- We are very proud to be able to offer viewers a long and exciting season, with a lot of live drama. The Rally World Cup is, second to Formula 1, the most prestigious car sports world has to offer, says Ulf Nilsson, project manager.
After each of the 13 World Cup rallies containing the season, SVT will send summaries and for five of the season's competitions, a Rally magazine will also be produced.
- We are doing a tear start already this week (20-26 / 1), when we send three distances from the Monte Carlo premiere and then we wind up further and send four distances from the Swedish Rally in the Värmlands forests, Ulf Nilsson continues.
- It feels very fun to expand our coverage with more stretches of life. There is a majority of drivers in new teams this year and I am convinced that we will see an exciting championship, loaded with pulse-raising action, says Maria Wallberg, program manager for SVT's rally broadcasts.
- Despite the departure of Citroen, we will see one of the most exciting WRC years in a long time. Most drivers in new teams, where Hyundai has got something of a Dream team. Last year's World Cup winner Ott Tänak has switched to Hyundai. Along with the constant two, Thierry Neuville, these two will challenge for the title again this year. The team is complemented by Sebastien Loeb and Dani Sordo who will be sharing the competitions again this year. The series will be rock hard and we will see the majority of even competitions. The decision will not come until the last race in Japan, on asphalt, which is new on the calendar. Together with New Zealand and the classic Safari Rally in Africa, all this is paving the way for one of the most interesting World Cup years in many years, says Jonas Kruse, SVT's rally expert.