New Videos on „truckracing.de / truckrace.info“
05. August 2009Attentive observers have already noticed that on the WebPortal „truckracing.de / truckrace.info“ a series of new videos is available showing current 2009 reports. Since last year Christian Thumshirn attends the FIA European Truck Racing Championship for the Swiss cable TV station „schweiz5“. The broadcast area is the bigger part of Switzerland and Liechtenstein, but they can not be watched anywhere else. That’s why Thumshirn and “schweiz5“ recorded the reports on DVDs and gave them to the teams and pilots as a thank-you for their friendly support, as – except for Markus Bösiger and his crew – nobody in truck racing can view the reports on TV. Everybody in the paddock was delighted with the reports, although naturally the main focus is on Markus Bösiger, the only Swiss pilot – and what’s more, when interviewed he speaks ‘Schwyzerdütsch’ (Swiss German). The unanimous opinion was that it should be possible to view the reports outside of Switzerland, too. And the most obvious thing was to use the internet as the medium of the future, and the WebPortal „truckracing.de / truckrace.info“ can provide the necessary infrastructure and also the required response with 12 to 13 million page views a year.
In his 45-minute reports Thumshirn does not necessarily give priority to the races, but pointedly ‘garnishes’ his background information and analyses with crucial racing scenes – courtesy of Kamiono TV. Whether in the paddock, in the pit lane or in the Parc Fermé – the reporter is always close to the action with his camera. He not only captures some interesting ‘original language’, but when he interviews somebody he always tries to get to the bottom of things which could not be dealt with in racing reports that are only half as long.
Therefore these videos are the perfect addition to the current abridged reports on this WebPortal as well as to the racing reports aired by DSF.