A new “Americas Rallycross” is launching this season and taking some of the main teams from Red Bull Global Rallycross, which has been the top rallycross series in the U.S. since its first 2011 season. But, uh, about this new “Americas” series—the start of its season is in Britain.
In 1969, Dutch broadcaster AVRO brought RallyCross to the Netherlands, inspired by the British, as well as the fact that stage rallying was becoming too expensive. Shorty after this, a new star was about to rise in this sport. Or actually two stars, one of flesh and blood, and the other of metal and rubber.
It took Porsche the better part of a decade to complete the inimitable 959: twin-turbo, all-wheel drive and unbelievably fast. But the company had been beaten to the punch, by a lone Finnish man with a very yellow 911, 4WD and as quick as an F1 car.
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.
Finally, someone’s finally answering one of the critical questions we’ve had about electric vehicles: can we jump them repeatedly like maniacs without electrocuting ourselves in spectacular fashion?
Well, this is certainly the most audacious, bodacious, extraordinary in top-tier motorsports so far this year. It’s also a good reminder that rallycross is incredible.
This upcoming weekend we’re expecting huge crowds and huge car numbers, as the FIA World Rallycross Championship returns to Loheac, France and the track that is often called the temple of rallycross.
Last weekend at Gatebil, a huge motorsports gathering in Norway, X Games gold medal-winning rally car driver Liam Doran got into some serious trouble. People who attended the festival claim Doran—who has since been fired from his team—got into brawls, attacked cars, and generally acted like a shithead. Here’s video of…
Last weekend I visited the World Rallycross round in Höljes, Sweden. I did a guide for what to expect here last year, so I’ll only show a couple of videos and a bunch of photos now.
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.
After helping DTM start their season last weekend, the FIA World Rallycross Championship brings a whole lotta support to Belgium this weekend. Yes, it’s a new record entry!
Rallycross is one of those fast-paced disciplines of motorsport that can take the viewer through about 11 emotions in a single turn, and this FIA World Rallycross Championship video is a great example of that—driver attempts a daring pass, spins sideways in front of the field and somehow saves it to take the lead.
The FIA World Rallycross Championship continues with its second round this weekend, and helps a German touringcar championship start their season!
You’re looking at one of the most seriously fast, capable, focused race cars on the planet. And it sounds, well, silly.
It’s free to be an enthusiast, and cheap to be a rally enthusiast. I gave a brief overview before, but RallyCross is the least expensive way to get behind the wheel and channel your inner (insert your favorite rally driver here), and is well worth exploring on its own. I’ll be sharing advice from active RallyCrossers…
Yes, you read that correctly. 9-time World Rally Champion and driving god Sebastien Loeb has joined Peugeot-Hansen for the full World Rallycross Championship (WorldRX) this year. It might be the worlds worst kept secret though, as Petter Solberg have mentioned Loebs arrival to the sport several times the last few…
Well, the Global Rallycross Championship (GRC) didn’t exactly put it that way. It is the case though, since they share two of their eight race weekends with the World Rallycross Championship (WorldRX). Find out inside when and where this year the so far improving series will visit (without Ken Block) .
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.
Inspired my RacinBob’s Unexpected Rally Cars post (and all the rally posts of late) I’ve been thinking....... Is there any car that has never been rallied?
Volvo might be the most sweet, staid, unassuming car company in existence. Little did I know that they used to absolutely dominate the completely manic door-to-door smashing and bashing world of European Rallycross.