MotoGP chose the headset and microphone from Audio-Technica

RTB Technology Co., Ltd. once again announces pride of the remarkable success winning trust from Dorna Sport S.L., the commercial rights holder of MotoGP™, appointing “Audio-Technica” official Microphone Service Solution Provider for the MotoGP 2019, debuting the first European race of the 2019 MotoGP season at Jerez, Spain in May. before blasting the Thai fans to get closer to the heart of the action from 4th to 6th of October, 2019 at Chang International Circuit, Buriram.

The world’s premier motorcycle circuit racing MotoGP is the oldest established Grand Prix motorsport event organized continually for 80 years. MotoGP therefore places importance on details of racing circuit and premium sound quality. MotorGP has searched for the ultimate audio technology to suit the racing competition since the end of 2018 and finally decided to select microphone solutions from the world’s renowned Audio-Technica for MotoGP 2019. The riders and the officers in the tracks will have spontaneous access to every detail of clear sound every time on every device.

Successful tests resulted in Dorna’s decision to select some 265 Audio-Technica microphones, headsets and monitoring solutions including 53 track feed microphones, 76 interview and ENG camera microphones, and Audio-Technica System 10 2.4GHz wireless microphone solutions for 16 roving ENG cameras.

Audio-Technica’s new 3000 Series handheld wireless systems and new Engineered Sound 925 goosenecks with Dante endpoints are used for the pre & post-race press conferences, while 30 BPHS1 headsets are deployed at various commentary positions. A selection of 72 M60x monitor headphones and E50 in-ear monitors also allow the MotoGP teams to keep an ear on their live audio feeds.

“We immediately noticed a major step-change in track audio acquisition quality when we had the Audio-Technica shotgun microphones installed. With their wide frequency response and high SPL threshold, they seem ideally suited to the sound of the race, and we can now have great quality audio continuity between one camera position and the next.” Daniel Laviñ, Media Technical Director, Dorna Sports said.

Kazuhiro Onizuka, Head of Global Engineering, Audio-Technica, disclosed “We are delighted that we have been selected as MotoGP’s Microphone Services Solution Provider and that Dorna have deployed such a large number of our broadcast microphones, however, I am particularly excited by the close R&D opportunities that we will be able to work on together. Working with Dorna at the actual live MotoGP races around the world is a great extension to our research laboratory, and further demonstrates Audio-Technica’s commitment to sports audio broadcasting.”

Audio-Technica has showcased the excitement and power of microphones and monitor headsets in IBC International Broadcasting Convention, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands in mid-September. In Thailand, MotoGP fans will stay tuned to track and experience the incredible sound from 4th to 6th of October, 2019 at Chang International Circuit, Buriram.