Round 5?! How are we already on to round 5 of the season?
Now that the FIA World Rallycross Championship season has started, we’re moving with good speed from one event to another. We’re staying at the Iberian peninsula for the next round, but moving to a different country: Portugal.
The Catalunya Region in Spain is yet to become independent, and their former president currently has to stay in Germany. Despite the chaos, we’ll start the season in Barcelona with WorldRX and EuroRX this weekend!
Here we go, round 4! Our first full tarmac event and part one of the “neighboring islands doubleheader” (look up Corsica and Sardegna on a map). We’ve got a lot of good contenders here, so let’s get to it.
It’s soon April, which means that the FIA World Rallycross Championship is about to start. There’s been a huge turnaround in the world of rallycross, so nothing is for certain this year.
A new “Americas Rallycross” is launching this season and taking some of the main teams from Red Bull Global Rallycross, which has been the top rallycross series in the U.S. since its first 2011 season. But, uh, about this new “Americas” series—the start of its season is in Britain.
It feels like the season just started yesterday, but we’re already on to our third event of the year, and this one’s going to be a tough one.
Colin’s Crest is one of the most delightful parts of Rally Sweden. Every year, the organizers have a mini competition on the Vargåsen stage as to who jumps the farthest over one particular crazy fast jump. Hyundai driver Thierry Neuville didn’t win the Colin’s Crest Award, but his jump was insane for other reasons.
Rally Sweden was a winter wonderland this year, but not for the drivers who went first. The first cars on a snowy stage inevitably act as snowplows for everyone behind them—and those later competitors then go faster on the clearer roads. One driver at Sweden had enough, so he arrived late to one stage, breaking the…
In 1969, Dutch broadcaster AVRO brought RallyCross to the Netherlands, inspired by the British, as well as the fact that stage rallying was becoming too expensive. Shorty after this, a new star was about to rise in this sport. Or actually two stars, one of flesh and blood, and the other of metal and rubber.
Rally is the fine art of blasting down narrow stage roads as fast as possible, and cars are usually spaced pretty far apart to allow that to happen. As such, the World Rally Championship can go years without anyone crashing in a pass, but it happened at Rally Sweden.
Those front wheels. The first time I saw the opening photo my thoughts drifted to a first-gen Oldsmobile Toronado engine and drivetrain stuffed into a smaller and lighter Dodge Aspen. After digging a little deeper I learned it’s far from that simple, and much more clever.
The 2018 WRC season is in full swing and this week we’re off to the land of the ice and snow from the midnight sun where the hot springs flow. It’s time for Rally Sweden.
Canada isn’t just for chuggling maple syrup on a snowmobile while pretending to be the God of Snow. It also hosts incredible rallies, including some utterly brutal snow rallies. The only thing missing is the present-day World Rally Championship cars, and fortunately, the Rally Promoter Association of Canada announced…
Ever watch a video and wonder how on earth that close call didn’t turn into a crash? Here’s a whole bunch of World Rally Championship clips like that for your viewing pleasure. You’re welcome.
Instead of waiting for a similar series to emerge and become the semblance of environmentally friendly rallycross in the world, the FIA World Rallycross Championship is reportedly going all in on green technology—soon. According to Motorsport.com, an unnamed source said World RX will go all electric in 2020.
I went to Sno*Drift last weekend. It was actually my first time spectating an event. Usually when I’m not competing, I volunteer, but I decided to hang out with some friends and just watch this time. It was really cool to see.
Welcome back, everyone! The 2018 WRC season is upon us, and as usual it begins at the event Malcolm Wilson calls “The rally.” Rallye Monte Carlo, one of the oldest and most prestigious rallies in the world.
It’s that time of year again! Rallye Monte Carlo is just under a week away, and if last year is anything to go by this’ll be a hell of a season.
The most famous winter rallies in the world take place in the frozen norths of Sweden, Norway and Finland, but the gnarliest ones take place right here in America. Why? Because we run our snow rallies without studs.