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.
I know it’s a bold claim to make in today’s era of hyper-collectible, ultra-rare 911 variants, but I would have been totally fine if Porsche had made more than only 20 of these Group B 911 SC/RSes. They look and sound awesome and I need more. Just watch this rare Porsche slide around and you’ll understand.
We’re going straight to Hell, Norway for the next round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship. This is one of the classic rallycross tracks that often produce both interesting racing and results, and with EuroRX joining picking the right drivers will be incredibly hard!
I just got back from STPR in Pennsylvania and am seriously sleep deprived, so this is going to be pretty much the shortest fantasy preview ever.
This is Bill Petrow in his Nissan 240SX recording the fastest rear-wheel drive run of ‘America’s Best’ rally stage at last weekend’s Southern Ohio Forest Rally. The speed is good. The flames are better.
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.