I’m still basking in a gloriously dusty coating of rallycross love following the opening of the Rallycross RX season at Lydden Hill in the UK, something which has been promoted yet further by Steve White’s excellent contribution to the #IAmTheSpeedhunter programme from the preceding British round.
Looking to keep my rallycross fix up, I can’t help but watch on repeat this footage released by Petter Solberg’s older brother Henning, as he tested his Saab 9-3 Supercar ahead of the race. Getting a good result in rallycross begins with getting off the line at maximum velocity, and good god do RX Supercars launch at a frightening speed. Check out this clip for 40 seconds of neck-snapping, double-speed acceleration heaven.
Dirt in every orifice. Cameras covered in dust. The sound of popping and banging exhausts echoing around my head even days later. Neck and arms aching from trying to keep up with the rocketship acceleration of the cars. It can only be rallycross. Ah, it’s good to be back. The opening round of the 2013 [...]
Last year on our pilgrimage to Lydden Hill, the spiritual home of the frantic sport of rallycross, the rain had lashed down to create a mudbath of epic proportions for the competitors to tackle. For 2013 and the birth of a new era for the European branch of the sport, Lydden was instead distinctly dry [...]
We feature a lot of cars here on Speedhunters that are quick – or at least have the promise of speed due to big horsepower numbers, outrageous body kits or some other product or part that infers performance. But there are some cars that just deliver, without any histrionics or showing off, and require you [...]
Ken Block brought his Gymkhana extravaganza over to Europe in 2012, with a series of qualifying heats during the Autumn building up to the grand finale held in the UK, featuring a race against Ken and €5,000 on the table as the prize. Special guest Vaughn Gittin Jr joined him with an RTR Mustang to [...]
70 wins? 70? Like Rossi in MotoGP and the previous-life Schumacher in Formula 1, Sébastien Loeb has evolved to another level of success that other drivers can only dream of. Victory in Argentina made it seven South American rally wins in a row for Loeb. It’s becoming like the trained and sentient Neo at the [...]