They also grabbed the on-boards from the cars at the finish line to create a show that went out hours after the action took place.
Up until this year, WRC's team easily got beaten by kids uploading clips to You Tube.
Hardcore fans have over 400 hours of footage available to them after each rally, with on-boards from at least three angles from every car.
That's why the crew leaves camp 15 terabytes heavier each time. Mexico and Argentina will be joined by a race in Chile next year, while Canada is high on the WRC's list of future priorities, since they want another snow rally to please tire manufacturers.
Not to mention that the crew also needs to follow the race, which can move up to 100 miles between stages.
To make the new live feed happen, WRC now works with a 100-strong TV crew, creating 15 terabytes of data at each event. It starts with a Beechcraft Super King Air, flying five to six hours a day with two pilots and a technician onboard.Those tiny CCTV units are tuned and upgraded by the crews for this application.There's also the one on the helicopter, flying 45 to 60 minutes for every stage, costing roughly 0,000 per rally.Turkey gave us the prefect opportunity to learn why the FIA and WRC's promoters can't bring the series to the U. WRC left Turkey after 2010, supposedly due to the FIA's location rotation strategy.Now, as a result of work that began two and a half years ago, the race is back at a new location in the south, Marmaris.According to WRC Promoter Simon Larkin, they are currently in talks with 14 countries about future races, eight of which feel serious.What's for sure is that the Chilean coast (and the hills 2000 feet above), as well as Japan get their event next year, while Kenya's much refined Safari Rally is set for 2020.And when there's no racing, they can peek into the service park as well.The plane lands mid-day for refueling, but there's no time to waste.Hyundai is new to the game, but its N cars are up to the job.Toyota came up with the GRMN line to cash in on its racing program.