Created at Wurmsers

Created With
Viz Artist
Viz Trio
Viz DataPool
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator

See Also
BTCC 2011

Since 2007 I have been involved in the ITV Sport coverage of the British Touring Car Championships, one of many Wurmsers' motor sport contracts. The annual competition, sees a number of production-derived vehicles and drivers battle it out against each other to claim the number one spot in the United Kingdom; last won by Jason Plato in 2010.

Up to 2010 Wurmsers produced all the race graphics for both the British Touring Car Champions and all support races connected to each one of the 10 events held around the UK. In 2010 Wurmsers, in addition to the race graphics, provided all the presentation graphics for ITV Sport.

Initially involved as an operator, I worked alongside TSL (Timing Solutions Limited) to produce race graphics for on average 10 live races per event. The responsibility not only included getting the graphics to air, reacting fast to big events, incidents and situations, but also to ensure a reliable connection with our data partners and provide up to date race information to the production team.

After becoming the lead Viz Designer at Wurmsers during my first year we added new innovations year on year to make sure the viewer received the best information available, whilst keeping to the ITV Sport brand. In 2010, when we became suppliers of ITV Sport's presentation graphics, I developed a new graphics package for the coverage within a matter of days. These included 3D circuit maps, datapool driven full frame scenes and a lower third graphics pack. Over the course of 2010 we regularly added new features at the request of production to make sure it covered all of their needs.

The British Touring Car Championship will be shown in HD from 2011, after ITV have extended their commitment to the championship for another 3 years.

Client: ITV Sport

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