The WRC’s history is steeped in the Subaru badge. National and Club rallyists dedicate their careers to this iconic rally machine, and so do we. Here’s a great video in tribute of this monster machine that claimed three World Rally Championship titles and 47 top-flight victories…
Mikko Hirvonen’s announced his retirement. Prodrive’s launched a rally Volkswagen Golf VII for the Chinese Rally Championship. Hyundai Motorsport has signed Dani Sordo for another two seasons in the WRC. All is detailed over 23 pages of rally news in this week’s edition of HANDBRAKES & HAIRPINS’ free weekly eZine >>> http://bit.ly/issue330.
This is a beautiful video paying tribute to the WRC cars we love so much on our favourite stages around the world…
The Rally America National Championship competition heats back up after a two-month break at the Oregon Trail Rally on 02 – 04 May in Portland, Oregon. The Oregon Trail Rally is the only three-day event on the Rally America National Championship 2014 calendar.
The event begins Friday evening with four stages of tarmac and gravel roads at Portland International Raceway (PIR). The continuous race action at PIR is a fan favorite with teams being easily accessible for photos and autographs prior to the start of the event. After the PIR stages, the event moves east towards Dufur and Hood River where teams will experience the much faster roads on Saturday and then the very technical gravel sections on Sunday. Continue reading Rally America revs up for Oregon Trail Rally
Ekaterina Stratieva will promote her native Bulgaria through her exploits in the FIA European Rally Championship, which continue on this week’s Acropolis Rally in Greece.
Stratieva, a contender for ERC Production Car Cup honours, has launched a new initiative, the Bulgarian rose on the European rally stages, as she explained: “The idea of this project is that from now I want to present to all my friend, fans, competitors, organisers, media and other people from where I come what is typical for Bulgaria. Continue reading Ekaterina Stratieva is the Bulgarian Rally Rose
This week’s issue of Handbrakes & Hairpins features a look at the exciting news from Hyundai for their development plans as well as the introduction of a certain Kiwi rally star, a review of Rally America’s Rally in the 100 Acre Wood, and the logistics of international rally travel. M-Sport and the British Rally Championship continue their brilliant support of rising talent with a fantastic prize for Wales Rally GB and 2015, and we also find out all about Jari-Matti Latvala’s mental coach.
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“Stage rally is where I always wanted to go when I was a kid. Watching WRC and seeing the drivers deal with all the different elements was something that reminded me a lot of motocross. In stage rally, it’s not about being perfect, it’s about making the best of the worst situations, and for me, that’s a lot of fun.” – Travis Pastrana at Rally America’s Rally in 100 Acre Wood.
Read the rest of this interview HERE. Welcome back to special stage rallying, Mr 199!
Photos by Subaru of America.