Just two races into the FIA World Rally Championship season, a disagreement between drivers and organizers led to plans for a boycott by competitors. That plan failed to materialize, but did get nearly half of the stages cut from the rally.
Welcome to Rally Flashback, where we look at previous versions of the upcoming round of the World Rally Championship. Rally Sweden is one of the classic rounds of the WRC, and the only winter rally on this years calendar. This year the conditions will feature less snow and more ice/gravel, possibly similar to what we…
Driving on pavement is great and all, but driving on gravel is more fun. But which car built for gravel is the best?
Jari-Matti Latvala failed to stop and check on the photographer he hit in a low-speed crash during Stage 11 of the Rallye Monte-Carlo, and the World Rally Championship isn’t happy about that. Latvala claimed that poor visibility kept him from seeing the man on his hood, and the series didn’t buy that excuse.
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.
Finally! The offseason is over for the World Rally Championship. Rallye Monte Carlo starts today, with its classic alpine tarmac stages that are often covered in snow and ice. It’s the oldest and one of the most beautiful rallies there is. Photo credit: Abu Dhabi Total WRT
The McLaren Formula One Team is tired of losing. We’re tired of seeing them lose. Even F1 head Bernie Ecclestone is tired of seeing them lose, in a rare moment where fans and F1's leadership actually agree. So, McLaren hired a CEO from a team that doesn’t understand losing: Volkswagen’s World Rally Championship team.
If only my garage was as clean as Volkswagen’s WRC team’s. Of course with a Polo WRC in mine, I wouldn’t mind a bit of dirt. Photo credit: VW
Sebastien Loeb will return to the World Rally Championship as an owner next year as Autosport reports, running a team in the Junior WRC for 2016. He may have been dumped by Citroën, but that doesn’t he can’t run his own chevron-badged car if he wants to.
[When Citroën got Lotus to turn their Visa hatchback into a top-level rally car, did Lotus move the Visa’s front engine to the rear, as was standard for the WRC monsters of the day? No! They just stuck a Visa body on a Lotus Esprit chassis. Read more about this cancelled program at Weird Cars. Photo: Citroën, or maybe…
[Fans cluster around a pair of Escort Cosworths getting serviced in the Ford pits at the 1993 Monte Carlo Rally Photo Credit: Getty Images]
Remember the amazing international rally program of, uh, Proton?
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 are many sensible reasons why the Hyundais with which you share the roads don’t shoot flames. That’s all well and good. But they should shoot flames anyway.
This is no ordinary Ford econobox. And it’s no ordinary rally driver behind the wheel, either.
Professional motorsport is a cold, hard place. If you want to run with the big dogs, you can't just build a car in your mom's garage and show up, right? Wrong. One guy did just that. Here's his amazing story.
Volkswagen CEO Matthias Müller reaffirmed the company’s commitment to its numerous motorsport programs last weekend at the World Endurance Championship season finale, reports Road & Track. Müller says the Volkswagen Group’s racing programs are simply too important to drop.
I think the official hashtag of #DirtyWeekend was pretty spot on. With a large storm passing over the UK during the WRC weekend it was always going to be an interesting couple of days. Amazingly Friday stayed dry, however Saturday did its best to make up for this by raining relentlessly from 6am till about 9.30pm.