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Desert Dingo Racing
GoPro® Sponsoring Desert Dingo Racing 2011 Season with HD Motorsports Hero® Video Cameras
November 11, 2010, Felton, Calif. – Desert Dingo Racing announced today that GoPro, maker of the world’s bestselling and highest performance wearable HD video cameras, is renewing its support for the team in 2011.
Desert Dingo Racing competes in off road desert racing in California and Nevada and is the official World Diabetes Day race car in the Baja 1000. The team raises money to support diabetes awareness and education programs sponsored by the International Diabetes Federation.
“We were one of the first off road racing teams to deploy GoPro cameras back in 2008 specifically because they’re rugged, easy to use and deliver fantastic results,” said team co-founder Jim Graham. “We’ve even rolled the car over one and it continued to film. We’ve run them every race for more than two years and they’ve always captured great video.”
GoPro is providing the race team with two HD Motorsports Hero cameras for the 2011 race season. GoPro’s HD Motorsports HERO is the world’s highest performance 1080p HD on-board video and still photo camera. They provide professional quality 1080p, 960p, and 720p HD resolutions record at 30 frames per second (60 fps in 720p). The HD Motorsports HERO easily mounts to any helmet, motorcycle, ATV, car, plane, jet ski, boat, snowmobile or other vehicle. The camera’s quick-release mounting design makes it easy to re-position the camera around your vehicle for professional quality HD video from several angles.
“Whether it is in the desert or on the dirt track, the GoPro HD HERO is the ideal camera to meet the rigorous demands of off road racing,” said Justin Wilkenfeld, Director of Business Development of GoPro. “We’re impressed with Desert Dingo Racing’s community outreach and are proud to support them.”
GoPro cameras record up to 2.5 hours on a single charge and up to 9 hours total on a 32GB SD card (not included). They can also shoot automatic 5MP photos at 2/5/10/30 and 60 second intervals during your drive or ride, hands free. Press the shutter button once and record up to 2.5 hours of poster-print quality photos.
Based in Half Moon Bay, California, GoPro is the world's leading manufacturer of ultra-convenient wearable and gear mountable digital cameras. Since 2004, GoPro has been designing cameras and accessories that make it easy for people to capture images and video during their favorite activities. Its products include the patented HERO line of shockproof/waterproof wearable cameras and gear-attachment devices.
About Desert Dingo Racing
Desert Dingo Racing is a team of high tech professionals based in Santa Cruz and Silicon Valley who campaign a 1969 VW Beetle in off road races in the U.S. and Mexico. They are the official World Diabetes Day Baja 1000 race car and the team raises money for diabetes education and awareness programs sponsored by the International Diabetes Federation. To learn more, visit http://www.desertdingo.com.