Courtesy of Red Bull TV Media Service
Rally Spain comes to you live today on Red Bull TV from SS10, El Montmell, at 12:50 (local time). Your guide to the action is the unmistakable voice of guest reporter Luis Moya – who won his home rally twice in 1992 and 1995 alongside Carlos Sainz. “I think this has been one of the most exciting seasons in the whole history of the world championship,” says Luis. “I can’t wait to find out what happens today.”
Moya, alongside his partners in crime Mike Chen and WRC expert Matthew Wilson, are going to be stage-side as the action unfolds, for 75 minutes of thrills including some special features as well as live coverage, with the rally switching to asphalt this morning following a unique opening day on gravel.
The surprise leader after the opening day in Spain was Norway’s Andreas Mikkelsen on his debut for Hyundai, but Scandinavians are traditionally stronger on gravel than on asphalt. Can Mikkelsen hold onto his advantage, while learning a new car on sealed surfaces as well?
When it comes to the championship battle, tightly poised between M-Sport’s Sebastien Ogier and Hyundai driver Thierry Neuville, it’s the Frenchman who currently holds the advantage after a strong opening day in which his rival Neuville slightly regretted his soft tyre choice. With a 17-point deficit to Ogier, Neuville has vowed to go flat-out on asphalt today. Will it be a case of ‘who dares, wins’?
Look out for a fightback from Kris Meeke and Citroen as well: back in the lead battle after a mid-season wobble. Toyota however has been unlucky on the rally so far, with Jari-Matti Latvala retiring due to mechanical problems following an impact yesterday, and his team mates struggling to get into the top positions. Will the switch to asphalt today make the difference for the Japanese squad? Luis – who won both his titles with Toyota – analyses everything that’s happened up to now, together with Mike and Matt.
Also in the show is Luis’s chat with co-drivers Julien Ingrassia and Nicolas Gilsoul: the men who know the secrets of Ogier and Neuville respectively better than anyone else. They provide great insight into what it’s like to be right in the middle of a championship fight, trying to find those fractions of a second at every corner that make the difference between victory and defeat.
Finally, Red Bull TV’s exclusive live ghost feature brings the competition to life by comparing cars in real time thanks to state-of-the-art digital graphics. This new technology shows the drivers ‘racing’ each other on the same stage, with every moment of braking, acceleration and steering faithfully reproduced – so you can see which crews are quick, where, and why.
Who will reign in Spain this weekend? Find out for yourself directly as the action happens. If you miss this afternoon’s live show, it can be watched at any time after the broadcast begins, while highlights tonight begin at 22:00 (local time).
RED BULL TV BROADCAST SCHEDULE
Highlights show (30min) Friday 6 October 22:00 (local time)
Live coverage SS10 (75min) Saturday 7 October 12:50 (local time)
Highlights show (30min) Saturday 7 October 22:00 (local time)
Highlights show (30min) Sunday 8 October 22:00 (local time)
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