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

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

Thursday 29th November 2018

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:

1,969 posts

106 months

Thursday 29th November 2018
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Look no selfish cyclists, bikers, caravans or motor caravans deliberately blocking the road.

bigtrev200

25 posts

112 months

Thursday 29th November 2018
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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

2,359 posts

139 months

Thursday 29th November 2018
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Nice. I was almost expecting to see Vin Diesel there somewhere. Good bit of fun.

Pericoloso

40,351 posts

108 months

Thursday 29th November 2018
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All a bit pointless as Peugeot have withdrawn from WRX.

neil1jnr

1,275 posts

100 months

Thursday 29th November 2018
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I was expecting an Impreza WRX

Panjy

84 posts

91 months

Thursday 29th November 2018
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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

2,802 posts

150 months

Thursday 29th November 2018
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That could have been very good but instead it looked like an ad for Fast and Furious 56.

Ares

8,705 posts

65 months

Thursday 29th November 2018
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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

293 posts

62 months

Thursday 29th November 2018
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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

8,705 posts

65 months

Thursday 29th November 2018
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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

951 posts

106 months

Thursday 29th November 2018
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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

52 posts

42 months

Thursday 29th November 2018
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Yes where's the WRX

mcelliott

5,458 posts

126 months

Thursday 29th November 2018
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Ridden that climb over 50 times on my push bike, and driven it the same amount in my Scooby.

Kawasicki

6,235 posts

180 months

Friday 30th November 2018
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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

1,018 posts

183 months

Saturday 1st December 2018
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I'd say that was effective marketing as it made me want a 208

Piginapoke

860 posts

130 months

Saturday 1st December 2018
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I often wonder how Peugeot could be so good in WRC, WRX and WEC, but so pants in F1.

Nerdherder

1,288 posts

42 months

Saturday 1st December 2018
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Utterly pointless yet magnificent fun. cloud9

MurderousCrow

348 posts

95 months

Saturday 1st December 2018
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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

40,351 posts

108 months

Saturday 1st December 2018
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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.