The 2019 Burt Munro Challenge is gearing up to reach an even greater audience of motorcycling enthusiasts.
For the first time ever, the Burt Munro Challenge will offer live streaming as part of the event coverage.
Burt Munro Challenge Committee member John Beck said the live streaming will allow more people to connect with what is recognised as the largest motorcycle event in the southern hemisphere.
“People from all over the world will be able to view the entire Burt Munro Challenge free of charge, in real time,” he said.
Following the event, footage will be uploaded to YouTube so audiences can continue to access it.
Interislander has confirmed it will sponsor the live video feed, helping to make the Challenge accessible to all.
Business Development Specialist for Interislander, Jodine Simmons said Interislander was excited to partner with the Burt Munro Challenge committee to deliver the first ever live streaming of the event.
“Interislander has supported the Challenge for many years in helping transport riders to the challenge and is pleased to be playing a part in sharing the event with the rest of the world” Simmons said.
CTAS Live, who has significant experience in streaming motor racing events, will be coordinating the live streaming of the 2019 Challenge.
“Earlier this year CTAS Live streamed the Kawasaki Road Race Series and the NZ Jetsprint championship, so is more than familiar with what is required to stream large-scale motoring events,” Beck said.
Beck said the committee was confident that the live streaming would not compromise crowd attendance but rather inspire people to attend future Burt Munro Challenge events.
“Live streaming will not only make the Challenge more accessible to international audiences and those less mobile, but also attract a new market of people to future events,” Beck said.
The 13th Burt Munro Challenge will be held in Invercargill from 6-10 February, 2019 and information on the live streaming will be made available online.
For those wishing to attend the Challenge in person, tickets can be purchased at E Hayes & Sons, the Invercargill i-SITE and online at burtmunrochallenge.co.nz.