Carlos Sainz to take you through Portugal Rally

Carlos Sainz to take you through Portugal Rally

18.05.2017: Portugal: An all-time classic rally thatís set to be faster than ever. With an all-time classic driver Ė Carlos Sainz - to take you through it.

Portugal: An all-time classic rally that’s set to be faster than ever. With an all-time classic driver – Carlos Sainz - to take you through it.






 
Rally Portugal, brought you by a Red Bull TV presenting team starring two-time World Rally Champion Carlos Sainz, is one of the most awesome events on the calendar – featuring soft gravel roads through some jaw-dropping scenery. This year Rally Portugal celebrates its 50th anniversary, although it’s only returned to the North of the country for the last two seasons.
 


And it’s set to be an even bigger challenge than usual, according to the drivers and co-drivers who have just completed the recce - the practice run over the stages at low speeds that all crews carry out before the rally start, which enables them to write the pace-notes.
 


One of those co-drivers is Spain’s Marc Marti: among the most experienced navigators on the event, with 180 WRC starts behind him. Now he co-drives for Dani Sordo at Hyundai, but previously he sat alongside Sainz, from 2003 to 2004. Naturally he’s got loads of memories of his time with the Spanish legend, which resulted in two wins: Turkey 2003 and Argentina 2004 (Carlos’s 26th and last WRC victory).
 


“It was a big surprise and a huge privilege for me to get the call to be Carlos’s co-driver in 2003,” says Marc. “Carlos is a huge perfectionist and he showed me so many new things about how to work better or see things differently. I’ve never met anyone who is more focussed than him – he’s always thinking about the car and how to improve it – but he’s also a perfect gentleman.”


 
Having driven through all the stages over the last couple of days, Marc reckons that this year’s Portugal Rally is going to be the one of the most demanding ever. “There are a lot of new stages, some in the opposite direction compared to previous years and others that are totally new,” he adds.



“But what’s going to make the rally really fast is the fact that the roads have been repaired, so they've got wider and faster. We had quite a lot of rain before the rally, which means that the surface will be quite soft, especially during the second run over the stages in the afternoons.”
 


Carlos’s most long-standing co-driver was Luis Moya, who was alongside him from 1988 until 2002, when Moya retired from co-driving. In fact, Moya only ever co-drove for Sainz, racking up a total of 161 rallies (and 24 wins) with the Spanish maestro. And the first one of those events that launched their shared history was here in Portugal, back in 1988.
 


“For me, being with Carlos was like going to university every day,” says Luis. “I learned so much from him, but it was not just me – I think everyone learned from Carlos. In my opinion, you can break the World Rally Championship down into two eras: before Carlos and after Carlos.




He introduced so many new things into the sport: we were the first to do a regular programme of physical training and the first non-Nordic people to win in Finland. Carlos is the ultimate professional, always the first to arrive and the last to leave. And you’ll see this in what he does with Red Bull TV as well: he takes everything so seriously and I know he’s very well-prepared for this latest job.”


 
Tonight, the competitors will tackle just one short 3.36-kilometre opening super special stage in Lousada, before the real action – and Red Bull TV’s coverage – begins tomorrow. Eight stages are on the menu during Friday, with full highlights, including detailed analysis from Carlos Sainz, shown in the evening.





 
RED BULL TV BROADCAST SCHEDULE




Friday 19 May: Highlight Show - 22:00 (local time WEST) / 23:00 CEST

Saturday 20 May: Live Coverage - 14:50 (local time WEST) / 15:50 CEST

Saturday 20 May: Highlight Show - 22:00 (local time WEST) / 23:00 CEST

Sunday 21 May: Highlight Show - 22:00 (local time WEST) / 23:00 CEST



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