let's see rossi do that on a duc.
I wonder what Walter Rohrl thinks of this (kind of cool) shit?
I bet he laughs and thinks it is not very fast.
I wonder if that Fiesta would be a match for an old group B Quattro...
Röhrl was also successful in road racing events, and called "Genius on Wheels" by Niki Lauda. In the 1992 24 Hours Nürburgring race which saw fog and heavy rain in the night, he hardly slowed down, anticipating the corners by timing. The race was nevertheless interrupted for hours.
Whoa. That was serious business. Not showing off at 30kph in a parking lot.
Still, it is kind of cool.
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I'd like to see the in-car footage of that whole course done in one take. It's cool and all but it's most likely a whole bunch of separate takes. That being said though I am envious because it looks like a ton of fun
Both those guys have immense talent.
But I can see how those Killer B's got banned ....... not quite the classes of vehicles fault with all those people in the road. It looked like the Baja 1000 in-car footage!
The difference between you and me .........
Not unimpressed though, but I wonder if his skills and appetite for risk is in the same league as a pro, and Rohrl was the GOAT in the rally world.
In Block's videos he comes off as a major driving god. I think he is a more lesser deity.
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I thought people might enjoy some video of crazy Group B, and one of the driving legends of the world, that not many have heard of.
Though Block is a good driver, the Gymkahana thing looks like a gimmick to me now, though I thought it was super cool when I first saw it.
Sorry for the threadjack.
both those videos were awesome!
Group B was kinda like Formula 1, only with everyone smoking crack and driving in your grandparent's backyard way out in the boonies. Only, the entire village came out to watch...literally forming the crash barriers on the shoulders of the narrow dirt roads. Lots of deaths during its short lifespan, and the drivers were pretty incredible to handle cars even lighter than that Fiesta, with more, peakier power and way higher speeds...not to mention the luxury of being able to do another 'take' when you fuck up. Rohrl was one of the best, along with Ari Vataanan and Stig Blomqvist.
The entire thing ended in Portugal when a Ford crashed, killing four and injuring over 30.
The drivers and teams said enough was enough.
At the end of the day, know what the fastest rally car was? A Peugeot 205. Really. Won in '85 and'86. A Peugeot.
Ever seen a 205? Not much to look at. But they put a mid engine in it, plus four wheel drive and 500 PS, and it was fast. They built 200 mid engine versions for homologation purposes. Wouldn't mind owning one, but of course would prefer the Audi S1.
Hey Syncro- we met in Squamish the other night. I walked up and started chatting you up about your sweet ass RC 51...
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