For most rally fans (myself included), the 80s was the most fascinating era of rallying for one pure and simple reason: Group B. During this period, Audi was constantly the team to beat, and for a while, the great Michele Mouton was one of the hired guns for this legendary team, and she was total business.
You know, if you needed a Stilo photoshopped onto someone’s head you could’ve just asked...
Hey Rally Takeover readers! It’s nearly two months into the New Year, so it’s time for another series/season of my convoluted blog of trans-Atlantic rallying from the only American competing in European rallies in 2016. I’m entitling it Semi-Pro because this year, I’ve reduced my income/work to go rallying, which is…
To be honest that was a very rough initial prototype I think it was called SE something and was built in shop by Abarth. The final S4 went through a few revisions before being banned a lot of those had to do with power and driveability which improved lag dramatically. From a technical standpoint the car was far better…
Time-speed-distance rallies seem simple enough: maintain a constant speed over a certain distance on open public roads, and stop every so often at checkpoints to prove you’re on time. Many consider it an introduction to stage rally. Introduction! Ha. Let me explain how this was the hardest thing ever.
WRC Commission President Carlos Barbosa defended their decision not to send an ambulance when Lorenzo Bertelli reported dizziness and nausea after a crash at Rally Portugal, claiming he “was very anxious to go to the arms of his mother, that’s all it was.”
It’s also with mentioning that the US has several parallel healthcare systems which can’t possibly be that cheap to maintain:
Loving this series! It’s very well written and the accompanying media has been awesome.
You’re a tough dude, good luck but I doubt you’ll need it - you’re young, the disease is very beatable and you will, best thing to do is just this - keep on doing your thing because when you’re looking back on this shitty speed bump you’ll be glad you spent the time well and it’ll make for a better story. Hope you…
Great article. I wish you all the best for your battle with cancer.
It’s been great reading your international co-driving tales thus far. As a fan of the WRC for many moons I envy your position tremendously. I wish you the best in regards to your treatment.
I took Economics with this guy... He copied all my homework
“You broke a halfshaft, but were able to repair it.”
Awesome articles! So it seems like I should move to Europe to make more money and get more opportunities for racing?
Alex, you are a damn inspiration my man. We miss you here in the US, but glad you are doing well over there. Your write-up was awesome to read and VERY informative. I have done quite a bit of travel internationally over the past couple years and have met people from all different places and all walks of life and…
No matter how many times I watch that I can’t fathom how he took that chicane at that speed
A #GravelMachineGun at work, we salute you.
I can’t say how much I agree with you on this. As a Norwegian the American healthcare seems like madness, and yet another way to make a greater difference between the rich and the middle class.
Go forth, and kick cancer’s butt.
This car is risen, too!