On the last stage of Rally Mexico, Citroën driver Kris Meeke plowed right off the stage road and into a parking lot. It looked like something straight out of Forza Horizon, yet he went on to win the rally anyway. That detour produced some of the most incredible in-car audio of the year, especially from Meeke’s shocked…
World Rally Championship driver Kris Meeke said he “got caught out by a bump” less than a kilometer away from the end of the final stage of Rally Mexico. I’d say that’s an understatement. Meeke went flying off into a parking lot next to the stage road and unbelievably still won the rally.
Rally co-drivers have to be tough. Climbing into a vehicle and trusting someone else to maintain control as you fly down a twisty stage road is even beyond my personal capacity for vehicular lunacy. Here’s co-driver Paul Nagle showing just how hardcore he is with the calmest reaction ever to an imminent crash.
Kris Meeke had to retire from the World Rally Championship’s Rallye Monte Carlo for an incredibly stupid reason: his Citroën C3 WRC got hit by another car when it wasn’t even racing, reports Autosport. This is Meeke’s second crash of the weekend after breaking his suspension Friday after skidding off the road.
Northern Irish Citroën Racing World Rally Championship driver Kris Meeke just crushed Rally Finland with the fastest ever win there. So, imagine his annoyance when Volkswagen team principal/whiner-in-chief Jost Capito says that Meeke can’t be happy with that win. Dude, what?
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.
Vans will slide: fact. Codrivers are not good at drawing in a lumbering vehicle sliding around on a rally stage: also fact. The World Rally Championship put them to the test recently, and the results were, ah, predictable?
World Rally Championship codriver Paul Nagle would likely say, “Sort of.” Nagle ended up sitting in his car’s hatch for a while after driver Kris Meeke aquaplaned into a tree on the second run through the Jukojarvi stage during Day 2 of Rally Finland.
You could still see the starting line behind him.
Kris Meeke doesn't care that it's dark or icy during this test for Rally Sweden. Not one bit. He still goes ridiculously quick anyway. Oh, and ridiculously sideways.
Yes, insanely dominant World Rally Championship driver Sebastien Loeb and his co-driver Daniel Elena are back in a rally car for Rallye Monte Carlo. No, they won't pwn all the n00bs in WRC, at least not for the entire season. It's a one-off drive. Here's why we love it anyway.
This weekend's season-concluding Wales Rally GB could have been called Overdriving: The WRC Event. Here's what happened when one driver pressed a little bit too hard.
Sebastian Vettel became the F1 World Champion after spending just 23 years and 134 days on this planet. The youngest WRC Champion was way past his 27th birthday. His name was Colin McRae, and he started at the age of sixteen with a Mini Cooper.
Possibly the most famous jump in the automotive world, the crest on the Portugal's Fafe Rallysprint (and previously of the WRC's Rally Portugal), proved again why it's so iconic. Kris Meeke jumped it at what is a claimed 48 meters, or 157 feet.
There's very little about most top-tier motorsports that resembles the kind of driving ordinary people do every day. Except for the Monte Carlo Rally, and that's what makes it the most realistic (and challenging) rally in the world.