ISC SPORTSCAR CHAMPIONSHIP 2001
ISC Sportscars consists of up to 12 teams, 48 drivers, 24 of the most powerful sports cars in the world and 75 minutes of non-stop live action, competing for the Championship title. The teams racing this year are Lotus, Porsche, Ferrari, Viper, Marcos, Stealth, Lister, Nissan and TVR.
ISC Sportscars race rules ensure that the competing cars remain in close proximity when racing, which will produce plenty of overtaking and top speed driving. This Championship is based on skill, determination and claiming valuable Championship points.
The races are designed to maximise entertainment value with qualifying races taking place on the circuit the day before the race itself to determine crucial grid positions. Drivers take part in an initial 40 minute qualifying session, following which the fastest 10 drivers will partake in a 30 minute shoot out of three flying laps. There will be a mandatory stop for fuel, tyre and driver change.
Initially the camera and data feeds from the cars will allow the terrestrial TV coverage to provide an enhanced broadcast showcasing interactive features. This interactivity will begin to come through by August of this year when all competing cars will be fitted with the same exclusive technology, creating a pipeline of content for an interactive transmission to allow viewers to become fully involved in the racing.
Each car will have 2 cameras with additional cameras placed in the pit lane, on the helicopters and around the track. With sufficient bandwidth you will be able to jump from car to car, listen to the conversation between the driver and his team, monitor the drivers' heart rate and watch the live dashboard display, including speed, gear selection and fluid temperatures to name but a few of the features available to the digital consumer.
You will be able to catch the ISC highlights programme on television after the 11 O'clock news every Tuesday following each race and on Thursday at midnight and later in the year on the ITV Sport Channel which will be available as part of a Sky Premier package.