Enormous logistic effort for Istanbul
DTM’s Istanbul debut is imminent. This weekend, Europe’s most popular touring car series is going to contest its inaugural race in Turkey: the tenth and penultimate round of the 2005 season, held at the all new ‘Istanbul Speed Park’. For the logisticians of the teams, the travel to Turkey represents a major challenge. Hence, the cars and a total of 1,860 tons of material started the trip to Turkey already past Saturday.
In Triest, Italy, the trucks and the DTM racers were shipped aboard the ferries to Pendik, the harbour of the Turkish metropolis. Following a 56-hour sea passage, the cargo – consisting of goods such as 20 DTM cars, two Safety-Cars, 1,200 Dunlop tires or 15,000 litres Aral Ultimate – arrived at the city located on the Bosporus.
At the same time, TV production company ‘WIGE’ also shipped tons of material to Istanbul for the live coverage to Germany and further 35 countries worldwide. Altogether, 30 cameras and 27 kilometres of cable on 88 cable reels were boxed for the TV coverage. Furthermore, an outside broadcast van and a helicopter for the broadcasting of the onboard pictures also set off to the Turkish DTM venue. There, a stuff of about 90 persons will make sure that the TV audience around the world will have the chance of witnessing the Turkish DTM round on the spectacular level it is accustomed to.