Famed broadcaster John Hindhaugh will be announcing the start of the Operation Motorsport Special Event on Sunday, May 30th. The charity event is co-hosted by Carolinas Region PCA and PCA Sim Racing to benefit the veteran’s organization.
John Hindhaugh (b.1962) is a sports commentator and broadcaster from Sunderland, England. He resides in Thrapston, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom with his wife Eve Hewitt, the managing director of Radio Show Limited, the production company of Radio Le Mans, and IMSA radio, a company they own together.
Hindhaugh is most closely associated with Radio Le Mans, where he debuted in 1989. However his voice can also be heard on motorsport commentary on ITV, Motors TV, Mobil 1 The Grid, XM Satellite Radio, and the video game Need For Speed: Pro Street. Hindhaugh was also part of the very first online live stream for the Race of Champions alongside Bruce Jones.
Hindhaugh was part of the commentary team for American Le Mans Series working alongside Jeremy Shaw, Greg Creamer, Graham Tyler, Joe Bradley and Nick Daman. The American Le Mans Series ended in 2013 when it merged with Grand-Am Road Racing in 2014 and became United SportsCar Championship. Unfortunately, Hindhaugh was not part of the commentary team for the inaugural season, however, he and Radio Show Limited returned from 2015 in a co-production with IMSA, IMSA Radio.
Involved from the start in the World Endurance Championship (and its predecessor ILMC) Radio Show Limited and Hindhaugh provided the commentary for internet radio globally and subsequently provided the feed to accompany the online video stream. From the 2014 World Endurance Championship onwards RSL took on the provision of the TV commentary team for the broadcast of the series to all English language speaking countries receiving the world feed. It was led by Hindhaugh and included Graham Goodwin of Daily Sportscar.
Hindhaugh was also featured in the 2008 documentary Truth in 24 about the Audi Le Mans team as it prepared and raced throughout the 2008 24 Hours of Le Mans. His other film appearances include The Gentleman Driver (2018), Le Mans, Racing is everything (2017), and Journey to Le Mans (2014).
He has previously worked for the BBC and commentated on sports as diverse as ice hockey, basketball, cycling, equestrianism, and football.