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    Official: Honda debuts production Dakar Racer CRF450 Rally
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    The Dakar Rally Raid is a spectacle unlike anything else in motorsports. With a course that tracks its way through some of the most unforgiving and forgotten areas in South America, the event is challenging enough for those who tackle the race on four wheels. The guys who make for the dunes on ...

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    Video: Petter Solberg crashes through vineyard, into utility pole at French WRC event
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    If one absolutely must crash out of professional rally event, one might as well do it with style. At least that seems to be the philosophy of Petter Solberg. The Norwegian World Rally Championship driver bowed out of the Rally of France Alsace on Saturday when he left the course, drove through a ...

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    Exclusive: Up close and personal with David Higgins' 2012 Subaru WRX STI Rally Car [w/video]
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    Riding Shotgun With The Four-Time Rally America Champ There's nothing quite like the sound of a high-strung boxer engine in full rage. Each dip of the throttle sends the opposed four-pot barking and popping like some sort of caffeinated prehistoric beast as David Higgins shoots his very unique ...

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    Paris: Peugeot 208 Type R5 rally car looks fast sitting still
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    Last week, we were able to bring you all of the details regarding Peugeot's new 208 Type R5 rally car, but there was only a shadowy teaser image with which to illustrate the pre-production rally titan. Thankfully, with our meticulous shooters combing the floor, we now have a good long look at ...

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    Video: Watch a horde of mopeds ride the Alps
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    Red Bull, patron of all things slightly mental, has organized a gathering of moped enthusiasts in Switzerland for the past three years. The attendees don't just sit around and gawk at each other's machines, though. The Red Bull Alpenbrevet is an 82-mile rally, and the course forces participants ...

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    Kubica back behind the wheel after horrendous crash
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    It has been the trend for drivers departing F1 to enter some other road-racing series, with endurance racing, DTM, IndyCar and NASCAR the popular destinations. Kimi Räikkönen went the other direction, leaving Ferrari for a stint with the development class of the Citroën rally team, ...

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    Video: Watch what may be the world's best save during a Polish rally race
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    Caution: Slippery when wet. Generally speaking, such signs are placed where pedestrians may be crossing on hard-surface flooring, perhaps right after it was washed. But the same is sometimes true on asphalt, and the four tires of the Mitsubishi Evo seen after the break are just as susceptible to ...

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    Video: Watch a 91-year-old grandma RallyCross a Subaru
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    We suppose "Go, granny, go!" is appropriate at times like these. In this video, a 91-year-old grandmother gets behind the wheel of an old Subaru for some RallyCross seat time. What's not awesome about that? For her run, she has a navigator instructing her on the turns like any rally event. For ...

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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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    Exclusive: From Prague to Mongolia in an abused Renault Kangoo
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    If you haven't heard of the Mongol Rally, we suggest you acquaint yourself. The charity event starts in Europe and ends in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Unlike most rallies, there is no defined route or support staff. Participants must simply survive long enough to make it to the finish line in one ...

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    Confirmed: Ken Block's San Francisco-shot Gymkhana 5 to debut on July 9
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    Ken Block is YouTube gold, that much we know. Having accumulated 140+ million views for his Gymkhana videos over the years, the man can clearly attract some eyeballs with his behind-the-wheel shenanigans. The last installment, the fourth in the series so far, was by far his biggest and boldest ...

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    Report: Lotus-Renault won't let Kimi Raikkonen contest Rally Finland
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    The Formula One team formerly known as Renault and currently racing under the Lotus banner is still feeling the absence of its star driver Robert Kubica. The Polish driver, as you may recall, was severely injured when he crashed his Skoda Fabia S2000 in a rally in Italy two years ago. And now the ...

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    Video: Ken Block's Gymkhana 4 re-edited with less "Hollywood"
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    The fourth installment of Ken Block's Gymkhana series was aptly subtitled "The Hollywood Megamercial." We know Ken needs to sell some DC Shoes apparel to pay for these lavish drifting productions, but the sales pitch stole the spotlight from the action in Gymkhana 4. Ever wonder what the video ...

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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 spectators rush to save lives of rally drivers trapped in capsized Renault
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    We don't need to tell you why rally racing – though awesome – is incredibly dangerous. As much as we love to watch turbocharged, all-wheel-drive Euro hatches being flung around on dirt, gravel, snow and tarmac, the fact that many of these races go through small towns and wooded trails ...

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    Report: Bentley plotting Dakar effort with used VW Touareg racers?
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    Bentley is an automaker not without its own racing pedigree, but the bulk of that is anchored in the 1920s and at Le Mans, to which it returned in winning form in the earlier part of the new millennium with the Speed 8. The latest development could, however, see the Flying B marque enter into ...

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    Motorsports: Peugeot debuts new 208 R2 rally car
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    The FIA's R2 rally class offers factorry-tuned racers at privateer costs. Peugeot has unleashed its 208 R2 in asphalt and gravel versions, powered by a 1.6-liter engine with 185 horsepower and 140 pound-feet running through a five-speed sequential gearbox. Improvements over the 207 R2 include a ...

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    Video: Rally car slams into pole, continues on to finish second
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    Most accidents in motorsport will immediately terminate any chance you have of winning the race. Not so when you're nickname is "Crazy Leo." Rally driver Leonid Urlichich demonstrates in the videos below how you can shake off an accident like a boxer recovers from a right hook. The footage comes ...

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    Video: Dodge Dart Rallycross stars in first Ken Block-style vid
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    Once Dodge announced its intent to race the SRT-built Dart in the U.S. season of Global RallyCross Championship with ESPN, the only logical thing to do next was hand it over to Travis Pastrana for brutal treatment around Chrysler's Chelsea Proving Grounds. Sadly, the performance of the Dart ...

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