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…
Watch this video and you’ll understand why people lose their minds over Rally Finland. I could tell you it’s the fastest event on the World Rally Championship calendar, but that wouldn’t explain it in the way that a car flying sideways through the air set up for another flat out corner does.
The World Rallycross Championship is headed to Canada this weekend for their only event in the Americas. Hoccy has come down with a serious case of “I’m-too-busy-for-this-shit-itis,” so he’s asked me to cover for him this round. Cool.
Back in 2012, Americans Chris Duplessis and Alex Kihurani made it to Finland to run the round of the World Rally Championship. To everyone in the U.S. rally community, it felt like a victory in and of itself. Watch this video and understand why.
The summer of speed flies on, and this weekend it could make rally history.
There’s plenty of racing this weekend, but sadly, not enough of it is on dirt. If you can’t wait for more dirt, this completely ridiculous highlight reel from Rally Poland should suffice.
The FIA World Rallycross Championship goes to the country where it might be the most popular this weekend. 50 000 people, mostly crazy and/or drunk, are expected to show up to a rural track in Höljes, Värmland. This may also be the best track we see in this championship.
Hold on to your butts, we’re about to go fast.
The World Rally Championship visited Sardinia earlier this month, a rough, high-flying event that ate at least one drone. Here’s the (non-crashing) footage that made one drone’s demise worth it, at least in my eyes.