World Rally Blog


A New Direction In Rally Broadcasting

The Australian Rally Championship (ARC) has made an interesting announcement regarding the direction that the broadcasting of their events will be heading in 2016. Much like what the British Rally Championship (BRC) is doing this year on Channel 4, the ARC has relied in the past on terrestrial TV to broadcast their championship. In a...


Would Official Tests Have A Place In The WRC?

While the WRC has been on its 6 week hiatus between Mexico and Argentina, I’ve taken the opportunity to fill the void with other forms of motorsport. Yes, there still is plenty of rallying going on in the world, most notably the upcoming Circuit of Ireland, but the warm weather of spring marks the beginning of...


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...


80 KM: Did It Live Up To The Hype?

As I write this, it’s Sunday morning and the last few WRC2 cars are making their way through the massive Guanajuato stage. We’ve been hearing about this one for weeks now. We’ve heard the statistics over and over again… 80km, the longest stage since 1986, etc… There certainly has been a lot of hype built up...


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...


Hyundai’s R5 speeds on

Every day I wake up hoping this will be the day in which Toyota will reveal exciting news about their WRC project, because, well, it’s been a while. Nah, just kidding. If they prefer to keep it low profile, so be it – I just hope this lack of news does not mean lack of...

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