the race on www.Red Bull.TV. It will open the door for literally thousands of new fans of our event with the enjoyment of watching it in the comfort of their own homes.”