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40 Years of WRC – Five Unforgettable Videos

Submitted by on October 30, 2013

40 Years of WRC - Subaru ImprezaWRC turned 40 this month, and what a wild ride it’s been! Let’s take a look back at six unforgettable moments made immortal by video.

Many consider the unique challenges presented by professional rallying to make it the ultimate expression of high-risk motorsport. For us, these are the five most amazing videos which have emerged from one of the rawest test of guts that the world has ever seen – WRC.

Tommi Mäkinen loses wheel, keeps on racing and is pulled over by Police

Well, it turns out they didn’t call the 1998 Silverstone event a Special Stage for nothing!

Hang Time

There are countless videos floating around the internet of WRC cars being launched through the air by fearless drivers. In terms of perspective, sense of speed and the sheer brutality captured in this landing – this is the favorite.

Petter Solberg obliterates his Subaru Impreza

A sharp reminder as to the reason behind the extensive nature of WRC roll cages.

Untamed – The Audi Quattro

No rally car will ever command the same level of respect

That time Gilles did a 360

The crowd, the atmosphere, the showmanship, the character – this 30 second video captures with precise accuracy what made WRC so great.

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