I just watched the first few races and am surprisingly disapointed. It has a distinct 'circus spectacle' feel rather than a motorsport event.
I admit that I do not know what the rules are, what classes run, modifications are allowed, etc. I don't see how Team operations like Pastrana's NA Rally Subaru, if that is what it is, are competing against what appears to lower level cars.
Additionally the announcers focus so much on the gap jump that the rest of the course seems to be irrelevant. I love Rally racing, and understand that it needs to be "X-Gamed" up to attract new fans, however it just seems to have swung too far toward the "X-Game spectacle" and too far from what it is, a one of a kind Motorsport event.
How in the world can a guy like Deegan, with nearly no Rally car racing experience, be competing in a world class race like this? That is not a rhetorical question, is he really the most talented driver available?
I give it a C-minus.