Exciting news from our friends at Radio Le Mans
Radio Show Limited, the team behind Radio Le Mans, is gearing up for another busy season. On the menu, live coverage of top-class motor racing from the USA and Europe.
First up for the team is the traditional season-opener at Sebring, for the 12-Hours, as part of their commitment to the ALMS. This Wednesday (18th March) at 8pm UK time, the flagship Midweek Motorsport show will be airing an extensive preview to the new series, including the thoughts of Acura P1 Driver David Brabham. “Our ALMS coverage, especially Sebring, is a big hit with fans all over the world,” explains RSL Managing Director Eve Hewitt, “and we have something extra for the fans this year as we are moving into TV.”
Radio Show Limited, with the www.radiolemans.com brand, is sponsoring Motors TV coverage of the ALMS. “It’s much more than just putting our name on the screen,” say Eve, “the RSL trackside team will be providing live commentary for the Motors TV live coverage of the ALMS.”
Motors TV Head of Programming and Acquisitions, Fred Viger, is excited about the partnership. “The radio team is already providing audio podcasts and written content for the new motorstv.co.uk website so it seemed sensible to extend the relationship. There is no substitute for having commentators at the track, at the centre of the action and the RadioLeMans.com team is the best in the business.”
But does that mean that the trademark radio coverage will have to change? Not at all says commentator John Hindhaugh. “We have had a couple of tests with Motors, most notably at Petit Le Mans last year. They are keen to hold on to as much of the style of our radio shows as possible.” Eve Hewitt agrees, “It’s a testament to the strength of the radiolemans.com brand, and our commitment to entertaining and informing the fans, that Motors see our audio as an important addition to their TV coverage.”
Radio Show Limited will be providing live audio from qualifying, warm-up and all of the ALMS races this year. Full details and a programme schedule are available at www.radiolemans.com, where there is also an extensive archive of Le Mans, ALMS, LMS and other events.
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Leading American sport Network SPEED is the latest TV broadcaster to take advantage of the specialist commentary provided by Radio Show Limited. Speedtv.com will be broadcasting live video coverage of the ALMS Qualifying session from Sebring this week.
“This is great news for the fans,” said Eve Hewitt, Managing Director of Radio Show Limited, the team behind Radio Le Mans. “As our listeners already know, ALMS qualifying is more exciting than most races in other series.” The coverage will give fans the chance to see, and hear, the ALMS cars at full speed as they battle for pole position. “The format of the session is perfect for a TV show” said Joe Tripp, Director of Interactive Operations at SPEED. “World class drivers on and sometimes over the edge, trying to find fractions of a second in these cars is fantastic viewing.”
Fans first had the opportunity to witness this excitement late last season when SPEEDtv.com aired several qualifying sessions. Although the shows are only seen on the Internet it is important to ensure quality as Joe Tripp explains; “In every respect it is a TV show, using the same cameras, the same facilities and technical expertise that is the trademark of SPEED. We had such a positive response from last year we knew we had to try again for 2009.” Michelin has stepped in to support the live broadcasts which are planned for seven of the ALMS rounds this season.
Credit for the initiative goes to the TV production company Wheeler TV and the SPEEDtv.com team, says radio commentator John Hindhaugh. “The only way we can properly cover qualifying for radio is to have the TV truck feed us pictures which they have been doing for many seasons. The TV production team have always said it would make a great show and when SPEEDtv.com saw what was being produced they provided the outlet. Brilliant!”
This news comes hard on the heels of the announcement of a season-long partnership for race coverage with Motors TV in Europe. Eve Hewitt says that it proves the Radio Show Limited ethos. “Although RSL was only formed in late 2005 and took on Radio Le Mans in 2006, we have managed to expand the brands significantly. Now www.radiolemans.com is a real ’go to’ resource for motorsport fans. Our traditional media partnerships, presence across the Internet and now the relationships with SPEED and Motors deliver a breadth and diversity of coverage and visibility that has never been seen before.”
In addition to the SPEEDtv.com coverage, Radio Show Limited will be providing live audio from qualifying, warm-up and all of the ALMS races this year. Full details and a programme schedule are available at www.radiolemans.com, where there is also an extensive archive of Le Mans, ALMS, LMS and other events.