This is Stéphane Lefebvre at WRC’s Rally Poland. You might think that his car was done for the day. This was not the case.
Last weekend’s Rally Poland should have been enough excitement to bring you to your feet regardless, with total underdog Ott Tänak almost getting his first ever World Rally Championship win. But if absolutely nothing will get you off your butt, here’s a visual. Don’t sit down outside corners like this dude.
One thing’s for certain here: World Rally Championship co-driver Simone Scattolin’s balls are miraculously even larger than whatever kind of giant mutant bee he’s swatting at with his notes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Citroën Racing is busy developing its 2017 World Rally Car in the south of Portugal. The prototype DS 3 WRC is powered by the Citroën C-Elysée WTCC car’s engine, and we want to have a go in it right now.
Behold, the most aggressive Yaris ever made, testing in full camouflage. Next year’s World Rally Championship cars promise to be some of the most aggressive looking ones in years, and even Toyota’s humble Yaris is no exception.
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.
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…
In front of you is a Ferrari F430 Scuderia, a Porsche 997 GT3 RS, and a Subaru. You pick the Subaru.
The cow seemed largely nonplussed.
Kiwi Hayden Paddon is a rising star in the top level of real-cars-on-real-roads motorsport, the World Rally Championship. And he has some surprisingly good advice on what to look for when you buy your first car.
For most rally fans (myself included), the 80s was the most fascinating era of rallying for one pure and simple reason: Group B. During this period, Audi was constantly the team to beat, and for a while, the great Michele Mouton was one of the hired guns for this legendary team, and she was total business.
‘One owner, only driven on weekends’ has never been more amazingly misleading.
The World Rally Championship saw a new star emerge last year in the form of a Kiwi named Hayden Paddon. Hayden put himself center stage in Italy by outpacing Sebastien Ogier and maintaining a healthy lead until mechanical woes relegated him to second place. But there’s a different arena where Hayden’s been making…