This is the most impossibly perfect comparison of how different rally cars behave around a corner I have ever seen. And I do mean impossible.
Hyundai Motorsport was fined €50,000 (approximately $56,540) from the World Rally Championship for accidentally using the wrong rear side windows on their car. They didn’t just grab the wrong ones for one event, either. The wrong windows have been in use for all of 2016.
And you wonder why the Subaru WRX has a reputation for rowdiness.
Autodromo just came out with an updated version of their Group B watch and, like the cars it uses for inspiration, they’ve called it the Evoluzione. Naturally, they got a Group B rally car along for the promo work.
The Waste Management Stage of Rally America’s Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally has a sweet jump. Here’s a stream broadcasting live from said sweet jump. Is there a better way to spend a Friday afternoon than by watching rally cars make sweet jumps? No. No there isn’t.
Drones will revolutionize everything, we’ve been told. But one of the best things that’s undergoing that revolution right now is the world of racing – and there’s no better place to see it that change coming than in the World Rally Championship. Because it looks drop-dead gorgeous.
Today we got to see a cool comparison between rear-wheel-drive, front-wheel-drive, and all-wheel-drive with three classic rally cars showcasing the pros and cons of each setup. At the end of the day, everyone’s a winner.
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.
There’s only one catch: it’s in Italian.
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.
Hayden Paddon got his first ever World Rally Championship win last weekend at Rally Argentina after Jari-Matti Latvala rolled out of the lead. The final epic power stage that sealed his win is a mesmerizing downhill descent on rough roads with no shortage of fans lining the surreal, rocky landscape.
Rally driver Hayden Paddon and co-driver John Kennard didn’t just win the season opener of the New Zealand Rally Championship in their Hyundai i20, they beat the course record by ten seconds.
There’s an old Beavis and Butt-Head episode where the dynamic duo decides to try out a dryer’s spin cycle by climbing inside. That’s probably what it felt like inside the World Rally Championship Volkswagen of Jari-Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila when they lost the Rally Argentina lead in a massive rollover.
“Ute” is Australian for “car with a bed like a pickup truck,” but “6.0 V8 and a full rally suspension setup” is awesome in any language.
I met him on a short hill overlooking the road, some macho Welsh local covered in rain and dirt, pulling a beer from his poncho and waiting for the next car to wail past. I asked him why he had trekked into the woods, soaked through his boots, standing for hours on the side of a road, just to get sprayed with rocks…