WRC fans can choose how they want to follow the championship via an exciting new and interactive digital service launched this week.
WRC Promoter GmbH, the company behind the 13-round series, is unveiling WRC+ to (https://plus.wrc.com/) give fans the opportunity to decide when, where and how they want to access the drama from the special stages of motorsport’s toughest competition for production-based cars.
Live maps, onboard action, comprehensive highlights and live special stages are part of the WRC+ package which will be available for the first time at this weekend’s Neste Oil Rally Finland (31 July – 3 August).
Oliver Ciesla, managing director of WRC Promoter, said WRC+ would transform the way in which fans could follow the sport: “We set out with the goal of using the internet to offer WRC fans the opportunity to follow their favourite sport when, where and how they choose,” he said. “Ever-improving internet access has added an extra dimension to the way in which people want to enjoy rallies. While great footage of drivers battling the elements and conditions amid spectacular scenery remains important, digital technology means there are new and exciting ways to enjoy WRC as it happens.”
Ciesla: “WRC+ takes fans closer to the action by putting them inside the car – there is no longer any excuse for anyone to miss that crucial moment that decides the outcome of a rally! We believe that together with our TV broadcast partners, our social media outlets, our on-event WRC Live radio service and our website at wrc.com, WRC+ brings a 21st century approach to one of the world’s most thrilling action sports.”
WRC+ will be accessible via either website or the official WRC app (Android and iOS) and is available across computer, smart phone or tablet, meaning fans can stay in touch with the latest WRC news as it happens from wherever they are.