Crashed Ice, Round 1 - Munich, Germany

15 January, 2011 at 15:57 (GMT)

By Christine Blachford

Last year, we really enjoyed watching the Crashed Ice final, taking place in Quebec. We liked it so much that we live commented the whole thing. At the time, we barely had any idea what was going on, and didn't realise that we had missed some earlier rounds until at least partway through.

This year, although we're still not a lot wiser in terms of who is taking part (although I will always remember the name Niefnecker), we've managed to catch the event from it's very beginning. There was an element of luck involved. I looked at my to-do list, saw the words Crashed Ice and had a peek at the official site, where there was a countdown for this very day.

Sidepodcast F1: Crashed Ice training in Tyrol

Credit: Jarno Schurgers/Red Bull Photofiles

Crashed Ice training in Tyrol

Phew!

There's a live stream on the site itself, and the action kicks off at 17:45 GMT. I don't know how much interest in this there will be, but I know I certainly enjoyed it enough last time to warrant having a post all to myself! I hope you will join me if you have a spare few minutes though. The action is fast and furious, and sometimes it looks a bit painful.

Catching the event from the very first round leaves me in good stead to learn enough over the course of the next three meets, so that by the time the final rolls round in March, I could perhaps Factbyte Factbox it. We will have to see how that goes.

For now, sit back, or sit on the edge of your seat, and enjoy the first round of Crashed Ice.

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