Seventeen-year-old Oliver Solberg clearly takes after his rally-racing parents
Think for a moment of what you've inherited from your parents. We'll wait. Now, consider that Oliver Solberg clearly got the 'immense rally driving talent' gene that runs in his family. Not that we're bitter, of course.Oliver is
It's at home in the desert
This isn't much fun. I'm wearing triple-layer Nomex, I can feel sweat forming a meniscus between bald head and helmet lining, and I'm on my knees in a desert, desperately trying to shovel sand out from around the
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the iconic car
A lot of car guys are equally passionate about watches. Perhaps the appreciation for intricate engineering under the surface carries over. Whatever the reason, the two worlds have shared a long and fruitful history together. So much so that watchmakers will often
The 2015 Japanese Rally Championship
The last few years witnessed Toyota trying its very best to show the world that it could still have a bit of fun while still churning out sensible vehicles for the average motorist. There is the 86 and the upcoming S-FR
Revived after being underwater for hours
During the third stage of the just-concluded Rally Mexico, M-Sport World Rally Team driver Ott Tanak rolled his Ford Fiesta RS WRC car into a lake where it sank within seconds. Fortunately, Tanak and his co-driver Raigo Molder had
Care to guess how much it costs?
Toyota Motorsport has finally revealed the specifications of its 86-based CS-R3 rally car, less than six months before it makes its competition debut in July at the Rally Niedersachsen in Germany.The CS-R3 is powered by a 2.0-
Which driver secured the win?
Mini has taken its fourth straight overall victory at the recently concluded Dakar Rally with the driver combination of Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel winning five of the race's 13 legs in the Mini All4 Racing for the Qatar Rally
Just 4th duo to successfully do so since 1977
Sebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia have claimed the drivers' and co-drivers' titles for the 2014 World Rally Championship, reportedly making them only the fourth pairing to successfully defend their titles since 1977 and the eighth to become double world champions.Ogier
To be entered by the VW Andretti Rallycross team
In February, Volkswagen revealed that it was entering the Global Rallycross (GRC) series for the 2014 season, first with a modified Polo rally car before switching to a Beetle. Now, the German carmaker, together with partner Andretti Autosport, has finally revealed what
You can say we'll be rooting for him
Volkswagen will be entering the US motorsports scene by joining the 2014 Global Rallycross series, and driving for the team will be 2011 and 2012 Global Rallycross champion and Top Gear USA host Tanner Foust. Former Formula 1 and NASCAR driver Scott
Led by newly crowned champion Nani Roma
Mini has ruled the 2014 Dakar Rally, with three All4 Racing cars--all based on the Mini John Cooper Works Countryman--occupying the top three steps of the podium. All in all, seven Mini All4 Racing cars finished in the top 10
Led by 2004 Dakar Rally motorcycle champion
The 2014 staging of the grueling Dakar Rally kicked off last weekend, and it seems Mini is off to a great start in its bid to capture its third straight overall victory in its category with three of its entries finishing in
Getting ready for the 2014 season
Hyundai has begun shaking down its i20 WRC rally car in preparation for its entry into the 2014 World Rally Championship season.According to the Korean carmaker, the rally car covered approximately 550km after three days of testing, enabling the team to
In a vehicle named Joy
A team composed mostly of disabled veterans from the British Armed Forces has finished one of the grueling races known to man when one of the four vehicles of the Race2Recovery team crossed the finish line in Santiago, Chile, 15 days after
Of the series' memorable moments from the last decade
Stage One Technology has been providing the World Rally Championship's timing, tracking and data acquisition needs for the last 10 years. To celebrate its association with the top rally series in the world, the company has made a video montage of
Malaysian brand beats seasoned Japanese competitors
Malaysian carmaker Proton has achieved what its Japanese competitors Mitsubishi and Subaru could not at the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) and that's by being the first carmaker to sweep the series' eight major titles.At the recent China Rally,
But it's not what you think
Ken Block has gone the "hybrid" route with his Ford Fiesta and that's by coming up with one multi-purpose race car that can be configured to compete in three different motorsport events."Many people may not realize this, but despite
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