Category: World of Rally

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Keep those seat belts locked!

He did everything right out on the track, started on pole for todays FIA GT Series race, kept the lead in appauling conditions and brought the car in for the driver change, but just as he did, a costly mistake ruined possible win or podium finish. Sebastien Loeb was too eager to prepare for a...

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Video: Hachi goes rallying and gets technical

Remember the story about great little Toyota Corolla AE86, better known as Hachi-roku, and it’s adventure in the hands of drifter-turned-rally driver Josip Žagar Zax? Well of course you do, because it was only yesterday World Rally Blog brought first part of it! I am happy to say this blog will follow Zax, his co-driver...

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Sebastien Loeb wins GT Series qualifying race

Great team effort saw Alvaro Parente and Sebastien Loeb clinch victory in first qualifying race of the new FIA GT Series season. On tight and twisty Nogaro circuit Parente did a great stint, but was unable to find a way past the leading Audi R8 ALMS, driven by Rene Rast. After the mandatory pit stops,...

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Video: Drifter takes his Hachi-roku to rally stages

Historic rally cars are tons of fun. Take old Ford Escorts, for example, or something from Abarth’s garage. They’re as fast as their owners/drivers dare to push them – set them up (both car and driver) properly and you’ll end up with a nice show for every rally fan to enjoy. If driver is tuned...

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Peugeot returns to Pikes Peak with Seb Loeb and 208!

There it is, folks, official confirmation – Sebastien Loeb is to climb up to Pikes Peak behind the wheel of a Peugeot 208. In order to make this climb as fast as possible, this will not be your ordinary 208, but specially prepared and tuned beast – if we don’t see at least 400 or...

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Podium places for Renault Sport in the Canaries

The third leg of the European Rally Championship, the Rally Islas Canarias ‘El Corte Inglés’ took place in changeable weather conditions, though that did not stop the Renault Sport Technologies team from scoring maximum points in the Production Cup and moving straight to the top of the team standings. Fifth in the final race classification...

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Mandatory: Brief history of mighty Audi quattro system

It’s hard to imagine Audi being anything less than what it is today – well known premium brand, famous for it’s technical achievements, sporting records and very a strong line-up of road cars. Back in the 80s, however, Audi was just another German automobile brand, with no real plan for world domination, especially in rallying....

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Video: Lada VFTS & Škalić brothers in Rally Kumrovec

Robert Kubica was trying too hard to win at his first ERC outing in Gran Canaria, Sebastian Vettel was trying even harder to mess with Mark Webber once again, and in Croatia rally crews tackled the stages of the first round of the 2013 national rally championship season. It was time for another edition of...

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