Rally Mexico has not gotten off to a good start. Ford's WRC team lost contact for 17 minutes with their crew after Estonian driver Ott Tänak rolled off the road into a lake.
Rallying is a nuanced art. It takes years of training to get to the level where you can drive an open class car like this Subaru WRX STI with a sequential gearbox and 500 pound feet of torque. But I didn't have years of training. I had hours. And driving it has warped my brain forever.
Here, in concise form, is everything that (probably) went through cameraman Steffen Tronstad's head while trying to shoot the Norwegian Rally Championship:
It takes a ton of balls (literally) to be a rally racer. But to not lift like this. This takes all the balls. And they're probably made of diamonds.
One of the joys of growing up is learning how to drive and completely ignoring any and all instructions we're given. Usually this sort of thing occurs in a parking lot, and not a rally special stage. When it does occur on a rally special stage, though, the end result is absolutely hilarious.
Robert Kubica is probably the single driver with the most incredible comebacks to his name by sheer numbers, so he's not going to let a little bitty crash like this one in the Rally Finland slow him down. Not even if he needs to take out half the goddamn forest.
Finnish driver Toomas Heikkinen was involved in this practice crash at the X Games on Friday, in which he was trying to clear a 50-foot gap on the RallyCross course. He cleared about 45 feet of it.
This is presumably a Michelin promo video for this weekend's Rally Sweden WRC event in Värmland, but for whatever reason there's video interspersed of a side event which features people drifting their farm tractors. I've never seen this before, and I come from farm country where it snows a whole lot. Maybe we just…