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. »
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. »
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. »
This weekend at the World Rally Championship’s Wales Rally GB, there’s a bit of magic in the air. It’s the 20 year anniversary of Colin McRae’s first WRC drivers title win that he earned with Subaru. A win that, by and large, set off this motorsport icon’s career and put him on the global track to success. »
Ott Tänak had some epic jumps during the World Rally Championship’s Rally Poland — especially this romp through a forest crowd that took out the cameras that were just a little too close to the stage road. Come, let us adore them.
For the past twelve years, a Frenchman named Sébastien has been World Rally Drivers’ Champion in the World Rally Championship. Today, it was Volkswagen’s Sébastien Ogier who won Rally Australia to get his third drivers’ championship. »
Citroën Racing’s World Rally Championship driver Mads Østberg and his co-driver Jonas Andersson will not be participating in this weekend’s Rally Australia. Why? They are suffering from minor injuries after hitting a truck.
Vans will slide: fact. Codrivers are not good at drawing in a lumbering vehicle sliding around on a rally stage: also fact. The World Rally Championship put them to the test recently, and the results were, ah, predictable?
You wouldn’t believe it at first look, but this is not a Peugeot
207 WRC car. This car was built from the chassis on up, from scratch, by a 22 year old rally driver named Alex Kelsey. It weighs just 1,000 KG (2,200 lbs) and makes 450 HP to all four wheels from a Renaultsport V6 out of a Formula 2 car. Only the… »
When the M-Sport car of Elfyn Evans and Daniel Barritt broke a suspension arm on the Ouninpohja stage (SS4) during Rally Finland, they whipped out one of the best LeMons-grade on-stage fixes I’ve seen in quite some time.
Even front-wheel drive Fiestas go sideways on dirt. Here’s what happens with AWD and a pro WRC driver. »
Yeah, yeah, work, school, not tired anymore, early tee time with the ex-president of Yakestonesia, whatever. Let’s be honest: the real reason you draw breath each moment is to watch rally cars toss up huge clouds of dust and do sweet jumps.
[Thierry Neuville and Dani Sordo will once again head to Italy in the #7 and #8 Hyundai i20 WRC cars respectively, while Hayden Paddon will drive under the Hyundai Mobis World Rally Team in the #20 car, one year on from his debut for Hyundai Motorsport in Sardinia.] »