Category: World of Rally

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Lotus readies Exige R-GT for ERC debut

The Lotus International Rally team is set to make its race debut in April in the FIA European Rally Championship. In partnership with Italian team United Business, who won the title last year, the hotly anticipated Exige R-GT will be painted in Lotus’ iconic black and gold colour scheme. Former Portuguese champion and Super 2000...

Duckworth for Sol Rally Barbados again? 0

Duckworth for Sol Rally Barbados again?

Former UK National Rally Champion Roger Duckworth claimed his second consecutive Rallye Sunseeker National victory on Saturday (February 25) and, with it, the chance of a repeat all-expenses paid trip to contest Sol Rally Barbados in his Subaru Impreza WRC. It was his fourth win in the popular southern England event, making it his “best...

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Video: Crazy Leo’s crazy reflexes in testing for 100 AW

What do you do when you want to show your technicians how certain changes to car’s setup work? Well, you can either talk a lot and wave your arms around trying to explain the car behavior. Or you can simply strap your technican to co-driver’s seat, stick a helmet on him and take your car...

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Video: Onboards from 2012 Legend Boucles de Spa

Modern rally machines are just barely related to their historic predecessors in both handling and pure speed – although certain racing monsters of the past would surely be quite competitive even today. One of the best things about the rally in general is that drivers and machines usually don’t take their retirement seriously. As a...

Day 3 review: Mikkelsen earns victory and McRae’s award 0

Day 3 review: Mikkelsen earns victory and McRae’s award

Andreas Mikkelsen has begun the defence of his Intercontinental Rally Challenge title in style by winning SATA Rallye Açores this afternoon (Saturday) following three days and almost 200 kilometres of thrilling high-speed action. Juho Hänninen, the 2010 IRC champion and the winner of this event last term, made it a one-two for ŠKODA by claiming...

Mikkelsen wins ahead of Hanninen and Bouffier 0

Mikkelsen wins ahead of Hanninen and Bouffier

Andreas Mikkelsen opened up the new season with a bang and set his sights firmly on defending the 2011 title. Mikkelsen’s pace was a bit too much to handle for experienced Finn Juho Hanninen, who also suffered a spin earlier in the rally and was then kept at non-threatening distance by fast Norwegian. In the...

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Mikkelsen leads Hanninen with two stages to go

Season opening Sata Rallye Açores ends today with only two special stages to go. Norwegian youngster Andreas Mikkelsen is firmly in control and remains safely ahead of Juho Hanninen in another Škoda Fabia S2000. With two stages to go Mikkelsen’s lead sounds big enough (24 seconds) but with over 40 kilometers of competitive driving to...

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Block fastest on day 1 of 100 Acre Wood Rally

Monster World Rally Team’s Ken Block and Alex Gelsomino lead after day one of the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood on February 23 in Salem, MO. Block is working towards his sixth consecutive win at the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood and debuting his 2012 Ford Fiesta H.F.H.V. in full stage-rally mode. He...

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