This weekend is the annual FIA WRC Rally Sweden, a competition that involves small turbocharged cars going very fast on all sorts of road conditions – gravel, dirt, asphalt, and snow/ice. Unlike NASCAR and Indycar, they turn more than just left. Spectators stand right next to the track. It’s insane and death-defying. Of course, it’s not being aired in the US at all. Or in Canada, for that matter.
This is something that should be remedied. Witness:
Highlights from the 2012 Rally Sweden:
Highlights from Monte Carlo 2013:
The $100,000+ Bentley Continental W12 GT takes to the Welsh WRC rallye track with Top Gear’s James May calling the turns – often poorly.
Ken Block with Top Gear’s James May at a California airfield.
Catalunya Spain 2011 WRC:
Climbing up Pike’s Peak:
How is this not popular in the US?