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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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    Official: Dodge to race Dart in Rallycross
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    Dodge is taking its new Dart to the races in the U.S. rounds of this year's Global RallyCross Championship with ESPN. Piloted by Travis Pastrana and built by SRT, the GRC challenger is a little different than the sedan you'd find at the dealership: it puts down 600 horsepower and more than 550 ...

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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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    Video: Top Gear puts Peugeot 207 rally car up against downhill skier in Italy
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    Leave it up to the Top Gear crew to put this one together. No, not the famous British crew of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May; the staff behind this video of a Peugeot 207 rally car going up against a downhill skier hails from Italy and represents Top Gear Magazine. Of course, ...

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    Video: Rally legends at Spa is music to our ears
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    The Legend Boucles de Spa is a historic rally held in the Ardennes Forest around Spa, Belgium, and it commemorates the actual Boucle de Spa rally races held for 37 years from 1953 to 1990. The drill is simple: lots of drivers plotting vintage machinery at various levels of anger through the ...

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    Video: Ken Block goes over the river and through the 100 Acre Wood in latest rally video
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    Rally racing is amazing to watch, and it's no doubt a blast from behind the wheel. But while we'd love some time behind the wheel of a genuine rally car, we're guessing that the sport is a lot harder than it looks. Then again, dirt racing looks really easy when Ken Block is behind the ...

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    Video: Cameramen miraculously survive being run over at off-road rally
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    If you've ever watched footage from a rally, you've probably found yourself screaming, "Don't stand there! Get out of the way!" at the photographers and cameramen who crowd the course only to leap out of harm's way when the vehicle comes roaring by. And with good reason, even if most of the time ...

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    Video: Watch as a Ferrari FF goes rallying in the snow
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    Ferrari has had its share of drivers who knew their way around a snowy rally course. Gilles Villeneuve, for example, was famous for the drifting techniques he picked up racing snowmobiles in his native Quebec. And Kimi Raikkonen, for another, left the Scuderia for the World Rally Championship ...

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    Official: Mini claims first international rally win
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    It may not be a World Rally Championship event, but Mini is celebrating its first win at an international rally (at least its first such win of the modern era). The event in question was the Qatar International Rally, a fully FIA-sanctioned event that kicks off the 2012 Middle East Rally ...

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    Video: Rhys Millen's Hyundai Veloster rally car is about par for the course
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    We can think of a handful of automobiles that appear to be closer to golf carts than what we'd otherwise think of as "cars". Like the Smart ForTwo, for example. Or the Tata Nano. Rhys Millen's Hyundai Veloster rally car, on the other hand, is not the first vehicle that would come to mind for ...

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    Official: Lotus Exige R-GT rally car gets first shakedown test
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    Lotus has been busily preparing its new Exige R-GT rally car, and the automaker just put the racer through its first shakedown tests in Turin, Italy. So far, the Lotus team is happy with the vehicle's progress, but testing will continue in 2012 as the company prepares to take on the 2012 FIA ...

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    Official: Subaru promises BRZ, Impreza STI concepts plus rally return at Tokyo Auto Salon
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    Unlike most cities, Japan's capital city plays host to two major automotive exhibitions: the Tokyo Motor Show and the Tokyo Auto Salon. While these terms may be interchangeable when it comes to European expos, in Tokyo, they connote two different shows altogether. The first is the Motor Show, ...

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    Video: Is this the highest-flying Honda ever?
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    We know it doesn't look like the rallying Honda Civic hatchback above is doing anything special, but trust us, this is a case of "Oh, I wasn't expecting that at all." After barreling across the ridiculously long run-up to the crest, the pilot even lets off the gas before launch, yet still ...

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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: Tired of Turkey? Here's 22 minutes of Porsche 911 GT3 RS rally footage
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    If you need a little assistance getting through your annual 80-course meal and various NFL games, may we offer you some GT3 RS à la Rally? Some kind chef has cobbled together 22 minutes of footage of the Porsche that loves to get dirty doing slides and Scandinavian Flicks and making ...

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    Exclusive: How to lose the 2011 Targa Newfoundland in one easy step [w/video]
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    Mid-stage is no time to let your driver know his navigator has no damn clue what's going on.
    My helmet has just been crammed into the cross ribs of the roof of our Miata for the third time in less than a kilometer, driving a guttural "OOMPH" from my lungs mid-sentence at the same time. I regain ...

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    The Road to Targa Newfoundland, Part 3: Homework and gearing up
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    We're officially less than five days from the first stage of the 2011 Targa Newfoundland, and I'm frantically busy trying to cram as much information into my brain before arriving in St. John's as I possibly can. Having never navigated in a rally, there's a slew of symbols, terminology and theory ...

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