In line with @arcada above and qualifying was great (if we take apart those outrageous penalties).
There is room for improvement but a nice way to mix motorsport with global challenges such as climate change and women in motorsport.
They need to modify those penalties to something like getting an arbitrary pit time (from entry to exit) which is…[Read more]
Final race (the main event!) was over by the first ‘corner’ as cars behind the lead car couldnt see through the dust kicked up.
Also only 3 cars in the race? Make it 10 and I’d be interested.
Terrible camera angles just showing dust. They should only use aerial shots and the odd onboard for a sense of the work rate behind the wheel…[Read more]
I enjoy watching the Dakar each year. Extreme E not so much. I watched it on ITV and the coverage was rubbish, it reminded me of the over-hyped US style of sport presentation fluff and very little content. With the actual competition that was shown it would have made a 10 minute program bot the 1 hour that it actually was. Very little of the hears…[Read more]
I’d agree with everything you say there – the dust issue just ruined what could otherwise have been some very interesting races! Although the massive differential in talent between a tarmac driver like Jenson Button and WRC/WRX/Dakar drivers such as Loeb or Sainz may just have made this gap more obvious. Maybe as well as having a male and female…[Read more]
>the stunning visuals of the cars racing through the desert, in particular that camera angle that showed how steep the “drop” was as the cars plunged down the sand dune.
>the commentary team
>the fact that it was free-to-air and available on multiple platforms (BBC iPlayer, Sky Sports, Youtube…)
>qualifying, especially how close the…[Read more]
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