Speed Works Events has revealed a unique to New Zealand app that will allow race fans to get closer to the action than ever before – whether they are at the race meeting or not.
The app – which is available for Apple or Android devices – provides a comprehensive portal for all Speed Works Events activities.
Live streaming, live commentary, lap timing, series news, category news, event programmes, tickets, schedules and circuit maps can all be accessed via the app.
Live streaming will be taken from the TV production that will take place at each event. It will be free starting from this weekend, although from the second event in Christchurch at the Mike Pero Motorsport Park in January, will only be available to those who sign up for Speed Works Club membership, which is also free and available at the Speed Works Events web site. Race commentary will be a feed from the trackside commentary, which as last year will be led by experienced commentator Clint Brown backed up by experts from each of the racing classes.
It will be easily accessible via the app and combined with headphones, will overcome PA system blues faced by every race fan when racing engines drown out the trackside commentary!
Live timing will be provided by Race Monitor, though Speed Works advise this is unlikely to be available at the first event this weekend due to technical issues currently being resolved by Race Monitor.
“The best series and championships in the world all have state-of-the art apps to support the race fan before, during and after the events,” explained Speed Works Events promoter Geoff Short.
“People will have seen from our various ticketing offers we are determined to make motor racing a fan friendly experience again and the new app is part of that process. There will be a wealth of information available to those attending the meeting – and those who don’t of course! – but we think that will only make the experience of being at one of our meetings even better and will encourage more and more people to come along and enjoy motorsport.”
Search for Speed Works Events in the App Store or Google Play – installation is free.