RE: WRX vs. Tour de France stage: Time for Tea

RE: WRX vs. Tour de France stage: Time for Tea

Thursday 29th November

WRX vs. Tour de France stage: Time for Tea

Ever wondered how World Rallycross drivers keep busy during the winter months?



As of last weekend the World Rallycross Championship is now firmly over for 2018, leaving the series' drivers with plenty of extra free time on their hands. But there's no rest for the wicked, and nor, evidently, is there any for those of us who get to spend their weekends going sideways in a 600hp supermini.

Instead Team Peugeot Total drivers Sebastien Loeb and Timmy Hansen - fourth and sixth respectively in the 2018 standings - have been enticed back behind the wheel for a new Red Bull Motorsports video, filmed on l'Alpe d'Huez, a scenic stage from the Tour de France. Although for this closed-road run, there's not a cyclist in sight, leaving the nine-time world rally champion Loeb and 2015 WRX runner up Hansen with all 21 corners to themselves.

We're not entirely sure why they're there - aside from fulfilling contractual obligations - but we shan't complain, because between the occasional sped up clip and camera rattle, there's some proper rally driving going on. Handbrake turns, cocked rear wheels and Scandi flicks - they're all there. Hansen even gives Loeb a love tap through a hairpin, in true WRX racing tradition. Bring on 2019.

 

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WJNB

Original Poster:

1,368 posts

97 months

Thursday 29th November
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Look no selfish cyclists, bikers, caravans or motor caravans deliberately blocking the road.

bigtrev200

25 posts

103 months

Thursday 29th November
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That's Kevin Hansen, not Timmy. Kevin always drives the yellow 208... and has K.Hansen written in the window.

big_rob_sydney

2,166 posts

130 months

Thursday 29th November
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Nice. I was almost expecting to see Vin Diesel there somewhere. Good bit of fun.

Pericoloso

36,909 posts

99 months

Thursday 29th November
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All a bit pointless as Peugeot have withdrawn from WRX.

neil1jnr

1,182 posts

91 months

Thursday 29th November
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I was expecting an Impreza WRX
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Panjy

34 posts

82 months

Thursday 29th November
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Is that Seb Loebs 12 year old son driving the yellow one smile

I do love the rally cross cars, such a shame they don’t make road going versions of them.


smifffymoto

2,571 posts

141 months

Thursday 29th November
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That could have been very good but instead it looked like an ad for Fast and Furious 56.

Ares

7,504 posts

56 months

Thursday 29th November
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I've cycled Alpe D'Huez, amazing road, and dare I say better on the bike than in a car - appreciated it far more.

Also did Ventoux, dull in the car but crazy steep turns, amazing on the bike though.....especially coming down averaging 60kph....!

Arsecati

98 posts

53 months

Thursday 29th November
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WJNB said:
Look no selfish cyclists, bikers, caravans or motor caravans deliberately blocking the road.
How would a 'biker' deliberately block the road, when it is everyone else on the road that is in their way? 😕

Ares

7,504 posts

56 months

Thursday 29th November
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Arsecati said:
WJNB said:
Look no selfish cyclists, bikers, caravans or motor caravans deliberately blocking the road.
How would a 'biker' deliberately block the road, when it is everyone else on the road that is in their way? ??
Because 'driving god' rolleyes

Gav147

916 posts

97 months

Thursday 29th November
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bigtrev200 said:
That's Kevin Hansen, not Timmy. Kevin always drives the yellow 208... and has K.Hansen written in the window.
Indeed, wouldn't mind but his name is even in the title of the video they've used! top work as always ph....

Scoobysaurus

47 posts

33 months

Thursday 29th November
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Yes where's the WRX

mcelliott

4,925 posts

117 months

Thursday 29th November
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Ridden that climb over 50 times on my push bike, and driven it the same amount in my Scooby.

Kawasicki

5,630 posts

171 months

Friday 30th November
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Ares said:
I've cycled Alpe D'Huez, amazing road, and dare I say better on the bike than in a car - appreciated it far more.

Also did Ventoux, dull in the car but crazy steep turns, amazing on the bike though.....especially coming down averaging 60kph....!
Most fun decent I’ve ever ridden too. Woohoooo!

FestivAli

1,008 posts

174 months

Saturday 1st December
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I'd say that was effective marketing as it made me want a 208

Piginapoke

629 posts

121 months

Saturday 1st December
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I often wonder how Peugeot could be so good in WRC, WRX and WEC, but so pants in F1.

Nerdherder

339 posts

33 months

Saturday 1st December
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Utterly pointless yet magnificent fun. cloud9

MurderousCrow

317 posts

86 months

Saturday 1st December
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Nerdherder said:
Utterly pointless yet magnificent fun. cloud9
Yes - but why is the sound so anodyne??

Had expected noisy ferocity; two bona-fide rally cars racing up a mountain pass! But it sounds worse than PS4 gameplay.

Pericoloso

36,909 posts

99 months

Saturday 1st December
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MurderousCrow said:
Yes - but why is the sound so anodyne??

Had expected noisy ferocity; two bona-fide rally cars racing up a mountain pass! But it sounds worse than PS4 gameplay.
Rallycross ,not rally ,600BHP rockets compared to c400BHP modified road cars.

A Rallycross race is surprisingly not that noisy but the action generally makes up for that.