Well its not exactly TV coverage, but its a pretty cool way to find out EXACTLY what the non professionals are doing on a day to day basis.
The riders ring in daily with updates whilst they are riding/competing with Sat phones. I know there are no pictures, but you can listen when you want (i.e. in work in my case...)and I figure you never really get to see what you want on TV anyway unless you happen to be a fan of KTM factory teams.
I've heard some cool stuff from the riders mid stage when they are stuck in dunes, lost, or broken down. I cant believe some of them actually find the time to call!!
We have quite a few UK riders this year including Mick Extance, 1/2 of Scotland racing under the name SCOTLAND TO DAKAR
, and Team Frontrow GB
who are probably Britains best EVER chance for a top placing (arguably) ever. It should be a great race.
Check out 'www.adventure-spec.com' for daily updates and filtered Rally Radio reports from the teamfrontrowGB guys.
If we all keep our fingers crossed and hold our breaths who knows what might happen.....