It’s the mark of a great driving video that even when frozen still – in a photograph – you can still soak in the unique experience of Ken Block at maximum attack on the streets of San Francisco. Gymkhana FIVE: Ultimate Urban Playground has already made an impact just days after it was released earlier this week.
It’s here, the fifth episode in the web’s most successful social video series and for the first time Gymkhana is let loose on the city streets of San Francisco, home of the iconic Steve McQueen car chase film, Bullit.
In a thrilling finale to this year’s X Games, eight-time world rally champion Sébastien Loeb dominated the field in the RallyCross final after qualifying in 4th.
Marcus Grönholm is recovering in hospital from injuries received during qualifying for tonight’s X Games Rallycross final. The two-time World Rally Champion was left unconscious but breathing after crashing into an exposed beam in the safety barrier.
What if Citroën Racing and Sébastien Loeb took part in X-Games 2012, renewing his rivalry with former FIA World Rally Championship sparring partner Marcus Gronholm?
When news broke of Liam Doran’s huge accident at the Nürburgring last week, we naturally feared for the worst. Liam’s 600+ bhp Nissan GT-R had left the circuit and backed into the tyre barrier. The car was a write-off, but thankfully Liam walked away with just a few cuts and bruises to show for his ordeal.
European Rallycross Championship front-runner Liam Doran will start his 2012 season by racing in the first round of the Monster Energy MSA British Rallycross Championship, at Lydden Hill Race Circuit next weekend, before contesting the European Rallycross Championship as well as the US-based Global Rallycross Championship.
If you read my interview with Ken Block a few months ago – The Accidental Hero, then you’ll already know about Ken’s prodigious talent as a graphic designer, photographer and marketer.
This is precisely the kind of article I enjoy reading, a fly on the wall insight into a special event that most of us can only view from afar.
Created in 1988 by former Michèle Mouton, the only female WRC event winner, and Fredrik Johnsson, the Race of Champions has become the most eagerly-anticipated after party of the motorsport season. This year’s event, run on the 3rd and 4th December, returned to Dusseldorf’s ESPRIT Arena, the venue where relative newcomer Felipe Albuquerque took the overall ‘Champion of Champions’ cup in 2010.
Pastrana leaps 269 feet in his Subaru Rally Car and enters the record books.
Bravery or madness? You decide. But Travis Pastrana will enter the record books tonight.