Courtesy of Red Bull TV Media Service
A new guest reporter comes to WRC: two-wheel enduro racer Antoine Méo.
Bastia, 30 March 2018
After a drama-filled Rally Mexico, with Sébastien Loeb leading on day two of his comeback and a brilliant performance from Sébastien Ogier to reaffirm his championship lead, the next stop is Corsica: the first full asphalt rally of the championship, where the two French champions will do battle on home soil.
Rally Corsica: a flat-out blast through the mountains
* Rally Corsica, known alternatively as the ‘Tour de Corse’ and ‘Rally of 10,000 Corners’ is one of the most famous events on the World Rally Championship. Renowned for its mountain roads, spectacular views, relentless series of hairpin bends, and changeable weather, Corsica represents an epic challenge.
* The champion is back! Following his spectacular return in Mexico, nine-time World Rally Champion Sébastien Loeb is in action once more with Citroen in Corsica: an event where in 2005 he won every single stage. The 43-year-old may have been away from the WRC for a few years, but he’s lost none of his fight.
* This year’s route is mainly concentrated at the top of the island around the service park in Bastia Airport. Friday’s action heads south-west of Bastia for two loops of two stages. Saturday is the longest day, extending to the northernmost Cap Corse tip of the island, while the final day heads south for stages on the west coast near Ajaccio, which hosts the finish.
* As well as raw speed and lightning reactions, endurance is a key to success on the Tour de Corse. Each leg contains a long and gruelling stage, culminating in Sunday’s monster 55.17-kilometre test from Vero to Sarrolo–Carcopino.
Get close to the action with Red Bull TV
As usual, there will be enhanced coverage on Red Bull TV this year from every day of the rally, including live coverage of the Super Stage – Novella 1 – at 10:45am CEST on Saturday. It’s available for free on redbull.tv/wrc or via the app, meaning that you can take the rally action with you wherever you go.
The irrepressible Mike Chen is back to host the show, backed up by rally expert Matt Wilson to dissect all the action. On Friday and Saturday, they will be joined by off-road bike rider Antoine Méo, a five-time enduro world champion now chasing Dakar Rally success, bringing a unique perspective to his home WRC round.
RED BULL TV BROADCAST SCHEDULE
Highlights show (40min.) – Friday 6 April – 22:00 local time (CEST)
Live coverage SS7 (85 min.) – Saturday 7 April – 10:45 local time (CEST)
Highlights show (40min.) – Saturday 7 April – 22:00 local time (CEST)
Highlights show (85min) – Sunday 8 April – 22:00 local time (CEST)
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