Motoring fans know that the Geneva Motor Show is currently drawing lots of attention. Of course there are beautiful shiny hew cars. But, our eyes were glued to these two stunners: the Hyundai Motorsport i20 WRC and the Volkswagen Polo R WRC. Now these are REAL headturners ;-)
The MSA British Rally Championship’s Pirelli Star Driver scheme, which has previously helped up-and-coming talent such as Elfyn Evans reach the top of world rallying, is set to boost the careers of even more young drivers from next year onwards.
In a change to the previous on-event selection process, the 2014 Pirelli Star Driver nominations will be awarded to each of the BRC’s five category champions at the end of the season. Continue reading
Volkswagen works driver Jari-Matti Latvala celebrated his first win of season in the Polo R WRC at the Rally Sweden. The Finn along with co-driver Miikka Anttila took the overall lead in the World Rally Championship for the first time in his career. Latvala would love to defend that lead ahead of team-mate Sébastien Ogier at next weekend’s Rally Mexico. In this interview, the WRC points leader speaks about the battle between him and the current world champion, his new mental coach, his great idol Henri Toivonen and his grand ambitions. Continue reading
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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Handbrakes & Hairpins wishes the nine-times FIA World Rally Champion a Happy Birthday, this his milestone 40th celebration. We’ve collected a few videos in tribute to this master of rallying to celebrate his 40 years. Bon anniversaire, Seb!
Here’s an hilarious clip of Seb “imitating” his Citroën C4 WRC…
The Artist of Rallying…
A tribute of Seb and Daniel Elena, throwing their cars through various hairpins…
Of course, we also included a run up his record-setting Pikes Peak chase…
Hip hip, hooray!
The crews are all packed and heading for Guanajuato the next WRC challenge, the Rally Mexico. This iconic and unique rally runs from 06 – 09 March. The past ten years of this event have always produced exciting action. This video highlights that… Turn up the volume!
The Dakar Rally 2014 was one of the most gruelling in the event’s long and storied history. This the toughest of the South American events, with the MINIs dominating in the Cars, it was an action-packed race over 9,500km. See the rest of these awe-inspiring photos HERE.