Watching rally cars is fun. Watching rally cars while crouched inches away from them as they drive at highway speeds, with your back pressed against a no-escape rock wall? Less fun.
It looks like everyone is a bit rusty from the FIA World Rally Championship offseason, and a few bruises may result from it.
Former F1 and current WRC driver Robert Kubica crashed out of the Monte Carlo Rally today with this agonizingly slow crash. Watch how quickly his day gets ruined on a patch of icy road.
[Fans cluster around a pair of Escort Cosworths getting serviced in the Ford pits at the 1993 Monte Carlo Rally Photo Credit: Getty Images]
Modern WRC cars might not have the horsepower of their Group B grandfathers, but they are still hugely quick thanks to advances in their tires, suspension, and (as you can see here) all-wheel drive.
There is only one kind of buyer that would drop a million dollars on a rough looking Monte Carlo that was in a Fast and Furious movie. It would have to be some insanely rich dude who is amassing a garage of F&F movie cars and would pay any price to complete his collection. Do any of you know this person?…
Three Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars entered the Rallye Monte Carlo this year. They were glorious.
This past week's Rallye Monte Carlo had to cancel one of its special stages because, and I am not kidding here, too many rabid crazy super enthusiastic fans showed up.
VW's top rally driver Sébastien Ogier is the reigning double world champion, so he's the first driver on the road at today's Rallye Monte Carlo. Here's the sneaky trick that lets him pull.
You don't become a nine-time world rally champion by letting other people do all the work for you. Even when, you know, you shatter your suspension.
The Rallye Monte Carlo is on its second day today and the drivers are pushing as you can well see!
This is going to be hard to believe but Sébastien Loeb has made a mistake while driving. Yes, the nine-time WRC champion whose record is so clean that I could wipe my ass with it. He had a slight crash.
The Rallye Monte Carlo starts today, and the roads these WRC drivers are going to have to contend with are unreal.
Robert Kubica (bad news) is out of day one of the Rallye Monte Carlo but (good news) it's not because he crashed!
What you're looking at is former F1 driver Robert Kubica testing out the damper setup on his Ford Fiesta WRC car before the upcoming Monte Carlo Rally. I have watched this a hundred times and I still can't get over the speed.
The Tuthill Porsche 911 R-GT rally car is out and testing for next week's Monte Carlo Rally and I have already died of joy.
You might think that the real place for testing a Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 liter would be on a racetrack. I would argue it's right here.
The Monte Carlo Rally is coming up. That means pre-season testing. And that means unbelievably spectacular driving.
It's easy to think of all-wheel-drive barging into the rally scene and dominating the field immediately. It wasn't so simple, as this video shows.
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.