Some years just don’t go as expected, in good ways and bad. But thankfully for professional racing drivers, each year brings with it a points reset and a new chance at the championship title—or to finish higher than 30th. Either way.
After winning a third-consecutive series championship in September, Sébastien Ogier closed out the FIA World Rally Championship season with a third-straight win at Wales Rally Great Britain and his eighth of the season by 26 seconds over second place. But his teammate didn’t have nearly as good of a day.
As we’ve seen in Formula One, sincere effort and hard work doesn’t always lead to the top spot on the podium. When this WRC driver finally got there this past weekend, his emotions showed nothing but pure grace and satisfaction.
Every motorsport fan has a favorite driver, a favorite team and a favorite car, but how many can mention a favorite racing car livery, so easily? Fortunately, I can think of many—and that’s why, in my regular series, we’ll be bringing you a collection of outstanding examples of motor racing liveries, both well-known…
Look at that big goofy car-grin. It's so happy. Toyota unleashed Stéphane Sarrazin and Eric Camilli last week in their new Yaris WRC car on the stages of Monte Carlo. Watch this little happy racer dart through the narrow, twisty stage roads and try not to smile. It's impossible. You can't.
Following up on his winning performances in previous years, Volkswagen's Sebastien Ogier has prevailed in the Rallye Monte Carlo, the 2015 WRC season opener. It is a strong starting point to defend his crown as the WRC Driver's champion.
The latest Chris Harris on Cars tackles a subject very near and dear to my heart: 997-gen Porsche 911 Cup cars, built for the World Rally Championship's RGT class by the universe-saving heroes at Tuthill Porsche. It's a filthy, sideways good time.
2003 World Rally Champion and reigning 2014 World Rallycross Champion Petter Solberg may end up back in the World Rally Championship next year. Two words, Solberg: DO IT.
Rallying is one of the only forms of motor sports that still retains the atmosphere of the heyday of motor racing. Imagine what a throwback a vintage rally is. I have just been to one.
Ever since our own Zac Estrada penned his story on a classic Peugeot meetup in Northern California, I've been on this weird Pug kick all week. I'm not sure what it is exactly. I tend to obsess over obscure cars Americans can't have. The Paris Motor Show certainly didn't help things.
Rallying is largely the same sport as it has been for the past three decades, but with cheap Go-Pros and affordable high-def cameras, we are now entering a golden age of rally footage. Reminisce about Group B all you want; as of today, rallying has never looked better.
About as complete a history of modern (as of the early 2000s) rally driving as you'll find, anywhere, compressed into just 90 minutes. Watch it for the slow-motion shots of leaping Mitsubishis and interviews with the late, great Colin McRae. Or just watch it because it sounds like my dreams taste. (Thanks to…
Despite being the first American to score points in the WRC since the '80s, Ken Block is still working on keeping his powerful Focus RS upright. Exhibit A: This video of him rolling during practice.
Ford driver Mikko Hirvonen crashed out of Rally Finland today in fairly dramatic fashion. The Finn was leading the event when he lost control of his Focus RS and somersaulted over a hill. Crazy in-car and spectator footage below.
It is 2003, and a 19-year-old named Travis is about to climb into a rally car for his first real test. What follows will change the sport forever. This is how it happened.