These days, it seems that F1 is raced exclusively by genetically engineered, corporately sponsored, superhumans. Look at Lewis Hamilton and tell me he wasn’t designed in a lab in some sub-basement of McLaren. All of the top tier boys got a Nomex onesie before they could walk, and their stroller had a HANS device. The… »
If there’s one rally stage fans know by name the world round it’s Ouninpohja and for good reason. This 21 mile stage is one of the fastest on the calendar and is filled with sixth gear 120 mph straights, high speed corners over blind crests, massive slides, massive crowds, and the massive 180-foot Yellow House Jump.… »
To the average person the word “rally” typically elicits some sort of political context, especially here in our nation’s capital, Washington DC. Especially during campaign season. But this weekend, DC was home to the 2015 RedBull Global RallyCross series and hopefully quite a few DC citizenry were exposed to a whole… »
“The chassis is bent so it is twitchy in cornering. But we will entertain the crowds.“ - Juha Kankkunen blasting fastest stage times in Finland 1994. »
Some cars are precision instruments, and require a delicate touch to elicit every iota of performance. The Subaru WRX is not one of these. In a world of scalpels, it is a hatchet. Some cars have you pick a laser precise racing line, delicately feathering the throttle as you tweak your steering angle. Not the WRX. Turn… »
Last weekend in my hometown (New-Richmond, QC) was held the second round of the Canadian Rally Championship. The Rallye Baie-Des-Chaleurs is a legendary rally, one of the toughest and one of the fastest in North America. Our team finished 3rd overall in the regional class, and it was the first rally for the team (blue… »
This is Petter Kristiansen and Ole Kristian Brennum during SS2 of the Aurskog-Høland Rally, part of the Norwegian championship. Caught out by the wet tarmac, Kristiansen loses control of the car and slides off, inducing a classic reaction from the codriver.