Sordo keeps win as Hyundai fined for technical breach

October 12, 2020 0 Comments

An inspection of the Spaniard’s Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC showed the rear subframe to be underweight. The part in question was shown to total 9112g, with the minimum permissible weight being 9136.5g.  Checks were also carried out on the cars belonging to Sordo’s teammates Ott Tanak, Thierry Neuville – who finished second – and Hyundai …

Al-Attiyah wins Dakar warm-up event in Andalusia

October 11, 2020 0 Comments

Held over around 1000km and four days in the eponymous region in southern Spain, the Andalusia Rally replaced Rally Morocco as the main preparation event for the second running of Dakar in Saudi Arabia for this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event also served as a chance to test some new features set …

Watch: The rally hero so unfashionable they called him ‘slack’

October 8, 2020 0 Comments

Perhaps the most unfashionable world champion in rallying history, as he was slightly overweight, chain-smoked and wore huge glasses, his fellow Finns nicknamed him ‘loysa’ – which literally translates as ‘slack’. Brought in to the works Peugeot team in the 1985 WRC by Jean Todt in a support role to Ari Vatanen, Salonen was promoted …

Loeb joins Prodrive-run Bahrain team for Dakar return

October 1, 2020 0 Comments

As revealed by Motorsport.com earlier this week, Loeb will be a part of BRX’s two car line-up in the top-tier T1 category alongside 2014 winner Nani Roma, whose appointment was confirmed by the squad last month. Loeb contested the Dakar as a factory Peugeot driver between 2016-18, securing a best finish of second during the …

Breen to contest inaugural Belgian WRC event for Hyundai

October 1, 2020 0 Comments

Breen will team up with Hyundai regulars Thierry Neuville and Ott Tanak for the Ypres Rally, marking his third WRC appearance of 2020 following previous outings in Sweden and Estonia, although a planned Rally Finland foray came to naught after the event was called off due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Irish driver finished seventh …

Jeep Cherokee Gets Stuck While Rescuing A Trailer-Towing Nissan Titan

September 27, 2020 0 Comments

There’s nothing like a weekend away from the hustle and bustle of the city, driving your truck off the grid with a trailer in tow. it’s a typical way to unwind in the U.S. and off-road getaways are becoming a thing especially with machines getting more capable than ever. But this one’s quite the opposite …

Ford Bronco Warthog Teaser Photo Shows 37-Inch 'Hooves'

September 25, 2020 0 Comments

Ford seems to be having some fun on this Friday afternoon. The automaker just dropped another teaser photo on Twitter for the upcoming high-performance Bronco, be it called the Raptor or Warthog. The photo itself isn’t anything we haven’t already seen, but the tweet carries an obvious message and perhaps a hidden one. More on …

Jeep Wrangler Pretends Its A Mountain Bike, Fails Miserably

September 22, 2020 0 Comments

First things first. If anyone has additional information on this lonely Jeep Wrangler perched on the edge of destruction, we are dying to know the outcome. We have some feelers out on our end and we’ll update this story if we get fresh news. For now, just know that somewhere in the hills east of …

Evans wary of title chances after winning “lottery” in Turkey

September 22, 2020 0 Comments

Evans won the toughest event on the calendar by 35.2 seconds, and set the third fastest time on the Power Stage to collect three bonus points, to reclaim top spot in the drivers’ standings.  With just two rounds scheduled to run in 2020 – next month’s Rally Italy and November’s Rally Ypres – his advantage …

Can Luxury SUVs Really Go Off-Road? This Grueling Test Answers The Question

September 21, 2020 0 Comments

It’s no secret that most SUVs today spend most of their lifetime exclusively on paved ground getting from A to B. Be that as it may, manufacturers haven’t thrown in the towel when it comes to getting its hands dirty; many systems like Quattro all-wheel-drive and even low-range gearboxes are still alive and well. But …