Today we turn another page in the history of dailysportscar.com, now in our 15th year, following on from the groundbreaking web reporting efforts of our founding Editor Malcolm Cracknell with Sportscarworld whose history goes back for a further seven years or so.
This new version of DSC is our fifth major redesign, and you’ll find some important changes.
DSC 5.0 is fully optimised for mobile devices and will give a much better reading experience for those of you that habitually catch up with our world on a smaller screen.
With the move three years ago to a fully free-to-view business model the new site has allowed us to strip out some of the backroom clutter that is no longer required on voyage.
We’ve rethought the navigation of the site, in consultation with some of our regular readers, and have tried to keep the thorny task of finding that item you wanted to refer to easier too.
We have no plans whatsoever though to change either our style, our stance, or the sense of fun we hold dear in providing the best and most in-depth reporting of all that is important in the world of GT, sportscar and endurance racing anywhere on the Web.
How in-depth – Well since the last version of DSC went live in late 2012 it has hosted 7,500 separate news and feature items – That averages out at around six per day, every day.
Included in that total are around 750 photo galleries, averaged out at around 40 items per gallery that alone means that our team of photographers have presented some 30,000 gallery images to our readers.
And there’s more to come, much, much more, including new partnerships, and some big surprises.
One last piece of housekeeping for today as we prepare for the biggest race of the year.
New Deputy Editor
The launch of the new site gives us an ideal opportunity to announce a new Deputy Editor for Dailysportscar.
Stephen Kilbey joined us as a Race Reporter back in 2012 and has been with us ever since, expanding his racing horizons whilst completing a degree course in Sports Journalism.
With his studies now completed he starts a new full-time career, as a very important part of the growing DSC family.
He’ll be a key part of our travelling team for the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours and will add a full season of reporting live on the FIA WEC to a growing collection of stamps in his passport!
David Lord and I would like to thank the team at TJS Online for their efforts in putting the new site together. Almost inevitably though there will be the odd glitch with such a huge amount of material.
If you do find any broken links or other issues please let us know by using our contact page to reach out to us and we’ll do our best to fix them as soon as possible.