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by DirtFish Media October 1, 2022 3 min
No question about it, the 2022 Acropolis was a grueling event. A rally of attrition, thus as it was always used to be. The McKlein… Read more
by McKlein September 13, 2022 2 min
The flat fields of Flanders don’t just challenge the WRC’s best drivers, they pose a tricky task for the photographers. It all tends to look… Read more
by McKlein August 23, 2022 2 min
Make no mistake, the fastest rally in the World Championship is one of the best for images. The Holy Grail for photographers is to give… Read more
by McKlein August 9, 2022 2 min
There are plenty of beautifully cambered, three-dimensional flowing gravel roads in the Tartu region of Estonia, yet this fledging WRC rally continues to concentrate the… Read more
by McKlein July 19, 2022 2 min
Conventional wisdom predicts only two certainties in life: death and taxes. One can add a third: stunning images from Safari Rally Kenya. If a picture… Read more
by McKlein June 29, 2022 2 min
One of the constant challenges facing a rally photographer is picking the right locations to shoot from. In this respect, Sardinia offers and embarrassment of… Read more
by McKlein June 7, 2022 1 min
When the weather gods play fair on the photographers, Rally Portugal becomes a feast of dust, jumps and springtime colours. They were kind on us… Read more
by McKlein May 24, 2022 1 min
Once again the demanding Croatian stages served up some sublime action for the lenses of McKlein’s photographers. This rally has a huge variation in character… Read more
by McKlein April 26, 2022 2 min
Rallying is a team sport. And that’s how it works at McKlein: we have a team of photographers on each WRC rally, each with their… Read more
by McKlein March 1, 2022 2 min
The Monte Carlo Rally is always a challenge to photograph. Access roads are few and far between, while thousands of spectators restrict movements. Gendarmerie and… Read more
by McKlein January 26, 2022 3 min
Sébastien Ogier’s first day of testing a Rally1 car is complete. The eight-time champion, who will continue to compete with Toyota albeit on a part-time… Read more
by Luke Barry December 12, 2021 2 min
In reality, the Monza Rally was all about two drivers and one team. While Kalle Rovanperä cruised around like his father’s mother to guarantee the… Read more
by McKlein November 23, 2021 2 min
We’re now just one round away from the end of the World Rally Car era, and the action on last weekend’s penultimate event – Rally… Read more
by McKlein October 20, 2021 2 min
If this was to be the final appearance on gravel for the 2017-spec monstrous World Rally Cars, then it was a worthy swansong. A true… Read more
by McKlein October 5, 2021 1 min
Another Nitro Rallycross weekend, another track, another bunch of photos to enjoy. This time, renowned rallycross photographer Jakub Nitka (Qnigan) was behind the lens, and… Read more
by DirtFish Media October 4, 2021 2 min
Nitro Rallycross’ previous two events in 2018 and ’19 quickly became iconic thanks to the Utah Motorsports Campus’ incredibly photogenic setting and that gap jump…. Read more
by Dominik Wilde September 26, 2021 2 min
With a total distance of nearly 800 miles, this was a proper Acropolis Rally – in all but the weather. Three days of recce, two… Read more
by McKlein September 14, 2021 2 min
Subaru Impreza STI Sedan & Hatchback Features
Roll Cage: Every rally car requires a welded-in safety cage. The roll cages in our cars are built in-house from scratch.
Racing Seats: Driver and co-driver need to be firmly mounted to the structure of the vehicle. The use of hinged-back seats in rally vehicles is prohibited in rally and most forms of racing.
Racing Harnesses: Safety first. A minimum of a 5-point harness is required by all American rally sanctioning bodies. The 5 points consist of 2 shoulder harness, 2 lap belts and a single anti-submarine belt (not shown).
Handbrake: Most rally cars use a hydraulic handbrake. The purpose of the handbrake maneuver is to turn a car around a very tight corner by locking up the rear wheels aiding in the rotation of the car around the corner.
Engine: Our Subaru STi’s use a 2.5 liter 4-cylinder Turbo-charged Boxer engine.
Drive train: The Subaru STi is equipped with an advanced all-wheel-drive system with an active center differential.
Gravel Rally Tires: Being a rally school, we spend most of our time on gravel roads. To maximize the learning experience, we outfit all of our cars with the latest gravel rally tires for maximum traction.
Method Rally Wheels: It is very important to have a durably strong, yet lightweight rally wheel that can hold up to constant abuse, rocks, rough roads and punctures. At DirtFish, we use and trust Method Race Wheels.
Suspension: Rally is rarely on a perfectly smooth roads, because of that rally cars require suspension that can take the abuse. We choose to use Reiger rally suspension on our cars.
Brakes: Rally cars commonly use a 15″ rally wheel. In order for the wheels to fit on our Subaru STi’s, we had to convert them to a Group N brake setup.
Underbody Protection: Driving at high speeds over variable surfaces can easily damage parts. With the constant spray of gravel that gets thrown at them, skid plates and urethane underbody protection help with the longevity of the underbody of the cars.
Subaru BRZ Features
Handbrake: Most rally cars use a hydraulic handbrake. The purpose of the handbrake maneuver is to turn a car around a very tight corner by locking up the rear wheels to aid the rotation of the car around the corner.
Engine: The Subary BRZ is powered by a 2.0 liter naturally aspirated Boxer engine.
Drive train: The Subaru BRZ is rear-wheel-drive and equipped with a limited slip differential.
Brakes: Rally cars commonly use a 15″ rally wheel. Luckily with the Subaru BRZ’s, the stock brake system is more than adequate for our programs.
Below you will find an aerial view of the DirtFish property. Go through and check out the courses you’ll be driving on during your driving program! View everything from The Slalom all the way up to our longest course, the Advanced Mill Run!