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    Video: Easier Said Than Done rally documentary trailer shivers our timbers
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    Combining moving visuals – slow-motion camera shots, impossible angles, beautiful scenery and, of course, ridiculously fast rally cars – with compelling storylines is a sure-fire way to win some friends in the Autoblog offices. And that's exactly what the video you'll see below has to ...

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    Video: Rally for youth with footage of the Opel Adam Rallye Cup Car
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    We checked out the Opel Adam R2 Rally concept and its 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with 185 horsepower and 140 pound-feet of torque at the Geneva Motor Show. The one-make series the car was built for, the ADAC Opel Ralleye Cup, has kicked off with 24 teams in identically prepared cars lining up ...

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    Motorsports: French motorcyclist Thomas Bourgin killed at Dakar
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    The 2013 Dakar Rally has claimed another life. Organizers have confirmed 25-year-old motorcycle rider Thomas Bourgin died after colliding with an oncoming Chilean police vehicle while in transit to the start of a stage. The accident occurred at 8:23 local time, and the rally's medical teams ...

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    Video: Ken Block won't let a little in-cabin fire slow him down
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    Say you're driving along, minding your own business and smoke starts rising from the hood of your car – you're going to pull over, right? Well if you are the master of Gymkhana, Ken Block, it's never that simple. The drift-happy racer was competing at a Global RallyCross event at SEMA when ...

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    Video: Watch Skoda's Mikkelsen get quizzed while running a rally stage
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    If there's one trait all motorsports drivers have, it's an excellent ability to multitask. Sure, the pilots need to be able to keep an eye on the course and keep their vehicles pointed in the right direction. But that's not all. Drivers also need to be in constant contact with either a ...

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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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