Major TV sports broadcaster Eurosport has finalised the aerial and ground-level camera positions that will beam dramatic images of this October’s RACMSA Rally of Scotland to a worldwide audience.
A six-strong delegation from Eurosport’s Paris headquarters last week joined Rally of Scotland officials for a reconnaissance of the forests of Perthshire and Stirlingshire. It will be here on the Forestry Commission Scotland’s immaculately-kept gravel tracks that 2011’s event – the crucial, penultimate round of this year’s Intercontinental Rally Challenge – will take place (7-9 October).
Eurosport will reveal full details of its coverage of 2011’s Rally of Scotland soon. However, in 2010 its impressive set-up included a 70-strong team as well as a convoy of satellite, ancillary and outside broadcast vehicles plus a helicopter specially equipped with cameras that transmitted some truly stunning overhead pictures of the high-speed Rally of Scotland action and Scottish countryside to a global TV audience of some 125 million households.
Some of the spectacular footage shot last October can be viewed in an exhilarating five-minute Eurosport video on the official new-look www.rallyofscotland.com website.
This year’s Rally of Scotland (7-9 Oct) will see some of the world’s top rally drivers, teams and cars do battle over 200 competitive timed stage kilometres through the forests of Perthshire and Stirlingshire. Teams representing established rallying makes such as Skoda, Peugeot, Ford, Proton, Subaru, Mitsubishi, Honda and Citroen are all expected to enter as are top British seeds such as Scotland’s Alister McRae and David Bogie and Darlington’s Guy Wilks.