The Special Stage TV series is well and truly underway for 2015, with a look back at what last year’s BTRDA Championships threw up, and the first round of the Manx Rally Championship, the Chris Kelly Memorial Rally.
Ahead of the first episode of the BTRDA Rally Championship on Motors TV, the Wyedean Rally (read down to see what a spectacle that was!), the Producers thought a little ‘warm-up’ was in order, so tomorrow night, Wednesday 18th February sees us bring rally fans a very special episode of Special Stage Extra – our magazine show which proved to popular over the course of last season.
Special Stage Extra is all about showcasing the best clubman rallying the UK and Ireland has to offer; a chance for events which wouldn’t ordinarily make it onto your TV screens to get a share of the limelight. So we thought it would be a great idea to put together what we think makes British rallying so great – we even got creative with the title – “This is Rallying”.
From the very best in-car footage to the most spectacular near misses (and near saves), to exclusive interviews with current WRC stars and nostalgic looks back to the time we’ve spent with ex British Rally Champions and stars of the future, “This is Rallying” will get you in the mood for the BTRDA, which hits your screens in a couple of weeks.
The best bit of all, if you ask me is that I’ve been able to shine the spotlight on some of rallying’s unsung heroes – we catch up with some of the volunteers behind the opening round of the 2015 BTRDA Championship. And I promise it’s something I’ll make sure we do a lot more of this year.
Rallying is a team sport, and we started with a promise to recognise co-drivers as well as drivers. Now we’re going to include as many of the people behind the scenes as we can catch up with during the year – want to be on TV? Get in touch!
Make sure you tune in tomorrow night at 8:30pm on Motors TV (Sky Channel 447) for “This is Rallying” – I’ll see you there!