Last weekend at Gatebil, a huge motorsports gathering in Norway, X Games gold medal-winning rally car driver Liam Doran got into some serious trouble. People who attended the festival claim Doran—who has since been fired from his team—got into brawls, attacked cars, and generally acted like a shithead. Here’s video of…
I don’t think I had an appreciation for how much work goes into building a rallycross car from the ground-up until I saw this clip on Ken Block’s new Ford Focus RS RX. Every little individual component has to be assembled, and it’s fascinating to watch it all come together.
A racer’s picture of the Top Gear star-car track piqued our interest: what is the new series doing with “Star in a Reasonably Priced Car?” Well, it looks like they’re straight-up going for laughs. That and the reasonably-priced car’s replacement is better than I could have ever imagined.
Three-time British Touring Car Championship champion Matt Neal was doing something with the new BBC Top Gear track. Per one of his tweets, there may (may!) be a rallycross-style off-road section with a jump.
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.
You’re looking at one of the most seriously fast, capable, focused race cars on the planet. And it sounds, well, silly.
The result is not what you might expect.
We’re used to seeing Ken Block enter whatever races he wants to because he’s Ken Block and he can, but for 2016, he’s trying something different: focusing on only one championship. He’s extending his partnership with Ford to tackle the World Rallycross season—and only the World Rallycross season.
Volvo might be the most sweet, staid, unassuming car company in existence. Little did I know that they used to absolutely dominate the completely manic door-to-door smashing and bashing world of European Rallycross.
The only problem with Group B rally cars (other than the whole ‘they killed a lot of people’ part) was that rallying never gave them the opportunity to race wheel to wheel. Then came rallycross.
If there’s one thing that’s been asked over and over again since his departure from Formula One in 2007 and then NASCAR in 2013, it’s, “What ever happened to Scott Speed?” Lately, it looks like everyone finally found him.
[Angry car, happy car. A perfect pairing of automotive facial expressions grilles from this weekend’s FIA European Rallycross race. Photo credit: FIA World Rallycross]
I love racing cars and working on them, but it sort of prevents me from enjoying certain things—like fingernail polish. I can’t get a manicure without it chipping immediately. So, I tried out a ridiculous manicure that had to be baked on like automotive paint to find out if pretty nails could finally hold up to oily…
Muscle cars have plenty of ride height, beefy tires, and plenty of rear-drive power. Sounds like a perfect rallycross car to me.
I remember driving a car I had never driven before, sideways, through a rallycross course, on two wheels. It felt oddly surreal. Actually, it felt oddly virtual.
Former World Rally Championship driver Gigi Galli will be returning to FIA World Rallycross this year with his own team, competing in a car usually referred to as “my rental” or “my parents bought me this:” a Kia Rio. Holy crap, it actually manages to look really awesome in World Rallycross trim.
The FIA World Rallycross series’ trip to the Estering this weekend was predictably nutty, with plenty of gentle bumps, taps and whacks for the whole family. Here’s some of the most ridiculous love taps from over the weekend.
When we last saw Scott Speed’s Red Bull Global Rallycross Volkswagen Beetle, it looked a bit off. Too clean. Too polished. Too together. Now that it made it through the X Games’ Rally Car feature race to win the event, however, it looks much more like a real, honest-to-goodness off-road Volkswagen.
Do you think your car is fast? Forget it. This thing will run from 0-60 in two seconds flat.