The big Formula One track down in Austin that wants to snatch up every series it can for a race weekend just added another to its 2018 schedule. The FIA World Rallycross Championship will race in the U.S. for the first time ever next year, at Circuit of The Americas, of course.
Pro racing drivers compete on circuits all over the world, and World Rallycross driver Andreas Bakkerud definitely makes the best of it with his too-delightful “Snakkerud” vlogs. He’s so dedicated to snacking, he makes a point to try local treats whenever possible, and the food reviews are a joy.
Racing will make you hungry, but it’s definitely better to wait until you’re out of the car to assemble your lunch.
The Focus RS RX has driven by Ken Block and Andreas Bakkerud must be built to handle all kinds of abuse: jumps, dirt, getting hit on all sides during World Rallycross competition, and of course, Gymkhana videos. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how they made the car stronger, faster and more ridiculous.
Need some more motorsports coverage to binge on before the dreaded offseason begins? A live stream for the FIA World Rallycross Championship season finale in Argentina is free on YouTube thanks to the series, with the semifinals and final airing soon.
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.
The third season of the FIA World Rallycross Championship (WorldRX) starts next weekend, and as usual we will follow the series closely here at The Rally Takeover. Here is everything you need to know before the 2016 installment of the series!
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.
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.
Timmy Hansen overtook Mattias Ekström on the final corner to claim the checkered flag at today’s WorldRX of Sweden championship, and the finish was almost too much for the FIA announcing team to handle. “You have to excuse my screaming! He’s done it! Epic!”
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.
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.
World Rallycross is a magical wonderland of hopping happy rally cars. This weekend, Istanbul hosts the next-to-last round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship. Hoccy on The Rally Takeover is here with a preview for this weekend's race.
Ken Block has been running the familiar green, black, and white Monster livery for years now. To go along with his team's name change to Hoonigan Racing Division for 2013, there is an all new livery for Block's fleet of Fiestas.