Buckle up Ottawa, Red Bull is back and it’s bringing one of its biggest events – rally cross! I mean who wouldn’t want to see a car jump 80 to 100 feet in the air and precisely cut in front of an opponent on a crazy curve? That’s right, the Red Bull Rally Cross is here in Ottawa and its making history. This will be the first major motorsport event EVER in the city. Well, well, well, it looks like it only took 150 years for anything good to show up!
This will be an exciting event; it’s a mix of rally, circuit, ludicrous jumps and fearless drivers. 6 drivers on a line racing for 5 laps, with 10 laps for the finals, and contact is allowed the whole time. These cars are amazing, and not a lot of people know about them. Who would of thought that a little Ford Focus or Volkswagen beetle would have a faster acceleration than a F1 car? Yes indeed! Well, at least faster than a F1 car well at launch. These little beasts have around 650 horse power (HP) and will do 0 to 100 km/h in 1.6sec to 1.9 sec. Imagine going to work in one of those, “Oh hi boss, I’m early again and the work is all done. Can I have a raise so I can pay off all these tickets I’ve been racking up?”
It’s a very entertaining show and its deserves respect among the motorsport world. I believe we are very lucky to have this event here in Ottawa. Bring your family and friends – I am positive you will enjoy the show! And Ottawa, let’s not wait another 150 years to book an event like this, I would love to see them again next year. Make me proud Ottawa!
Here’s what you can expect from this event:
Let me know in the comments below if you’re planning on heading out to this Red Bull event, or if you attended Red Bull Crashed Ice.
We’re making history this weekend – the first ever motor sport event in the city is here: Red Bull Rally Cross. Check out my blog: Buckle up Ottawa!
What are you up to this weekend? I know where I’ll be… @redbullgrc. Buckle up Ottawa! #Canada150