Compared to circuit racing, where you have set camera locations and a few hours of action, shooting WRC is like covering the Tour de France. Except WRC happens 13 to 14 times per year, at locations where there’s no chance of finding signal. Data flowing at 3-4-5Gs? No such luxuries in the hills of Argentina, or the mountains of Mexico. Not to mention that the crew also needs to follow the race, which can move up to 100 miles between stages.
To make the new live feed happen, WRC now works with a 100-strong TV crew, creating 15 terabytes of data at each event. And their setup is quite ingenious. It starts with a Beechcraft Super King Air, flying five to six hours a day with two pilots and a technician onboard.