IRL to offer free streaming of Motegi IndyCar Series fans unable to attend the Indy Japan 300 can still watch all the on-track activity from Twin Ring Motegi via live streaming on the internet. Every practice sessions, PEAK Performance Pole qualifying and the Indy Japan 300 will be available for free on the Indy Racing League's official website, www.indycar.com.
Race day activities will be available via IndyCar Race Control presented by iRacing.com, which immerses the viewer in the on-track action with in-car camera views, real-time telemetry, Timing & Scoring and more. Again, it's free but fans must sign up at http://indycarnation.indycar.com/racecontrol/ .
Fans located in countries around the world that do not receive IndyCar Series event telecasts will be able to purchase a full television broadcast of IndyCar Series races on indycar.com for $3.99.
The IndyCar Series broadcast rights-holder partners, working together with the IndyCar Series, are making the telecasts available online, direct to fans in countries where no one has the rights to telecast the IndyCar Series on broadcast, cable or pay TV.
In countries where the rights are contracted to a broadcast or cable partner, the pay-per-view online product is not available, however, fans will still be able to watch IndyCar Race Control for free.
Visit the Media Center on indycar.com and check for the scheduled race event. Once the event is available you will be able to log on and determine whether you are eligible to purchase the broadcast for viewing online.
This weekend's streaming lineup (Eastern Daylight Time):
Thursday, Sept. 17 8 p.m. -- Practice for rookies and those outside the top 10 in points. 8:30 p.m. -- One-hour practice for all cars. 11:30 p.m. -- 45-minute practice for the first of two groups (second group immediately follows). Friday, Sept. 18 2:30 a.m. -- Four-lap qualifications to set the grid. 9:30 p.m. -- Pre-race activities followed by the 200-lap race.
The 2009 IndyCar Series season continues Sept. 19 with the Indy Japan 300 at Twin Ring Motegi. The race will be telecast live in High Definition at 10:30 p.m. (EDT) Sept. 18 by VERSUS. The race will air live on the IMS Radio Network, XM channel 145 and Sirius channel 211. The radio broadcast also will be carried on www.indycar.com. A one-hour qualifying show will air on VERSUS at 6 p.m. on Sept. 18. The 2009 Firestone Indy Lights season continues with the Homestead-Miami 100 on Oct. 9 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The race will be telecast by Live by VERSUS at 6 p.m. (EDT).
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