Apr 23, 2013 4:38 PM by Jordan Mason
Colorado Springs, April 23----------Fans around the world of the famed Pikes Peak International Hill Climb will be able to watch and enjoy the 91st edition of America's second oldest motorsports race via the Internet for the first time on June 30.
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is working with Red Bull Media House to digitally live stream the Race to the Clouds on one of the media company's global content delivery platforms - RedBull.TV. This will provide a front row seat to all the action for millions of viewers in the comfort of their home or office.
Race veteran Dan Cochell of 1580 AM in Colorado Springs will be the voice of the live stream, Chris Shearer of Shearer Brilliance will produce the show, Windstar Studios will provide pre-produced interviews with key drivers and racers and Access Media will provide cameras and operators on the course. The PPIHC will provide exciting overhead helicopter images along the 12.42 mile course to the summit finish line. Peak Internet will be providing the Internet service on race day to assist with making the live stream possible.
Red Bull TV offers a service featuring exclusive sports coverage and content on demand. Viewers have the luxury of watching the content on www.redbull.tv from virtually any location with Internet access.
Race fans can follow the event live, or go back and watch something that they may have originally missed, utilizing a computer, lap top, or cellular device. The material is always available with the ease and convenience for users that will give them a unique experience.
In keeping with the race's growing international reputation, entries have been received from drivers and racers from the United States, Japan, Latvia, France, Sweden, Canada, Brazil, Great Britain, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Italy, Scotland, Poland and Korea.
"We are thrilled to have a digital home for our global audience," said PPIHC Chairman Tom Osborne. "The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has become a significant event for motorsport fans everywhere, and now, for the first time, they can actually see and be part of the race on www.Red Bull.TV. It will open the door for literally thousands of new fans of our event with the enjoyment of watching it in the comfort of their own homes."
PPIHC Tickets Available Now
Fans of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb can purchase tickets now for the June 30, 2013 race and assure themselves a spot on the Peak for what promises to be the best in the event's long and storied history.
General admission seats are priced at $40.00 each, and the popular Family Four-Pack is priced at $135.00 when purchased in advance.
Tickets may be purchased on the PPIHC official website: www.ppihc.com
Camping permits, sold on a first-come, first-served basis, are available at $100.00 each.
(Note, PPIHC policy for the Family Four-Pack mandates that all four people must be in one vehicle on race day and each occupant in a vehicle with a camping permit must also have a race ticket.)
Race tickets are required for anyone 10 years of age and older.