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Posted on 27. Sep, 2013 by Dean.
A few days before taking part in his 168th WRC round, the statistics from Sébastien Loeb’s racing career are genuinely staggering: 78 overall wins, 116 podium-finishes, 896 stage wins, 1,619 points scored, only 20 retirements… and of course, 9 World Championship titles, shared with Daniel Elena. Although it is difficult to single out only a [...]
Posted on 09. May, 2013 by Dean.
The Oregon Trail Rally was supposed to usher in new hopes for Antoine L’Estage and Nathalie Richard. Instead, the pair crashed out after an exceedingly rare mistake by L’Estage, with devastating results. In an interview with Flatovercrest.com, both L’Estage and Richard spoke candidly about the off.
Posted on 06. May, 2013 by Dean.
American rally driver, and 2011 Rally America 2WD champion Wyatt Knox set out looking for an adventure when he travelled to Tierra del Fuego to rally a Suzuki at the ends of the earth. What he found was so much more than a weekend of special stages.
Posted on 26. Apr, 2013 by Dean.
When driven on race tracks, rally cars aren’t the most graceful vehicles. Tall suspension and fat tires make rally cars gnarly on gravel stages, but when fitted with low profile pavement tires and big wheels, they tend to look a bit awkward. Despite this, every year the hardcore gravel-heads show up at the Shannonville Motorsports Park.
Posted on 04. Apr, 2013 by Dean.
Rallying in Canada is a community knit together with spirit and enthusiasm, even if the individuals involved are geographically stretched out across the country. This often means that the folks that we report on inhabit a strange realm somewhere between subject and confidant. Equally, those behind the keyboard and the lens are sometimes more than [...]
Posted on 03. Apr, 2013 by Dean.
Antone L’Estage and Nathalie Richard are among the very best in North American rally, with trophy collections to prove it. But as fast drivers like David Higgins and Ken Block move to faster and faster cars, the privateer Rockstar team has been pushed to the very limits of their equipment. A blistering drive at Sno*Drift [...]
Posted on 05. Feb, 2013 by Dean.
The 2013 Canadian Rally Championship opened on February 2, with the 43rd edition of the Rallye Perce Neige, in Maniwaki, Quebec. Renowned for brutally long stages that extend late into the night, icy and snowy roads with banks that will just as often suck a car in as bounce it back onto the road, Perce [...]