Ken Block is back with Gymkhana 2, and he doesn’t disappoint! The man is definitely skilled in the drift department and it’s clearly proven in this 2nd part of the Gymkhana series. High speed does not intimidate him whatsoever. WOW! Watch the video after the jump. (more…)
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I like this video simply because you get a chance to see how a rally driver and co-pilot plan their timed lap. This partnership – Travis Pastrana (driver) & Marshal Clarke (co-driver) – leads to a record being broken at the Mt. Washington Rally Hillclimb which is no easy feat. Pastrana and Clarke go through communication codes and terms (some are bizarre and made up) which are utilized during the lap, giving us insight as to how the pros do it. Watch the video after the jump. (more…)
Tags: Marshal Clarke, Mt. Washington Rally Hillclimb, Mt. Washington Rally Hillclimb Record, Rally Co-Driver, Rally Driver, Record Rally Run, Subaru, Subaru Rally Car, Travis Pastrana, Travis Pastrana Records
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[Source: Jalopnik via Reddit]
Rhys Millen attempted to break the 10 second barrier at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in his Hyundai PM580. Unfortunately for him, it wasn’t meant to be. Gratefully, Red Bull has left us with this video which has some great shots of the car in action. Watch the video after the jump! (more…)
Here’s some onboard camera fun for all you fans! We’re riding with Jeff Zwart in the qualifying session of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb 2010. What’s so special about this lap? He sets a new record qualifying run -11 minutes and 31 seconds - for the Time Attack 2WD class in his Porsche GT3 Cup race car. Enjoy! Hit the jump to watch the video. (more…)
Categories: Racing, Rallying
Tags: Jeff Zwart, Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, Pikes Peak Qualifying Record, Pikes Peak Time Attack 2WD Class, Porsche, Porsche 911, Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, Qualifying Run, Record-Breaking Qualifying Run, Time Attack 2WD Class
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This person was at the wrong place and at the wrong time during the Kuwait International Rally last week. Kuwaiti rally driver, Mubarak Al-Thefiri, apparently didn’t see him standing there. Close call if you ask me!
Photo credit goes to YASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images.
I am a huge fan of the legendary race car driver, Walther Rohrl. A lucky Autocar journalist gets the chance to take a ride with him in the legendary Audi Quattro rally car, driving up the Col de Turini in the Alps.
[Source: Autocar via Youtube]
Steering his Ford Fiesta S2000, the UAE’s Sheikh Khalid Al-Qassimi and co-driver Michael Orr took 1st place in the 2nd round of the FIA Middle East Rally Championship hosted in Kuwait.
Unfortunately, not many people were informed of the event locally. Sad really…
For coverage of the event, click HERE.
Between 1982 and 1986, a rally competition classified as Group B took the world by storm. Unfortunately, the FIA banned it after 4 short years due to the number of driver and spectator fatalities. Just posted a fantastic 11-minute video clip on the GulfRun blog which highlights why it was a passionate sport, yet fatal in every way imaginable. Click the image above to watch or HERE.
Found this compilation video at 0-60 of the Porsche GT3 road rallies. It’s quite a lot of fun to watch these road-hugging machines negotiate different turns with handbrake and throttle induced powerslides.
In a previous post written in August, I shared my gut feeling that Kimi Raikkonen was leaving F1 for rallying. Turns out I was right. With Alonso signing on at Ferrari, Kimi looked at his options in F1 and decided that it was time to move on (possibly only for a year; no one knows yet). The Finn has recently signed a one-year contract with Citroen’s Junior World Rally Team and will race the full calendar year come 2010. Will he be successful?
A video showcasing legendary German race car driver, Walter Röhrl, at his very finest. Art? Insanity? Or the two combined?
To watch the video, click the image above or HERE.