A couple of months ago I was asked by Aatomotion to look into something different to cover other than the usual GT Racing we have been covering recently. Something I’ve never had the opportunity to and have always wanted to shoot was rally, however, it seemed conventional rally was a bit out of season in the uk. Thankfully there was Rallycross, not just any old Rallycross though. The UK round of the rather officially sounding FIA World Rallycross Championship. Or WRX for short.
Rallycross was born at Lydden Circuit on the 4th of February 1967 so it seemed very apt that the first Rallycross event I covered was itself at Lydden. To quote Wikipedia: Rallycross is a form of sprint style automobile racing, held on a closed mixed-surface racing circuit, with modified production or specially built road cars, similar to the World Rally Cars, although usually with about 200 bhp (150 kW) stronger engines, due to e.g. their 45 mm turbo restrictor plates.
I can not begin to stress how unbelievably quick these cars are off the mark, even with semi slick tires they are blisteringly fast, something I’ve never seen before, ever. I’ll let the photos do the rest of the talking.