It is said that at its core and the crucial part of rally is that you don’t always know what’s around the next bend, so you have to be able to adjust the car on the go.
Rallying is a motor sport in which cars have to get from one place to another in the shortest possible time. In a nutshell, rally drivers race on roads closed to the public in which the rallies are organised in stages. The time it takes to each driver to run every stage is cumulated to get the total stage time.
Rally cars are usually small, 4 wheel drive, turbocharged cars that can go up to 130 mph but average 70-80 mph. They are road-racing cars are set up for intense forces under braking and cornering.
Rally drivers race with someone else in the car called the co-driver. Their job is to help the drivers be ready for what the road is like just around the bend by yelling out the path in a code-like language.
For some a sport through which they make a living, for others a christmas present and an opportunity to do some adrenaline filled weekend activity.