Media Applications for the 2017 Yokohama World Time Attack Challenge are NOW OPEN
Media Applications close on the 1st of July.
How to Apply:
You ARE considered a Media Representative if:
1. You are working for (full/part time or contract) a publishing company.
(i.e. Bauer Media, Fairfax, Express etc) Limit 2 people per publication.
2. You are working for a legitimate, well ranking automotive news website.
(ie Drive.com, TheMotorReport.com.au, CarsGuide.com.au etc) Limit 2 people per website
3. You are working for an approved automotive video production company (ie OptionDVD) Limit 5 per company.
As WTAC is producing Live Stream and TV content, restrictions may apply to commercial video productions.
If your publication requires special consideration contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
You are NOT considered a Media Representative if:
• You have a personal Facebook page where you publish your photos.
• You have a personal YouTube channel where you publish your videos.
• You have a personal blog where you publish your photos.
• Your friend is competing at the event and you want to take photos for him.
• You are under 18 years old.
World Time Attack Media FAQ
Q: Does all media need to attend the Media Briefing?
A: Yes. The Media Briefing is compulsory. If you haven’t attended the Media Briefing you may not permitted to enter the restricted areas of the track.
Q: If I don’t have a Media Pass can I still photograph around the garages?
A: Yes. WTAC is one of the few motorsport events that lets you get close and personal with the race cars and their crew. Normal, common sense rules apply; don’t obstruct the movement of the car, the crew or other spectators.
Q: Are there any places I can’t go without a Media Pass?
A: You cannot enter the track or the pit lane without a Media Pass. You must also not jump over the fence dividing the spectator area and the track. You can, however, get spectacular views from the top of the pit garage building and the Subaru building, both of which are open to spectators.
Q: I have a personal blog where I put all my motorsport pictures. Can I apply for a Media Accreditation?
A: You can apply, but unless your blog is the size of Speedhunters or MotoIQ, you are not likely to be approved.
Q: I write/photograph for an online magazine. Can I apply for a Media Accreditation?
A: Yes, providing it’s a legitimate e-zine. You will move up the priority list if you have articles from our past events published.
Q: I’m photographing a friend/customer/employer that has a race car/exhibit at WTAC. Can I get a Media Pass?
A: You probably don’t need it as you can get most of your shots from the public-access areas.
Q: I have a side-kick that carries all my photo/video gear for me. Will he still need a Media Pass?
A: Yes, anyone entering the track or any areas closed to the public needs a Media Pass.
Q: Is there a limit of media passes issued per publication?
A: Yes. We would rather allow 20 magazines with 2 photographers each than 4 magazines with 10 photographers each.
Q: I’m a motoring journo and won’t really need to get onto the track, do I still need a media pass?
A: No. All you need is a general entry ticket. Note: A general entry ticket will not get you into the Media Room.
Q: I’ve covered WTAC previously and have my pictures published in a number of publications. Will I be given priority approval?
A: Yes. You’ll most likely be in the first batch of approved applications.
Q: Can I get kicked out from WTAC for not observing the track rules?
A: Yes. Those of you who have attended previous events know that it’s run on a tight schedule, so there’s always something happening at the track. This means you have to be alert at all times and behave in a safe manner. The Track Marshalls report any dangerous behaviour to the Control Tower who, in turn, reports them to us requesting a warning or removal of the person deemed behaving inappropriately. The Control Tower can stop the event until that has been addressed – something neither us or anyone attending the event wants.
We’ve had minimal issues with the Media Representatives over the last couple of years (thank you all) and would like to keep it that way, so make sure you read and understand the track rules outlined on the Media Rules page.
It is YOUR responsibility to familiarise yourself with the Media Track Rules before the event. Any infringement risks being kicked off the track and banned from future events.
MOTOR SPORT IS DANGEROUS
In exchange for being able to attend or participate in the event, (and as a condition of the purchase or issue of this ticket), you agree:
• to release Confederation of Australian Motor Sport Ltd (“CAMS”) and Australian Motor Sport Commission Ltd, promoters, sponsor organisations, land owners and lessees, organisers of the event, their respective servants, officials, representatives and agents (collectively, the “Associated Entities”) from all liability for your death, personal injury (including burns), psychological trauma, loss or damage (including property damage) (“harm”) howsoever arising from your participation in or attendance at the event, except to the extent prohibited by law;
• that CAMS and the Associated Entities do no t make any warranty, implied or express, that the event services will be provided with due care and skill or that any materials provided in connection with the services will be fit for the purpose for which they are supplied; and
• to attend or participate in the event at your own risk. You acknowledge that:
• the risks associated with attending or participating in the event include the risk that you may suffer harm as a result of:
• motor vehicles (or parts of them) colliding with other motor vehicles, persons or property;
• acts of violence and other harmful acts (whether intentional or inadvertent) committed by persons attending or participating in the event; and
• the failure or unsuitability of facilities (including grand-stands, fences and guard rails) to ensure the safety of persons or property at the event.
• motor sport is dangerous and that accidents causing harm can and do happen and may happen to you.
You accept the conditions of, and acknowledge the risks arising from, attending or participating in the event and being provided with the event services by CAMS and the Associated Entities.