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Old 01-14-2013, 08:59 PM   #683
markjenn
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Originally Posted by pvangel View Post
I have often thought that they were not even at the races, just watching the video in some studio somewhere. why do you never see them on the track or interviewing a rider?
It's pretty common in racing broadcasting to have a studio crew and a on-track crew. For example, in F1, the Speed trio of Varsha, Hobbs, and Machett doesn't generally travel to the races and instead do the broadcasts from Speed's studio in Charlotte. They rely on a single pit-crew reporter (Will Buxton) to do local angles. But this is for races in far-flung corners of the world on huge outdoor tracks where there is very little, if any, advantage to being able to look out the window vs. watching a monitor. In SX where there is a stadium and you can see the entire track, I would think being able to watch the action from a press box would be very advantageous.

Anybody know if the Sheheen, Emig, and RC are actually at the SX races?

- Mark
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