The 2013 South African National Rally Championship will feature on the acclaimed iRally App and website, bringing a new level of interaction straight to the pocket of local enthusiasts.
iRally is the hugely-popular Rally App, which has revolutionized media coverage of the sport over the last three years. Almost 600 000 people have downloaded iRally to their smartphones and mobile devices in that time.
Available for iPhone, iPad and Android, the App provides news, results, information, audio and video in a single free-to-download, free-and-easy to use App. iRally is also available on the Internet at rallylive.com.
All eight rounds of the 2013 championship will feature in the App, with live timing and reports enabling anyone, anywhere to find out what is happening. Coverage starts with the Total Rally in KwaZulu Natal on March 8, but already there have been features and interviews with new young Volkswagen signing Henk Lategan, 2012 Champion Mark Cronje, and Toyota Motorsport chief Glyn Hall, as the new Yaris S2000 prepares for competition.
“This is a massive development for our sport,” enthused Richard Leeke, Chairman of the National Rally Commission. “It launches us firmly into the 21st century in terms of immediacy and interaction, and will quite literally put rallying in the hands of thousands.”
Adds Greg Strange, editor of iRally: “We try to cover the World of Rally for the Rally World. It’s a great sport and there are fantastic series all round the world. This year amongst others we’re covering the WRC, the ERC, regional series like the Middle East and Asia Pacific , Rally America, the Belgian Rally Championship, Irish Tarmac, RAC Historic, and the Australian Rally Championship.
“I’ve always felt that the South African National Rally Championship deserves to reach a much wider audience, and we’re delighted to now be able to feature the South African championship on iRally.”