Television cameras will be focused on this year’s Nicky Grist Stages 9-10 July as the event will enjoy an unprecedented amount of broadcast time on Channel 4, BT Sport and Motors TV, plus a dedicated 30-minute special on S4C’s Ralïo programme.
Hayfisher Productions will send a team of nine people to film the event for the MSA British Rally Championship.
It has already completed a full route recce to determine the most suitable filming locations for seven Panasonic 3100 cameras will take up these positions, ready to capture the on-stage action, while six cars will also carry two on-board cameras each.
All the footage, including the pieces to camera by presenter Colin Clark and driver interviews, will be captured on solid-state cards (large data cards, about the size of a credit card).
These will be taken back for post-production at Hayfisher’s studios in Droitwich, where Jon Desborough will do a voice over and the footage will be collalated in four editing suites – all overseen by Chief Editor, Martin Rowe and Producer Mark James.
Three days after the event, a programme for BT Sport and a programme for Channel 4 will be transmitted by high-speed data connection to the two stations, for broadcast that coming weekend.
There is a limit on 180 cars and over 160 have registered so far, indicating it is going to be one of the most keenly contested events in the UK calendar next month.