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The World Rally Car Quiz
by Staff
Car rallies test the limits of vehicles and drivers on long, hard courses. How much do you know about World Rally Cars and the World Rally Championship? Take this quiz to test your knowledge.

What year did the first World Rally Championship take place?

  • 1962
  • 1973
  • 1981

How many points do drivers earn for a first-place finish?

  • 25
  • 35
  • 55

Which racing organization crafts the specifications for World Rally Cars?

  • Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA)
  • International Conference of Sports Car Clubs (ICSCC)
  • The Off-Road Championship (TORC)

What happens at a historic rally?

  • Teams use older cars.
  • Famous retired drivers are invited to compete.
  • The race is run on a famous course.

World Rally Car engines have how many cylinders?

  • four
  • six
  • eight

How many miles might a World Rally Car driver travel on a typical day?

  • 50 miles (80 kilometers)
  • 150 miles
  • 250 miles

Superstar driver Erik Carlsson drove for which manufacturer?

  • Saab
  • Skoda Auto
  • Citroen

In liters, what's the specified engine displacement for World Rally Cars?

  • 1.6 liters
  • 2.6 liters
  • 6.0 liters

What are pacenotes?

  • notes on the car's servicing during race pit stops
  • navigator notes regarding the course's characteristics
  • notes the driver uses to determine the car's torque during low-speed portions of the course

Compared to normal stages, "super special stages" at rally events have what trait?

  • They are more hazardous.
  • They are shorter.
  • They are longer.

Unlike most modern cars, World Rally Cars lack which critical feature?

  • power brakes
  • traction control
  • seat belts

Recce refers to which pre-race process?

  • car maintenance
  • course reconnaissance
  • a pause just before the race begins

What's the maximum brake horsepower for World Rally Cars?

  • 400 horsepower (298,280 watts)
  • 300 horsepower
  • 280 horsepower

About how many hours does it take to build a World Rally Car to correct specifications?

  • 300
  • 500
  • 700

What is the so-called "transport stage"?

  • the time just before race's start
  • the shortest stage
  • where the car is driven to the next racing stage

How fast can many World Rally Cars go from zero to 60 miles per hour (97 kilometers per hour)?

  • about three seconds
  • about five seconds
  • about seven seconds

A "regularity rally" is also sometimes called what?

  • goal-speed-time rally
  • time-speed-distance rally
  • distance-speed-torque rally

How many support championships are there in the World Rally Championship?

  • two
  • three
  • four

In which kind of rally are public roads closed to regular traffic?

  • stage rally
  • road rally
  • neither

The World Rally Championship 2 was formerly denoted as what?

  • Super 1000
  • Super 2000
  • Super 3000

What is the maximum restrictor size of R5 rally cars?

  • 30 millimeters
  • 31 millimeters
  • 32 millimeters

Most racing seasons are made up of how many rallies?

  • 13
  • 18
  • 24

Which driving trick sends the car into a slide around a curve?

  • handbrake turn
  • heel-and-toe
  • hill jumping

To what does the heel-and-toe technique refer?

  • using your feet to drive
  • the process of braking and hitting the gas at the same time
  • being a fraction of a second slower than the leader's race time

What is "yumping"?

  • hill jumping
  • accidentally slamming into race spectators
  • an accidental rollover after striking a course hazard

The 1000 Lakes Rally is held in which country?

  • Sweden
  • Finland
  • Iceland

What's a danger of the Scandinavian flick?

  • broken steering components
  • vehicle rollover
  • punctured tires

The effect of turbo restrictors is most noticeable above which amount of revolutions per minute?

  • 2,000 revolutions per minute
  • 3,000 revolutions per minute
  • 5,000 revolutions per minute

What is a benefit of left-foot braking?

  • It stops wear on the transmission.
  • It helps cars corner more efficiently.
  • It stops the car more quickly.

The Acropolis Rally is known for what conditions?

  • hot and dusty
  • swampy and humid
  • windy and rainy