Rally journalism is now no longer confined to pen and paper writers. And, this is a fantastic thing because we have those ridiculously cool action videos of jumps to keep us smiling on YouTube between rallies, some fun tweets from rally drivers and selfies on Instagram. We also wouldn’t have this giggle-inducing post on Tumblr from Samantha Honeyman HERE.
Being part of a WRC team means being constantly photographed. If you’re not posing for photographs with fans or official pictures then there is always a photographer lurking somewhere, catching your every move. One theme which occurs in all these hundreds of images is that essentially, rally drivers only have 3 poses for the camera.
1. Hands on Hips – you can do it alone…
Read the rest of this great article here: http://rallyrecce.tumblr.com/post/82985841204/posers.
Here’s a great video from Hayden Paddon’s test days in France for his first gravel sessions in his Hyundai Motorsport i20 WRC. Our friends at http://www.PLANETEMARCUS.com bring you the action…
The muscular, thoroughbred yet beastlike forms of the Peugeot 2008 DKR provide a vivid indication of the new car’s serious desire for success. It is behind the wheel of this purpose-designed machine that Carlos Sainz and Cyril Despres will defend the colours of Team Peugeot Total on next January’s Dakar.
Three weeks after the exciting news that Peugeot, Red Bull and Total have decided to join forces to contest the 2015 Dakar, the car that will spearhead the team’s challenge has finally broken cover. The 2008 DKR shares an unmistakable family resemblance with Peugeot’s road-going crossover, albeit with more muscular forms and more imposing overall proportions that have been honed to meet the challenge that lays ahead. Its spectacular lines are the fruit of close cooperation between the experts at Peugeot’s Style Centre and their colleagues at Peugeot Sport’s Design Department, and the newcomer’s likeness with the production version is quite astonishing! Continue reading
It is a big and busy one: 20 pages of rally news from around the world. From the stages of Mpumalanga, South Africa, the Portuguese stages for the WRC Rally de Portugal and a look at the asphalt stages for this weekend’s FIA ERC Circuit of Ireland Rally, and we’ve had a chat with Craig Breen broken down the new WRC rule changes and bring the news of Citroën Racing’s new R5 player. Download, download, download!
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