The last round of the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship were held last weekend, and I’ve added up the scores. It was quite tight in the end.
Finally and entirely too soon we’ve reached the end of the season. Time to crown a champion.
I venture out and into the realm of online, generally beset with emails I should respond to, tweet replies I shouldn’t, and bits of news I wish I hadn’t seen in the first place. And then I find myself slowly ambling back to 1980s rally videos.
We’re closing up on the end of the motorsport season. Most championships have been decided, as is the case for the FIA World Rallycross Championship. Most teams thus head to the final event in Cape Town , South Africa with just one goal: Win this event.
With the new car, we figured it was time to try out some real rubber instead of destroying old Pirellis. One of our sponsors, Team Illuminata Motorsport, started importing MRF rally tires this year and wanted us to test them at LSPR in Houghton, MI.
The unbeatable guy named Sébastien has been a dominant force in present-day rallying, with a Seb winning every World Rally Championship drivers’ title since 2004. That could end soon, as newly crowned five-time WRC champion Sébastien Ogier told the WRC he may consider retiring after this season.
The big Formula One track down in Austin that wants to snatch up every series it can for a race weekend just added another to its 2018 schedule. The FIA World Rallycross Championship will race in the U.S. for the first time ever next year, at Circuit of The Americas, of course.
With just two rounds left we’re approaching the end of the season and things are getting tasty.
Hey, remember WRC? That thing we used to talk about? What’s it been, like five years?
The last European round of the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship season will be held at the legendary Estering in Buxtehude outside Hamburg. Top level rallycross events have been held here since the days of Martin Schanche, but never has the level been as high as today.
it’s another busy period in the World of Rallycross, as both the FIA World Rallycross Championship and the FIA European Rallycross Championship gather in Riga, Latvia. This is the last round of the European Championship, and thus the last opportunity for you guys to score huge points this year.
The entry of the upcoming round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship is so large that there are reserve lists for drivers that couldn’t get a spot. This means that you’ll have a whopping 60 drivers to choose from in the top class. Think about that for a second.
Rally racing is unique in the world of motorsport. You race on roads that are normally open to the public but now closed for car racing. What was an intersection with a stop sign last weekend is now a massive jump that lets you clear the whole intersection. You race up mountains and through the woods. You race in the…
The World Rally Championship’s Rallye Deutschland is a ridiculously fast blast through the German countryside, mostly on tarmac. There’s nothing more satisfying than watching these cars bounce around on landing but still somehow—somehow!—keep it under control. Behold, flat-out driving at its craziest.
Weight is the enemy of speed in a car, but if you’ve chucked out the heavy stock stereo system to go racing, you may be out of luck when you’re bored. Fortunately, rally co-driver and friend of Jalopnik Steven Harrell has in-car entertainment covered whenever he’s not barking out directions.
Pro racing drivers compete on circuits all over the world, and World Rallycross driver Andreas Bakkerud definitely makes the best of it with his too-delightful “Snakkerud” vlogs. He’s so dedicated to snacking, he makes a point to try local treats whenever possible, and the food reviews are a joy.
The most exciting WRC season in over a decade continues, and this weekend we’re back on tarmac. With Neuville and Ogier now tied for the lead in the championship the title race effectively starts fresh now.
One of the biggest expenses in racing is tires. In rally, we have to deal with not only worn tires but also the occasional puncture or three. Teams chasing the overall win in heavy AWD cars may want fresh tires every service as tires lose their turn-in over the course of a few stages. This presents an opportunity for…