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Race Driver Reacts to INSANE Group B Rally Moments

Group B was the most insane era for rallying, incredible cars, amazing speed and some very very brave drivers. I react as they take huge jumps, drift near to spectators and control their cars through very tricky rally stages.
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Rallying went wild in the 80s. The FIA wanted to attract more manufacturers and so created a class that would give the designers pretty much free reign, no power limits, no regulations on boost, and whatever exotic materials you liked.
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  1. Karri Koivusalo

    Karri Koivusalo

    2 tuntia sitten

    I heard it was not uncommon for the drivers to be on anti-anxiety medication off-season, perhaps even on-season. The anxiety and mental stress put on by the crazy spectators was absolutely enormous. It's the one thing of the rallying past I'm genuinely 100% happy to see gone.

  2. WarJah104


    6 tuntia sitten

    It’s amazing how much you speak about crowd even tho you said you "want speak about cars". Secondly you mentioned a lot how heavy these Group B cars were, but not once about how f’n fast they were which translate to how dangerous and deadly they were. BTW I’m a Finn and my father were mechanic in Lancia team when Henry Toivonen drove it, so I know thing or two about B Group. After Henry’s death drivers just have had enough about this madness with these over powered (Lancia Delta S4 developed 1000hp) and all around safety in the rally’s and demanded changes.

  3. John`s Rabid Mutt

    John`s Rabid Mutt

    8 tuntia sitten

    I feel manlier just for having WATCHED Group B as it unfolded. And abit old...

  4. Titytit Mk2

    Titytit Mk2

    Päivä sitten

    Too much power strapped to old or 'traditional' technology. F1 Turbos in the 70's/80's had the same issue. The steering, tyre and materials tech wasnt there to make these vehicles safe, and it led to too many drivers and spectators dying so unfortunately they were banned. Would love to see this on-the-edge rallying come back in the modern day with modern technology. Just maximum power, but controllable this time instead of having barely restrained beasts.

  5. John Smith

    John Smith

    Päivä sitten

    Don't show him racing from the 60's or he will think is was made on the times of dinosaurs... 🤣

  6. John Smith

    John Smith

    Päivä sitten

    Group B: a category for men, drivers and spectators. HA! Even the female spectators were more manly than some drivers nowadays(We're looking at you, "bubba" smollet)

  7. Martin Perry

    Martin Perry

    Päivä sitten

    Just wondering. Are you an offspring of Nigel?

  8. Nicola Danzi

    Nicola Danzi

    Päivä sitten

    Why do you Say they are heavy cars? They weith about 1000 kgs. Modèrn WRC are 1230 kgs without liquids.

  9. Chris


    Päivä sitten

    Uh oh people we have a time traveller! So hows the post apocalyptic world in the 2030's?

  10. Christian Knakal

    Christian Knakal

    Päivä sitten

    Walter Roehrl, the best rally driver of all time said of group B, that the street is where the spectators jump away.

  11. Grumpy


    Päivä sitten

    Group b the golden age of rally

  12. Maniac 666

    Maniac 666

    2 päivää sitten

    You should check out some Hill Climb videos 🙏 The cars are absolutely nuts 💯

  13. Radoslav Grenčík

    Radoslav Grenčík

    2 päivää sitten

    I don't think that these Group B cars are particularly heavy. They all weighted around 1 tonne or less. But the video is great, I really enjoyed it!

  14. Tiago Moreira Da Silva

    Tiago Moreira Da Silva

    2 päivää sitten

    Grupo B♥️

  15. Joca


    2 päivää sitten

    The jump in the beginning is the crazy Fafe Jump in Portugal Rally. The driving through the crowds was pretty much what every driver experienced in this rally (and some others). I'm not sure if it was this year or not but the crash that put a definitive end to Group B was in PortugalRally 1986 when a car went straight at a bunch of spectators killing some of them. There's a few videos on that on YT. All of this was kind of crazy but a Rally was a much bigger event than it is now as it was much more exciting. Now cars all look and sound the same and let me tell you, they sound and look like crap. EDIT: just noticed you made a video on this!

  16. T0mB1ll


    2 päivää sitten

    5:27 audi s1 e2 was 2.1L 5cyl 500hp.. 0-100 (or 0-60mph) in 3 seconds... on gravel...

  17. Alejandro Ossorio

    Alejandro Ossorio

    2 päivää sitten

    Hey man, react to “rally del chaco” its like a safari and they race with R5 cars with cages and everything likes 80-90’s safaris

  18. Eruthian


    2 päivää sitten

    50 years... Come on! Don`t make me feel older than I actually am :P 40 years, mkay? xD

  19. jackaofdp


    3 päivää sitten

    Lot of those footages are in Portugal, we're probably 80-90% of the spectators didn't even owned a car at that time. So it doesn't surprise me that they acted like that around such spectacular machines, the levels of adrenaline must have been beyond reason.

  20. After Thought

    After Thought

    3 päivää sitten

    Lucky this “ race driver “ doesn’t need maths in his career ? 1980’s add 50 years ? 1983 to now 38 years 🥳

  21. Alexander Sillan

    Alexander Sillan

    3 päivää sitten

    He says what I think

  22. zzirSnipzz1


    3 päivää sitten

    to stop a nose drive you have to keep on the throttle

  23. RiCHBOi PiRi

    RiCHBOi PiRi

    3 päivää sitten

    im convinced the entire world was on cocaine in the 80s

  24. Ravakeksis


    4 päivää sitten

    Look up "is that a finger in the air intake?" 80s man...

  25. António Varela

    António Varela

    4 päivää sitten

    It wasnt 50 years ago. Most of this craziness is in my country (Portugal) an they are images till 1984/5/6, so lets sy 35 years. I saw many "Rally de Portugal" live. Not quite like those lunatics that almost seems to be in an arena with a bull. But i was also pretty close to the roads. And of course, one day, in one of the first day Sintras stages, a Portuguese driver, with a Ford RS200, went off-road, into the crowd, killing only 2 people. Ad i´m saying only 2, because he run into dozens if them at high speed. Fortunatly these days are over.

  26. djderick999 jeronimo

    djderick999 jeronimo

    4 päivää sitten

    portugal, sintra, were i live now =)

  27. Jason Kiely

    Jason Kiely

    4 päivää sitten

    Clearly wasn’t any good at maths 🤦‍♂️

  28. Schutti73


    4 päivää sitten

    sometime the mechs found hair on the mirrors or part of fingers in sharper parts of the chassis.

  29. Sir Lewis Cap'n of the Burnt Cookie

    Sir Lewis Cap'n of the Burnt Cookie

    4 päivää sitten

    I remember back in the '80s an American team doing a rally lost control their car and ran into a crowd I believe the death was somewhere around 25 and near 100 injured

  30. Steven Crabtree

    Steven Crabtree

    4 päivää sitten

    This is why Group B got banned

  31. Philip Hall

    Philip Hall

    5 päivää sitten

    There's a clip floating around from the Circuit of Ireland rally. After a stage 2 fingers were found in the engine compartment. Rally crew suspect spectators fingers had been cut off by the air intake with drivers claiming "they keep trying to touch the car" Crazy sport man, rip the golden age

  32. B Russell

    B Russell

    5 päivää sitten

    Back when men were still men

  33. luckystriker


    6 päivää sitten

    The only motorsport where the spectators are crazier than the cars 😭

  34. Go By Car

    Go By Car

    6 päivää sitten

    The Audi s1 had a weight of 1090 kg. It's not that heavy. Around 540 bhp. 0-60 mph in 3.1 sec. The 2001 Peugeot 206 WRC car had a weight of 1230 kg. Around 300 bhp.

  35. Sheev the Wireless

    Sheev the Wireless

    6 päivää sitten

    Racing today is just boring. Group B race was a true experience.

  36. 01yala


    7 päivää sitten

    that was a cars and races , ''50'' yrs later , races will be online.

  37. JD96893


    7 päivää sitten

    i feel like they should bring back group B, it was very dangerous but in todays day an age i think it would be much safer.

  38. Jacobi Sparks

    Jacobi Sparks

    8 päivää sitten

    Damn, I never seen a time traveler before. Tell me, how is the 2030s?

  39. Pedro Marques

    Pedro Marques

    8 päivää sitten

    Group B cars and Potugal Rally. Awsome.

  40. Sebastian Berger

    Sebastian Berger

    8 päivää sitten

    That's why my grandpa say. Young folk are little pussy's.

  41. Bossilays i

    Bossilays i

    8 päivää sitten

    0:41 driver's foot when i play dirt 4 on keyboard

  42. C_R_O_M__________


    8 päivää sitten

    What’s really amazing is how few fatalities there were despite this seemingly extremely dangerous placement of the crowd.

  43. sugoruyo


    8 päivää sitten

    You talk about crowds then vs. today's safety measures: those crowds are the reason why we have so many safety measures today...

  44. Darin Lunde

    Darin Lunde

    9 päivää sitten

    We're 50 years later than the 80s? Either your math is wrong or you're from the future.

  45. daniel dallego

    daniel dallego

    10 päivää sitten

    The spectators are still like that in Baja

  46. Doug O'Neill

    Doug O'Neill

    10 päivää sitten

    We still get a lot of roadside spectators here in Ireland for our motorsport. It'll be a brave man that tries to stop us.

  47. Twilight1964


    10 päivää sitten

    Group B were proper cars. Not the namby pamby shite that’s around today

  48. mUk AbOuT42

    mUk AbOuT42

    11 päivää sitten

    @ 0:20 - now we know where “World War Z” got its zombie masses inspiration from..

  49. Treasure Hunting

    Treasure Hunting

    11 päivää sitten

    Life was really boring back then I can imagine. That adrenaline rush would last a month at least

  50. I'm called The Enemy

    I'm called The Enemy

    11 päivää sitten

    Drove a 18 wheeler/lorry without power steering and a blown clutch, it's easy so long as the wheels are moving.

  51. Gabriel Jack

    Gabriel Jack

    11 päivää sitten

    Wait... 1:35 ... that's Ayrton Senna, isn't it? Driving his Lotus. He did that same throttle technique in the F1. I think he is and was one of the very rare F1 drivers to use that throttle technique.

  52. guiguijol


    11 päivää sitten

    The Audi quattro is a heavy car yes, but most of those that we can see here are tinny. I own a peugeot 205 . You can barely fit 5 people in it. I live in Dieppe, France, where the only "Alpine" factory is. i've been a passenger in a A110. you sneeze, you break your back....😂😂 This car is around 700 kg. Loved your reaction anyways. I agree with you about the Lancia Delta I started my mechanic carreer at Lancia's brand . I saw this car for real and for the first time when I was 17 yo. I'm 41 and remember it like yesterday. BTW the woman driver speaking, if I'm correct is Michèle Mouton, she drived the quattro like it was nothing. A beast.

  53. Finn Man

    Finn Man

    11 päivää sitten

    1000hp audi guatro.

  54. Handsoff


    12 päivää sitten

    They were real men not the snowflake generation

  55. Dave of Yorkshire

    Dave of Yorkshire

    13 päivää sitten

    The engine wasn't breaking, a bit of unburnt fuel found its way into the turbo waste-gate or exhaust and ignited - it's common...

  56. Fat Py

    Fat Py

    14 päivää sitten

    It was in portugal

  57. carlos miguel pinheiro

    carlos miguel pinheiro

    14 päivää sitten

    Rally of porto wine in portugal Insane!!

  58. Hao Ye

    Hao Ye

    14 päivää sitten

    I remember watching an interview of rally driver, he mentioned that most of them dont mind sacrifising a bit of time to put on a good show near audience

  59. Roberto Salvatti

    Roberto Salvatti

    14 päivää sitten

    Those cars were not heavy at all, quite the opposite, today's race cars are heavy in comparison.

  60. John Doe

    John Doe

    14 päivää sitten

    6.50.. "Alot of that is to reduce lift, not create downforce".. 😒.. Next please..

  61. Grandmastergav86


    14 päivää sitten

    The hottest motorsport era. I'm sure Motorsport fans will crucify me for asking but is this guy related to Nigel?

  62. Siri


    15 päivää sitten

    it not was the gold age of rally! it was the gold age of Motorsport! Now is the cristiano ronaldo gold age of sports....

  63. Carsten Weiland

    Carsten Weiland

    15 päivää sitten

    In that case the AUDI was driven by Walter Röhrl, an extremely talented driver and that is why it looked more stable. He said the Quattro was an absolute pig to drive it just wanted to understeer and it was difficult to keep the pace up. He adored the 037 but loved the 4wd challenge. The voice in 4:45 onwards is not Walter by the way.

  64. Siri


    15 päivää sitten

    nowadays rally drivers and especially Formula 1 drivers would not be able to drive this machine with the same performance.

  65. Jesper Møller

    Jesper Møller

    15 päivää sitten

    In one instance the mechanics on a Peugeot found two fingers from a spectator. They would try and touch the car in the corners. Play stupid games ... !

  66. IeatURANIUM


    15 päivää sitten

    i'm surprised there wasnt a guy called max driving a big red car with a toothed blade mounted along it's length.

  67. Renato Herren

    Renato Herren

    16 päivää sitten

    Considering that one mistake could kill about 50 spectators, i would have ragequit rallying and got myself another job.

  68. Jonatan Olsén

    Jonatan Olsén

    16 päivää sitten

    I watched rally in the woods of sweden in the early 00s. We just hade police tape to protect us from the cars where we stood in the corner. The crazy thing is all the gravel and rocks that comes flying. All the spectators had umbrellas, and i went hiding by the trees to not get hit.

  69. MadAdventure


    16 päivää sitten

    Before we had REAL DRIVERS, today we had NUTELLAS WITH JOISTICK.

  70. sebastiaan suijkerbuijk

    sebastiaan suijkerbuijk

    16 päivää sitten

    The real True is. That the new drivers today . Will shit thare pants if have go back in time race like this .

  71. navelpicker


    18 päivää sitten

    When someone was hit, you'd yell 'veneer!' and have a drink.

  72. Wendell Greenidge

    Wendell Greenidge

    18 päivää sitten

    At 1:30 did he say he drove cars from the 80’s and it’s different then cars 50 years later??? It hasn’t even been 50 years yet

  73. Henning Schneider

    Henning Schneider

    18 päivää sitten

    Walter Röhrl sounds a 'lil bit like Michèle Mouton :-D

  74. willem baaij

    willem baaij

    18 päivää sitten

    Nowadays it’s safe and boring.

  75. Tropical Viking

    Tropical Viking

    18 päivää sitten

    50 years ago ... People were still ring this when i was 10 I'm a bit over 20 now. I'm fairly sure it was never legal just people wanted a better view and not enough people to stop them. Man sometimes you see the camera crew crouching down in the gutter by the side of the road to get those nice wheel shots getting sprayed by gravel ... Wondering if they're okay, they come up the bank looking like a childs collage project of grit. People go crazy for rally ... I myself do as well. Love these videos, it's been rare for me to hear drivers of any class really, i mean really talk about their driving experience and viewing other classes and styles.

  76. nvstewart


    18 päivää sitten

    "But, I can't see the course!!!" "You see all these people? Well, the trick is to try and run them over, and you will see, the course will present itself to you."

  77. Get Smart

    Get Smart

    19 päivää sitten

    The scene at 3.51 is the place (Portugal) where only a few minutes after this footage a car plowed into the spectators and killed (quite) a few people and injured a heap more and got the whole of the class banned shortly after.

  78. Artemis0567


    19 päivää sitten

    This guy completely overlooked the fact that the rally notes tell the driver how the corner looks before they take it... They aren't just reacting to the corner in the corner

  79. Nate Deckard

    Nate Deckard

    20 päivää sitten

    Some of the lightest rally cars of the time not heavy

  80. frogs


    20 päivää sitten

    Heavy? So shown are lot lighter than today's cars.

  81. KelbenBlack


    20 päivää sitten

    Ive sat a ridealong on a subary WRX during the spain course? some years ago. fucking scary :D

  82. Ciaran McGuinness

    Ciaran McGuinness

    21 päivä sitten

    What I love about Michèle Mouton was that she was a natural trailblazer, she wasn't forced through everything for political sakes, she was genuinely good and well deserved her spot and almost won the top prize. Not like how Alfa Romeo seem to be trying to force Tatiana Calderon into the F1 seat when she's really not good enough

  83. aku


    21 päivä sitten

    my brain: 1980 was 20 years ago

  84. JonsTunes


    21 päivä sitten

    Group B - There's a time and place in history for everything!

  85. Chris Large

    Chris Large

    22 päivää sitten

    Back when rallying was interesting and worth watching.

  86. Kotomi P1999

    Kotomi P1999

    22 päivää sitten

    He keeps saying 'heavy cars', yeah compared to formula 1 cars he drives lol, these cars were mostly 890-960kg + driver/navi. Recent rally cars are even heavier, closer to 1200kg, thanks to all the safety requirement.

  87. Guilherme Tonon

    Guilherme Tonon

    23 päivää sitten

    01:52... Fuck, isnt that Ayrton Senna ?

  88. Yim 90's 4x4

    Yim 90's 4x4

    24 päivää sitten

    Somehow, it looks like when we drive through the crowds in GTA.

  89. Abel Ardions

    Abel Ardions

    24 päivää sitten

    The cars of that era were focused on simply being fast, having less concern about how much could protect the drivers in a crash. That's something that can't be forgotten.

  90. Josph Hensley

    Josph Hensley

    25 päivää sitten

    There are alot of spectators because they are racing on public roads so they are allowed to get close to the roads.

  91. Samsgarden


    26 päivää sitten

    Craving danger

  92. Miguel Ramos

    Miguel Ramos

    26 päivää sitten

    Like a bull fight!

  93. kristofke


    27 päivää sitten

    Those cars are the craziest ones ever made Especially that Delta S4 ...twincharger , best looking car , 800-900 kg , kevlar body, can easilly be boosted to 1000hp ... Henri Toivonen : " having the acceleration from 0 to 100 in 2.9 seconds , to 200 in 9.6..." absolutely insane If Lancia made a Delta and 037 again that looks like the og cars (integrale or s4 doesn't matter) i'd buy one

  94. Wojtek W

    Wojtek W

    27 päivää sitten

    Heavy cars, 50 years ? What is he talking about ? 😳 Around 1000 kg and 500 KM 🤭 no activ difs.

  95. Nonpain


    28 päivää sitten

    i saw one those Audi´s in a hill climb 2 years ago , these are still absolut Monster's even compared to modern Race-Cars.

  96. Francisco Barros

    Francisco Barros

    28 päivää sitten

    Mostly in Portugal - the big jump is @ Fafe / Lameirinha✅

  97. I'm not sure Why

    I'm not sure Why

    28 päivää sitten

    Why do I feel like this guy doesn't know much about cars. He's just a driver. I can't be the only one that thinks so.

  98. sugar glider

    sugar glider

    28 päivää sitten

    i want a rally game with the crowd like that, just obstructing your vision that would be complitely bunkers

  99. Luis Abrunhosa

    Luis Abrunhosa

    28 päivää sitten

    Cars were not heavy at all, quatro was the heaviest but the 306 pegeot 830pounds Metro 800pouns ren 5 turbo 840 some had no turbo lack at all and 400 to 500 bhp... In Portugal 34 people were run over by the ford 4 died. Following this 2 drivers crashed on next stage off a cliff, petrol landed on turbo causing a fire that killed the 2 drivers ending class B forever.

  100. Diogo Rocha

    Diogo Rocha

    29 päivää sitten

    PORTUGAL my country