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On the day that rookie sensation Patricio O’Ward impressed again by posting the fifth-best practice lap for the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, online streaming video service Claro was named by INDYCAR to take over livestreams of NTT IndyCar Series races in O’Ward’s native Mexico and 11 other Latin American nations beginning with Sunday’s race.
Claro will stream the final 14 races of the 2019 season in the first of a multiyear deal and offer on-demand race replays of each event. In Mexico, a season-long subscription to the video channel is available for 779 pesos (approximately $42 USD) and may be billed through Telmex, Telnor or Telcel invoices, by credit card or iTunes.
“I’m really excited this deal is ready and my friends and family will be able to follow each one of my steps in every track on my new career path with INDYCAR,” said O’Ward, a native of Monterrey, Mexico. “The most important thing is that I will feel more connected with all my fans in Latin America, including people from my lovely Mexico. I will keep working with my Carlin team very hard, so they can watch great results and feel proud of me.”
In addition to Mexico, Claro will livestream NTT IndyCar Series races in Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and Peru.
“The NTT IndyCar Series adds to our content offer, complementing the wide range of entertainment offered by Claro video to its users in Mexico and LATAM (Latin American) countries,” said Alberto Islas, Claro video general director. “Entering the exciting world of motor racing gives us the opportunity to reach millions of consumers interested in this area with a new and interesting product.”