One of the biggest travesties of the Volkswagen World Rally Championship team shutting down was that it left its very last rally winner, Andreas Mikkelsen, without a ride for 2017. His more experienced teammates Sébastien Ogier and Jari-Matti Latvala easily landed on other teams, but Mikkelsen was out of top-level…
If there’s any greater pain than crashing out of a race, it’s crashing when you’re so close to finishing that you can see the finish line.
We’re continuing the busy part of the fantasy game season here at the Rally Takeover, with what might be the last time we will ever see FIA World Rallycross at Lydden Hill.
It’s the ultimate Volkswagen teammate grudge match: mano a mano, car versus car. Ex-teammates Sébastien Ogier and Jari-Matti Latvala battled it out side by side on the first super special stage of Rally Portugal.
We in America are not particularly familiar with tarmac rallies—traditional rallies run flat out on closed public roads—but in Europe they are some of the toughest (and most dangerous) races you can find. The very toughest is the legendary Druidale stage, and here’s why it keeps this reputation.
Did you have a rough go of Rally Argentina? Well rejoice, it’s time for Rally de Portugal and damn does it look good this year!
The FIA World Rallycross Championship rushes further into the season with another round this weekend. The teams travel from Germany to Belgium where Francois Duval has challenged the rallycross elite in what is as close to his backyard as possible.
European Rally Championship driver Tomasz Kasperczyk may be the guardrail’s biggest fan after one kept his car from flying down a steep hill at the Rally Islas Canarias.
Busy days! The third round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship is just around the corner, only a forthnight after Montalegre! Will everyone be able to handle the pressure and score important points for the championship?
One thing you don’t think electric cars can typically do is rally. Long distances, probably very few charging stations along the way—it doesn’t really sound like a place where an electric car can flourish. And then there’s this Nissan Leaf.
Sometimes I think that rally teams should be the only ones allowed to touch my car. If you want something fixed fast and right, you probably need Kris Meeke’s crew from the Citroën team. Meeke’s car looked like a write-off after a crash, yet it was back up and ready to race in just three hours.
Sometimes there’s just one tricky, evil part of a rally stage that breaks cars. During last weekend at Poland’s Śląska Rally, a moist section of road liked to slide people breaking from a faster part of the stage right into a car-eating, sometimes car-flipping ditch.
Rally Mexico had one of the most incredible ends to a rally ever, with Citroën World Rally Championship driver Kris Meeke winning the rally despite flying off the road for a detour through a spectator parking lot. Now Citröen has remixed the video to offer several funny explanations for that detour.
There’s little more fun that getting your hands on a normal road car, prepping it for a rally and getting to send it—oh shit oh shit oh no this has not gone well.
Give me a break. Titles are hard.
Welcome to the second round of Fantasy WorldRX, where we head to Portugal and Montalegre. Situated in the mountains of the northern part of the country this track can exhibit both proper sunshine and summer as well as torrential rain and nasty slippery conditions. Who will score the most points here?
My rally has come along
My lonely days are over
And exhaust is like a song, oh yeah
World Rally Championship fan Jiří Tureček happened to be in the right place at the right time after Toyota driver Juho Hänninen hit a bridge near the end of Stage 1 of this weekend’s Tour de Corse. The hard hit caused fuel to leak out, which sparked a weirdly mesmerizing fire when viewed in slow motion.
Whoever set up the start of the 2017 WRC season certainly was in the mood to mix it up, as the all-tarmac Tour de Corse is our fourth different surface type in as many events. And boy is it a doozy.
First race of the Canadian Rally Championship and American Rally Association Championship! Pastrana, Higgins, Drew, L’Estage, and Kihurani!