This year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans promises to be an exciting one, and it kicks off at 9:00am EST today. Of course, you can catch a vast majority of the action on Speed TV, but for those that don’t have access or are stuck in front of a computer today, we’ve got you taken care of.
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This weekend has plenty of motorsport options for those in Detroit, with Grand Am, Indy Car, and the Pirelli World Challenge going on at the same time.
Those interested in catching the Pirelli World Challenge Championship races from Detroit’s Belle Isle this weekend can tune into www.world-challengeTV.com to watch live streaming of the event. GT and GTS drivers will take to the track for two races, the first one starting on June 2nd at 2:50pm EST, while the second race will begin the following day at 11:50am EST.
The individual races will continue to be hosted on the site as well, so even if you miss the live streaming, you can still check back in to catch all the action.
Live streaming will also be available to those with Android phones, but Apple’s iPhone is out of the question due to its lack of support for Flash.
This weekend, the Pirelli World Challenge will throw a doubleheader event at St. Peterburg and WC Vision announced that Rounds One and Two will be streamed live online.
Both races are part of the Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg presented by Pirelli, and those that are on the go with Android phones will also be able to catch the live feed. It appears that Apple iOS users will be out of luck as the stream will be done in Flash.
The online feed for Round One will kick off at 5:50pm EDT on Saturday March 24th, while Round Two will commence at 10:50am EDT the following day.
Sanctioned by SCCA Pro Racing, the Pirelli World Challenge is entering its 23rd consecutive season.
To watch the race, visit the World Challenge website.
This weekend’s famed 24 Hours of Le Mans race will have full coverage thanks to Speed TV and Corvette Racing. Though only 17 hours of live coverage will be done on television, Corvette Racing and Speed TV will be hosting an additional seven hours of content, including a live stream of in-car coverage from one of the Corvette Racing machines. The No. 73 Chevrolet Corvette will play host to the live stream as it seeks out its seventh class win at Le Mans.
As one of the most prestigious and demanding events in all of racing, the extensive online coverage will be commercial free and will also include links to an in-depth video tour of the legendary Le Mans circuit in the No. 74 Compuware Corvette C6.R. Undoubtedly though, the spotlight will be on drivers Olivier Beretta, Tommy Milner and Antonio Garcia as they try to get their seventh class win.
The 24 Hours of Le Mans will begin at 9:00 AM EST on Saturday. The live stream can be found at http://www.speedtv.com/corvette.
All forms of motorsports – take note! Formula Drift, in association with YoParts.com has successfully launched the first ever full live streaming of their events to the world. Other sanctioning bodies have tried this in the past, but with hardly any sort of success. Needless to say when they first told us about Driftstream 2010 we were a little skeptical. Instead of jumping the gun and making a post, we decided to check it out ourselves during this past weekend’s event, then report on the quality. The verdict? Read on:
We first logged onto the Driftstream website during qualifying on Friday and were pleasantly surprised on how smooth and surprisingly lag free the video was. It was as close to real-time as we could get without driving the 40 miles to Long Beach, California. The video commentary was nicely done, and the production gets two thumbs up from us by keeping the viewer up to date with standings, points and results.
For those that are unable to attend the Formula Drift 2010 events out of their range, Driftstream is a fantastic way to catch it all. Adding to the experience, there are thousands of other fans chatting it up on the site at the same time.
We’ll admit that there’s absolutely no substitute to inhaling tire smoke and seeing the cars up close and personal, but this is by far the best second option we’ve been able to get our hands on and best of all – it’s free! We hope other forms of sanctioning bodies take notes on what Formula Drift done.
If you missed Formula Drift’s season opener at Long Beach, California, head on over to the Live Stream channel now to watch a recap of the entire event. Don’t forget to stay tuned for the next event at Road Atlanta on May 7-8th, 2010. And again, all events will be streamed live so follow Formula DRIFT’s schedule and catch all the action this season, no matter where you are.
[Source: DRIFTSTREAM 2010]