Following the huge success earlier on in the year where Virgin Australia Supercars Championship teamed up with Gravity Media to produce the BP Supercars All Stars Eseries during COVID–19 lockdowns.
Fast forward to December 2020, it was time to level up as the Supercars Pro Eseries Final commenced! The Eseries took place from Wednesday 28 October on the iRacing computer simulation platform, running over six weekly rounds and was broadcast live on Fox Sports, Kayo Sports, Supercars Facebook, Twitch and Youtube pages.
The Repco Supercars Pro Eseries saw some of the best SIM racers from all over Australia and New Zealand compete from their respective homes, with Dayne Warren being crowned champion as he claimed his first Repco Supercars Pro Eseries title.
Drivers at home had access to their own gaming PC’s connected to their internet which was gated through the centralised PC. Viewers were able to see driver’s live action and reaction shots as the drivers also have an alternate camera set up at home so they can funnel this through the Zoom app.
As the Supercars technology provider, Gravity Media’s Australian operation provided all of the studio and facilities solutions.
The host and talent was based at the FOX Sports Studio in Melbourne and were connected to the Gravity Media control room at The Production Centre in Sydney with all cameras, audio and video feeds transmitted between the two sites, via hi-speed connectivity channels on dedicated private circuits to maintain security and integrity.
Gravity Media supplied the control room at The Production Centre in Sydney with supportive engineering, audio, MCR crews, and also created the full plan of networking distribution for all incoming and outgoing sources including the Fox Sports Studio in Melbourne, driver’s computers and zoom cameras.