Up until this point, I’ve enjoyed rallycross racing for its traits that are the antithesis of endurance racing: less focus on “save the car for a long-distance event,” no need to follow a certain pace for fuel consumption/pit stop strategy, and less boredom over 100+ laps. Instead, the focus is to drive at 100% to set fast times, end up in the finals, and push hard to be in front when the dust settles. It results in exciting wheel-to-wheel racing, and the cars themselves are stupid-fast.

All that being said, I was previously unaware of the strategy that can go into the semi-finals brackets, and it adds another interesting layer to a factory team trying to maximize their chance of success.

TL;DR, rallycross is fantastic, and I want more.