The DiRT Roadbook – November 15, 2019



November 15, 2019

Season 4 is coming and there’s lots going on, it’s time for The DiRT Roadbook!


DiRT Rally 2.0 World Series – Round 3 Qualifiers Underway


We’re now into the second week of Round 3 Qualifiers in the DiRT Rally 2.0 World Series, which means you have only 2 chances left to make it to the next stage. Below you’ll find the upcoming schedule as well as the usual info links. If you haven’t done a Qualifier yet I recommend you have a shot, as this will be your last chance to get a “free repair version” of the BMW M2 Competition for use in My Team.

I’ve been seeing a few more videos of high-speed runs doing the rounds recently, including the one above from u/MrDabreu on Reddit. Mettet’s a tricky course with all those chicanes, so it’s worth a look if you want to get faster.


November 12-18:

  • Rally: New Zealand – Waimarama Point Reverse – R2
  • Rallycross: Holjes, Sweden – RX1600


November 19-25:

  • Rally: Spain – Decenso por Carrertera – R5
  • Rallycross: Hell, Norway – RX Supercars




“The Showdown in Cape Town”


The 2019 FIA World Rallycross Championship reached its conclusion last weekend at the Killarney International Raceway in South Africa. Timmy Hansen and Andreas Bakkerud were only 1 point apart heading into the weekend, and they both had a perfect run through the Qualifiers, starting on the front row for the Final. That meant it would be a straight shootout to see who wins the world title, with Bakkerud needing a win to overtake Timmy in the standings.

The Final itself had everything; tension, drama, big moments, confusion, “quick maths” and a new World Champion. Check it out above, and if the YouTube video isn’t available in your part of the world you can check out the action here.

We’re in the post-season now and rumours of 2020 are already circling. Join in on the forum chatter below:




Killarney International Raceway, South Africa – Available November 19 in DiRT Rally 2.0


With the sun setting on a thrilling World Championship season it’s your turn to tame the track that decided it all.

Next week South Africa’s Killarney International Raceway is your opening location of Season 4, where you can relive the championship action and write your own story. As with most rallycross circuits it’s tight and twisty, and will be a real challenge in the RX Supercars.

If you don’t have DiRT Rally 2.0 Season 4 yet you can pick it up here or on your platform’s storefront. Killarney International Raceway will also be available as standalone DLC.



DiRT Rally 2.0 – Season 4 Contents


As mentioned above, Killarney International Raceway kicks off DiRT Rally 2.0 Season 4, and you can find the Season’s content list above.

You may have noticed some slight tweaks compared to what we announced in August, as some car dates have shuffled around. The good news for you however is that this year’s title contenders (the Audi S1 EKS RX quattro and the Peugeot 208 RX) will be the first 2019 FIA World Rallycross Championship cars to drop, instead of releasing in later weeks. That means more Hansen/Bakkerud battles for you to enjoy. I eagerly look forward to the first video that overlay’s Andrew Coley’s epic commentary; I’m sure one of you out there is already thinking of making that ?



Bogani looks at every Rally Car in DiRT Rally 2.0


If you’re a regular on the forums or the DiRTy Gossip Discord server you may have seen bogani around; he’s been a valued DiRT community member with lots of insight and feedback over the years. Earlier this week he felt like comparing all of the rally cars you can drive in DiRT Rally 2.0, giving you a quick look at how they all launch and sound off the line.

While watching this it feels like a snapshot of rallying history, as he starts with the humble MINI Cooper S and progresses through the ages up to modern machinery. Worth a look.


That’s going to do it for this week, but before I go here’s a neat video that showed up in my Recommended feed. There’s no better way to start the weekend than with the smooth sounds of a Porsche rallying around the old Nürburgring Südschleife layout, enjoy!



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