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Christmas has lost its appeal and New Year's Night is now spent trying to work out who these people are on Hootenannay whilst fighting to stay awake until midnight.

Winter is bleak.

But then all of a sudden: cobalt blue skies, snow, ice and very rapid motor cars. Oh how I love the Monte Carlo Rally... every year it weaves its magic. Sure, it will all get a bit strung out compared with other WRC rounds. Yes, there are others I prefer to actually attend - Sanremo and Zlin to name but two. But as a TV show (or rather as an internet show) it's certainly put a smile on my face. Hope you're all enjoying it too.
 

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>(or rather as an internet show)

Got links? -Yes, certainly I can find some without trouble, but what good coverage are you watching?

Also suggestions for non-english coverage would be most welcome. That way I can dodge the narration without losing the ambient.
 

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On the WRC+ app although it's only in English or Spanish. You have to pay for it - I gather that they've even cut the live audio-only commentary on the website when the stages are live and just turn it on again for all the babble between the stages. But I'd rather pay for WRC than F1.
 

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Sanremo and Zlin to name but two
At the end of each of the last 5(ish) WRC seasons, I've vowed to ditch my WRC-watching in favour of ERC and/or historic rallying the next season. Then, by the end of January, I've got drawn-in again by the Monte.

I'm not a lover of current World Rally Cars (or R5s, come to that) - they're too much like a modern-day Group B. I'd much rather rallying was production-based. Bring back Group A.
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The sport is far more interesting when fans can actually buy production versions of the cars they love to watch. At least when WRCar rules were first introduced you could actually buy an Escort, Impreza, Lancer or Octavia with 4wd.
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Although I have great respect for the skills of Seb Loeb, I was never really a fan in his first WRC run, but now, I can't help but want him (and Daniel) to do well. Two stage wins so far, hope he gets onto the podium.

Its great action and intrigue, and of course Rallye Monte-Carlo is very special.

As soon as WRC All Live started, I subscribed and have not regretted it, even though there has been down-time occasionally and some commentators can be a bit annoying. The presentation aspects are still maturing, hopefully better this (second) season .

Could do with a couple more events in the calendar as there can be long breaks.

https://plus.wrc.com/en/

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Colin Clark roaring like Mufasa in The Lion King every ten seconds is really hard work, I admit.

My favourite series to watch on TV is the Finnish F-Cup - or it was until those Motorsport Network types closed down Motors(port) TV.

Amateur rallying is enormous fun to take part in but usually terrible viewing as you watch guys going about half as fast as they think they're going. But in F-Cup it's completely balls-out. Stig in a short wheelbase Quattro was less committed. It's magical stuff.

 

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Oh awesome! Thank you!

And it's a double-gift -- Finland is the twin of where I was born in Canada. /Everything/ rushed back - smells, temperatures, gravel roads.. oh my. Many thanks.
 
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