Experience the Thrill, Behind the Wheel of a Champion

jeremytownsend.jpg 01/12/2015 by Jeremy Townsend

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There's no thrill in the world quite like hitting the apex of the track’s final corner, at full throttle, with the rest of the field in the rear-view, and nothing but the chequered flag ahead. The scent of burning rubber, the roar of the engine, the g-force of acceleration, the satisfying thud of the gearbox, the taste of victory...

Unfortunately, it’s a thrill few outside the racing world get to experience. So, to celebrate the success of this year’s Renault UK Clio Cup, we wanted to bring the exhilaration of racing to as many people as possible. We've utilised the latest 3D video technology to deliver an immersive,virtual reality 360° simulation of a Clio Cup race, fresh from the track.

During pre-season testing at the Rockingham Motor Speedway, we kitted out a race spec version of a Renaultsport Clio 220 Turbo EDC with a state-of-the-art Ladybug 360° camera and three bespoke GoPro rigs to capture all of the action from every angle. Then we put the 2009 Clio Cup champion, Phil Glew, behind the wheel and let him take to the track. The result is some stunning 360° footage.

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Joining Glew on the grid were this season’s Clio Cup drivers, including competition favourite Ash Hand, racing legend James Hunt’s son, Freddie Hunt and 17-year-old Thomas Grundy. Stiff competition, but Glew was a dominant Clio Cup racer, racking up 11 wins on his way to the 2009 crown, and his pedigree shows in this footage as he snakes through the field to finish ahead of the pack. 

"To watch a race spec version of a Clio Renaultsport 220 Trophy fly around a track is a special sight, but to see it from behind the wheel is even better. This outstanding 360° footage thrusts viewers into the heart of the action, and lets them experience this exceptional car at race speed." - Will Fewkes – Clio Cup Championship Manager

Of course all the greatest racers know that to be a racing driver is to dance with danger. Performing at your peak, going for that gap and holding that line when fear is gripping you - that is the difference between the podium and the pit lane. In fact one of our cameras learnt this the hard way during filming when it became dislodged and met with the asphalt at speed!

This risk on the race track yields strong engineering and design results. The challenge of the course and the demand to be faster pushes us to innovate, and the advances we make on the track always make their way onto the road. At Renaultsport we understand this and now, with our visceral video experience, you can get a taste of the racing spirit that’s bred into our DNA.

Please note that not all devices/browsers support 360-degree videos. See below for further information:
Desktop compatibility: Chrome, Safari, IE10 and IE11 support the 360 experience.
Smartphone compatibility: iPhones are supported, Android users will need to use the Chrome browser.

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