Canal+ has acquired for several seasons, from 2019, the rights to broadcast the world rally Championship (WRC), released so far by the chain The Team, announced the group Friday. This return occurs at a strategic time, as Sebastien Ogier, five-time world champion, returns to the bosom of the team Citroen. He will find there, several times, Sébastien Loeb, nonuple champion of the world, which, in the absence of driving with the stop by Peugeot in the WRX, will do some assignments in the WRC with the brand to the rafters.

a Few appartiions of Sebastien Loeb will spice up the champonnat constructor, because it would be to gain valuable points for rafters

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The special will be broadcast live on Canal+ Sport and abstracts will be published on various channels of Canal+. Each season, on the occasion of the Monte-Carlo rally (24-27 January) and the rally of France (28-31 march), the string in the clear C8 will broadcast a special live, and summaries of the races.

Rallies and Formula 1

If he lost the main rights of French football and european level for the next few seasons, the Canal+ group is back in the race to the level of mechanical sports, with in particular the rights of the Formula 1, the championship of France rally and the world Championship of Moto GP. The group has also invested in boxing, and golf.

” The WRC is a historic competition and praised by many fans. After the recent acquisition of the world championship Moto GP that we will be releasing in the month of march 2019, we are strengthening ourselves singularly and we are able to offer a motorsport incredible and unmatched in France on Canal+, ” said the sports director of Canal+, Thierry Cheleman.