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    Video: Vintage Renault R8 Gordini footage shows how fun rear-engined cars can be
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    Admit it – you occasionally spend hours on YouTube, watching footage from vintage rallies and pining for days gone by, don't you? That's okay, we're guilty of occasionally overindulging in classic motorsports footage ourselves. Case in point: this swinging little number featuring the ...

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    Report: Kubica crashes out of first full WRC event [w/video]
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    Robert Kubica seems to have more bad luck than most top-tier race car drivers, but maybe that's because his high-profile crashes since 2011 have garnered more media attention than his achievements. When we left off with him last month, he was within spitting distance of winning WRC2, and he ...

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    Video: Sebastien Loeb crashes out of his final WRC event
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    Rally ace Sébastien Loeb had a rare off in the final World Rally Championship race of his career, as the wet tarmac at the Rally of France saw the French star deposit his Citroen DS3 WRC into the forest. Loeb, who won the WRC's Driver's Championship every year from 2004 to 2012, and ...

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    Video: The worst rally driver you've ever seen
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    Fast cars and excellent driving skills might be the easy answers when asking how to succeed in rally racing, but after watching this video, a good teammate is obviously an important aspect of this sport, too. During the 2013 Rally of Coimbatore in India, driver Samir Thapar and his co-driver, ...

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    Report: Opel plans return to motorsport
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    With a financial crisis ravaging the European automotive industry, many automakers have tightened budgets, and motorsports programs have, in many cases, been among the first things to go. That's the case at Ford and Mini, but it's the opposite at Opel, which announced its return to motorsports in ...

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    Video: Rally crash gets exciting after car comes to complete stop
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    Racing of any variety is inherently dangerous, and rally racing may very well be the most dangerous flavor of all motorsports. Niceties like track runoff and Armco barriers are replaced with sturdy oak trees, water hazards and some nice old lady's front porch. Hell, just getting out of the car ...

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    Video: Watch 10 years of WRC trials, tribulations and triumphs
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    Sebastien Loeb has won the World Rally Championship – with the same team – for eight consecutive years, and this year, he's so far ahead more than halfway through the season that he'd have to sit out two rallies to let the second-placed drive overtake him. Yet few complain about the ...

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    Motorsports: Rally car plows into crowd in France, kills two [w/video]
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    A rally race in France ended in a tragedy this weekend, when a driver missed his turn and hit a crowd of people. Two deaths were reported, with 17 injured including a race marshall and several children, according to the BBC. Four of the injuries were deemed "serious," and the scope of the ...

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    Video: Watch Evgeny Novikov crash spectacularly out of the 2012 Rally Mexico
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    Rally racing, like virtually every other form of motorsport in the world, is a dangerous activity. As much as we love watching a talented driver negotiate a tricky off-road race course with skill and luck, crashing is no doubt part of the experience as well. And crashes happen rather often in the ...

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    Report: Valentino Rossi hopes for future in rally racing [UPDATE: w/video]
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    Valentino Rossi, certainly the greatest motorcycle racer of our generation, has no concrete plans to leave MotoGP. In fact, after an extremely disappointing first season with Ducati in 2011, we'd wager he'll be sticking around for at least a few more years to prove he's still got what it takes to ...

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    Video: Ken Block busting through boxes in DiRT 3 promo
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    We can never get enough of Ken Block's Gymkhana, and we're pretty sure that many of you feel the same way. Lucky for us, Block and Codemasters have the launch of DiRT 3 to look forward to, making a new drift video a no-brainer. Watch Block as he hops behind the wheel of the Ford Focus Rally car ...

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    Video: Just another day in the life of Travis Pastrana
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    Travis Pastrana ruins two cars in 24 hours – Click above to watch video after the jump
    A day in the life of Travis Pastrana is probably a bit more exciting than our own 24-hour standard stretch of day-in/day-out minutia. We don't race rally cars, do multiple back-flips on a dirt bike or ...

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    Video: Helmut Deimel packs 50 years of rallying into 90 beautiful minutes
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    Evolution of the Drifting Angle (Half a Century Sideways) – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Helmut Deimel has been involved in the sport of rallying since the Seventies. During that time he has participated and interacted with some of the all-time greatest drivers to ever click ...

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    Videos: Vintage rally action at La Carrera Panamericana
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    Lessons in mid-corner lift at La Carrera Panamericana – Click above to watch videos after the jump
    For us, there are few things better than vintage racing. While we love to see classic metal from every corner of the globe all dolled up on a concourse lawn, the truth is that cars are meant ...

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    Rally driver James Girvan killed in competition [w/video]
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    Jimmy Girvan and Mike Ramsay head out for stage one – Click above to watch video after the jump
    James "Jimmy" Girvan, former Scottish Rally Champion, has died as a result of a crash at the this past weekend's Colin McRae Forest Stages Rally in Scotland. According to the BBC News, Girvan's ...

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    VIDEO: Porsche 911 GT3 rally cars provide perfect Friday soundtrack
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    Rally fans often stand at a corner or in the middle of a straight away, sometimes for hours, just to get a glimpse of their favorite car. If you're lucky, you get a prime spot at a sharp turn or abrupt elevation that leads to airborne cars. Lucky for ...

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    VIDEO: More super-slow-mo from the world of motorsport
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    We love racing. There are tons of different variations of fast vehicles in motion, and all provide a vast array of stimulation to our eyes and ears. Formula One, touring car, WRC, ALMS, bikes... all compelling in their own way and all are pretty ...

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    VIDEO: Ken Block's Subaru Concord Pond Run footage is a forest feast
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    Ken Block and Alex Gelsomino during the New England Forest Rally -- Click above to watch video
    What you need to know: New England Forest Rally, Ken Block and co-driver Alex Gelsomino, Special Stage 5 -– Concord Pond Run, breaking their own stage record they set last year. What you need to ...

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    VIDEO: Ken Block, Chris Atkinson test out their rear-drive chops in a 1978 Ford Escort Mk2 rally car
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    There are a lot of great racing choices out there for motorsports fans, but few offer up the excitement and showmanship of rally driving. Not many drivers seem to be having as much fun as Ken Block, as his YouTube videos and uncanny drifting prowess ...

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    WRC switching to S2000-spec car for 2010 season
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    For whom does the cost-cutter's bell toll? It tolls for Formula 1... and for the World Rally Championship. The FIA has announced that from 2010 the WRC will use Super 2000-spec cars, instead of the current championship's Group N racers. As with the FIA's moves in F1 to standardize components in ...

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