• Feb 4, 2010
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Assuming for a moment that you won't be watching any stages live, what could possibly be better than strapping into the living room recliner and watching World Rally Championship coverage here in the United States? How about watching that very same coverage in glorious high definition? You're in luck, as Discovery's HD Theater plans to air the entire 2010 season, the start of which is coming up fast.

The action will begin on Thursday, February 25th at 10 PM Eastern with the Rally Sweden event. Racing will continue on Friday and a follow-up episode will be aired the following Sunday night from 10-11 PM ET. The second race, the Corona Rally Mexico, will follow the same schedule from Thursday, March 18th through Sunday, March 21st.

In case you're wondering, Ken Block will indeed be taking part in the 2010 Rally Sweden behind the wheel of his brand new Ford Focus RS, giving American viewers a hometown hero to pull for. Air dates for the remainder of the 2010 WRC season will be announced later.



[Source: Discovery's HD Theater]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Does anyone know if Discovery HD in Canada will be picking these up? There seems to be a huge disconnect between the US and Canada Discovery programming.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Go go Raikkonen!
      • 4 Years Ago
      So glad to see coverage picked up by someone in the US. Some of the best racing around. Kudos to Discovery HD. Too bad Speed channel has their head up their a$$ has gone the way of MTV with their reality TV programming. Thank FOX for that.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Amen to Speed TV2. The current Speed can't be bothered with real racing anymore. That would take away too many episodes of Wrecked or Bullcrap one helluva a bore.

        It was nice to see 16 hours of coverage for the Rolex 24. The guy that approved that has surely been fired by now. :)
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's time for a Speed TV 2, "Where The Racing Is At."
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ken is running a Fiesta in the US with Rally America, and a Focus WRC in a few selected WRC events.

      I am very excited for WRC to return to HD Theater. The only reason I got HDTV was to watch WRC. I just wish there was coverage of Rally America and IRC rally events.
      • 4 Years Ago
      if you can wait a day or two racing underground can help you with bt-ness.
      • 4 Years Ago
      So when is the next WRC race and when will it be televized on Discovery? I think they said Rally Jordan is next on the schedule, sometime in April. Or was the Mexico Rally the last to be televized? Hope they plan to cover the entire series this year.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Im confused, Rally Sweden starts Thursday 11 February - Sunday 14 February

      Why HD Theater showing 2 weeks later? Pointless.
        • 4 Years Ago
        my sentiments exactly..what gives?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Huge thankyous to Discovery for cutting the deal to get the previews and the dailes like the rest of the world. I am sure the viewer shares will reflect this as a good move.

      And continued thanks to Eurosport for covering the drivers that actually perform. I have every expectation the name Ken Block will only be read as an also ran or a dnf at the conclusion of each program. Enough of the showboat already. Go to Vegas and peddle your act like Celine Dion and other has beens.
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      • 4 Years Ago
      Ill root for ken block when he proves to me hes not just some energy drink pounding stunt driver.....hes going against THE best drivers in the world this time.... not just travis pastrana
        • 4 Years Ago
        Thanks for correcting me. Hope you feel better about that. Here's the actual schedule...god forbid there be anything of actual value in this article:

        FIRST RALLY - SWEDEN

        Thursday, February, 25th
        # 10pm: Preview: Swedish Rally, 1 x 30 (PREMIERE) Repeats @ 1am, 5am
        # 10:30pm: Swedish Rally Day 1, 1 x 30 (PREMIERE) Repeats @ 1am, 5am

        Friday, February, 26th
        # 10pm: Swedish Rally Day 2, 1 x 30 (PREMIERE) Repeats @ 1am, 5am
        # 10:30pm: Swedish Rally Day 3, 1 x 30 (PREMIERE) Repeats @ 1am, 5am

        Saturday, February, 27th
        # 9am: Preview: Swedish Rally, 1 x 30 (REPEAT)
        # 9:30am: Swedish Rally Day 1, 1 x 30 (REPEAT)
        # 10am: Swedish Rally Day 2, 1 x 30 (REPEAT)
        # 10:30am: Swedish Rally Day 3, 1 x 30 (REPEAT)

        Sunday, February, 28th
        # 10pm: PREMIERE = Rally Sweden, 1 x 60 Repeats @ 1am, 5am

        SECOND RALLY - MEXICO

        Thursday, March, 18th
        # 10pm: Preview: Mexico Rally, 1 x 30 (PREMIERE) Repeats @ 1am, 5am
        # 10:30pm: Mexico Rally Day 1, 1 x 30 (PREMIERE) Repeats @ 1am, 5am

        Friday, March, 19th
        # 10pm: Mexico Rally Day 2, 1 x 30 (PREMIERE) Repeats @ 1am, 5am
        # 10:30pm: Mexico Rally Day 3, 1 x 30 (PREMIERE) Repeats @ 1am, 5am

        Saturday, March, 20th
        # 9am: Preview: Mexico Rally, 1 x 30 (REPEAT)
        # 9:30am: Mexico Rally Day 1, 1 x 30 (REPEAT)
        # 10am: Mexico Rally Day 2, 1 x 30 (REPEAT)
        # 10:30am: Mexico Rally Day 3, 1 x 30 (REPEAT)
        • 4 Years Ago
        ummmm, this isn't the same coverage as last year.

        Last year Discovery HD Theater ran a 1 hour highlight show for each event, this year they'll have a preview show before each rally and all three days will have their own highlight show.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Discovery HD is awesome.. its like all car oriented shows that they run.

      Cant wait for this season of motorsports, it should be a good one.
      • 4 Years Ago
      For those tuning in and wondering where Ken is, he will not be starting his WRC campaign until Mexico. He will NOT be in Sweden (at least not driving, he may be watching).

      http://www.wrc.com/jsp/index.jsp?lnk=101&id=6801&desc=Block%27s+Monster+dream+to+run+for+at+least+three+years+
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