Category: World of Rally

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He’s Still Got It!

I’ll admit it, I have fallen guilty of being a “rally snob” from time to time. This distasteful habit can manifest itself in a variety of ways. Sometimes it’s the rolling of the eyes when someone asks me, “Rally… you mean that X-games stuff… right?” At other times, it is a snide comment posted when...

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Abarth 124 Rally is too good to (not) be true

Sometimes, car manufacturers’ intentions seem to be confusing or misleading, especially if they decide to ignore the current trends. Or they can appear confusing or misleading to someone like me, because what Fiat seems to be doing makes a lot of sense if you approach it from their (company’s) side. We’ve been silently praying for...

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It’s only a stage win, but…

Did we expect less than stellar performance by Sebastien Loeb in his Dakar Rally debut? Sure we did. This is not a joke local rally with easy to remember stages and amateur participants driving their hobby machines, so to expect Loeb or any other rookie to start their rally raid careers by winning stages wasn’t...

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The BRC is Back with a Vengeance!

Ok, this piece may be a bit UK-centric, but in all fairness, I’m an American rally enthusiast, and if I’m taking notice, then it must be a big deal. Last night on the Absolute Rally podcast, a massively exciting announcement was made about what is arguably the most important national rally championship in the world....

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GT86 CS-R3 finally granted homologation

“After an extended development, prolonged by the challenge of being the first rear-wheel-drive in the previously-exclusive front-wheel-drive R3 category”, they say. Yet, previously they said “As a whole, the CS-R3 has performed very well during testing but selection of appropriate power steering has been a recurring difficulty. Due to the specific lay-out of the GT86,...

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