Paul’s DiRT Diary Part 6 – End of the Road?

Frustrated by our performance at the Scottish Rally we were eager to get out into the forests again. We had a look for prospective events and found the Malton Forest Rally based in Pickering, Yorkshire in early November 2012. This rally had a smaller entry and was not part of a bigger championship so we […]

Paul’s DiRT Diary Part 5 – The Scottish Rally

To think that at this point it had been over a year now since myself and Jon set off on this journey is pretty crazy, again thank you to everybody who has been reading these diaries so far and thank you for all your comments. This is the penultimate diary entry in the series and […]

Paul’s DiRT Diary Part 4 – New Year, New Challenges

I was really proud of everything Jon and I had accomplished in our first year rallying together. Ahead of us we had a whole new year and a new set of challenges to face, the story picks up in March 2012. The Malcolm Wilson Rally It was not only hosted by Malcolm Wilson on stages […]

Paul’s DiRT Diary Part 3 – Neath and Grizedale

Now the car was put together and following a successful test it was time for our first event, our story picks up in summer 2011 with a very long drive… The Neath Valley Stages After over 6 months of planning we travelled over to South Wales to compete in the first Rally event for the […]

Paul’s DiRT Diary Part 2 – Building the DiRT 3 Impreza

Firstly, let me say thank you for the great response to yesterday’s blog post and the story of how I met Jon. Today the story picks up in Spring 2011 and the birth of the DiRT 3 Impreza. On the 15th of March 2011 the car build got underway. Over the next couple of months the […]

Paul’s DiRT Diary Part 1 – Meeting Jon

In late January of 2011 Codemasters held a DiRT 3 focus testing day with members of the DiRT gaming community. Jon Tucker, who I had started talking to on Twitter, was one of the attendees and a huge rally game fan. We had a quick chat on the day, exchanged email addresses and went back […]

The Soundtrack of DiRT 3

In honour of the Humble Weekly Sale, our chosen charity SpecialEffect and because it’s Friday we’ve decided to dust off the record collection and let the DiRT 3 Soundtrack play us out of the week. You can find more out about SpecialEffect and the amazing work they do over on the blog here and if you’ve […]

Run to the Hills

It’s not often enough that the DiRT team breach the perimeter of Codies HQ as a collective, but when there’s the sights and sounds of a World Rally Championship Stage taking place within driving distance, you know it’s time for a day out. Wales – land of song, home to the mythical King Arthur and […]

Wales Rally GB

Back on the 15th of November 24 members of the DiRT team made the trip to Sweet Lamb in Wales for the final round of the 2013 World Rally Championship, why? Well because sometimes it’s nice to get out in the fresh air, be one with nature and watch a hundred cars tear through the […]

DiRT Goes to Goodwood

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is an annual celebration or all things motorsport and this year was a must for rally fans. Not only had the organisers completely redesigned the full rally stage at the top of the hill but just about every rally car you can think of was either there on show or […]