Friday Video | Even closer to the edge – Ken Block’s Climbkhana

What’s the best way to tackle the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb? With a 1,400hp twin-turbocharged Ford Mustang, obviously.   ESM doesn’t quite know what to make of Ken Block. Here’s clearly an immensely talented driver, and proficient businessman, yet success in top-level motorsport has eluded him. Maybe it doesn’t matter. He’s built up an empire…

Volkswagen takes 2013 WRC Drivers’ Championship

He might have only needed one point, but Volkswagen Motorsport’s Sebastien Ogier wasted no time in wrapping up the WRC Driver’s title on his home turf.  With a third place on Rally France’s ‘Power Stage’ on the opening night of the event, Ogier cemented his grasp on his first World Rally Championship by making impossible…

Volkswagen WRC – One point, one day from winning drivers’ title?

By this time tomorrow we could see the World Rally Championship mathematically won by Volkswagen Motorsport’s Sebastien Ogier on home soil tarmac at Rally France. Unlike most rounds of the World Rally Championship, Rally France will open with the ‘Power Stage’ which gives drivers the chance to win additional championship points. With Ogier needing just one…

Can the Volkswagen Polo R WRC save rallying?

You may, or may not, know that the Monte Carlo Rally is currently underway. But given the lack of a British TV deal for the WRC, I’m going to go with most people not being aware that the 81st running of the most famous rally is going on right now. Growing up, rallying was a…