Hyundai is currently doing the final pre-homologation tests on their brand new R5-spec car, a 180,000€ all-terrain rocket ship designed to be 90% as fast as a full WRC car at 40% of the price. Now they just need a livery, and they’re turning to the fans for help.
You know how it goes, a late night in the garage, a few beers, and when someone suggests wiring the brake lights to the horn, you respond by upping the ante and suggesting reversing the steering so turning the wheel right makes the car go left. And at this hour everyone in the team is just drunk enough to think this…
Before this season of the WRC, Mads Østberg suddenly found himself without a codriver after longtime partner Jonas Andersson left to drive with Pontus Tidemand. Speculations started and a lot of names were dropped into the mix, but Østberg didn’t look further than to his WRC rival Andreas Mikkelsen.
Welcome to Rally Flashback, where we look at previous versions of the upcoming round of the WRC. This weekend Rally Argentina is the challenge for our drivers, a rally which has been visited since 1979. To gain knowledge about Argentina, we look back to 2002!
Have a time lapse of the Stobart Focus WRC getting built.
The first stage of Rally Mexico is about 4 and a half hours away, and it is streamed live on plus.wrc.com.
Welcome to Rally Flashback, where we look back to a previous version of the upcoming round of the WRC. Mexico is one of the newest events on the calendar, and that means we can’t go as far back as we would like to. Bear with me though, as this is one of the most difficult and different events of the calendar, and the…
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.
Go to plus.wrc.com or the local provider to watch. 17 seconds between the leading Ogier and Hayden Paddon (pictured) before this last stage.
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…
Doing research before Rally Sweden next weekend.
So Ive been watching a ton of older WRC videos on youtube and came across this gem: The Safari Rally. For those of you who are not familiar with this event, it is without a doubt one of the most punishing World Rally events ever.
No, I’m not lucky (or skilled) enough to work for the official TV production team for the World Rally Championship. However, rookie reporter Molly Pettit has published a writeup on how it is to be a reporter from Monte Carlo. It’s quite well written and describes the experience of reporting from a motorsport event in…
That’s right, Canada as well as Japan is prepared to pay as much as 5 million dollars to attract the rally elite to their countries. Rally Sweden is usually the only snow event on the calendar, which means that snow and ice is required to replace it. Can Sweden, as a bastion of rallying and winter, hold on to their…
Welcome to Rally Flashback, where we look at old highlight videos of previous editions of the upcoming WRC rally. As in most years of the World Rally Championship, the calendar starts with the legendary Monte Carlo. This time we look back to 2004, a season with several interesting aspects.
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…
M-Sport revealed the 2016 version of their Ford Fiesta RS WRC today, with a new livery. The front is the same nitrous blue as the new Focus RS has in most press photos, with a rear end using the darker M-Sport colour. Could this be a winning car in the hands of Mads Østberg and Eric Camilli?