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Rally Car Racing: A Fresh Approach [VIDEO]

Rally Car Racing: A Fresh Approach [VIDEO]

Off-road racing has had pretty much the same format for years. If you race electric, that usually means qualifying heats and a single or triple a-main format. Drivers position themselves on an elevated stand and drive a closed course in a timed process. However, a format that has been grabbing some attention is a form of rally racing where the course winds its way through terrain that twists and turns along with elevation changes and even a bridge and requires the driver to run along side and give chase in order to navigate while improvising. Realistically, this won’t replace our current off-road format, but it does bring in another form of athleticism and provides a totally unique experience that’s new and refreshing. This video is from 2013 and took place in Europe, although it may be misleading since it is labeled “Australia.” but it wasn’t the only case where the format was used, and this new way of racing has been showing some popularity around the world. Time to carb up? Check it out.

Updated: November 17, 2016 — 12:07 PM
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  1. count me in!

    I’ve made the suggestion on local discussion boards in my area in the past and it didn’t draw enough interest so I dropped the idea. General consensus was that folks prefer using high quality Tx’s and don’t want to risk damaging them in a trip/fall situation. For me, I’m cool with running a cheap FlySky/Radiolink system which would be a more disposable Tx option, but that seems to be the main hold back for most that I talked to about it.

  2. Outstanding , how can I find out more about this form of Ralley raceing? I would need rules , track lay outs and so forth. I need everything you can get me. Send to address below.We are the MID PEN R/C club , in Gloucester , VA 23128. David Chrest , 8697A Smiths Lane , North , VA 23128

  3. OK these Aussies have got it totally bang on!

    This looks like a whole bunch of fun, and much better that being a by-stander/driver. Speed is limited by how fast you can keep up with your ride, this may also keep racing costs down too.

  4. Sorry Carl, unfortunately this did not take place in Australia – this is from a European event that they called “Rally Australia”. They even incorrectly spelt ‘Telstra’ which is a phone company in Aus. I believe this is from Czechoslovakia, even the web links at the end give it away.

    Does look like fun though, cheers from Down under 🙂

    1. Yep, you are right. Updated and corrected. The title was indeed misleading.

  5. COME TO AXIALFEST! Its the closest you will get to this in North America, especially our ALTRA ULTRA 5K ENDURO!

  6. Hi guys! Yeah, It is from Czech Republic.

  7. You can see this year’s videos from our country. https://mcrrcrally.cz/dokumentace/video

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