Buckle up Ottawa

rally cross

credit: http://redbullglobalrallycross.com/

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?”

redbull rally cross

Credit: http://redbullglobalrallycross.com/





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.


Facebook Promo:

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!


Twitter Promo:

What are you up to this weekend? I know where I’ll be… @redbullgrc. Buckle up Ottawa! #Canada150

3 thoughts on “Buckle up Ottawa

  1. Wow! This event sounds awesome! I had no idea this was coming to Ottawa! Great use of current trends. Everything is #Canada150 this year and it’s a great way to get noticed!


  2. Great post and lots of interesting information about the event!
    I hope you enjoy the event – looks like great entertainment. It is great to see so many cities embracing #Canada150 and ramping up their celebrations and events this summer to bring Canadians together.
    I enjoyed the flow of this blog post and you could feel your excitement about the event in your tone you used in your writing. Great job!

  3. This looks like a very cool event. Then again, Red Bull always puts on really cool unique events. Before reading your blog I saw this event being promoted on CTV lunch hour news and was surprised it is being held here in Ottawa at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. Your blog is a great promo to this event. Thanks for sharing. Attendance now may be larger than the organization anticipated, thanks to you.

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