The FIA World Rallycross Championship continues with its second round this weekend, and helps a German touringcar championship start their season!
I have much respect for Walter, one of my favourites. However imagine if Ari had become FIA president instead of Todt? Food for thought...
I strongly believe that the Lancia Delta S4 Group B prototype has to be the nastiest, deadliest and most potent automobile ever created by a major car company, mostly because it’s powered by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine built by crazy people.
If Oregon Trail was anything, it embodied two of rally’s favorite sayings: “hurry up and wait” and “press on regardless.”
Hayden Paddon got his first ever World Rally Championship win last weekend at Rally Argentina after Jari-Matti Latvala rolled out of the lead. The final epic power stage that sealed his win is a mesmerizing downhill descent on rough roads with no shortage of fans lining the surreal, rocky landscape.
Hyundai is currently doing the final pre-homologation tests on their brand new R5-spec car, a 180,000€ all-terrain rocket ship designed to be 90% as fast as a full WRC car at 40% of the price. Now they just need a livery, and they’re turning to the fans for help.
Rally driver Hayden Paddon and co-driver John Kennard didn’t just win the season opener of the New Zealand Rally Championship in their Hyundai i20, they beat the course record by ten seconds.
“I’m not gonna charge forestry for the logging I’ve done,” mused rally driver Sean Keating as he retraced the path of his crash.
You know how it goes, a late night in the garage, a few beers, and when someone suggests wiring the brake lights to the horn, you respond by upping the ante and suggesting reversing the steering so turning the wheel right makes the car go left. And at this hour everyone in the team is just drunk enough to think this…
Well, after whingeing on about what is wrong with the WRC, I have to admit Argentina 2016 was a classic.
Before this season of the WRC, Mads Østberg suddenly found himself without a codriver after longtime partner Jonas Andersson left to drive with Pontus Tidemand. Speculations started and a lot of names were dropped into the mix, but Østberg didn’t look further than to his WRC rival Andreas Mikkelsen.
There’s an old Beavis and Butt-Head episode where the dynamic duo decides to try out a dryer’s spin cycle by climbing inside. That’s probably what it felt like inside the World Rally Championship Volkswagen of Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila when they lost the Rally Argentina lead in a massive rollover.
Welcome to Rally Flashback, where we look at previous versions of the upcoming round of the WRC. This weekend Rally Argentina is the challenge for our drivers, a rally which has been visited since 1979. To gain knowledge about Argentina, we look back to 2002!
When most people think of a rally co-driver, they immediately think of the person sitting shotgun, shouting out all sorts of letter and numbers, potentially including obscenities, while the driver goes flat-out down a mountain road. We at DirtFish like to think that they are the unsung heroes in the sport of rally.…
I apologize, folks. I’ve had an absolutely bugnuts week, so this will be a super express version. For an idea of what Rally Argentina is like (rough and technical) check out the video above.
We start the season in Portugal with the highest altitude event of WorldRX, but with as much power as ever!
I’m not old enough to be able to explain why anyone would want to wear Zubaz pants, but I’m old enough to have seen a grown man wearing them and to be haunted by the memory. I can now blame Ken Block’s RS RX rallycross beast for resurrecting what a significant investment in therapy had tried to kill
“The answer is always Miata.” It’s one of the most overplayed, overused tropes on the internet. Need a practical sedan for a family of five? Get a Miata. Need a tow vehicle for your race car? Get a Miata. Need to carry five tons of building materials from the store to your job site? Get a Miata. Need a rally car? Get…
Hope I see some of you at STPR!
I met him on a short hill overlooking the road, some macho Welsh local covered in rain and dirt, pulling a beer from his poncho and waiting for the next car to wail past. I asked him why he had trekked into the woods, soaked through his boots, standing for hours on the side of a road, just to get sprayed with rocks…