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Supercars to debut F1-style helmet cam

FORMULA 1-spec technology is coming to the Repco Supercars Championship broadcast in 2023 with the introduction of helmet cam.

Courtesy of a multi-year agreement with Racing Force International, Supercars will bring a new dimension to its screens, coinciding with the debut of Gen3 cars.

Helmet cam has proven a hit in F1, offering a new level of insight for fans, who can soak up the action through the lens of a driver.

Measuring 9x9mm and weighing in at 1.43g, Racing Force’s Driver’s Eye product is described as the “first and only FIA homologated micro camera that can be integrated inside a racing helmet”.

Supercars head of broadcast David Tunnicliffe lauded the initiative.

“Driver’s Eye is going to provide fans with a new perspective from inside the helmet in live race conditions, showing the skill it takes to drive a Supercar on some of the toughest circuits in the world,” he said.

“The camera will be positioned at eye-level on the protective padding on the inside lining of the helmet, transmitting live footage from behind the visor directly to television screens.

“Driver’s Eye adds a unique dimension to the viewing experience and the innovative camera technology immerses fans in wheel-to-wheel racing.

“We look forward to showing off our Gen3 Camaros and Mustangs from a completely new perspective to audiences around the world from 2023.”

Racing Force Group chief operating officer Alexandros Miotto Haristos added: “The Repco Supercars Championship is yet another top motorsport series to adopt the Driver’s Eye technology to enrich the show with its spectacular immersive experience.

“We are delighted to strengthen our presence in the Australian series, where our brands of OMP and Bell Helmets already have a very significant presence, having been alongside all Supercars champions in the last six years.

“This agreement is an important milestone for the Driver’s Eye technology that signs its rapid expansion across the world of car racing and soon also in other disciplines.”

The 2023 Supercars season starts with the Thrifty Newcastle 500 on March 10-12.

Before then, the current campaign will conclude with the VALO Adelaide 500 across December 1-4.

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