All-wheel drive is an increasingly common feature on cars today, from grocery-fetching Subaru wagons to small crossovers. But it was rally racing that really convinced automakers that sending power to all four wheels gives cars a massive edge on ice, snow, dirt and more.
If you know anything about the Olympus Rally, you might know that it was a round of the first ever US rally championship, a former WRC event, and was the last rally for Group B cars. Tough. Technical. Legendary.
One of the best things about rallying is that it takes place in some of the most interesting and beautiful places in the world. One of the worst things is that rally people, be they competitor, crew, or fan, often pass by these interesting landmarks either without the time or without the knowledge to explore them.…
Who flies better, the helicopter or the Citroën of World Rally Championship driver Kris Meeke and codriver Paul Nagle? Meeke flew to his second ever WRC win and Citroën’s 95th WRC win at Rally Portugal, so I’m inclined to pick the car here.
The FIA World Rallycross Championship rolls on with the fourth round this weekend, as we run to the hills of Lydden and the birthplace of rallycross.
Up and coming World Rally Championship driver Hayden Paddon rolled his Hyundai off the Ponte de Lima stage of this weekend’s Rally Portugal, starting a fire in the dry brush past the road. Ford Fiesta driver Ott Tänak rolled minutes later at the same spot.
When you think of an all wheel drive rally car for the road, you think of an Audi Quattro, or a Subaru WRX, or a Mitsubishi Evo. You do not think of a grey 1988 Toyota Celica.
There’s only one catch: it’s in Italian.
Welcome to Rally Flashback, where we look back to a previous edition of the upcoming round of the World Rally Championship. This weekend it is back to Europe, with the classic event of Rally Portugal.
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Simply put, you will not believe that the drivers in this video survived the crash that they show to you.
Ok, so he drove off the side of a mountain. That doesn’t mean he crashed.
The WRC is back, and back in Europe, for the fifth round of 2016, and in Fantasy WRC this round is a critical point in the season.
My entry into Nemadji Trail Rally happened unexpectedly – I was speaking to Rob Dawson about co-driving for an event in South Carolina next year, but he decided he wanted to do the very next event. He had just purchased a rally car, an ex-Duplessis 1990 Mk2 VW Golf GTI with a Mk3 GTI engine, so after some discussion…
After helping DTM start their season last weekend, the FIA World Rallycross Championship brings a whole lotta support to Belgium this weekend. Yes, it’s a new record entry!
Yep, that’s still a turbo 1.4l. AND yep - Someone just drove the crap out of it! Last weekend at the High Desert Trails Performance Rally in Ridgecrest, CA - Ray Piloto & Brock Palmer cleaned house by showing that 2WD’s, 1.4l turbos, and more importantly, a properly equipped and driven Rally Sonic is anything but slow.
Rallycross is one of those fast-paced disciplines of motorsport that can take the viewer through about 11 emotions in a single turn, and this FIA World Rallycross Championship video is a great example of that—driver attempts a daring pass, spins sideways in front of the field and somehow saves it to take the lead.