Review: 2017 World Rally Championship DVD

The highlights of the 2017 World Rally Championship season will give future WRC fans an incredible insight into the championship

The season review starts by setting the scene strongly. It introduces the WRC field, the new aggressively-styled cars and what challenges the drivers will face in the year ahead. The in-depth explanations continue throughout the review, giving fans a real behind-the-scenes view into the championship.

It's not just about the action - stories such as Sebastien Ogier 2018 contract negotiations and what upcoming drivers were looking for a full-time seat are also covered, which allows fans to understand the wider context of the season.

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The in-depth nature of the review, as well as the action-packed season it covers, means it's fast-paced and, unless already the viewer is already familiar with the WRC, it can - at times - be difficult to keep up.

For each rally, only the best bits of each stage are included and, though the narration does a good job of covering what occurred, this stop-start approach means it's easy to miss the occasional important moment - sometimes wondering why a driver has lost so much time on a stage.

But best thing about the review is that it makes it easy to see just how much each driver cares about the WRC, with interviews - conducted straight after stages and once they have had time to reflect on their drives - getting across the emotion, energy and effort they put in.

Including these interviews, as well as the intercom messages between driver and co-driver during the stages, helps the viewer connect with the drivers and the drama that unfolds on the snow, mud, and gravel.

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